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Is it practical to replace a TV with a projector?For everyday use, day in day out, it is wise to use a projector as a direct replacement for a TV or are there too many caveats and restrictions to make it truly practicable? Come and join the discussion.
Feb 23, 2018 at 10:10 AM
Is it OK to buy second hand network switches?Are there any obvious drawbacks in going second-hand when it comes to network switches. Which components can fail/go wrong and what else is there to watch out for? Let us know here.
Feb 23, 2018 at 10:09 AM
Breathe Blu-ray ReviewAndy Serkis delivers a competent and thoughtful directorial debut which, in the vein of The Theory of Everything, looks at the true story of a pioneering polio survivor.
Feb 23, 2018 at 9:44 AM8
Marantz AV8805 4K Ultra HD 13 channel pre-amp announcedThe Marantz AV8805 is a high-end, thirteen channel pre-amplifier with full 4K HDCP 2.2 compatibility, eight AK4490 32-bit stereo DACs across all channels, assignable 15.2 balanced XLR outputs and lots of other bells and whistles.
Feb 22, 2018 at 7:51 AM
C4 HD and All4 Catch-up removed from FreesatIn something of a bolt from the blue for customers, it has been announced that C4 HD and the channel's catch-up player, All4, are to be leaving the Freesat platform with almost immediate effect.
Feb 21, 2018 at 6:23 PM
Is Samsung working on QD-OLED TV?According to reports in Korea, Samsung display has managed to combine the benefits of Quantum Dot and OLED in one tasty sounding TV technology.
Feb 21, 2018 at 1:17 PM
AVForums Podcast: 19th February 2018This 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
Yamaha RX-A3070 9.2 AV Receiver ReviewYamaha's new RX-A3070 flagship AVR looks just like the last two models so is it any different and does it still excel? Let's find out...
Feb 17, 20189
Panasonic expands 4K TV line-up with new LCDs at European ConventionPanasonic 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.
Feb 16, 2018
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, 20188
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
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
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
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, 20188
The Best 4K Blu-rays of 2018The first quarter of any year is always good for big titles arriving on disc and 2018 is no exception, so here are the 4K Blu-rays that are worth picking up between now and the end of March.
Feb 13, 2018
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
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