Tannoy HTS101 5 – These speakers are *tiny* – they will fit into your hand easily. And there’s the problem – whilst surprising good

Excellent speakers good value.

After a couple of hours of internet review and comparison research, i concluded these were the best speakers for their price range. After setting up my system, i am very pleased with this product. I didn’t realise the speakers were so good that any av decoder short of about £300 (on offer) will do them no justice. I was recommended the onkyo tx-nr 609, which i got for £360 on offer. I have no regretsthe only relative bad point(for some, but not i) is it does not come with wires, though personally i’d prefer getting my own quality wires at the lengths i need them.

Absolutely the perfect set up ive had, sounds as if band is in same room. Only one critisium is the allen key is a bit too short when wall mountin speakers, can i suggest stands. Here are the specifications for the Tannoy HTS101 5:

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  • Tannoy HTS101XP 5.1 Speaker System

After a couple of hours of internet review and comparison research, i concluded these were the best speakers for their price range. After setting up my system, i am very pleased with this product. I didn’t realise the speakers were so good that any av decoder short of about £300 (on offer) will do them no justice. I was recommended the onkyo tx-nr 609, which i got for £360 on offer. I have no regretsthe only relative bad point(for some, but not i) is it does not come with wires, though personally i’d prefer getting my own quality wires at the lengths i need them.

Superb speakers for the cash. Picked these up for £350 to go with an onyo 509 amp , superb sound and very solid build. The sub is superb and kicks out some amaxing bass. Go for these and you wont be dissapointed.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great 5.1 system. Superb build quality and sound.
  • These speakers are *tiny* – they will fit into your hand easily. And there’s the problem – whilst surprising good
  • Excellent speakers, sound fantastic and they are inconspicuous in

Superb speakers for the cash. Picked these up for £350 to go with an onyo 509 amp , superb sound and very solid build. The sub is superb and kicks out some amaxing bass. Go for these and you wont be dissapointed.

I thought they have great sound and clarity. I thought they have great sound and clarity. Listening to classical voice and orchestra, noticed lots of detail that i hadn’t heard before. Turn up the volume, did not dissapoint at all.

The sound quality is superb and i’m super happy with the speakers. I doubt you can get anything better in that price range.

Excellent speakers, sound fantastic and they are inconspicuous in. Excellent speakers,sound fantastic and they are inconspicuous in the living room,had them a couple of months now and they have changed watching tv into a cinema like experience.

Sound is clear and detailed. The set delivers eveyrthing. Sound is clear and detailed. The set delivers eveyrthing that was promised. High gloss finish will need regular dusting and polishing, which has drawn criticism from some family members.

Wanted to upgrade my old panasonic speakers to go with my onkyo tx-nr509. Reviews for lower priced speakers weren’t necessarily favourable, until i came across a review for these – [. Great priced speakers with warm full and deep sound, from the tiniest incidental noise to a full on rumble. Nice and solid build tooa great purchase for anyone looking for speakers and wants to stay within a certain budget.

Absolutely the perfect set up ive had, sounds as if band is in same room. Only one critisium is the allen key is a bit too short when wall mountin speakers, can i suggest stands.

I thought they have great sound and clarity. I thought they have great sound and clarity. Listening to classical voice and orchestra, noticed lots of detail that i hadn’t heard before. Turn up the volume, did not dissapoint at all.

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Dune HD Solo Lite Mediaplayer – – Future proof media player

This dune has played all my mkvs, 1080p and 4k included. Fast menus and firmware regularly upgraded.

This is a review for the solo lite version of the player. The latest firmware is still in beta so it’s up to you whether you want to risk it but it offers many benefits over the last stable release including: full support of hdr10 & removal of the subscription required to use the movie collection app. Playing files from an external usb3 hdd is as simple as plugging it into the dune and away you go. 265 encoded files which played perfectly, no judder, accurate colours, no issues with sound syncing, very goodnavigating the main menu screen is a bit clunky but at least everything looks really sharp once you bump the output resolution up to 2160p (4k)the lack of an optical out connection means that unless your amp / soundbar is fairly new you won’t be able to connect it to the dune via hdmi if want to watch 4k content (not much around yet anyway)all in all a great value 4k media player as part of a nas setup.

If you have older dune do you have to buy this one. Here are the specifications for the Dune HD Solo Lite Mediaplayer –:

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  • 2x USB Port
  • Playback 4K
  • IPTV Function
  • Includes Lifetime MyCollection

Amazing device, so much quicker and better quality compared. The first product had a faulty power supply however amazon as usual fix this immediately. Amazing device, so much quicker and better quality compared to my dune 3d and dune duo players that i have. I am now looking at selling my other 2 dune units and replacing them with the new solo lite. Just as a fyi, the solo lite now comes with wifi, it has 2. 4ghz included now, there was a slip of paper in the box saying the spec had been increased to include wifi.

