The very best home cinema deals 2023

All the separates needed to put together a first-rate home entertainment system can quickly add up so hunting down the best home cinema deals and AV discounts could easily save you a small fortune. Whether you're looking to move up in AV performance or starting off on your first big screen, surround sound adventure.

The good news is that the bargains are very much out there and we're here to help you find them.

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...

Speaker package deals

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 Speaker Package (opens in new tab)

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 Speaker Package £2172 £1942 at Sevenoaks (save £230) (opens in new tab)
Looking for a 5.1 system consisting of excellent KEF speakers that are a) stand mounters and b) affordable? You're in the right place. Redesigned to reduce distortion and improve performance, the updated Q350 now offer a winning combination of sleek, sophisticated looks and stunning presence. What the Q350 lack in punch, they more than make up for in clarity, depth and composure. If they're within your budget, these are a no-brainer.  Available in black or white.

Q Acoustics 3010i cinema pack £895 (opens in new tab)

Q Acoustics 3010i cinema pack £895 £766 at Sevenoaks (save £129) (opens in new tab)
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.

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 £2210 (opens in new tab)

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 £2210 £1650 at Peter Tyson (save £560) (opens in new tab)
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.

Cambridge Minx Min 22 £129 (opens in new tab)

Cambridge Minx Min 22 £129 £99 at Amazon (save £30) (opens in new tab)
Cambridge Audio's Minx surround speaker package offers a best of both worlds solution for those who crave 5.1 audio but lack the space. With wide dispersion courtesy of the company's Balanced Mode Radiator drivers, these tiny speakers produce a big sound and thanks to a variety of stands, wall mounting and monochrome colourways, can be easily blended into the most awkward of spaces. The Minx Min 22 separates, including the satellite speakers (opens in new tab), are currently on sale at Amazon so you can build your own system, from stereo to surround, for less.

AV receiver deals

Yamaha RX-A6A £2499 (opens in new tab)

Yamaha RX-A6A £2499 £1949 at Sevenoaks (save £550) (opens in new tab)
Yamaha's best value AVR shares a similar high spec to the company's flagship model with HDMI 2.1 across all ports with 8K/60Hz pass-through and support for Dolby AtmosDTS:X and Auro-3D.  Outputs-wise there are terminals for 11 channels, with amplifiers for nine. The A6A is very generous when it comes to its hardwired audio inputs, with three optical, two coaxial and five analogue inputs including, unusually, XLR sockets, plus another one dedicated to phono. Casting is also well catered for with AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth 4.2 (SBC / AAC) on board, as well as Google Assistant and Alexa compatibility. This five-star future-proofed amp has a stunning spec and sound.

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Marantz SR7015 11.2ch 8K AVR £1799 £1199 at Peter Tyson (save £600) (opens in new tab)
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 £2299 (opens in new tab)

Denon AVC-X6700H AV Amplifier £2299 £1749 at Sevenoaks (save £550) (opens in new tab)
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.

Marantz SR8015 11.2ch 8K AVR  £3199 (opens in new tab)

Marantz SR8015 11.2ch 8K AVR £3199 £1999 at Peter Tyson (save £1200) (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

Denon AVC-X8500H AV receiver £3999 £2499 at (save £1500) (opens in new tab)
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

Sony HT-G700 £349 (opens in new tab)

Sony HT-G700 £349 £299 at John Lewis (save £50) (opens in new tab)
Here's a juicy £100 saving on a 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X soundbar with wireless subwoofer. We rated this 2020 model four stars, praising its "big, weighty sound" and "impressive Atmos effect".

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 £899 (opens in new tab)

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 £899 £789 at Amazon (save £110) (opens in new tab)
Available only in black, this slick soundbar has all the specs you'd expect from Bose with wifi connectivity, Airplay, Bluetooth, Chromecast and multi-room streaming. Sonically it produces n impressively wide soundfield and an articulate and crisp Dolby Atmos performance. 

Sonos Arc soundbar £899 (opens in new tab)

Sonos Arc soundbar £899 £775 at Amazon (save £124) (opens in new tab)
Available only in white, this soundbar delivers five-star Dolby Atmos performance and WiFi connectivity for easy music streaming and integration with other Sonos products.

