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.
Avatar, Titanic get HFR
AV brands back in the UK
Smart TV gets smarter
Tone mapping • This is an essential process in the effective delivery of HDR, but what is it and how does it work? Steve Withers explains
Movie room makeover • Richard Stevenson goes ‘DIY’ to maximise his home cinema installation project. Can our intrepid contributor turn 20 years of kit reviewing into a flawless AV build, on time and under budget?
'WE EXPECT TO HAVE THE ODD RUN-IN WITH THE BBFC…' • For the past 10 years 88 Films has been serving up a steady stream of '80s slashers, Italian splatter flicks, Asian martial arts movies, and other cult classics on Blu-ray. Anton van Beek chats with the UK label's co-founder Richard Elliott about the past, present and future...
Wonderwall • A cosy colour scheme, custom-made 'media wall' and discreet AV make this cinema snug the place to be, reckons Mark Craven
Mini LED marvel? • Perhaps best-known for its affordable LCD models, Hisense now aims higher with the 65U8HQ Mini LED TV. Is this the brand's finest flatscreen yet? See p58 for our verdict
OLED enjoys a Quantum boost • There’s a new type of OLED in town – and John Archer is very much here for it
Yamaha gets its game face on • As part of Yamaha's flagship Aventage receiver lineup, the RX-A6A promises to put everything the storied audio brand knows about movie sound into one, feature-packed box. Priced £2,000, this is a big brooding beast of an AVR, and it has the performance to match – film and music playback is never less than enthralling. Ask me where it comes up short, and I'd have to give a shrug.
Potent Perlisten sub plays hard and fast • Whoever said the best things come in small packages likely hadn't met this 2 x15in, 92kg subwoofer, reckons Mark Craven – and the D215s is a brilliant blend of brains and brawn
Flagship OLED hits AV highs • I’ve seen marble less polished than Panasonic’s new LZ2000 4K HDR OLED. This update on what has been a consistently impressive flagship TV design for the brand, with its signature rear-mounted height and side speakers, builds on what has gone before, but further refines picture and sound performance with less obvious upgrades.
Laser PJ made for your media room • Optoma's conventional 4K projector might lack the allure of its UST siblings, but a laser engine, flexible setup and punchy performance mean it's still a bright buy, says Steve May
Fidelio bar is all about that bass • Superb sound tuning means Philips' FB1 one-box audio solution puts in a performance that makes its price tag look like a steal. And the feature set ain't bad either, says Mark Craven
Ambitious Mini LED needs polish • Hisense's 65U8HQ is, like the recently reviewed TCL 65C835, the sort of TV that seems purpose-designed to send shivers down the spines of the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic. It’s got the specs you’d expect of a flagship TV in 2022 – Mini LED backlight, Quantum Dot colour, top-notch HDMI connectivity – yet sells for just £1,699 at 65in.
Sprinkle a little DAC magic on your setup • Austria's Musical Fidelity is one of the pioneers of the standalone DAC, and its M6x is its latest invention. Mark Craven ponders the styling before falling in love with the sound
Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 • Bowers &...