The best AV deals and home cinema discounts can save you a fortune on upgrades. Whether you're looking to move up in AV performance or starting off your first big screen, surround sound adventure. The bargains are out there hiding on the shelves. Our job is to bring you the map.
Whether you want to add surround sound speakers to your system, go for a bigger picture with a 4K projector, or level up a home cinema amp for the proper surround sound experience, we can help you on your chosen path.
We've tracked down the very best discounts on some very decent home cinema and AV kit and, as ever, we keep an extra close eye on where you can find the cheapest prices so that you don't have to.
Now take a load off and choose from one of these. Your front row ticket to home cinema heaven is but a few clicks away...
Blu-ray player deals
£100 £69 at John Lewis
Vibrant colours, oodles of detail and a great sound? Sign us up! This cheap Panasonic HD Blu-ray player is a bargain at less than £70 and rock bottom for a disc spinner.
LG UBK80 4K Blu-ray player
£200 £129 at Amazon
Not one we've tested but a deal hard to ignore with a 4K Blu-ray player down nearly to half-price. There's HDR10 support (no Dolby Vision), 4K upscaling, HDMIs and a USB input round the front. Sounds decent.
Panasonic DP-UB150EB-K 4K BD Player
£180 £140 at Amazon
A budget 4K disc spinner with HDR10+ format support is hard to find - but clearly not impossible! This Pana player is one of the most affordable ways to play back your 4K Blu-rays with the comfort of knowing that you're doing so in very decent quality.
Panasonic DP-UB450EB 4K BD player
£219 £189 at John Lewis
The performance is virtually identical to the five-star, 4K Panasonic player above but this one offers both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support.
LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player
£248 £199 at Currys
This player does it all when it comes to discs, playing 4K Blu-rays and supporting many flavours of HDR, including Dolby Vision. Twin HDMI outputs allow you to split picture and sound. It also comes equipped with smart apps built-in for catch-up and on-demand streaming.
Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player
£249 £199 at Sevenoaks
This Award winner boasts virtually identical features to the Award-winning UBP-X800 but supports Dolby Vision HDR. It’ll take quite some rival to knock this superb 4K player off its five-star perch.
Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player
£399 £279 at Sevenoaks
This Sony 4K Blu-ray player supports stunning Atmos and DTS:X sound, plus HDR images with BT.2020 colour. High resolution music is also supported, plus you can stream wireless music to your Bluetooth headphones for private listening. Winner.
Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player
£399 £299 at John Lewis
Panasonic's top of the range 2018 player has got everything you need. HDR-wise you're covered with Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG. It's also a great choice for those with some serious surround sound as it supports 7.1-channel audio.
Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K BD player £899 at John Lewis
This is an entertaining and attention-grabbing premium player that's simply bursting with colour. It delivers a great sense of depth. Soundtracks come with plenty of weight and power. It's a seriously capable machine for home cinema enthusiasts.
Speaker package deals
Q Acoustics 3010i cinema pack
£895 £766 at Sevenoaks
This Q Acoustics package is based on its very good standmount speakers but still with a solid centre and a banging sub. It's a solid deal with this near three-figure discount.
Dali Zensor 1 5.1 speaker package
£906 £879 at Exceptional AV
Years on from launch and this award-winning speaker bundle is still an excellent shout. Their sound is articulate and detailed, with dialogue a particular big hitter and music still punchy and complex; a solid build too. Great audio just doesn't get old.
Q Acoustics 3050i cinema pack
£1345 £1156 at Sevenoaks
Our top choice budget speaker package for the moment and it's available with a tempting discount. Bags of big sound fun, sacks of detail and just terrific for your music too. Great, great value.
KEF Q350 AV 5.1
£2210 £1850 at Peter Tyson
This five-star speaker package is a bold and powerful performer. Based on the Award-winning Q350 standmount speakers, it offers excellent timing and an exciting and expressive presentation. A bargain at full price, now, unmissable.
Monitor Audio Silver 6AV12
£3159 £1999 at Peter Tyson
The 5.1 package has gone out of production but great AV sound doesn't actually date. The result is an incredible bargain on a five-star speaker set-up. It won't last long!
AV receiver deals
Marantz SR7015 11.2ch 8K AVR
£1649 £1599 at Sevenoaks
Not one we've tested but this nine-channel amp looks like a good starting place for 3D audio and decent quality home cinema sound. It supports Dolby Atmos in up to a 5.2.4 configuration, DTS:X and Auro 3D surround sound formats.
Denon AVC-X6700H AV receiver
£2399 £2299 at Sevenoaks
This 2020 Award-winner is a superb upgrade on the AVR above. It boasts class-leading sound, improved detail and a new HDMI section which includes three HDMI 2.1-certified outputs enabling full support for 8K at up to 60Hz and 4K at 120Hz. A belter and an excellent deal.
Marantz SR8015 11.2ch 8K AVR
£2899 £2799 at Sevenoaks
Save on this flagship 8K AVR from Marantz. It supports Dolby Atmos in up to a 7.1.4 configuration, DTS:X and Auro 3D surround sound formats. It includes HDMI 2.1 features and claims a power output of 205 watts per channel. Not one we've tested but a reliable brand.
