Andy Bassett

Andy started contributing to AVForums in mid 2018 and is responsible for supporting the editorial team led by Phil Hinton. Initially bought on board to update the product database behind the site and proof read the many reviews and articles the editorial team creates, Andy started looking after the AVForums' social media feeds and ensures a steady, daily stream of posts informing members of the regularly updated news and reviews available on the main site.

At the start of 2019 he began to contribute to the site's main news items and now provides daily updates on developments in the home cinema and Hi-Fi fields.

During his teenage years, Andy discovered a passion for writing and playing music and he spent several years as a professional musician. It was during this time that he became interested in the audio production side of music and how the psycho-acoustic perceptions of the human brain can be manipulated by audio technology.

A life long film buff, the video-age was a revelation to him and helped build his knowledge of cinema. He is also interested in PC gaming, though refrains from competing against anyone under the age of 30 for fear of a drubbing by younger fingers and faster responses - LucasArts style graphic adventures are much more his scene.

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    Polk launches MagniFi 2 soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Polk launches MagniFi 2 soundbar
    Polk has expanded its MagniFi soundbar range with the addition of the MagniFi 2, which packs in enough surround sound technology to create a cinematic soundstage at home.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    What's New on Amazon Prime Video UK for July 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    What's New on Amazon Prime Video UK for July 2020
    Amazon Prime Video UK lines up its selection of summer fare for those still happy to ‘holiday from home’ with Hanna season two getting things started with a bang!  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    What's New on Netflix UK for July 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    What's New on Netflix UK for July 2020
    Summer’s here and with the UK’s typically brief bursts of warm weather, the incremental lifting of lockdown and the tease of foreign travel, there’s the possibility that binging Netflix might no longer be at the top of everyone’s ‘to do’ list in July. With all the new shows and movies coming, is that a mistake?  
  • TV News

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    Samsung pulls out of IFA 2020?

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung pulls out of IFA 2020?
    Although no official comment has been made by the world’s biggest TV manufacturer, word is circulating in the Korean press that Samsung will not be attending this year’s IFA.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    What's New on Disney+ UK for July 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    What's New on Disney+ UK for July 2020
    July on the streaming service is bookended by the hugely popular Hamilton musical and Disney+ Original TV show, Muppets Now. Along the way, there’s plenty of family-friendly TV content, plus Frozen II headlines the audience-pleasing movies.  
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    LG Soundbar UK prices and availability for 2020 confirmed

    by Andy Bassett
    LG Soundbar UK prices and availability for 2020 confirmed
    LG’s 2020 range of soundbars now has UK prices and availability confirmed along with a range of self-cleaning wireless earbuds, neckband headphones and Bluetooth speakers.  
  • Movies & TV News

    Sky Brave New World trailer released

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky Brave New World trailer released
    Sky has released the first trailer for Brave New World, one of its big upcoming autumn releases.  
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    Velodyne MicroVee MKII subwoofer launched in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Velodyne MicroVee MKII subwoofer launched in UK
    The MicroVee MKII subwoofer is an evolution of Velodyne Acoustics’ popular first version and brings increased power, a revised DSP profile along with cleaner bass and plenty of speed and control.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Chord Electronics Gofigure app updated ready for new firmware

    by Andy Bassett
    Chord Electronics Gofigure app updated ready for new firmware
    Chord Electronics has updated Gofigure, the set up app for the company’s portable streamer/servers, Poly and 2go.  
  • TV News

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    Sony 2020 TVs get 10 percent discount in Summer Sale

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony 2020 TVs get 10 percent discount in Summer Sale
    As lockdown eases and the sun comes out, Sony has announced details of its Summer Sale which includes discounts on TVs, soundbars, headphones and other hardware.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Sky Original Gangs of London renewed for second season

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky Original Gangs of London renewed for second season
    After a record-breaking first season, Sky’s Gangs of London will officially be returning for a second outing.  
  • TV News

    5

    TCL QLED TVs gain IMAX Enhanced Certification

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL QLED TVs gain IMAX Enhanced Certification
    TCL has announced that its X915 range of Android QLED TVs has gained IMAX Enhanced verification for its audiovisual performance.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Bowers & Wilkins 705 and 702 speakers gain Signature status

    by Andy Bassett
    Bowers & Wilkins 705 and 702 speakers gain Signature status
    Like a rite of passage or a graduation ceremony, Bowers and Wilkins puts forward its best-of-the-best for Signature Status and the two newest graduates are from the 700 Series range of speakers, Congratulations, come on down and receive your award, the 705 and 702.  
  • Tech News

