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  • Arcam SA20 Integrated Amplifier Review

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    Arcam SA20 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley

    New amplifiers from Arcam don’t happen often and complete new ranges are very rare indeed. Can the SA20 go to the top of the tree?

    Aug 14, 2018 at 7:50 AM

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  • Von Ryan's Express Blu-ray Review

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    Von Ryan's Express Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Von Ryan's Express makes its belated UK bow on Blu-ray courtesy of HMV, but it's hardly a pristine remaster

    Aug 12, 2018 at 8:34 AM

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  • 1984 Blu-ray Review

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    1984 Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Famously written in 1948, George Orwell's novel 1984 was actually adapted in 1984, distilling the classic ideas into an equally prophetic look at a totalitarian future dystopia.

    Aug 12, 2018 at 8:33 AM

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  • Predator 2 4K Blu-ray Review

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    Predator 2 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust

    Returning for more, Predator 2, takes the action to Los Angeles, and the UHD has an even better picture.

    Aug 11, 2018 at 8:52 AM

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  • Predator 4K Blu-ray Review

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    Predator 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust

    The seminal action flick, Predator, comes to 4K UHD with an all new image - an image that fans have been wanting for years

    Aug 11, 2018 at 8:49 AM

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  • The Meg Review

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    The Meg Review

    by Sharuna Warner

    Possibly one of those so bad it's good movies, Jason Statham's shark-punching The Meg is ridiculous but fun.

    Aug 10, 2018 at 5:44 PM

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  • A Quiet Place 4K Blu-ray Review

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    A Quiet Place 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    The Office's John Krasinski delivers an impressive directorial effort with this gripping and subversive high concept horror, hitting 4K with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

    Aug 9, 2018 at 6:23 AM

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  • Ready Player One 4K Blu-ray Review

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    Ready Player One 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust

    The 80's inspired, Spielberg directed Ready Player One comes to 4K UHD, looking and sounding great.

    Aug 8, 2018

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  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Turntable Review

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    Rega Planar 1 Plus Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley

    Rega enters the plug and play turntable market for the first time- can they balance convenience with their traditional high standards?

    Aug 5, 2018

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  • Hisense H55U7AUK 4K TV Review

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    Hisense H55U7AUK 4K TV Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Hisense's new mid-range U7A ULED HDR 4K TV is the official model for the FIFA World Cup and promises a host of new features. How does it stack up against competing screens at this price point?

    Aug 2, 2018

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  • dARTS 535 Series Digital Theater Review

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    dARTS 535 Series Digital Theater Review

    by Steve Withers

    dARTS 535 Series Digital Theater offers a 7.2-channel amplifier and speaker system that has been perfectly calibrated in the factory, thus ensuring optimal performance in your room.

    Jul 31, 2018

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  • Acurus ACT 4 AV Processor Review

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    Acurus ACT 4 AV Processor Review

    by Steve Withers

    The Acurus ACT 4 13.3-channel AV pre-amp processor brings clever design, flexibility and Dolby Atmos/DTS:X support to the high-end market, but how does it compare to the competition?

    Jul 19, 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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  • Trinnov Audio Altitude16 AV Processor Review

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    Trinnov Audio Altitude16 AV Processor Review

    by Steve Withers

    The Trinnov Altitude16 promises unparalleled performance and flexibility with sixteen channels of processing and support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D.

    Jul 10, 2018

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  • Sony KD-55AF8 (AF8/ A8F) Review

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    Sony KD-55AF8 (AF8/ A8F) Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Sony's new BRAVIA AF8 OLED 4K TV includes all the picture features on the A1 such as HDR, Dolby Vision and the Acoustic Surface but adds a simplified stand.

    Jun 28, 2018

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  • Hisense U7A (H65U7AUK) Review

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    Hisense U7A (H65U7AUK) Review

    by Steve Withers

    The Hisense U7A is not only the company's mid-range model for 2018 but also the official TV for this year's FIFA World Cup. So is this the ideal TV to deliver your football fix this summer?

    Jun 20, 2018

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  • electriQ 55 OLED Review

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    electriQ 55 OLED Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Can you get an OLED TV with good quality SDR and HDR picture performance, as well as smart TV features for just £850? Well let's find out...

    May 26, 2018

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  • Sony XF90 (KD-55XF9005) Review

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    Sony XF90 (KD-55XF9005) Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Sony's new BRAVIA XF90 TV promises a full array backlight with local dimming, the X1 Extreme Processor and Dolby Vision support via a firmware update – all on a 55-inch screen size. So does it live up to the promise?

    May 19, 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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  • Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K Laser Projector Review

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    Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K Laser Projector Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Sony release their most ambitious semi-professional laser projector yet, the 4K SXRD native VW760ES, which just might produce the best HDR projected image we have seen - at a cost, of course.

    Apr 29, 2018

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  • Avengers: Infinity War Review

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    Avengers: Infinity War Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Marvel's Avengers return for the world's biggest blockbuster ensemble - superhero or otherwise - in the epic Infinity War.

    Apr 26, 2018

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  • God Of War Review (PS4)

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    God Of War Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges

    God Of War is both a sublime technical showcase and an outstanding game, reworking the iconic PlayStation franchise into a fresh and unique new experience.

    Apr 25, 2018

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  • Dynaudio Special Forty Standmount Speaker Review

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    Dynaudio Special Forty Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley

    For their fortieth anniversary, Dynaudio has built themselves a present in the form of the Special Forty - is it a cause to celebrate?

    Apr 25, 2018

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