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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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  • Movies & TV News

    1

    Netflix launches daily top ten rankings

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix will be rolling out a new feature that will let viewers see what the most popular shows and movies are in their country.  
  • TV News

    2

    OLED TV sales exceed one million in Q4 2019

    by Andy Bassett
    The October to December period of 2019 saw global sales of OLED TVs surpass 1 million units for the first time during a quarterly period.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    6

    Bowers & Wilkins CEO leaves amid restructuring

    by Andy Bassett
    There are significant changes taking place at the top of Bowers & Wilkins, one of the UK’s most respected audio firms, as two executives resign and a restructuring expert comes on board.  
  • Gaming News

    15

    Xbox Series X, more specs confirmed

    by Andy Bassett
    Though much is already known specification wise, a few new features have been revealed along with a hint that gamers won't have to wait for HDMI 2.1 on TVs to get the most out of the Xbox Series X.  
  • Movies & TV News

    80

    Disney+ announces discount for European launch

    by Andy Bassett
    Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, launches in many parts of Europe in a month’s time and signing up in advance will get UK customers a discount down to £49.99 for the annual subscription cost.  
  • Movies & TV News

    7

    Disney developing AI based video compression

    by Andy Bassett
    Researchers from Disney Research and the University of California, Irvine have shown that an artificial intelligence based video compression model has the potential to compete against established video codec technology.  
  • TV News

    Vizio announces Disney+ available on SmartCast TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    Vizio has announced the upcoming addition of the Disney+ streaming service to its SmartCast Smart TV platform.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Audio-Technica reveals Kokutan and Asada Zakura headphones

    by Andy Bassett
    Japanese audio manufacturer Audio-Technica has revealed two new additions - the Kokutan and Asada Zakura - to its Wooden headphone series and both will be on show at this weekend’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show.  
  • Movies & TV News

    40

    Sky announces combined Sky Sports and BT Sport packages

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky and BT have entered into an agreement that will place Sky Sports and BT Sports channels together in new subscription packages for the very first time on Sky TV.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    3

    Qobuz drops MP3s and introduces Studio Premier Plan

    by Andy Bassett
    Qobuz will finally drop MP3 support and introduce Studio Premier Plan - a single monthly Hi-Res streaming subscription plan.  
  • TV Thread

    30

    Why don't manufacturers make a TV that has everything?

    by Andy Bassett
    Member shoestring25 wants to know if it's unreasonable to expect TVs to provide all the latest features such as HDR formats and HDMI 2.1. Are we getting closer to that goal with the latest 2020 TVs or is some differentiation important to encourage innovation? Join in the conversation and let us know what you think.  
  • TV News

    16

    Micro LED TV alternative to modular design on the way?

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung may be pushing its micro LED display technology as a modular solution to creating TVs of variable sizes and resolutions but other micro LED manufacturers are pursuing a different approach.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Musical Fidelity announces M8xi integrated amp

    by Andy Bassett
    Described by the company as a Super Integrated amplifier, Musical Fidelity’s newly announced M8xi will be on full show at this year’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show.  
  • Movies & TV News

    65

    Sky announces price rises for UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky’s annual price increases for service provision tends to be revealed around this time of year and true to form the company has announced rises for its broadband and TV packages.  
  • Tech Thread

    16

    Is it too early to buy a 5G phone yet?

    by Andy Bassett
    5G is now starting to roll out in certain areas in the UK so, if you're ready to get a new handset, is now the time to get yourself 5G future proofed or are there too many variables such as connectivity and battery life? Let us know your thoughts in the thread.  
  • TV News

    2

    LG Display OLED panel production below forecasts

    by Andy Bassett
    Despite an upbeat assessment a month ago, LG Display is still not meeting its OLED panel production targets.  
  • Home AV News

    5

    Panasonic launches SC-HTB600 and SC-HTB400 soundbars

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic unveiled two soundbars at the launch event for its 2020 range of TVs - the SC-HTB600 which comes with a wireless subwoofer and the SC-HTB400 which integrates the subwoofer element.  
  • TV News

    56

    Panasonic launches HX940 and HX800 4K LCD TVs for 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic has unveiled its new range of 4K LCD TVs for the coming year which consists of the top end HX940 plus the more affordable HX800.  
  • TV News

    92

    Panasonic HZ2000 and HZ1500 Dolby Atmos Upfiring OLEDs, plus HZ1000 OLED TV launched

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic has unveiled its new range of 4K OLED TVs for the coming year which includes the flagship HZ2000 and HZ1500 models featuring upward firing Dolby Atmos speakers, plus the HZ1000.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Elipson launches 3230 loudspeaker at Bristol Hi-Fi Show

    by Andy Bassett
    French Hi-Fi company Elipson has chosen the Bristol Hi-Fi Show to host the UK launch of the flagship 3230 speaker entry to its Legacy speaker range.  
  • TV News

    7

    Samsung faces lawsuit over quantum dot usage

    by Andy Bassett
    UK nanotechnology company Nanoco Technologies Ltd has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung relating to the South Korean company’s use of quantum dots.  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

