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  • Best Projectors for World Cup 2018

    There's absolutely nothing that beats watching the football on a really big screen so what better excuse do you need to buy a projector. You might even be surprised how little some of them cost.

    by Mark Hodgkinson, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:01 AM

  • How to verify speaker levels for Atmos?

    What's the best/easiest method to check what levels you're speakings are outputting in a Dolby Atmos setup? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jun 18, 2018 at 9:38 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 18th June 2018

    This week we kick off the World Cup with reviews of two 5.1 speaker packages and the Sony AF8 OLED TV, plus Steve reports from the Sound United conference in Spain and we talk 4K Blu-rays and dinosaurs in other genres...

    by Phil Hinton, Jun 17, 2018 at 11:06 PM

  • Could you ditch 'surround sound' for a stereo setup?

    There's a growing trend for folks to declutter there setups and lose some satellite speakers in favour of a 2.0 system. Could you ever seeing yourself going the same way? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jun 15, 2018 at 1:39 PM

  • How to build a false ceiling for speakers?

    A neat way to accommodate overhead speakers for immersive audio formats such as DTS:X and Dolby Atmos is to construct a false ceiling but just how would you go about it? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jun 15, 2018 at 1:37 PM

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    BenQ TK800 4K DLP Projector Review

    BenQ has yet another faux 4K budget projector in its line-up, but this time it is aimed at the home entertainment and sports fan. So is this the right projector for some big screen World Cup viewing?

    by Phil Hinton, Jun 15, 2018 at 6:49 AM

  • Best Soundbars for World Cup 2018

    We all know that sound is as important as video when it comes to enjoying the atmosphere of a major sporting event so we look at the best soundbar solutions for the upcoming World Cup.

    by Mark Hodgkinson, Jun 14, 2018 at 7:29 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 11th June 2018

    This week we review Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at the cinema and the Naim Uniti Star all in one system. Phil previews the BenQ TK800 4K Projector and we discuss the best films based on true events...

    by Phil Hinton, Jun 11, 2018 at 7:20 AM

  • How do you switch off HDMI CEC?

    HDMI CEC can be very useful for controlling multiple devices with just the one remote but it can have its issues that means it needs switching off. How does one go about that on a Sky Box and an HDTV? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jun 9, 2018 at 9:55 AM

  • Home Cinema Setup with Fireplace?

    Fireplaces can be awkward when it comes to placing TVs, projector screens and speakers so what's the best way of dealing with them? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jun 6, 2018 at 7:52 AM

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    Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray Player Review

    The Sony UBP-X700 is the company's latest 4K Blu-ray player and promises Dolby Vision support and a lower price point. So is this the disc spinner that Sony fans have been waiting for?

    by Steve Withers, Jun 6, 2018 at 7:44 AM

  • Is there such a thing as a perfect media streamer?

    When it comes to streaming video content, both internet and local, peoples needs are diverse and with the ever-changing landscape it's difficult (read impossible) for one device to 'do it all' but which gets the closest? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jun 5, 2018 at 7:32 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 4th June 2018

    This week Ed goes to the cinema and gives us his review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. We review a Pro-ject all-in-one Hi-Fi system and a Samsung soundbar, we get a preview of the Panasonic UB9000 4K disc player, the BBC announces plans to broadcast...

    by Phil Hinton, Jun 4, 2018 at 6:16 AM

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    Samsung HW-N650 Soundbar Review

    Samsung's HW-N650 is their latest soundbar, building on the success of last year's models but adding a more panoramic sound thanks to acoustic beam technology.

    by Steve Withers, Jun 2, 2018 at 5:59 AM

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    Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos Speaker Package Review

    Focal's Sib Evo 5.1.2-channel speaker package has been specifically designed for object-based audio soundtracks like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

    by Steve Withers, May 28, 2018 at 10:10 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 28th May 2018

    This week we have a man of the year, a new pottery star, Ed is on tour in his Fiesta ST and Steve meets his fans in Belfast. We preview the Sony AF8 OLED and review the Sony X700 4K disc player. We also round-up the best of the month.

    by Phil Hinton, May 28, 2018 at 8:16 AM

  • Polk Command Alexa Soundbar Announced

    Polk has announced the first Alexa enabled soundbar for the UK and is designed to be perfect for Fire TV devices - especially the Stick

    by Mark Hodgkinson, May 26, 2018 at 8:17 AM

  • How to use a projector outdoors?

    There's a World Cup coming and some of you are going to watch it outdoors, especially if the weather is good so how would you go about setting up a projector in all the sunlight? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, May 25, 2018 at 7:35 AM

  • Can you 'hotplug' HDMI cables?

    by AVForums, May 24, 2018 at 7:28 AM

  • Eurosport to broadcast Roland Garros in Ultra HD

    Eurosport is serving up the French Open in 4K on Sky Q and Virgin, for the first time among a series of firsts.

    by Mark Hodgkinson, May 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

  • Sky announces new Innovation Centre

    Sky has announced the development of a new centre with focus on the development of new consumer tech and built upon its existing Osterley campus.

    by Mark Hodgkinson, May 22, 2018 at 2:28 PM

  • Oppo 203 as a media streamer?

    The Oppo 203 is a formidable Ultra HD Blu-ray player, of course, but is it also a viable alternative to play your network stored disc rips and what's the best way to set it up to do so?

    by AVForums, May 22, 2018 at 9:41 AM

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    Optoma UHZ65 Projector Review

    Optoma follow up the success they had with the UHD65 by adding this bigger brother laser powered unit, the UHZ65. So is it the best faux 4K projector we have seen yet? Lets find out...

    by Phil Hinton, May 22, 2018 at 7:29 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 21st May 2018

    This week we jump on the scales to talk German sausage with Ed, we update our thoughts on the ElectriQ OLED, cover a Samsung soundbar and review the Egreat media box. Plus we go to the cinema for Deadpool 2 and Mark reveals his new disc buying...

    by Phil Hinton, May 20, 2018 at 11:17 PM

  • What crossover settings for soundbar subwoofer?

    Can yo help out a fellow forum member with the best crossover settings for their new Sony Dolby Atmos soundbar and subwoofer combo?

    by AVForums, May 18, 2018 at 6:47 AM

  • How to transfer VHS to PC?

    Is it time to get rid of that old VHS player recorder and turn anything you wanted to keep to digital? This thread has some useful tips but if you think you could add anything to it, feel free to join in the discussion.

    by AVForums, May 18, 2018 at 6:47 AM

  • Which angled HDMI Cable should I buy?

    The nature of an HDMI cable is such that they can protrude from behind your TV or other AV gear but an angled cable can help tidy up that look. Are there any that are recommended, in particular, or maybe there are other solutions? Come and join...

    by AVForums, May 17, 2018 at 9:50 AM

  • Very long HDMI cable Vs HDMI over Cat 6?

    The advent of 4K, HDR and HD audio formats has resulted in ever-increasing bitrates that HDMI cables can struggle with over longer than usual distances so what's the best approach for reliable performance? Come and join the discussion

    by AVForums, May 15, 2018 at 9:32 PM

  • Do I need an anamorphic lens for my projector?

    Front projection set-ups throw up their own challenges, the variety of aspect ratios included so what are the pros and cons of an anamorphic lens vs masking vs black bars. Come and join the discussion

    by AVForums, May 15, 2018 at 5:47 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 14th May 2018

    This week the gang are reduced to just three as TV season hits with a vengeance. We talk about the LG C8 and ElectriQ OLED TVs, and the Samsung Q9FN. Plus the latest movies news and more...

    by Phil Hinton, May 14, 2018 at 7:34 AM

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