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) £449 (opens in new tab)

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) £449 £414 at Amazon (save £35) (opens in new tab)
The latest offering from Sonos is fresh from winning a 2022 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

Sennheiser Ambeo:  £2199 (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser Ambeo: £2199 £1779 at Richer Sounds (save £420) (opens in new tab)
Standing almost 1.3m wide, Sennheiser's Ambeo is not for the faint of heart or short of space, but it takes up much less space than a full home cinema, sounds sensational and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. This is the first time we've seen it get a decent discount, so pounce now if it's up your street. Use code SOUNDBAR20 at checkout.

Hisense HS214 all-in-one soundbar (opens in new tab)

Hisense HS214 all-in-one soundbar £129 £89 Amazon (save £40) (opens in new tab)
At this price Hisense's 65cm 'bar with multiple connections (line-in, USB, Bluetooth, optical, HDMI out ARC), three Audio Modes (movie, music and news) and a bundled universal remote presents an awful lot to like.

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 (opens in new tab)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 £599 £449 at Peter Tyson (save £150)
(opens in new tab)With over 20 per cent off, this is a good deal on what looks like a very good soundbar. Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HEOS built-in and AirPlay 2 support combine to make it one of the more feature-rich of its kind we've seen.

Panasonic SC-HTB490 £349 (opens in new tab)

Panasonic SC-HTB490 £349 £199 at Currys (save £150) (opens in new tab)
This svelte soundbar, designed to be wall-mounted, has two full-range, forward-facing 4.5 x 12cm drive units, two bass reflex ports adjacent to the drivers to help enhance lower frequencies within the narrow chassis, and a total power output of 160W. Its connectivity options are on the more basic side: you get HDMI (ARC), optical input, Bluetooth and a USB socket -so no wi-fi connectivity or streaming service support - but for those looking for a tidy, discrete soundbar this slender option might just fit the bill. 

JVC TH-D227BA 2.0 Compact Sound Bar (opens in new tab)

JVC TH-D227BA 2.0 Compact Sound Bar £100 £50 at Currys (save £50)
(opens in new tab)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 just £40! Bargain.

Projector deals

Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable £600 (opens in new tab)

Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable £600 £449 at Amazon (save £151) (opens in new tab)
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 EF-12 1080p portable projector £999 (opens in new tab)

Epson EF-12 1080p portable projector £999 £939 at John Lewis (save £60) (opens in new tab)
The EF-12 is the best portable projector under £1000. It might not quite be able to beat similarly priced traditional home cinema projectors but it's not far off and comes with the bonus of a very decent 2 x 5W 'Sound by Yamaha' sound system plus Android TV OS and its suit of streaming apps – a very good all-in-one.

Epson EH-TW7100 4K HDR projector £1699 (opens in new tab)

Epson EH-TW7100 4K HDR projector £1699 £1499 at Amazon (save £200) (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

Epson EH-TW9400 4K projector £2549 £2499 at Richer Sounds (save £50) (opens in new tab)
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.

BenQ V6050 4K UST projector £3999 (opens in new tab)

BenQ V6050 4K UST projector £3999 £2499 at Amazon (save £1500) (opens in new tab)
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-VW590ES native 4K projector £6999 (opens in new tab)

Sony VPL-VW590ES native 4K projector £6999 £4999 at Amazon (save £2000) (opens in new tab)
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.

Blu-ray player deals

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player £399 (opens in new tab)

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player £399 £299 at John Lewis (save £100) (opens in new tab)
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.

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player £248 (opens in new tab)

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player £248 £219 at Currys (save £48) (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player £249 £205 at John Lewis (save £20) (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player £399 £299 John Lewis (save £100) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)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.

Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons has been writing about TV, AV and hi-fi products (not to mention plenty of other 'gadgets' and even cars) for over 15 years. He began his career as What Hi-Fi?'s Staff Writer and is now the TV and AV Editor. In between, he worked as Reviews Editor and then Deputy Editor at Stuff, and over the years has had his work featured in publications such as T3, The Telegraph and Louder. He's also appeared on BBC News, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and Sky Swipe. In his spare time Tom is a runner and gamer.