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    Disney Plus Top 10 Things You Can't Miss

    by Cas Harlow
    Disney Plus Top 10 Things You Can't Miss
    Disney Plus lands and we look at some of the highlights of this streaming service, which has actually opened at a fortuitous time for those in need of some escape from self-isolation.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    75

    Post AV - the stereo gear gunning for your AV Receiver

    by Ed Selley
    Post AV - the stereo gear gunning for your AV Receiver
    Recent innovations in two-channel have seen a concerted attempt to make it more AV friendly but does this mean that you would actually consider ditching multichannel for it?  
  • TV Article

    15

    What is Filmmaker Mode?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Filmmaker Mode?
    The Filmmaker Mode is an initiative involving the Ultra HD Alliance, Hollywood studios and TV manufacturers that lets consumers watch content as the director intended using one simple picture setting.  
  • TV Article

    20

    What is Dolby Vision IQ?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Dolby Vision IQ?
    Dolby Vision IQ is the latest feature added to the company's dynamic metadata HDR format that now works in conjunction with a sensor in the TV, adjusting the tone mapping for the ambient light in the room.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    71

    2020 Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report

    by Ed Selley
    2020 Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report
    Now officially a Hi-Fi Show, Bristol has a little more AV than you might expect and some impressive new two channel debuts too.  
  • TV Article

    28

    What is Mini LED?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Mini LED?
    Mini LED is a display development based on existing LED LCD TVs, but instead of hundreds of LEDs and dimming zones in the backlight behind the panel, there are tens of thousands of small (or mini) LEDs and thousands of local dimming zones.  
  • TV Article

    304

    Has OLED reached its peak?

    by Steve Withers
    Has OLED reached its peak?
    For over five years OLED has been the display technology of choice for TV enthusiasts but, as video delivery continues to evolve, has it reached the limit of its capabilities?  
  • Movies & TV Article

    47

    Top Blockbuster Movies for 2020

    by Cas Harlow
    Top Blockbuster Movies for 2020
    We take a look forward at ten of the biggest movies that 2020 has to offer.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    91

    Best TV Shows of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    Best TV Shows of 2019
    We take a look back at ten of the best TV shows of the year.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    28

    Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of 2019
    We take a look back at ten of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of the year.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    96

    Best Movies of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    Best Movies of 2019
    We take a look back at ten of the best movies of the year.  
  • TV Article

    252

    8K or not 8K? – that is the question.

    by Steve Withers
    8K or not 8K? – that is the question.
    There has been a great deal of controversy recently about what actually constitutes 8K resolution, but is there more to a TV than just the number of pixels?  
  • Home AV Article

    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to love MusicCast

    by AVForums
    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to love MusicCast
    Yamaha want to give you 10 reasons why you should consider a MusicCast system in your home cinema or Hi-Fi system.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    30

    Munich High End 2019 Show Report

    by Ed Selley
    Munich High End 2019 Show Report
    The biggest and best Hi-Fi Show in the world rolls around again in a blaze of chrome, telephone number price tags and pork product.  
  • TV Article

    10

    What is TV AI Artificial Intelligence?

    by Steve Withers
    What is TV AI Artificial Intelligence?
    TV manufacturers are all talking about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and are adding it to everything from image processing and sound quality to smart features and viewing recommendations, but what is it?  
  • TV Article

    48

    What is Micro LED?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Micro LED?
    There has been a lot of talk recently about Micro LED and how it could change not just picture quality but also the very nature of what constitutes a TV. That sounds exciting, but what is Micro LED?  
  • Movies & TV Article

    1171

    Should we keep the TV licence?

    by Andy Bassett
    Should we keep the TV licence?
    Broadcasting has changed so much recently that even the BBC has succumbed to the streaming demon. What does this mean for the future of the TV licence?  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    25

    Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2019 - Show Report

    by Ed Selley
    Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2019 - Show Report
    Bristol is now marketed as a Hi-Fi Show but this isn’t to say that there weren’t some interesting new arrivals and impressive sounds.  
  • TV Article

    114

    What is 8K TV? Everything You Need to Know.

    by Steve Withers
    What is 8K TV? Everything You Need to Know.
    What is 8K Ultra HD, do we really need it, and will we ever get it here in the UK?  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    313

    A Last Helping of Snake Oil - Modern Hi-Fi and the Impact of Accessories

    by Ed Selley
    A Last Helping of Snake Oil - Modern Hi-Fi and the Impact of Accessories
    With the boundaries between Hi-Fi equipment and computers blurring, is this the end of some of the more… distinctive… ends of the business?  
  • Gaming Article

    4

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Games 2018

    by Luke Albiges
    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Games 2018
    We pick the top 10 games of 2018. There's something for everyone, here.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    55

