Celebrating Home Cinema Week 2024 on What Hi-Fi?

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Last week, we celebrated Home Cinema Week and spent seven days focusing on the wonderfully immersive world of home cinema.

It's never been easier to enjoy movies at home, with movie streaming on tap turning us all into couch potatoes, and TVs, projectors, soundbars, surround sound systems available to suit any room and pretty much any budget. And as we spend day in and day out comprehensively testing those very products, we have plenty of buying and setup advice, kit and test material recommendations, and in-depth reviews of brand-new products to share with you.

We have reviews including the Kaleidescape server and player system, which aims to deliver a true 4K Ultra HD and HDR cinema experience. Does it top a conventional player, and can it live up to its lofty price tag? Read the full review below! 

We have also had two all-new AV receivers under the spotlight recently and a high-end projector that has dazzled our in-house reviews team.

Want to learn more about Samsung Q-Symphony? We will cover everything you need to know about Samsung's home cinema technology. We'll discuss the ins and outs of building the perfect home cinema system, as well as how best to combine stereo and surround sound in your set-up. 

If you're looking for movies and soundtracks that are perfect for testing out a home cinema system, we'll have you covered there too. On top of all that, we will explain how to get the very most out of your Apple TV 4K streamer... and plenty more besides.

Find all of our reviews and features from Home Cinema Week below!



JVC DLA-NZ800 projector review: a cinematic marvel


How to build the perfect home cinema system

5.1 vs 7.2 surround sound: which is better?

Sony, steal this Sonos Ace feature to make the XM6 the ultimate home cinema headphones

18 of the best movies of the 1990s to test your home cinema

24 of the best film scenes to test surround sound



My top tip to test-drive your home cinema system? Put away the movies

The best Dolby Atmos movies of the decade (so far) to test your home cinema

6 ways to get near-perfect Dolby Atmos sound in an imperfect room

Dolby Digital vs DTS: what you need to know about the two big surround sound technologies



Kaleidescape Strato C and Terra Prime Solid-State review


How to set up your AV receiver and get the best sound

It might not have Dolby Atmos, but my local indie cinema is still my favourite place to watch movies

11 of the best Netflix movies in 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos

10 of the best tracks brought back to life by movies and TV shows



Marantz Cinema 30 review: a premium AVR of rare ability


The ideal home cinema sound system may not be what you think it is

Which TVs have the best sound (as well as great pictures)?

The 9 best musical movies to test your surround sound system

14 ways to upgrade your home cinema without spending a fortune



We asked top AV engineers for their favourite movie scenes to test your home cinema

The ups and downs of living with the five-star Dolby Atmos Sonos Arc soundbar

Soundbars need decent displays – a phone app isn’t enough

17 of the best movie franchises of all time to test your home cinema

The 30 best Dolby Atmos movie scenes to test your home cinema surround sound system


The Apple TV 4K is comfortably the best streamer, but only if you change these settings

11 of the best tracks from Tarantino movies for testing your system


We built a Samsung Q-Symphony system for streamlined Dolby Atmos movie and gaming action

9 of the best action scenes to test your subwoofer


Here are the best home cinema deals around

These are the best projectors we've ever tested

We figured out how much you need to spend on a projector for it to be better than the cinema – and it's a lot

Staff Writer

Ainsley Walker is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied music journalism at university before working in a variety of roles including as a freelance journalist and teacher. Growing up in a family of hi-fi enthusiasts naturally influenced his interest in the topic. Outside of work, Ainsley can be found producing music, tinkering with retro tech, or cheering on Luton Town.

  • AlastairB
    If you wanted to do something useful, you could explain how to install an hdmi switch to switch a single tv/projector hdmi input between multiple sources without EDID stopping that working. HDMI + EDID is a pile of anti-consumer ex crement.
  • Gnik_Nus
    Jerry Seinfeld said cinema is dead recently, so maybe it is more appropriate to mourn its death then celebrate it. Let me put the first bouquet of flowers on its grave.
  • Gnik_Nus
    AlastairB said:
    If you wanted to do something useful, you could explain how to install an hdmi switch to switch a single tv/projector hdmi input between multiple sources without EDID stopping that working. HDMI + EDID is a pile of anti-consumer ex crement.
    What is EDID? Never heard of it? What does it do?