Avforums Podcast



The avforums podcast brings you the latest tech, movie and gaming news, plus special features, interviews and show reports from the world of audio visual home entertainment


  • Christmas Special: The best Blu-rays, video games, movies, streaming and music of 2021

    15/12/2021 Duração: 01h03min

    This week the entire team are back for our end of year extravaganza! We go over the best 4K Ultra HD discs, home cinema hardware, gaming releases, the best albums of 2021 as well as our home cinema experiences and visits to the actual cinema.

  • The Best TVs of 2021, plus our favourite and memorable reviews of the year

    08/12/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    This week we look at the best TVs of 2021 plus we discuss our favourite and most memorable products of the year. We get Ed's album of the week and Steve's favourite recent 4K disc releases and round-up what we have been watching recently.

  • Streaming Theatrical Releases And The Future Of Cinema

    01/12/2021 Duração: 01h11min

    This week we discuss cinema in a post-pandemic landscape and the new regime of expediting theatrical releases to streaming services. We also talk about the future of cinema, as well as some of the hidden gems which bypassed it altogether and landed direct on streaming. All this plus our top Blu-ray sets of the year AND a podcast exclusive competition.

  • Panasonic JZ2000 Final Thoughts - TV Calibration: Should you? And More...

    24/11/2021 Duração: 01h19min

    This week Phil gives us his final thoughts on the Panasonic JZ2000 OLED TV. We also ask whether you should calibrate your TV now they are so good out of the box. Plus, we round-up the 2021 Editor's Choice Awards for Home AV and Hi-fi with Ed. And Finally, we wrap up on the album and what we have been watching.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 4K Blu-ray Review plus 2021's Sci Fi Renaissance

    17/11/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    This week we discuss the best science fiction from this year from cinema, streaming and disc releases. We also talk about the future of the genre over the next 12 months, as well as Disney's move further away from physical media with its Disney+ IMAX content. PLUS a podcast exclusive competition.

  • Philips OLED806 and OLED+936 TVs, Plus, Home Cinema Hints and Tips and More

    10/11/2021 Duração: 01h25min

    Phil discusses the new Philips OLED806 and OLED+936 OLED TVs which have been sent for review recently, plus we look at hints and tips for your home cinema build and Steve looks at an Ultra Short Throw projector from XGIMI. We also have Ed’s album of the week and round-off with the best 4K discs and what we have been watching.

  • The best foreign language 4K and Blu-ray releases

    03/11/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    We discuss the release of BFI's first 4K disc, The Seventh Seal and, in honour of it, our favourite foreign language releases. We'll also be talking Criterion, BFI and Arrow boxsets and which our favourite world cinema collections are.

  • Anthem AVM 70 Review, EQing Your Home Cinema Sound System and More...

    27/10/2021 Duração: 01h18min

    We get a review of the Anthem AVM 70 AV Processor from Steve, Phil updates us on the TV reviews coming soon and Ed gives us the latest Hi-Fi news. Plus, we discuss room EQ and how to apply this to your dedicated Home Cinema build.

  • Dune review and which is the best decade for horror movies?

    20/10/2021 Duração: 59min

    We review Dune and go head to head as we argue for our favourite decade of horror movies and look at some of your choices too!

  • Sky Glass, Epson Laser Projectors plus Home Cinema Subwoofers and More…

    13/10/2021 Duração: 01h25min

    We discuss the latest AV news including the new Sky Glass TVs and 4K laser projectors announced by Epson; we have a soundbar round-up from Steve looking at Hisense and Denon models, and in our latest discussion on building a dedicated home cinema, we look at subwoofers and their placement in your room.

  • Is it time for the Bond movies to die?

    06/10/2021 Duração: 01h04min

    We discuss the release of the 25th Bond movie, No Time To Die. We also discuss the Bonds we grew up with and whether we think there's still a future for the character. PLUS a podcast exclusive competition.

  • Best Home Cinema Speakers and where to place them and more...

    29/09/2021 Duração: 01h25min

    This week we cover the subject of which speakers you should choose for your dedicated home cinema build and the best placement points for them. Plus, Ed looks at the iFi Zen Stream and Steve looks at the Paradigm Founder 70 LCR speakers, and we give you the album and 4K discs of the week.

  • Best Home Cinema Sources and B&W 805D4 Speaker Review and more...

    22/09/2021 Duração: 01h22min

    This week we cover sources and how you can integrate these into your home cinema system for the best quality film and TV viewing. Plus, Ed gives us a review of the Bowers & Wilkins 805D4 speakers and we cover the best album and 4K disc of the week, plus we discuss what we have been watching recently.

  • Movies Podcast: Star Trek in 4K. Is the new boxset worth it?

    15/09/2021 Duração: 01h04min

    This week we discuss the 4K release of the first four Star Trek movies. We also find out your opinions on the best and worst of the Trek movies. PLUS a podcast exclusive competition.

  • New Philips OLED+ TVs, New JVC Laser 4K Projectors and more...

    08/09/2021 Duração: 01h17min

    This week we report on the new of new OLED+ TVs announced by Philips late last week as well as the new native 4K projector line-up from JVC. Plus, in our continuing series on building your own dedicated home cinema, we look at which projectors you should consider.

  • Is boutique publishing the future of 4K physical media?

    01/09/2021 Duração: 01h06min

    This week we discuss the 4K and Blu-ray publishing labels making cult classics available again. With streaming becoming monolithic, is this the only way we're going to get to see these movies again? We also find out your opinions on the best boutique releases.

  • Best Screens for a Home Cinema, Samsung NEO G9 Gaming Monitor Review and more...

    25/08/2021 Duração: 01h06min

    We discuss building a home cinema and the types of screens best suited to such a set-up, including the best aspect ratios and screen materials. We get an update on the reviews being worked on as well as a quick review of the Samsung NEO G9 Gaming Monitor from Greg. Plus, we have Ed’s album and Steve’s 4K disc choices for this week!

  • Have We Seen the Last of the Action Heroes?

    18/08/2021 Duração: 01h06min

    This week we discuss the greatest action stars of the 80s and 90s, their legacies and the state of the movies they're making now. Is there a future for action heroes in cinema? We also find out your opinions on the best and worst action movies. PLUS a podcast exclusive competition.

  • Panasonic JZ1500 First Thoughts and Building a Home Cinema: The Basics

    11/08/2021 Duração: 01h21s

    This week Phil gives us his initial thoughts on the 65-inch Panasonic JZ1500 OLED TV which has just arrived for review this week. Something AVForums members have been asking for. Plus, we look at the definition of a home cinema and discuss the various routes to building your own dedicated cinema room.

  • Toy Stories - Turning Toys into Blockbuster Movies

    04/08/2021 Duração: 59min

    We discuss the phenomenon of basing movies and TV shows on toys and board games and try and work out if it has ever been a good idea. We also find out your opinions on the best and worst toy-inspired movies. PLUS, we introduce our newest AVF movie reviewer, Mark. AND there will be a podcast exclusive competition.

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