    30 Movies for 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    30 Movies for 2019
    It's another bumper year for Disney, with remakes and sequels galore, but also a few choice originals which may be the real gems of 2019.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    53

    Audio Formats - What Does What and What It All Means

    by Ed Selley
    Audio Formats - What Does What and What It All Means
    There are more formats, codecs and buzzwords around audio than ever before - we try and hack through the mire to give you the basics.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    74

    The Best Movies of 2018

    by Cas Harlow
    The Best Movies of 2018
    We look back at some of the best releases of 2018  
  • TV Article

    50

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best TVs 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    Editor's Choice Awards – Best TVs 2018
    We pick the top 10 TVs in 2018. There's no such thing as a perfect TV, but we pick the best in certain specific categories.  
  • Tech Article

    11

    Editor's Choice Awards - Best Smartphones 2018

    by David Phelan
    Editor's Choice Awards - Best Smartphones 2018
    There is a smartphone for everyone, and we pick the best in 2018 for different uses and budgets.  
  • Home AV Article

    10

    Editor's Choice Awards - Best Projectors 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    Editor's Choice Awards - Best Projectors 2018
    We round-up the best projectors we have reviewed this year in our Editor's Choice Awards.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    15

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Hi-Fi 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Hi-Fi 2018
    2018 saw some outstanding products hit the market but this is the gear that really stood out.  
  • Home AV Article

    23

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Home AV 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Home AV 2018
    AV receivers, surround speakers, subwoofers and disc players are amongst our chosen home AV products of 2018. We round-up the best of the best in our second annual Editor's Choice Awards.  
  • TV Article

    2

    World Cup 2018: Picture Processing Pt 2

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    World Cup 2018: Picture Processing Pt 2
    While the rule of thumb is to switch off unnecessary, fancy sounding video processing options some of the recent TVs merit some gentle experimentation. Read our thoughts on noise reduction and edge enhancement.  
  • Home AV Article

    22

    AVForums Podcast: 16th April 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 16th April 2018
    This week we wonder if the world needs another Lord of the Rings franchise, albeit on TV this time. Sony announce OLED pricing, Steve reviews some home cinema speakers and a rather large sub, while Ed ponders life and best buy speakers that cost £2,500. Plus we review Rampage at the cinema and more...  
  • Home AV Article

    15

    AVForums Podcast: 9th April 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 9th April 2018
    This week we review the latest laser 4K projector from Sony, JVC announce their first 4K DLP projector, we lament the passing of OPPO and Ed reviews more music streaming services while hung-over. Plus we talk movies and the cinema.  
  • Home AV Article

    19

    AVForums Podcast: 26th March 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 26th March 2018
    This week we get a report from Steve about his visit to Madrid to see LG's new TV line-up. We also ask if your home is smart and does it need to be? Plus Cas Harlow joins us for the monthly round-up of the best albums, playlists, vinyl, cinema releases, discs and TV shows.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    344

    So long silver disc – is this the end of CD?

    by Ed Selley
    So long silver disc – is this the end of CD?
    With US retailers calling time on CD sales, is this the end of one of the most significant audio formats there has ever been?  
  • Home AV Article

    27

    AVForums Podcast: 19th March 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 19th March 2018
    This week we discover the new demo facilities at Arcam HQ, Steve reviews a home cinema headset, Ed buys a new TV and wires up an AV receiver and Steve and Phil review Annihilation on Netflix.  
  • Home AV Article

    62

    Arcam Dolby Atmos and Dirac Home Cinema Excellence

    by Steve Withers
    Arcam Dolby Atmos and Dirac Home Cinema Excellence
    Arcam demo Dolby Atmos and Dirac Live in their new Centre of Cinematic Excellence but with a name like that they had better deliver!  
  • Home AV Article

    25

    AVForums Podcast: 12th March 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 12th March 2018
    This week the team are on message with round-ups of the latest TV news from Samsung, LG and Sony. Ed also tells us why CD is probably going to die soon and Mr. Botwright goes to the cinema!!  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    82

    What does 2018 hold for Music Streaming Services?

    by Ed Selley
    What does 2018 hold for Music Streaming Services?
    Music streaming services have conquered the world but 2018 looks to be a significant year for them and the concept as a whole.  
  • Home AV Article

    27

    AVForums Podcast: 5th March 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 5th March 2018
    This week the guys survive the 'Beast from the East' and Storm Emma to talk AV amplifiers, projectors, albums, playlists and vinyl of the month. Plus movie news and the best films, discs and TV shows of the month.  
  • Home AV Article

    19

    AVForums Podcast: 26th February 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 26th February 2018
    This week Ed and Steve report back from the Bristol Sound and Vision Show with their thoughts on what they saw and the best demos. Plus we review Mute on Netflix and more...  

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