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  • Quest HD Launches on Freeview

    Quest HD is launching on Freeview, giving football fans access to enjoy highlights from the English Football League for free.

    by Phil Hinton, Aug 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 13th August 2018

    Sharks with arms and legs, wet sanding your paint job, rebels and orange cars are discussed this week. Plus we remember it's an AV podcast so also talk Arcam amps, REL subwoofers and favourite aquatic movies... listen in.

    by Phil Hinton, Aug 12, 2018 at 11:02 PM

  • Sony Launch New Budget UBP-X500 4K Blu-ray Player

    Sony have launched their latest budget 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player the UBP-X500. It supports most formats and files, but is strictly HDR10 only with no Dolby Vision support.

    by Phil Hinton, Aug 7, 2018 at 9:03 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 6th August 2018

    This week it's toddler tanks, fantasy island and what Mark does for a living. Sony announce new OLED and LCD flagship TVs, TCL enter the UK TV market, Ed gives us his playlist, album and vinyl of the month, plus lots more...

    by Phil Hinton, Aug 6, 2018 at 6:36 AM

  • Best video headset?

    Can you recommend a video headset - VR or not - to be used for 2D and 3D movie watching? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 3, 2018 at 7:46 AM

  • AVForums Editorial Changes and News

    We have made some changes to how the editorial is staffed along with a new badge to replace the Reference Status. Plus there are opportunities to join the team!

    by Phil Hinton, Aug 1, 2018 at 3:53 PM

  • Are laser projectors worth the extra?

    Laser technology is beginning to shake up the home projector market but, naturally, there's a price premium to pay for the new technology. Is it worth the extra money with its current performance? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 1, 2018 at 8:37 AM

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    dARTS 535 Series Digital Theater Review

    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.

    by Steve Withers, Jul 31, 2018 at 11:31 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 30th July 2018

    This week we discuss MicroLED TV and wonder if a 2019 debut is really possible. Phil has a large stash of TVs to review in the weeks ahead, while Steve will be listening to soundbars. Mission Impossible: Fallout was our film of the month and we...

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 30, 2018 at 6:42 AM

  • AVR that pass 4K HDR from PS4?

    Following some frustrations with inconsistencies with a Denon AV Receiver, a PS4 Pro and a Sony XE93 one member is looking for an AVR that works with that setup without issue. What advice can you offer - is it really the AVR or is the problem...

    by AVForums, Jul 29, 2018 at 6:14 AM

  • How to run cables in walls with solid insulation?

    Can you help a fellow member who is looking to wall mount their new TV and needing to run a couple of HDMI cables and the power lead through solid foam insulation. Anyone done this? Any tips/tricks/pointers? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jul 28, 2018 at 10:24 PM

  • Is my TV or Blu-ray Player at fault?

    Can you help diagnose why one of members' TV is switching AV input, mid movie, while watching Blu-ray discs. Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jul 28, 2018 at 4:32 PM

  • Marantz SR5013 and SR6013 AV Receivers announced

    Marantz announces a brace of new AVRs with support for all the latest audio and video formats along with added features and improved components.

    by Mark Hodgkinson, Jul 24, 2018 at 4:06 PM

  • Freeview PVR similar to SKY+?

    Which Freeview/Freesat PVRs offer a Sky-like experience for free to air television with features such as Series Link and the rest. Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jul 23, 2018 at 6:22 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 23rd July 2018

    Pottery news, data management and DIY are all on the menu this week, along with AV news, IFA 2018 preview, headphone reviews, movie news and is Netflix killing traditional pay TV services?

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 23, 2018 at 7:20 AM

  • Dynaudio in-wall/ in-ceiling speakers announced

    After 40 years in the hi-fi, pro-studio and automotive markets, Dynaudio is bringing its expertise to the custom install space with a range of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers with unique tool-free clip-in speaker modules.

    by Mark Hodgkinson, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:05 PM

  • How to find 4K content on Amazon Prime Video?

    Amazon Prime Video doesn't always make it abundantly clear where it keeps its Ultra HD 4K HDR shows and movies so just how do you find it? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jul 20, 2018 at 10:20 AM

  • Denon AVR-X4500H & AVR-X3500H AV Receivers launched

    Denon introduces a pair of new AVRs, the AVR-X4500H and AVR-X3500H featuring support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and Auro-3D in addition to Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG and eARC.

    by Mark Hodgkinson, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:20 PM

  • Can 5.1 work with a corner sofa?

    Is it an impossibility to get half decent surround sound with a corner sofa set up as the speakers won't be behind the listener, more to the left and right? Come and join the discussion,

    by AVForums, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:02 AM

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    Acurus ACT 4 AV Processor Review

    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?

    by Steve Withers, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:52 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 16th July 2018

    This week we give our final impressions on the BBC HLG 4K tests, Ed reviews the Monitor Audio Monitor 50 speakers, Cas reviews Mission:Impossible - Fallout and Phil reviews Skyscraper. Plus movies news, cars, the Rock, Cas's racing puma and more...

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 16, 2018 at 7:37 AM

  • BT Sport 4K UHD coming to Virgin TV

    Virgin Media has announced a renewal of its deal with BT Sport which will see its Ultra HD Channel added to qualifying packages. The new channel launches on 30th July.

    by Mark Hodgkinson, Jul 11, 2018 at 2:13 PM

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    Trinnov Audio Altitude16 AV Processor Review

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

    by Steve Withers, Jul 10, 2018 at 9:21 AM

  • What's the best 4K player for Dolby Vision?

    What are the best Ultra HD Disc Players on the market, specifically with the intention of playing Dolby Vision discs..Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jul 10, 2018 at 7:47 AM

  • New BT TV App Extra launches

    The new BT TV App allows you to view all your BT content across four devices and includes support for Apple TV, Chromecast and Samsung Smart TVs with Fire TV support to follow. It costs £5 per month while the existing, free app, has been updated...

    by Mark Hodgkinson, Jul 9, 2018 at 7:33 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 9th July 2018

    Hot weather and football punditry could set us up for failure given this was recorded on Friday... Are Netflix looking to increase prices, Phil looks at the best OLED TVs of the year so far and Steve is still playing with high-end home cinema...

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM

  • Is a 3.0 Audio Setup better than a 2.0 one?

    One AVForums member is thinking of adding a centre speaker to their existing stereo pair. Is it worth doing or are you better sticking with two speakers? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jul 6, 2018 at 6:17 AM

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    Q Acoustics 3050i Cinema Pack Review

    Q Acoustics gives its 3000 Series an update, trickling down tech from the Concept 500 and delivering another cinema pack that combines a superb performance with great value.

    by Steve Withers, Jul 6, 2018 at 6:14 AM

  • How hot is too hot for AV gear?

    With all the hot weather we're currently having, at what point should you start to worry about frying your kit? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:44 AM

  • Is your Sky Q box flickering with Ultra HD content?

    Some of our members are reporting that UHD content via their Sky Q boxes has begun to exhibit flicker issues since the most recent software update. Are you affected? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Jul 2, 2018 at 7:24 AM

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