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  • Galveston 4K Blu-ray Review

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    Galveston 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    From the writer of True Detective, this underrated character-driven anti-noir gets the 4K treatment, but only in the US.

    Dec 17, 2018 at 9:06 AM

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  • Leave No Trace Blu-ray Review

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    Leave No Trace Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Another underrated gem almost misses out on a UK Blu-ray release but for an HMV exclusive, Leave No Trace is a great little study of psychological survival.

    Dec 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM

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  • Mandy Blu-ray Review

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    Mandy Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Nicolas Cage's best movie in years is a wild sensorial assault of audiovisual excess, earning a UK Blu-ray release, but only as an HMV exclusive.

    Dec 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM

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  • Bumblebee Review

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    Bumblebee Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane

    Transformers transformed: this ‘soft reboot’ succeeds where so many of its predecessors failed…

    Dec 15, 2018 at 9:13 AM

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  • Shanling M0 Portable Audio Player and Bluetooth Amp Review

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    Shanling M0 Portable Audio Player and Bluetooth Amp Review

    by Ed Selley

    Bought a phone with no headphone socket? Looking for a pair of wireless earphones? Shanling feels that there is another way.

    Dec 15, 2018 at 7:27 AM

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  • Netflix's Roma Review

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    Netflix's Roma Review

    by Cas Harlow

    The first film from Alfonso Cuaron since 2013's Gravity could earn Netflix some credibility courtesy of an Oscar, but is it actually any good?

    Dec 14, 2018 at 5:39 PM

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  • Aquaman Review

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    Aquaman Review

    by Sharuna Warner

    With the likely loss of both Batman and Superman, will a surprisingly fun Aquaman be able to save Warner's Justice League plans?

    Dec 13, 2018 at 7:53 AM

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  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review

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    Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review

    by David Phelan

    The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the most beautiful phones yet made, by any manufacturer.

    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:18 AM

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  • The Meg 4K Blu-ray Review

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    The Meg 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Always wanted to see Jason Statham fighting a giant shark? Let's see if the 4K release of The Meg delivers.

    Dec 11, 2018 at 8:18 AM

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  • Arcam AVR390 7-Channel AV Receiver Review

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    Arcam AVR390 7-Channel AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers

    The Arcam AVR390 7-channel AV receiver has the same Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, and Dirac Live 2.0 support as the AVR850 but uses cheaper amplification. But do you really need the Class G?

    Dec 11, 2018 at 7:44 AM

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  • Sony ZF9 (KD-65ZF9) Review

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    Sony ZF9 (KD-65ZF9) Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Part of the new Sony MASTER SERIES of TVs the ZF9 replaces the highly regarded ZD9 LED LCD TV. So can this new kid on the block offer image quality to match a reference monitor and better the outgoing ZD9? Let's find out...

    Dec 8, 2018

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  • SVS Prime Wireless Speaker Review

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    SVS Prime Wireless Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley

    The company that embodies bang for your buck has turned its attention to powered speakers - does the Prime Wireless keep to the company’s high standards?

    Dec 5, 2018

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  • Sony VPL-VW570ES Review

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    Sony VPL-VW570ES Review

    by Phil Hinton

    The latest native (4096 x 2160) SXRD projector from Sony claims full bandwidth HDMI ports, 4K MotionFlow, Reality Creation and HDR, along with a claimed contrast of 350,000:1. So does it measure up?

    Dec 2, 2018

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  • SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer Review

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    SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers

    The SVS PC-4000 is a cylindrical subwoofer with a 13.5-inch driver, 1,200W of power, and a minimal footprint. It looks like it belongs on the Death Star but how does it perform?

    Nov 30, 2018

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  • Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series 5.1 Speaker Package Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series 5.1 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers

    The Bowers & Wilkins 700 S2 Series is a mid-range set of speakers that incorporate elements of the flagship 800 Series but with a more conventional design and a more affordable price. The specs are impressive but how do they perform as a 5.1 surround system?

