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    What is Bias Lighting for TVs?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Bias Lighting for TVs?
    Professional content creators use it in the studio, Philips has TVs with it built-in and it’s one of the most affordable upgrades for getting more out of your TV watching experience - so what exactly is bias lighting and why is everyone talking about it?  
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    Soundbar or AV Receiver – which one should you choose?

    by Steve Withers
    Soundbar or AV Receiver – which one should you choose?
    It's the age-old question: soundbar or AV receiver? We list the pros and cons, and find out if you really can put together a separates system for less than a 'bar and sub combo.  
  • Home AV Article

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    What is Lyngdorf RoomPerfect Room Correction?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Lyngdorf RoomPerfect Room Correction?
    The biggest influence on sound quality is the room itself, and while you can physically mitigate the negative aspects with acoustic treatments, a software solution is easier. Lyngdorf's RoomPerfect room correction software claims to do exactly what it says on the tin.  
  • TV Article

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    PROMOTED: OLED+935 – Extra intelligence to create a new flagship

    by AVForums
    PROMOTED: OLED+935 – Extra intelligence to create a new flagship
    OLED+935 – Adding extra intelligence to create a new flagship TV by Danny Tack, Director Product Strategy & Planning, TP Vision  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    The Deep Dive Project: Creating the Ultimate Album Resource

    by Ed Selley
    The Deep Dive Project: Creating the Ultimate Album Resource
    We’ve done a broad church, we’ve done live, now it’s time to get specific… but for this to work, first we need your opinion on how it is to be done.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Tenet and the Return to Cinema

    by Cas Harlow
    Tenet and the Return to Cinema
    As Tenet makes its UK bow, Cas Harlow reflects on the long road that's brought us here, and the tough return to the Big Screen  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Not One Wasted Second; The Pursuit of the Perfect Album

    by Ed Selley
    Not One Wasted Second; The Pursuit of the Perfect Album
    We all have at least one perfect album so it’s time for a free and frank exchange of ideas about what defines them, who has made one and whether they still matter in the age of the playlist.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    A Century of Cinema on Amazon and BFI Player (1970-2020)

    by Tom Davies
    A Century of Cinema on Amazon and BFI Player (1970-2020)
    Welcome back to this trawl through some of the essentials of cinema history available through BFI Player and Amazon Prime. You can't wait to tell me what I've missed this time!  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    A Century of Cinema on Amazon and BFI Player (1920-1970)

    by Tom Davies
    A Century of Cinema on Amazon and BFI Player (1920-1970)
    The BFI continues to curate an outstanding catalogue of some of the most important films over the last 100 years. Let's have a look at a few of them.  
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    50 Great Live Albums For Easing Yourself Back Into The World

    by Ed Selley
    50 Great Live Albums For Easing Yourself Back Into The World
    Feeling a bit isolated? Groups of six not doing it for you? Revel in the thrill of the live event with these considered cuts.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 20 Netflix Guilty Pleasure Action Movies

    by Cas Harlow
    Top 20 Netflix Guilty Pleasure Action Movies
    If you thought Amazon Prime had some Guilty Pleasure Action Movies, then check out Netflix, with easily more than double the catalogue titles to choose from.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    50 Essential albums for lockdown listening

    by Ed Selley
    50 Essential albums for lockdown listening
    With millions of albums at your disposal on streaming services, where do you start if you want to branch out from your existing catalogue? How about here…  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Amazon Prime Guilty Pleasure Action Movies

    by Cas Harlow
    Top 10 Amazon Prime Guilty Pleasure Action Movies
    Amazon Prime don't quite have the quantity of original content that Netflix promotes, but there are a fair few action movie guilty pleasures to be found from trawling their ever-changing catalogue titles.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Netflix Food Shows

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    Top 10 Netflix Food Shows
    Check out some of the best shows on Netflix to help expand your culinary repertoire whilst on lockdown.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Horror Movie Classics on Amazon's Shudder

    by Tom Davies
    Top 10 Horror Movie Classics on Amazon's Shudder
    Shudder is available on a 30-day free trial. So, now that you’ve exhausted our Starz recommendations from last month, it would seem to be the perfect time to switch your trial add-on.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Netflix Guilty Pleasures

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    Top 10 Netflix Guilty Pleasures
    What better way to dull your stress and get that cosy feeling than by indulging in a few guilty pleasures?  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Netflix Original Animated Series

    by Tom Davies
    Top 10 Netflix Original Animated Series
    With the release of the latest iteration of Ghost in the Shell_SAC, we look at the best original animation Netflix has to offer, from pre-school to strictly over-18s!  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Studio Ghibli Films Available on Netflix

    by Tom Davies
    Top 10 Studio Ghibli Films Available on Netflix
    For the first time in history, Studio Ghibli's catalogue has hit a streaming service so, newcomers and fans alike, let's celebrate by looking at their 10 greatest hits.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Social Distancing, Music and You; A Concert for One