All is fine, but the full blu-ray disk iso menu access. All is fine, but the full blu-ray disk iso menu access premium support as well as my collection is limited for me to 17. 2017 while it should be twelve months from the date of purchasing. I have to contact dune manufacturer directly to restore my premium licensee.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Future proof media player
  • Amazing device, so much quicker and better quality compared
  • Dune Solo 4k review

Amazing device, so much quicker and better quality compared. The first product had a faulty power supply however amazon as usual fix this immediately. Amazing device, so much quicker and better quality compared to my dune 3d and dune duo players that i have. I am now looking at selling my other 2 dune units and replacing them with the new solo lite. Just as a fyi, the solo lite now comes with wifi, it has 2. 4ghz included now, there was a slip of paper in the box saying the spec had been increased to include wifi.

This is a review for the solo lite version of the player. The latest firmware is still in beta so it’s up to you whether you want to risk it but it offers many benefits over the last stable release including: full support of hdr10 & removal of the subscription required to use the movie collection app. Playing files from an external usb3 hdd is as simple as plugging it into the dune and away you go. 265 encoded files which played perfectly, no judder, accurate colours, no issues with sound syncing, very goodnavigating the main menu screen is a bit clunky but at least everything looks really sharp once you bump the output resolution up to 2160p (4k)the lack of an optical out connection means that unless your amp / soundbar is fairly new you won’t be able to connect it to the dune via hdmi if want to watch 4k content (not much around yet anyway)all in all a great value 4k media player as part of a nas setup.

Eats every media file i have. User interface could be better. Wifi connection with internal antenna is not very stable( 2m away from router). There is room for improvement of the mobile apps also( android i use). In general- excellent product.

All is fine, but the full blu-ray disk iso menu access. All is fine, but the full blu-ray disk iso menu access premium support as well as my collection is limited for me to 17. 2017 while it should be twelve months from the date of purchasing. I have to contact dune manufacturer directly to restore my premium licensee.

This dune has played all my mkvs, 1080p and 4k included. Fast menus and firmware regularly upgraded.

Eats every media file i have. User interface could be better. Wifi connection with internal antenna is not very stable( 2m away from router). There is room for improvement of the mobile apps also( android i use). In general- excellent product.

If you have older dune do you have to buy this one.

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Dali Kubik One Soundbar Blk – It’s all about the sound

Possibly one of the best sound systems i have ever bought. After investing nearly £800 on a soundbar speaker and reading all the reviews , i chose to purchase this one , i sold my old bose lifestyle v-30 surround sound system which had too many wires but had an amazing sound reproduction , this product blew me away with the quality, depth and clarity of sound , it was incredibly easy to connect to my sony bravia t. With an optical lead , and bluetooth to my computer and i-phone even easier. In fact i wanted to play all the songs i had bought in the last decade to try out the quality . The remote is small and made of metal . There is also 3 settings for base sound on the back of the soundbar , some people have said there isn’t enough base with this product but there definitely is. Possibly one of the best sound systems i have ever bought.

I’m not sure what some of these other reviewers where on about. If this has the inputs you require and you are willing to spend this much, just go for it. I use it as a sound bar and a second sound system for playing music across bluetooth. Im using it with a panasonic tx p42gt30 plasma tv and have no issues at all with the optical connection. I recently watched whiplash and birdman with this thing turned up relatively high and i was blown away by how transparent this soundbar / all in one system is. Yes, the remote is a little fiddly (you do get used to it though) and i may add a subwoofer in the future (to add a bit more low end thump for films) but i could not be happier with this soundbar. I actually replaced a geneva model cinema with this soundbar and i am so glad that i did. The cinema was great for films but as soon as i put music on, it was just to boxy. The kubik one is certainly one of the best all in one systems on the market (some people may prefer the naim muso but i actually prefer the kubik one and im a bit of a naim fan). To be very picky, the treble can be occasionally a little harsh and blockbuster movie soundtracks would benefit from a subwoofer but any negative comment about this product seems unfair to me.

Really great sounding system. Really great sounding system. I have it connected to a samsung tv via optical and a sonos bridge via analogue. I appear to be one of the lucky ones with the new metal controller, though it’s rarely used as i control the whole lot using a harmony control system. Here are the specifications for the Dali Kubik One Soundbar Blk:

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  • Soundbar
  • Learning TV volume

Possibly one of the best sound systems i have ever bought. After investing nearly £800 on a soundbar speaker and reading all the reviews , i chose to purchase this one , i sold my old bose lifestyle v-30 surround sound system which had too many wires but had an amazing sound reproduction , this product blew me away with the quality, depth and clarity of sound , it was incredibly easy to connect to my sony bravia t. With an optical lead , and bluetooth to my computer and i-phone even easier. In fact i wanted to play all the songs i had bought in the last decade to try out the quality . The remote is small and made of metal . There is also 3 settings for base sound on the back of the soundbar , some people have said there isn’t enough base with this product but there definitely is. Possibly one of the best sound systems i have ever bought.

