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    Sharp introduces DTS:X to 2022 European TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    Sharp introduces DTS:X to 2022 European TVs
    Sharp has entered into an agreement with DTS to bring DTS:X immersive sound to its next line of TV products in Europe.  
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    Humax Aura PVR gets Black Friday discount

    by Andy Bassett
    Humax Aura PVR gets Black Friday discount
    Would you rather watch TV without an expensive monthly subscription? Humax’s 4K Aura set top box is now on offer if you’re looking to ditch a fee-charging TV service for a freely available TV experience.  
  • Tech Review

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    Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Review

    by David Phelan
    Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Review
    For its latest Pixel 6 and flagship Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, Google has introduced its own, years in the developing, Tensor chip which optimises the way hardware and software work together. Does this Apple-style proprietary processor deliver the goods?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Sony expands 360 Reality Audio to Amazon Music Unlimited

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony expands 360 Reality Audio to Amazon Music Unlimited
    Sony continues the deployment of its 360 Reality Audio immersive music format which has now been added to the Amazon Music Unlimited service.  
  • TV News

    Toshiba smart TVs add Amazon Music and Twitch apps

    by Andy Bassett
    Toshiba smart TVs add Amazon Music and Twitch apps
    Amazon Music and Twitch apps will bring 75 million songs and thousands of live streaming channels to owners of a range of Toshiba TVs.  
  • Home AV News

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    Humax Aura update adds new features and services

    by Andy Bassett
    Humax Aura update adds new features and services
    The latest firmware update for the Aura 4K Android TV recorder brings a whole host of features including the Apple TV app, support for NOW, an enhanced user experience and bug fixes.  
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    Zidoo Z1000 Pro Android TV Box Review

    by Steve Withers
    Zidoo Z1000 Pro Android TV Box Review
    The Zidoo Z1000 Pro takes all the excellent features found on the company's cheaper Android TV media boxes and adds a high-end chassis, built-in HDD bay and antennas, and a full-sized Bluetooth remote control. Nice!  
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  • Movies & TV News

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    Apple TV app now available on Android TV devices

    by Andy Bassett
    Apple TV app now available on Android TV devices
    Owners of TVs and streaming devices running the Android TV operating system will now have access to the Apple TV app.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Freeview Play viewers get Android TV homescreen update

    by Andy Bassett
    Freeview Play viewers get Android TV homescreen update
    Users of Freeview Play on Android TV devices will get easier access to content in a new makeover to the homepage.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Amazon Music fully available on Android TV and Google TV platforms

    by Andy Bassett
    Amazon Music fully available on Android TV and Google TV platforms
    Previously only available for a few select Android TV users, Amazon Music is now fully to hand on Android TVs, set top boxes, consoles and other devices that use Google’s smart TV OS, along with Chromecast with Google TV.  
  • Home AV Review

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    Humax Aura Freeview Play PVR Review

    by Steve Withers
    Humax Aura Freeview Play PVR Review
    The new Humax Aura isn't just a Freeview Play PVR, but a fully functioning Android TV device with support for 4K and HDR, numerous apps, Chromecast, and a built-in Google Assistant.  
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  • Movies & TV News

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    Apple TV app coming to Chromecast with Google TV devices

    by Andy Bassett
    Apple TV app coming to Chromecast with Google TV devices
    Google has announced that it will be making the Apple TV app available on its new Chromecast with Google TV devices in early 2021.  
  • TV News

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    TCL launches P615K 4K Android TV in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL launches P615K 4K Android TV in UK
    TCL rounds off 2020 with the release of its latest 4K HDR TV range, the P615K.  
  • TV News

    Toshiba UA2B expands UK Android TV lineup

    by Andy Bassett
    Toshiba UA2B expands UK Android TV lineup
    Toshiba has announced the 4K HDR 58-inch UA2B TV, which adds to its current affordable Android powered models.  
  • TV Review

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    Philips OLED+935 TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Philips OLED+935 TV Review
    Philips' 2020 flagship TV offers a stunning design, excellent image accuracy and video processing along with an Atmos speaker bar from Bowers & Wilkins. So is this the luxury TV you have been waiting on?  
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  • Home AV News

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    Humax launches AURA 4K Freeview Play Recorder

    by Andy Bassett
    Humax launches AURA 4K Freeview Play Recorder
    Digital TV set-top box manufacturer Humax has unveiled AURA, the first 4K Freeview Play Recorder powered by Android TV technology.  
  • Home AV News

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    BenQ introduces iSeries of Android TV powered projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    BenQ introduces iSeries of Android TV powered projectors
    BenQ has added an updated range of three DLP projectors based around the Android TV smart platform.  
  • Tech News

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    Google unveils Pixel 5 and 4a 5G smartphones

    by Andy Bassett
    Google unveils Pixel 5 and 4a 5G smartphones
    Google is pitching its newer smartphones away from the bruising powerhouse flagships of Samsung and iPhone and its latest Pixel 5 and 4a 5G models show off decent mid range specs with plenty of clever software.  
  • Home AV News

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    Philips TV and Sound Wireless Home System launched

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips TV and Sound Wireless Home System launched
    In support of its Play-Fi based wireless ecosystem, Philips plans a range of supporting products including the upcoming W6505 and W6205 wireless speakers and the new 8000 series of soundbars featuring five models.  
  • TV News

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    Sony XH90 4K LCD TV available from £1,299

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony XH90 4K LCD TV available from £1,299
    Sony’s midrange XH90 4K TV range will be on sale in Europe from the end of May  
  • TV News

