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NEWS: SIM2 projector delivers grand specification

By Dominic Dawes | Fri, 27 Jul 2007, 5:02pm

The 'Grand Cinema' C3X-E projector from SIM2 may be aimed at those with plenty of cash to splash, but it certainly has some impressive trickery inside its sleek frame to justify the price tag. This projector is full-HD, 1080p ...

NEWS: Marantz takes hi-fi to new heights

By Andy Clough | Fri, 27 Jul 2007, 4:43pm

We've just reviewed Marantz's flagship SACD/CD player, the £5000 SA-7S1, in the Temptation section of our September issue - contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, other magazines don't have an exclusive on it - and now the ...

The Best of the Week - 27/07/07

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 27 Jul 2007, 4:12pm

Well, the river outside the office window remains a raging torrent, while down in the depths of WHFSV towers all the energy is being generated by discussions of the merits of various pieces of equipment as the Awards judging looms ever closer. ...

NEWS: Naim powers trend-bucking East London record store

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 27 Jul 2007, 11:05am

With the world telling you that sales of music on disc are in decline, opening a new record and CD store might seem a pretty daft idea. But that's just what London-based Rough Trade is doing, with a new 5000sq ft (420sq m) shop in a converted ...

NEWS: Watch movies on the go with LG's latest portable DVD player

By Andy Clough | Fri, 27 Jul 2007, 10:16am

If incessant games of 'I Spy' with the kids on long car journeys drive you mad, then what you need is a portable DVD player to keep the little darlings entertained. LG has a new portable DVD player, the DP271, that might be just the ...

NEWS: Heroes to help HD DVD?

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 26 Jul 2007, 4:45pm

Sci-fi TV show Heroes registered record-breaking viewing figures on BBC2 and BBC HD last night, and soon it could be helping HD DVD to similar success. In a further boost to the HD DVD camp in its high-definition disc battle against Blu-ray, ...

NEWS: Star Trek, Jim, but not as we know it

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 26 Jul 2007, 4:40pm

It's an announcement that could divide Trekkies as George Lucas's special editions of Star Wars have long split fans of The Force. The forthcoming HD DVD version of Star Trek: The Original Series is to have its 1960s visual effects ...

NEWS: Virgin Media launches free sports news TV channel and sports website

By Andy Clough | Thu, 26 Jul 2007, 4:05pm

Not to be outdone by arch-rivals Sky and BT Vision, Virgin Media is to woo sports fans by launching a new free TV channel, Setanta Sports News, and a dedicated sports portal on its website. Setanta Sports News will offer a mix of breaking ...

NEWS: Denon's first Blu-ray player to go on sale Stateside this autumn

By Andy Clough | Thu, 26 Jul 2007, 1:51pm

Denon has confirmed its commitment to Blu-ray by unveiling details of its first Blu-ray player, the $2000 DVD-3800 BDCI. It's due to go on sale in the US this autumn, and will be available in the UK around November, according to the ...

NEWS: British Summer boosts DVD watching

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 26 Jul 2007, 12:50pm

The wettest, dullest June for over a decade seems to have sent us all scurrying for the comfort of our home cinema set-ups. Sales and rentals of DVDs were up, and the number of movies being bought showed its fastest growth this year. We ...