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NEWS: Sony's new ES receiver range-topper

By 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

By 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 ...

NEWS: Linn Records reissues classic jazz demonstration disc on 180g LP

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 17 Jul 2007, 11:51am

Carol Kidd's eponymous debut album, a long-time favourite for show and retailer demonstrations, has been reissued by Linn Records on 180-gram vinyl LP, remastered from the original analogue recordings. Available from good record stores ...

NEWS: Pure launches its summer Siesta

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 17 Jul 2007, 10:46am

New from Pure is the very affordable Siesta DAB/FM clock radio, designed to offer a choice of wake-up modes, two finishes - charcoal or silver - and a low standby power consumption to keep your carbon footprint from getting all smudgy while you ...

NEWS: BT Vision targets footie fans

By Andy Clough | Mon, 16 Jul 2007, 3:46pm

BT Vision aims to slash the cost of watching Barclays Premier League matches on TV with the launch of its BT Vision Sport service. It's offering a package of 'near-live' matches for just £4 per month. Fans can choose to view a ...

The Best of the Week - 13/07/07

By 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

By 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: Sonneteer's phono stage now with a USB link

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

Sonneteer's high-quality Sedley phono stage has joined the growing ranks of audiophile devices designed to talk to your computer. As well as the line outputs of the previous version, the Sedley now has a USB socket, meaning it can be ...

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

By 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

By 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 ...