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    AVForums Podcast: 17th February 2020

    by Phil Hinton
    This week we preview the Bristol Hi-Fi Show, review an SVS Subwoofer and discuss the Samsung release news for 8K and 4K TVs in Europe. Plus we ask, what are the best pandemic or apocalypse movies?  
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    BenQ W5700 4K DLP Projector Review

    by Phil Hinton
    BenQ releases a home cinema focussed single-chip 4K DLP projector which promises accurate colours out of the box thanks to factory calibration. So can it really do everything it claims? Let's find out...  
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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Whilst an unexpected but pleasant surprise to have Angelina Jolie's Maleficent back, Mistress of Evil loses a little bit of its dark magic as it muddles a promising premise, although it looks and sounds great in 4K with Atmos.  
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    Joker 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at Joker in all its insane wonder, now on 4K.  
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    LG C9 (OLED77C9) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Steve Withers
    LG’s 77-inch C9 is a featured-packed 4K OLED TV that promises a superior big screen performance at a surprisingly affordable price.  
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    Naim Mu-So Qb 2nd Generation Review

    by Ed Selley
    The smallest member of the Naim family gets the same round of updates as its bigger brother. Is this the most complete wireless speaker under £1,000?  
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    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.  
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    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.  
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    Gemini Man 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Can the technical marvel that is Gemini Man allow you to see past its weaknesses?  
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    The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics Review (Switch)

    by Luke Albiges
    A simple yet solid strategy-RPG based on the Netflix fantasy series of the same name. Good for genre newcomers, but tactical masters may find it a little shallow.  
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    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.  
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    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.  
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    What is Mini LED?

    by Steve Withers
    Mini LED is a display development based on existing LED LCD TVs, but instead of hundreds of LEDs and dimming zones in the backlight behind the panel, there are tens of thousands of small (or mini) LEDs and thousands of local dimming zones.  
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    The Peanut Butter Falcon Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    This superb road movie has Shia LeBeouf on fabulous form in this heartwarming coming of age drama.  
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    Zombie Army 4: Dead War Review (Xbox One)

    by Ian Collen
    The undead rise again because slaughtering Nazi Zombies never goes out of style. The arcade action might be limited but it’s still a whole lot of fun.  
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    Abominable 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The second full collaboration between Dreamworks and the Chinese Pearl Studios after Kung Fu Panda 3 boasts some gorgeous scenes of magical wonder but struggles to bring it all home.  
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    Netflix's Locke & Key Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    More of a Young Adult 'horror' in the vein of Netflix's Lost in Space, rather than Netflix's Haunting of Hill House, this graphic novel adaptation is slick, with some nice ideas, but feels a little watered down and padded out nonetheless.  
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    Amazon's Jexi Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Hardly Spike Jonze's Her, this farcical comedy still manages to elicit some genuine laughs as a socially inept guy gets railroaded by an aggressive phone AI with no filter.  
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    Birds of Prey Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    Birds of Prey is everything every superhero film thus far hasn’t been: it’s fun and colourful and silly and chaotic and, above all, about women.  
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    Parasite Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Snowpiercer's director Bong Joon-ho and star Song Kang-ho reunite for this Award-winning South Korean gem, part uncomfortably tense drama, part black comedy and all one superb con.  
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    Cambridge Audio Edge A Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Cambridge Audio has moved to a lofty new price point with the Edge components but is their distinctive take on an integrated amplifier what the market is crying out for?  
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    Polk Signature E 5.1 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Polk Audio Signature E Series of mid-range speakers look surprisingly subdued for the manufacturer, but include a host of new features and are competitively priced.  
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    Quad Vena II Play Streaming Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Quad has taken its Vena II amplifier and added network functionality to create a product that is old school at the front and cutting edge at the back.  
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    Marantz NR1200 Stereo Receiver Review

    by Ed Selley
    The NR1200 is a stereo amp that does more. A lot more. Is this the perfect piece of affordable two channel or just a little too complex for its own good?  
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    Has OLED reached its peak?

    by Steve Withers
    For over five years OLED has been the display technology of choice for TV enthusiasts but, as video delivery continues to evolve, has it reached the limit of its capabilities?  
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    LG regards HDR10+ as unnecessary

    by Andy Bassett
    It’s long been suspected that unchecked rivalry is the reason why LG and Samsung won't give the time of day to the other’s supported dynamic metadata HDR format. However, in an interview with AVForums, LG draws back the curtain and reveals there may be more to it than just sheer bloody-mindedness.  
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    VIDEO: Philips launch 805, 855 and 865 OLED TVs | Will they guarantee against burn-in?

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Philips picture guru Danny Tack about the new TV models as well as burn-in suppression technology, smooth gradation technology along with Filmmaker mode and why there is no HDMI 2.1  
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    The PX7 is the new flagship of the Bowers & Wilkins headphone range and is keen to take up where the equally accomplished PX left off. Is it up to the job?  
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    Acoustic Energy AE300 5.1 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers
    Acoustic Energy keeps things simple with the new AE300 Series, but the result is an excellent midrange package that not only sounds impressive but is also great fun.  
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    Ruark Audio R5 All-in-One System Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Ruark Audio R5 is a high-end all-in-one system that combines retro styling and a built-in CD player with all the latest wireless features.  
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