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
£2172 £1899 at Sevenoaks (save £273) (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 makeup 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 £649 at Sevenoaks (save £246) (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.
Q Acoustics 3050i cinema pack
£1349 £999 at Sevenoaks (save £350) (opens in new tab)
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 £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.
Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 speaker package: £399 £329 at Peter Tyson (save £70) (opens in new tab)
The Wharfedale DX-2 is a tiny, charming and extremely capable 5.1 surround speaker package that has already had a significant reduction on its launch price. We like it so much we gave it a What Hi-Fi? Award! Check out the full review (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
£2499 £1699 at Sevenoaks (save £800) (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 Atmos (opens in new tab), DTS:X (opens in new tab) 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.
Marantz SR7015 11.2ch 8K AVR
£1799 £1399 at Peter Tyson (save £400) (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.
£1999 £1499 at Sevenoaks (save £500) (opens in new tab)
This five-star AVR is Arcam's entry-level model but there's nothing basic about its sonic performance with sparkling clarity and agility marking it out as a particularly musical performer. Unlike Arcam's more expensive models it only sports HDMI 2.0 inputs, but that should be more than adequate unless you plan on using a next-gen gaming console as a source. There's support for a wide range of formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Dolby Virtual Height as well as WiFi streaming smarts including Airplay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect.
Denon AVC-X6700H AV Amplifier
£2299 £1799 at Sevenoaks (save £500) (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 £2199 at Peter Tyson (save £1000) (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 £2899 at AV.com (save £1100) (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.
Denon DHT-S316 soundbar
£279 £179 at Amazon (save £100) (opens in new tab)
We haven't tested this model but it offers a decent spec, including HDMI (ARC), Bluetooth, Dolby Digital and DTS decoding as well as a wireless sub for an affordable price.
Sony HT-S40R 5.1ch soundbar
£349 £279 at Amazon (save £70) (opens in new tab)
Not one we've tested but wireless 5.1 systems at this price don't come along every day. The catch is that it isn't completely wireless, requiring an included compact wireless amplifier to power the rear speakers. But if you have the space to house it this looks to be a decent compact system with Bluetooth, HDMI ARC, a USB port, plus optical and analogue inputs.
JBL Bar 5.0
£350 £239 at AO (save £111) (opens in new tab)
Want big sound from a small Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar that doesn't cost the earth? The four-star JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam is a real bargain at less than £250. That's a huge discount of a third on the RRP!
£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".
Samsung Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar
£799 £475 at Amazon (save £440) (opens in new tab)
Very few soundbar subs perform as well as Samsung's 3.1.2 Q800A with a muscular, room-filling sound and gut-busting bass, all contained within a relatively small package. Not only does the Q800A offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, but it also has a broad feature set that includes two HDMI ports (one equipped with eARC), Bluetooth, Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2, all of which can be controlled by the built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
Bose Smart Soundbar 900
£899 £799 at Amazon (save £100) (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 £655 at Amazon (save £240) (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 £329 at Amazon (save £120) (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 (opens in new tab) 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
£1499 £899 at Box (save £600) (opens in new tab)
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.
Sony HT-SF150 soundbar
£109 £80 at Hughes (save £29) (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab), 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.
£2199 £1799 at Richer Sounds (save £400) (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.
Hisense HS214 all-in-one soundbar
£129 £69 Amazon (save £50) (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
£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.
Dali Kubik One Soundbar
£799 £699 at Amazon (save £100) (opens in new tab)
Dali has come up with some great things over the years and the Swedish company's first foray into soundbars is no exception. With attention-grabbing sound and looks this former What Hi-Fi? award winner delivers a big sound at a reasonable price. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner
£349 £180 at Currys (save £169) (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
£100 £40 at Currys (save £60)
(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.
Nebula Capsule projector
£340 £230 at Amazon (save £110) (opens in new tab)
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 Capsule Max projector
£470 £340 at Amazon (save £130) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)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.
Nebula Solar Portable projector
£600 £420 at Amazon (save £180) (opens in new tab)
This Full HD projector is the best true portable we've tested to date. With built-in speakers, an Android TV app platform and a 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 £430 at Amazon (save £170) (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.
XGIMI Horizon Pro Native 4K Projector
£1649 £1319 at Amazon (save £330) (opens in new tab)
Capable of producing a picture between 40-300 inches in 4K HDR quality the Horizon Pro is a smart device with Android TV 10 OS on board, Google voice control and there's even Chromecast built-in too. We haven't tested this coffee table style model but with a healthy discount and a decent spec, we think it's well worth a look
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-TW7000 4K projector
£1199 £1099 at Richer Sounds (save £100) (opens in new tab)
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.
Epson EH-TW7100 4K HDR projector
£1699 £1599 at Amazon (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.
Optoma CinemaX P2 4K UST projector
£2999 £2000 at Amazon (save £999) (opens in new tab)
The P2 is Optoma's second stab at an ultra-short throw machine and, while we've not had the pleasure of a full review, we've certainly enjoyed the demos we've seen. If you're after a 'laser TV' for your living room. This entry-level projector is a strong candidate, particularly with the hefty discount.
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 £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 £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 £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 £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 £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 £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.