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LG OLED77C8 review: A home cinema dream come true

Pros Stunning, contrast-rich, big-screen picture quality Beautiful, super-thin design Fair value for such a big OLED TV Cons Slight picture noise at times Will be

Sony KD-55AF8 Review

Pros  Beautifully pure, refined pictures  Good sound up to a point  Class-leading motion and noise management Cons  Android TV continues to frustrate  HDR pictures lack

Wharfedale DS-2 Review

Pros Detailed, refined and articulate performance Great stereo imaging and separation Easy-to-accommodate design Well priced Cons Not the most commanding sound At top volume, they

Hitachi 75HL16T64U Review

Pros  Exceptionally cheap for a 75-inch TV  4K SDR pictures look pretty decent  Solid sound quality Cons  Doesn’t do any justice to HDR at all

Vivitek H5098 Review

Pros Excellent colour performance About as sharp as a projected HD picture can get impressive motion handling Cons Mediocre black levels Some distracting rainbow effect

5 reasons to give Sky Soundbox a space in your living room

TVs are getting thinner by the year – and that means their speakers are also shrinking. That’s bad news if you like to, well, hear

Avantree TC418 Bluetooth transmitter review: Play your legacy audio gear through any Bluetooth speaker

Stream audio to two discrete Bluetooth devices with this easy, versatile transmitter This tiny dual Bluetooth-transmitter accepts signals from your legacy gear and also serves

Optoma UHD40 Review

Pros  Pictures genuinely look 4K  Surprisingly and consistently enjoyable HDR pictures  Remarkably good value Cons  Black levels are average  Occasional rainbow effect  No real support

Wharfedale DX-2 Review

Pros  Big, expansive sound  Compact, flexible design  Great build quality  Superb value for money Cons  Sub isn’t the most subtle or detailed  Can sound a

BenQ HT2550 Projector Review

4K video is made to be seen on very large screens, and projectors are the cheapest way to do that. High-end models from Sony are out of

DBPOWER RD-810 Mini Projector Review

Turn your Home into a Cinema for the Price of a Weekly Shop! Let’s be honest, going to the cinema in the UK is expensive!

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Look at the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the Galaxy S8+. For some the immediate reaction is that Samsung hasn’t evolved this phone since the last

BenQ W1700 Review

Pros  Crisp, sharp, detailed 4K playback  Surprisingly bright with HDR sources  Great value for what’s on offer Cons  Black levels could be better  Some colour

Best soundbars to improve your TV’s audio

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or

Sony Z9F soundbar hands-on review: Raising the bar for virtual surround sound

Dolby Atmos is the ultimate in surround sound right now – but unless you’ve got some serious space for all the speakers, you’re only able to

Top 10 Wireless Home Theater Systems of 2017

Here are our top picks for the best wireless home theater system that deliver superb 5.1 surround sound performance and can sync wirelessly without the

BenQ GS1 Review

Pros Watchable pictures in all but direct sunlight Cute, practical design Surprisingly rich feature list – including Wi-Fi and Android OS Cons Black levels are

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass

Sonos launched its wireless subwoofer – the Sonos Sub – way back in 2012. It was originally designed to fit into any room, promising to instantly boost

Sonos PlayBar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution

The Sonos Playbar is specifically designed to sit under or above your wall-mounted TV, while the more recent Sonos Playbase, is designed to sit beneath your

Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Home cinema fans want Dolby Atmos, but they generally don’t want a room full of speakers and cables: enter Damson’s confusingly small, wireless Atmos surround

B&O BeoVision Eclipse Review

Pros Spectacular design and build quality Class-leading built-in sound quality Stunning OLED picture quality Cons It’s expensive It can be complicated to use in some

Sony UBP-X1000ES review

The phrase ‘pushing the envelope’ has nothing to do with post, or stationery for that matter. It originally referred to the ‘flight envelope’ – the

Sky Soundbox review

“Is it a soundbar? Is it a speaker? No, it’s a Soundbox!” And a Soundbox actually appears to be a cross between the two. “Does

Sim2 Nero 4 UHD Review

Pros Beautifully designed Outstanding HDR on occasion Consistently outstanding SDR pictures Isn’t actually expensive for such a highly specified projector Cons Evidence of rainbow effect

Denon HEOS AVR 2017 Review

Pros Slim, elegant design Smooth, detailed sound Excellent app and polished multiroom performance Clutter-free wireless rears and sub Cons Limited scale and muscle No auto-calibration

Yamaha RX-A3070 review

We’re not used to seeing anything less than five-star products from Yamaha at this end of the market. Yamaha’s flagship AV receivers tend to win Awards and find their

Multi-room audio: everything you need to know

It’s easier than ever to fill your home with music, thanks to simple, affordable wireless speakers that can combine to make feature-packed, voice-controlled multi-room music

Sonos One review

Pros Great sound Small and convenient Proper Alexa integration Supports Google Assistant (in 2018) Cons Alexa not fully compatible with Spotify at launch Key Features

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 review

Verdict It takes up a bit of space, but thanks to its bold and powerful performance this KEF surround package deserves every inch For Bold, powerful presentation

Denon AVR-X6400H review

Spending over £2000/$2000 on an AV receiver is no frivolous matter. Good thing, this Denon AVR-X6400H – one of Denon’s top AVRs for 2017 –