We interview Javier Foncillas from Dolby Europe about the new Dolby Atmos music format which is now available via apps from Amazon Music and Tidal via a smart speaker and mobile devices with headphones.
VIDEO: Panasonic HZ2000 OLED Full Details and Specs
by Phil Hinton
We interview Paul Williams from Panasonic about the new HZ2000 4K OLED TV announced at CES 2020. It features a custom pro panel with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support as well as the new Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker picture modes.
The new REL S/812 is the latest subwoofer from the company and represents a complete transformation of its Serie S mid-sized range. The new model has been upgraded to incorporate elements of the high-end Reference Series, but also adds increased power and a redesigned driver for a seriously impressive performance.
The Focal Astral 16 is a high-end AV processor and amplifier that has 12 channels built-in, but can decode up to 16 for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. There's also Dirac Live and sophisticated web-based interface, but does it do enough to justify the hefty price-tag.
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Review
by Cas Harlow
42 years on from A New Hope, do J.J. Abrams' hopes to conclude Disney's trilogy in George Lucas' universe and round out an up-and-down 9-film series satisfy at least a percentage of its demanding fanbase?
The Q80R offers some of the high-end QLED features seen on the Q90R but does away with the One Connect box. It has the Quantum Processor 4K AI-enhanced image processing, Ultra Viewing Angle filter and a Full Array Local Dimming panel with 50 zones.
Just as the sun rises each day, so a dawning New Year brings the world’s largest consumer technology show to Las Vegas in the first weeks of January. We take a look at what might be gracing the exhibition stands for CES 2020.
The E9 features the second-generation Alpha 9 processor and the introduction of HDMI 2.1, enabling High Frame Rate and lossless object-based audio. There's support for every flavour of HDR, bar HDR10+, and Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro makes sure the E9 is displaying the best HDR10 image quality. So is it worth the higher cost compared to the C9?
We put the new Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar soundbar through its paces before adding the Formation Bass subwoofer for extra low end, and then a pair of Formation Flex wireless speakers to create a full 5.1 system.
The Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex is a cracking little wireless speaker that's as flexible as its name suggests. Thanks to the Formation Suite of products you can create a stereo pair, add the Bass subwoofer, or even build a full 5.1 system with the Bar soundbar.
The second from top 4K OLED+ TV from Philips with a 2.1.2-channel sound system from Bowers & Wilkins, along with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10+, 3-sided Ambilight, Android and built-in Google Assistant. So is it any good?
The Panasonic GZ950 offers all of the image processing and accuracy of the higher models in the range, but ditches the custom OLED panel of the GZ2000 as well as the speakers from that and soundbar from the GZ1500. So, does it feel like the GZ950 misses out on the sound and brightness, or is this the true dark horse bargain TV set of 2019? Let's find out.
The OLED854 is identical to the OLED804 model apart from the stand and features three-sided Ambilight, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ dynamic metadata systems and the new 3rd Generation P5 image processor, so is this mid-range screen worthy of your interest? Let's find out.
The Panasonic GZ2000 is a high-end 4K OLED TV with the new HCX PRO Intelligent processor and it supports HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. It also has a soundbar tuned by Technics and support for Dolby Atmos with upward-firing speakers. So does it offer enough quality for the high-end price tag?