Community Spotlight

  • Addicted: Is AV Affecting Your Life Too Much?

    Has your AV/tech hobby become your obsession... and has your obsession become your addiction? Make sure you know your limits and check what others have to say here.

    by AVForums, Oct 21, 2018 at 8:04 AM

  • Best of AVForums: 13th-19th Oct, 2018

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

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards, Oct 20, 2018 at 1:22 PM

  • Pioneer UDP-LX500 4K Blu-ray Player - Owner's Thread

    It's reassuring to know that you're not the only one who went with 'X' when most folks went with 'Y'. For those who decided on the Pioneer UDP-LX500 as their 4K Blu-ray player of choice, here's your chance to join a community of like-minded...

    by AVForums, Oct 18, 2018 at 7:20 AM

  • For the Coffee Lovers Out There

    Member, petrolhead, has sent up the tech distress flare - his tassimo coffee machine has finally died and he needs help with a recommendation for a new one. Can any other caffeine minded members wave their steam wands and help out?

    by AVForums, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:09 PM

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Who's Playing?

    Call of Duty is an annual release event and gamers worldwide eagerly await each new one. Black Ops 4 has controversially dropped the single player mode this year, so how has this changed the gaming experience? Can gamers who've spent the first...

    by AVForums, Oct 16, 2018 at 7:46 AM

  • Cleaning an OLED Screen

    Have you ever started a job and realised it wasn't going very well .... cleaning your precious OLED TV screen perhaps! Perhaps it's a little smeary now. Wouldn't you want somewhere to go where you can tap into sage-like wisdom to rectify the...

    by AVForums, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:17 AM

  • Tips For Running In New Speakers

    For those of us that might easily confuse 'breaking in' our speakers with actually just breaking them, this tip might be helpful - click to check the details. What do AVForums members think of the method proposed and have they got any tips...

    by AVForums, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM

  • Electric Cars in Movies and TV

    It may be while off but how will filmmakers represent a society that only drives electric cars or uses driverless vehicles. Where will the screeching tyres, drifts and donuts be? What about cars that explode if you slam the door too hard! Where...

    by AVForums, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:03 AM

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

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

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

  • Original Star Trek Movies in 4K - When?

    There's a whole Federation of Star Trek fans wanting UHD releases of the original series movies. The Wrath of Khan has been available in 4K on Sky Q, which seems promising, but what about the other films? Are you holding off updating your...

    by AVForums, Oct 13, 2018 at 7:40 AM

  • Rush VR For PlayStation - Teaser Trailer

    Rush VR, for the PlayStation, has been teased in a new trailer which can be seen by clicking the link. Will content like this push Sony's PSVR more into the mainstream, given that Christmas is on its way? Does this game make you want to dust off...

    by AVForums, Oct 12, 2018 at 3:13 PM

  • The Common Interface Slot - Just What The Hell Is It?

    Most TVs seem to have them ... all big and clunky next to the sleek HDMI and USB ports. But just what does a CI slot do and do you need to worry about it? This thread may lift the veil from your eyes.

    by AVForums, Oct 12, 2018 at 8:15 AM

  • AVForums October 2018 Photo Competition

    The October 2018 photo competition has a theme of 'The Sky'. Click to see prize and entry details. Last month's winner was spannersatcx and his winning photo is the accompanying image.

    by AVForums, Oct 11, 2018 at 9:27 AM

  • PSN Name Change Option Coming

    The long-awaited option to be able to change your PSN login name will kick off soon with a preview programme. A full rollout for all PS4 users is planned for early 2019. Are you embarrassed by your account name? Did you come up with it in a...

    by AVForums, Oct 10, 2018 at 8:11 PM

  • 4K TV Streaming: Best Content Sources

    For those AVForums members who have just got hold of a new 4K TV and are dipping their toes into UHD for the first time, where are the best places to go for 4K programming? What are the essential, subscription services to consider in order to get...

    by AVForums, Oct 10, 2018 at 6:15 AM

  • The Importance of Online Privacy

    Even for tech-savvy users, online privacy can be confusing, time consuming and a bit of a faff, yet it's constantly in the headlines. Are members confident with the steps they've already taken? What developments would they like to see? Have they...

    by AVForums, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:39 AM

  • Hi-Res Audio - Is It Really Better?

    There are more and more DACs and associated products supporting Hi-Resolution Audio becoming available. Do AVForums members feel that there's actually a call for this from the listening public? What are the sonic advantages? Would most listeners...

    by AVForums, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:39 AM

  • Best of AVForums: 29th Sep - 5th Oct 2018

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

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards, Oct 7, 2018 at 7:32 AM

  • What Hi-Fi Component Would You Upgrade Next?

    Looking to upgrade that niggling weak link in your audio system? Got some birthday pennies to spend on new speakers? Let the AVForums' community know what you would like to acquire next? Visit the thread and see what others are planning too.

    by AVForums, Oct 5, 2018 at 6:50 AM

  • What's the correct Colour Gamut setting for LG OLED TV?

    LG OLED TVs feature several colour gamut options in the user menus but which should you choose? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Sep 4, 2018 at 6:50 AM

  • Is a PS4 Pro price-drop coming?

    One of our members has noticed that PS4 Pro stocks seem to be low in the UK. Does that mean a new version with a potentially lower price-point is on the horizon. Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Sep 4, 2018 at 6:50 AM

  • Is my LG OLED TV faulty?

    Ca you advise a member whose LG E7 OLED TV is behaving erratically on HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. IS it the HDMI board, cables or something else to blame? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 26, 2018 at 8:13 AM

  • Recommend a 55-inch 4K TV for under £750

    Can you help a member choose their first 4K TV. The criterion for selection include HDR and good gaming performance for Xbox 1? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 25, 2018 at 8:40 PM

  • What's a good, simple Freeview PVR?

    Can you recommend a Freeview recorder to be used for Series records, some catch-up and it needs to be twin tuner? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 23, 2018 at 7:53 AM

  • Will alligator clips reduce audio quality?

    One AVF member is looking at purchasing a second hand surround sound system however one of the proprietary connector plugs has fallen off and the bare wire is exposed. Can they just use some alligator clips to join the two together or will this...

    by AVForums, Aug 22, 2018 at 8:09 AM

  • 4K vs. 3D Movies

    Given the choice between the Ultra HD and 3D version of a film and assuming both are good examples of their formats, which would you choose Ultra HD or 3D? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM

  • Best places to import 4K Blu-ray from?

    It's sometimes possible to save a few pounds by importing as well as the fact you can get discs earlier and with different content on them in other regions so where's the best place to import from, nowadays? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 8, 2018 at 1:46 PM

  • Has anyone given up 4K Blu-ray for Streaming?

    With the quality of video available to stream from the likes of iTunes, Netflix and Amazon plus the expense of physical media, has anyone actually given up buying discs since the quality of the streams are so good? Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 4, 2018 at 9:27 AM

  • Should phones be banned in the cinema?

    Are you OK with people using their smartphones when you go to the cinema or should they be summarily banned? Come and join the discussion

    by AVForums, Aug 4, 2018 at 9:27 AM

  • What's a good 4k TV to use as a PC monitor?

    Can you recommend a large-ish TV to replace 2/3 PC monitors. It needs to be Ultra HD, have accurate colours and 4:4:4 Chroma resolution. Come and join the discussion.

    by AVForums, Aug 3, 2018 at 7:46 AM

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