Steve Withers (Twitter, Google+) is a professional calibrator and freelance journalist who regularly contributes to AVForums, reviewing audio and video products, writing articles, appearing on our podcast and presenting numerous videos.
Steve has been writing about audio and video products for nearly ten years and, along with AVForums, he also contributes to Tech Radar, Trusted Reviews, Pocket-lint, Home Cinema Choice, Stuff, and Wired.
Steve is a professional audio and video calibrator who is Level 2 certified with THX, the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and the Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). As such he remains abreast of all AV technology developments and the latest industry standards as we transition into a new era in home video and audio.
The Sony VPL-VW790ES 4K HDR SXRD projector keeps the same laser light source as the previous model, but adds a new X1 processor, and a Dynamic HDR Enhancer. It also drops the price, which is sure to please.
Professional content creators use it in the studio, Philips has TVs with it built-in and it’s one of the most affordable upgrades for getting more out of your TV watching experience - so what exactly is bias lighting and why is everyone talking about it?
The biggest influence on sound quality is the room itself, and while you can physically mitigate the negative aspects with acoustic treatments, a software solution is easier. Lyngdorf's RoomPerfect room correction software claims to do exactly what it says on the tin.
Huawei teams up with French audio specialists Devialet to produce its first Bluetooth speaker the Sound X. But are six tweeters and two woofers in a symmetrical push-push structure enough to stand out from the competition?
The Arcam AVR30 AV receiver finally arrives for review with seven channels of built-in Class G amplification and 9.1.6-channel processing. There's Dolby Atmos, DTS:X IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D decoding, along with eARC, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast. But was it worth the wait?
The JBL BAR 9.1 promises to deliver the complete object-based audio experience thanks to a 5.1.4-channel layout, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, wireless subwoofer, and detachable wireless rear speakers.