I’m not sure what some of these other reviewers where on about. If this has the inputs you require and you are willing to spend this much, just go for it. I use it as a sound bar and a second sound system for playing music across bluetooth. Im using it with a panasonic tx p42gt30 plasma tv and have no issues at all with the optical connection. I recently watched whiplash and birdman with this thing turned up relatively high and i was blown away by how transparent this soundbar / all in one system is. Yes, the remote is a little fiddly (you do get used to it though) and i may add a subwoofer in the future (to add a bit more low end thump for films) but i could not be happier with this soundbar. I actually replaced a geneva model cinema with this soundbar and i am so glad that i did. The cinema was great for films but as soon as i put music on, it was just to boxy. The kubik one is certainly one of the best all in one systems on the market (some people may prefer the naim muso but i actually prefer the kubik one and im a bit of a naim fan). To be very picky, the treble can be occasionally a little harsh and blockbuster movie soundtracks would benefit from a subwoofer but any negative comment about this product seems unfair to me.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Possibly one of the best sound systems I have ever bought
  • It’s all about the sound
  • Sounds stupendous!

5star sound- but panasonic incompatibility. Just replaced a yamaha yas105 with a dali kubik 1. The sound is way better, with a massive improvements in dialogue clarity. I also bought it because of the ir learning facility ( to be able to use your tv remote to control the sound bar too) well that’s ok for most people but it turns out it doesn’t work with panasonic tvs. In fact it will cause you all sorts of problems. To cut a long story short richer sounds york were brilliant and contacted dali who admitted the ir learning doesn’t work with panasonic remotes ( my cheap yamaha worked fine) we managed to reset the soundbar disabling the remote learning facility. So i use the rubbish remote supplied by dali alongside my panasonic tv remote. Richer sounds have found a work around and that’s to replace your panasonic remote with a logitech harmony one which should work.

High hopes in the begining, but disappointed in the end. Very disappointedly the usb connection is limited to 16bit/48khz, much lower than the advertised 24bit/96khz. Say goodbye to the bass effects of the movie films, because without onboard dolby/dts decoder tv-s and dvd/bluray players discard the lfe channel when they downmix dolby 5. What use of a very expensive and supposedly high quality equipment when you are not able to listen to high quality content?.

I thought about buying a sonos playbar for a long time, but every time i heard it, i was underwhelmed by the muffled sound quality. I was beginning to doubt if i’d find something that fitted under my telly that was remotely comparable to proper speakers. And then i heard the kubik one. The sound is truly stunning – an event every time you play a new piece of music. So detailed, clear and lifelike. I’ve been going through all my fave tracks listening to them afresh. One drawback though is the lack of any eq settings apart from a switch for bass level on the back. Whilst i’m able to change the settings for my music via my phone or laptop, for tv i’m stuck with the default setting. This is amazing for movies but i personally find the zingyness at the high end a little tiring when i’m trying to watch a documentary or itv on a saturday night.

Really great sounding system. Really great sounding system. I have it connected to a samsung tv via optical and a sonos bridge via analogue. I appear to be one of the lucky ones with the new metal controller, though it’s rarely used as i control the whole lot using a harmony control system.

5star sound- but panasonic incompatibility. Just replaced a yamaha yas105 with a dali kubik 1. The sound is way better, with a massive improvements in dialogue clarity. I also bought it because of the ir learning facility ( to be able to use your tv remote to control the sound bar too) well that’s ok for most people but it turns out it doesn’t work with panasonic tvs. In fact it will cause you all sorts of problems. To cut a long story short richer sounds york were brilliant and contacted dali who admitted the ir learning doesn’t work with panasonic remotes ( my cheap yamaha worked fine) we managed to reset the soundbar disabling the remote learning facility. So i use the rubbish remote supplied by dali alongside my panasonic tv remote. Richer sounds have found a work around and that’s to replace your panasonic remote with a logitech harmony one which should work.

I thought about buying a sonos playbar for a long time, but every time i heard it, i was underwhelmed by the muffled sound quality. I was beginning to doubt if i’d find something that fitted under my telly that was remotely comparable to proper speakers. And then i heard the kubik one. The sound is truly stunning – an event every time you play a new piece of music. So detailed, clear and lifelike. I’ve been going through all my fave tracks listening to them afresh. One drawback though is the lack of any eq settings apart from a switch for bass level on the back. Whilst i’m able to change the settings for my music via my phone or laptop, for tv i’m stuck with the default setting. This is amazing for movies but i personally find the zingyness at the high end a little tiring when i’m trying to watch a documentary or itv on a saturday night.

High hopes in the begining, but disappointed in the end. Very disappointedly the usb connection is limited to 16bit/48khz, much lower than the advertised 24bit/96khz. Say goodbye to the bass effects of the movie films, because without onboard dolby/dts decoder tv-s and dvd/bluray players discard the lfe channel when they downmix dolby 5. What use of a very expensive and supposedly high quality equipment when you are not able to listen to high quality content?.

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Sony DAV-SC5 Home Cinema System – Surrounded by Sound!

This is the home cinema system you have been looking for. All the problems with earlier sonys like the dav-s550 ironed out and corrected. The amazing thing is that it hardly costs more.

This is the home cinema system you have been looking for. All the problems with earlier sonys like the dav-s550 ironed out and corrected. The amazing thing is that it hardly costs more.

