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The very best home cinema deals still live this Black Friday weekend

Hunting down the best home cinema deals and AV discounts this Black Friday could easily save you a small 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. 

So if 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...

The best Black Friday deals

The best Black Friday home cinema deals 

Speaker package deals

Monitor Audio Silver 200 AV12 £2869
What Hi-Fi? award winner

Monitor Audio Silver 200 AV12 £2869 £2099 at Peter Tyson (save £770)
This deal applies to the black, oak, rosewood, walnut and white finishes (so all except black gloss) and comprises the excellent Silver 200 floorstanding speakers, Silver C150 Centre, Silver FX surround speakers and Silver W-12 Subwoofer – aka the exact configuration we tested and promptly rewarded with a 2020 Award. A rare discount on an excellent 5.1 speaker package. 

Q Acoustics 3010i cinema pack £895

Q Acoustics 3010i cinema pack £895 £679 at Sevenoaks (save £216)
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

Dali Zensor 1 5.1 speaker package £906 £879 at Exceptional AV (save £27)
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
Five-star 5.1 set-up

Q Acoustics 3050i cinema pack £1345 £999 at Sevenoaks (save £346)
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

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 £2210 £1850 at Peter Tyson (save £360)
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.

AV receiver deals

Denon AVC-A110 AV Amplifier £5500
Limited edition

Denon AVC-A110 AV Amplifier £5500 £4400 at Sevenoaks (save £1100) This stylish silver graphite amp sits at the top of Denon's stellar AV amplifier line-up. With 13.2-channels and all the next-gen tech you'd expect with 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, Dolby AtmosDTS:X, DTS:X Pro, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D.  Gaming features like Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) are on board too, and if you decide to take a peek under the hood you'll find a chic all-black interior. No wonder the company has described it as "one of the most special AV amplifiers Denon has ever produced”.

£1799

Marantz SR7015 11.2ch 8K AVR £1799 £1579 at Sevenoaks (save £220) 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 Amplifier £2500
Award winner

Denon AVC-X6700H AV Amplifier £2500 £1939 at Sevenoaks (save £560)  This 2021 Award-winner sounds simply superb, with impressive scale, detail and expression. Alongside its class-leading sound, there's 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  £2999

Marantz SR8015 11.2ch 8K AVR £2999 £2499 at Sevenoaks (save £500) 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 £3999
Upgradeable flagship

Denon AVC-X8500H AV receiver £3999 £2949 at Richer Sounds (save £1050) A vast saving is currently available on the silver colourway of this 2018 flagship home cinema amp. If you're serious about gaming, it can be upgraded to Denon's latest HDMI spec with a factory circuit board upgrade costing £649. Otherwise, save the cash and grab a solid gold ( or silver) home cinema bargain.

Soundbar deals

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) £449
New product

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) £449 £399 at Richer Sounds (save £50) The latest offering from Sonos is fresh from winning a 2021 What Hi-Fi award after impressing us with its exceptional virtual Dolby Atmos performance. When watching Atmos content, two of the Beams five-speaker arrays are dedicated to reproducing overhead and surround sounds and use psychoacoustic HRTF (head-related transfer function) technology to give the impression of height without needing to get vertical. Not that many soundbars at this price point come with networking capabilities, but this being a Sonos product, WIFI is on board as is HDMI eARC and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Five stars

£1599

Samsung HW-Q950A £1599 £999 at Richer Sounds (save £600)
There are big savings to be had on this on Samsung's flagship 2021 soundbar, which has more drivers than any other model on the market. The 11.1.4 channels deliver both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound and the performance is huge and bombastic.

Sonos Arc soundbar £899

Sonos Arc soundbar £899 £879 at Sevenoaks (save £20) This two time What Hi-fi? award winner delivers five star Dolby Atmos performance and WIFI connectivity for easy integration with other Sonos products and music streaming. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Sonos Beam Soundbar
Award winner

Sonos Beam Gen 1 £399 £349 at Richer Sounds (save £50)
One of the best performance-per-pound products Sonos has produced to date, the Beam is a blinding little soundbar that is musically capable of doubling up as your go-to wireless speaker. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

JVC TH-D227B 2.0 Compact £60

JVC TH-D227B 2.0 Compact £60 £40 at Currys (save £20)
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.

