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    CES 2018 News: LG discuss AutoCal feature on OLED and SUPER UHD TVs

    by Steve Withers
    We spoke to LG about their AutoCal feature for CalMAN that was developed in conjunction with Portrait Display and offers an unprecedented level of control for their OLED and SUPER UHD TVs.  
  • TV Article

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    CES 2018 News: Best TVs of the Show

    by Steve Withers
    We round-up all the TVs at CES 2018, highlighting the latest technology and the best models from all the major manufacturers.  
  • TV Article

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    CES 2018 News: Sony talk AF8 OLED, XF90 LCD and 10,000 nits TV

    by Steve Withers
    At CES 2018 we spoke to Gavin McCarron from Sony about their new TV line-up for the UK, which includes the AF8 OLED TV and XF90 LED LCD TV. We also take a look at their new X1 Ultimate processor and 8K prototype with 10,000nits of peak brightness.  
  • TV Article

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    CES 2018 News: Panasonic answers OLED 4K TV Questions

    by Steve Withers
    We put your questions about Panasonic's 2017 and 2018 OLED TVs to their Head of Vision – Craig Cunningham.  
  • TV Article

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    CES 2018 News: Hisense showcase U7 and U9 LED LCD 4K TVs

    by Steve Withers
    Hisense showcase their new U7 LED LCD 4K TV which is the official TV of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as well as the U9 with its full array backlight and 1,000 zones. There's also a 4K Laser TV, news of an upcoming OLED TV and they take us back to the future with their retro TV.  
  • TV Article

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    CES 2018 News: LG discuss OLED and SUPER UHD TV line-up

    by Steve Withers
    We interview Darren Petersen, Head of Product Marketing and Partnerships at LG, about their new OLED and SUPER UHD TV line-up.  
  • Home AV Article

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    CES 2018: What to Expect?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    A new year means it's CES time again and we can't wait for all the big announcements and tech that will be on show at the world's greatest consumer electronics event.  
  • TV Article

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    What is HDR10+?

    by Steve Withers
    HDR10+ is the latest version of 4K HDR dynamic metadata but what is it, how does it work and how does it differ from Dolby Vision. In this article we answer all these questions and more.  
  • TV Article

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    What is 4K HDR Dynamic Metadata?

    by Steve Withers
    You may have read a lot of discussion about dynamic metadata HDR recently, but what is it, how does it works and is it important?  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    The AVForums TV Show Watchlist

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    We bring you our top TV series choices from Netflix, Amazon, Sky, NOW and terrestrial TV, plus a look at some of the shows you may have missed.  
  • Home AV Article

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    What is HDMI Version 2.1?

    by Steve Withers
    All the different versions of HDMI can get quite confusing. In this article we explain what HDMI 2.1 is, why you might need it and what the benefits are.  
  • Home AV Article

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    Which HDMI cable should I use for 4K HDR?

    by Steve Withers
    Now that HDMI 2.1 has been released, which HDMI cable should you use and do you need to buy new ones?  
  • TV Article

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    What is 4K HDR Tone Mapping?

    by Steve Withers
    What is tone mapping, how does it work and how does it relate to 4K HDR? In this article we answer all these questions and more.  
  • TV Article

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    What is 4K HDR Colour Volume?

    by Steve Withers
    What is colour volume, how do we measure it and what does it tell us about a display's HDR capabilities? Dolby think they have the answers.  
  • TV Article

    Philips 55POS9002 Best TV Picture Settings

    by Steve Withers
    We go through the reviewer's recommended picture settings for the Philips 55POS9002 4K OLED TV.  
  • Home AV Article

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    What is Dolby Vision?

    by Steve Withers
    Dolby Vision has been getting a lot of attention recently, with many claiming it's the superior HDR format. But what is Dolby Vision, how does it work and is it really better than HDR10?  
  • Tech Article

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    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Tech & Mobile 2017

    by Phil Hinton
    Technical innovation moves at a frightening pace these days and this year has seen a number of key innovations that will undoubtedly change our lives over the coming years. So here are our choices for the best mobile phone, tech innovation and best tech of 2017.  
  • Home AV Article

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    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Projectors 2017

    by Phil Hinton
    We pick the best projectors of 2017 in our first ever end-of-year awards. We choose the best projectors of the year.  
  • Home AV Article

