What Hi-Fi (UK) - - Feature -

1976 First is­sue of What Hi-fi? launches in Oc­to­ber, cost­ing 35p • Hay­mar­ket also pub­lishes two other hi-fi titles, Hi-fi An­swers (30p) and Pop­u­lar Hi-fi (45p) 1984 First What Hi-fi? Awards • Pop­u­lar Hi-fi re­named as New Hi-fi Sound

1990 New Hi-fi Sound be­comes High Fi­delity, in­cor­po­rat­ing New Hi-fi Sound and Pop­u­lar Hi-fi 1990 Hi-fi An­swers is re­launched as Au­dio­phile with Hi-fi An­swers

1991 Fi­nal is­sue of High Fi­delity; it is merged into What Hi-fi?

1993 CDI (Com­pact Disc In­ter­ac­tive) mag­a­zine is launched in the UK, Ger­many and USA 1994 Au­dio­phile closes and is rolled into What Hi-fi?

1996 Launch of VTV, Hay­mar­ket’s first ded­i­cated home cinema ti­tle 1999 DVD mag­a­zine launched, fo­cused on film and kit re­views

2001 DVD mag rolled into What Hi-fi?, re­launched as What Hi-fi? Sound and Vi­sion, in­cor­po­rat­ing Au­dio­phile, Hi-fi An­swers, High Fi­delity, Which Hi-fi?, VTV, DVD, What CD? and What MP3?

2004 Home Cinema mag­a­zine is launched, a more up­mar­ket AV ti­tle in­cor­po­rat­ing ihome (Home Cinema closes in 2005)

2005 What Hi-fi? Sound and

Vi­sion launches in In­dia, one of five in­ter­na­tional edi­tions (Ukraine, Rus­sia, In­dia, Italy, South Africa) • The Ul­ti­mate Guide to MP3 is pub­lished, one of a se­ries of six pro­duced through­out the year, in­clud­ing Ul­ti­mate Guide to Hi-fi, Ul­ti­mate Guide to HDTV and Ul­ti­mate Guide to Home Cinema 2008 Ma­jor re­launch of the web­site whathifi.com, ex­pands it from a largely fo­rums-based site to one with over 2000 prod­uct re­views, a search­able data­base, news chan­nel, videos and an Awards mi­crosite

2012 Fur­ther ex­pan­sion of whathifi.com with user re­views, plus data­base of 30,000 prod­ucts 2015 Rus­sian lan­guage web­site whathifi.ru is launched

2016 Cel­e­bra­tory 40th an­niver­sary is­sue of What Hi-fi? mag­a­zine is pub­lished • The 33rd version of the What

Hi-fi? Awards will take place in Oc­to­ber, with over 30 cat­e­gories

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