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    AVForums Podcast: 21st April 2021

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 21st April 2021
    This week we review the new Samsung HW-Q800A soundbar and the Rotel Michi X3 integrated Amplifier. We discuss the best decor and fittings for your media room or home cinema and Greg looks at a Gaming PC while Cas rounds up the latest TV show and Film news and reviews.  
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    LG G1 (OLED65G1) OLED Evo TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    LG G1 (OLED65G1) OLED Evo TV Review
    The LG G1 is a direct replacement for the outgoing GX and offers a near-identical performance and design. The main differences are a new WebOS and menu design as well as the OLED Evo panel. So, is it a revolutionary performer or a small evolution of the technology? Let's find out...  
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    Samsung HW-Q800A Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Samsung HW-Q800A Soundbar Review
    The Samsung HW-Q800A is the company's latest mid-range soundbar, with support for eARC, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Amazon Alexa built-in.  
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    What's new on UK streaming services for May 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    What's new on UK streaming services for May 2021
    UPDATED 22-Apr-2021: Both Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video impressed with their content for April, so is it unreasonable to expect more of the same for May? Probably not... we are paying their wages after all.  
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    Rotel Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Rotel Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier Review
    The Michi X3 is the smallest member of the Michi range but it still makes for a big and impressively specified amp. Is it the one to beat?  
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    Sony launches native 4K VPL-VW290ES and VW890ES projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony launches native 4K VPL-VW290ES and VW890ES projectors
    Sony’s latest native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors use the X1 for projector processor for an immersive viewing experience and HDR enhancement.  
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    What's new on Netflix UK for May 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    What's new on Netflix UK for May 2021
    UPDATED 21-Apr-2021: The weather’s warming up, Covid restrictions are relaxing and you’ve had your first jab, so what are you going to do? Stay inside and watch Netflix’s lineup for May, of course!  
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    Sony unveils X-Series wireless speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony unveils X-Series wireless speakers
    Sony wants you to ‘live life loud’ with its latest range of wireless speakers, the SRS-XP700, SRS-XP500 and SRS-XG500 featuring karaoke connectivity, sound optimisation and Bluetooth compatibility.  
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    JBL Synthesis SDP-55 processor and SDR-35 AVR now available separately

    by Andy Bassett
    JBL Synthesis SDP-55 processor and SDR-35 AVR now available separately
    AV enthusiasts can now purchase the SDP-55 processor and SDR-35 AV receiver as separate devices meaning more choice and greater flexibility when creating an AV setup.  
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    Bowers & Wilkins launch PI7 and PI5 True Wireless headphones

    by Andy Bassett
    Bowers & Wilkins launch PI7 and PI5 True Wireless headphones
    Bowers & Wilkins launches two brand new True Wireless In-Ear Headphones. The PI7 and PI5 stay true to the company’s promise of absolute, no compromise performance coupled with smart features, call quality and a premium design.  
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    Technics introduces affordable SL-100C turntable

    by Andy Bassett
    Technics introduces affordable SL-100C turntable
    Technics has taken the blueprint of its popular SL-1500C turntable, streamlined some areas but kept the core features and unveiled a new entry-level Hi-Fi turntable to win over a new generation of fans - the SL-100C.  
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    Apple's new iPad Pro features mini-LED display

    by Andy Bassett
    Apple's new iPad Pro features mini-LED display
    Apple’s 2021 iPad Pros get the M1 upgrade afforded the iMac along with 5G capability plus the Liquid Retina XDR display for the 12.9-inch flagship.  
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    Apple launches new M1 powered iMac for 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    Apple launches new M1 powered iMac for 2021
    Apple’s new iMac is the first to be built from the ground up for the company’s M1 system on a chip.  
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    Apple introduces new Apple TV 4K with High Frame Rate HDR support

    by Andy Bassett
    Apple introduces new Apple TV 4K with High Frame Rate HDR support
    Apple TV 4K gets buffed up with a more powerful A12 Bionic processor, a new Siri remote, High Frame Rate HDR support and the ability to correct the colour balance of your TV.  
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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice IMAX 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice IMAX 4K Blu-ray Review
    A new look, a new ratio, and the superior R-rated longer cut - after the success of Zack Snyder's Justice League maybe there's no better time to reassess the deeply flawed Batman v Superman.  
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    Rotel announces upgrades to 14 and 15 Series amplifiers

    by Andy Bassett
    Rotel announces upgrades to 14 and 15 Series amplifiers
    Rotel has unveiled an upgrade to three of its 14 and 15 Series integrated amplifiers. The A14MKII, RA-1572MKII and RA-1592MKII all see improved audio circuit design and new components.  
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    Samsung's 110-inch Micro LED TV on pre-order at Harrods

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung's 110-inch Micro LED TV on pre-order at Harrods
    Samsung’s long promised 110-inch Micro LED TV arrives on UK shores and takes up residency at London’s most appropriate corner shop, Harrods Department Store.  
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    Love and Monsters (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Love and Monsters (Netflix) Movie Review
    Coming in at an appropriate time, Netflix’s giant bug-infested rom-com spreads its hopeful message about getting out there and starting to live life again. Which makes it a shame that it feels like an automatic painting-by-numbers machine.  
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    Ruark introduces R5 Signature audio player

    by Andy Bassett
    Ruark introduces R5 Signature audio player
    British audio firm Ruark Audio has re-released its R5 all in one audio player in a special Signature edition, adding a hand crafted finish along with some internal tweaks for a luxury high end audio experience.  
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    Promising Young Woman (Sky Cinema/NOW) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Promising Young Woman (Sky Cinema/NOW) Movie Review
    Now a double BAFTA winner, Emerald Fennell’s fierce revenge comedy showcases Carey Mulligan in one of her best performances to date.  
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    TCL reveals C82 Mini-LED and C72+ QLED TVs for Europe in 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL reveals C82 Mini-LED and C72+ QLED TVs for Europe in 2021
    TCL’s recent European product launch saw the new C72+ and C82 mini LED TVs confirmed for the UK market as it looks to grow in the sector during 2021.  
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    Sound of Metal (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Sound of Metal (Amazon) Movie Review
    Amazon knocks another Exclusive out of the park with this absolutely unmissable drama; a heartbreakingly authentic look behind the curtain of hearing loss with a powerhouse performance from Riz Ahmed.  
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    Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV 4K Blu-ray Review
    Unlike its predecessor, Advent Children, this surprisingly exciting Final Fantasy entry is a great jumping-in point for newcomers and a fabulous 4K release.  
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    Palm Springs (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Palm Springs (Amazon) Movie Review
    Released on Hulu in the US in the middle of last year to all around acclaim, Palm Springs is the latest in a recent spate of “It’s Groundhog Day but…” movies. But Andy Samberg and company easily manage to keep the idea fresh enough to be fun.  
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    SVS SB-1000 Pro Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    SVS SB-1000 Pro Subwoofer Review
    The upgraded entry-level SVS SB-1000 Pro combines an enhanced driver, beefed-up amplifier and new features, with a Bluetooth remote app and competitive pricing.  
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    The Mauritanian (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Mauritanian (Amazon) Movie Review
    The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald returns to what he does best, with this haunting and unmissable true life expose on one 'terror' suspect's seemingly eternal detention in Guantanamo Bay.  
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    Outriders Review (Xbox One)

    by Ian Collen
    Outriders Review (Xbox One)
    It’s had its share of tech issues, but this RPG shooter-looter takes inspiration from the classics to deliver some of the best fun-and-gun action around. Outriders is great on your own, but even better with friends.  
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