    Acer unveils 2020 notebook, desktop and monitor ranges

    by Andy Bassett
    Acer unveils 2020 notebook, desktop and monitor ranges
    Acer’s online press conference revealed an array of new hardware for a range of activities, including the ConceptD series for creators, the thin and light Swift 5 laptop and the Chromebook Spin 713 convertible notebook, plus an expansion of the Predator gaming range and the introduction of the rugged Enduro laptops and tablets.  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    Films in desperate need of a disc release

    by Andy Bassett
    Films in desperate need of a disc release
    What long-forgotten or poorly distributed movies would you like to see get a loving Blu-ray or 4K disc release from a specialist distribution company like Arrow? See what others have suggested in the discussion thread.  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

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    Why don't more music fans use studio monitors?

    by Andy Bassett
    Why don't more music fans use studio monitors?
    After all, they're designed to give a flat response and represent the musician's work as recorded/produced/mixed. Is it because they're ugly black boxes or do folks like a little extra character? See what the forum audiophiles think here.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Quad Artera Solus adds DTS Play-Fi upgrade

    by Andy Bassett
    Quad Artera Solus adds DTS Play-Fi upgrade
    Renowned British Hi-Fi manufacturer Quad has announced the Artera Solus Play, an upgraded version of its all-in-one Artera Solus which will now open up a whole new world of streaming and multi-room capabilities with the addition of DT Play-Fi support.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Disney+ teases Hamilton with first trailer

    by Andy Bassett
    Disney+ teases Hamilton with first trailer
    The official film of the Hamilton stage musical is coming to Disney+ in July and the first trailer has been released to get everyone salivating.  
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    Samsung Blu-ray players not working for many owners

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung Blu-ray players not working for many owners
    Samsung has yet to give an official response to reports that many of its Blu-ray player models have started malfunctioning over the weekend.  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    What is the best and worst facial hair in movies?

    by Andy Bassett
    What is the best and worst facial hair in movies?
    From the Chin Curtain to the Soul Patch via the French Fork and the Coptash Standard, a dizzying array of character enhancing moustache, beard and sideburn combos have graced the screen and disgraced the wearers. What are some of the most memorable... and most egregious?  
  • Movies & TV Article

    BBC iPlayer movies leaving by end of June

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC iPlayer movies leaving by end of June
    The BBC iPlayer has the sort of library that befits the well-rounded tastes of film buffs who aren’t necessarily just after the latest CGI heavy blockbuster. Here’s a look at what’s currently available to view before coming off the service by the end of June 2020.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Cineworld Cinemas to reopen by 10th July

    by Andy Bassett
    Cineworld Cinemas to reopen by 10th July
    After closing its doors on March 20th, UK based exhibitor Cineworld has announced its theatre chain in England will re-open on July 10th.  
  • TV Thread

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    Would you go back to a plasma TV?

    by Andy Bassett
    Would you go back to a plasma TV?
    Although plasma TV technology is long gone, it still has some very passionate advocates. See what TV fans thought of their plasma experiences in the discussion thread. Would you buy one today if the technology was still available?  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Bang & Olufsen announces Beoplay E8 Sport earphones

    by Andy Bassett
    Bang & Olufsen announces Beoplay E8 Sport earphones
    Danish premium audio company Bang & Olufsen has announced its first true wireless luxury sports earphones - the Beoplay E8 Sport.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Qobuz launches Family Plan subscription option

    by Andy Bassett
    Qobuz launches Family Plan subscription option
    Qobuz has announced the launch of a long awaited addition to its subscription offerings - the Family Plan which grants access to the service for up to 6 members of the family under a single account.  
  • TV News

