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    8K or not 8K? – that is the question.

    by Steve Withers
    There has been a great deal of controversy recently about what actually constitutes 8K resolution, but is there more to a TV than just the number of pixels?  
  • Home AV Article

    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to love MusicCast

    by AVForums
    Yamaha want to give you 10 reasons why you should consider a MusicCast system in your home cinema or Hi-Fi system.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    30

    Munich High End 2019 Show Report

    by Ed Selley
    The biggest and best Hi-Fi Show in the world rolls around again in a blaze of chrome, telephone number price tags and pork product.  
  • TV Article

    10

    What is TV AI Artificial Intelligence?

    by Steve Withers
    TV manufacturers are all talking about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and are adding it to everything from image processing and sound quality to smart features and viewing recommendations, but what is it?  
  • TV Article

    48

    What is Micro LED?

    by Steve Withers
    There has been a lot of talk recently about Micro LED and how it could change not just picture quality but also the very nature of what constitutes a TV. That sounds exciting, but what is Micro LED?  
  • Movies & TV Article

    871

    Should we keep the TV licence?

    by Andy Bassett
    Broadcasting has changed so much recently that even the BBC has succumbed to the streaming demon. What does this mean for the future of the TV licence?  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    25

    Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2019 - Show Report

    by Ed Selley
    Bristol is now marketed as a Hi-Fi Show but this isn’t to say that there weren’t some interesting new arrivals and impressive sounds.  
  • TV Article

    114

    What is 8K TV? Everything You Need to Know.

    by Steve Withers
    What is 8K Ultra HD, do we really need it, and will we ever get it here in the UK?  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    299

    A Last Helping of Snake Oil - Modern Hi-Fi and the Impact of Accessories

    by Ed Selley
    With the boundaries between Hi-Fi equipment and computers blurring, is this the end of some of the more… distinctive… ends of the business?  
  • Gaming Article

    4

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Games 2018

    by Luke Albiges
    We pick the top 10 games of 2018. There's something for everyone, here.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    55

    30 Movies for 2019

    by Cas Harlow
    It's another bumper year for Disney, with remakes and sequels galore, but also a few choice originals which may be the real gems of 2019.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    42

    Audio Formats - What Does What and What It All Means

    by Ed Selley
    There are more formats, codecs and buzzwords around audio than ever before - we try and hack through the mire to give you the basics.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    74

    The Best Movies of 2018

    by Cas Harlow
    We look back at some of the best releases of 2018  
  • TV Article

    50

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best TVs 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    We pick the top 10 TVs in 2018. There's no such thing as a perfect TV, but we pick the best in certain specific categories.  
  • Tech Article

    11

    Editor's Choice Awards - Best Smartphones 2018

    by David Phelan
    There is a smartphone for everyone, and we pick the best in 2018 for different uses and budgets.  
  • Home AV Article

    10

    Editor's Choice Awards - Best Projectors 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    We round-up the best projectors we have reviewed this year in our Editor's Choice Awards.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    15

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Hi-Fi 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    2018 saw some outstanding products hit the market but this is the gear that really stood out.  
  • Home AV Article

    23

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Home AV 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    AV receivers, surround speakers, subwoofers and disc players are amongst our chosen home AV products of 2018. We round-up the best of the best in our second annual Editor's Choice Awards.  
  • TV Article

    2

    World Cup 2018: Picture Processing Pt 2

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    While the rule of thumb is to switch off unnecessary, fancy sounding video processing options some of the recent TVs merit some gentle experimentation. Read our thoughts on noise reduction and edge enhancement.  
  • Home AV Article

    22

    AVForums Podcast: 16th April 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week we wonder if the world needs another Lord of the Rings franchise, albeit on TV this time. Sony announce OLED pricing, Steve reviews some home cinema speakers and a rather large sub, while Ed ponders life and best buy speakers that cost £2,500. Plus we review Rampage at the cinema and more...  
  • Home AV Article

    15

    AVForums Podcast: 9th April 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week we review the latest laser 4K projector from Sony, JVC announce their first 4K DLP projector, we lament the passing of OPPO and Ed reviews more music streaming services while hung-over. Plus we talk movies and the cinema.  
  • Home AV Article

