AVForums Podcast: 15th October 2018
by Phil HintonThe pub quiz, extremely hot curries and home made soup dominate this week's conversation, as well as 8K TVs from Samsung, and new OLED's from Philips and Sony. We also talk £250 loudspeakers and the latest movies...
Oct 15, 2018 at 8:24 AM
LG 55B8 (OLEDB8SLC) OLED Review
by Phil HintonLG has been busy moving the OLED TV game on but unlike last year, the B8 seems to be pegged back from the rest of the family line-up with the use of a lower grade processor. But does that really impact on the level of performance?
Oct 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM9
New TV Shows and Films: 15th-21st Oct 2018.Too many new movies? Or do you need a new show to binge but find there are too many streaming services to keep up with? Don't worry, just read our list of the newest and most exciting shows and films to see this week.
Oct 15, 2018 at 4:01 PM
iPad Gets Full Adobe Photoshop CCFull Photoshop CC announced for the iPad and will be free for existing Adobe CC subscribers. Android app also planned.
Oct 15, 2018 at 4:53 PM
Cleaning an OLED ScreenHave you ever started a job and realised it wasn't going very well .... cleaning your precious OLED TV screen perhaps! Perhaps it's a little smeary now. Wouldn't you want somewhere to go where you can tap into sage-like wisdom to rectify the problem (without being judged.. ahem!). Well, you could try this thread if you have a screen cleaning problem.
Oct 15, 2018 at 12:17 PM
The Happy Prince Blu-ray ReviewCharting the tragic last years of famed playwright Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince is a melancholy tale of a life lived.
Oct 15, 2018 at 12:16 PM7
Revenge Blu-ray ReviewThe brutal, bloody but very stylish indie horror thriller, Revenge, is a visceral and impressive debut from writer/director Coralie Fargeat.
Oct 15, 2018 at 12:16 PM8
Tips For Running In New SpeakersFor those of us that might easily confuse 'breaking in' our speakers with actually just breaking them, this tip might be helpful - click to check the details. What do AVForums members think of the method proposed and have they got any tips themselves?
Oct 15, 2018 at 9:04 AM
Electric Cars in Movies and TVIt may be while off but how will filmmakers represent a society that only drives electric cars or uses driverless vehicles. Where will the screeching tyres, drifts and donuts be? What about cars that explode if you slam the door too hard! Where will the excitement of a car chase go if Google is doing the driving? Go to this thread to wax lyrical about the artistic merits of petrol cars.
Oct 15, 2018 at 9:03 AM
Bad Times at the El Royale ReviewA great little throwback to the multi-narrative movies of the 90s borne from Tarantino's style, Drew 'Cabin in the Woods' Goddard's latest has one ace up its sleeve: mystery.
Oct 13, 2018 at 8:36 AM8
Netflix's Apostle ReviewThe Raid's Gareth Evans delivers a great little Netflix gem with the stylish mystery horror, Apostle.
Oct 12, 2018 at 11:58 AM7
FIFA 19 Review (Xbox One)FIFA 19 blends countless play options with the series' usual decent gameplay and impeccable presentation to fine effect
Oct 12, 2018 at 9:43 AM7
Netflix's 22 July ReviewPaul 'Bourne' Greengrass' latest thriller is a clinical dissection of a terrorist attack, and a nice little win for Netflix.
Oct 12, 2018 at 9:14 AM7
Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar ReviewThe Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar delivers a big and open soundstage, but a lack of bass, setup issues, and a hefty price mar an otherwise great performance.
Oct 10, 2018 at 8:56 AM8
Elipson Prestige Facet 6B BT Speaker ReviewElipson's Prestige Facet range is an updated version of the company's 70s classic. Does the multifaceted ring that surrounds the drivers make a difference and can the 6B BT deliver connected high fidelity?
Oct 9, 20189
Netgear Orbi RBK23 Wi-Fi System ReviewNetgear's Whole Home Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System looks set to banish those pesky Wi-Fi blackspots forever, but at £290 is it worth it?
Oct 5, 20188
Hisense U9A (H75U9AUK) ReviewThe Hisense 75U9A ULED TV delivers a seriously big 75-inch screen that's also truly bright, with over a thousand dimming zones. But how does it compare to the more established brands?
Oct 2, 20188
Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review2018's 'XS' variant on the iPhone X provides incremental improvements, including the A12 Bionic chipset, faster wireless charging and a better IP rating.
Sep 22, 20189
Samsung Q8DN (QE55Q8DN) ReviewSamsung's Q8 range has a late entry for it's UK release with the introduction of the Q8DN, a direct backlit FALD set which promises Q9 image quality with less cost and zones, so does it measure up?
Sep 19, 20188
JVC announce native 4K projectorsJVC has finally produced a new range of D-ILA projectors featuring a native 4k resolution. The range topping NX9 is also equipped with 8K e-shift.
Aug 31, 2018
Samsung HW-N950 Soundbar ReviewThe Samsung HW-N950 builds on the success of the earlier HW-K950, but adds side speakers and DTS:X, for a complete 7.1.4-channel experience.
Aug 27, 201810
Hisense H55U7AUK 4K TV ReviewHisense's new mid-range U7A ULED HDR 4K TV is the official model for the FIFA World Cup and promises a host of new features. How does it stack up against competing screens at this price point?
Aug 2, 20188
Panasonic FZ952 (TX-65FZ952B) ReviewPanasonic continue their push for image quality as the content creators intend with their flagship 65-inch FZ952. With Home Screen 3.0, Dynamic Blade speaker and HDR10+ support can it offer the best in image quality without Dolby Vision on-board?
Jul 12, 20189
Sony KD-55AF8 (AF8/ A8F) ReviewSony's new BRAVIA AF8 OLED 4K TV includes all the picture features on the A1 such as HDR, Dolby Vision and the Acoustic Surface but adds a simplified stand.
Jun 28, 20188
electriQ 55 OLED ReviewCan you get an OLED TV with good quality SDR and HDR picture performance, as well as smart TV features for just £850? Well let's find out...
May 26, 20187
Sony XF90 (KD-55XF9005) ReviewSony's new BRAVIA XF90 TV promises a full array backlight with local dimming, the X1 Extreme Processor and Dolby Vision support via a firmware update – all on a 55-inch screen size. So does it live up to the promise?
May 19, 20188
LG C8 (OLED65C8PLA) ReviewLG's new 65-inch C8 OLED TV offers all the benefits of their higher range 2018 models but without the price tag. So is this the sweet spot for OLED TVs this year?
May 14, 201810