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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Master & Dynamic introduces MW07 Go and MW07 Plus wireless earphones

    by Andy Bassett
    New York audio accessory company Master & Dynamic has introduced the latest earphones from its MW07 family of products, the MW07 Go and MW07 Plus.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    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 Thread

    From the Forum: What's the best gaming TV in 2019?

    by Andy Bassett
    What current TV would members recommend for big screen, living room based PS4 gaming, taking into account colour reproduction, input lag and any possible burn in problems. Suggestions welcome in the thread.  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    Where's this movie line from?

    by Andy Bassett
    dchris10 would very much appreciate help identifying the source of a movie quote circa 1995. Pop over to the thread and see if you can help out.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Netflix gets subscriber boost ahead of rival's challenge

    by Andy Bassett
    Nearly seven million viewers join Netflix during Q3 in the last few weeks before the company faces some serious competition from the likes of Apple TV+ and Disney+.  
  • Tech News

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    Samsung Galaxy S10 bug unlocks phone for anyone

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung has acknowledged a potentially serious problem when using the in-screen fingerprint sensor in its Galaxy S10 range of handsets.  
  • TV Thread

    Picture Mode settings on Hisense H65A6250UK keep resetting - any ideas why?

    by Andy Bassett
    Have any Hisense TV owners got any idea why the Picture Mode settings on an H65A6250UK might keep resetting back to 'Off'? If so, help out member King Mustard with some suggestions for a fix here.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Advice sought on a new AV receiver

    by Andy Bassett
    AVForums member alphaomega16 is looking for a £4-500 AV receiver for his new LG 55C9 telly. One thing though - it has to have a 'Sleep Timer' button on the remote. Please post your suggestions in the thread.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Apple TV app now available on Roku devices

    by Andy Bassett
    With Apple TV Plus ready to launch, it’s good news for owners of Roku streaming devices and TVs - they won’t be left out as the Apple TV gateway app is now available for them to download.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Sony announces 360 Reality Audio tracks available in Autumn

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony’s 360 Reality Audio format is now ready for an imminent launch featuring a 1000 tracks from various artists via an initial selection of popular streaming services.  
  • Home AV News

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    Optoma opens preorders for 4K UHZ65UST short throw projector with soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Showcased at IFA2019, Optoma has released an official announcement about their upcoming home entertainment projector, the UHZ65UST, with preorders now being taken.  
  • Gaming News

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    Google Stadia and Pixel Buds launch dates announced

    by Andy Bassett
    Among a number of product launches including Pixel Buds, Nest Mini, Nest Wi-Fi and Pixelbook Go, Google announced that its Stadia gaming platform will launch on November 19th and the Pixel Buds will be available in spring 2020.  
  • Tech News

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    Pixel 4 and 4 XL smartphones launched at Google event

    by Andy Bassett
    With virtually everything already known about Google’s newest smartphones, the Pixel 4 and 4XL have been launched at the company’s Made By Google event just to make everything official.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    iFi launches Zen DAC and headphone amp

    by Andy Bassett
    There’s a steady, calming flow of Zen products coming from iFi Audio and the latest is the digital to analogue converter and headphone amp combo - the Zen DAC.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Rakuten TV launches free AVOD service in Europe

    by Andy Bassett
    There may be adverts included but Rakuten TV’s newly launched European AVOD service promises free local, Hollywood and exclusive content.  
  • Tech Thread

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    Advice required on controlling dust in AV rooms

    by Andy Bassett
    There's no getting away from it, where there's tech, there's dust being attracted to it. Aside from regular wipes downs, what do members recommend for preventing dust from settling in their tech caves in the first place?  
  • Movies & TV News

    Netflix to drop support for older Roku players on December 1st

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix has announced it will be dropping support for older Roku players on December 1st citing “technical limitations.”  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Linn unveils Series 3 wireless speaker

    by Andy Bassett
    Glasgow based audio specialist, Linn unveils its Series 3 wireless speakers, the 301 and its stereo partner the 302.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Primare unveils NP5 Prisma network player

    by Andy Bassett
    Primare unveils its NP5 network player and claims that it can provide their Prisma platform to virtually any system with a digital input.  
  • TV News

    Samsung trademarks Infinity Screen TV display terminology

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung appears to be trademarking a series of display-based brand names that might end up adorning its upcoming TVs.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Orbitsound debuts updated ONE P70W V2 wireless speaker

    by Andy Bassett
    British audio innovator, Orbitsound, has updated its ONE P70W wireless speaker to V2, which now features the same advanced Transconductance Amplification found in its flagship Air D1 for a fraction of the price.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Thonet & Vander launches Kugel 700W Bluetooth speakers in Europe

    by Andy Bassett
    German multinational audio brand Thonet & Vander has announced availability in Europe of its latest speakers, the Kugel 700W Bluetooth Studio Monitors.  
  • Tech News

