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    AVForums Podcast: 20th January 2020

    by Phil Hinton
    This week we look forward to the TV year ahead, discuss if OLED has reached its peak and the return of Loewe. We review Bad Boys for Life and 1917 at the cinema, the latest film releases as well as dissecting Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.  
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    Hisense abandons OLED TV models

    by Andy Bassett
    EXCLUSIVE: After having released the O8B 4K OLED TV in the UK during 2019, Hisense drops all mention of TVs based on the Organic Light Emitting Diode panel technology for its 2020 ranges across the globe, instead concentrating on ULED XD and Laser TV models.  
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    Loewe back after Skytec takeover

    by Andy Bassett
    After a challenging 2019, Loewe now has a new sales team, almost 50 employees ready to go and a base back at its traditional headquarters. Partnerships and supply arrangements are being agreed and there’s a clear path forward, according to new owners Skytec.  
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    Kef Reference Series gets new finish and additional model

    by Andy Bassett
    Kef’s Reference Series speakers will soon come in a brand new Silver Satin Walnut finish and there’s a new, smaller in-wall Reference speaker too, the Ci3160REF-THX.  
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    Bose to close all retail stores in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan

    by Andy Bassett
    Reflecting a significant change in shopping habits, Bose has announced the closure of stores in several major markets, leading to an unknown number job losses.  
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    Naim announces native Qobuz support for its streaming hardware

    by Andy Bassett
    UK audio brand Naim has announced native support for the Qobuz music streaming service, expanding the choices available to owners of its hardware streaming family.  
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    Disney+ generates $100M in mobile app spending since launch

    by Andy Bassett
    Disney remains tight-lipped about the customer numbers for its Disney+ streaming service but figures available elsewhere show almost $100M in user spending on the mobile app in the first two months after launch.  
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    Bang & Olufsen announces Beoplay E8 3rd generation wireless earphones

    by Andy Bassett
    Bang & Olufsen has taken on board customer feedback for its Beoplay E8 true wireless earphones and now announces the third generation version which features a range of improvements.  
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    Dolby technologies support 2020 Oscar nominees

    by Andy Bassett
    The Oscar 2020 nominees have taken place and, among the surprises and disappointments, it seems that Dolby Laboratories is a constant factor throughout quality films.  
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    AVForums Podcast: CES 2020 Special

    by Phil Hinton
    Phil and Steve wrap-up the CES coverage with discussions on the latest TV announcements from this year's show and what to look forward to in 2020.  
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    Philips 804 OLED TV series to debut in US during 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    The UK and Europe have seen TP Vision release Philips branded OLED TVs to much acclaim and now it looks like the company’s 804 models will be released in the US sometime this year.  
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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: TCL Show next-gen Vidrian Mini LED, plus QLED models coming to UK

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Marek Maciejewski, Director of Product Development at TCL to find out what TVs will make it to the UK in 2020. Plus, we learn more about the new 'Vidrian' Mini LED TV as well as taking a look at some ultra-slim mini LED concepts.  
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    VIDEO: Hisense launch new QLED TVs for the UK, but NO ULED XD!

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Arun Bhotoye the UK senior marketing manager for Hisense. We take a look at the QLED FALD TVs to be launched in the UK in Q2 2020 and discuss why ULED XD is not coming to the UK.  
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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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    CES 2020 News: Cleer Audio reveals Crescent smart speaker

    by Andy Bassett
    Cleer Audio has hinted at design flourishes for its speakers before and its newly revealed Crescent smart speaker runs with the concept of a lifestyle audio device for the modern home.  
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    CES 2020 News: Audio-Technica unveils AT-LPW50PB belt-drive turntable

    by Andy Bassett
    Audio-Technica unveils its new AT-LPW50PB belt-drive turntable which aims for an audio experience at the quality end of the vinyl spectrum.  
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    CES 2020 News: JBL unveils L82 Classic speaker

    by Andy Bassett
    JBL debuts its L82 Classic speaker, a more compact version of 2018’s L100 Classic model.  
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    Q Acoustics adds 3030i standmount speaker to 3000i range

    by Andy Bassett
    Q Acoustics adds the bass enhanced 3030i standmount speaker to its 3000i range to give more power in a conveniently compact size.  
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    CES 2020 News: TCL TVs first to support THX Certified Game Mode