£2199
Award winner

Sennheiser Ambeo £2199 £1799 at Sevenoaks (save £400) Standing almost 1.3m wide, Sennheiser's Ambeo is not for the faint of heart or short of space. But it sounds sensational and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. Relatively expensive by soundbar standards, but worth investigating thanks to this hefty discount. Five Stars

Sony HT-S350 soundbar £279

Sony HT-S350 soundbar £279 £199 at Currys (save £80)
Be quick and you can nab Sony's 2.1-channel soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo for nearly half price at Currys.

LG SP11RA

LG SP11RA £1499 £999 at Hughes (save £500)
This 2021 flagship soundbar is surprisingly agile, with a detailed top end and easy-going character. It’s not got the most robust low end but it does offer an even and immersive listening experience with a tech spec that is one of the most comprehensive and future-proofed available.

Sky Soundbox soundbar £499

Sky Soundbox soundbar £499 £209 at Sky (save £81)
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
Award-winner

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar £350 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £50)
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.

Sony HT-G700 £449

Sony HT-G700 £449 £399 at Sevenoaks (save £150)
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.

Sony HT-SF150

Sony SF100 soundbar £109 £89 at Very (save £20)
If you're looking for a simple, constructive step up in sound from your TV's in-built speakers, Sony's SF150 offers a significant sonic enhancement for little outlay. Alongside HDMI ARC, it has an optical input supporting Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono and LPCM 2ch. There's also a USB port and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for music playback from an external source too. To boost your cinema experience there's also Sony's S-Force Front Surround technology on-board, which applies processing to give the acoustic impression of a more encompassing sound stage. Four stars.

Sonos Playbase wireless soundbase £699

Sonos Playbase wireless soundbase £699 £430 at Amazon (save £269)
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.

Projector deals

Nebula Solar Portable projector £600

Nebula Solar Portable projector £600 £420 at Amazon (save £180)
This Full HD projector is the best portable model we've tested to date. With built-in speakers, an Android TV app platform and three-hour battery life, it's an excellent way to enjoy a big-screen film anywhere round the house, the garden and wherever else you want go.

Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable £600
Great price

Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable £600 £403 at Amazon (save £197)
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.

Nebula Capsule Max projector: £480

Nebula Capsule Max projector: £480 £330 at Amazon (save £140)
Not one we've looked at but the Max edition is the 720p, 200 lumens version of the Capsule above. It has an Android 8.1 OS, some solid app access and a 4-hour battery life.

Epson EH-TW7000 4K projector £1199
Limited stock

Epson EH-TW7000 4K projector £1199 £999 at Richer Sounds (save £200)
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

Optoma UHD42 4K projector £1299 £1049 at Crampton & Moore (save £250)
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
Product of the Year

Epson EH-TW7100 4K HDR projector £1699 £1579 at Amazon (save £120)
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.

Epson EH-TW9400 4K projector £2549

Epson EH-TW9400 4K projector £2549 £2499 at Richer Sounds (save £50)
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
Save £1200!

Optoma UHZ65 4K laser projector £4999 £2200 at Richer Sounds (save £2799)
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

BenQ V6050 4K UST projector £3999 £2999 at Richer Sounds (save £1000)
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-VW590W native 4K projector

Sony VPL-VW590W native 4K projector £6999 £5999 at Amazon (save £1000)
A white projector might not suit every home, but you can pick up this five-star 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
Save 45%

Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K projector £14,999 £8227 at AVOnline (save £6772)
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.

Blu-ray player deals

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player £399
product of the year

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player £399 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £100)
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 DMP-BDT180EB £100

Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB £100 £79 at John Lewis (save £21)
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

LG UBK80 4K Blu-ray player £200 £129 at Amazon save £71)
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
Five-star bargain

Panasonic DP-UB150EB-K 4K BD Player £180 £140 at Amazon (save £40)
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 playback 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

Panasonic DP-UB450EB 4K BD player £219 £189 at Richer Sounds (save £30)
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

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player £248 £179 at Currys (save £69)
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
Award-winner

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player £249 £199 at Sevenoaks (save £50)
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

Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player £399 £279 at Sevenoaks (save £120)
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.

 

Mary is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and has over a decade of experience working as a sound engineer mixing live events, music and theatre.