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    Q Acoustics Q B12 Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    Q Acoustics expands its subwoofer range with the new Q B12, which features a 12-inch driver to provide a more solid bass foundation to the company’s Concept and 3000i Series speakers.  
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  • Gaming Review

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    DOOM Eternal Review (Xbox One)

    by Ian Collen
    Bringing more gloriously self-orchestrated carnage to the world, it’s well worth soaking up a little DOOM amidst all the gloom…  
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    Vertere DG-1 Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    The DG-1 is Vertere’s take on an ‘affordable’ turntable and it is quite different to almost anything else you can buy. Is it any good though?  
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    Groov-e Zen Wireless Headphones Review

    by Greg Hook
    We take a look at the Groov-e Zen Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling which, available for just under £30, look to offer a lot for the money.  
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    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Review

    by David Phelan
    For the first time ever, Samsung has opted to change the number of its latest Galaxy release by not one but ten. So last year’s Galaxy S10 is followed by the new S20. You didn’t miss a decade, but Samsung is suggesting a huge step forward.  
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    Epson EH-TW9400 Projector Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Epson EH-TW9400 is the latest flagship lamp-based home cinema LCD projector from the company, and it promises 4K HDR support and a host of useful features. Is this another Best Buy?  
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  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Post AV - the stereo gear gunning for your AV Receiver

    by Ed Selley
    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
    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
    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.  
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    SVS SB-2000 Pro Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    The SVS SB-2000 Pro is the company’s latest iteration of its most popular sealed subwoofer, integrating features found further up the range to deliver deep bass at a competitive price.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Kudos Titan 505 Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    The Titan 505 is a standmount speaker that hides some rather clever ideas beneath its handsome exterior. Is it all the speaker you could ever realistically want?  
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    Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Review

    by Ed Selley
    Sennheiser’s latest Momentum has the full gamut of technology that befits a modern Bluetooth headphone but is it able to challenge the existing hegemony?  
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    JVC DLA-NX9 4K Projector Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The NX9 is a 4K native and 8K e-shift projector featuring new 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device. It has a 100mm diameter, 18 element, all-glass lens and supports HDR10 using Auto Tone Mapping and Frame Adapt. UPDATED to add video review.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Auralic Altair G1 Network Streaming Preamp Review

    by Ed Selley
    The Altair G1 is a network streamer that is intended to be a self-contained digital front end that wants for nothing - does it work?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

    Zombieland: Double Tap Movie Review

    by Simon Crust
    Zombieland: Double Tap may have taken 10 years to hit theatres and may tread familiar ground, be fairly basic both in terms of story structure, character beats and comedic elements; yet it remains constantly positive, engaging and enjoyable despite its obvious flaws.  
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  • TV Review

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    Philips OLED+934 OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    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. UPDATED: with Video review  
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  • Tech Review

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    Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review

    by David Phelan
    A casualty of political maneuvering, can Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro make up for its lack of crucial Google apps with appealing features in other areas?  
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    Acoustic Energy AE500 Loudspeaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Acoustic Energy’s new flagship standmount uses some very of the moment technology - does it also pay homage to their past too?  
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  • TV Review

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    LG C9 (OLED77C9) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Steve Withers
    LG’s 77-inch C9 is a featured-packed 4K OLED TV that promises a superior big screen performance at a surprisingly affordable price.  
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    Gemini Man Movie Review

    by Simon Crust
    Gemini Man is an action film starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and is directed by Ang Lee. Filmed in 4K, 3D and 120fps, the technology is at the forefront of the filmmaking process, but that also makes it a very acquired taste, since the picture now looks like very high quality video.  
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    What is Mini LED?

    by Steve Withers
    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.  
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    Joker Movie Review

    by Simon Crust
    Jettisoning all but the bare essentials of the comic origin story of the Joker, director Todd Phillips and lead actor Joaquin Phoenix have created a dark, unpredictable character study that may have one foot in the comic book genre, but owes a lot more to real life.  
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    BenQ W5700 4K DLP Projector Review

    by Phil Hinton
    BenQ releases a home cinema focussed single-chip 4K DLP projector which promises accurate colours out of the box thanks to factory calibration. So can it really do everything it claims? Let's find out...  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Naim Mu-So Qb 2nd Generation Review

    by Ed Selley
    The smallest member of the Naim family gets the same round of updates as its bigger brother. Is this the most complete wireless speaker under £1,000?  
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    Cambridge Audio Edge A Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Cambridge Audio has moved to a lofty new price point with the Edge components but is their distinctive take on an integrated amplifier what the market is crying out for?  
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    Polk Signature E 5.1 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Polk Audio Signature E Series of mid-range speakers look surprisingly subdued for the manufacturer, but include a host of new features and are competitively priced.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Quad Vena II Play Streaming Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Quad has taken its Vena II amplifier and added network functionality to create a product that is old school at the front and cutting edge at the back.  
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    Marantz NR1200 Stereo Receiver Review

    by Ed Selley
    The NR1200 is a stereo amp that does more. A lot more. Is this the perfect piece of affordable two channel or just a little too complex for its own good?  
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  • TV Article

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    Has OLED reached its peak?

    by Steve Withers
    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?  
  • TV News

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    LG regards HDR10+ as unnecessary

    by Andy Bassett
    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.  
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    VIDEO: Philips launch 805, 855 and 865 OLED TVs | Will they guarantee against burn-in?

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Philips picture guru Danny Tack about the new TV models as well as burn-in suppression technology, smooth gradation technology along with Filmmaker mode and why there is no HDMI 2.1  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    The PX7 is the new flagship of the Bowers & Wilkins headphone range and is keen to take up where the equally accomplished PX left off. Is it up to the job?  
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    Acoustic Energy AE300 5.1 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers
    Acoustic Energy keeps things simple with the new AE300 Series, but the result is an excellent midrange package that not only sounds impressive but is also great fun.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Ruark Audio R5 All-in-One System Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Ruark Audio R5 is a high-end all-in-one system that combines retro styling and a built-in CD player with all the latest wireless features.  
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    Lypertek Tevi Truly Wireless Earphones Review

    by Greg Hook
    Relative newcomer to the market, Chinese brand Lypertek releases its TEVI truly wireless earphones with a very promising feature set and specification for just £99.  
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    Paradigm Persona 5.1 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Paradigm Persona Series of speakers offer uncompromising build quality, components and performance. But do they do enough to justify their wallet-busting price tag?  
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    VIDEO: Sony launch ZH8 8K, A9 and A8 4K OLED TVs and XH90, XH95 4K FALD TVs

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Gavin McCarron about the new TV line-up from Sony in 2020. We cover the latest 8K screens, new OLEDs and two new FALD backlit LCDs.  
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    VIDEO: LG CX and GX OLED Picture Settings, Picture Quality and Panel Details

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Neil Robinson from LG about the 2020 LG OLED picture settings and image quality updates, gaming modes, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ along with calibration features added this year.  
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    VIDEO: Full LG CX, GX OLED, NanoCell 8K and Mini LED concept walk through

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview James Thomas the product manager from LG UK about the new BX, CX and GX OLEDs, 8K screens and NanoCell, along with the Mini LED concept and more...  

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