    19

    AVForums Podcast: 26th March 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week we get a report from Steve about his visit to Madrid to see LG's new TV line-up. We also ask if your home is smart and does it need to be? Plus Cas Harlow joins us for the monthly round-up of the best albums, playlists, vinyl, cinema releases, discs and TV shows.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    339

    So long silver disc – is this the end of CD?

    by Ed Selley
    With US retailers calling time on CD sales, is this the end of one of the most significant audio formats there has ever been?  
  • Home AV Article

    27

    AVForums Podcast: 19th March 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week we discover the new demo facilities at Arcam HQ, Steve reviews a home cinema headset, Ed buys a new TV and wires up an AV receiver and Steve and Phil review Annihilation on Netflix.  
  • Home AV Article

    62

    Arcam Dolby Atmos and Dirac Home Cinema Excellence

    by Steve Withers
    Arcam demo Dolby Atmos and Dirac Live in their new Centre of Cinematic Excellence but with a name like that they had better deliver!  
  • Home AV Article

    25

    AVForums Podcast: 12th March 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week the team are on message with round-ups of the latest TV news from Samsung, LG and Sony. Ed also tells us why CD is probably going to die soon and Mr. Botwright goes to the cinema!!  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    82

    What does 2018 hold for Music Streaming Services?

    by Ed Selley
    Music streaming services have conquered the world but 2018 looks to be a significant year for them and the concept as a whole.  
  • Home AV Article

    27

    AVForums Podcast: 5th March 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week the guys survive the 'Beast from the East' and Storm Emma to talk AV amplifiers, projectors, albums, playlists and vinyl of the month. Plus movie news and the best films, discs and TV shows of the month.  
  • Home AV Article

    19

    AVForums Podcast: 26th February 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week Ed and Steve report back from the Bristol Sound and Vision Show with their thoughts on what they saw and the best demos. Plus we review Mute on Netflix and more...  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    53

    Sound & Vision - The Bristol Show Report 2018

    by Ed Selley
    As has been the case for a few years now, there was rather more sound than vision at Bristol but a considerable amount of interesting product broke cover.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    55

    The best Hi-Res albums to try on your system

    by Ed Selley
    The price of great digital hardware has plummeted in recent years so here is a selection of Hi-Res greatness to play on it.  
  • Home AV Article

    27

    AVForums Podcast: 19th February 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This 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.  
  • TV Article

    38

    Panasonic expands 4K TV line-up with new LCDs at European Convention

    by Steve Withers
    Panasonic used their 100th anniversary European Convention to expand their TV line beyond OLED, adding four new LED LCD ranges with IPS panels and HDR10+ support.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    57

    Preview: Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2018

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The 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.  
  • Home AV Article

    22

    AVForums Podcast: 12th February 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week Steve reports back from the Sony UK Trade Show, Ed gives us his album and playlists of the month, we discuss the Solo trailer and wonder if streaming will soon rule the world.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

    58

    The state of play(back) – two channel audio in 2018

    by Ed Selley
    Two channel audio continues to enjoy a resurgence in its fortunes but are there structural issues on the horizon?  
  • Home AV Article

    19

    AVForums Podcast: 5th February 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week we discuss the expansion of Dolby Atmos on Sky Q, find out about a new short throw laser projector from Epson and look forward to the Bristol Sound Show. Plus we talk movies, discs, cinema releases and the films we're looking forward to in 2018.  
  • TV Article

    15

    Philips talk OLED and LCD TVs, P5 processing and HDR10+

    by Steve Withers
    We speak to Philips's picture guru Danny Tack about the new features on their latest OLED and LCD TVs, talk HDR10+ and take a closer look at their new line-up.  
  • Home AV Article

    61

    AVForums Podcast: 29th January 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    This week Steve reports back from the Philips TV launch in Amsterdam, we discuss the Dolby Vision/HDR10+ debacle and also test out Dolby Cinema in Vegas. We wrap up with a spoiler heavy look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  
  • TV Article

    28

    CES 2018: The End of Show Post Mortem Video

    by Phil Hinton
    We had water leaks, the flu, chest infections and Ed's drinking habits to contend with this year, but we also produced a lot of TV content and saw some nice shiny things, so here are our thoughts of CES 2018.  

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