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  • Movies & TV News

    10

    Amazon Prime boosts Premier League coverage to three quarters of domestic fans

    by Andy Bassett
    Amazon Prime’s foray into live Premier League football action extended the coverage of EPL games to almost 75-percent of domestic fans.  
  • Movies & TV News

    12

    Netflix UK free trials come to an end

    by Andy Bassett
    If you fancied trying Netflix’s longstanding 30-day free trial period before committing to the service, it looks like time’s up on the option if you’re from the UK.  
  • TV News

    9

    Sony update brings AirPlay 2 and Dolby Atmos support to select TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    Earlier this year, Sony announced their plans to bring AirPlay 2 and Homekit functionality along with Dolby Atmos support to their recent mid-range and high-end TVs. Now a major Android Pie (9) update has arrived that also includes these promised features.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Cleer FLOW II headphones get Google Assistant

    by Andy Bassett
    Cleer Audio updates its original FLOW headphone with Google Assistant compatibility and presents the FLOW II.  
  • Home AV News

    4

    Denon introduces DHT-S216 All-in-One soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon reveals the DHT-S216, its first All-in-One soundbar featuring DTS Virtual:X  
  • Hi-Fi News

    16

    Audio legend Ken Ishiwata passes

    by Andy Bassett
    Having recently moved on from Marantz, audio legend Ken Ishiwata dies unexpectedly.  
  • Movies & TV News

    2

    Sky Elstree Studio investment to underpin European productions

    by Andy Bassett
    The famous Elstree Studio site is to be redeveloped by Sky to create a major production hub for the UK and European creative industries.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    6

    Wilson Audio's £330K Chronosonic XVX speakers ready to ship

    by Andy Bassett
    Compared to Wilson Audio's £700K WAMM Master Chronosonic speakers, the ready-to-ship-in-the-UK Chronosonic XVX speakers are a steal at £330K.  
  • Movies & TV News

    Netflix gains foothold in 300M global pay-TV households

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix might be facing challenges from new rivals but it still has a major advantage in the number of consumers it already reaches.  
  • TV News

    Samsung Quantum Dot developments could herald new panels

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung has announced an improved technique in the production of Quantum Dots which could see QLED panels used for commercial purposes.  
  • Deals News

    Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals and Offers from Amazon

    by Andy Bassett
    Looking for a deal this Black Friday? Visit our online guide to a range of offers currently available - from Home AV to smartphones and cameras to kitchenware - so you don't miss out.  
  • TV News

    1

    TV imports from China to US now impacted by tariffs

    by Andy Bassett
    Even as current negotiations attempt to break the US-China Trade war, a new report demonstrates the impact the situation is having on TVs coming into the States.  
  • TV News

    1

    New LG Electronics CEO is OLED mastermind

    by Andy Bassett
    There’s a change at the top of LG Electronics and the good news is that the incoming CEO likes his TVs.  
  • Movies & TV News

    2

    Starzplay video streaming app launched in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    US premium cable and satellite television network, Starz has launched its streaming app, Starzplay, in 5 countries, including the UK.  
  • Movies & TV News

    3

    Amazon Prime's Premier League matches to be shown on Virgin Media

    by Andy Bassett
    Virgin Media has now confirmed that it will be showing Prime Video’s coverage of the Premier League mid week fixtures on 3-5th Dec and Boxing Day.  
  • TV News

    2

    8K TV sales fall after LG and Samsung sabre rattling

    by Andy Bassett
    Did LG and Samsung take their marketing too far? Attacks on each other’s 8K TV technologies have been followed by a fall in sales.  
  • Movies & TV News

    1

    Netflix steps in to save iconic Paris Theatre in New York

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix steps in to save the historic New York Paris Theatre in a move that will please film buffs and circumvent screening issues with larger cinema chains.  
  • Home AV News

    1

    Lemus launches HOME Piano soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Danish tech company Lemus designs audio products that have both form and function - their newly launched HOME Piano soundbar will fit in with your home decor and features a complete integrated audio solution.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    10

    Dolby Atmos used for first time in live music performances

    by Andy Bassett
    Dolby has launched a campaign to promote Dolby Atmos Music which was used for the very first time in live performances at the American Music Awards.  
  • Home AV News

    59

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK 2019: Deals and Bargains

    by Andy Bassett
    Black Friday 2019 falls on the 29th November and Cyber Monday follows on the 02nd December but there will be deals all week as the retailers vie for your hard-earned cash. We're bringing together the best deals we've come across in Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, Tech, Gaming and Movies.  
  • Tech Thread

    52

    Recommendations for smart bulbs needed

    by Andy Bassett
    AVForums member, low-def, is looking to get started with some Smart Home technology in the Black Friday Sales and wants to know what he needs to get up and running with the latest smart bulbs. Can you help him?  
  • Gaming Thread