    9

    Suggestions for a £3000 budget for a DJ based Hi-Fi system

    by Andy Bassett
    Member Wallaceandsons wants to start DJing at home and has thousands of mostly electronic records. The budget to set up a multi use Hi-Fi system is around three grand and he's asked for suggestions, so help him spend his hard earned here.  
  • Movies & TV News

    345

    BBC licence fee to be scrapped?

    by Andy Bassett
    According to reports, the government has sent out the clearest message yet that the BBC will lose the licence fee and have to find funding from other sources.  
  • TV News

    3

    Mini LED Active Matrix to boost market uptake

    by Andy Bassett
    Mini LED backlighting, which is being championed by TCL on several of its higher end models, has seen manufacturing costs come down and new Active Matrix technology emerge.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    69

    Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2020 - What to expect

    by Andy Bassett
    UPDATED: Recognised as the UK’s largest gathering of its kind, the Bristol Hi-Fi Show is just around the corner and promises new products, showcases and demos in the world of two channel stereo and Hi-Fi audio.  
  • TV News

    125

    Samsung launches Q950TS 8K QLED in Europe

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung’s official European launch of its 2020 flagship 8K QLED also announces the arrival of its expanded range of 8K and 4K QLED TVs and Q Series and S Series lineup of soundbars.  
  • TV News

    2

    LCD panel prices increase after factory shutdowns

    by Andy Bassett
    Putting aside the dreadful human toll of the Covid-19 (corona) virus, the social and economic consequences are starting to become apparent - and the display industry certainly won't escape the knock on effects.  
  • Movies & TV News

    6

    Sky announces original content lineup for 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky has revealed its largest ever commitment to new content and commissions, bolstered by even greater investment in its production facilities.  
  • Movies & TV News

    3

    Samsung and Netflix agree exclusive content deal

    by Andy Bassett
    Users of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones will benefit from a partnership with Netflix which will see tighter integration of the streaming service within the phone and exclusive content created just for Galaxy owners.  
  • Tech News

    44

    Samsung launches Galaxy S20 smartphone range plus Z Flip foldable

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung has launched its 2020 range of smartphones and has left behind its previous naming convention of incremental iterations and moved directly from last year’s Galaxy S10 to the Galaxy S20.  
  • TV News

    7

    Samsung Micro LED The Wall reaches 583-inches

    by Andy Bassett
    Though aimed at professional installation more than home AV enthusiasts this week’s ISE 2020 show still attracts some household names and among them, Samsung will be showing off a range of enterprise oriented displays that are related to its consumer range of TVs.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    2

    Wharfedale introduces flagship Elysian speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    The Elysian 2 and Elysian 4 speakers from renowned UK speaker company Wharfedale are the culmination of three years of R&D and are designed to match their heavenly name.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    1

    Teufel Streaming now supports Spotify Connect

    by Andy Bassett
    Users of third generation Teufel streaming products will find they can now stream music using Spotify via the Teufel Raumfeld App or by logging onto spotify.com to take advantage of the services the free tier offers.  
  • Home AV News

    40

    NAD now shipping T 778 flagship AVR

    by Andy Bassett
    Announced back in September 2019, the anticipated 9-channel T 778 AV receiver from NAD, the respected manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, is now available.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    5

    KEF announces additions to Architectural Range of speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    KEF adds to its recently announced Ci3160REF-THX custom install speakers with new additions to its Architectural Range, including the Ci160RR-THX in-ceiling and Ci130QSfl square and Ci130QRfl round flush-mount speakers.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    2

    Naim Uniti streamers and network players firmware V3.4 update available

    by Andy Bassett
    Naim Audio has released a new firmware update to add Qobuz support to its Uniti range of streaming systems which includes the Atom, Star and Nova, plus its dedicated ND5 XS2, NDX 2 and ND 555 network players.  
  • Movies & TV News

    3

    Premier League considering Netflix-style streaming service overseas

    by Andy Bassett
    Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has strongly hinted that new approaches to broadcasting the beautiful game could be on the cards as he admits a direct to consumer streaming option is being considered for future seasons.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    4

    Chord Electronics announces ULTIMA PRE 2 flagship preamp

    by Andy Bassett
    Chord recently expanded its ULTIMA range to include the ULTIMA 5 and 6 stereo amplifiers, now it’s added a new preamp, the ULTIMA PRE 2, which is tailored to suit the range’s mono power amplifiers.  
  • Movies & TV News

    39

    Is Apple preparing a new TV set top box?

    by Andy Bassett
    Recently released to developers, the beta version of Apple’s next tvOS contains a few clues as to possible plans for a new Apple TV device.  
  • TV News

    28

    LG confirms Dolby Atmos support coming to Apple TV app in 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    It was good news earlier this week for owners of select 2019 models of LG TVs as the company declared a firmware update which would bestow the Apple TV app upon their televisions. However, although Dolby Vision was supported by the app, Dolby Atmos appeared to be MIA.  

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