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    What is Bias Lighting for TVs?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Bias Lighting for TVs?
    Professional content creators use it in the studio, Philips has TVs with it built-in and it’s one of the most affordable upgrades for getting more out of your TV watching experience - so what exactly is bias lighting and why is everyone talking about it?  
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    Soundbar or AV Receiver and speakers – which one should you choose?

    by Steve Withers
    Soundbar or AV Receiver and speakers – which one should you choose?
    It's the age-old question: soundbar or AV receiver? We list the pros and cons, and find out if you really can put together a separates system for less than a 'bar and sub combo.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Rotel Tribute Editions: A11 Amplifier and CD11 CD Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Rotel Tribute Editions: A11 Amplifier and CD11 CD Player Review
    Rotel’s latest affordable amp and CD combo is more than a pair of Hi-Fi components; they’re the last work of an industry titan. Are they any good though?  
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    Top Ten New TV Shows of 2020

    by Tom Davies
    Top Ten New TV Shows of 2020
    A genuinely great year for TV, picking the 10 best has almost completely stumped us...so inevitably we got the order wrong. OH WELL!  
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    Top Ten 4K Blu-ray Box Sets of 2020

    by Simon Crust
    Top Ten 4K Blu-ray Box Sets of 2020
    Having looked at single 4K disc releases, it seems only fair we take a look at the biggest and best Box Sets of the year.  
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    Top Ten 4K Blu-ray Discs of 2020

    by Simon Crust
    Top Ten 4K Blu-ray Discs of 2020
    With a raft of 4K discs hitting the shelves in 2020, we pick the best single disc releases of the year.  
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    Top 10 Best Movies of 2020

    by Tom Davies
    Top 10 Best Movies of 2020
    2020 has been a tough old year for cinema, and while that's led to a scarcity of blockbuster spectacle, we certainly haven't been deprived of quality filmmaking.  
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    Roku Streambar Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Roku Streambar Soundbar Review
    The Roku Streambar is a clever two-in-one solution that combines a soundbar with the company's streaming platform. It's a quick, easy and affordable way to upgrade smaller or older TVs.  
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    Kudos and Exposure Active System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Kudos and Exposure Active System Review
    Kudos and Exposure have teamed up to produce an active speaker system that’s a little different from active designs we’ve seen before. Does it deliver?  
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    Sonus faber Lumina I Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Sonus faber Lumina I Standmount Speaker Review
    The Lumina range is the entry point to the world of Sonus faber. What can the Lumina I, the smallest member of the family do to tempt you in?  
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    Bowers & Wilkins 600 S2 5.1 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers
    Bowers & Wilkins 600 S2 5.1 Speaker Package Review
    The Bowers & Wilkins 600 S2 series of entry-level speakers is an Anniversary Edition of the previous version, celebrating 25 years of the range and incorporating upgraded components and crossovers.  
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    Polk Signa S3 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Polk Signa S3 Soundbar Review
    Polk Audio offers yet another cracking affordable soundbar and subwoofer combo, delivering a performance that's punchy and musical.  
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    NAD M33 Streaming Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    NAD M33 Streaming Amplifier Review
    NAD’s take on a premium all-in-one offers a killer spec wrapped in Masters casework but does on paper dominance translate to real world greatness?  
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    Focal Chora 5.1.2 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers
    Focal Chora 5.1.2 Speaker Package Review
    Focal's new Chora range of more affordable speakers will literally elevate the audio in your home cinema with the addition of the 826-D floorstander and its built-in Dolby Atmos driver.  
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    Best TVs of 2020 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Phil Hinton
    Best TVs of 2020 - Editor's Choice Awards
    We present our 2020 awards for the very best TVs of the year over a number of categories. This year has been difficult for us all, but we have also seen some excellent new TV models with some of the best picture quality we have seen yet, so let's announce the winners...  
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    Best Projectors of 2020 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Phil Hinton
    Best Projectors of 2020 - Editor's Choice Awards
    We round-up the best projectors of 2020 in our Editor's Choice Awards.  
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    Samsung Q80T (QE55Q80T) QLED Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Samsung Q80T (QE55Q80T) QLED Review
    The Q80T is the replacement for last year's Q70R and has a 50-zone FALD VA panel along with a sleek design and one HDMI which can accept 2.1 features for gaming and 4K/120. With a price now under £1K for the 55-inch, it could very well be a bargain gaming and movie viewing set...  
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    KEF LS50 Meta Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    KEF LS50 Meta Standmount Speaker Review
    KEF has updated its ‘affordable high end’ standmount with some new thinking that keeps the striking aesthetic. Is this the best way to blow a grand?  
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    Best Hi-Fi Products 2020 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Ed Selley
    Best Hi-Fi Products 2020 - Editor's Choice Awards
    Many of us have had a fair bit of time to sit and listen to music this year and manufacturers responded by delivering some truly stellar products.  
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    Bowers & Wilkins 705 Signature Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bowers & Wilkins 705 Signature Speaker Review
    The smaller member of the Signature family has the same upgraded parts as its bigger brother but do they add up to something more?  
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    Best Home AV Products 2020 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Steve Withers
    Best Home AV Products 2020 - Editor's Choice Awards
    AV receivers, processors, soundbars, speaker packages, and subwoofers are amongst our chosen home AV products of 2020. We round-up the best of the best in our latest annual Editor's Choice Awards.  
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    Samsung LSP9T The Premiere 4K Laser Projector Review