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    Editor's Choice Awards – Best AV Streaming Services & Devices 2017

    by Phil Hinton
    It's not easy to stay on top of the world of streaming, just as standards seem to be settling something new comes along and there's so many apps that you'll never get one box that does it all but we've rounded up the best for a given set of duties.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Hi-Fi 2017

    by Phil Hinton
    It has been another strong year for two channel audio and these are the best of the best.  
  • Home AV Article

    10

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Home AV 2017

    by Phil Hinton
    AV receivers, surround speakers, subwoofers and disc players are amongst our chosen home AV products of 2017. We round-up the best of the best in our first annual Editor's Choice Awards.  
  • TV Article

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    Editor's Choice Awards – Best TVs 2017

    by Phil Hinton
    It has been another outstanding year for television technology and picking our favourite models of 2017 hasn't been easy but here is our round-up of the absolute best of the best...  
  • Home AV Article

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    Black Friday & Cyber Monday UK 2017: Deals and Bargains

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Black Friday 2017 falls on the 24th November. Cyber Monday follows on the 27th November but there will be deals all week as the retailers vie for your hard-earned cash. We're bringing together the best deals we've come across in Home Cinema, Tech, Gaming and Movies.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Best Budget Hi-Fi Speakers

    by Ed Selley
    The level of quality available from HiFi speakers at affordable prices continues to impress – here is a best buy comparison of our favourite budget speakers.  
  • Home AV Article

    19

    Best Media Box Streamers

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    There seems to be an endless wave of streamers being released to market. It would be nice if there was one that could cover all requirements but, alas, that's not the case but this guide should help you determine which one(s) suit you best.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Best Premium Turntables

    by Ed Selley
    With the vinyl resurgence still in full flow, what are the best turntable options for serious analogue playback?  
  • TV Article

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    Best OLED TVs

    by Steve Withers
    There’s never been a better time to buy a 4K OLED TV but with so much choice it can get confusing. So we compare OLED Ultra HD TVs for the best in innovation, picture quality, price and overall performance.  
  • Home AV Article

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    From the Forums: Gorgeous Lounge Renovation

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    See how one AVForums member totally refurbed and revamped an existing lounge and kitchen/diner set up in to something pretty spectacular..  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: Smart TV vs. Dedicated Box

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    With almost all TVs featuring built in 'Smart' services, is there any need to buy an additional device?  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: Should Sky still charge extra for Sports in HD?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Sky has recently shuffled its deck of sports channels and realigned its payment scheme in attempt to win more subscribers yet they still charge a monthly premium to those wishing to view them in high definition. Is that justifiable in the year 2017?  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: Are external video processors relevant nowadays?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    With the general improvement in the processing built in to TVs and projectors, is it really worth shelling out the extra for an external solution or is that money better spent elsewhere in your setup?  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: How close do you sit to the TV?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    There are various schools of thought on where you should position yourself relative to the size of your TV or projector but where do you sit and how big is your telly?  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: Has LG OLED TV software update caused issues?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Forum members are reporting stuttering issues after a recent software update to LG OLED TVs. There's also a potential issue with the HDR Game mode. Have you been affected?  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Sound Advice – Active and Powered speakers

    by Ed Selley
    Active speakers have been around for many years but now might be the perfect time to consider them. What are the ins and outs of doing so?  
  • Home AV Article

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    OLED beats QLED in Philips TV Shoot-out

    by Steve Withers
    Philips invited AVForums members to a blind shoot-out between OLED and QLED 4K HDR TV technologies, with the majority declaring OLED the clear winner. Phil and Steve were also there to film the event and make sure it was fair.  
  • Tech Article

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    Forum Topic: Would you buy an Electric Vehicle?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Is it prudent to buy an electric vehicle as a long-term solution at the moment? What aspects of usage should you take in to consideration and what potential pitfalls are involved with ownership?  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: Soundbar or Surround Speakers?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    It's a much asked question - should you go for the convenient upgrade a soundbar package provides or should you go all-in with a full speaker package?  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: Falling out of love with my projector - can you help?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    One AVForums member has lost the sparkle in his relationship with his BenQ projector. Do they need to spend a fortune for a better home cinema experience?  
  • Tech Article

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    Forum Topic: Rural Broadband & Wi-Fi Issues

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The Arcadian lifestyle has many virtues but getting a good internet connection is rarely one of them. Can you help this AVForums member maximise their rural broadband and home networking performance?  
  • Home AV Article

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    Forum Topic: Advice on a projector for a very, very, budget setup

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Can you get a worthwhile home cinema experience on an extremely limited budget of under £200. Well, if you go second-hand, you might just be able to.  

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