Denon AVC-X8500H AV receiver
£3899 £2949 at Exceptional AV
This flagship home cinema amp from 2018 can be brought right up to date with a £649 HDMI board upgrade if gaming is required. Otherwise save the cash and grab a solid gold AV bargain.
JVC TH-D227B 2.0 Compact
£60 £40 at Currys
This JVC soundbar has Bluetooth for wireless streaming as well as wired connections, so you can easily connect the soundbar to your TV or existing audio. It has a compact design that's compatible with TVs from 17” and over. Oh, and it's now nearly half price! Bargain.
Sony HT-S350 soundbar
£279 £199 at Currys
Be quick and you can nab Sony's 2.1-channel soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo for nearly half price at Currys.
Sky Soundbox soundbar
£499 £209 at Sky
Sky's soundbar/wireless speaker delivers a big sound from a small box. It has 4K-supporting HDMI input/output connections and a digital optical input, plus USB and Bluetooth connectivity for music. It's now very competitively priced.
Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar
£350 £299 at Sevenoaks
A What Hi-Fi? 2019 Award-winner for the best soundbar under £300, this Yamaha does a fine job of emulating a surround sound system, and deserves pride of place in most home cinema set-ups. You get a dedicated subwoofer for extra bass and there's some beautifully layered detail on offer.
£449 £299 at Sevenoaks
Small on size and cost, big on value and audio – the powerful-sounding HT-700 serves up a seriously-cinematic performance. There's a chunky wireless sub and 3D audio support and all at half what you'd pay for its better rivals.
Sonos Playbase wireless soundbase
£699 £430 at Amazon
It's not often there's a discount on Sonos kit, so grab it while you can. The Playbase is simple, stylish and will beat the sound from most TVs hands down. Connect it to a multi-room system and even add it to a full 5.1 setup.
Sony HT-ST5000 Atmos soundbar
£1500 £1312 at Amazon
If you’ve been looking for a fuss-free way to get Dolby Atmos into your home, apart from the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar, this is the best we’ve seen so far. With three HDMI inputs, USB, Bluetooth and high-res audio support, this is a bar that won't let you down.
Nebula Capsule projector
£400 £340 at Amazon
When reviewed, we praised the Capsule's "neat design, solid sound and access to streaming services". Its resolution of 854 x 480 pixels is par for the course when it comes to miniature projectors. A brightness of 100 lumens means you'll need a dimly-lit room. Not perfect but it's the best mini around.
Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable
£600 £479 at Amazon
This portable projector is fun, quick and enjoyable to use. Set-up requires minimum fuss, and thanks to its wi-fi and built-in apps, you can stream content directly through it. With this healthy discount, this lunchbox-sized projector is very tasty indeed.
Epson EH-TW7000 4K projector
£1199 £1137 at Amazon
This is the best projector at around the thousand pound mark at the moment. Black depth is unsophisticated but contrast, colour and cinematic appeal are well beyond the competition. It's a great starter projector for a budget home cinema set-up.
Optoma UHD42 4K projector
£1299 £1049 at Crampton & Moore
This is a very decent budget 4K projector with some good HDR pop and some of the best black depth you'll find in this price bracket and beyond. It features a powered USB socket and high frame rate HDMI certification for gamers to enjoy.
Epson EH-TW7100 4K HDR projector
£1699 £1641 at Amazon
It may seem pricey for what is an entry level 4K product but this projector is a real gem. The black depth is very decent for this kind of money, the colours are bold and balanced, and the HDR production brings an excellent sense of immersion.
LG CineBeam HU80KSW 4K projector
£1999 £1929 at Amazon
This high-end portable projector handles 4K HDR material and comes with connectivity including an app store of its own. With 2500 lumens of brightness and a 150in picture too, it's one of the most feature-complete projectors you'll ever find.
Epson EH-TW9400 4K projector
£2549 £2499 at Richer Sounds
This big, brassy projector is as good as you'll get before forking out for the beauty of native 4K projection. Colour accuracy, contrast control and HDR are all handled brilliantly and help make for a proper cinematic feel on a relatively modest budget.
Optoma UHZ65 4K laser projector
£4999 £2500 at Richer Sounds
Not one we've tested but this huge discount is hard to ignore. Laser projectors like this offer the kind of big brightness and flexibility that makes them excellent choices as TV replacers for the living room. Just add a media streamer.
BenQ V6050 4K UST projector
£3999 £2999 at Richer Sounds
Ultra-short throw projectors are the fastest growing form factor. With sound, picture and smarts built-in, they're an obvious all-in-one projector solution. This huge discount makes the V6050 one of the most tempting around.
Sony VPL-VW270ES 4K projector
£4999 £3999 at AVOnline
This ex-demo discount offers a great opportunity to own a native 4K projector at a bargain price. Prepare for an incredibly immersive picture with a brilliant sense of depth and insight, and some of the smoothest action around.
Sony VPL-VW590ES native 4K projector
£6999 £6299 at Amazon
Pick up this five-star reviewed native 4K projector for an absolute steal. With fantastic 4K detail, an exciting and vivid picture, and top notch motion processing, you'll melt into a world of cinematic bliss.
Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K projector
£14,999 £9499 at AVOnline
This ex-demo native 4K laser source projector is available at a song, largely because it has just been superseded by a 2020 model. It's not one we've reviewed but the Sony SXRD projectors are a very solid bet. Expect excellent contrast, colours and black levels.