Over the years, we see different surround sound formats used by cinemas finding their way into our living room and home theatre and vice versa. We also see content being delivered via physical discs moving to on-demand streaming. They come with specific digital audio coding format for surround sound. Here, we look at the differences […]
Dolby Atmos surround sound systems support up to 8 channels, sometimes more. These are determined by the AV receiver or sound bar, woofer and satellite speaker setup. You just have to decide which of these different speaker arrangements or audio channel configurations to choose. We look at how the different channels are arranged and which […]
Dolby Atmos enabled sound bars are coming down in price. Gone are the days where Dolby Atmos systems are available only on expensive multiple speakers and AV receivers. These affordable and compact sound bars with subwoofer are all you need to get in on the action.
All-in-one Blu-ray and DVD home cinema systems with 5.1 channel surround sound systems are a dying breed. Still, we found a few of these and some sound bar options offering just that. If you are in the market for an affordable 5.1 home cinema surround sound system, you’ve come to the right place.
Looking for compact surround sound speakers but not willing to compromise on quality, here are some ready packaged home theatre surround speakers that will meet even the harshest cinema sound critics. These are truly small and compact with some no bigger than a Rubik’s Cube.
Best Affordable Dolby ATMOS AV Receivers: Experience the best surround sound without the hefty price tag
At the heart of every true surround sound system is the AV receiver. To experience immersive sound like how movies are meant to be enjoyed in the cinema, your home theatre system needs a Dolby ATMOS AV receiver. We look at 9 of the best value receivers to complete your home cinema setup.
When designing your own home theatre system capable of supporting Dolby ATMOS surround, you will soon realise that you need to spend a lot on speakers given the different channels. Thankfully there are perfectly affordable packaged speaker systems which are designed to work well together.
Those who have decided on a sound bar with subwoofer instead of a full AV and speakers combination for Dolby Atmos cinematic sound experience will do well to check out our list.
Sonos takes entertainment sound system up a notch with their new sound bar, the Sonos Beam. Quite a lot smaller than the original Sonos Playbar (90cm width), together and Sonos Playbase, the Sonos Beam corners the home entertainment space.
Having spent weeks looking at large UHD TV screens, I have literally turned into a ‘connoisseur’ of TVs. It was difficult in the beginning, not knowing what to look for or even where to start. There are so many different types, features and functions and it is easy to choose the wrong thing. Here, you […]
Move over large screen TV’s, welcome back projectors! Contrary to typical technological advancements, the revisiting of this ‘old’ technology has begun to gain momentum, not just for the power-packed projections ranging from an already bright 1000-odd lumens to some 2000 lumens, but also in combination with it’s compact size and easy controls make it a […]
Late adopters save with these Smart Blu-ray Player that will turn your old flat screen TV into a connected entertainment hub, all for less than any video streaming dongle or set top boxes and and you still get catch-up TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
While in earlier times of basic entertainment, a home theater system was not a truly essential piece of kit, these days however, it is becoming a standard in most homes. The overall enhancement to the viewing experience in terms of sound quality and its surround effect makes a major contributing factor to its necessity.
Two of the leading streaming set top boxes go head to head. The fourth generation Apple TV and the fourth generation Roku 4 are the latest in full featured streaming players. Other streaming players include Amazon Fire TV and NVIDIA SHIELD based on Android TV. We focus mainly on Apple TV 4 and Roku 4.
Streaming media is becoming mainstream. Already a feature included in smart and connected TVs, you can start watching video on demand, with or without a subscription, rent movies and TV show or listen to music from one of your favourite streaming service.
We take a look at two entry level video streaming place in the shape of a stick or dongle that connect straight into the HDMI port of your HDTV to let you streaming videos on demand.