AVForums Podcast: 19th February 2018
by Phil HintonThis week Steve gives us the full run-down of what happened at the Panasonic European Convention including the TVs and AV gear that was announced. Ed wonders what is in store for HiFi in the year ahead, we review Black Panther & The Shape of Water at the cinema and discuss our favourite disaster movies.
Feb 19, 2018 at 7:17 AM
Optoma announce £1599 UHD40 4K HDR Compatible ProjectorOptoma becomes the latest manufacturer to release an Ultra HD HDR compatible projector based on a Texas Instruments DLP chip for around the £1500 mark.
Feb 20, 2018 at 8:43 AM
Pro-Ject Debut III S Audiophile turntable takes a bowPro-Ject's latest turntable is the first in the Debut range to feature the new S-shape tonearm while there are a variety of other aesthetic and performance-driven improvements.
Feb 20, 2018 at 8:42 AM
Klipsch Forte III speakers now available in the UKThe third generation of Klipsch's Forte loudspeakers have launched for the UK market with plenty of upgrades inside the cabinets.
Feb 20, 2018 at 8:41 AM
The Shape of Water ReviewThe Shape of Water is Guillermo del Toro's latest fairytale, which effortlessly blends Beauty and the Beast and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in a magical tale of forbidden love.
Feb 14, 2018 at 11:14 PM8
Panasonic announces DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray PlayerPanasonic surprised attendees at their 2018 European Convention by announcing the high-end DP-UB9000 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support.
Feb 14, 2018 at 9:01 PM
Denon announce AVC-X8500H Pure AV AmplifierDenon is back with its first 'pure' AV amplifier in nine years with the AVC-X8500H boasting 13 channels of built-in amplification for up to a 7.2.6 configuration for immersive audio.
Feb 14, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Preview: Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2018The Bristol Sound and Vision Show has entered its 4th decade and this year's event will see around 200 exhibitors in attendance to showcase the latest in Hi-Fi and Home AV.
Feb 14, 2018 at 7:49 AM
Black Panther ReviewCulturally significant, Black Panther is also a decent origin story, revitalising tried-and-tested plot beats with its strikingly unusual setting and fabulously realised characters.
Feb 14, 2018 at 7:44 AM8
Samsung to launch Micro LED TVs using Chinese LEDsSamsung has undertaken a three year, exclusive deal with a Chinese LED manufacturer to provide the Micro LEDs necessary to commercialise the Korean company's next-gen TV roll-out.
Feb 12, 2018
The state of play(back) – two channel audio in 2018Two channel audio continues to enjoy a resurgence in its fortunes but are there structural issues on the horizon?
Feb 10, 2018
Audiolab M-DAC Mini ReviewAs one of the most capable affordable DAC manufacturers, Audiolab has turned their attention to portable audio with the M-DAC Mini.
Feb 9, 20189
Sony's 2018 AV line-up boasts Dolby Atmos and VisionSony's new AV line-up for 2018 includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray player that supports Dolby Vision and soundbars and AV receives that support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
Feb 7, 2018
Sony launch 2018 OLED and LCD TV line-up for UKSony held a UK press launch for their 2018 OLED and LCD TV line-up and whilst the new models look good the big question is what happened with the Dolby Vision firmware update?
Feb 7, 2018
The 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2018It's shaping up to be another blockbuster year at the cinema with sequels, reboots, remakes, adaptations and comic book movies galore. So here's our choice for the most anticipated films of 2018.
Feb 6, 2018
The Cloverfield Paradox ReviewCloverfield came out of nowhere and it's sequel was also kept under wraps but this latest entry pulls the biggest surprise of all as it's available on Netflix from today.
Feb 5, 20185
Altered Carbon Season 1 ReviewNetflix's latest glossy big budget original series is a superbly faithful interpretation of Richard Morgan's remorselessly brutal cyberpunk future noir tale.
Feb 4, 20189
Blade Runner 2049 Ultra HD Blu-ray ReviewAchieving the impossible, Denis Villeneuve's majestic Blade Runner 2049 is one of the greatest sequels of all time, and one of the best 4K releases to boot.
Feb 3, 201810
Monitor Audio Silver 500 Surround Speaker Package ReviewMonitor Audio has a strong reputation in AV speakers and the new Silver range looks like it has considerable promise. So does it deliver?
Feb 2, 20188