Best home cinema and AV deals – May 2019

There are many routes to AV reverie, be it adding a soundbar and subwoofer to your flatscreen TV, going for a bigger picture with a super-sized TV or projector, or firing up a home cinema amp for a proper surround sound experience.

To help you on your your chosen path, we've tracked down a whole host of discounts on some very decent home cinema and AV kit, including 4K Blu-ray players, soundbars, soundbases and projectors. Who cares that springtime is here! Home cinema heaven is but a few clicks away.

Our editors search through thousands of deals to unearth the best prices from the most trustworthy retailers. You can support us by clicking these independently selected links, as we may earn a commission on any purchase you make - but at no extra cost to you.

Blu-ray player deals

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player for £248 £192 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-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player £399.99 £219.95 at Amazon

This Sony 4K and HDR Blu-ray player supports stunning Dolby Atmos with DTS:X sound and HDR images with BT.2020 colour. Plus you can stream audio to Bluetooth headphones for late night listening. View Deal

Sony UBP-X700 Ultra HD Blu-ray player £270 £184 at Peter Tyson

This 2018 Award winner boasts virtually identical features to the Award-winning UBP-X800 above but supports Dolby Vision HDR. It’ll take quite some rival to knock this superb 4K player off its five-star perch.View Deal

Soundbar deals

Q Acoustics M2 soundbase for £299 £199 at Amazon

This excellent Award-winning soundbase features 80W of power, a built-in subwoofer and BMR wide sound dispersion. While this enhances TV audio it'll also play high quality music thanks to aptX Bluetooth connectivity too. It sounds great, too.View Deal

Polk Command Bar soundbar £350 £227 at Amazon 

Alexa voice control in a soundbar? Sounds pretty nifty to us. To facilitate voice commands, the Command Bar has far-field microphones allowing users to ask Alexa the time or weather, to set an alarm or turn the lights off. Voice commands can also, say, change volume, sound modes and source selection on the bar itself.View Deal

Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 3.0 soundar £699.99 £226 at Amazon

Despite its slender profile this powerful soundbar crams in nine speakers for power and offers tuning to enhance speech for clearer dialogue when watching a connected TV. The sub is built-in offering plenty of power without taking up room. It even supports high-res audio and Bluetooth making it a great deal with that £370.99 saving.View Deal

Sony HT-ZF9 Dolby Atmos soundbar £650 £599 at Richer Sounds

This Sony soundbar delivers a taste of Dolby Atmos surround sound in a more compact package. Despite being only a 3.1ch system, the ZF9 It does a very decent job of dropping you in the middle of the on-screen action. Features include 4K HDR support, twin HDMI inputs and Bluetooth streaming.View Deal

Yamaha YSP5600 £1699 £1299 at Richer Sounds

The Yamaha YSP-5600 was the first soundbar to offer the Dolby Atmos experience, and it was a successful debut. It delivers exciting, immersive performance with superb overhead surround sound and plenty of great features. View Deal

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar £1500 £1099 at PRC Direct

This Award-winning Dolby Atmos Sony soundbar can now be had with a saving of £400. It produces a seriously accomplished sound and does a great job of immersing the viewer in the action. At this price, it's well worth an audition and boasts three HDMI inputs for all your 4K and HD sources.View Deal

AV receiver deals

Denon AVR-X2500H 7.2ch AV receiver £549 £349 at Sevenoaks

Denon's entry-level amp sounds fantastic for the money. You won't be short of feature either, with eight HDMI inputs, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support and streaming from Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Amazon.View Deal

Sony STR-DN1080 £549 £429 at Sevenoaks

This current What Hi-Fi? Award winner looks to be sticking at its lowest price ever of £429. For its modest price tag, this is a fantastic-sounding AV amp that ticks all the right boxes.
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Onkyo TX-NR686 7.2ch Dolby Atmos AV receiver £649 £399 at Amazon

Thanks to an impressive £230 saving, this Onkyo AV receiver is quite the bargain. It's packed full of features, including seven HDMI inputs, support for multiple streaming services, Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth. It's not the most exciting AV amp we've heard, but it is an easy, balanced listen that's full of detail.View Deal

Denon AVR-X3500H 7.2ch AV receiver £899 £549 at Peter Tyson

This Award-winning surround amp is a talented machine, rammed with features such as 4K HDR, hi-res audio and Apple AirPlay 2 support. It sounds the business with both music and movies, and at this price is an absolute bargain.View Deal

Yamaha RX-A1080 AV receiver for £1299 £1099 at Sevenoaks

This Yamaha AV receiver is a solid performer for the money and can be yours with a £200 saving. It's a 7.2 channel amp, with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, MusicCast and support for Alexa voice control.View Deal

Projector deals

Epson EH-TW650 Full HD projector £550 £435 at Amazon

4K home cinema projectors no longer exclusively carry eye-watering price tags – see below – but it will be some time before they trickle down to this level. Big-screen thrills for under £500? Yes please.View Deal

BenQ W1700 '4K' projector £1149 £999 at Richer Sounds

Another 4K projector creeping in under the £1000 mark. The W1700 is a fine projector for the money. Skin tones are balanced and it's a good upscaler too, so your DVD library will also be taken care of.View Deal

Optoma UHD40 4K projector £1300 £1099 at John Lewis

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 winner. Top-class projector technology at a budget price point, complete with 4K and HDR support.View Deal