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    Doctor Strange 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    One of the last couple of MCU titles to get a 4K upgrade, Marvel's Inception-like introduction to the multiverse is well worth a revisit.  
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    Best TV Shows of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    We take a look back at ten of the best TV shows of the year.  
  • Home AV Review

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    REL S/812 Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    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.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Grado PS2000e Headphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Grado’s flagship headphone retains the unique aesthetics of its more affordable brethren but the differences are rather more than skin deep.  
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  • Movies & TV Article

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    Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    We take a look back at ten of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of the year.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Best Movies of 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    We take a look back at ten of the best movies of the year.  
  • Movies & TV Review

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    Netflix's Lost in Space Season 2 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Closing out a fabulous year for sci-fi, the big budget, family friendly Lost in Space reboot provides more overwrought perpetual peril.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Naim Supernait 3 Integrated Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    Naim’s latest iteration of its flagship integrated amp takes a look at evolutionary changes in integrated amps… and largely ignores them. Are the old ways the best?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Focal Astral 16 AV Processor/Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    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.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    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?  
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  • TV Review

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    LG B9 4K OLED Review

    by Phil Hinton
    LG's new entry-level 55-inch B9 OLED 4K TV boasts all the same features found on last year's models but adds the Alpha 7 Gen 2 processor and Amazon Alexa.  
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  • TV Review

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    Samsung Q80R (QE55Q80R) QLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    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.  
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  • Home AV News

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    AVForums Podcast: Christmas Special

    by Phil Hinton
    This week we wrap up the year with our best TVs, Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, films, 4K discs and TV shows of 2019. We also look forward to CES and what we might expect to see...  
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    CES 2020 Preview: What to expect

    by Andy Bassett
    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.  
  • Home AV Review

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    Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Yamaha YAS-209 is the company's latest soundbar, with virtual DTS:X and built-in Amazon Alexa, making it a fully-functioning smart speaker with more immersive sound.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    XTZ A2-300 Power Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    XTZ has taken a break from speakers to design a compact power amp. This might seem unusually niche for 2019 but looks can be a little deceiving…  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Canton Smart Soundbar 10 Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Canton Smart 10 soundbar includes Dolby Atmos, virtual surround, built-in Google Assistant and plenty of Germanic precision. But does it do enough to justify the price tag?  
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  • TV Review

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    LG E9 (OLED55E9) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    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?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    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.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex Wireless Speaker Review

    by Steve Withers
    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.  
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  • Home AV News

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    Best Projectors of 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Phil Hinton
    We round-up the best projectors of 2019 from the entry-level to the super high-end. So which beamers won out over the rest as the best of 2019? Click to find out...  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Best Hi-Fi Products 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Ed Selley
    2019 was another busy year for two channel audio and these are the products that stood out above the others.  
  • TV News

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    Best TVs of 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Phil Hinton
    We round-up the best TVs we have reviewed in 2019 and sort them out into categories from Home Cinema to Best Overall TV. Click to find out who the winners are...  
  • 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, Android and built-in Google Assistant. So is it any good?  
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  • Home AV News

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    Best Home AV Products 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Steve Withers
    AV receivers, soundbars, speaker packages, subwoofers and 4K disc players are amongst our chosen home AV products of 2019. We round-up the best of the best in our third annual Editor's Choice Awards.  
  • TV Review

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    Panasonic GZ950 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    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.  
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  • TV Review

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    LG C9 (OLED65C9) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    LG's new 65-inch C9 OLED 4K TV boasts all the same features found on last year's models but adds the Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor, HDMI 2.1, Amazon Alexa, AirPlay2 and HomeKit.  
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  • TV Review

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    Philips 854 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    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.  
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  • TV Review

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    Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    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?  
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  • TV Review

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    Philips 984 (65OLED984) 4K TV Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Philips OLED+ 984 is the company's latest flagship 4K TV that not only boasts Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos, Android and 4-sided Ambilight, but also a custom-built B&W sound system.  
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  • TV Review

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    Sony AG9/A9G (KD-55AG9) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Sony's latest MASTER Series flagship OLED TV, the AG9 (A9G), promises excellent accuracy to the industry standards with class-leading motion and video processing. Does it deliver?  
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  • TV Review

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    Sony XG95 (KD-55XG9505) 4K TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The XG95 is the top end LED LCD TV from the company for 2019 boasting the X1 Ultimate chipset, Netflix calibrated mode, Acoustic multi-audio, Dolby Vision and Xtended Dynamic Range Pro, to name just a few features, so can it live up to the hype?  
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  • TV Review

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    Samsung Q90R (QE65Q90R) QLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Samsung's latest flagship 4K LCD TV boasts new ultimate viewing angles to rival OLED screens, plus Quantum AI processing for upscaling video sources along with local dimming and a full FALD panel. So is it the best in class?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Vivitek HK2288 4K DLP Projector Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The Vivitek HK2288 is a projector that has been on the market for over a year now, but with a recent price drop to half of its original cost, is it now the 4K DLP bargain? Let's find out...  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Samsung HW-Q70R Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Samsung HW-Q70R soundbar and subwoofer combo boasts acoustic beam technology with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. But is it any good?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    SVS's latest subwoofer the SB-3000 uses a new high-excursion 13-inch driver and promises an 'iron fist inside a velvet glove'. Hyperbole or fact? Let's find out if it lands a KO punch.  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Anthem Room Correcting software gets free update to ARC Genesis

    by Andy Bassett
    Looking to identify audio issues in your listening environment? Anthem Room Correcting moves to its third version, ARC Genesis, with a free update.  
  • Home AV Review

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    REL HT/1205 Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    REL continues its return to the home theatre market with the HT/1205, another excellent subwoofer from a company that's synonymous with deep bass.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Fyne Audio F3-12 Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    Fyne Audio evolves out of Tannoy and delivers the excellent and affordable F3-12 subwoofer, proving that there's no substitute for simplicity and experience.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Naim ND5 XS2 Network Audio Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Naim’s new entry-level standalone streamer is an unusual combination of extensive functionality and aesthetic minimalism. How does it check out?  
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