    by Ed Selley
    Social Distancing, Music and You; A Concert for One
    We’ve taken a look at film and TV to see you through lock down, now it’s the turn of music to play its role.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Disney Plus Hidden Gems

    by Tom Davies
    Top 10 Disney Plus Hidden Gems
    Looking for something to watch on Disney+ but feel overwhelmed by choice? Or simply cannot be bothered to try and navigate Disney's weird app? Either way, this listicle is for you!  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top 10 Starz Original TV Shows

    by Cas Harlow
    Top 10 Starz Original TV Shows
    With just a few days left until its 99p per month offer runs out, we take a look at just why this may be the best time to get a Starz extension to your Amazon Prime account.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Best Music Streaming Trials and Offers During Lockdown

    by Andy Bassett
    Best Music Streaming Trials and Offers During Lockdown
    Whatever situation you find yourself in, music is a sure way of enhancing your mood and lifting spirits. We look at some of the best deals available for music streaming services to help get listeners through challenging times.  
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    Top 10 Netflix Feel-Good Recommendations

    by Tom Davies
    Top 10 Netflix Feel-Good Recommendations
    Turn off the news alerts on your phone, give yourself a well-deserved break and have a look at these calming TV shows and films on Netflix.  
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    Best Video Streaming Trials and Offers During UK Lockdown

    by Andy Bassett
    Best Video Streaming Trials and Offers During UK Lockdown
    Run out of content to watch during your unexpected stay at home? See what TV and movie streaming services can serve up in the way of deals and offers to keep the UK public entertained and occupied during the coronavirus restrictions.  
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    Top 10 Amazon Prime UK 4K Original Movies

    by Cas Harlow
    Top 10 Amazon Prime UK 4K Original Movies
    We take a look at the best of Amazon Prime Original Movies available in 4K with your subscription.  
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    Self-Isolation Top 10 Movie Franchises Part 2

    by Tom Davies
    Self-Isolation Top 10 Movie Franchises Part 2
    We're all still stuck inside until further notice, so let's continue our dive down the rabbit hole of genre franchises together.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Self-Isolation Top 10 Movie Franchises Part 1

    by Tom Davies
    Self-Isolation Top 10 Movie Franchises Part 1
    These post-apocalyptic times may be the perfect opportunity for a genre movie franchise party. Marathon these movies to bust those isolation blues.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Disney Plus Top 10 Things You Can't Miss

    by Cas Harlow
    Disney Plus Top 10 Things You Can't Miss
    Disney Plus lands and we look at some of the highlights of this streaming service, which has actually opened at a fortuitous time for those in need of some escape from self-isolation.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Post AV - the stereo gear gunning for your AV Receiver

    by Ed Selley
    Post AV - the stereo gear gunning for your AV Receiver
    Recent innovations in two-channel have seen a concerted attempt to make it more AV friendly but does this mean that you would actually consider ditching multichannel for it?  
  • TV Article

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    What is Filmmaker Mode?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Filmmaker Mode?
    The Filmmaker Mode is an initiative involving the Ultra HD Alliance, Hollywood studios and TV manufacturers that lets consumers watch content as the director intended using one simple picture setting.  
  • TV Article

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    What is Dolby Vision IQ?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Dolby Vision IQ?
    Dolby Vision IQ is the latest feature added to the company's dynamic metadata HDR format that now works in conjunction with a sensor in the TV, adjusting the tone mapping for the ambient light in the room.  
  • TV Article

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    What is Mini LED?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Mini LED?
    Mini LED is a display development based on existing LED LCD TVs, but instead of hundreds of LEDs and dimming zones in the backlight behind the panel, there are tens of thousands of small (or mini) LEDs and thousands of local dimming zones.  
  • TV Article

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    Has OLED reached its peak?

    by Steve Withers
    Has OLED reached its peak?
    For over five years OLED has been the display technology of choice for TV enthusiasts but, as video delivery continues to evolve, has it reached the limit of its capabilities?  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Top Blockbuster Movies for 2020

    by Cas Harlow
    Top Blockbuster Movies for 2020
    We take a look forward at ten of the biggest movies that 2020 has to offer.  
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    Best TV Shows of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    Best TV Shows of 2019
    We take a look back at ten of the best TV shows of the year.  
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    Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of 2019
    We take a look back at ten of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of the year.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Best Movies of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    Best Movies of 2019
    We take a look back at ten of the best movies of the year.  
  • TV Article

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    8K or not 8K? – that is the question.

    by Steve Withers
    8K or not 8K? – that is the question.
    There has been a great deal of controversy recently about what actually constitutes 8K resolution, but is there more to a TV than just the number of pixels?  
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    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to love MusicCast

    by AVForums
    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to love MusicCast
    Yamaha want to give you 10 reasons why you should consider a MusicCast system in your home cinema or Hi-Fi system.  
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    Munich High End 2019 Show Report

    by Ed Selley
    Munich High End 2019 Show Report
    The biggest and best Hi-Fi Show in the world rolls around again in a blaze of chrome, telephone number price tags and pork product.  

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