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Home Cinema Choice

Summer 2021
Magazine

Home Cinema Choice is the UK's best-selling home cinema enthusiasts magazine. Every issue features news and reviews of the latest home cinema equipment, from amplifiers, receivers, processors and power amps, to DVD recorders, speakers, projectors and flat panel TVs.

Home Cinema Choice-

Welcome

CONTRIBUTORS

BULLETIN • ➜NEWS HIGHLIGHTS YAMAHA New confirmed PHILIPS Entry-level OLED705 TVs BENQ W1800i 4K HDR projector with Filmmaker Mode AT THE PLEX This month’s cinema releases NEWS X10 Hot news stories in bite-sized chunks BLACK WIDOW The super-spy Avenger is back in action on Disney+ Premier Access & MORE!

Aventage assemble! • Yamaha RX-A8A ➜ uk.yamaha.com

B&O targets TV audio • When it comes to wireless speakers, a star is born…

Playlist… • Team HCC’s disc and VOD picks of the month

At the 'plex… • Heading out to see a flick? Catch these this month

We'll fix it, says Yamaha • HDMI board replacement scheduled for '8K-ready' V series AV receivers

BenQ PJ embraces Filmmaker Mode • Android-enabled W1800i model aims to please movie fans

Press play • Discs spinning your way in the coming month…

AV industry giving back • Together For Cinema starts new era, plans 25 more rooms by 2026

Sharp TV is out of the frame… • …while Dolby treats are the difference between new DL and DN models

News x10 • This month’s top 10 news stories in handy, bite-sized chunks…

Premiere… • What’s happening in the world of TV and films

Getcha motor runnin' • Black Widow ➜ Disney+

Face to Face • Topics of discussion on the HCC Facebook page

Hisense TVs go high-spec • Mini LED debut and second-generation OLED confirmed for UK market

OLED for everyone? • Philips OLED705 ➜ www.philips.co.uk

Bipole/dipole speakers • Bipole, dipole and even tripole loudspeakers have been mooted as ideal for surround sound – but are they any better than the humble monopole?

Great Savings • when you subscribe to Home Cinema Choice today

Gone but not forgotten • Steve May and Mark Craven ride a wave of nostalgia as they recall some of home cinema’s best (and worst) innovations, from glasses-free 3D to golf ball-sized speakers

Now you see it • Tech debuts that we're not even sure we remember

SO WHAT NEXT FOR 4K BLU-RAY? • Although we're in the middle of a surge of UHD re-releases of classic movies, Team HCC is still feeling greedy – here are the titles on our 4K Blu-ray wishlist

XXL entertainment • This cinema has 18 seats, four subwoofers, a pro-grade projector and a bowling alley next door. Daniel Sait tries to hide his envy

Sit down, listen up • Movies, games and – most importantly – music are enjoyed in this revamped media room, reports Mark Craven

REVIEWS • ➜Hardware SAMSUNG 75in 8K QLED with mini LED backlight PHILIPS Premium Dolby Atmos soundbar system TCL Flagship C825K 4K HDR TV APPLE Second-generation 4K media player KEF Active wireless standmount speakers POLK React soundbar with Alexa integration JBL Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones HISENSE 55in Dolby Vision TV & MORE!

Sing when you're dimming • Samsung’s premium-priced 75in Neo QLED TV presents John Archer with an 8K showcase

Surround sound comeback king • Philips' transforming Fidelio soundbar offers old-school home cinema thrills, says Steve May

LCD tech is back in black • TCL’s first mini LED TV to hit the UK leaves John Archer mostly impressed, but ruing some missed opportunities

Meet the new box, same as the old box? • John Archer is impressed by the new Apple TV – especially its remote – but questions how much of an upgrade it is from what’s gone before

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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 116 Publisher: AV Tech Media Ltd Edition: Summer 2021

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  • Release date: June 27, 2021

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Languages

English

Home Cinema Choice is the UK's best-selling home cinema enthusiasts magazine. Every issue features news and reviews of the latest home cinema equipment, from amplifiers, receivers, processors and power amps, to DVD recorders, speakers, projectors and flat panel TVs.

Home Cinema Choice-

Welcome

CONTRIBUTORS

BULLETIN • ➜NEWS HIGHLIGHTS YAMAHA New confirmed PHILIPS Entry-level OLED705 TVs BENQ W1800i 4K HDR projector with Filmmaker Mode AT THE PLEX This month’s cinema releases NEWS X10 Hot news stories in bite-sized chunks BLACK WIDOW The super-spy Avenger is back in action on Disney+ Premier Access & MORE!

Aventage assemble! • Yamaha RX-A8A ➜ uk.yamaha.com

B&O targets TV audio • When it comes to wireless speakers, a star is born…

Playlist… • Team HCC’s disc and VOD picks of the month

At the 'plex… • Heading out to see a flick? Catch these this month

We'll fix it, says Yamaha • HDMI board replacement scheduled for '8K-ready' V series AV receivers

BenQ PJ embraces Filmmaker Mode • Android-enabled W1800i model aims to please movie fans

Press play • Discs spinning your way in the coming month…

AV industry giving back • Together For Cinema starts new era, plans 25 more rooms by 2026

Sharp TV is out of the frame… • …while Dolby treats are the difference between new DL and DN models

News x10 • This month’s top 10 news stories in handy, bite-sized chunks…

Premiere… • What’s happening in the world of TV and films

Getcha motor runnin' • Black Widow ➜ Disney+

Face to Face • Topics of discussion on the HCC Facebook page

Hisense TVs go high-spec • Mini LED debut and second-generation OLED confirmed for UK market

OLED for everyone? • Philips OLED705 ➜ www.philips.co.uk

Bipole/dipole speakers • Bipole, dipole and even tripole loudspeakers have been mooted as ideal for surround sound – but are they any better than the humble monopole?

Great Savings • when you subscribe to Home Cinema Choice today

Gone but not forgotten • Steve May and Mark Craven ride a wave of nostalgia as they recall some of home cinema’s best (and worst) innovations, from glasses-free 3D to golf ball-sized speakers

Now you see it • Tech debuts that we're not even sure we remember

SO WHAT NEXT FOR 4K BLU-RAY? • Although we're in the middle of a surge of UHD re-releases of classic movies, Team HCC is still feeling greedy – here are the titles on our 4K Blu-ray wishlist

XXL entertainment • This cinema has 18 seats, four subwoofers, a pro-grade projector and a bowling alley next door. Daniel Sait tries to hide his envy

Sit down, listen up • Movies, games and – most importantly – music are enjoyed in this revamped media room, reports Mark Craven

REVIEWS • ➜Hardware SAMSUNG 75in 8K QLED with mini LED backlight PHILIPS Premium Dolby Atmos soundbar system TCL Flagship C825K 4K HDR TV APPLE Second-generation 4K media player KEF Active wireless standmount speakers POLK React soundbar with Alexa integration JBL Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones HISENSE 55in Dolby Vision TV & MORE!

Sing when you're dimming • Samsung’s premium-priced 75in Neo QLED TV presents John Archer with an 8K showcase

Surround sound comeback king • Philips' transforming Fidelio soundbar offers old-school home cinema thrills, says Steve May

LCD tech is back in black • TCL’s first mini LED TV to hit the UK leaves John Archer mostly impressed, but ruing some missed opportunities

Meet the new box, same as the old box? • John Archer is impressed by the new Apple TV – especially its remote – but questions how much of an upgrade it is from what’s gone before

Polk...


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