Sometimes when you get something you really want, it doesn’t live up to expectations. In this case the dav-sc5 more than meet those expectations. Supreme sound quality for the money, and having a living room with a stud wall behind the sofa the free-standing speakers avoid that dreadful ‘wall-vibration syndrome’ that can be common in the modern home.I have experienced a friend’s system costing almost twice as much as this one, and the sound quality of the sony unit is impressive by comparison. Go on, treat yourselfthe player itself is stylish, with an uncluttered interface and a neat front loading mechanism. As well as playing my cds and dvds (both with equally impressive results), the unit is also capable of handling cds containing j-peg images (so the ‘slide show’ lives on – okay, maybe not such a good thing). Simple to set up, and more than worthy of the sony name, this package offers incredible value for money – oh, and the neat remote controller has buttons that glow in the dark, so you can find it even with the lights out. What more could anyone possibly want?. Here are the specifications for the Sony DAV-SC5 Home Cinema System:

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  • Audio Home System Type: Horizontal
  • Blu Ray Playback: No
  • Blu Ray Recording: No
  • Blu-ray Playback: No
  • Blu-ray Recording: No
  • Built-In Modem: No
  • CD: Integrated
  • CD Player: Single-Player
  • CD Player / Recorder: CD Player
  • CD-R/Rw Recording: no
  • Cassette Deck: No
  • Cassette Decks: no
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • DAB Broadcast: no
  • DAT: no
  • DCC: no
  • DSR/DAB: no
  • DVD Audio Playback: No
  • DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Player
  • DVD Player Function: DVD Player
  • DVD+R Recording: No
  • DVD+RW Recording: No
  • DVD-Audio: no
  • DVD-R Recording: No
  • DVD-RAM Recording: No
  • DVD-RW Recording: No
  • DVI Interface: No
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
  • Digital CD: Digital
  • Digital Sound Processor: yes
  • Digital Tuner: yes
  • DivX Playback: No
  • Dolby / DTS: Dolby Digital + DTS
  • Dolby Pro Logic Decoder Type: Dolby Digital + Dts
  • Ethernet: No
  • Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
  • Graphic Equaliser: Built-in
  • HD-DVD Playback: No
  • HD-DVD Recording: No
  • HDMI Interface: No
  • Height of Front Speaker in cm: unknown
  • Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
  • Internet Ability: no
  • Loudspeaker Connection: All Wired
  • Loudspeakers: with Speaker-System (3 Boxes and More)
  • MD Player / Recorder: No
  • MD-Product: no
  • MP3 Docking: No
  • MP3 Playback: Yes
  • MP3 Player: no
  • MP3 Recording: No
  • Memory Stick: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Number of Output Channels: 5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
  • Number of Speakers: 6
  • PCMCIA Interface: No
  • Progressive Scan: No
  • RDS: Yes
  • RDS/EON: Yes
  • RMS Wattage: 200
  • Remote Control: Amp/CD/Tuner
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Server function: no
  • Single / Multi Block: Single Block
  • Single/Multi Block: Single Block
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Sound Quality: Hi-Fi (Rms)
  • Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
  • Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes
  • System Set Up: Monobloc 1
  • TV Screen size in inches: no
  • Turntable: no
  • USB Interface: No
  • Video Cassette Player / Recorder: No
  • Videorecorder: No
  • W-LAN Connection: No
  • Wattage: 550
  • Width (mm): 355
  • Wireless Music System: No
  • Wireless Speakers: No
  • Year of Introduction: 2003
  • Year of introduction: 2003
  • iPod Control: No
  • xD-Picture Card: No

Where do you start with this system. In my opinion, if you want a true cinema experience, don’t go to the cinema if you have this. It sounds so much more realistic and i’d rather rent a dvd now than go and see a film. Plays dvd’s, dvd/rw, cd and cdr’s, plus the added bonus, it also reads jpeg files off cd/rw’s. What more can i say?if you’re looking to upgrade your current dvd player, or are looking for one from scratch, then the sony dav-sc5 is just for you. Easy to install with colour coordinated plugs for all the speakers, and it also comes with 2 phono inputs, so you can enjoy your cable or sky with dolby pro logic surround sound, and even your vcr, utilising the dolby pro logic ii which converts the audio into 5. Great for films, music concerts and much much more.

Sometimes when you get something you really want, it doesn’t live up to expectations. In this case the dav-sc5 more than meet those expectations. Supreme sound quality for the money, and having a living room with a stud wall behind the sofa the free-standing speakers avoid that dreadful ‘wall-vibration syndrome’ that can be common in the modern home.I have experienced a friend’s system costing almost twice as much as this one, and the sound quality of the sony unit is impressive by comparison. Go on, treat yourselfthe player itself is stylish, with an uncluttered interface and a neat front loading mechanism. As well as playing my cds and dvds (both with equally impressive results), the unit is also capable of handling cds containing j-peg images (so the ‘slide show’ lives on – okay, maybe not such a good thing). Simple to set up, and more than worthy of the sony name, this package offers incredible value for money – oh, and the neat remote controller has buttons that glow in the dark, so you can find it even with the lights out. What more could anyone possibly want?.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • What a cinema experience!!!
  • Surrounded by Sound!

Just bought my dav system and set it up. I was concerned that the sub was a passive model but i need not have been. It looks great and sounds great. Dvd picture quality is superb and the remote unit is a breeze to use. Unless you have a huge room, leave the bass level on off, its still powerful enoughtuner works well and my minidisc sounds wonderful through this unit.

