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  • Is it Possible to Get a Reasonable Gaming PC For £500?

    With Black Friday and Christmas around the corner, families may well be looking for a PC to satisfy the gaming itch. £500 seems a reasonable budget to be able to compete with the top end consoles currently available but what can you get for the...

    by AVForums, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:13 PM

  • Stan Lee Has Died Aged 95

    The legendary comic book creator has sadly passed away at the age of 95.

    by AVForums, Nov 12, 2018 at 6:45 PM

  • Disney+ Streaming Service: First Details Announced.

    Disney announce the first details of its upcoming streaming service with a release window and fan favourite content front and centre.

    by AVForums, Nov 11, 2018 at 7:47 AM

  • Is Matching Speaker Cable Length Important?

    Is matching cable length for each speaker an urban myth? A sales tactic? An audiophile essential? What about for large multi-speaker home cinema setups - is it important then? Does it even matter when there are now so many wireless speakers...

    by AVForums, Nov 10, 2018 at 7:47 AM

  • Best Movie Twists

    Isn't it great when a plot twist leaves you gasping with its audacious sleight of hand. The trouble now is that audiences are so clued up on narrative tropes that twists are expected or predictable. What movies featured your favourite or most...

    by AVForums, Nov 9, 2018 at 8:55 AM

  • VR Headset: Rift or Vive?

    Are you looking to get into Virtual Reality and hoping to get a headset for Black Friday? Most of the chatter revolves around the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive - so what are the pros and cons of each? See what others have to say here.

    by AVForums, Nov 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

  • Audiophile Quality Network Cables - Does Such a Thing Exist?

    Looking for a network cable to make sure that your network streamer has the best possible connection? Is it worth shelling out for the more expensive cables to ensure the greatest fidelity, or doesn't it matter for a stream of 1s and 0s? See what...

    by AVForums, Nov 6, 2018 at 7:53 AM

  • Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) For Gaming - Worth The Money?

    Looking for a TV to satisfy all your gaming needs and decided on the LCD route? Is it necessary to go for FALD for gaming? Or would a cheaper, edge-lit model do just as good a job? Thoughts here.

    by AVForums, Nov 5, 2018 at 7:17 AM

  • Cheap and Reasonable Home Printer

    Most homes need a printer of sorts but they're not very exciting bits of tech, are they? AVForums member, martimu, is after a new printer that won't cost the earth in running costs and has decent a decent Wi-Fi connection. Can anyone help him out...

    by AVForums, Nov 5, 2018 at 7:17 AM

  • Dedicated Hi-Fi Rack a Good Idea or Not?

    Probably not at the top of most people's shopping list but how important is a decent rack setup for your Hi-Fi separates? Are the damping and isolating properties really worth it? Or does it just look cooler? Check in here to see what fellow...

    by AVForums, Nov 5, 2018 at 7:16 AM

  • Poll: Has Your OLED Suffered Burn In?

    There is a lot of discussion on the forums about screen burn in on OLEDs. In order to get some concrete data, member, GadgetObsessed has put a poll together. How has your experience been?

    by AVForums, Nov 3, 2018 at 8:29 AM

  • October Photo Competition 'Sky': Winner

    Congratulations to JDR82 who won the vote with the entry shown. Thanks to everyone who entered.

    by AVForums, Nov 2, 2018 at 11:06 AM

  • Which TV: Moving from Plasma - OLED or LCD?

    There are still plenty of (perfectly happy) plasma TV owners but what should they be thinking about when it comes time to replace their set. AVForums member, Ifcgazzam, faces this scenario and wants to know - OLED or LCD, which is the next step?...

    by AVForums, Nov 2, 2018 at 10:09 AM

  • Downsizing? How to Replicate a Big Sound .... But Smaller.

    Downsizing? Setting up a small mancave? What AV kit will replicate the quality sound of a big system but (whisper it) quieter and smaller? Post your suggestions here.

    by AVForums, Nov 1, 2018 at 5:02 PM

  • The Xenomorph and The Galactic Hunter

    The Xenomorph and the galactic hunter - 2 classic 80s Sci-Fi movies featuring iconic, cosmic beasties. Which film gets your one and only vote?

    by AVForums, Nov 1, 2018 at 5:02 PM

  • iPad 4 Slowing Down on Some Sites: Time to Upgrade?

    Older iPad starting to slow down? Too old to update to the latest iOS, and modern websites taking ages to load? Seems like you've fallen foul of built-in obsolescence? See what others are saying about it.

    by AVForums, Nov 1, 2018 at 5:01 PM

  • Your Halloween Viewing

    All Hallow's Eve has arrived and it's only right that AVForums members celebrate with a home viewing of their favourite spooky, ghoulish, frightfest of a movie. See what others are lining up for their Halloween Horror Experience.

    by AVForums, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:38 AM

  • LG 8K OLED Coming June 2019

    LG may be playing catch up with Samsung in the 8K stakes but they have now announced that their first 8K OLED will be available in June 2019. Is this something to look forward to or are we still at The Emperor's New Clothes stage? Chime in here.

    by AVForums, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:18 PM

  • Should You Get a 4K Disc Player?

    Is it worth getting a 4K disc payer even if you are not planning on getting (m)any 4K discs? Do players upscale well enough for your Blu-ray library to take on a new lease of life or should your TV be doing an adequate upscaling job anyway? What...

    by AVForums, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:43 AM

  • Best Router For Under £250?

    Is the standard router that came with your broadband package just not cutting it for your home network? What other routers under £250 are worth investigating? Or, perhaps it's time to look at alternative solutions such as a mesh Wi-Fi system....

    by AVForums, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:42 AM

  • Subwoofers: Ported or Sealed?

    Subwoofers - ported or sealed cabinets? Which sounds the best and which annoys the dog the most? What are the pros and cons of each design and what should LFE fans be on the look out for? Pass on your expertise and experience here.

    by AVForums, Oct 27, 2018 at 11:25 AM

  • Why Get a Music Streamer?

    It's easy enough to stream Spotify or Tidal from your smartphone or iPad to your Bluetooth enabled AVR, so why bother with a dedicated music streamer? After all, they're pretty darned expensive. What are the advantages of having a specific...

    by AVForums, Oct 24, 2018 at 7:56 AM

  • Rift 2 Cancelled? Co-Founder Iribe Leaves Oculus

    Reports have surfaced that Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe has left the company amid concerns over the future of the Rift 2. Is this another blow for the VR sector at a time when stability would help improve market conditions for the technology,...

    by AVForums, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:16 AM

  • Standout Moments in Atmos Soundtracks

    What are members' most memorable experiences of a Dolby Atmos soundtrack? A scene that made you look up or duck (and cover)? Let others know in this thread and see whether their choices match up with yours.

    by AVForums, Oct 23, 2018 at 7:32 AM

  • SteamVR Motion Smoothing Beta Available

    Steam is introducing a technology that will step in to avoid dropped frames when playing VR games. This will reduce the resource overhead and make for a smoother VR experience. Take a look at the details in the thread. Does this kind of...

    by AVForums, Oct 23, 2018 at 7:32 AM

  • Which EQ Calibration Tool is Best?

    There are numerous tools and technologies, such as Dirac and Audyssey XT32, that are available to help perfect your audio setup. Which is the best one to use and why? Is this just for the audiophile or can the casual listener benefit too?

    by AVForums, Oct 23, 2018 at 7:32 AM

  • 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

  • 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

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