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Home Cinema Choice

Aug 01 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 currently publishes 11 issues a year but reserves the right to change the number of issues in an annual term.

Welcome

BULLETIN

Series finale

Playlist...

ITV scrubs Hub, finds X

At the 'plex…

NAD C Series amp welcomes TV

Monitor Audio's big idea

Piega upgrades Coax line

Mk3 for StormAudio processor

Press play

News x10

Premiere...

Full speed ahead!

Room correction • Tackling unwanted acoustic issues in your home cinema isn't only about speaker positioning and physical treatments – your AVR or processor can help too, says Mark Craven

Great Savings

AV objects of desire • Team HCC, fresh from a lottery win, goes shopping for the world's most exotic, most outrageous and most covetable items of home entertainment hardware

A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY • Whether you're on the hunt for vintage TV, foreign language cinema, cult genre titles or the best of British film, there's a homegrown Blu-ray label ready to serve, discovers Anton van Beek

Dinner and a movie? • Mark Craven marvels at a relatively compact space – and former dining room – given a deluxe home cinema makeover

REVIEWS

Philips' OLED panel beater • As the eagerly awaited successor to the multi award-winning Philips OLED806 series (see HCC #323), the new OLED807 arrives burdened with the heavy weight of expectation. Can the manufacturer effectively evolve its OLED technology yet again? The answer to that, it turns out, is yes – this range usurps its illustrious predecessor in at least three major ways. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves...

Hardcore home cinema thrills • French hi-fi auteur Devialet has a knack for delivering seismic bass from compact boxes, as seen in its celebrated Phantom speakers that rock like enclosures three times the size. Now comes the Dione, the brand’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar, and it punches even lower.

Maximum power, minimum space • Trinnov has forged a reputation when it comes to object-based home cinema sound, its Altitude32 and Altitude16 (HCC #287/#322) processors setting a high bar. But given a processor is only as good as the amp it’s partnered with, it figured it had better build some.

Aura PJ makes movies glow • Xgimi is the latest in a growing line of relatively new Chinese brands on a mission to shake up the home entertainment market – and if its new Aura ultra-short-throw projector is anything to go by, it’ll soon find plenty of fans. Priced £2,399, this beamer feels like serious value for money.

Predator 2: The Sequel, anyone? • REL's home cinema-centric subwoofer range returns, once again with a 'no-frills, all the spills' ethos. Richard Stevenson plays fast and deep with the 15in HT/1510

Polk MagniFi Mini AX • This smallform soundbar impresses Mark Craven with its sonic talents, but the price tag might have you wondering if you could go larger

Welcome to the pleasure zones • While LG, Philips, Sony and, especially, Samsung like to act as if they’re the originators of Mini LED, it was actually TCL that truly pioneered it as a consumer technology. As a result, the 65C835K is the brand's third generation of TV to offer Mini LED’s combination of smaller LEDs powered by more local dimming zones, while everyone else is only on round two at best.

A whole lotta Loewe • The alpha male of Loewe's Klang family of multiroom audio hardware, the Bar5mr – and its bundled partner in crime, the Sub5 – looks to cover all bases. There's...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 116 Publisher: AV Tech Media Ltd Edition: Aug 01 2022

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  • Release date: July 20, 2022

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OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Tech & Gaming

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 currently publishes 11 issues a year but reserves the right to change the number of issues in an annual term.

Welcome

BULLETIN

Series finale

Playlist...

ITV scrubs Hub, finds X

At the 'plex…

NAD C Series amp welcomes TV

Monitor Audio's big idea

Piega upgrades Coax line

Mk3 for StormAudio processor

Press play

News x10

Premiere...

Full speed ahead!

Room correction • Tackling unwanted acoustic issues in your home cinema isn't only about speaker positioning and physical treatments – your AVR or processor can help too, says Mark Craven

Great Savings

AV objects of desire • Team HCC, fresh from a lottery win, goes shopping for the world's most exotic, most outrageous and most covetable items of home entertainment hardware

A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY • Whether you're on the hunt for vintage TV, foreign language cinema, cult genre titles or the best of British film, there's a homegrown Blu-ray label ready to serve, discovers Anton van Beek

Dinner and a movie? • Mark Craven marvels at a relatively compact space – and former dining room – given a deluxe home cinema makeover

REVIEWS

Philips' OLED panel beater • As the eagerly awaited successor to the multi award-winning Philips OLED806 series (see HCC #323), the new OLED807 arrives burdened with the heavy weight of expectation. Can the manufacturer effectively evolve its OLED technology yet again? The answer to that, it turns out, is yes – this range usurps its illustrious predecessor in at least three major ways. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves...

Hardcore home cinema thrills • French hi-fi auteur Devialet has a knack for delivering seismic bass from compact boxes, as seen in its celebrated Phantom speakers that rock like enclosures three times the size. Now comes the Dione, the brand’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar, and it punches even lower.

Maximum power, minimum space • Trinnov has forged a reputation when it comes to object-based home cinema sound, its Altitude32 and Altitude16 (HCC #287/#322) processors setting a high bar. But given a processor is only as good as the amp it’s partnered with, it figured it had better build some.

Aura PJ makes movies glow • Xgimi is the latest in a growing line of relatively new Chinese brands on a mission to shake up the home entertainment market – and if its new Aura ultra-short-throw projector is anything to go by, it’ll soon find plenty of fans. Priced £2,399, this beamer feels like serious value for money.

Predator 2: The Sequel, anyone? • REL's home cinema-centric subwoofer range returns, once again with a 'no-frills, all the spills' ethos. Richard Stevenson plays fast and deep with the 15in HT/1510

Polk MagniFi Mini AX • This smallform soundbar impresses Mark Craven with its sonic talents, but the price tag might have you wondering if you could go larger

Welcome to the pleasure zones • While LG, Philips, Sony and, especially, Samsung like to act as if they’re the originators of Mini LED, it was actually TCL that truly pioneered it as a consumer technology. As a result, the 65C835K is the brand's third generation of TV to offer Mini LED’s combination of smaller LEDs powered by more local dimming zones, while everyone else is only on round two at best.

A whole lotta Loewe • The alpha male of Loewe's Klang family of multiroom audio hardware, the Bar5mr – and its bundled partner in crime, the Sub5 – looks to cover all bases. There's...


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