Just bought my dav system and set it up. I was concerned that the sub was a passive model but i need not have been. It looks great and sounds great. Dvd picture quality is superb and the remote unit is a breeze to use. Unless you have a huge room, leave the bass level on off, its still powerful enoughtuner works well and my minidisc sounds wonderful through this unit.

Where do you start with this system. In my opinion, if you want a true cinema experience, don’t go to the cinema if you have this. It sounds so much more realistic and i’d rather rent a dvd now than go and see a film. Plays dvd’s, dvd/rw, cd and cdr’s, plus the added bonus, it also reads jpeg files off cd/rw’s. What more can i say?if you’re looking to upgrade your current dvd player, or are looking for one from scratch, then the sony dav-sc5 is just for you. Easy to install with colour coordinated plugs for all the speakers, and it also comes with 2 phono inputs, so you can enjoy your cable or sky with dolby pro logic surround sound, and even your vcr, utilising the dolby pro logic ii which converts the audio into 5. Great for films, music concerts and much much more.

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Dune HD Solo 4K Mediaplayer – It looks awesome, and supports all the HD Audio formats

The best player for power users and home-theatre enthusiasts. A few years ago ‘media players’ were a booming market with many devices, however the combination of dirt cheap android ‘boxes’ and a rise in popularity of streaming services have pretty much relegated this market to a small niche – and dune hd solo 4k is the only model with all the key features for power users and home-theatre enthusiasts. What it has, and much of it unique among players currently on sale:- bd3d iso (=copies of 3d blu-rays) support- blu-ray menu support (when watching copies of blu-rays), especially useful with discs containing multiple versions (aliens, terminator 2) or tv-series- flawless framerate support, including auto-framerate- support for pretty much every hd sound format- unmatched support for file types- 4k30p support (= for watching movies shot with your camera, as there is no other content for that really). – gorgeous picture quality- very good ‘kodi-lite’ collection wrapper – in beta now, not as fancy, however works better than kodi for detecting movieswhat is does not have is essentially any streaming service support and those many (mostly useless) bells and whistles that android boxes offer. The interface is very simple, and was actually designed to work with a remote. Movie loading, even as a 3d blu-ray from nas, is fast. The first 3 points above is something that no android box offers – so if they mean something for you, this is the media player to buy. If they don’t, and let alone you need streaming services support, go for nvidia shield. In my case they compliment each other just perfectly. Ps the initially advertised ‘android dual boot’ has been effectively abandoned, and for the better – dune would have wasted their resources on it but it would have never gone to a useful level, as even all other ‘native’ android boxes are a joke and complete waste of money save for nvidia shield.

A great player, excellent service, i am very satisfied.

It looks awesome, and supports all the hd audio formats. This is a very capable media player, it supports almost everything i threw at it. It looks awesome, and supports all the hd audio formats. The gui is very basic, but reasonable enough. However the player does have faults. Firstly the most obvious, the price. No, while this is one of the better players out there, you can get players with better specs for less. Which brings me to more issues:-the hdmi has bad handshake issues with some avr’s, someone else mentioned here that they sent it back due to no signal, this happens nearly all the time to me as well, i have to turn the player back off and on again for a display. – no full 4k, the hdmi on this players is only 1. Here are the specifications for the Dune HD Solo 4K Mediaplayer:

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  • 4K support
  • Zwave function
  • Dual boot function
  • IPTV function
  • Wi-fi

The best player for power users and home-theatre enthusiasts. A few years ago ‘media players’ were a booming market with many devices, however the combination of dirt cheap android ‘boxes’ and a rise in popularity of streaming services have pretty much relegated this market to a small niche – and dune hd solo 4k is the only model with all the key features for power users and home-theatre enthusiasts. What it has, and much of it unique among players currently on sale:- bd3d iso (=copies of 3d blu-rays) support- blu-ray menu support (when watching copies of blu-rays), especially useful with discs containing multiple versions (aliens, terminator 2) or tv-series- flawless framerate support, including auto-framerate- support for pretty much every hd sound format- unmatched support for file types- 4k30p support (= for watching movies shot with your camera, as there is no other content for that really). – gorgeous picture quality- very good ‘kodi-lite’ collection wrapper – in beta now, not as fancy, however works better than kodi for detecting movieswhat is does not have is essentially any streaming service support and those many (mostly useless) bells and whistles that android boxes offer. The interface is very simple, and was actually designed to work with a remote. Movie loading, even as a 3d blu-ray from nas, is fast. The first 3 points above is something that no android box offers – so if they mean something for you, this is the media player to buy. If they don’t, and let alone you need streaming services support, go for nvidia shield. In my case they compliment each other just perfectly. Ps the initially advertised ‘android dual boot’ has been effectively abandoned, and for the better – dune would have wasted their resources on it but it would have never gone to a useful level, as even all other ‘native’ android boxes are a joke and complete waste of money save for nvidia shield.

A great player, excellent service, i am very satisfied.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • It looks awesome, and supports all the HD Audio formats
  • The best player for power users and home-theatre enthusiasts

It looks awesome, and supports all the hd audio formats. This is a very capable media player, it supports almost everything i threw at it. It looks awesome, and supports all the hd audio formats. The gui is very basic, but reasonable enough. However the player does have faults. Firstly the most obvious, the price. No, while this is one of the better players out there, you can get players with better specs for less. Which brings me to more issues:-the hdmi has bad handshake issues with some avr’s, someone else mentioned here that they sent it back due to no signal, this happens nearly all the time to me as well, i have to turn the player back off and on again for a display. – no full 4k, the hdmi on this players is only 1.

