Best of AVForums: 3rd - 9th Nov, 2018

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by Aaron Macarthy Beards Nov 10, 2018 at 1:16 PM


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    Best of AVForums: 3rd - 9th Nov, 2018
    Take a moment to relax, look back and catch up with all the stories you missed from last week.

    Hardware Reviews

    ViewSonic PX747-4K DLP Projector Review
    If you're looking for big screen 4K images for watching sporting events, films and gaming there are now quite a few 4K DLP projectors to choose from. Read the full review to find out if the ViewSonic does enough to stand out from the crowd.

    HDFury Vertex Review
    The HDFury Vertex is technically an HDMI splitter and scaler, but that description simply doesn't do this AV Swiss Army Knife justice. Is there any HDMI issue it can't fix? Click here to find out.

    Wharfedale D320 Standmount Speaker Review
    Wharfedale says their D300 Series speakers are the most advanced they’ve ever made. At £200 does this mean the D320 is the bargain of the year? Click the link.

    Sony KD-55AF9 (AF9/A9F) OLED TV Review
    The MASTER SERIES AF9 OLED from Sony boasts picture quality that gets you closer to what the creator intended with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and featuring a form of Dynamic Tone Mapping and the Acoustic Surface+. Read the full review here.


    Games Reviews:

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Review (PS4)
    From the studio who created GTA comes an open world western game. Read the full review to find out if this is a modern classic or a big disappointment.


    Blu-ray and streaming reviews:

    Netflix's The Other Side of the Wind Review
    After almost half a century, Orson Welles' frenetic swansong is finally finished, allowing you to enjoy a last bite of 70s genius in Dolby Vision. Click the link here to read the full review.

    Superman 4K Blu-ray Review
    Superman flies into 4K with picture and sound to rival the best - or will it split opinion? Find out here.

    Netflix's Outlaw King Review
    Netflix follows up the Braveheart story with the tale of Robert the Bruce in David "Hell or High Water" Mackenzie's Outlaw King. Click the link here to read the full review.

    2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Blu-ray Review
    Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey is a richly rewarding experience, and this new 4K release is out of this world. Read the full review here.

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 4K Blu-ray Review
    Dinosaurs are exciting, energetic and enthralling, Fallen Kingdom is none of these things, but at least the 4K release looks and sounds great. Read the full review here.

    Widows Review
    After winning an Oscar, indie auteur Steve McQueen's unlikely choice to remake Lynda La Plante's 80s TV series yields surprisingly good results. Click the link here to read the full review.

    Amazon's Homecoming Season 1 Review
    Julia Roberts turns to Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail for her TV debut on the Amazon Prime Original psychological drama, Homecoming. Read the full review here.

    Children of Men Blu-ray Review
    Alfonso 'Gravity' Cuaron's 2006 sci-fi thriller, Children of Men, remains a great little dystopian gem. But does this copy deserve picking up? Find out here.

    Shampoo Blu-ray Review
    A timely release of Hal Ashby's sociopolitical reflection on parallels between sexual and political promiscuity, Shampoo gets the Criterion Blu-ray treatment. Read the full review here.

    Adrift Blu-ray Review
    A bit of Gravity-esque drama in the latest from the director of Everest. Is it worth picking up on Blu-ray? Find out here.

    Slaughterhouse Rulez Review
    Providing a surprise reunion for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Read the full review to find out if its Pegg-Frost classic.


    Promoted:

    Pick 2018’s ultimate OLED TV and win a Philips 65” OLED 803 worth £3,000
    Philips are inviting AVForums members to decide which OLED is best at a free TV shoot-out in London. Register now, as only limited places are available – and one lucky person will win a superb OLED TV. Click here to find out more.


    Podcast:

    AVForums Podcast: 5th November 2018
    We review the Philips 803 and Sony AF9 OLED TVs, Ed preaches Electronic Music and Mark reviews Red Dead 2 and why it's not HDR. Plus film news and more. Listen here.

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