It's time to round up the news and reviews that have graced What Hi-Fi? the past week – including details of new products from Amazon, B&W and Samsung.

This week on What Hi-Fi? has seen Sonos lock horns with Denon over the latter's new HEOS system, Amazon has (finally) released the Fire TV box in the UK and B&W have entered new territory with the T7 portable Bluetooth speaker.

On the reviews front, we had plenty to satiate any interest in home cinema and hi-fi, with Samsung's 4K UE48HU7500 TV, B&W's 683 S2 Theatre speaker package and InFocus's IN8606HD projector all gunning for top marks.

News

Sonos sues Denon for HEOS patent infringements

We lead with the news that Sonos is filling a lawsuit against Denon for the infringement of at least four patents in relation to Denon's new HEOS multi-room system.

We looked at the HEOS system a few months back and noticed a few similarities between the two, but there were also significant differences. Clearly, Sonos feel otherwise.

READ MORE: Sonos sues Denon for HEOS patent infringements

MORE: Denon unveils DA-10 headphone amplifier

MORE: Marantz introduces high-end HD-DAC1 headphone amplifier

 

B&W T7 is company's first portable Bluetooth speaker

Hi-fi manufacturer B&W has entered uncharted territory with its first ever portable Bluetooth speaker.

Designated the T7, it will be the first speaker in B&W's lineup to support both Android and iOS devices. With aptX Bluetooth onboard and a wired connection also possible, the T7 will sport a £300 price tag when it launches in retail stores soon (you can buy it on the B&W store right now).

READ MORE: B&W T7 is company's first portable Bluetooth speaker

MORE: B&O Play launches first Bluetooth speaker with the BeoPlay A2

Amazon Fire TV set-top box arrives in the UK

Amazon's move into devices continues apace as the Fire TV set-top box goes on sale in the UK for £79.

On it, you'll be able to access services such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Spotify and - of course -  Amazon Prime Instant Video as the online retail giant looks to challenge the likes of Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku in the home streaming space.

READ MORE: Amazon Fire TV set-top box arrives in the UK

MORE: Google to introduce second version of Chromecast streaming dongle

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Reviews

"If the size is right for you, we certainly recommend taking the plunge."

Samsung UE48HU7500

Samsung romped home with not one, not two, but three awards in our TV category at this year's  What Hi-Fi? Awards and, surprisingly, the UE48HU7500 was not one of them.

We say surprisingly because this is a terrific set, albeit with the caveat of a few minor flaws. However, for the price, this a fabulous way to be introduced to 4K.

Read the full Samsung UE48HU7500 review

"It’s not quite the class-leading package that we were hoping for, but it’s still definitely worth an audition."

B&W 683 S2 Theatre

We've been massively impressed by B&W's output this year, although CM6 S2's fell just a little bit short of top marks with a four-star verdict recently…

And so does the 683 S2 Theatre package. It's not through lack of effort, but this package needs a few tweaks to be considered class-leading.

Read the full B&W 683 S2 Theatre review

 

"This InFocus has just enough detail, punch and conviction in its colour palette to make it an enjoyable watch"

InFocus IN8606HD

The competition in the projector range is fierce and it takes a well-rounded effort to get top marks.

And while there's plenty to like about InFocus's latest effort, the competition is just that little bit better. However, for £650 you'll find a compact projector with enough detail and conviction to satisfy.

Read the full InFocus IN8606HD review