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LG Electronics LG LAS160B 2 – Am completely happy with service and quality of my soundbar taking into

Disappointed it didn’t have a english plug.

Am completely happy with service and quality of my soundbar taking into. Am completely happy with service and quality of my soundbar taking into account it was a used item superb.

So impressed with this soundbar. I have only played music, via bluetooth, from my laptop on it so but it sounds great. It was incredibly simple to pair up bluetooth with my laptop. The box included an optical lead but my tv has an spdif connection so i have had to order one until then i will connect via an analogue connection (headphone jack?). The remote control is small but not flimsy at all and it even came with batteries. I will have to figure out wall mounting but a shelf will do if all else fails. All in all i am so happy i can’t stop smiling. . I give it 6 starsmy tv will go on the wall soon and i’ll say goodbye to my (cheap) stereo and the tv stand and hello to more spaceupdate: i needed to buy a coaxial lead and a coaxial to optical tos spdif toslink converter and then connect my optical lead to the converter. It works but i wish these things were more standardised and simpler. Here are the specifications for the LG Electronics LG LAS160B 2:

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  • 2 Ch 50 W sound: Bring to life all of your favourite movies, TV shows, sports and music with two channel surround sound and added bass to enhance your TVs sound
  • Slim design: LGs slim soundbar is styled to complement your TVs design
  • Bluetooth: Play your preferable music from your Smartphone or Bluetooth enabled device on your LG soundbar by wirelessly streaming via Bluetooth
  • LG Bluetooth Remote App: Simply download the LG Bluetooth Remote App for your Smartphone to control your LG device

Excelllent value for the money, no control over bass or treble, but the defaults are good. The optical cable which i use as my flat screen tvs does not have bluetooth, is far too short.

Simple basic soundbar that is easy to set up and use.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good sound not too much bass
  • Good Quality But No Optic Cable!
  • This unit produces much better sound and works well

Am completely happy with service and quality of my soundbar taking into. Am completely happy with service and quality of my soundbar taking into account it was a used item superb.

Good quality but no optic cable. The bass won’t blow you away but it’s enough to make quality sound for the tv. Bluetooth connected immediately to my ipod touch and again it’s quality enough to listen to music. Just to be clear this does not come with an optic cable and you will have to buy one separately. The listing doesn’t make this clear hence the 4 stars.

Disappointed it didn’t have a english plug.

Good sound not too much bass. Ideal for terraced houses as not too much bass but still sounds better than tv speakers also syncs well with lg smart tv turns on and off automatically and tv remote controls volume.

Its seems to be a great product -very satisfied.

This unit produces much better sound and works well. The speakers on my lg tv point at the floor so the sound had always been a bit muddy. This unit produces much better sound and works well. It goes to standby when the tv’s off and has to be started up with its own little remote control which is a bit of a fiddle. I’m pleased with it though and the upgrade in the tv sound is well worth having.

Excelllent value for the money, no control over bass or treble, but the defaults are good. The optical cable which i use as my flat screen tvs does not have bluetooth, is far too short.

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Blupow HDMI Audio Extractor Optical Toslink – easy to set-up and does exactly what is required from

Love this it does exactly what i need it to. Remember to buy all the cables you will need as well.

Love this it does exactly what i need it to. Remember to buy all the cables you will need as well.

Excellent product but rubbish remote. I originally praised this product. Delivered on 17 march 2017 worked brilliantly however 5 months after the remote no longer works (changed battery twice just in case that was the problem – it wasn’t ). Can’t see a way of contacting the sellers on amazon for a replacement remote as the ‘contact seller’ option has been removed. Would appreciate seller or amazon contacting me about a replacement remote. Here are the specifications for the Blupow HDMI Audio Extractor Optical Toslink:

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  • HDMI to HDMI audio SPDIF+ R/L coverter, HDMI resolution: 24/50/60fs/1080p/1080i/720p/576p/576i/480p/480i
  • HDMI v1.3, Supports Full HD 1080P + 3D; Best quality and compatibility in product category
  • Audio output: L/R+SPDIF; With 5V UK power adater.
  • Audio EDID Settings: 2CH for L/R or SPDIF stereo output; 5.1CH for SPDIF output
  • Suitable for various HDMI source devices like Roku or Chromecast without dedicated audio output as well as Blu-ray/ DVD/ HD player, cable/satellite box, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, PS3/4, Xbox, PC/laptop, HD camera, HD DVR etc.A

Excellent bit of kit – only downside is that the remote came with a dead battery.

Easy to set-up and does exactly what is required from. Compact size, easy to set-up and does exactly what is required from it. Sound reproduction is faithful so fully recommend this product.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Excellent product but rubbish remote
  • Great little device
  • easy to set-up and does exactly what is required from

Easy to set-up and does exactly what is required from. Compact size, easy to set-up and does exactly what is required from it. Sound reproduction is faithful so fully recommend this product.

