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NEWS: The Departed scores 100,000 high-definition disc sales

Andrew Everard Sun, 3 Jun 2007, 3:03pm

Warner Home Video's HD release of Martin Scorsese's The Departed, available on both HD-DVD/DVD combo disc and Blu-ray, has become the first title to clock up 100,000 high-definition disc sales. The movie, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio ...

Behind the scenes at Onkyo

Andrew Everard Mon, 28 May 2007, 7:07pm

Andrew Everard writes I've just spent a few days getting under the skin of Onkyo, seeing the company's new range of AV receivers and the factory where the more upmarket models are being made. And the major impression is of an outfit with ...

NEWS: Sony extends PS3's home cinema appeal with firmware download

Andrew Everard Mon, 28 May 2007, 4:58pm

Sony is making its PlayStation 3 console even more attractive to home cinema enthusiasts with the arrival of its latest firmware upgrade. Version 1.80, which can be downloaded by clicking here, adds video upscaling to 1080p from DVD discs and ...

NEWS: Onkyo AV receiver range offers upscaling and full HD audio from just £400

Andrew Everard Mon, 28 May 2007, 12:59pm

Onkyo is all set to unleash a complete AV receiver range for 2007-8, with the entry-level at just £250, a £400 model complete with Dolby Digital Plus/TrueHD and DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and, at the top end of the line-up, 1080P ...

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NEWS: Denon previews new-look receiver with HD Audio support and built-in wi-fi

Andrew Everard Mon, 21 May 2007, 9:38am

Due in September, Denon's £2000 AVR-4308 heralds a new look for the company's range, with softer lines. But there's nothing soft about what's under the lid: not only does the receiver have decoding for both Dolby TrueHD and ...

NEWS: Arcam prepares a 5.1-channel speaker package

Andrew Everard Sat, 19 May 2007, 4:48pm

Having developed the Alto speaker to go with the original Solo all-in-one system, Arcam is all set to launch a surround speaker package to match the new Solo Movie. The Muso speakers and Logo subwoofer are due in the shops in June, and it ...

HDMI: A little less talk, a little more conversation, please

Andrew Everard Tue, 15 May 2007, 2:29pm

Long ago and far away - mid-90s and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, since you ask - there was much talk about the way a wire was going to change the consumer electronics world. One simple connector, whether it was called ...

NEWS: Sony’s feature-packed budget receiver range offers auto-calibration from just £179

Andrew Everard Tue, 15 May 2007, 12:52pm

Sony’s launching three new receivers in its STR-DG range, which slots in below the Award-winning STR-DA1200ES model. And though these are clearly budget designs, the company hasn’t skimped on the features – even the entry-level STR-DG510, at ...

NEWS: Five-star SIM2 projector looks even better with £1500 off

Andrew Everard Tue, 15 May 2007, 12:43pm

We gave it a five-star rating at £5000, but now the SIM2 Grand Cinema HT305E has been reduced to £3500, making it even better value. The projector uses the HD2+ Dark Chip 3 chipset from Texas Instruments, and HD ready with its ...

NEWS: Three-panel D-ILA Dreambee projector aims to create a buzz

Andrew Everard Tue, 15 May 2007, 11:47am

Just launched in the UK is the DreamBee projector from Paris-based DreamVision: using three 1.8cm D-ILA panels it promises Full HD resolution and cinema quality for £7000, making it a serious rival to high-quality DLP designs. With ...