DVD players archive

  • Pick up a £1,000 Arcam BDP300 Blu-ray player for £600 by trading-in any old player
    Home Cinema

    Pick up a £1,000 Arcam BDP300 Blu-ray player for £600 by trading-in any old player

    By 4 December 2013

    Arcam has already got its Christmas cheer ready to dish out in the form of a £400 saving on its £1000 Arcam BDP300 Blu-ray player. Spending £1000 on a Blu-ray player may be out of reach as an option for a lot of people, but the benchmark level of quality...

  • Best gadgets for kids
    Audio

    Best gadgets for kids

    By 9 August 2011

    While children growing up 50 years ago might have been happy with a set of Bayko, a spinning top or a hobby horse; the kids of today are almost as savvy as adults when it comes to gadgets which is only too evident the moment they get hold of an iPad or...

  • i-deko TV sound system hands-on
    Audio

    i-deko TV sound system hands-on

    By 3 May 2011

    The i-deko is a slick TV stand that doubles up as a speaker system, DVD player, radio and iPod dock and we managed to track it down at the Grand Designs Live show at Excel in London for a closer look. The product comes in two halves which fit together...

  • Philips Streamium MCi900   review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips Streamium MCi900 review

    By 18 November 2010

    The Philips Streamium MCi900 offers a huge range of features packed into a component style hi-fi system that promises to be “obsessed with sound”. Underlining the whole premise is a system that will ask you to part with £1000 of your hard earned...

  • Toshiba SDP94DT   review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Toshiba SDP94DT review

    By 1 September 2010

    With the growing popularity of netbooks and portable video on smartphones, the portable DVD player has taken a back seat of late. Quite literally, with the humble portable DVD player now most often seen strapped to the back seats of cars full of kids....

  • Panasonic DMR-XW380 Freeview HD DVD recorder   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic DMR-XW380 Freeview HD DVD recorder review

    By 15 June 2010

    The recession is lingering and the demand for HD has never been higher. The perfect time, then for folk paying the likes of Sky and Virgin every month to ditch their expensive monthly subscription deals and save money by buying an all-new Freeview+HD...

  • Sharp LC-22DV200E television   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Sharp LC-22DV200E television review

    By 17 May 2010

    With the nation's bedrooms now one of the main battlegrounds for the major TV brands, there's a lot of competition to produce the perfect all-in-one space-saving screen. Sharp's 22DV200 makes a stab at upstairs elegance by packing some crucial features...

  • Grundig GU22DVDBLK television   review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Grundig GU22DVDBLK television review

    By 8 April 2010

    With the big brand's engineering talents usually confined to producing big, brash - and thoroughly expensive - flagship TVs, it's often worth poking around the more affordable brands if you're looking for the perfect "second" TV for a bedroom, kitchen...

  • Mi-Hub - integrated entertainment system in a TV stand
    Audio

    Mi-Hub - integrated entertainment system in a TV stand

    By 7 April 2010

    Launched at the Gadget Show Live 2010 comes a pair of intriguing propositions from Integrated Entertainment Systems Ltd known as the Mi-Hub. What the UK company has come up with is a, relatively speaking, compact version of a home cinema set up which...

  • Pioneer HTP-SB300 soundbar speakers review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Pioneer HTP-SB300 soundbar speakers review

    By 19 March 2010

    As one of the only areas of the loudspeaker market making any money, it’s no surprise that Pioneer is dabbling in soundbar technology. These compact, space-saving systems have really caught consumers’ imagination, bringing high-quality home cinema...

  • Epson EH-DM3 projector   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Epson EH-DM3 projector review

    By 25 January 2010

    For those who baulk at the idea of swapping their flatscreen TV for a projector, consider this - Epson's new EH-DM3 can project 300-inch images. At this price that's remarkable, but its lengthy feature-count doesn't stop there. Strapped with 10W stereo...

