Home Cinema systems archive

  • Marantz NR1603 review
    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...

  • Samsung AV update brings ultra high-definition support, NFC, and valve amplifiers
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    Samsung AV update brings ultra high-definition support, NFC, and valve amplifiers

    By 6 January 2013

    Samsung has announced its new wireless-focused audio line-up ahead of CES 2013, kicking-off in Las Vegas this evening.  The new products include the HW-F750 valve amplified soundbar, DA-F60 portable wireless Bluetooth speaker, HT-F9750W 7.1-channel...

  • LG announces new audio and video kit ahead of CES, 9.1 speaker and NFC in everything
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    LG announces new audio and video kit ahead of CES, 9.1 speaker and NFC in everything

    By 26 December 2012

    As in previous years, LG has started to announce its CES 2013 line-up ahead of the electronics show in Las Vegas in January. The new 2013 collection features the BH9430PW 9.1-channel speaker system, NB4530A Sound Bar, BP730 Blu-ray player with Smart...

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

  • Sony unveils world's first AV receiver with Wi-Fi built-in
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    Sony unveils world's first AV receiver with Wi-Fi built-in

    By 27 July 2012

    Sony’s latest home cinema network AV receiver allows you to stream all your media content from your smartphones and tablet devices, because it’s the first AV receiver of its kind to feature built-in Wi-Fi. The Sony STR-DN1030 is an update to the STR-DN1020...

  • Best home cinema systems
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    Best home cinema systems

    By 1 December 2011

    A top notch TV is one thing but if you ain't got home cinema sound to go with it, then you ain't got squat, or so goes the parlance. It's a fact that audio is a huge part of video. There's a wealth of experiments on the matter that we don't care to tire...

  • Pioneer puts the AV receiver on a diet for new home cinema systems
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    Pioneer puts the AV receiver on a diet for new home cinema systems

    By 21 June 2011

    Pioneer has detailed its two newest home cinema systems - the HTP-SLH500 and the HTP-SLH600 - which both boast a new slimline AV receiver. The receiver in question is the VSX-S300, which comes with both packages and still packs a plethora of options and...

  • Puny but powerful: the Jamo A 101HCS5 arrives
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    Puny but powerful: the Jamo A 101HCS5 arrives

    By 7 June 2011

    Fancy yourself a nice 5.1 package that won't fill your living room with satellites and 'woofers? Well the Jamo A 101HCS5 could be your thing. If the catchy name isn't tempting enough, then perhaps the idea of tiny two inch deep rectangular satellites...

  • Harman Kardon BDS 800   review
    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....

  • Onkyo TX-NR609 leads the receiver pack in new 2011 lineup
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    Onkyo TX-NR609 leads the receiver pack in new 2011 lineup

    By 10 February 2011

    Onkyo has just announced a set of four fully featured, yet affordable home cinema receivers that should be just the job for anyone who wants to build their perfect home cinema setup. If you don't fancy doing it yourself, you can always take a look at...

  • Onkyo unleashes affordable home cinema system duo
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    Onkyo unleashes affordable home cinema system duo

    By 10 February 2011

    Onkyo is renowned for producing some top drawer audio home cinema equipment, and so Pocket-lint is especially pleased that the company has just unleashed two new home cinema systems. The Onkyo HT-S3305 was short listed as best audio product in the 2010...

  • Panasonic SC-BT230   review
    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...

  • Samsung HT-C7550W Blu-ray home cinema system review
    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...

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

  • Sony BDV-E370   review
    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...

  • Onkyo HT-S3305 home theatre system   review
    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....

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

  • Bose Unify - the simpler home cinema system?
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    Bose Unify - the simpler home cinema system?

    By 24 May 2010

    Bose is looking to demystify the dark arts of the home cinema with the launch of an intelligent integrated system the company calls Unify along with a product range to go with it. The home cinema in a box solution that is the Bose Lifestyle series now...

  • Samsung HT-C6500 Blu-ray home cinema system   review
    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,...

  • Sharp launches new soundbar and iPod docking station
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    Sharp launches new soundbar and iPod docking station

    By 20 January 2010

    Sharp has announced the launch of two new audio products hitting the shelves in 2010 with a shiny new iPod dock and a soundbar. The DK-AP8P iPod dock is describe as "ultra-chic" and comes with a detachable touch control panel that doubles as a remote...

  • LG HB954SP Blu-ray home cinema system announced
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    LG HB954SP Blu-ray home cinema system announced

    By 8 October 2009

    LG has launched a new Blu-ray home cinema system, the HB954SP, a BD-Live-enabled, Full HD 1080p, 1000 Watt, 5.1 effort. With five oval satellite Mark-Levinson-tuned speakers, the connected system offers one-click access to YouTube videos, upscaling of...

  • LG HB354BS Blu-ray home cinema system  review
    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...

  • Pioneer offers three new DVD home cinema systems
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    Pioneer offers three new DVD home cinema systems

    By 29 July 2009

    Pioneer has introduced three DVD home cinema systems, the 5.1-channel DCS-590 and DCS-585 and the 2.1-channel DCS-FS30 with slim speakers for those short on space, or who don't want their home ent equipment taking over their living room. All models can...

  • Panasonic SC-BT205 Blu-ray home cinema system review
    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...

  • LG HB954 Blu-ray home cinema system review
    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...