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REVIEW: Range Rover Evoque Meridian 3D in-car audio system

By Andy Kerr | Thu, 28 Jun 2012, 10:14am

Range Rover Evoque Meridian surround sound system £995 5 stars I’ve just spent a few days listening to the new Meridian Surround Sound system in the Range Rover Evoque. It’s a great-sounding system, and represents an exciting new chapter for the ...

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

By 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 ...

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

By 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 ...

Toshiba's 2010 TV, Blu-ray and Freeview HD range in full

By Andy Kerr | Thu, 11 Feb 2010, 6:00pm

An interesting day spent at Toshiba's 2010 product launch. The company's rightly proud of the progress it's made in the last year – it's now the number two player in the UK behind Samsung – but it's equally a little miffed that its biggest sales ...

Up - Blu-ray review

By Andy Kerr | Tue, 9 Feb 2010, 4:40pm

 The first Pixar movies were aimed at kids, but proffered enough wit to keep adult viewers amused, too. The studio’s later films have turned that credo on its head, weaving distinctly grown-up themes – love, relationships, the very meaning ...

It Might Get Loud - Blu-ray review

By Andy Kerr | Fri, 15 Jan 2010, 11:29pm

Rock documentary. Be honest: the next words that entered your head were ‘This is Spinal Tap’, right? Yet, helmed by An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim, It Might Get Loud couldn’t be further removed from Rob Reiner’s majestic spoof. ...

The Hurt Locker - Blu-ray review

By Andy Kerr | Tue, 5 Jan 2010, 3:00pm

 How ironic that amidst all the sound and fury of Hollywood’s high-concept, effects-heavy summer outpourings, Kathryn Bigelow’s comparatively low-budget war movie should deliver some of the most profound thrills we’ve experienced in modern ...

Why car hifi should be taken seriously

By Andy Kerr | Thu, 6 Aug 2009, 2:51pm

How many hours do you spend in your motor each week? It’s small wonder so many cars offer upgraded hi-fi systems these days – and often, the sound on offer is a revelation If you think upgraded car audio is all about sound-off competitions and ...

Is this the end for your CD collection?

By Andy Kerr | Thu, 4 Jun 2009, 5:33pm

Digital music is here to stay - and it's coming of age. With more ways than ever to acquire and listen to your favourite tunes online, does the industry think the writing's on the wall for CDs?After the chaos of the late 1990s and early 2000s, ...

How the internet transformed music

By Andy Kerr | Thu, 4 Jun 2009, 4:50pm

Now that so much music is available online, more people than ever are listening - but piracy is still a threat to the industry, and its performers. So, how can we get our tunes legitimately? Every so often, an event occurs that changes ...