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    OnePlus officially launches 7TPro smartphone

    by Andy Bassett
    Slotting in at the top end of the company’s 2019 7 series smartphones is the flagship OnePlus 7TPro, bested only by the 7TPro McLaren Edition.  
  • TV News

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    QD-OLED gets official $10.8 billion commitment from Samsung Display

    by Andy Bassett
    Heavily rumoured for months, Samsung Display has now dug deep and committed to Quantum Dot Organic Light Emitting Diode technology for its future TVs.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Transparent Sound aims for longevity with upgradeable see-through speaker

    by Andy Bassett
    Transparent Sound’s Small Transparent Speaker is visually striking and aims for greater longevity via the use of component upgrades.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Wharfedale announces EVO4 speaker series

    by Andy Bassett
    Featuring concepts and technologies from the company’s flagship Elysian project. Wharfedale announces their EVO4 series of speakers.  
  • TV News

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    Is Samsung facing conflicting future TV strategies from within?

    by Andy Bassett
    Reports emerge that Samsung Electronics’ Visual Display division may not be seeing eye to eye with their affiliate, Samsung Display, regarding TV strategies going forward.  
  • Home AV News

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    McIntosh announces MX170 and MX123 AV processors and MC255 amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    US audio specialists McIntosh have fired off a volley of upcoming releases featuring two AV processors, the MX170 and MX123 and a 5-channel amplifier, the MC255.  
  • Gaming News

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    Playstation 5 will launch with 4K disc support during 'Holiday Season' 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Although ‘Holiday Season’ is a little less well defined here in the UK compared to the US, Sony has now confirmed that it will indeed be that period in 2020 which sees the release of the Playstation 5.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    BBC iPlayer to undergo major overhaul for 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    After Ofcom’s recent approval of proposed changes to the BBC iPlayer service, news also comes of a major revamp for the video streaming player, its biggest since its launch in 2007.  
  • TV News

    LG showcases transparent OLED displays at Harrods

    by Andy Bassett
    Harrods’ Tech Month sees the famous retailer partnering with LG Display in order to demonstrate the latest transparent OLED displays in its store windows.  
  • Home AV News

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    Canton DM76 and DM101 soundbases now available in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    German speaker specialist, Canton’s latest soundbases, the DM76 and DM101 are now available in the UK courtesy of distributor Extertis Unlimited.  
  • TV News

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    Samsung trademarks QLED TV 'Zero Bezel' design in Europe

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung wants to take its Bezel-less QLED TV design one step further and has trademarked the term ‘Zero Bezel’ in a European based application.  
  • Home AV News

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    Sonos trials Flex speaker subscription service

    by Andy Bassett
    Sonos has announced a limited launch of their new Flex subscription service in the Netherlands, where consumers can choose between one of three monthly tiers to rent a package of the company's speakers.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Pro-Ject launches The Classic Evo turntable in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Pro-Ject’s current ambition to simplify its range continues with the merging of The Classic and The Classic SB SuperPack to create the newly launched The Classic Evo.  
  • Home AV News

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    Sound United pulls plug on Onkyo/Pioneer deal

    by Andy Bassett
    Sound United is home to a great many well known and respected audio brands and in May 2019, an interim announcement was made that Onkyo and Pioneer would be joining the fold. That appears to have now changed.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    MOON 680D streaming DAC to be distributed in UK by Renaissance Audio

    by Andy Bassett
    Renaissance Audio adds Simaudio’s MOON 680D streaming DAC to its stable of MOON products for distribution in the UK.  
  • TV News

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    OLED TV panel market faces tougher updated predictions

    by Andy Bassett
    The global display market is an ever-changing environment and therefore hard to predict. Display Supply Chain Consultants's latest report hints that the OLED TV panel market faces tougher conditions than previously expected.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Marshall III Voice headphone comes with Google Assistant

    by Andy Bassett
    The latest on-ear headphone from Marshall sees the Major III Voice add Google Assistant and pick up an impressive playback time of 60 hours.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    TiVo launches EDGE DVRs and TiVo+ service

    by Andy Bassett
    TiVo, the company synonymous with personal video recorders, has announced two new 4K UHD DVR models called TiVo EDGE, as well as a new video service dubbed TiVo Plus.  

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