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John Archer  |  Jul 04, 2013  |  0 comments

While Bang & Olufsen products are extremely expensive, they’re also generally world-class performers. And the brand’s new BeoVision 11-40 40in TV – starting price £5,250 – continues that high-quality trend.

Adrian Justins  |  Jun 24, 2013  |  0 comments

Of Samsung’s forty new screens unleashed so far for 2013, the UE46F8000 is the flagship 46in model. Bestowed with a raft of new measures designed to deliver the best TV pictures the company has ever mustered from an edge-lit LED screen, it also ups the ante in terms of Smart TV and multimedia interaction.

John Archer  |  May 23, 2013  |  0 comments

Toshiba’s debut TL series back in 2011 hit an instant chord with both us and the buying public by combining a super-slim design with features galore, good pictures and an eye-catching price.

Steve May  |  Apr 26, 2013  |  0 comments

There’s something imperious about the Panasonic DT65. Perhaps it’s the super-thin bezel and jet-black screen, or the aloof high-necked pedestal. Or maybe it just knows it’s smarter than everybody else? Whatever the reason, this is certainly not an austerity flatscreen TV. With an armoury of advanced tech, including voice control and customisable interface, it’s one of the most ambitious models yet seen from the brand. 

Steve May  |  Apr 23, 2013  |  0 comments

The humble television is changing. As if touched up by a troupe of Kubrick monkeys, yesterday’s Full HD TV is now on course for a revolutionary image upgrade to 4K Ultra high-definition, an evolution fuelled by advances in panel production, the development of new compression codec technology and a crying need to inject life into the moribund global TV market. Frankly, we couldn’t be more excited.

John Archer  |  Apr 08, 2013  |  0 comments

According to the current AV buzz, plasma TV technology is on its death bed. Having spent a week with Samsung’s sensational new PS64F8500 plasma TV, though, I can’t help but think that plasma has never felt more alive. 

John Archer  |  Mar 04, 2013  |  0 comments

While some may have had concerns about Philips' TV business, it's safe to say that things appear firmly on track following its deal with TP Vision. Last issue we marvelled at the pictorial delights – at least in 2D mode – of the brand's latest Moth Eye filter TV, the 46PFL9707. And now we find ourselves face to face with the more value-conscious but still pretty spectacular 55PFL6007.

John Archer  |  Jan 23, 2013  |  0 comments

Going back to nature usually means buying a rural homestead with 
a couple of cows and goats, establishing a vegetable patch and donning Hessian underpants. Yet with Philips, taking a cue from nature certainly does not mean abandoning technology. While the brand’s new 46PFL9707 is inspired by a moth, 
it’s about as cutting-edge as TVs get.

Steve May  |  Jan 21, 2013  |  0 comments

Despite the evangelical barking of the movie industry, 3D hasn’t exactly taken off in the home. The technology has improved, but this year has seen high-profile 
3D channels being either shuttered (CanalPlus) or scaled back (DirecTV), with stereoscopy polling low as a reason to buy a new set. 

Adrian Justins  |  Nov 14, 2012  |  0 comments

It’s almost impossible to start a plasma TV review without first mentioning the L word. In other words, the seemingly relentless march of LED into the showrooms and living rooms of the nation. If plasma was only just being invented it probably wouldn’t reach production, but thankfully for discerning AV enthusiasts, Samsung, LG and Panasonic have long-established factories that continue to keep cooking on gas.

Steve May  |  Nov 01, 2012  |  0 comments

If you’ve been harbouring suspicions that Panasonic is reserving its premium TV technology for plasma, then think again. The brand’s new WT50 line of LED screens oozes proprietary refinement. For those in the market for a leading-edge LCD, Panasonic is determined to be on your shortlist. This is, quite simply put, a barnstormer of a TV. 

Adrian Justins  |  Oct 25, 2012  |  0 comments

There’s something a bit ‘last year’ about the style of the TX-L47DT50 – but that’s no bad thing as Panasonic has shrewdly adopted a look that’s proved successful for Samsung in the recent past. In fact, this is one of the best-looking TVs in Panasonic’s 2012 lineup, which has more models than Paris in Fashion Week – and the TX-L47DT50’s picture quality proves that beauty is more than just skin deep...

Steve May  |  Oct 16, 2012  |  0 comments

Televisions are like shoes. They get comfortable real quick. Buyers tend to agonise over which screen size best suits their room, debating endlessly the merits of 42in versus 46in panels, but the simple fact is that in 97.3* per cent of all cases (*actual figure may vary) they buy a telly they’ll conclude is too small within days. 

John Archer  |  Oct 12, 2012  |  0 comments

Toshiba’s 55ZL2 rewrites TV history on not one but two fronts, comes fully-loaded with unprecedented amounts of processing power and looks amazing to boot. In other words, it’s the shape of TVs to come. Yet there are a few bumps along the way...

John Archer  |  Oct 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Despite Panasonic revealing a new-found enthusiasm for LED this year, most serious video enthusiasts will still be carrying a torch for the brand’s new plasma TVs, particularly the flagship VT50 series auditioned here.

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