Home Cinema in a Box


£ 500

Bland, unexciting, average and occasionally irritating

£ 2000

Arcam was one of the first to develop a stylish, one-box home cinema system that also delivers fine sound and pictures

£ 1800

A real performer but at too high a cost

£ 1250

Take it for what it is and you'll be highly impressed

£ 650

Cheaper rivals are setting high standards at lower prices, but the Philips HTS9800 is still a good buy

£ 2995

Naim is a high priest at the church of stereo purism and the N-Vi deserves to be worshipped