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Rotel RAP-1580 Hands on Review

Safe to say we haven’t been deluged with Rotel home cinema products lately. If a week is a long time in politics, eight years is

Panasonic TX-55EZ952 review

OUR VERDICT With excellent image fidelity and comprehensive smart TV platform, the EZ952 is a premium UHD TV that’s easy to lust over. FOR Superb

Sony VPL-VZ1000ES review

PROS Outstanding uniformity and focus for a short-throw projector Colours are spectacular with HDR Stellar 4K detailing CONS Black levels aren’t the best Not quite

DTS:X – what is it? How can you get it?

DTS returned to cinema sound after more than two decades with DTS:X, an object-based sound technology that’s a successor to DTS HD, and a rival

Yamaha RX-V483 review

The Good: The Yamaha RX-V483 offers excellent performance for the money with both music and movies. Multiroom music and Bluetooth adds playback flexibility. Build quality

Xbox One X vs One S: What’s the difference? Which should you buy?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: Microsoft’s two games consoles serve two different audiences, but which is right for you? The decision isn’t as

Bose QC35 vs Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless vs Sony MDR-1000X

When was the last time you had to turn the volume of your music up to drown out the train ride to work? Scratch that.

LG SJ8 review

PROS Slim soundbar and compact sub Lively, engaging sound with muscular bass Easy to use multiroom app Generous features CONS Could be more detailed and

Samsung QE55Q8C QLED review

PROS Exceptionally bright, colourful HDR pictures Very watchable in ambient light Pretty design CONS It’s rather expensive Backlight striping around stand-out bright HDR objects Banding

Hands on: Huawei MateBook D review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The new MateBook D isn’t the most exciting product in Huawei’s first laptop range, but it may be suitable for your next

Epson EH-TW9300W review

PROS Fantastic SDR picture quality Surprisingly good HDR picture quality Remarkable value for what’s on offer CONS Some odd connection limitations Runs quite loudly in

LG Minibeam PH150G Review

Verdict This projector’s poor image reproduction makes it a disappointing product, price notwithstanding For Bluetooth audio Screen mirroring Against Lack of detail Subdued colours Doesn’t

Amazon Echo vs Google Home – which is better?

Two internet giants are competing to be at the heart of everything you do – from playing music, online shopping and searching the web to

Acer V9800 review

PROS Stunning UHD image clarity Effective HDR presentation Vibrant colour rendering CONS Limited black level Doesn’t support 3D Not HLG HDR/Dolby Vision compatible KEY FEATURES

Orbitsound ONE P70 review

PROS Clear, expansive sound anywherre in the room Plenty of bass for its size Robust build quality Easy to install and operate CONS Deep cabinet

Sony STR-DN1080 review

The Good: The Sony STR-DN1080 offers all of the features you could want in a modern receiver — multiroom music, Chromecast streaming, Dolby Atmos and

Arendal 1723 5.1 Speaker Package Review

The Good Big sound when needed Responsive and detailed Tonally matched Flexible in installation Solidly built Superbly engineered The Bad Size and weight won’t suit

JVC DLA-Z1 4K Laser Projector Review : JVC finally deliver native 4K and laser but at what cost?

The Good Sharp 4K image Very bright Extremely wide colour gamut Great HDR performance for a projector Good greyscale and gamma Accurate colours The Bad

Samsung HW-MS650 review

PROS Robust, stylish single-body design Powerful bass without an external subwoofer Generous feature list Easy setup and slick multiroom streaming CONS Slightly aggressive at top

Epson EH-TW9300 Projector Review : Yet another best buy for Epson

The Good The faux 4K images look stunning Fantastic colour reproduction for HD and 4K material Superb black levels and shadow detail Lens memory functions

BenQ X12000 review : Is the world’s first native 4K DLP projector any good?

PROS 4K images look stunningly detailed Beautiful colour management Bright pictures CONS Black levels could be better Rainbow effect can be distracting 60Hz motion artefacts

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature

Sonos Playbase review

PROS Good looks, solid build Seamless app integration Sonos app is still be best remote app ever Responsive touch keys Can be expanded with extra

Sony KD-49XE9005 review

How long does it take your brain to process an image? No, it’s faster than that – it’s around 13 milliseconds. In the time it

Viewsonic PRO7827HD review

THE GOOD: The Viewsonic PRO7827HD has very good overall image quality with superb black levels and contrast for the money. A shorter-throw lens helps it

Epson Home Cinema 2045 review

THE GOOD: The Epson Home Cinema 2045 offers very good image quality, with full HD resolution and accurate color. It lacks the DLP “rainbow effect,”

Yamaha RX-A860 review

PROS Smooth, musical performer Twin HDMI outputs Powerful DSP processing modes HDMI passthrough functionality CONS Only three HDMI HDCP 2.2 inputs Messy user interface Button-tastic

BenQ HT2050 review

THE GOOD: The BenQ HT2050 has excellent overall image quality with best-in-class black levels and contrast. A shorter-throw lens helps it project a larger image

Viewsonic PJD7828HDL review

THE GOOD: The Viewsonic PJD7828HDL offers very good image quality for the price, with full HD resolution, a bright image and solid contrast. A short-throw

Epson Home Cinema 640 review

THE GOOD: At $350, the Epson Home Cinema 640 is one of the least expensive home theater projectors available. It’s extremely bright, and thus able