Best of AVForums: 6th - 12th Oct, 2018

The week that was.

by Aaron Macarthy Beards Oct 14, 2018 at 4:28 PM

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    Best of AVForums: 6th - 12th Oct, 2018
    Take a moment to relax, look back and catch up with all the stories you missed from last week.
    Cinema Reviews:

    First Man Review: Find out if the film, starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle, that tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s famous journey, is a star or a black hole.

    Game Reviews:

    FIFA 19 Review (Xbox One): Does EA’s latest FIFA game take the title? Or face a relegation battle? Read all our thoughts.

    Home Video and Blu-ray Reviews:

    Netflix's Apostle Review: Read the full story to see if The Raid's Gareth Evans can deliver another winner, with this mystery horror movie.

    Netflix's 22 July Review: Paul 'Bourne' Greengrass' latest thriller tells the story of a terrorist attack. Does his latest movie do justice to the tragedy?

    Us and Them Review: Cas watched this low budget, Brit crime drama that tries to make socio-political points out of its home invasion horrors. But can it compete with the likes of The Purge?

    Shutter Island 4K Blu-ray Review: Scorsese's wonderfully dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, Shutter Island, gets the 4K Dolby Vision treatment. Does the 4K disc do it justice? Read Cas’ full review to find out.

    Hereditary Blu-ray Review: Writer/director Ari Aster's, Hereditary, has been compared to The Exorcist. But does the movie deserve the comparison to horror movie gold?

    Netflix's Operation Finale Review: Another week, another Netflix movie. Does this Nazi war criminal thriller do enough to warrant a watch? Read our thoughts to find out.

    Home AV and Hi-Fi Reviews:

    The LG SK10Y Review: LG have a new flagship soundbar which was developed with Meridian Audio and includes Dolby Atmos processing. Does it lack any key features in order to hit its price point? Read our full, in-depth review to find out.

    Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar Review: Steve took a look at Bose’s latest soundbar. Read the full review to find out what he liked and what left him feeling cold.

    Elipson Prestige Facet 6B BT Speaker Review: Elipson's Prestige Facet range is an updated version of the company's 70s classic. Does the multifaceted ring that surrounds the drivers make a difference and can the 6B BT deliver connected high fidelity?

    Tangent Spectrum W1 Speaker Review: Danish manufacturer Tangent latest wireless multiroom speaker is stylish and has Bluetooth and Google Chromecast built in. But is it all looks but no substance?


    La Liga, Spain's top football league, is heading for a battle with the English FA. Eleven Sports, a paid sports streaming channel, is defying a decades-old British ban on live Saturday afternoon broadcasts. Find out all the news by hitting the link.

    OpenSignal tested; EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone to find the best UK mobile provider. Read the full story to see which company had shocking results and who was the clear winner.

    The Honor 8X is under £300, has a monster screen and AI camera. Do consumers need to buy an iPhone or Samsung’s S9 and Note9 to get a premium experience? Click the link to see.

    The new Samsung A9 has been announced and it has four rear cameras. More than the iPhone XS Max, Note9 and LG V40. Is multi-camera the new battleground for smartphones? Join the discussion here.

    Google announced a new Chromecast Gen 3 at the 2018 Pixel Event, alongside the Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones, Home Hub and Pixel Slate. Check out the full specs to see if it’s worth an upgrade.

    FIFA 19 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 bring big updates, new players and the latest club kits. But is the biggest change the effect they're having on the wider football culture? Read the full story here.

    Avast, the Czech Republic based company, has announced their latest PC security suite. The company was founded in 1988, in Prague, and has a long history in the production of PC security software. Click the link to find out all the news.

    AVG also launched their new 2019 security software. It uses improved threat detections based on AI and visual recognition to protect PC files both on and offline. Read the full story here.

    Google showed off their all-new Pixel Slate, a Chrome OS tablet-computer hybrid, alongside the Home Hub. Click the link to see these latest products.

    Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL have bigger screens, better cameras and new designs for Google's new flagship devices. But will the huge notch in the 3 XL put off consumers? Read the story to see for yourself.

    Devialet Phantom Reactor announced new speakers. The sci-fi styled speaker is now cheaper and smaller, but does it still have a big sound? Take a look here.

    Microsoft have announced some big news for Xbox gaming fans. Could streaming games be the future for gamers? Read the full story here.

    Polk announced the new Signature E Series, hi-res certified floor, centre and bookshelf speakers. Click the link the find out the full specs.

    Sony announced new headphones with 70mm drivers, and a gold-plated music player, costing over $8000. Are they just showing off or will it be musical gold? Take a look here.

    The week started with reported problems with the iPhone XS and XS Max. But are they deal breakers? Read the full story to decide.

    Last, but never least:

    AVForums Podcast: 8th October, 2018. The boys were back in town last Sunday! So remember to tune in for a bumper edition of the podcast where they discuss the LG B8 OLED, round-up the latest immersive audio soundbars and get the best of the month for September.

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