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    VIDEO: What is Filmmaker Mode?

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview UHD Alliance President Mike Fidler and ask him to explain what Filmmaker Mode is and what it does to your TV picture quality.  
  • TV News

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    VIDEO: What is Dolby Vision IQ?

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Javier Foncillas about the new Dolby Vision IQ features and what it does with the light sensor in the TV. Is it still the creator's intent?  
  • Hi-Fi News

    12

    VIDEO: What is Dolby Atmos Music?

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Javier Foncillas from Dolby Europe about the new Dolby Atmos music format which is now available via apps from Amazon Music and Tidal via a smart speaker and mobile devices with headphones.  
  • TV News

    12

    What is Contrast Modulation?

    by Steve Withers
    There's been a lot of talk recently about contrast modulation being used to measure the 'real' resolution of 8K TVs – but what is it and does it really matter?  
  • TV Article

    10

    What is TV AI Artificial Intelligence?

    by Steve Withers
    TV manufacturers are all talking about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and are adding it to everything from image processing and sound quality to smart features and viewing recommendations, but what is it?  
  • TV Article

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    What is 8K TV? Everything You Need to Know.

    by Steve Withers
    What is 8K Ultra HD, do we really need it, and will we ever get it here in the UK?  
  • Home AV News

    68

    What is IMAX Enhanced?

    by Steve Withers
    A new licensing and certification home entertainment programme has been announced called IMAX Enhanced, but is it just marketing or something entirely new?  
  • Home AV Article

    69

    What is Dolby Vision?

    by Steve Withers
    Dolby Vision has been getting a lot of attention recently, with many claiming it's the superior HDR format. But what is Dolby Vision, how does it work and is it really better than HDR10?  
  • Home AV Article

    43

    What are Quantum Dots?

    by Steve Withers
    We explain how Quantum Dot technology works, what the benefits are and why it is important for TVs in these rapidly changing times.  
  • Home AV Article

    25

    What is Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)?

    by Steve Withers
    The standards for the use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) in broadcast TV are nearing completion and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is the most likely method of delivery.  
  • Home AV Article

    56

    What is High Frame Rate (HFR)?

    by Steve Withers
    High Frame Rate (HFR) might remain unpopular when it comes to movies but it offers the possibility of huge improvements in terms of motion with fast-paced sports.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    3

    Sound Advice – Setting up a turntable

    by Ed Selley
    You've decided to go analogue and you've bought a turntable, now how do you get it going?  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    21

    Sound Advice – What turntable is best for me?

    by Ed Selley
    If the lure of analogue is proving strong, what are your options when joining the party?  
  • Movies & TV Article

    142

    What is Dolby Cinema?

    by Steve Withers
    Dolby aim to redefine the film-going experience with a new chain of cinemas that combine an uncompromising approach to design with cutting-edge technology like Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    10

    Sound Advice – Getting the most out of your system

    by Ed Selley
    In the latest Sound Advice article, we explain how to get the best performance from your HiFi equipment.  
  • Home AV Article

    45

    What is Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)?

    by Steve Withers
    You've probably heard about wide colour gamuts, DCI-P3 and Rec.2020 but what exactly are they? In this article we explain all these terms and more.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    A Guide to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    by Steve Withers
    A new 4K disc format has arrived in the form of Ultra HD Blu-ray. In this guide we take you through the technology, the players and the discs themselves.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    7

    Sound Advice – What source is best for me?

    by Ed Selley
    Physical media or streaming audio – what are the options that are best for you?  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    3

    Sound Advice – Source equipment and using what you have

    by Ed Selley
    Getting great performance from a HiFi system need not require huge outlays if you know how to use existing equipment.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    19

    Sound Advice – Choosing Hi-Fi Speakers

    by Ed Selley
    System building decisions don't get any more important than speakers – here's what you need to know.  
  • Home AV Article

    4

    PicturePerfect – Best TV Settings for Football

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    With a festival of international football just around the corner, we take a look at how to get the most from your TV during Euro 2016 in this first of a series of guides.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    8

    Sound Advice - What do I need for a HiFi System?

    by Ed Selley
    Do you fancy listening to music on a dedicated system? Here's what you need to know.  
  • Home AV Article

    21

    TV Acronym Buster

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    HDR, FALD, VP9? With the rise of so many new TV technologies, never has there been as many confusing terms and abbreviations around the industry. AVForums is here to demystify and define with our TV Acronym Buster.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Best Dolby Atmos Blu-rays

    by Steve Withers
    The number of Dolby Atmos Blu-rays is increasing steadily, so here's a list of our favourite discs to date.  
  • Home AV Article

    57

    Is my TV broken? - The limitations of technology

    by Steve Withers
    There's no such thing as the perfect TV and every technology has it limitations, so should certain issues be considered faults or are they just something you'll have to live with?  
  • Home AV Article

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    KODI: A beginner’s guide

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    With KODI usage at an all-time high and more and more devices being able to use it, we take a closer look at the world's favourite open source media software.  
  • Home AV Article

    7

    Television Terms - TV Glossary

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    We demystify some of the confusing technological terminology used in the TV world.  
  • Home AV Article

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    What's the difference between an LED and OLED TV?

    by Steve Withers
    If there's one question we get asked a lot these days it's what's the difference between an LED and an OLED TV? The answer is that the two technologies are fundamentally different and we explain why.  
  • Home AV Article

    56

    From the Forums: How to build a Raspberry Pi Squeezebox Player for £100

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Are you missing the Squeezebox since Logitech decided to discontinue? Just build your own for under £100. Our member, lmccauley, shows you how.  
  • Home AV Article

    154

    What is HDR?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    High Dynamic Range or HDR is the big buzzword this year but what exactly is it and how will it impact on the TV industry as a whole?  
  • Home AV Article

    79

    Top 10 features your next TV must have

    by Steve Withers
    So you're thinking of buying a new TV. Well, before you part with your hard-earned cash, we list the ten features that your next TV must have if you want it to remain future proof.  
  • Home AV Article

    37

    What is Freeview Play?

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    With the first TVs and players with Freeview Play branding emerging, we take a look at what the new subscription-free platform is, how you can get it and how it stacks up against its closest rival.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    19

    What is Yamaha’s MusicCast?

    by Steve Withers
    Yamaha launch their new MusicCast multiroom system but what is it and how does it work?  
  • Home AV Article

    3

    How to set up your new projector

    by Steve Withers
    So you've chosen your projector and screen, now you need to set everything up. We give you some important tips on how to get the most from your new purchase.  
  • Home AV Article

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    Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X - What are they?

    by Steve Withers
    Immersive audio is the big news this year but what exactly are Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS: X and how do they work?  
  • Home AV Article

    22

    Satellite TV Guide

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    We look at the ins and outs of getting started in the world of satellite TV.  
  • Home AV Article

    19

    HDTV Connections Explained

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    We take you around the back of your flat panel HD TV to explain the myriad connectivity options it has.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    295

    Reference Status - The 20 Best Blu-rays for Picture and Sound

    by Steve Withers
    Want to show off your new TV, projector, amplifier or speakers? We give our list of the 20 Blu-rays that will really give your system a workout and impress your friends.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    Third Dimension - The 20 Best Blu-rays for 3D

    by Steve Withers
    Got that new 3D TV and Blu-ray player but don't know what to watch on them? Here's our list of the best 3D Blu-rays to buy.  
  • Home AV Article

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    Do expensive HDMI cables make a difference?

    by Steve Withers
    These days most people use HDMI to connect their sources to their TVs but do expensive cables make any difference to picture quality? AVForums lifts the lid on this particular can of worms.  

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