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.
HOME CINEMA Choice
Back in fashion
More AV from Primare • SPA25 receiver to combine Atmos audio with slick streaming and Dirac
Do-it-all speaker with a light touch
Polk takes it to the Max
At the 'plex…
Yamaha shrinks its soundbar • Compact SR-C30A launched for space-starved setups
REL plays double bass
Bluesound on the Edge • New smallscale streaming amp is crying out for some speakers
Let's go Metz...
Choose your treble
'I feel the need...'
Auro-3D • This competitor to Atmos and DTS:X has struggled to make (sonic) waves, but how does it work, and where can you find it? Steve Withers explains
Soundbars rule at IFA 2022 • The technology expo returned to its Berlin stomping ground for the first time since 2019, as did Steve May. Here's what he saw and heard...
IFA in brief
Movie room makeover • With the hard graft over, the fun begins for Richard Stevenson as it's time to install speakers, screen, projector and more in his revamped home cinema
On the source
'That is just ridiculous'
Room for two
THE BEST OF THE KING OF HORROR • Stephen King has published over sixty novels, plus many more short stories, in a career spanning nearly fifty years – and Hollywood has tried turning almost all of them into cinematic gold. Anton van Beek is here to tell you where to look for the best thrills and chills
Mission impossible • Daniel Sait admires the custom lighting and modern styling of this dedicated movie room designed for a fun-loving music artist
Superior sound and vision
Out with the old, in with the new • Sony has dumped inefficient lamps and gone all-in on lasers for its 2022 projector lineup, with no fewer than five native 4K models using amplified light photons to generate their images. The top model – the VPL-GTZ380 – is a beast of a beamer that can generate a blinding 10,000 Lumens, but comes with an equally painful price tag of eighty grand. Naturally, the majority of home cinema owners will look at the other four.
Immersive OLED flagship • Waves crash to my left and right, the soundtrack muffles and bubbles rise dead centre as the protagonist is pulled under water. A lurid green sea creature wraps its tentacles around the vivid red sails of a pirate ship, in blistering Dolby Vision clarity. I’m being swept overboard by the sheer scale of the performance. Am I’m enjoying a full-blown home theatre? No, it's Philips' new OLED+937 telly.
Emotional rescue • Back in the day, a five-channel power amplifier might have been all you needed to hookup with an AV processor for home cinema separates heaven. These days, however, audio systems can reach eleven channels and beyond, so are they still needed? American company Emotiva certainly thinks so.
TCL enters the budget battle • Having exploded out of the TV traps this summer with the high-performance – and incredible value – Mini LED-toting 65C835K (HCC #333), Chinese manufacturer TCL is hoping to make a similar impact at an even more aggressive price with the 55C735K. And from the outset, this £599 set with a feature list as long as your arm looks like something of a bargain.
Atmos addition gives Harman...