Home theatre systems

Independent and trusted reviews, tests and buying guides. Compare price and performance of home theatre systems.


Soundbar reviews

We tested 17 soundbars that help improve your TV's sound.

28 Oct 2014 | All the soundbars we tested deliver better sound than you'll get from your TV, but some demand a lot more money than others for the privilege.


Surround sound AV receiver reviews

A Surround sound AV receiver is your home theatre system's command centre.

27 Nov 2013 | We test 16 surround sound AV receivers, to find out which models have the best sound quality, and are the easiest to use.


Home theatre system reviews

Home theatre marketing claims don't always live up to the reality.

12 Sep 2013 | We test the latest all-in-one home theatre systems, priced from $699 to $1499.


Quick look: home theatre

What are your surround sound options?

10 Sep 2013 | CHOICE provides a realistic look at home theatre in a box.

AV receiver

Audiovisual receivers buying guide

AV receivers sell the idea of turning your living room into a cinema. How much should you spend?

5 Apr 2012 | When you buy a home theatre in a box the AV receiver and DVD player are often combined. However, there's good reasons to buy separate components.


Home theatre speakers reviews

If you can part with $2000 or more, you can get an exciting listening experience.

7 Sep 2011 | CHOICE reviews home theatre speakers valued from $2000 to $3000.


Mini stereo system reviews

When you want better sound, it's time get out of the bargain basement

17 Aug 2011 | CHOICE put a range of CD, DVD and Blu-ray stereo systems through their paces, ranging from $849 to $1900.


Mini hifi with iPod dock reviews

Mini and midi hi-fi systems can deliver good sound for your iPod without breaking the bank.

17 Mar 2011 | Some of these mini and midi hi-fi systems punch well above their weight when it comes to sound quality.


Set up your home theatre

Cut through the sales talk. Watch part 2 of our video series on the basics of home theatre.

25 Aug 2010 | Our expert reveals more of the mistakes that are made setting up home theatre systems.


Setting up a home theatre

Don't get duped by the sales hype. See part one of our video series on the basics of home theatre.

6 Aug 2010 | Our expert talks you through some of the more common mistakes you could make when setting up your home theatre.

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