AVForums Podcast: 7th October 2015
by Phil HintonAmazon bans Apple and Google boxes; we take a preview look at the NVIDIA Android box; is Samsung faking it when it comes to energy consumption and are some speakers better suited to Home Cinema or HiFi use?
Oct 7, 2015 at 12:01 AM
LG knocking 30-45 percent off US OLED TV PricesLG has used the CEDIA EXPO to announce an aggressive price drop on some of its OLED TV range, including the EF9500 series.
Oct 9, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Humax launch Freeview Play RecorderHumax becomes the first manufacturer to launch a Freeview Play branded set-top-box. It features a fancy design, built-in Wi-Fi and options of 500GB or 1TB of storage.
Oct 7, 2015 at 1:58 PM
Roku 4 launching in USRoku has announced it's latest streaming box for the US market. It features 4K capability at up to 60 frames per second and access to more Ultra HD material than all of the competition.
Oct 6, 2015 at 11:10 AM
Good People Blu-ray ReviewWhether you regard this as undeniably sub-par theatrical fare or a halfway decent direct-to-video thriller, Good People arguably gets a better Blu-ray release than it deserves.
Oct 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM6
Tomorrowland Blu-ray ReviewOverlooking the hit and miss mystery story, Tomorrowland engages in futuristic vision and child-like glee, making for an impressive Steelbook Blu-ray release.
Oct 6, 2015 at 8:42 AM8
Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-ray ReviewMoving with inexorable velocity, Fury Road throttles along an ostensibly simple path, grounded in a staggeringly vast sandbox of delicious dystopic delights, as Miller restarts the engine on his fabled road warrior with newfound vigour.
Oct 4, 2015 at 11:18 AM10
Amazon bans sale of Apple and Google streaming boxesAhead of the launch of its new Fire TV media box, Amazon has also announced that it is to stop selling rival boxes from Apple and Google.
Oct 4, 2015 at 9:17 AM
From the Forums: Family Friendly Home Cinema BuildHow do you make a flexible home cinema setup in rented accommodation. Step this way...
Oct 4, 2015 at 8:37 AM
Fidue A83 In-ear Earphone ReviewA new challenger appears in the earphone market and they mean business
Oct 4, 2015 at 8:26 AM8
Samsung denies VW style TV energy efficiency test fixingWith the current controversy surrounding Volkswagen and emissions testing, Samsung have been accused of being economical with the truth on their TVs energy consumption but do they have a case to answer?
Oct 2, 2015
Tronsmart Ara X5 ReviewThis capable little Windows 10 device makes for a great media box with silent operation, HEVC and 4K support.
Oct 2, 20158
The Martian ReviewGoing some way to redeeming himself after the visually opulent but narratively flawed Prometheus, Ridley Scott keeps things simple with this space survival drama.
Oct 1, 20158
LG BP550 Blu-ray Player ReviewThe LG BP550 performs brilliantly with 2D and 3D Blu-rays as well as your DVD collection. It also includes a great range of key video streaming services and all for under £100. What more do you need?
Oct 1, 20158
NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV launching in UK and EuropeThis Android TV device features very powerful processing, comes with HDMI 2.0 outputs and 4K at 60 frames per second capability. There's also Netflix & YouTube 4K/UHD support and a range of 'PC quality' gaming options. This could be rather special!
Sep 30, 2015
Panasonic TX-55CR852B (CR852) 4K UHD TV ReviewPanasonic join the curved TV market with their 55-inch TX-55CR852B Ultra HD 4K TV, but are their hearts in it or are they just jumping on a bandwagon?
Sep 30, 20158
AVForums Podcast: 30th September 2015Are the Ultra HD Alliance too late to specify what UHD is and what logo should be displayed? Is the price of 4K UHD falling too quickly? Plus reviews, movie news and the usual off topic discussions in this week's podcast.
Sep 30, 2015
Melco N1A High Res Digital Music Library ReviewCan your NAS drive alter your system's performance? Melco certainly think so with their new N1A high res Digital Music Library.
Sep 29, 20158
The Age of Adaline Blu-ray ReviewWell-acted and beautifully designed the UK Blu-ray release is somewhat two-sided because it's hard to fault on a technical level, so long as it's not compared to the superior US disc.
Sep 29, 20157