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  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Marantz NR1603 review

    By 15 February 2013

    Getting enough oomph from your home cinema system normally requires you to store a super-size brick of a receiver underneath your television. Marantz likes to think otherwise, with its slimline set of NR receivers. Sitting in the middle of the new range...

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    Canton DM90.2 home cinema system pictures and hands-on

    By 19 September 2012

    Canton, Germany's largest loudspeaker company, appears to be making a bit of a push across Europe with an appearance at the CU Exposed technology show in London. That gave Pocket-lint an excellent chance to go hands on with one of the best 2.1 home cinema...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Harman Kardon BDS 800 review

    By 23 March 2011

    The Home Theatre in a Box (HTIB) business is dominated by brands that build systems to a price, loading them to overflowing with the latest digital doodads. There is, though, a less frenetic high-end to this market, where simple sophistication is valued....

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic SC-BT230 review

    By 3 September 2010

    All-in-one systems are home cinema’s answer to a takeaway. Sure you could spend ages buying all the ingredients separately and seeing how they taste together, but sometimes all you want to do is buy it, take it home and get stuck right in. And that...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Samsung HT-C7550W Blu-ray home cinema system review

    By 19 August 2010

    There are a lot of reasons why all-in-one soundbars are fast replacing home cinema systems, and the HT-C7550W is one of them. Built around a superb Blu-ray player and featuring online content, a pair of wireless surround speakers and an iPod dock, this...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung HT-C6200 2.1 Blu-ray home cinema system review

    By 18 August 2010

    With Blu-ray now firmly ensconced in the home entertainment landscape, it’s about time it was included in all-in-one home cinema systems - and this sub-£400 package from Samsung is one of the best value. It’s hardly cable-free, but if you can stomach...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sony BDV-E370 review

    By 22 July 2010

    Sony's entry-level Blu-ray system takes all the best bits from the superb BDP-S370 Blu-ray player, fuses them with an AV receiver and chucks them in a box with a set of 5.1 channel speakers - a convenient and cost-effective way of getting a complete high-def...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Onkyo HT-S3305 home theatre system review

    By 23 June 2010

    Expanding your TV beyond the default screen and connected player or console can be a daunting task. Moving over to a one-box home cinema/theatre system is one option, with many of the major manufacturers offering up systems based around a Blu-ray player....

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung HT-C6930W 3D Blu-ray home cinema system review

    By 18 June 2010

    Samsung’s focus on innovation has earned it more “world firsts” than the Guinness Book of Records. And here’s another one for you – the HT-C6930W is the world’s first 3D Blu-ray home cinema system, bringing you immersive HD pictures and sizzling...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung HT-C6500 Blu-ray home cinema system review

    By 21 May 2010

    Look up the word generous in the dictionary and you’ll find a little picture of Samsung’s latest Blu-ray home cinema system, the HT-C6500. It’s no exaggeration to say that it’s one of the most feature-packed one-box systems we’ve ever come across,...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    LG HB354BS Blu-ray home cinema system review

    By 4 August 2009

    We've been impressed with LG's Blu-ray offerings of late, offering good value for money and an impressive feature set. The HB354 is the little brother of the HB954, offering a 2.1 system playing off a similar central Blu-ray player. But what a Blu-ray...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Panasonic SC-BT205 Blu-ray home cinema system review

    By 10 July 2009

    History tells us that one-box home cinema bundles rarely match the quality of a decent separates system, but for sheer convenience they simply can’t be beaten. And when it comes to Blu-ray, convenience and set-up simplicity are even more vital, given...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    LG HB954 Blu-ray home cinema system review

    By 15 May 2009

    If you want to get the most out of Blu-ray without breaking the bank, then a home cinema system - rather than individual components - is an attractive option. The HB954 picks up the champagne flute design of speakers that LG have used in the past, but...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Sharp AN-PR1500H home cinema rack review

    By 23 October 2008

    If you’re one of those people who thinks home cinema kit should be heard but not seen, then Sharp’s latest AV rack could be right up your street. Stealthily concealed within its stout frame are a DVD player and 2.1-channel speakers, providing a convenient,...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips HTS6515 home cinema system review

    By 26 September 2008

    The HTS6515 offers a 2.1 speaker system hooked up to a central DVD player and controller. With the emphasis on interesting design, it offers a wall mountable solution moving away from traditional boxy under-the-TV systems. But can it deliver? We find...

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