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NEWS: A sneak preview of the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Show 2007

Andy Clough Thu, 19 Jul 2007, 11:03am

You may be looking forward to your summer hols as you read this, but our minds have already turned to the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Show, taking place at the Novotel London-Hammersmith from November 2-4. It's the UK's premier ...

The onward march of new technology

Andy Clough Thu, 19 Jul 2007, 10:00am

I've spent most of this week putting together the contents list for the next issue of the Ultimate Guide to Home Cinema, and a fascinating experience it's been, writes Andy Clough. We've had lengthy discussions about what should ...

NEWS: Samsung adds 1080P upscaling to home cinema in a box

Andrew Everard Wed, 18 Jul 2007, 10:14am

New from Samsung is a trio of home all-in-one home cinema systems - and one comes complete with video upscaling to 1080P. The HT-TXQ120 claims this feature as a world's first, and backs it up with floorstanding speakers, universal ...

NEWS: Sony's new ES receiver range-topper

Andrew Everard Tue, 17 Jul 2007, 4:18pm

This is Sony's forthcoming STR-DA5300ES receiver, expected to slot into the company's range above the existing STR-DA5200ES in September or October. The price in the UK is subject to confirmation, but it's expected to sell for ...

NEWS: T2 comes to UK HD DVD

Andrew Everard Tue, 17 Jul 2007, 3:45pm

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of a trio of new HD DVD titles on the way from Momentum Pictures. The movie, in which Arnie lived up to his promise to be back, is released on August 13, along with Dustin Hoffman and the late Anne Bancroft ...

The Best of the Week - 13/07/07

Andrew Everard Fri, 13 Jul 2007, 12:08pm

It's been the lull after the storm this week: following the onslaught of equipment for Awards consideration last week – yes, Dave, you did look shattered in that picture! – and finishing off the September issue, things are kind of ...

NEWS: Sony's new all-in-one system has speakers that fit in the palm of your hand

Andrew Everard Thu, 12 Jul 2007, 5:05pm

We've seen home cinema systems with small speakers, but Sony has come up with what are probably the tiniest yet – five of them are used with the company's Bravia Theatre DAV-IS10 system, due in the shops in September at around ...

NEWS: Ateca Vision stands – French with lots of tiers!

Andrew Everard Thu, 12 Jul 2007, 12:59pm

New stands from a French furniture maker with a 50-year history – that's the Ateca Vision range, now available through BBG. Designed to support plasma and LCD TVs, plus AV electronics, the Ateca Vision range comes in a striking line-up of ...

NEWS: HD DVD group claims a sales lead

Joe Cox Thu, 12 Jul 2007, 12:48pm

Lies, damned lies, and statistics. It's said that statistics can say whatever you want them to, but regardless the HD DVD promotional group is happily waving the latest HD player sales figures at anyone who'll listen. GfK, an ...

NEWS: TCI's cost-effective short-run HDMI cables

Andrew Everard Thu, 12 Jul 2007, 11:00am

The new HDMI cable from True Colours Industries is unusual in that it doesn't claim to deliver superior picture or sound in runs that would let you put your projector down the other end of the garden. Instead, Copperhead Lite is designed ...