    Nov 19, 2018

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  • HDFury Vertex Review

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    HDFury Vertex Review

    by Steve Withers

    The HDFury Vertex is technically an HDMI splitter and scaler, but that description simply doesn't do this AV Swiss Army Knife justice. Is there any HDMI issue it can't fix?

    Nov 8, 2018

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  • Sony KD-55AF9 (AF9/A9F) OLED TV Review

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    Sony KD-55AF9 (AF9/A9F) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton

    The MASTER SERIES AF9 OLED from Sony boasts picture quality that gets you closer to what the creator intended with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and featuring a form of Dynamic Tone Mapping and the Acoustic Surface+.

    Nov 6, 2018

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  • Philips 803 (65OLED803) Review

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    Philips 803 (65OLED803) Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Philips 803 is their entry-level OLED 4K TV and the new model boasts a 2nd Gen P5+ processor, HDR10+ support, three-sided Ambilight and the Android Smart TV platform.

    Oct 28, 2018

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  • Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K Blu-ray Player Review

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    Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K Blu-ray Player Review

    by Steve Withers

    Now that Oppo has gone, is Panasonic's THX-certified UB9000 the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player of choice for the discerning enthusiast?

    Oct 26, 2018

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  • Hisense A6200 (H50A6200UK) Review

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    Hisense A6200 (H50A6200UK) Review

    by Steve Withers

    The Hisense A6200 is incredibly cheap for a 4K HDR TV, but is there a catch or is this the budget TV of the year?

    Oct 23, 2018

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  • LG 55B8 (OLEDB8SLC) OLED Review

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    LG 55B8 (OLEDB8SLC) OLED Review

    by Phil Hinton

    LG has been busy moving the OLED TV game on but unlike last year, the B8 seems to be pegged back from the rest of the family line-up with the use of a lower grade processor. But does that really impact on the level of performance?

    Oct 13, 2018

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  • Panasonic FZ952 (TX-65FZ952B) Review

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    Panasonic FZ952 (TX-65FZ952B) Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Panasonic continue their push for image quality as the content creators intend with their flagship 65-inch FZ952. With Home Screen 3.0, Dynamic Blade speaker and HDR10+ support can it offer the best in image quality without Dolby Vision on-board?

    Jul 12, 2018

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  • LG C8 (OLED65C8PLA) Review

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    LG C8 (OLED65C8PLA) Review

    by Steve Withers

    LG's new 65-inch C8 OLED TV offers all the benefits of their higher range 2018 models but without the price tag. So is this the sweet spot for OLED TVs this year?

    May 14, 2018

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  • Samsung Q9FN (QE65Q9FN) Review

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    Samsung Q9FN (QE65Q9FN) Review

    by Steve Withers

    Samsung's flagship Q9FN QLED 4K TV arrives with a full array backlight and the expectations of AV enthusiasts on its shoulders. Thankfully it doesn't disappoint.

    May 10, 2018

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  • Quad Artera Solus All-in-One System Review

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    Quad Artera Solus All-in-One System Review

    by Ed Selley

    Quad arrives in the all-in-one market with a product rather unlike any other- is the Artera Solus the answer to your hifi needs?

    May 8, 2018

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  • SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer Review

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    SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers

    SVS's new 4000 Series adds more power than their 13-Ultra models and includes features found on their 16-Ultra models to produce a subwoofer that combines performance and value in order to deliver serious bass to a wider audience.

    May 4, 2018

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  • Egreat A11 Review

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    Egreat A11 Review

    by Mark Hodgkinson

    Egreat makes a grab at the high-end of the media streamer market with the A11. It offers excellent video playback, object based audio passthrough, frame packed 3D and host of other features but is it really worth all that extra cash?

    May 2, 2018

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  • NAD T777v3 AV Receiver Review

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    NAD T777v3 AV Receiver Review

    by Ed Selley

    With Atmos, an innovative set of optional modules and the fitment of Dirac Live, NAD is gunning for your attention with the T777v3 but does it deliver the goods?

    May 1, 2018

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  • Gladiator Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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    Gladiator Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    The first in a wave of must-have classics to hit 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this year, Ridley Scott's seminal Gladiator gets an excellent native 4K release with immersive audio.

    Apr 29, 2018

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