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HiMedia Q10 Pro review

The Q10 Pro brings together Kodi’s excellent media management and HiMedia’s insane format support and 4K image quality in one stylish Android TV box. But is this the best Kodi box to buy? We find out in our HiMedia Q10 Pro review.   HIMEDIA Q10 PRO REVIEW The Q10 Pro brings together Kodi’s excellent media management and HiMedia’s insane format support and 4K image quality in one stylish Android TV box. But is this the best Kodi box to buy? We find [...]

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Nvidia Shield TV (2017)

    EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT (4.0)  SPECS PROS Streaming game options work very well. 4K and HDR media support. Includes a media remote and a controller. Hands-free Google Assistant support will be added in the future. CONS Relatively expensive. Streaming games requires a very fast and reliable network connection. BOTTOM LINE The new Shield TV is basically the same Android TV media streamer-microconsole hybrid as the original, but with a few new tricks. More than a year of software enhancements from Nvidia don’t hurt either. WILL GREENWALD We were tepid on [...]

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Amazon Echo (2017)

Pros Excellent value Easy to set up Expandable range of skills Clean audio and simple voice control Cons Similarly priced speakers offer better sound What is the Amazon Echo (2017)? After launching the first – and most successful – personal assistant smart speaker, a follow-up was always going to prove a tough job for Amazon. Yet, a lower price, neater look and smaller body are all a great start for the 2017 version of the Amazon Echo. The competition is tougher this time, though. The Google Home is [...]

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Apple AirPlay 2 – everything you need to know

AirPlay 2 is Apple’s big move into multi-room, and it’s supported by some big-name brands. But how does it work, and what devices can you use it on? We answer these questions and more… Apple’s 2018 World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is fast approaching (June 4th-8th), but we’re still waiting for a key feature that was announced at last year’s WWDC: AirPlay 2. WWDC 2017 featured a wave of new innovations, but for hi-fi enthusiasts, one of the most important was the company’s [...]

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LG C8 (OLED65C8PLA) Review

     LG C8 (OLED65C8PLA) Review What is the LG C8? The LG C8 is the Korean manufacturer’s latest 4K OLED TV and represents the entry point for its new Alpha 9 Intelligent Processor. As with last year, all the models above the C8 – the E8, G8 and W8 – offer an identical level of picture quality, performance and features; the only differences are related to cosmetics and sound quality. However unlike last year the C8 does differ from the B8, which uses the less sophisticated Alpha 7 processor found in LG’s latest [...]

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