Notes from the listening rooms

Notes from the listening rooms

Grabbing a LiveWire with both hands

Andrew Everard Wed, 29 Sep 2010, 9:55am

I've been in denial for months now, but I've finally cracked. We've been having Wi-Fi problems at home: with more and more wireless networks showing up every time I use the WiFi Scanner software – last weekend I counted 22 – we've found that ...

First impressions: Sony's PS3 3D Blu-ray upgrade

Andy Kerr Wed, 22 Sep 2010, 5:42pm

Yesterday we reported on Sony's long-awaited 3D upgrade for the PlayStation 3 (v3.50). We experienced a few issues with initial set-up when using our test Sony Bravia TVs, so reckoned we should spend a bit more time testing our upgraded PS3 with ...

Some ear-time with the SoundScience QSB cubes

Andrew Everard Thu, 16 Sep 2010, 7:53am

Following on from my blog-post the other day about what NXT's been up to of late, I caught up with David Archer of SoundScience, the maker of the little QSB speaker system I mentioned there. It's the first system to use NXT's DyadUSB ...

A little closer to Paradise with the UnitiQute

Andrew Everard Tue, 14 Sep 2010, 3:33pm

As promised in the review of the Naim UnitiQute in the November issue, on sale this week, here's how to access the higher-quality AAC stream for Radio Paradise.This online station broadcasts out of Paradise, California, and offers music ...

First impressions of Sky's new 1TB HD set-top box

Andy Kerr Fri, 19 Feb 2010, 11:00am

We'll be bringing you a full review of the new Sky+HD 1TB box in the May 2010 issue of the magazine, on sale from April 7th, but in the meantime – and as I've just upgraded to one at home, replacing an old Thomson box in the process – here are ...

First impressions: Bush's sub-£100 DS-BD01 Blu-ray player

Andy Clough Tue, 9 Dec 2008, 1:18pm

Argos is the first UK retailer to offer a sub-£100 Blu-ray player, with a special offer on its Bush DS-BD01 model which is on sale for £97.86 until the end of today (December 9th).We bought one at the weekend, and have been running it in our test ...

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Humax Freesat HD PVR - first impressions from our test rooms

Clare Newsome Tue, 25 Nov 2008, 5:47pm

 Forget all the blather about the long overdue Guns N' Roses album, the most eagerly awaited item in AV land has been a Freesat HD PVR - the first box that enables you to watch and record free-to-air high-definition TV, without a ...

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