Excellent bit of kit – only downside is that the remote came with a dead battery.

Excellent product but rubbish remote. I originally praised this product. Delivered on 17 march 2017 worked brilliantly however 5 months after the remote no longer works (changed battery twice just in case that was the problem – it wasn’t ). Can’t see a way of contacting the sellers on amazon for a replacement remote as the ‘contact seller’ option has been removed. Would appreciate seller or amazon contacting me about a replacement remote.

Great box, had to swap few things round as i didn’t realise it needed to be powered ( my fault ) but it works greati have a audio receiver, xbox, and tv going through it to my surround sound. . There appears to be no loss of sound quality and or volume so very happy. Comes with and ir extender, so i have the box hidden from view, with just the ir tip stuck under the unit for the remote.

Great box, had to swap few things round as i didn’t realise it needed to be powered ( my fault ) but it works greati have a audio receiver, xbox, and tv going through it to my surround sound. . There appears to be no loss of sound quality and or volume so very happy. Comes with and ir extender, so i have the box hidden from view, with just the ir tip stuck under the unit for the remote.

It was ok for a few days (barely used though) but suddenly failed.

It was ok for a few days (barely used though) but suddenly failed.

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LG Electronics LG DH4430P 5 – can connect to PC via 5.1

Really easy to set up and the sound quality is great would recommend getting it.

Firstly its good value for money and can be hooked up to a pc for those people looking for that sort of thing, all you need to do is buy 3 rca to 3. 5mm cable and an rca audio adapter with multiple rca ports to hook up to your computers sound card or motherboard as long as it supports 5. 1 (check motherboard description to see) then once hooked up change the source on the dvd player to aux.

Here are the specifications for the LG Electronics LG DH4430P 5:

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  • 5.1 channel DVD Home Cinema System with three satellite speakers and two tall boy speakers and subwoofer
  • 1080P full HD up-scaling – up scales your standard definition DVD discs to near-Full HD quality when connected to an HDTV, breathing new life into your DVD collection
  • USB Contents Playback – just plug a USB memory stick loaded with movies, music or photos into your LG device and enjoy your content in stunning video and audio clarity
  • One High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) carries both sound and picture in a single cable from your devices to your DVD Home Cinema System
  • Make it your own by personalising your files via Portable In connectivity

Worked out how to tune in tv/sky . Ive had a sony home cinema sound before & this is better i reckon. And good news ive sussed out how to wire it up to my sky +/tv .Buy a long audio jack the same size & thing that you plug earphones into top of yr phone & plug into the small audio hole found inside the panel you pull down on front of the dvd player & plug the other end into audio hole back of tv, then on the remote control that comes with yr home cinema, press the radio/input button & go onto portable & press & bingo. & then use yr cinema remote to change volume, sorted, enjoy xx.

Great system deserves 10 stars. Great system works brilliantly. Read a lot of reviews and decided most of them are wrong this product fully deserves 5 stars would give it more if could. It works instead of tv speakers when connected correctly. All it requires is an optical converter and twin phono cables which can be purchased for under £20. I highly recommend this system don’t be put off by the bad reviewers who couldn’t work it out.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Connecting with macbook
  • over an hour to set up I was very pleased with this item good picture
  • Worked out how to tune in TV/Sky !!! Easy peasy xx

Over an hour to set up i was very pleased with this item good picture. Received this home cinema surround today and although it took me over an hour to set up i was very pleased with this item good picture ,great sound and for this price brilliant only thing and i have to say to anyone that is thinking of buying this item it has no scart at the back of the machine so get other means of connecting this unit but apart from that very good value for that price.

Really easy to set up and the sound quality is great would recommend getting it.

Over an hour to set up i was very pleased with this item good picture. Received this home cinema surround today and although it took me over an hour to set up i was very pleased with this item good picture ,great sound and for this price brilliant only thing and i have to say to anyone that is thinking of buying this item it has no scart at the back of the machine so get other means of connecting this unit but apart from that very good value for that price.

Ignore the 1 star reviewsthis does indeed work with british tvs. To get the sound working for everything, you need to buy an aux cable which will set you back about. £5, plug it in to the headphone port on the tv, then the other end in to the front of the dvd player. Switch it on, then press the ‘radio&input’ button on the remote and look at the screen on the dvd player, keep pressing the button until it says ‘portable’ and you’re donefantastic system.

Perfect sound system for my needs. Very happy with the sound system. Very good sound system for the price. The system only works with dvd player and it doesn’t have a hdmi arc port to output tv sound through the system. But if your tv has an optical output you can get your tv sound by buying optical cable and digital to analogue converter which was mentioned in the first answer. The links to said products are below. Uk/gp/product/b0074jz8zw?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00http://www.

Great system deserves 10 stars. Great system works brilliantly. Read a lot of reviews and decided most of them are wrong this product fully deserves 5 stars would give it more if could. It works instead of tv speakers when connected correctly. All it requires is an optical converter and twin phono cables which can be purchased for under £20. I highly recommend this system don’t be put off by the bad reviewers who couldn’t work it out.

