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  1. Denon DHT-1356XP review

    Denon DHT-1356XP review

    10  

    Denon's DHT-1356XP package includes the AVR-1306 receiver and the SYS-56HT 5.1 speaker system, but no DVD player - so we've paired it with the DVD-1730

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    Sony DAV-DZ410 review

    Sony DAV-DZ410 review

    9  

    Sony's newest home cinema model may not incorporate DVD recording capabilities like its Panasonic rival, but the DAV-DZ410 has different flexibilities. As well as offering the usual five speakers and subwoofer for a 5.1 surround sound experience.

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    Denon AVR-1907 review

    Denon AVR-1907 review

    10  

    The Denon AVR-1907 replaces the AVR-1906, which has serious form at this end of the market. Coincidentally it is going on sale at exactly the same price as the Sony STR-DA1200E, which is clearly amongst the Denon's nearest competitors ...

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    Panasonic SC-HT990 review

    8  

    One of the more affordable of the four home cinema systems from the brand, the SC-HT990 slots into our roundup at a price of around £350 - probably less by the time you read this...

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    LG LHRH760IA review

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    You don't have to forego the latest in entertainment technology when you plump for a home cinema system. This system features not only an analogue TV tuner, but also a multi-format DVD recorder and a 160GB hard drive recorder...

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    Pioneer DCS-360 review

    Pioneer DCS-360 review

    8  

    Combining the XV-DV353 player/ amplifier, S-DV360T 'tallboy' speakers and S-DV360SW subwoofer, this smart-looking Pioneer system is also available as the DCS-353 package with smaller satellite speakers.

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    Denon S-101 review

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    This particular system doesn't come with a 5.1 speaker package, but a sub/sat trio. It's a pseudo surround system that Denon says will persuade you those centre and rear speakers just aren't needed to enjoy a home movie experience. So does it convince?

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    Philips WACS700 review

    Philips WACS700 review

    9  

    Think that a wireless multi-room music system would be too costly and complex to install? Philips' futuristic looking WACS700 Wi-Fi system is likely to make you think again. Its 'plug and play' approach means that there's no custom installation...

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    Russ Andrews RAVE USB review

    Russ Andrews RAVE USB review

    9  

    We've looked at this charming little system before, but as it's nowavailable with the added attraction of a USB digital input (the USB-enabled amp on its own is £150), we thought we would re-live the pleasure

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    LG LH-T760IA review

    LG LH-T760IA review

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    LG's LH-T760IA home cinema system looks substantial for the money. The four tallboy speakers tower above most other floorstanding speakers we have seen partnered with a one-box home cinema system

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    HD MediaBox MB100 review

    HD MediaBox MB100 review

    9  

    Although HDTV has yet to really take off in the UK, the sale ofHD-compatible TV sets is certainly increasing. While the World Cup was undoubtedly a large reason for this, more people are becoming aware ofthe huge increase in picture quality

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    Linn Classik Movie/Komponent system review

    8  

    Linn's successful Classik Music one-box CD-and-amp proved that convenience, style and performance can actually make good bedfellows. The company has now applied this ménage a trois of design ideals to home theatre...

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    LG LHT760IA review

    LG LHT760IA review

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    There's nothing better than feeling that you're getting plenty for your money. LG's new home cinema system certainly accomplishes this feat, arriving in a very hefty box, yet costing around £300, considerably less if you shop online.

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    PixelMagic MB100 HD MediaBox review

    9  

    HD is finally being delivered into people's homes, but in an uneven way. Many have invested in screens that can display 720p video natively, and are capable of picture quality that will knock your socks off

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    PixelMagic HD Mediabox MB100 review

    9  

    The MB100 isn't really quite like anything we've seen before. being essentially a bridge between your PC and TV, allowing you to play AV fi les from PCs, external USB HDDs or networked storage boxes into your TV or projector.

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    Pixel Magic HD MediaBox MB100 review

    Pixel Magic HD MediaBox MB100 review

    9  

    Unless you really want a fullblown PC sitting next to your TV, media centres are a touch overkill for most people. The problem is that TVs and computer monitors operate at vastly different resolutions...

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    Naim Audio System review

    8  

    Naim glorious Naim. In a market dominated by commodity products designed to meet price points rather than elevate performance into art, this British stalwart of 32 years standing is more national treasure than tweak-shop.

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    Samsung HTP-1200 review

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    All-in-one DVD home cinema systems are a godsend for movie buffs who demand the best environment in which to watch films, but don't have the cash to splash on a custom installed personal mini cinema

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    EPC Fidelity-t review

    10  

    You can pick up home cinemafriendly computers with Media Center operating systems quite cheaply. So why, if you buy the Hewlett Packard Media Center m7200 PC for £500...

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    Vivadi Saturn review

    8  

    As its exotic name implies, the Vivadi Saturn is anything but a normal TV. It's currently the last word in plushly-designed, extravagantlyfeatured plasma opulence - as you may vaguely remember if you read our review of this objet d'art back in...

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    Pioneer DCS-340 review

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    If a manufacturer wants to enjoy brisk sales of a new home cinema all-in-one package in today's tough sales climate, it either has to do something dramatic in terms of features or design, or else it needs to aim squarely at punters' pockets.

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    Lewis MC200 review

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    Thanks to the front end that is Microsoft's Media Center Edition 2005, almost all media PCs are very similar in usability, and non-computer geeks could be forgiven for thinking one is much the same as any other

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    EPC Fidelity-T review

    10  

    Media PCs, it must be said, are still struggling to gain a foothold in the living room.Maybe the price point is a factor - even at the lower end, a stack-friendly machine is not much shy of a grand

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    Samsung HT-DS470 review

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    Samsung's HT-DS470 looks remarkably similar in design to its older HT-DS460 sibling - but as that was stylishly eye-catching, this is no bad thing. The main unit has a muscular feel and the speakers...

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    Acoustic Energy Aego P5 Mk II review

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    AE's Aego P5 system really is quite unusual. For starters it's a complete add-on surround sound system with good connectivity rather than a built-in source. Hook up your own TV, DVD player, Media PC or even an iPod

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