    22

    Older vs newer video games - which do you prefer?

    by Andy Bassett
    The latest AAA games have huge budgets, incredible visuals and are often geared towards multiplayer options. Filtered through some whimsical nostalgia, are the older, simpler, more story orientated games of yore really any better? Why not join in the discussion.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    NOW TV Boost adds Full HD and 5.1 audio

    by Andy Bassett
    It’s long been an affordable way to tap into the newest TV shows and movies shown on Sky but that affordability came at the cost of reduced picture quality. That situation is now no longer the case.  
  • TV News

    4

    Hisense Roku TV gets Black Friday launch in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Available in time for Black Friday and the ensuing Festive period, Hisense will release its Roku powered TV models in 43”, 50”, 55” and 65” screen sizes.  
  • Movies & TV News

    14

    Netflix now using HDR for all its movie productions

    by Andy Bassett
    Although Netflix’s recent output often uses Dolby Vision for an improved viewing experience, it appears now that movies featuring HDR will be standard practice for the company’s in-house film productions.  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    How much longer will Blu-ray last?

    by Andy Bassett
    The newest Video On Demand streaming services have started arriving with their carefully curated libraries of content available at the click of a button. Is this now a killer blow for Blu-ray and DVD? Let us know what you think in the thread.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Amazon Music free tier now available on mobile platforms

    by Andy Bassett
    Up until now, Amazon Music’s free service has only been available if you are listening on an Echo smart speaker, now Amazon has opened up this tier to third party mobile platforms.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    McIntosh adds C53 and C2700 to its Roon Tested products

    by Andy Bassett
    More DAC-equipped McIntosh devices have been tested and profiled by Roon for optimum playback.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    8

    Mission launches flagship ZX speaker range

    by Andy Bassett
    Mission has introduced the ZX flagship series of speakers designed to sit above their LX and QX ranges.  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

    20

    Are expensive headphones worth it?

    by Andy Bassett
    As with most Hi-Fi products, headphones/earphones range in price from budget to astronomical. So, as you move through the pricing curve what benefits might the extra outlay actually provide? Please add your headphone musings to the thread.  
  • Home AV News

    Samsung applies for Q-Symphony trademark for TVs and soundbars

    by Andy Bassett
    Q-Symphony is the latest description Samsung has requested a trademark for and it appears to be linked to soundbars and TV audio.  
  • Home AV Thread

    41

    Why does the cost of native 4K projectors remain high?

    by Andy Bassett
    Member jeddati would like to move from DLP/pixel shifting 4K to a native 4K projector but wonders why prices have not come down in this sector yet. Can anyone offer some insight as to why costs remain prohibitively high?  
  • TV Thread

    12

    Are OLED TVs a good choice for football fans?

    by Andy Bassett
    Live football often features fast motion, extreme lighting dynamics and large swathes of colour. Avid sports fan and AVForums member rooster would like to know just how well OLED TVs deal with these types of image conditions. Why not pop over to the forums if you can offer advice?  
  • Hi-Fi News

    1

    McIntosh releases DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit

    by Andy Bassett
    Taking advantage of new advances in digital audio can be tricky if your hardware is stuck in a technological rut but McIntosh may have the answer, for at least some of their products, with the arrival of the DA2 Digital Audio Module.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Sky TV offers cheaper Sky Q box with updated features

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky now offers a cheaper Sky Q set-top box with updated features but reduced storage.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Fyne Audio unveils its first home install loudspeaker line up

    by Andy Bassett
    Fyne Audio is ready to launch its FA300iC and FA500iC home install loudspeaker ranges, consisting of 5 separate models.  
  • Movies & TV News

    28

    Disney+ hits 10 million subscribers after first 24 hours

    by Andy Bassett
    After the launch of its new Disney+ TV streaming service, Disney wasted no time in announcing that it had amassed 10 million subscribers, exceeding analysts predictions.  
  • TV News

    9

    Sharp unveils 30-inch rollable OLED TV

    by Andy Bassett
    With the LG Signature Series OLED R rollable TV still not out in the consumer market yet, Sharp has revealed it has been developing its own version with broadcaster NHK.  
  • Home AV News

    6

    ATC launches C1 Sub Mk2 active subwoofer

    by Andy Bassett
    ATC updates their original C1 subwoofer to a new Mk2 version, keeping what works and improving on it.  
  • Movies & TV News

    19

    Disney+ unveils Maclunkey cut of Star Wars: A New Hope

    by Andy Bassett
    Disney+ subscribers will get to see a brand new version of Star Wars: A New Hope, which sees the Han and Greedo cantina shootout titivated one more time.  

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