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  • Bristol Sound & Vision 2018 Show Report

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    Bristol Sound & Vision 2018 Show Report

    by Ed Selley

    As has been the case for a few years now, there was rather more sound than vision at Bristol but a considerable amount of interesting product broke cover.

    Feb 24, 2018 at 7:40 PM

  • The best Hi-Res albums to try on your system

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    The best Hi-Res albums to try on your system

    by Ed Selley

    The price of great digital hardware has plummeted in recent years so here is a selection of Hi-Res greatness to play on it.

    Feb 20, 2018 at 8:45 AM

  • Panasonic expands 4K TV line-up with new LCDs at European Convention

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    Panasonic expands 4K TV line-up with new LCDs at European Convention

    by Steve Withers

    Panasonic used their 100th anniversary European Convention to expand their TV line beyond OLED, adding four new LED LCD ranges with IPS panels and HDR10+ support.

    Feb 16, 2018

  • Preview: Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2018

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    Preview: Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2018

    by Mark Hodgkinson

    The Bristol Sound and Vision Show has entered its 4th decade and this year's event will see around 200 exhibitors in attendance to showcase the latest in Hi-Fi and Home AV.

    Feb 14, 2018

  • The state of play(back) – two channel audio in 2018

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    The state of play(back) – two channel audio in 2018

    by Ed Selley

    Two channel audio continues to enjoy a resurgence in its fortunes but are there structural issues on the horizon?

    Feb 10, 2018

  • Philips talk OLED and LCD TVs, P5 processing and HDR10+

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    Philips talk OLED and LCD TVs, P5 processing and HDR10+

    by Steve Withers

    We speak to Philips's picture guru Danny Tack about the new features on their latest OLED and LCD TVs, talk HDR10+ and take a closer look at their new line-up.

    Jan 31, 2018

  • CES 2018 News: Dolby Vision gains momentum despite HDR10+

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    CES 2018 News: Dolby Vision gains momentum despite HDR10+

    by Steve Withers

    Dolby Vision has gained significant momentum against the competing HDR10+ format, with extensive manufacturer and studio support, so we ask them what are the other areas into which they can expand.

    Jan 12, 2018

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

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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.

    Jan 11, 2018

  • CES 2018 News: Best TVs of the Show

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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.

    Jan 11, 2018

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

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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.

    Jan 10, 2018

  • CES 2018 News: Panasonic answers OLED 4K TV Questions

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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.

    Jan 10, 2018

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

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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.

    Jan 10, 2018

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

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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.

    Jan 9, 2018

  • CES 2018: What to Expect?

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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.

    Jan 5, 2018

  • What is HDR10+?

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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 relate to Dolby Vision. In this article we answer all these questions and more.

    Jan 2, 2018

  • What is 4K HDR Dynamic Metadata?

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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 and are wondering what is it, how it works and is it important.

    Jan 2, 2018

  • The AVForums TV Show Watchlist

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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.

    Jan 2, 2018

  • What is HDMI Version 2.1?

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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.

    Jan 1, 2018

  • Which HDMI cable should I use for 4K HDR?

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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?

    Jan 1, 2018

  • What is 4K HDR Tone Mapping?

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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.

    Dec 30, 2017

  • What is 4K HDR Colour Volume?

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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.

    Dec 30, 2017

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

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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.

    Dec 5, 2017

  • Editor's Choice Awards – Best Hi-Fi 2017

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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.

    Dec 3, 2017

  • Editor's Choice Awards – Best Home AV 2017

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    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.

    Nov 29, 2017

  • Editor's Choice Awards – Best TVs 2017

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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...

    Nov 24, 2017

  • What is the difference between a QLED and OLED TV?

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    What is the difference between a QLED and OLED TV?

    by Steve Withers

    Samsung launched their new range of QLED TVs at CES and the although the name sounds similar to OLED the two technologies are very different.

    Feb 23, 2017

  • Panasonic Transparent OLED TV and Technics Turntable

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    Panasonic Transparent OLED TV and Technics Turntable

    by Phil Hinton

    The future and past collide at the Frankfurt convention where Panasonic demonstrate their transparent see-though OLED TV and the new Technics SL-1210GR Turntable based on a design from the 1970's.

    Feb 18, 2017

  • MQA – What's in it for you?

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    MQA – What's in it for you?

    by Ed Selley

    The proponents of MQA say that it will change how we listen to music but what is it and can it deliver on the promise?

    Feb 8, 2017

  • Ed's CES VLOGs

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    Ed's CES VLOGs

    by Steve Withers

    Jan 5, 2017