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    Netflix using AV1 codec for greater efficiency on Android mobile

    by Andy Bassett
    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

    9

    Nokia 2.3 phone available in UK for £100

    by Andy Bassett
    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
    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

    72

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

    by Steve Withers
    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

    6

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

    by Steve Withers
    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

    2

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

    by Andy Bassett
    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

    45

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

    by Andy Bassett
    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
    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

    1

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

    by Andy Bassett
    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

    178

    Philips 854 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    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

    5

    New Nvidia Shield devices 25 percent faster and add Dolby Vision

    by Andy Bassett
    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

    98

    Philips 984 (65OLED984) 4K TV Review

    by Steve Withers
    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

    2

    Pluto TV now available on Android in UK

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

    198

    Philips OLED+ 934 4K TV Hands On

    by Steve Withers
    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

    3

    Sharp introduces affordable AQUOS Android TV range

    by Andy Bassett
    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.  
  • TV Review

    56

    Sony AG9/A9G (KD-55AG9) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Sony's latest MASTER Series flagship OLED TV, the AG9 (A9G), promises excellent accuracy to the industry standards with class-leading motion and video processing. Does it deliver?  
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  • TV News

    7

    OnePlus TV could include an OLED model

    by Andy Bassett
    In the wake of Honor Vision hitting the market, new rumours indicate a launch date for the OnePlus TV and that it could include an OLED model.  
  • Movies & TV News

    2

    Freeview brings mobile TV to Android devices

    by Andy Bassett
    The new Freeview Android app brings live BBC, ITV, Channel 4 channels and more to your mobile devices.  
  • Tech Review

    56

    Huawei P30 Pro Review

    by David Phelan
    Let’s be clear, I haven’t seen a phone that comes close to what this camera can do. Huawei’s smart move of involving Leica in its photographic endeavours is a part of that.  
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  • TV Review

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    Sony XG95 (KD-55XG9505) 4K TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The XG95 is the top end LED LCD TV from the company for 2019 boasting the X1 Ultimate chipset, Netflix calibrated mode, Acoustic multi-audio, Dolby Vision and Xtended Dynamic Range Pro, to name just a few features, so can it live up to the hype?  
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  • Movies & TV News

    6

    Android TV updates announced at Google I/O

    by Andy Bassett
    Android TV didn’t get much of a look in at the Google I/O opening keynote speech but updates were announced later making it clear that Google are fully behind their TV platform.  
  • Tech News

    1

    Samsung delays release of Galaxy Fold

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung delays the release of its Galaxy Fold smartphone until it has had a chance to evaluate and correct the reported screen issues.  
  • Tech News

    2

    Samsung responds to Galaxy Fold screen reports

    by Andy Bassett
    After a raft of reports from reviewers about screen issues with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has issued a statement.  
  • TV News

    15

    Android TV adds sponsored content after update

    by Andy Bassett
    After a recent update by Google, Sony TV owners have found a new channel that adds sponsored content to the Android TV homepage.  
  • Gaming News

    Microsoft to Bring Xbox Live to All Devices

    by Andy Bassett
    Microsoft wants Xbox Live to be the go-to gaming platform across Android, iOS and Switch devices.  
  • TV News

    2

    Philips LCD 6814 TVs include Amazon Alexa built-in

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips LCD 6814 TVs include Amazon Alexa built-in while the remaining LCD and OLED TVs feature Google Assistant as part of Android Pie plus the ‘Works With Alexa’ badge.  
  • Gaming News

    11

    Epic's Fortnite Makes $2.4 Billion in 2018

    by Andy Bassett
    Fortnite, the free to play battle royale shooter, generated $2.4 billion during 2018.  
  • TV News

    1

    CES 2019 News: Sharp embraces 8K, AIoT, and Google

    by Steve Withers
    Sharp used CES 2019 to announce a partnership with Google in Europe, adding Android to its TVs. The company was also championing an 8K ecosystem and the latest AIoT support.  
  • TV News

    172

    CES 2019 News: Sony announces XG95, XG90, XG85 TV line-up

    by Steve Withers
    Sony announces its full 4K TV lineup at CES 2019, with the AG8 OLED and XG95, XG90, and XG85 LED models.  
  • TV News

    209

    CES 2019 News: Sony unveils AG9 OLED and ZG9 8K TVs

    by Steve Withers
    Sony unveils its Master Series AG9 4K OLED TV and ZG9 8K LCD TV at CES 2019.  
  • Tech Review

    4

    Nokia 7.1 Smartphone Review

    by David Phelan
    The latest smartphone from Nokia is here for review. It's a display which looks gorgeous: it supports HDR10 - one of a tiny number of phones at this price with a HDR-capable screen. But is it any good at normal smartphone tasks?  
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  • TV Review

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    Philips 803 (65OLED803) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Philips 803 is their entry-level OLED 4K TV and the new model boasts a 2nd Gen P5+ processor, HDR10+ support, three-sided Ambilight and the Android Smart TV platform.  
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  • TV News

    1

    Android TV Gets Netflix-Google Assistant Integration

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Android TV is getting voice support for Netflix.  
  • Tech News

    UK Mobile Operators Compared By OpenSignal

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    OpenSignal tested; EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone to find the best UK mobile provider. One company had shocking results but another was a clear winner.  
  • Tech News

    26

    LG V40 Announced: Features a Quad DAC, 5 Cameras and DTS:X

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Can LG compete with Apple, Samsung and Huawei by offering an audiophile phone with every possible kind of camera?  
  • TV Thread

    Is The Android TV Interface Really That Bad?

    by AVForums
    As a means of curating content and providing a smart platform user interface for your entertainment needs, Android TV has promise but there are numerous reports of instability. What's your experience been?  
  • TV News

    6

    Cello launch 4K QLED TV at £799

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Cello is launching a new QLED 4K TV for the UK market. With a host of new features and a tempting price tag, will it be able to compete in a crowded market?  
  • Home AV News

    32

    Nvidia Shield TV Update: 120hz Support and New Remote App

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Nvidia update their media streaming box in an attempt to stay ahead of the competition  
  • Tech Review

    13

    Essential PH-1 Smartphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Promising only the features you need rather than a barrage of things you don’t, Essential’s PH-1 comes MQA certified - is the audiophile’s phone of choice?  
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  • Tech Thread

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    Are we paying too much for our mobile phones?

    by AVForums
    Here's a question for you: in terms of getting value for money, for the functionalities you make use of on a smartphone, are you over-spending on the tech when something more budget would do just fine? Come and join the discussion.  

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