AVForums Writers

Editorial content writers at AVForums

Editorial Management

Phil Hinton

Phil Hinton

Phil Hinton has managed the editorial content on AVForums since 2002. With the assistance of AVForums founder Stuart Wright, he established and built the editorial section starting with DVD reviews and news. Over the proceeding years it has grown substantially to include new subject areas such as home cinema, Hi-Fi & tech along with regular podcasts and videos.
As Editor-in-chief, he is responsible for all news stories, articles, reviews, podcasts and videos produced by the site in all the subject areas.

Home Cinema

Mark Hodgkinson

Mark Hodgkinson

Mark Hodgkinson works as the News Editor for AVForums and is responsible for all the news stories relating to home cinema, technology, games and movies.

He also produces reviews and articles for the site, as well as participating in podcasts. As well as being a qualified video calibrator, Mark is also a fully trained chef.

Steve Withers

Steve Withers

A fully qualified video calibrator, Steve Withers has been a contributor to AVForums since 2010, reviewing AV equipment and displays, writing articles and appearing on our podcast.

After university, Steve tried his hand at music journalism before an unexpected but lucrative career as an investment banker. Steve worked in the financial industry for nineteen years, spending ten of them in Asia where he lived in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Steve has been an AV enthusiast for nearly thirty years, happily spending a small fortune on increasingly elaborate home cinema setups. Although he still laments the passing of LaserDisc and plasma.

Hi-Fi

Ed Selley

Ed Selley

Ed Selley has been active in the audio industry since 1999 initially in retail before moving to work for manufacturers. A five year shift at Audio Partnership overseeing technical support, product training and competitor analysis was followed by shorter stints at Yamaha and Opus Technologies.

The fortunate side effect of this chopping and changing was that he was involved in multiple product categories so is equally at home (or at sea depending on your perspective) with conventional two channel audio as he is with streaming and multichannel.

Movies

Cas Harlow

Cas Harlow

Cas has been a prolific reviewer since 2005 and has been writing exclusively for AVForums in that time, covering Games, CDs, DVDs and HD-DVDs and now specialising in Blu-rays and Cinema titles, with supporting Movie Articles as well.

He has written over 1000 reviews and enjoys the sheer diversity of the film world – from quality blockbusters to innovative sci-fi films; powerful indie pieces to underrated foreign work.

Simon Crust

Simon Crust

Simon is a movie reviewer and has been writing for the site since 2005.

Kumari Tilakawardane

Kumari Tilakawardane

Kumari developed an unhealthy obsession with The Godfather at much too young an age.

Realising she was unlikely to forge a career as a gangster, she turned her attention to the fruitful pastime of studying movies.

Sharuna Warner

Sharuna Warner

Having developed a love for Science Fiction and Horror at an early age, thanks to Mulder and Scully, Lt Ripley and Mr Myers, Sharuna was keen to learn what else the fictional world had to offer.

Years later and still obsessed with film, she decided to leave her job and pursue an academic path at university to fulfil and fuel her addiction.

Tech

Greg Hook

Greg Hook

Greg has been part of AVForums since 2001 when he joined looking for AV help and then becoming a moderator not long after.

He has been writing reviews as part of the Tech team since 2012 and will try his hand at reviewing anything from a top of the range Gaming PC to a Home Security systems.

David Phelan

David Phelan

David is an actor and tech writer for many publications including AVForums, Time Out, The Independent, Monocle, The Sunday Times, the Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

He is a freelance journalist who covers tech launches, events and news for AVForums as well as writing tech reviews.

Gaming

Luke Albiges

Luke Albiges

A gaming expert with over 15 years of industry experience (and more than double that with games themselves), Luke has written countless articles about videogames for dozens of major outlets over the years. He'll play bad games so you don't have to... if you can tear him away from the good ones, that is.

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Mar 18, 2014
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