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Samsung HW-Q90R soundbar review: Full sonic immersion
5.0 stars Samsung HW-Q90R soundbar review: Full sonic immersion By Steve Withers

Where this soundbar really wins is with the rear speakers and subwoofer in the box, making for a sublime 7.1.4 surround system that's without equal. Read more

Samsung HW-Q70 soundbar review: Mid-range model gets immersive with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
4.5 stars Samsung HW-Q70 soundbar review: Mid-range model gets immersive with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X By Steve Withers

A soundbar with upfiring speakers designed for use with up to 65in tellies with included separate subwoofer. Big sound is only let down by one HDMI. Read more

Bose Soundbar 700 review: Plenty of smarts but not enough bass
3.5 stars Bose Soundbar 700 review: Plenty of smarts but not enough bass By Steve Withers

This is one good-looking soundbar, but it lacks enough bass, adding a subwoofer makes it extra pricey, and the HDMI arrangement is limited. Read more

Samsung RU7020 LED TV review: Limited budget doesn't mean limited features
4.5 stars Samsung RU7020 LED TV review: Limited budget doesn't mean limited features By Steve Withers

If you're looking for a TV bargain then the entry-level in Samsung's range has a lot of commendable features. Here's what rates and what grates. Read more

Sennheiser Ambeo review: Single-box sonic nirvana
4.5 stars Sennheiser Ambeo review: Single-box sonic nirvana By Steve Withers

This huge single-box soundbar solution sounds like the best in the business, but without true rear channels or a sub is it worth the asking price? Read more

LG Z9 8K OLED TV review: Mind-blowing picture quality
5.0 stars LG Z9 8K OLED TV review: Mind-blowing picture quality By Steve Withers

The largest and most resolute OLED telly that LG makes happens to be an incredible viewing experience. And a pricey one, at £30k for the 88in screen! Read more

LG SL9YG review: The soundbar gets smart
4.0 stars LG SL9YG review: The soundbar gets smart By Steve Withers

This soundbar and subwoofer combo is a fair price, but there aren't as many channels as the competition can offer - is it still worth buying? Read more

Harman Kardon Citation Bar soundbar review: Smart looks, even smarter features
4.0 stars Harman Kardon Citation Bar soundbar review: Smart looks, even smarter features By Steve Withers

The all-in-one soundbar from Samsung-owned Harman Kardon does a good job, but there's no separate sub included in the kit - unless you pay more. Read more

Hisense O8B 4K TV review: Making OLED more affordable
4.0 stars Hisense O8B 4K TV review: Making OLED more affordable By Steve Withers

Looking for an OLED without the massive price? Hisense undercuts its near LG competition, but does it have all the features to make it worth it? Read more

Samsung Q70R 4K HDR TV review: QLED without the premium
4.5 stars Samsung Q70R 4K HDR TV review: QLED without the premium By Steve Withers

The sub-flagship QLED set from Samsung delivers brightness and colour aplenty, with a great price point as the backlight isn't the best in this range. Read more

LG OLED C9 TV review: Intelligent evolution
4.5 stars LG OLED C9 TV review: Intelligent evolution By Steve Withers

The 2019 LG OLED TV with the best balance of price point to features. Read more

Wharfedale Vista 200S soundbar review: Impressive performer offers exceptional value
4.5 stars Wharfedale Vista 200S soundbar review: Impressive performer offers exceptional value By Steve Withers

Looking for a simple yet cost effective soundbar solution? This 2.1-channel Wharfedale, which includes an active wireless subwoofer, is a great option Read more

Polk Command Bar review: Outstanding value and great sound to boot
5.0 stars Polk Command Bar review: Outstanding value and great sound to boot By Steve Withers

A 2.1 system with separate subwoofer included for under £230? Sounds like a bargain. It is - but it's even better thanks to Amazon Alexa built in! Read more

Samsung Q90R 4K TV review: The complete QLED package
5.0 stars Samsung Q90R 4K TV review: The complete QLED package By Steve Withers

The HDR superstar, this top-end Samsung 4K TV for 2019 has ultra brightness, extra wide viewing angles, and more voice control than before. Read more

Panasonic DP-UB9000 review: King of the Blu-ray players
4.5 stars Panasonic DP-UB9000 review: King of the Blu-ray players By Steve Withers

With Oppo ditching Blu-ray players, the Panasonic UB9000 is the perfect high-end model. It's expensive but its picture and audio quality are flawless. Read more

Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 soundbar review: Two-channel virtuosity
4.0 stars Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 soundbar review: Two-channel virtuosity By Steve Withers

The two-channel compact soundbar from Yamaha has audio prestige, but lacks some inputs and Dolby Atmos support for this outing. Read more

Samsung Q900 8K review: The best HDR TV we've ever seen
5.0 stars Samsung Q900 8K review: The best HDR TV we've ever seen By Steve Withers

Yep, it's an 8K TV. Although there's no 8K content yet, this Samsung's upscaling and ultra-bright HDR image quality is amazing. If you can afford one. Read more

Sony HT-ZF9 soundbar review: Puts the vertical in surround
4.0 stars Sony HT-ZF9 soundbar review: Puts the vertical in surround By Steve Withers

The Sony ZF9 uses psychoacoustics to generate a virtual 7.1.2 surround from a compact 3.1 channel soundbar. Does it deliver on its promise? Read more

LG SK10Y soundbar review: Big bar, big sound
4.0 stars LG SK10Y soundbar review: Big bar, big sound By Steve Withers

The 5.1.2 surround sound setup out of the box (sub included) delivers a serious wall of sound. Add SK8Y pack for 7.1.2 setup and it's more impressive. Read more

Samsung HW-N950 soundbar review: Surround sound sensation, no separates required
5.0 stars Samsung HW-N950 soundbar review: Surround sound sensation, no separates required By Steve Withers

Genuine 7.1.4 surround sound soundbar setup with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Samsung's four-piece setup doesn't require an AVR and it's superb, but pricey. Read more

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar review: Big, bold and beautiful
4.0 stars Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar review: Big, bold and beautiful By Steve Withers

Good-looking soundbar delivers a wide and clear soundstage, but lacks low-end bass. But it can be configured within a 5.1 setup for even bigger sound. Read more

Samsung NU8000 TV review: A solid mid-ranger for under £1000
4.0 stars Samsung NU8000 TV review: A solid mid-ranger for under £1000 By Steve Withers

The NU8000 is an LED-backlit LCD 4K TV capable of HDR (high dynamic range) and costs under £1000 in its 55-inch variant. Is it the best TV to buy? Read more

Panasonic FZ802 OLED TV review: A new standard for accuracy
5.0 stars Panasonic FZ802 OLED TV review: A new standard for accuracy By Steve Withers

Looking for a Hollywood grade OLED TV? The Panasonic FZ800 (it's FZ802 in the UK) is the best you can get for the price, despite the LG C8's pressure. Read more

LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning
5.0 stars LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning By Steve Withers

LG’s latest OLED is a case of evolution rather than revolution but, by fine-tuning the performance, the company delivers its best picture quality Read more