Arcam's one box wonder

That Adrian Chiles seems to be able to turn his hand to anything. A spot of business on Working Lunch, daytime telly on The One Show and even sporting

That Adrian Chiles seems to be able to turn his hand to anything. A spot of business on Working Lunch, daytime telly on The One Show and even sporting punditry on Match of The Day 2. Much like Arcam’s new Solo Movie 5.1, he is the great entertainment all-rounder.Granted the Solo Movie 5.1 may hail from Cambridge and not West Bromwich but it is capable of turning it's hand to just about anything. Give it half a chance and it'll show your stereo, radio, DVD player and home cinema exactly what it's made of. Which, it appears, is a whole box worth of Arcam's top notch hi-fi and AV tech.CDs, DVD-Audio discs and SACDs are all spun with audiophile ease while it'll swallow your DVD movies and upscale them to full 1080p. Home cinema is no problem either with 5 x 50W of surround sound. Tune in the radio and you'll find both analogue and digital flavours, and your alarm clock can take a rest too; the 5.1 can wake you up to the radio, a CD or a DVD – we're thinking something cheery to start the day, Requiem for a Dream, perhaps.Heck, add Arcam's own rDock and even your iPod speakers can take a walk. This'll not only pipe the player's contents but control it remotely as well. In fact, we reckon if you flog all the gadgets this box promises to replace, you might even see a profit on the two grand asking price. Now, anyone want a second hand DVD player?

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Arcam Solo Movie 5.1 Price: £2000 On sale: March Contact: Arcam Related stories: Meridian upscales to perfection