Category: Home Cinema

Create a home cinema

We have two styles of TV watching. There's the daily streaming and yes, we often watch TV documentaries over a meal and we don't think it's a bad thing. We pause often and talk a lot. Then there are movie nights where the black-out blinds are drawn, popcorn is made and silence is a prime commodity. Both experiences are family activities that we look forward to and enjoy.

We've recently started to rethink our approach to TV as a guilty pleasure and instead to embrace it as a valid route to entertainment and education. Quality TV deserves quality equipment and so we've started to investigate the idea of a home cinema. These are our findings as we sift through hardware options and software choices in search of the perfect home cinema.

The Woojer Strap

Today I looked like Iron Man. I walked to school to pick up Cass with a glowing LED circle in the...

Virgin TV V6 Box

We’ve been Virgin Media customers for the last 6 years. One of the things that we looked for moving into our house was a decent net connection. Virgin could offer 100meg download and actually delivered something similar to it. In those six years the broadband package available has crept upwards and with it has crept up the cable TV subscription. In all that time the TV TIVO box never changed. It was slow, large and not particularly user friendly. So when Virgin asked if I wanted to upgrade to their V6 box I was immediately interested.

Plex Cloud Beta

We don’t usually review products that aren’t available to the general public and...

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Once upon a time getting streaming on-demand video on your TV was quite a lot of work. You had to...


This review was originally written in May 2014 shortly after the Chromecast became available in...



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