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The official TV of the World Cup is aiming to take a place within your home as a midrange LED LCD TV with a VA panel and FALD backlight, mixed with all available HDR formats, decent gaming options and a good quality smart OS, so is it worth consideration?
Mike "Get Carter" Hodges' 1998 neo-noir helped catapult a young Clive Owen into the Hollywood limelight, earning a deluxe Arrow set 4K release and an opportunity for fans and newcomers to (re)discover this gem in style.
Seen by some as the epitome of 'home cinema', projectors appeal to many enthusiasts who want a genuine recreation of the cinema experience, and the reflected image in a dark room goes a long way towards scratching that itch. Here, we present the Editor's Choice Award winners for Best Projectors of 2022.
Reviving everybody’s 5th favourite 1980s fantasy movie, Jonathan Kasdan makes a smart move by ditching all but the title character from the regular cast, eschewing nostalgia beats for a genuine attempt at a continuation of the story.
What's new on UK streaming services for December 2022
by Andy Bassett
The final month of 2022 has a pair of fan favourite spy series returning to streamers, a dollop of musical entertainment and a couple of new seasonal holiday movies hoping to join the exclusive ‘Christmas Classics Club’. Plus, there’s lots more besides…
Best Home AV Products of 2022 - Editor's Choice Awards
by Phil Hinton
AV receivers, processors, soundbars, speaker packages and subwoofers - there are often a lot of moving parts to a home AV setup. So, to help you make your gear decisions a little easier, here are the highlights of the year's Home AV products presented in our 2022 Editor's Choice Awards.
It certainly wasn't just the name that led people to suspect that Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 masterpiece, Drive, may have been inspired by Walter Hill's ultra-cool neo-noir, gifted a 4K restoration by Studiocanal.
The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special (Disney+) Movie Review
by Cas Harlow
Peppered with fun - and funny - moments and one glimpse of heartfelt emotion, Gunn's Holiday Special is still a desperately lightweight TV movie romp packed with two too many time-filling live music performances.
Philips OLED807 (65OLED807) 4K Ambilight OLED TV Review
by Phil Hinton
The 65-inch OLED807 sits just under the OLED+ models in the 2022 Philips TV line-up and promises an OLED.EX panel, two HDMI 2.1 inputs with full resolution 4K/120 and a decent line-up of gaming features, as well as the 6th Gen P5 processor, accurate Filmmaker Mode and of course, Ambilight.
In the middle of REL’s new Serie HT line, the REL HT/1205 MKII offers a 12-inch driver, 500W and a gorgeous, understated aesthetic. But does it do enough to oust the competition at its hotly contested £849 price point?
There are showier, more spectacular and also cheaper UST projectors rivals around as the market continues to expand but the HU715Q win hearts and minds with a natural image that edges ever closer to the TV. Add in a decent smart OS for flexible content sourcing and a mid-range asking price and you start to wander if there actually any down sides...
The JVC NP5 is a new native 4K D-ILA projector for 2022, replacing the N5 and featuring a 265W lamp, 1,900 lumens brightness, 40:000 contrast ratio plus 48Gbps 4K120p compatible HDMI inputs. It now supports HDR10+ dynamic metadata HDR along with existing 'Frame Adapt HDR' and 'Theater Optimizer'; so, is this the ultimate bulb based native 4K projector on the market? Let's find out...
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
Kevin Reynolds' 1991 Box Office hit is a rip-roaring old school action adventure with prime Costner, prime Rickman and prime Freeman tearing up the screen, and Arrow's lavish set doing them justice in 4K.
2022 has seen the launch of a new display technology, brightness increases in OLED panels and general improvements across image processing, features and smart TV operating systems. Which manufacturers and models have made the best of all of this?
What's new on Sky, NOW and Paramount+ UK for December 2022
by Andy Bassett
UPDATED 23-NOV-2022: Hunker down this December for some of 2022’s biggest blockbusters, a handful of seasonal feel-good movies plus entertainment specials, comedies and dramas as Sky and Paramount+ aim for a festive jamboree to keep subscribers entertained over the Christmas period.