Sony STR-DN1040 and STR-DN840: Wireless 7.2 Audio and 4K Upscaling

Wireless AV receivers can be a bit of a mixed bag, especially when it comes to video. High definition resolutions can struggle on typical home setups, particularly if a lot of other devices are using the wireless feed, but in recent times we’ve been impressed by the technology’s adaption to cope with modern standards. Sony … Continue reading Sony STR-DN1040 and STR-DN840: Wireless 7.2 Audio and 4K Upscaling

Onkyo TX-NR818: Harmonious high-end quality at midrange price

Home cinema may well be the perfect scenario if you are a movie fan; sitting in the lounge with your popcorn at the ready watching the latest blockbuster on your big plasma.  There it is in full HD leaping right out at you. The only problem is unlike the real cinema experience, the sonics just … Continue reading Onkyo TX-NR818: Harmonious high-end quality at midrange price

TruLink 3 Play Video Digital Audio Selector

I’m guessing the guys at CablesToGo spend a lot of their time just staring at people’s home cinema setups, frustrated at all the inefficiencies. After watching a seemingly innocent and everyday set of actions in front of a TV I’m guessing the leap up in a fit, exclaim “there must be a better way!” and … Continue reading TruLink 3 Play Video Digital Audio Selector

Port-land: Pioneers new connect-anything AV receivers

Have you ever seen any domestic technology with over 100 ports? Well, say hello to Pioneer’s new range of AV receivers, where studio-quality sound, HD video and extremely versatile connectivity options are just a few of the many features on the new SC-LX85, SC-LX75, VSX-LX55 and VSX-2021 models. The SC-LX85 is the flagship device, with … Continue reading Port-land: Pioneers new connect-anything AV receivers

Pioneer have plans on your living room: New range of iPod docks, AV receivers and Blu Ray players

Latest Gadgets went down to a Pioneer product launch and were dazzled by an array of AV receivers, speakers, Blu Ray players, iPod Docks and earphones. Here are just some of the things we saw. AV Receivers are no-one’s idea of sexy but the entry to mid-level VSX range were feature-filled work horses. HDMI 1.4 … Continue reading Pioneer have plans on your living room: New range of iPod docks, AV receivers and Blu Ray players