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    TCL Android TV duo for UK unveiled

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL Android TV duo for UK unveiled
    TCL has announced the UK launch of two new Android TVs - the EC78 and EP65 ranges - both of which feature Freeview Play.  
  • TV News

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    Philips Android TVs add Disney Plus support

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips Android TVs add Disney Plus support
    The Disney+ streaming service is now available on Philips Ambilight Android TVs in the European countries where the much anticipated SVOD recently launched.  
  • Home AV Review

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    Zappiti One SE 4K HDR Media Player Review

    by Steve Withers
    Zappiti One SE 4K HDR Media Player Review
    The Zappiti One SE 4K HDR adds a second HDMI output for audio, but remains a simple solution to streaming virtually any media format.  
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  • TV News

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    Philips Android TVs to get Freeview Play

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips Android TVs to get Freeview Play
    TP Vision has announced the imminent arrival of Freeview Play on Philips’ range of Android TVs.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Freeview Play coming to Android TV devices

    by Andy Bassett
    Freeview Play coming to Android TV devices
    Freeview is the UK’s biggest TV platform and now its internet connected Freeview Play service is heading for Android TV devices.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Netflix using AV1 codec for greater efficiency on Android mobile

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix using AV1 codec for greater efficiency on Android mobile
    Netflix has announced it has started using the AV1 codec when streaming to its Android mobile app, thus providing viewers with improved compression efficiency over the established VP9 encodes.  
  • Tech News

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    Nokia 2.3 phone available in UK for £100

    by Andy Bassett
    Nokia 2.3 phone available in UK for £100
    Nokia parent company HMD Global releases the Nokia 2.3 which features an AI based camera to help you get the best shot, a two day battery life and Android updates for two years.  
  • TV News

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    VIDEO: Philips launch 805, 855 and 865 OLED TVs | Will they guarantee against burn-in?

    by Phil Hinton
    VIDEO: Philips launch 805, 855 and 865 OLED TVs | Will they guarantee against burn-in?
    We interview Philips picture guru Danny Tack about the new TV models as well as burn-in suppression technology, smooth gradation technology along with Filmmaker mode and why there is no HDMI 2.1  
  • TV News

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    CES 2020 News: Sony announces full 4K, 8K and OLED TV line-ups

    by Steve Withers
    CES 2020 News: Sony announces full 4K, 8K and OLED TV line-ups
    Sony has announced a new 8K Full Array LED TV, new 4K OLED TVs (including a 48-inch model) and new 4K Full Array LED TVs, all with advanced picture and sound capabilities.  
  • TV News

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    CES 2020 News: Hisense launches new 4K ULED and Laser TVs

    by Steve Withers
    CES 2020 News: Hisense launches new 4K ULED and Laser TVs
    Hisense used its press conference at CES to launch two new Quantum Dot ULED 4K TVs and a TriChroma Laser TV that can hit 100% of Rec.2020.  
  • Tech Thread

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    Is it an issue to use a different brand of watch to your smart phone?

    by Andy Bassett
    Is it an issue to use a different brand of watch to your smart phone?
    How much of a risk is it to have a different make of watch and phone paired? What are the potential problems? Or do AVForums members recommend sticking to the same brand ecosystem.  
  • TV News

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    Sony update brings AirPlay 2 and Dolby Atmos support to select TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony update brings AirPlay 2 and Dolby Atmos support to select TVs
    Earlier this year, Sony announced their plans to bring AirPlay 2 and Homekit functionality along with Dolby Atmos support to their recent mid-range and high-end TVs. Now a major Android Pie (9) update has arrived that also includes these promised features.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Amazon Music free tier now available on mobile platforms

    by Andy Bassett
    Amazon Music free tier now available on mobile platforms
    Up until now, Amazon Music’s free service has only been available if you are listening on an Echo smart speaker, now Amazon has opened up this tier to third party mobile platforms.  
  • TV News

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    Samsung's Tizen TV OS to be made available to third parties

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung's Tizen TV OS to be made available to third parties
    According to Samsung, their Tizen smart O/S appears on over 100 million Samsung TVs around the world. Now, the South Korean TV giant has announced it is to become available to third party TV manufacturers for the first time.  
  • TV Review

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    Philips 854 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Philips 854 4K OLED TV Review
    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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  • Movies & TV News

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    New Nvidia Shield devices 25 percent faster and add Dolby Vision

    by Andy Bassett
    New Nvidia Shield devices 25 percent faster and add Dolby Vision
    The upcoming Nvidia Shield TV Pro will feature a new Tegra X1+ chip and support 4K playback and Dolby Vision and come with a new remote control.  
  • TV Review

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    Philips 984 (65OLED984) 4K TV Review

    by Steve Withers
    Philips 984 (65OLED984) 4K TV Review
    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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  • Movies & TV News

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    Pluto TV now available on Android in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Pluto TV now available on Android in UK
    Pluto TV has launched an Android app making the service available in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  
  • TV Review

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    Philips OLED+ 934 4K TV Hands On

    by Steve Withers
    Philips OLED+ 934 4K TV Hands On
    The Philips OLED+ 934 is a mid-range 4K TV with Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos, Android, 3-sided Ambilight, and a 2.1.2-channel B&W sound system.  
  • TV News

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    Sharp introduces affordable AQUOS Android TV range

    by Andy Bassett
    Sharp introduces affordable AQUOS Android TV range
    Like many TV makers, Sharp is using IFA to launch a new range of TVs and they present their first AQUOS models bound for Europe.  

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