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    Best Home AV Products 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards

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    Best Hi-Fi Products 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards

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    Best TVs of 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards

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    HBO's Catherine the Great Blu-ray Review

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    Mission launches flagship ZX speaker range

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    Netflix's The Crown Season 3 Review

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    BBC's His Dark Materials Season 1 Review

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    AVForums Podcast: 18th November 2019

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    In this week's edition of the podcast, we cover the world of TV calibration and what a professional calibrator actually does. Should you hire a professional calibrator? What does the calibrator actually do? Why does it cost so much? Is it worthwhile?  
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    BBC's The War of the Worlds Review

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    The Lion King (2019) 4K Blu-ray Review

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    The shot-for-shot remaking of the 1994 Disney animated classic seems a pointless moneymaking exercise and unsurprisingly remains a technically proficient marvel that adds nothing new.  
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    Eureka's The African Queen Blu-ray Review

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    John Huston's all-time classic 1951 adaptation of the C.S. Forrester novel won Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar, perfectly pairing him with Katherine Hepburn for a treacherous trip across wartime waters.  
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    Disney's The Mandalorian Season 1 Review

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    The flagship vehicle for Disney+, The Mandalorian is much more enjoyably Rogue One in tone than anything else recently in the Star Wars universe, which bodes well for this punchy sci-fi western show.  
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    Philips OLED+934 OLED TV Review

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    The second from top 4K OLED+ TV from Philips with a 2.1.2-channel sound system from Bowers & Wilkins, along with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10+, 3-sided Ambilight, Android and built-in Google Assistant. So is it any good?  
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    Hisense O8B (H55O8BUK) 4K OLED TV Review

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    We look at the budget 2019 OLED TV from Hisense, currently only available in 55-inches in the UK. Featuring a 10bit panel with 120Hz refresh rate, support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG HDR formats along with Dolby Atmos audio. So are you getting value for money or do you get what you pay for?  
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    Denon AVR-X3600H 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

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    Samsung Q60R (QE55Q60R) QLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The Q60R is the entry-level QLED TV from Samsung for 2019. This is an edge-lit LCD panel that features the Quantum Processor 4K to give AI-enhanced image processing and HDR10+ and HLG compatibility.  
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    Panasonic GZ950 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The Panasonic GZ950 offers all of the image processing and accuracy of the higher models in the range, but ditches the custom OLED panel of the GZ2000 as well as the speakers from that and soundbar from the GZ1500. So, does it feel like the GZ950 misses out on the sound and brightness, or is this the true dark horse bargain TV set of 2019? Let's find out.  
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    LG C9 (OLED65C9) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    LG's new 65-inch C9 OLED 4K TV boasts all the same features found on last year's models but adds the Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor, HDMI 2.1, Amazon Alexa, AirPlay2 and HomeKit.  
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    Philips 854 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The OLED854 is identical to the OLED804 model apart from the stand and features three-sided Ambilight, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ dynamic metadata systems and the new 3rd Generation P5 image processor, so is this mid-range screen worthy of your interest? Let's find out.  
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    Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED TV Review

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    The Panasonic GZ2000 is a high-end 4K OLED TV with the new HCX PRO Intelligent processor and it supports HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. It also has a soundbar tuned by Technics and support for Dolby Atmos with upward-firing speakers. So does it offer enough quality for the high-end price tag?  
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    Philips 984 (65OLED984) 4K TV Review

    by Steve Withers
    The Philips OLED+ 984 is the company's latest flagship 4K TV that not only boasts Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos, Android and 4-sided Ambilight, but also a custom-built B&W sound system.  
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    Samsung Q85R 4K QLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The Samsung QE55Q85R sits just under the Q90R flagship for 2019 with all the same features available, but fewer dimming zones and a slightly different design to the stand and bezel. Just how different is the performance and value for money when compared with its big brother?  
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    Hisense U7B (H55U7BUK) 4K TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The Hisense U7B is the latest edge-lit 2019 LCD TV from the Chinese manufacturer that is available in 50-, 55-, and 65-inch screen sizes. With the addition of Dolby Vision HDR at a much lower price point, is it enough progress from Hisense in the mid-market level?  
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    Sony AG9/A9G (KD-55AG9) OLED TV Review

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    Sony's latest MASTER Series flagship OLED TV, the AG9 (A9G), promises excellent accuracy to the industry standards with class-leading motion and video processing. Does it deliver?  
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    Panasonic GZ1500 (TX-55GZ1500B) 4K OLED TV Review

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    Samsung Q70R (QE55Q70R) QLED Review

    by Phil Hinton
    It may be second from bottom in the 2019 QLED range, but the Q70R doesn't miss out on all the recent advances including the 4K Quantum Processor, FALD backlight with 50 zones of local dimming and HDR10+.  
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    Sony XG95 (KD-55XG9505) 4K TV Review

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    Samsung Q90R (QE65Q90R) QLED TV Review

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    Samsung's latest flagship 4K LCD TV boasts new ultimate viewing angles to rival OLED screens, plus Quantum AI processing for upscaling video sources along with local dimming and a full FALD panel. So is it the best in class?  
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