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    Best TVs of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Phil Hinton
    Best TVs of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards
    It's that time of the year yet again where we round up our choices for the best TVs in various categories and hand out the gongs. So, who won what?  
  • Movies & TV Review

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    Stillwater Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Stillwater Movie Review
    Matt Damon turns in an impressive performance in this atypical drama about justice and redemption but - most effectively - about living a flawed life.  
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  • TV Review

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    Panasonic JZ2000 (TX-55JZ2000) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic JZ2000 (TX-55JZ2000) OLED TV Review
    This is Panasonic's flagship TV for 2021 featuring the Custom Professional OLED panel and a Dolby Atmos soundbar and up-firing speaker setup, along with the new HCX AI processor. So, does it perform as a flagship should? Let's find out...  
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    Best Projectors of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Steve Withers
    Best Projectors of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards
    We round-up the best projectors of 2021 in our Editor's Choice Awards.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    XTZ A2-400 Power Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    XTZ A2-400 Power Amplifier Review
    Fancy joining the monster power club but don’t think you have the budget for it? XTZ is here to make your dreams a reality.  
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    What's new on UK streaming services for December 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    What's new on UK streaming services for December 2021
    UPDATED 30-Nov-2021: Disney has a couple of Yuletide showstoppers, Amazon Prime’s output follows a suspiciously familiar pattern to last year while Apple prunes its end of year output.  
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    Magico announces Titan 15 subwoofer

    by Andy Bassett
    Magico announces Titan 15 subwoofer
    Ultra high-end loudspeaker specialist Magico has announced the Titan 15, an active subwoofer which brings with it 6,500 watts of built-in amplification and two 15-inch drivers.  
  • Tech News

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    Ajax Systems adds UK Socket to expand smart home options

    by Andy Bassett
    Ajax Systems adds UK Socket to expand smart home options
    Specialists in home security Ajax has announced the UK Socket, designed to bring security and home automation features straight out of the box.  
  • Movies & TV Review

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    8-Bit Christmas Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    8-Bit Christmas Movie Review
    Cleverly pitched as 'from the Studio that brought you Elf', 8-Bit Christmas is a fun new festive flick to kick-start the holiday season with.  
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    AVForums Movies Podcast: 1st December 2021

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Movies Podcast: 1st December 2021
    This week we discuss cinema in a post-pandemic landscape and the new regime of expediting theatrical releases to streaming services. We also talk about the future of cinema, as well as some of the hidden gems which bypassed it altogether and landed direct on streaming. All this plus our top Blu-ray sets of the year AND a podcast exclusive competition.  
  • TV Review

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    Samsung AU9000 (UE50AU9000) LED LCD TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Samsung AU9000 (UE50AU9000) LED LCD TV Review
    We take a look at the top of the Crystal UHD TV range from Samsung, the AU9000. This affordable LED LCD TV offers gaming features such as ALLM and VRR with 120Hz, as well as HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG high dynamic range support and Tizen Smart TV. So, is this the bargain performance TV from Samsung for TV, sports and gaming? Let's find out...  
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    The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+) TV Show Review

    by Mark Costello
    The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+) TV Show Review
    An almost overwhelmingly intimate look into one of popular music’s most iconic and infamous episodes, the break-up of The Beatles. Peter Jackson sifts through hundreds of hours of footage to present this superbly detailed and intricate look into three weeks that shook the world of popular music...  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Encanto Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Encanto Movie Review
    Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his seemingly unstoppable reign with a fresh new Disney feature that hits all the right notes.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

    17

    Mission LX Connect Wireless Speaker System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Mission LX Connect Wireless Speaker System Review
    Mission enters the all in one market with a sophisticated re-jig of their LX speakers. Do the excellent qualities of the passive versions make the jump to a powered speaker?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut Movie Review
    With Stallone wisely jettisoning and reframing much of the glamour and pomp from his 80s cheesefest, Rocky IV is fashioned into a considerably more weighty Rumble in the Jungle.  
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    Bruised (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Bruised (Netflix) Movie Review
    Getting raw and digging deep for her directorial debut, Halle Berry reshapes herself for a punishing bout of Rocky/Warrior-channelling MMA torture with character pleasantly kept at the forefront.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Spencer Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Spencer Movie Review
    Kristen Stewart is outstanding in Pablo Larraín's second First Lady biopic after Jackie, here taking a richly fish-eyed look at isolation and mental illness in the land of the blindly privileged, and paying fitting tribute to a lost soul.  
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    What's new on Blu-ray Special - The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li

    by Mark Costello
    What's new on Blu-ray Special - The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li
    We explore one of cinema’s greatest artist/muse relationships between two of China’s most well-known faces thanks to Australian label Imprint and its new Collaborations boxset.  
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    AVForums Podcast: 24th November 2021

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 24th November 2021
    This week Phil gives us his final thoughts on the Panasonic JZ2000. We also ask the question - Should you calibrate your TV? Plus, we round up the 2021 Editor's Choice Awards for Hi-fi with Ed. And Finally, we wrap up on the album of the week and what we have been watching.  
  • Gaming Review

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    Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (PS5) Review

    by Rik Henderson
    Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (PS5) Review
    It's great to revisit the streets of Liberty City, Vice City and the multiple locations in San Andreas. Added to the great stories and acting are new combat and movement controls from GTA: V and some nice looking textures in 4K. Unfortunately, no amount of nostalgic, rose-tinted fuzziness can skirt the fact there are loads of bugs and some odd remastering choices.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

    19

    Riders of Justice (Sky/NOW) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Riders of Justice (Sky/NOW) Movie Review
    In Anders Thomas Jensen’s black comedy, Mads Mikkelsen takes on a biker gang in a movie about accidents, coincidences, computer hacking, large Danish barns and, perhaps most surprisingly, the psychological toll caused by a quest for revenge.  
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    Hawkeye (Disney+) Season 1 Premiere TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Hawkeye (Disney+) Season 1 Premiere TV Show Review
    Enjoying a perfectly-timed Christmas vibe, solid origin storytelling, charming wit and fun street-level action, Hailee Steinfeld's Hawkeye gets off to a promising start.  
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  • Hi-Fi News

    27

    Best Hi-Fi Products of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Ed Selley
    Best Hi-Fi Products of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards
    Another varied year of intriguing, exciting and sophisticated equipment but who gets the gongs? Time to reveal the winners...  
  • Movies & TV News

    19

    What's new on Sky and NOW UK for December 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    What's new on Sky and NOW UK for December 2021
    UPDATED 01-Dec-2021: Sky has pulled a reindeer out of Santa’s hat for its Yuletide slate with some of the years’ biggest tentpole movies and just about everyone of its home grown panel shows spinning out a Christmas special.  
  • Movies & TV Review

    18

    Reminiscence 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Reminiscence 4K Blu-ray Review
    Lisa Joy's Box Office Bomb of a directorial debut may well be a flawed effort, but it gets points for commitment to the rarely financially successful tech noir genre, and it looks and sounds fabulous in native 4K DV with Atmos.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

    16

    Copland CSA 70 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Copland CSA 70 Integrated Amplifier Review
    Copland Audio’s entry level model still offers an impressively comprehensive specification; can it make good on that and reach the top of the pack?  
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    31

    What's new on Netflix UK for December 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    What's new on Netflix UK for December 2021
    UPDATED 30-Nov-2021: With the final and most festive of months approaching, what delights has Netflix popped under the Christmas tree for subscribers? Let’s take a look...  

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