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Home Cinema Choice

Spring 2022
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

Third time’s a charm? • Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 → www.bowerswilkins.com

Sweet sixteen • McIntosh MX180 → www.finesounds.uk

QED targets long cable runs

Denon Home bags more bass

HDMI upgrade for Arcam • Trio of new AV receivers, plus processor, gain next-gen connections

Playlist… • What Team HCC has been watching this month

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

KEF expands Meta-verse • New Uni-Q drivers added to Blade floorstanders and Reference Series

Need a new sub? LoKe here… • Wilson Audio launches its smallest ever subwoofer, but price is still premium

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

A tipping point for Atmos? • Tears for Fears album gets Blu-ray and Tidal multichannel treatment

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

In a galaxy far far away • Raised by Wolves: Season One → Warner Bros. → Blu-ray

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

iFi’s Zen gets more affordable

On a Mission to the past

B&W ‘bar takes it easy • Third-gen soundbar aims to be perfect partner for your flatscreen

Sensitivity and impedance • Loudspeaker manufacturers supply rated impedance and sensitivity figures (some more detailed than others), but what do they mean for you? Richard Stevenson explains

Great Savings • when you subscribe to Home Cinema Choice today

The sound of real cinema? • Looking for a speaker system with Hollywood heritage? JBL Synthesis wants to help. Mark Craven treats his ears to a 9.4.6 array in a dedicated room where even the amplifiers have brains…

The price list • Speakers, amps, subs, processor and more…

GOING FOR A SONG 25 MUSICALS YOU MUST OWN ON BD • Fresh from watching Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, Anton van Beek rounds up a chorus line of Hollywood’s finest song-and-dance showstoppers

Mous-icals • Our pick from 85 years of Disney musical ‘toons

Weird ones • The musicals that make Rocky Horror seem normal

GIVE YOUR TV A TUNE-UP! • From sharpness and Eco modes to viewing angles and motion smoothing, here are John Archer’s ground rules for getting a better picture from your 4K flatscreen

Call in a pro… • What to expect from a bespoke calibration

Back in action • All-new AV hardware and decor, plus some Star Wars touches, have transformed a once ‘miserable’ movie room, writes Dan Sait

Little and large • →HARDWARE POLK 5.1.2 Monitor XT floorstanding speaker system SAMSUNG 65in Neo QLED 4K HDR TV KEF Dual 9in driver subwoofer DENON DHT-S517 Dolby Atmos soundbar ROKU HDMI streaming stick with 4K and Atmos smarts ZIDOO Hi-res music/video player SENNHEISER Mid-range noise-cancelling cans ROUNDUP Portable wireless speakers & MORE!

The shape of TVs to come? • Samsung’s first new TV of 2022 emphasises the strengths of mini LED technology, reckons John Archer

Polk pumps up the value • This entry-level Atmos package from the American brand appeals to Mark Craven’s bank balance

Atmos ‘bar a better bet for gamers? • Denon’s DHT-S517 is a high-quality TV audio upgrade, but Steve May questions if its compact nature is really made for movie night

Force-cancelling is strong with this...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 116 Publisher: AV Tech Media Ltd Edition: Spring 2022

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  • Release date: April 6, 2022

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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

Third time’s a charm? • Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 → www.bowerswilkins.com

Sweet sixteen • McIntosh MX180 → www.finesounds.uk

QED targets long cable runs

Denon Home bags more bass

HDMI upgrade for Arcam • Trio of new AV receivers, plus processor, gain next-gen connections

Playlist… • What Team HCC has been watching this month

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

KEF expands Meta-verse • New Uni-Q drivers added to Blade floorstanders and Reference Series

Need a new sub? LoKe here… • Wilson Audio launches its smallest ever subwoofer, but price is still premium

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

A tipping point for Atmos? • Tears for Fears album gets Blu-ray and Tidal multichannel treatment

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

In a galaxy far far away • Raised by Wolves: Season One → Warner Bros. → Blu-ray

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

iFi’s Zen gets more affordable

On a Mission to the past

B&W ‘bar takes it easy • Third-gen soundbar aims to be perfect partner for your flatscreen

Sensitivity and impedance • Loudspeaker manufacturers supply rated impedance and sensitivity figures (some more detailed than others), but what do they mean for you? Richard Stevenson explains

Great Savings • when you subscribe to Home Cinema Choice today

The sound of real cinema? • Looking for a speaker system with Hollywood heritage? JBL Synthesis wants to help. Mark Craven treats his ears to a 9.4.6 array in a dedicated room where even the amplifiers have brains…

The price list • Speakers, amps, subs, processor and more…

GOING FOR A SONG 25 MUSICALS YOU MUST OWN ON BD • Fresh from watching Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, Anton van Beek rounds up a chorus line of Hollywood’s finest song-and-dance showstoppers

Mous-icals • Our pick from 85 years of Disney musical ‘toons

Weird ones • The musicals that make Rocky Horror seem normal

GIVE YOUR TV A TUNE-UP! • From sharpness and Eco modes to viewing angles and motion smoothing, here are John Archer’s ground rules for getting a better picture from your 4K flatscreen

Call in a pro… • What to expect from a bespoke calibration

Back in action • All-new AV hardware and decor, plus some Star Wars touches, have transformed a once ‘miserable’ movie room, writes Dan Sait

Little and large • →HARDWARE POLK 5.1.2 Monitor XT floorstanding speaker system SAMSUNG 65in Neo QLED 4K HDR TV KEF Dual 9in driver subwoofer DENON DHT-S517 Dolby Atmos soundbar ROKU HDMI streaming stick with 4K and Atmos smarts ZIDOO Hi-res music/video player SENNHEISER Mid-range noise-cancelling cans ROUNDUP Portable wireless speakers & MORE!

The shape of TVs to come? • Samsung’s first new TV of 2022 emphasises the strengths of mini LED technology, reckons John Archer

Polk pumps up the value • This entry-level Atmos package from the American brand appeals to Mark Craven’s bank balance

Atmos ‘bar a better bet for gamers? • Denon’s DHT-S517 is a high-quality TV audio upgrade, but Steve May questions if its compact nature is really made for movie night

Force-cancelling is strong with this...


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