    3

    Philips TV and audio hardware to introduce DTS Play-Fi

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips TV and audio hardware to introduce DTS Play-Fi
    TP Vision has announced plans to introduce the DTS Play-Fi wireless audio protocol to its most recent Android TVs and upcoming soundbars and wireless audio speakers.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Magico M9 flagship speaker announced

    by Andy Bassett
    Magico M9 flagship speaker announced
    With an expected price of £840K, only billionaire audiophiles will be buying the new M9 speaker from ultra-high end speaker firm Magico.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Oscars and BAFTAs 2021 re-scheduled for April

    by Andy Bassett
    Oscars and BAFTAs 2021 re-scheduled for April
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed that the 93rd Academy Awards will move from the originally planned date of 28th February 2021 and will now take place on 25th April 2021.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    BBC iPlayer movies leaving by Tuesday 16th June

    by Andy Bassett
    BBC iPlayer movies leaving by Tuesday 16th June
    The BBC iPlayer has its fair share of decent movies but with only 30 days availability for a lot of them, they’re easy to miss if you’re used to having your watchlist scheduled weeks in advance. Here are the iPlayer movies that you may want to squeeze in right at the top of that list - as they say, ‘use it or lose it’.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation hardware gets native Qobuz Support

    by Andy Bassett
    Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation hardware gets native Qobuz Support
    Naim Audio has introduced an update which will enable native Qobuz support across its Mu-so 2nd Generation family of hardware products.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Bowers & Wilkins headphone discount for Father's Day

    by Andy Bassett
    Bowers & Wilkins headphone discount for Father's Day
    Father’s Day is the 21st June and it’s only right and proper that it should be celebrated in an appropriate way and Bowers & Wilkins have come forward with a tempting alternative to socks - its PI3, PX5 and PX7 headphones at discounted prices.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Sound United negotiate Bowers & Wilkins acquisition

    by Andy Bassett
    Sound United negotiate Bowers & Wilkins acquisition
    UPDATED: Bowers & Wilkins and Sound United have begun early talks to explore a mutually beneficial arrangement.  
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    Large screen outdoor viewing - will a projector work?

    by Andy Bassett
    Large screen outdoor viewing - will a projector work?
    TVs seem more suited to viewing in outdoor conditions and some manufacturers have released models specifically for this situation - Samsung's Terrace springs to mind - but, what would it take for a projector to work outside and just how bright would it need to be?  
  • Gaming News

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    Sony PS5 design and first games finally revealed

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony PS5 design and first games finally revealed
    Dubbed, “The Future of Gaming,” Sony’s pre-recorded online event has showcased a number of games that are in development for its hugely anticipated PS5 console. And it gave the world its first look at the final console hardware.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Sky upgrade to HDR compatible box to cost £50

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky upgrade to HDR compatible box to cost £50
    Although the general consensus is that Sky’s newly introduced HDR service is a nice improvement over image quality on the few programmes that support it, not every Sky Q subscriber can access it. Sky has now announced an upgrade scheme.  
  • TV News

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    Panasonic adds HZ980 OLED TV to 2020 line-up

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic adds HZ980 OLED TV to 2020 line-up
    Back in February when Panasonic launched its 2020 OLED TV range, there was the feeling that something was being held back. Well, that ‘something’ was the HZ980 and it’s now been officially announced.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    What's new on Sky and NOW TV UK for June 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    What's new on Sky and NOW TV UK for June 2020
    Sky has had a busy few weeks with the recent launch of new channels, the introduction of HDR support for owners of newer Sky Q boxes, and the return of footie. Let’s see what they’ve also got coming in the way of new movies and shows for June.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    AMC Cinemas in UK and US set to re-open in July

    by Andy Bassett
    AMC Cinemas in UK and US set to re-open in July
    Following huge losses from the closure of its theatres due to the coronavirus pandemic, AMC Cinemas are set to re-open the majority of its cinemas across the globe in July.  
  • Gaming News

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    Bang & Olufsen teams with Xbox for high-end gaming audio

    by Andy Bassett
    Bang & Olufsen teams with Xbox for high-end gaming audio
    Danish purveyor of high end audio hardware Bang & Olufsen has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a "high-end audio proposition" for Xbox gaming.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Marten unveils Parker series speakers with isolators

    by Andy Bassett
    Marten unveils Parker series speakers with isolators
    Swedish premium loudspeaker company, Marten, has unveiled its Parker series of speakers: the Parker Duo, the Parker Trio, and the Parker Quintet, which all feature isolators made by IsoAcoustics.  

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