    by Steve Withers
    Samsung LSP9T The Premiere 4K Laser Projector Review
    Samsung enters the projector market with The Premiere (LSP9T), its new ultra-short-throw 4K DLP laser projector. Is this a genuine big-screen alternative to a TV?  
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    Lyngdorf MP-40 AV Processor Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Lyngdorf MP-40 AV Processor Review
    The MP-40 is the smaller venue based AV Processor from Lyngdorf with 12-channels of decoding for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D, along with RoomPerfect calibration and full system integration. It offers exactly the same performance as the MP-60 but in a smaller package, so just how good is it?  
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    Sony PlayStation 5 Review

    by Rik Henderson
    Sony PlayStation 5 Review
    Sony's new games machine is here. The PlayStation 5 is bursting with power, has decent games at launch and the best controller on the planet.  
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    Microsoft Xbox Series X Review

    by Rik Henderson
    Microsoft Xbox Series X Review
    The teasing, the previews, the information one-upmanship are all over now and the Xbox Series X, Microsoft's newest gaming and media powerhouse, is finally here.  
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    Philips OLED+935 TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Philips OLED+935 TV Review
    Philips' 2020 flagship TV offers a stunning design, excellent image accuracy and video processing along with an Atmos speaker bar from Bowers & Wilkins. So is this the luxury TV you have been waiting on?  
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    Audiolab 6000A Play Integrated Streaming Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Audiolab 6000A Play Integrated Streaming Amplifier Review
    Looking for a smart integrated amplifier but wanting to spend under a grand to do so? Audiolab thinks it has what you need in the form of the 6000A Play.  
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    Denon AVC-A110 AV Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    Denon AVC-A110 AV Amplifier Review
    Denon celebrates its 110th anniversary with a special edition AV amplifier that looks to the past while embracing the future.  
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    NAD T 778 AV Receiver Review

    by Phil Hinton
    NAD T 778 AV Receiver Review
    The NAD T 778 introduces a new design concept including a large TFT touchscreen, support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X along with Dirac Live room correction and BluOS streaming. So is it any good?  
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  • TV Review

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    LG 48-inch CX (OLED48CX) TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    LG 48-inch CX (OLED48CX) TV Review
    We take a look at the first-ever 48-inch CX OLED TV from LG to see if it can match the 55- and 65-inch versions for image quality. Plus, is this the perfect screen size for HDMI 2.1 gaming? Let's find out...  
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    Sony XH95/ X950H (KD-65XH9505) 4K LCD TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Sony XH95/ X950H (KD-65XH9505) 4K LCD TV Review
    The Sony XH95 is the company's latest high-end 4K LCD TV with full array local dimming and X-Wide Angle technology.  
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    Sony A8 (A8H) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Sony A8 (A8H) 4K OLED TV Review
    The Sony A8 is the company's latest 4K OLED TV that has Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and now includes X-Motion Clarity 120Hz Black Frame Insertion, IMAX Enhanced certification and Netflix Calibrated mode. So it has everything, bar the Master Series title...  
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    Panasonic HZ2000 OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic HZ2000 OLED TV Review
    The Panasonic HZ2000 is the company's latest flagship 4K OLED TV with a custom pro panel, Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Vision IQ. It is also expensive, so does it live up to the flagship hype? Let's find out.  
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    Philips OLED805 OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Philips OLED805 OLED TV Review
    Philips' latest mid-range OLED TV offers plenty of features and one of the brightest HDR performances this year from the technology. So has Philips' arrival back in the big leagues produced an outstanding OLED TV? Let's find out...  
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  • TV Review

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    LG CX (OLED65CX) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    LG CX (OLED65CX) 4K OLED TV Review
    The LG CX is the latest midrange 4K OLED TV that boasts a host of new features including Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Vision IQ.  
    9
  • TV Review

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    Samsung Q95T Review

    by Steve Withers
    Samsung Q95T Review
    The Samsung Q95T is the company's flagship QLED 4K TV for 2020. It includes the majority of new features, and offers a high-end alternative for those not interested in 8K.  
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  • TV Review

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    LG GX (OLED65GX) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Steve Withers
    LG GX (OLED65GX) 4K OLED TV Review
    The new LG GX OLED 4K TV not only boasts almost every feature imaginable, including Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker Mode, but also manages to cram everything into a panel that's less than 20mm deep.  
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    Lyngdorf MP-60 AV Processor Review

    by Steve Withers
    Lyngdorf MP-60 AV Processor Review
    The Lyngdorf MP-60 is the company's new 16-channel AV processor with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D and RoomPerfect. But does it live up to its billing?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-ray Review
    J.J. Abrams contrives to conclude Disney's trilogy in George Lucas' universe, rounding out an up-and-down 9-film series in a scattershot approach to satisfying a demanding audience, and turning in a feature that, at the least, looks and sounds stunning in native 4K with Dolby Atmos.  
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    Sky's Gangs of London Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Sky's Gangs of London Season 1 Review
    The Raid's Gareth Evans brings the exquisitely choreographed ultra-violence he's become renowned for home with this bone-crunchingly-wincing new TV show.  
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