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All the new Onkyos, all the pictures

Andrew Everard Mon, 17 Aug 2009, 4:20pm

As promised in our news story, here's a closer look at all the new Onkyo products launched today. This is the new flagship AV receiver, the £2400 TX-NR5007...... and here's the same model with its front flap open showing the minor controls. ...

All those new Sony Blu-ray systems

Andrew Everard Tue, 11 Aug 2009, 11:30am

Just to back up our news story covering the launch of seven new Sony 'home cinema in a box' systems with Blu-ray capability, here's a stack of pictures of the new models.This is the BDV-E300, which has optional wireless rear speakers with an ...

Simple, effective and a snip: Maplin's Mini SPL meter

Andrew Everard Sun, 9 Aug 2009, 11:54am

Answering a forum question the other day I was surfing around for the best price for an SPL meter, and stumbled across a bargain I felt I should pass on.Since Tandy vanished from our shores, and with it ready availability of the Radio Shack ...

The Active advantage

Andrew Everard Sun, 9 Aug 2009, 10:34am

To quote my learned colleague Mr Duncan, "Oh dear."Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear..." Y'see, this isn't going to please the 'digits is digits' brigade one little bit, and will almost inevitably stir up a hornet's nest of slanging from those who say ...

How I became a THX-Certified Professional

Dominic Dawes Thu, 23 Jul 2009, 11:50am

There is just something about the London Docklands on a Sunday – silent, weird, half-finished. One is tempted to shout Is there anybody out there at rows of luxury apartments that give off the atmosphere of mausoleums. It's like a futurist ghost ...

USA: Boom-time for the Bed Theater

Andrew Everard Mon, 20 Jul 2009, 11:55am

The morning inbox usually contains all kids of strange press releases, more often than not as the result of handing out business cards at, or simply registering for, overseas shows. Just this morning I have been offered unbeatable prices on ...

The 50in digital photo frame

Andrew Everard Mon, 15 Jun 2009, 11:14am

This one's definitely at the 'and Vision' end of things, but have been playing for the past few months with a little box I spotted at last year's Hong Kong Electronics Fair, and meaning to write some hands-on impressions for ages. It's a simple ...

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Hands on with Panasonic's DMR BS850 Blu-ray recorder

Andy Clough Wed, 13 May 2009, 12:28pm

On 20th June, Panasonic will release the first ever Blu-ray recorder in this country, offering the ability to record to HDD or archive on 50GB Blu-ray discs.We're the first to get our hands on a full production sample, and we'll be publishing ...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Yamaha's 2009 hi-fi and home cinema range in full

Andy Clough Fri, 24 Apr 2009, 8:23am

As you may already have read in our news story, we've just had an exclusive briefing on all Yamaha's new 2009 models, including its entire multichannel receiver range, new hi-fi systems, speakers and iPod docks. Just to recap, here are the key ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Full details of Panasonic's forthcoming Blu-ray/Freesat recorders

Andy Clough Thu, 16 Apr 2009, 11:00am

We've spent the day at Panasonic's UK HQ in Bracknell, getting a full technical briefing on its range of forthcoming Blu-ray/Freesat recorders, due out on June 20th. We first caught a glimpse of the new recorders at Panasonic's European press ...

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