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  • AVForums Podcast: 10th December 2018

    This week Ed tells the tale of the Legion of Santa Claus, we discuss beer sponsors and can Steve sleep in a Panama hat? Phil reviews the Sony ZF9 and gives his initial thoughts on the 8K Samsung Q900, plus Editor's Choice Awards and Christmas...

    by Phil Hinton, Dec 10, 2018 at 7:56 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 3rd December 2018

    This week Ed admits to having a safe word, Mark realises a financial mistake and Steve admits to wearing unusual things to bed. Meanwhile, Phil interviews Danny Tack from Philips, we review the Marantz AV8805 and round-up the best of November.

    by Phil Hinton, Dec 3, 2018 at 7:05 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 26th November 2018

    The podcast returns with first thoughts on the Sony ZF9 LED LCD TV and the Arcam AVR390 AV receiver, plus, Ed explains audio formats, Steve reviews Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and we round-up with the latest film and disc news.

    by Phil Hinton, Nov 26, 2018 at 6:23 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 12th November 2018

    This week Ed declares he wants a steamroller and Steve visits the Mary Rose. We have reviews of 4K projectors from ViewSonic and Sony as well as reviews of B&W 700 and Wharfedale D320 speakers. Plus we review Overlord at the cinema and round-up...

    by Phil Hinton, Nov 12, 2018 at 7:29 AM

  • 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...

    by Phil Hinton, Nov 5, 2018 at 12:04 AM

  • Best of AVForums: 27th Oct - 2nd Nov, 2018

    A recap of AVForums' news and reviews from the past week.

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards, Nov 3, 2018 at 6:12 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 29th October 2018

    This week we review the Denon X6500 AV amplifier, finally discover what IMAX Enhanced is, get Ed's pick of the month for music, review Bohemian Rhapsody and wrap up the best of the month.

    by Phil Hinton, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:40 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 22nd October 2018

    This week we get a curry update from Ed while Mark further learns the art of Krav Maga. We review the Panasonic UB9000 4K Player, Hisense's budget bargain LCD TV and some Yamaha MusicCast speakers. We also finally get around to reviewing First...

    by Phil Hinton, Oct 22, 2018 at 7:40 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 15th October 2018

    The pub quiz, extremely hot curries and home made soup dominate this week's conversation, as well as 8K TVs from Samsung, and new OLED's from Philips and Sony. We also talk £250 loudspeakers and the latest movies...

    by Phil Hinton, Oct 15, 2018 at 7:24 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 8th October 2018

    We're back! Tune in for a bumper edition of the podcast where we discuss the LG B8 OLED, round-up the latest immersive audio soundbars and get the best of the month for September.

    by Phil Hinton, Oct 7, 2018 at 11:06 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 17th September 2018

    This week we look at a 75-inch TV from Hisense and powered speakers from US manufacturer Klipsch. We also ask if anyone still cares about new iPhone announcements and support famous directors campaigning for reference settings on TVs.

    by Phil Hinton, Sep 17, 2018 at 6:48 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 10th September 2018

    This month we pay tribute to the Bandit, talk John Deere tractors, tanks and school dinners. We also discuss some AV subjects and review the Samsung Q8DN TV and HW-N950 soundbar, Ed forgets to give us his 'best of' music selections and we...

    by Phil Hinton, Sep 9, 2018 at 11:54 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: IFA Special

    We round-up our opinions of the TV demos and products we saw at this year's IFA show in Berlin, including 8K TVs, new native 4K projectors and more...

    by Phil Hinton, Sep 3, 2018 at 3:36 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 20th August 2018

    This week we look at budget level TVs, a musical mobile phone and a Sonos soundbar. We also review The Meg at the cinema and much, much more...

    by Phil Hinton, Aug 20, 2018 at 6:39 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 13th August 2018

    Sharks with arms and legs, wet sanding your paint job, rebels and orange cars are discussed this week. Plus we remember it's an AV podcast so also talk Arcam amps, REL subwoofers and favourite aquatic movies... listen in.

    by Phil Hinton, Aug 12, 2018 at 11:02 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 6th August 2018

    This week it's toddler tanks, fantasy island and what Mark does for a living. Sony announce new OLED and LCD flagship TVs, TCL enter the UK TV market, Ed gives us his playlist, album and vinyl of the month, plus lots more...

    by Phil Hinton, Aug 6, 2018 at 6:36 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 30th July 2018

    This week we discuss MicroLED TV and wonder if a 2019 debut is really possible. Phil has a large stash of TVs to review in the weeks ahead, while Steve will be listening to soundbars. Mission Impossible: Fallout was our film of the month and we...

