What Hi-Fi? to demo QD-OLED and stunning surround sound at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show

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It just wouldn't be the Bristol Hi-Fi Show without a cutting edge What Hi-Fi? demo, and 2023 is no different.

From Friday 24th Feb through Sunday 26th Feb, we'll be at the Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol serving up a stunning QD-OLED demo, and immersing visitors in 7.2 surround sound. That's in just over a week's time, so get your tickets now.

QD-OLED is the hot new thing in TV tech land but is it all it's cracked up to be and can you really tell the difference in a side-by-side comparison with a 'standard' OLED TV? Find out for yourself as we pit Sony's XR-65A95K QD-OLED against its A80K WOLED sibling.

Floorstanding speakers: Sonus Faber Lumina V

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We'll be using a selection of 4K demo clips to feast your eyes on,  and we'll be supplementing this with a sofa-shaking 4K surround sound demo. You'll get to hear a full-blown 7.2 speaker package based on the five-star Sonus Faber Lumina V (pictured), so it should be something special.

McIntosh MX100 AV processor

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And the electronics? This year's demo will be powered by the Award-winning Panasonic DP-UB820EB 4K Blu-ray player and it will be hooked up to an impressive AV processor/power-amp pairing. McIntosh has kindly provided us with its MX100 (pictured) and MI347 - ideal for getting the best picture and sound possible out of the content we'll be showing.

Be sure to head over to the What Hi-Fi? stand to guarantee your seat at what should be one of the biggest and best demos at the Bristol Show. Head over to our Bristol Hi-Fi Show preview page for a taste of what you can expect from the exhibitors at the show.


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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.