John Archer



University of Warwick

University of Cardiff



4K Technology

Home Theater

Video Games


  • Has written for numerous high-profile publications including Forbes and the Sunday Times.
  • Reviewed video games for Amiga Action magazine. 
  • Served as deputy editor of Home Cinema Choice magazine.


John Archer is a former Lifewire writer who focused mainly on television technology. He began his career reviewing video games for Amiga Action magazine and working as a sub-editor for three British audiovisual magazines: What Satellite, What Video, and Home Cinema Choice. After being promoted to deputy editor of Home Cinema Choice, he became a freelance technology writer. 

He has freelanced for more than 20 years, focusing predominantly on TV and projector technology. He has worked regularly for numerous high-profile publications including: Sunday Times, Forbes,, TechRadar, and Home Cinema Choice.


John earned a first-class honours degree in film and literature at the University of Warwick and a post-graduate degree in journalism from the University of Cardiff.

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