    by Andy Bassett
    THX has announced its Certified Game Mode which aims to set up 4K TVs for the best possible video gaming experience, and TCL will be the first to release TVs that support it.  
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    CES 2020 News: Focal adds new home cinema speakers and subwoofer to Chora series

    by Andy Bassett
    Focal adds new three new home cinema speakers to its Chora series, including its first Dolby Atmos enabled speaker, the Chora 826-D Atmos floor stander. The new Sub 600p subwoofer completes the launch line up.  
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    CES 2020 News: Definitive Technology adds D15, D17 and D5C speakers to Demand Series

    by Andy Bassett
    Definitive Technology adds the floor standing D15 and D17 speakers, plus the new D5C centre channel speaker, to the Demand Series.  
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    VIDEO: What is Filmmaker Mode?

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview UHD Alliance President Mike Fidler and ask him to explain what Filmmaker Mode is and what it does to your TV picture quality.  
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    CES 2020 News: Jabra announces Elite Active 75t earbuds

    by Andy Bassett
    Jabra has announced its Elite Active 75t earbuds, the new generation of its true wireless earbuds made for an active lifestyle.  
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    CES 2020 News: Jabra announces Elite 45h wireless headphone

    by Andy Bassett
    Jabra looks to set a new standard in the sub £100 headphone category with the on-ear Elite 45h, featuring Jabra MySound technology for a personalised experience.  
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    CES 2020 News: Cleer Audio announces Enduro ANC wireless headphone

    by Andy Bassett
    Cleer Audio adds Active Noise Cancelling to the impressive battery life of its Enduro range and unveils the Enduro ANC wireless headphone.  
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    CES 2020 News: Cleer Audio announces Arc smart wireless headphone

    by Andy Bassett
    Cleer Audio announces its Arc smart wireless headphone which offers a different approach to personalised audio by placing its speakers in front of the ears.  
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    CES 2020 News: TiVo Stream 4K features live and streaming TV

    by Andy Bassett
    TiVo has announced the Stream 4K at CES 2020. The affordable device brings together live TV and streaming services from leading providers for all in one entertainment.  
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    CES 2020 News: Creative announces Dolby Atmos SXFI Carrier soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Creative Technology uses CES 2020 to preview its first Dolby Atmos Speaker System (DASS) soundbar - the SXFI Carrier.  
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    VIDEO: What is Dolby Vision IQ?

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Javier Foncillas about the new Dolby Vision IQ features and what it does with the light sensor in the TV. Is it still the creator's intent?  
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    VIDEO: What is Dolby Atmos Music?

    by Phil Hinton
    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.  
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    CES 2020 News: LG TVs to support Apple TV on 2020, 2019 and 2018 models

    by Andy Bassett
    Apple TV is coming to the latest LG TVs announced at CES 2020 but there are still plenty of owners of older LG TVs who would appreciate the feature. Well, the good news is it will be supported on 2018 and 2019 OLED and NanoCell models too.  
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    CES 2020 News: LG Display confirms no more domestic LCD production after 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    South Korean TV panel making firm LG Display has confirmed that it will cease LCD TV panel production on its home soil by the end of 2020 as it continues its plans to concentrate on OLED panels.  
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    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.  
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    CES 2020 News: Roku TV announces 15 new licensee brands

    by Andy Bassett
    Roku TV announces an expansion of its partnership programme with the unveiling of 15 new global TV brands coming on board this year, with some coming to the UK.  
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    VIDEO: LG BX, CX, GX OLED AutoCal updates for 2020 announced at CES

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Tyler Pruitt from Portrait Displays about the new AutoCal features available in the 2020 OLED TVs from LG.  
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    CES 2020 News: LE Audio unveiled - the next generation of Bluetooth audio

    by Andy Bassett
    CES 2020 sees the twenty year old Bluetooth get a new update, with the next generation called LE Audio and seeing even lower power consumption, Multi-Stream Audio and support for hearing aids.  
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    CES 2020 News: Fire TV Edition expanding to more soundbars

    by Andy Bassett
    The latest version of Fire TV Edition will find its way onto TCL’s Alto 8+ soundbar in the US while the UK and other European countries will get the smart TV OS on the TCL TS8011 soundbar.  
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    CES 2020 News: JBL launches Bar 9.1 Dolby Atmos soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    JBL’s new Bar 9.1 is the company’s first Dolby Atmos compatible soundbar and features the novel detachable design first seen in its 5.1 Bar.  

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