It’s long been suspected that unchecked rivalry is the reason why LG and Samsung won't give the time of day to the other’s supported dynamic metadata HDR format. However, in an interview with AVForums, LG draws back the curtain and reveals there may be more to it than just sheer bloody-mindedness.
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.