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NEWS: Double-display option makes Marantz receiver a flexible HD hub

By Clare Newsome | Mon, 26 Nov 2007, 9:03pm

Marantz is to replace its SR7001 receiver with the feature-packed SR7002 – boasting full HD audio support plus two HDMI outputs, allowing users with both TV and projector to cut down on cable-switching capers.The THX Select-II ...

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: Archos 605 WiFi portable multimedia player

By Clare Newsome | Fri, 16 Nov 2007, 6:58pm

Ahead of its publication in our January issue - out December 13th - here is our First Test of the Archos 605 WiFi portable media player.... Archos 605 WiFi £299 (80GB) FIVE STARS For: Big touchscreen that looks good; WiFi features; easy ...

SHOW NEWS: Tannoy signs up for the Revolution

By Clare Newsome | Sun, 4 Nov 2007, 12:37pm

After some compact speakers? Tannoy has some new options, in the sleekly styled new Revolution Signature range, making its debut at the What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision Show this weekend. The range - currently comprising two standmounts, two ...

SHOW NEWS: Mission unveils 79 series speakers

By Clare Newsome | Sun, 4 Nov 2007, 11:54am

The latest evolution of Mission's renowned 7-series speakers has made its debut at this weekend's What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision Show. The new 79 series includes 790 and 792 standmounts, 794 and 796 floorstanders, 79C centre ...

SHOW NEWS: Cyrus unveils three new CD players

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 1 Nov 2007, 2:21pm

Cyrus has announced ‘SE’ editions of its CD players – no, not ‘Special Edition,’ but Servo Evolution – a new system that boldly claims to offer “a major advance in hi-fi CD quality". We’ll investigate that in our forthcoming ...

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: Panasonic TX-37LZD70

By Clare Newsome | Fri, 26 Oct 2007, 11:29am

Well, you asked for it, so here it is! Live from the test team; pre-publication in the issue - a full review of Panasonic's brand-new 37in LCD TV, including how it performs against its Award-winning sibling, the TH-37PX70. ...

What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision South Africa rubs it in...

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 25 Oct 2007, 4:18pm

They had the good grace to leave it until Tuesday, but since then our colleagues on the South African edition of What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision haven't let us forget the result of Saturday's World Cup rugby final, writes Clare Newsome. ...

2007 Awards issue - on sale now!

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 18 Oct 2007, 12:28pm

It's here! Our biggest issue of the year has hit newsagents - and subscribers' letter boxes - up and down the land. The 2007 Awards issue names the very best home entertainment kit you can buy, revealing more than 80 winners in the ...

NEWS: Channel 4 going HD

By Clare Newsome | Wed, 19 Sep 2007, 10:55am

Channel 4 is set to become the first terrestrial broadcaster to offer a high-definition simulcast of its main channel on Sky HD. From December, Channel 4 HD will be available free to Sky HD subscribers, promising a wide range of programming ...

NEWS: Pure's Chronos II DAB adds features, cuts power

By Clare Newsome | Tue, 18 Sep 2007, 6:21pm

Pure Digital has announced a new addition to its DAB clock-radio family, the Chronos II. Hoping to follow in the illustrious steps of the original Chronos, the new version now comes in a choice of two colours – white or aluminium – and adds FM ...