Perfect sound system for my needs. Very happy with the sound system. Very good sound system for the price. The system only works with dvd player and it doesn’t have a hdmi arc port to output tv sound through the system. But if your tv has an optical output you can get your tv sound by buying optical cable and digital to analogue converter which was mentioned in the first answer. The links to said products are below. Uk/gp/product/b0074jz8zw?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00http://www.

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Samsung HT-C420 2 – get 1 while you can!!

As described ,prompt delivery.

2. 1 cinema sourround sound. This is a great and easy thing to set up woow, its good upscaling as well if you use a hdmi connection and your tv is good then this is for you. Better for small spaces i think like me.

Does what is says on the box. For the price this is a great little unit, i have my samsung tv connected to it via optical, my iphone docking is station connected to the aux port , sound quality is good for a 2. 1 system and is a big improvement on the tv sound which was my main reason for the purchase. The fm radio in not great but i use my iphone across my wireless network with a digital radio app which works extremely well. The unit integrates well with the samsung anynet+ system.

But this product was easy to set up. Connected through samsungs anynet, wish i’d bought the optical lead tho.Also make sure you order the correct length leads, if you need them. Nice to play cd’s and mp3 player without having to power up the tv. As this item is discontiued and went up by £15 over the weekend, and the replacement items speakers are massive. Dvd upscaling is pretty damn good too. Go the extra £’s if you really do want a 2.

Great system for anyone with a small living room. Great price and unobtrusive speaker system.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • 2.1 cinema sourround sound
  • Does what is says on the box
  • get 1 while you can!!

As described ,prompt delivery.

But this product was easy to set up. Connected through samsungs anynet, wish i’d bought the optical lead tho.Also make sure you order the correct length leads, if you need them. Nice to play cd’s and mp3 player without having to power up the tv. As this item is discontiued and went up by £15 over the weekend, and the replacement items speakers are massive. Dvd upscaling is pretty damn good too. Go the extra £’s if you really do want a 2.

2. 1 cinema sourround sound. This is a great and easy thing to set up woow, its good upscaling as well if you use a hdmi connection and your tv is good then this is for you. Better for small spaces i think like me.

Great system for anyone with a small living room. Great price and unobtrusive speaker system.

Does what is says on the box. For the price this is a great little unit, i have my samsung tv connected to it via optical, my iphone docking is station connected to the aux port , sound quality is good for a 2. 1 system and is a big improvement on the tv sound which was my main reason for the purchase. The fm radio in not great but i use my iphone across my wireless network with a digital radio app which works extremely well. The unit integrates well with the samsung anynet+ system.

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AKORD 4K x 2K Ultra HD 5 Port Input 1 Port Output HDMI Switcher – so far its been brilliant, don’t plug the remote in and it switches

Only downside is that the remote does not work, even with a new battery.

Actual device functions are fine. It does everything except execute arc ‘audio return channel’. I heard no major tv sets manufacturers support it.

Does exactly what i wanted it to do, changes channels automatically as there turned on. The remote could be better, its range isn’t great and sometimes you have to press 2-3 times before it changes, otherwise very good. Here are the specifications for the AKORD 4K x 2K Ultra HD 5 Port Input 1 Port Output HDMI Switcher:

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  • Supports 36-bit Deep Colour, 1080p, 2160P, 3D HDTV, up to 4K Ultra HD. Supports 8KV ESD protection
  • HDMI v1.4b compliant, supports ARC (one input only)
  • Supports Resolutions of [email protected] and 2160P/[email protected]
  • Connect up to 5 HDMI devices (one can use ARC)
  • Supports High Definition Audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio . Supports ALL HDTV formats and features inc: 100hz / 200hz / 600hz / Deep Colour / 24p / 3D etc.

Bought this to share my various cdmi products and it works seamlessly very happy.

Have been looking for something like this for ages.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • so far its been brilliant, don’t plug the remote in and it switches
  • Good item that expands options and works seamlessly.
  • Good piece of kit!

Ordered this for a family member who is not that tech savvy. It works just as it should with no problems. Easy to set up, and a quality piece of kit.

Perfect for putting the tv on the wall but still able to reach the media on the floor.

Don’t buy if you use ps4 in rest mode. Seems to be ok with my pc & ps3. But it doesn’t work with the ps4 in rest mode. If the ps4 is in rest mode and you try to switch to another hdmi slot it will just keep switching to what ever slot the ps4 is in. If i turned my ps4 off it would work fine but i use rest mode so i will have to buy a hdmi switch without auto-switch maby.

Don’t buy if you use ps4 in rest mode. Seems to be ok with my pc & ps3. But it doesn’t work with the ps4 in rest mode. If the ps4 is in rest mode and you try to switch to another hdmi slot it will just keep switching to what ever slot the ps4 is in. If i turned my ps4 off it would work fine but i use rest mode so i will have to buy a hdmi switch without auto-switch maby.

Works very well switches automatically between devices without having to use a seperate power source.

Could not get it to work so returned it.

It is probably okay for some with older equipment. . It is probably okay for some with older equipment. It did not work with recently purchased blu-ray player with presumably a more up-to-date hdmi version than the akord unit could support.

Does exactly what i wanted it to do, changes channels automatically as there turned on. The remote could be better, its range isn’t great and sometimes you have to press 2-3 times before it changes, otherwise very good.

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