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 30, 2018 at 6:42 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 23rd July 2018

    Pottery news, data management and DIY are all on the menu this week, along with AV news, IFA 2018 preview, headphone reviews, movie news and is Netflix killing traditional pay TV services?

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 23, 2018 at 7:20 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 16th July 2018

    This week we give our final impressions on the BBC HLG 4K tests, Ed reviews the Monitor Audio Monitor 50 speakers, Cas reviews Mission:Impossible - Fallout and Phil reviews Skyscraper. Plus movies news, cars, the Rock, Cas's racing puma and more...

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 16, 2018 at 7:37 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 9th July 2018

    Hot weather and football punditry could set us up for failure given this was recorded on Friday... Are Netflix looking to increase prices, Phil looks at the best OLED TVs of the year so far and Steve is still playing with high-end home cinema...

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 2nd July 2018

    This week we get the full review of the Panasonic FZ952 65-inch OLED TV, Steve reviews some seriously high-end home cinema processors and Ed is still reviewing all-in-one Hi-Fi systems. Plus the cinema, disc, 4K and movie news, and the best of...

    by Phil Hinton, Jul 2, 2018 at 6:47 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 25th June 2018

    We give our first impressions of the Panasonic FZ952 OLED TV, Ed has been travelling again, Steve celebrates yet another birthday and Mark watches lot's of football. Plus relevant AV talk...

    by Phil Hinton, Jun 25, 2018 at 6:33 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 18th June 2018

    This week we kick off the World Cup with reviews of two 5.1 speaker packages and the Sony AF8 OLED TV, plus Steve reports from the Sound United conference in Spain and we talk 4K Blu-rays and dinosaurs in other genres...

    by Phil Hinton, Jun 17, 2018 at 11:06 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 11th June 2018

    This week we review Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at the cinema and the Naim Uniti Star all in one system. Phil previews the BenQ TK800 4K Projector and we discuss the best films based on true events...

    by Phil Hinton, Jun 11, 2018 at 7:20 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 4th June 2018

    This week Ed goes to the cinema and gives us his review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. We review a Pro-ject all-in-one Hi-Fi system and a Samsung soundbar, we get a preview of the Panasonic UB9000 4K disc player, the BBC announces plans to broadcast...

    by Phil Hinton, Jun 4, 2018 at 6:16 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 28th May 2018

    This week we have a man of the year, a new pottery star, Ed is on tour in his Fiesta ST and Steve meets his fans in Belfast. We preview the Sony AF8 OLED and review the Sony X700 4K disc player. We also round-up the best of the month.

    by Phil Hinton, May 28, 2018 at 8:16 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 21st May 2018

    This week we jump on the scales to talk German sausage with Ed, we update our thoughts on the ElectriQ OLED, cover a Samsung soundbar and review the Egreat media box. Plus we go to the cinema for Deadpool 2 and Mark reveals his new disc buying...

    by Phil Hinton, May 20, 2018 at 11:17 PM

  • AVForums Podcast: 14th May 2018

    This week the gang are reduced to just three as TV season hits with a vengeance. We talk about the LG C8 and ElectriQ OLED TVs, and the Samsung Q9FN. Plus the latest movies news and more...

    by Phil Hinton, May 14, 2018 at 7:34 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 30th April 2018

    This week we up the professionalism on the podcast with some neat segues and interesting subjects, or at least we try. We talk about Avengers: Infinity War without spoilers, Phil reviews another laser projector, Steve reviews Atmos speakers and...

    by Phil Hinton, Apr 30, 2018 at 7:32 AM

  • AVForums Podcast: 23rd April 2018

    This week we discover what our favourite musicals are, whilst Phil and Steve give their initial impressions of the Sony XF90 and Samsung Q9FN TVs they are reviewing. Ed is still talking music streaming services and Hodge actually talks...

    by Phil Hinton, Apr 23, 2018 at 7:45 AM

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