  • Toshiba XDE-600 DVD player   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Toshiba XDE-600 DVD player review

    By 20 October 2009

    Last year’s XDE-500, the first DVD player equipped with Toshiba’s eXtended Detail Enhancement (XDE) technology, certainly took upscaled picture quality to new heights, but a replacement for high-def it was not. Since then Toshiba has announced plans...

  • Philips PET744 portable DVD player  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips PET744 portable DVD player review

    By 26 August 2009

    You'd think that portable DVD players were something of a dying breed, but the sheer convenience of being able to watch DVDs wherever you like keeps this segment of the market alive. Especially if you've got kids. The Philips PET744 is a clamshell design...

  • Onkyo unveils 2009 line-up
    Home Cinema

    Onkyo unveils 2009 line-up

    By 19 March 2009

    Onkyo has introduced its new line of receivers, home cinema packages and iPod-compatible accessories for 2009, promising improved performance, new features and value for money. Leading the wave of new introductions are four new budget to midrange home...

  • Panasonic unveils ten new home cinema systems
    Home Cinema

    Panasonic unveils ten new home cinema systems

    By 25 February 2009

    Panasonic has announced a whole host of home cinema systems, that each offer different functionality to suit. The SC-ZT1 is a wireless home cinema system that, while only featuring two ultra slim pole speakers, promises the ambience of a 7.1 channel system....

  • Introducing the LG4000 - with integrated DVD player
    Home Cinema

    Introducing the LG4000 - with integrated DVD player

    By 18 September 2008

    LG has launched two new television series - headed up by a fresh line-up of HD Ready LCD models. The LG4000 series comprises 26- and 32-inch models. They key feature is the integrated DVD player which LG says makes this new line-up perfect for smaller...

  • LG DP391B portable DVD player review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    LG DP391B portable DVD player review

    By 3 September 2008

    Portable DVD players are in an awkward place with the ascent of an increasing number of portable media players, leading to an increasing emphasis on design and usability. We take a look at LG’s latest offering. The LG DP391B moves away from the clamshell...

  • Sony launches a whole host of home cinema goodies
    Home Cinema

    Sony launches a whole host of home cinema goodies

    By 28 August 2008

    A trio of Blu-ray players and a full home cinema system were amongst Sony's many launches at IFA. The company took the opportunity to crow about the successes of the Blu-ray format (and its defeat of HD DVD)claiming a 450% growth rate year-on-year for...

  • Toshiba launches HD DVD lite with new XDE technology in UK
    Home Cinema

    Toshiba launches HD DVD lite with new XDE technology in UK

    By 28 August 2008

    Following on from the US launch eariler in the month, Toshiba has announced details of its new upscaling technology DVD player in the UK. The new DVD player promises to improve your current DVD collection beyond what is currently available in the market....

  • iRecord Pro coming to the iPhone
    Phones

    iRecord Pro coming to the iPhone

    By 27 August 2008

    Streaming Networks brought out its iRecord Pro tool for the iPod or PSP way back in 2006. This device records both video and audio and then transfers it straight to a portable device with the push of a button. It records from pretty much any device ranging...

  • Mitsubishi to launch four new 1080p TVs
    Home Cinema

    Mitsubishi to launch four new 1080p TVs

    By 19 August 2008

    Mitsubishi Japan has combined TV and Blu-ray technology in a new range of televisions expected to be on shelves in Japan in October. Heading up the MZW200 series are the 40- and 46-inch models which are claimed to have a 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio...

  • DVD player housed inside Terminator's head
    Home Cinema

    DVD player housed inside Terminator's head

    By 18 August 2008

    Picture the scene - you've met a lovely lady, been on a couple of dates, one day she tells you she's had a horrid time at work, so you suggest a slushy DVD back at yours. The flat's clean, the candles lit, and the couch pillows all fluffed up, and then...

  • Philips DCP951 portable DVD player review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Philips DCP951 portable DVD player review

    By 14 August 2008

    Like your movies on the go? Then Philips believes it has the answer with the Philips DCP951, a tablet designed portable DVD player with a sliding iPod cradle. So will it entertain you on the go? We get watching to find out. The Philips DCP951 is top of...