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Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price

Ultra-HD TVs are certainly becoming more popular, we know that for sure. The amount of content on offer has increased exponentially since 4K was first

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 and Xbox One : An in-depth look at the 2017 console wars

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 and Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One: How does Nintendo’s new hybrid console stack up against its rivals over at Sony and

Hands on: Nintendo Switch review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Innovative and fun, the Switch looks set to make Nintendo cool again. FOR Unique design Interesting announced titles AGAINST Battery concerns Online

Hands on: LG SJ9 Soundbar review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Depending on its price, LG’s new SJ9 soundbar might be the most convenient way yet of getting Dolby’s impressive surround sound technology

Pioneer VSX-531 review

If capitalism has shown us anything, it’s that money is power. Skew that into a home cinema context and that correlation isn’t necessarily as straightforward –

PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos Speaker Review

What is the PSB Imagine XA? The PSB Imagine XA is a Dolby Atmos Speaker Module that uses upward-firing drivers that have been specifically designed

DroidBOX GO Review : Android Pocket Pico DLP Projector

PROS HDMI IN Pocket and portable size Nice design + tripod Stable work Good projection during the day and at night CONS Nothing so far

Arcam Solo Movie 2.1 review

Since the experimental emergence of multi-channel surround sound in 1952’s This is Cinerama (ironically a documentary made to showcase a new widescreen projection format), the

Epson EH-TW7300 3LCD Projector Review

The Good Excellent image quality with normal Blu-ray Very good HDR playback with UHD Blu-ray Superb accuracy out of the box for Rec.709 content Excellent

Sony VPL-VW550ES review

PROS Incredibly detailed and crisp 4K pictures Good HDR flexibility HLG support CONS Slightly noisy in HDR-friendly high lamp mode Doesn’t auto-switch to high lamp

Bose SoundTouch 300 review

Bose’s latest soundbar offering, the SoundTouch 300, is much like the Build-A-Bear concept. Choose your basic product first, then accessorise away to your heart’s desire.

Sony SRS-ZR7 review

Verdict This speaker has a sleek design and is very versatile, but doesn’t have the sound quality needed to make the most of it For

PSB SubSeries 450 Subwoofer Review

PRICE $1,499 AT A GLANCE Plus Very powerful on music Outstanding build quality Small size Minus Tepid output at the very bottom THE VERDICT One

Dynaudio Emit 5.1 review

PROS Transparent tone and exquisite detail reproduction Huge scale, thunderous bass and clear dialogue Superbly constructed cabinets Classy Scandinavian look CONS Not the most visually

Philips Fidelio E6 review

PROS Gorgeous design and robust build Clever clutter-busting surround speakers Smooth, refined presentation Powerful, room-filling performance CONS Surround speaker performance No DLNA/UPnP playback via app

Pioneer SC-LX701 review

The Pioneer SC-LX701 has a lot to live up to. It follows an auspicious line of Award-winning amplifiers at this price. From 2010’s SC-LX53 onwards,

LG BP556 Blu-ray player review

OUR VERDICT This compact and affordable Blu-ray player not only spins discs, it also supports multiroom audio and has OTT streaming on tap. FOR Great

Acer P6200S review

PROS Bright enough to combat ambient light or deliver a very big image Tidy design for such a bright machine Good price for such a

Denon AVR-S920W review

THE GOOD: The Denon AVR-920W offers excellent surround sound performance for the money, especially for an Atmos-capable model. Music playback is accomplished and full-sounding. The

Philips 55PUS7181 review

It’s not unusual for pre-recorded backing tracks to be used to augment live performances; to make them sound as close to the original recording as

Arcam Solo Movie 5.1 review

PROS Sumptuous high-end construction Enthralling, transparent sound with bags of power Easy to use with remote or app CONS HDMI sockets not v2.0 No Dolby

ATC C1 5.1 review

Every now and then precedent counts for very little, if anything; listen to almost every great band’s third or fourth album. Thankfully for ATC, and

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot hands on

It’s 18 months since the Amazon Echo launched in the US, adding a wireless Bluetooth speaker to Amazon’s increasingly disparate spread of products and services

Marantz PM6006 review

Hi-fi kit isn’t like festival tickets, train fares or council tax; if the price goes up there is usually a good reason for it. For

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim review

Better than the original PS4 in almost every way, the Slim is an awesome console if you’re not a Pro-style gamer Good Stuff Always significantly

Hisense 75M7900 review

PROS Very cheap for a 75-inch TV Good black levels underpin a good SDR performance Effective sound system CONS HDR handling is flawed HD upscaling

JVC DLA-Z1 Hands-on Review

EY FEATURES DLA projector technology with laser lighting Native 4096×2180 resolution HDR playback, including HLG support 3000 lumens claimed brightness Claimed infinite contrast ratio Manufacturer:

LG SH7 review

PROS Slim, discreet design Exciting, powerful sound with rich bass Good range of features and streaming services CONS Mid-range lacks body Brash tone can tire

August 2016 Top Picks at a Glance

The end of summer beckons and so do the 10 products we singled out for Top Pick status in August. From an unexpected speaker from

Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB 3D DLP Projector Review

PRICE $3,999 AT A GLANCE Plus Crisp “4K Enhanced” picture Ultra HD and HDR compatible Impressive 3D performance Minus Some motor noise with Auto Iris