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The best AV deals and home cinema discounts

There are many paths to home cinema heaven but AV excellence does not have to be expensive. The best AV deals and home cinema discounts are out there if you know where to look and what to look for.

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

Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB £100 £79 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 £80 and rock bottom for a disc spinner.View Deal

LG UBK80 4K HDR Blu-ray player £199 £129 at Amazon
Not one we've tested but it's a good price point for a 4K player with HDR10 support. Its HDMI and optical connections are expanded with a front-panel USB socket for photo, music or video playback.View Deal

Five-star bargain

Panasonic DP-UB150EB-K 4K BD Player £180 £129 at Sonic Direct
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.View Deal

Panasonic DP-UB450EB 4K BD player £219 £174 at Amazon
The performance is virtually identical to the five-star, 4K Panasonic player above but this one offers both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support.View Deal

Award-winner

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player £249 £186 at Amazon
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.View Deal

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player £248 £187 at Amazon
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.View Deal

Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player £399 £289 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.View Deal

product of the year

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player £399 £299 at Currys
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.View Deal

Sony UBP-X1100ES 4K Blu-ray player £750 £694 at Amazon
A small but significant discount is available on Sony's high-end 4K player. It's a universal deck which means it can handle all manner of disc formats, including 3D Blu-ray, SACD and DVD-Audio. It supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR, but there's no support for HDR10+.View Deal

Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K BD player £899 £849 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.View Deal

Speaker package deals

Jamo S 807 HCS 5 speaker package (white) £650 £429 at Amazon
A great discount here on one of our favourite home cinema speaker bundles; grab it while you can. Do be warned that, as standard with this set, the sub is not included. So, either buy the Jamo S 808 as an extra or use one you already own.View Deal

Fantastic deal

Q Acoustics 3010i cinema pack £895 £599 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 an incredible deal with nearly £300 knocked off.View Deal

Sony STRDN1080 & Wharfedale DX2 package £828 £699
Get an award-winning amp thrown in with these speakers and you've got yourself an instant 5.1 system and a tidy discount too. There's Google Chromecast support, Apple AirPlay and 6 x HDMI inputs to play with plus the DX2s are award-winners in their own right. So, that's two WHF big hitters in one single bundle. Quids in.View Deal

Dali Zensor 1 5.1 speaker package £906 £799 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.View Deal

Five-star bargain

Q Acoustics 3050i cinema pack £1345 £999 at Sevenoaks
One of our top choice budget speaker packages 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.View Deal

Bowers & Wilkins 606 AV 5.1 package £1936 £1466 at Sevenoaks
Not a package we've tested but it's based on a fine set of five-star 606 stereo speakers from Bowers & Wilkins. Should be worth your time.View Deal

Monitor Audio Bronze B5 5.1 £1500 £1486 at Exceptional AV
The discount may be small but this is one of the best speaker packages we've tested in recent times. It organises instruments in a score beautifully and dialogue comes across as warm, clear and expressive. A fantastic buy.View Deal

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 £2210 £1919 at Sevenoaks
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.View Deal

Bowers & Wilkins 603 AV 5.1 package £2576 £2066 at Sevenoaks
Not a package we've tested but it's like the 606 version above but with a pair of floorstanding 603 speakers as the front pair. Again, well worth consideration.
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AV receiver deals

Denon AVR-X2600H AVR £599 £469 at Richer Sounds
A five-star AVR, the Denon AVR-X2600H is a brilliant machine with a weighty, expressive sound, nine channels of 150W amplification, eight HDMI inputs and two outputs. Including Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2, it's right up to date and more affordable than ever.View Deal

Denon AVR-X3600H AV amplifier £999 £749 at Richer Sounds
Our current home cinema amplifier Product of the Year, the Denon AVR-X3600H is an absolutely brilliant AVR with a rich, muscular sound, 11 channels of 180W amplification, eight HDMI inputs and three outputs. It's a beast, and it's now more affordable than ever.View Deal

Marantz SR8012 11.2 Channel AVR £2799 £1799 at Peter Tyson
Get nearly £1,000 off this flagship AVR from Marantz. It supports Dolby Atmos in up to a 7.1.4 configuration, DTS:X and Auro 3D surround sound formats. It has eight inputs and claims a power output of 205 watts per channel.View Deal

Soundbar deals

JVC TH-D227B 2.0 Compact £100 £35 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 half price! Bargain.
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JBL Bar Studio (Black) soundbar £129 £100 at Currys
This four-star JBL is a fine budget upgrade on your TV's speakers - especially with a £30 discount. HDMI, optical and Bluetooth support are all included along with a wall mount kit, optical cable and 3.5mm AUX cable bundled in. Worth a look for some solid, cheap soundbar action.View Deal

Sony HT-S350 soundbar: £279 £159 at Currys
Be quick and you can nab Sony's 2.1-channel soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo for nearly half price at Currys.View Deal

Sky Soundbox soundbar £499 £189 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.View Deal

Award-winner

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar £350 £299 at Peter Tyson
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.View Deal

Sony HT-G700 £449 £299 at Appliances Direct
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.View Deal

Yamaha YSP-2700 soundbar £599 £499 at Peter Tyson
A five-star soundbar and sub with a handy discount; there's optical, coax, 3 x HDMI in, another HDMI out and support for Airplay, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi too. Once carefully placed, you'll get excellent dynamics with a wide soundstage and an even tonal balance.View Deal

Sonos Playbase wireless soundbase £699 £499 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.View Deal

Dali Katch One soundbar £649 £539 at Exceptional AV
Stop the press. This is the first time we've seen any kind of discount on this five-star soundbar. There's no fancy features, just top notch TV sound – a real banger.View Deal

Sony HT-ST5000 Atmos soundbar £1500 £999 at John Lewis
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.View Deal

Projector deals

LG Minibeam PH150G Portable Projector £299 £260 at Amazon
If you're after a large-screen experience that you can carry around from room to room, house to house, this HD portable projector could be exactly what you need.View Deal

Nebula Capsule projector £400 £340 at BT Shop
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.View Deal

Optoma UHD30 4K projector £999 £949 at PRC Direct
Not one we've tested but this is Optoma's current entry-level 4K projector. It supports HDR and includes the low lag and high frame rate gaming features of the UHD42 below.View Deal

Optoma UHD42 4K projector £1299 £1099 at PRC Direct
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.View Deal

Product of the Year

Epson EH-TW7100 4K HDR projector £1699 £1599 Richer Sounds
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.View Deal

Award-winner

Epson EH-TW9400 4K projector £2549 £2499 at Sevenoaks
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.View Deal

Optoma UHZ65 4K laser projector £4999 £3199 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.View Deal

Award-winner

Sony VPL-VW270ES 4K projector £4999 £4990 at Sevenoaks
A tiny discount but anything you can get off what is one of the best projectors out there is well worth jumping at. This native 4K model offers an incredibly immersive picture with a brilliant sense of depth and insight, and some of the smoothest action around.View Deal

Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K projector £9899 £7031 on Amazon
Native 4K at nearly half the original price; do we need to say any more? This 2017 projector is still up to date with latest HDR and HDMI standards. It's great at upscaling, very good to use and produces one of the most natural and enjoyable pictures in the business.View Deal

Save £4000

Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K projector £14,999 £10,999 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.View Deal