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Steve May  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Does Samsung's Q80R model represent the sweet spot in its colour-rich, high-brightness QLED lineup this year? asks Steve May
John Archer  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  First Published: May 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung’s flagship 4K flatscreen does things LCD TVs aren’t supposed to do, says John Archer
Mark Craven  |  Nov 01, 2019  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedThis Philips OLED wants to put an end to the notion of mediocre TV audio. Mark Craven reports

Last year, Philips collaborated with Bowers & Wilkins on its OLED903 series, roping in the sound specialist to boost the audio appeal of its 4K display. But it turns out that was merely an aperitif; its new OLED984 is the main course. This time around, B&W has been involved from the very beginning of the project, resulting in a TV that's somewhat different to the rest of the flatscreen market. In a good way.

John Archer  |  Oct 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Standing out in today’s crowded OLED TV market is a tough job. The panels at the heart of almost every OLED TV typically come from the same place, and the extent of improvements brands can deliver year-on-year via processing alone seems to be diminishing. Yet Panasonic's selling point with its 2019 OLED TVs should resonate loud and clear with HCC readers: showing what the director intended...
Steve May  |  Sep 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Dolby Atmos – this mid-ranger will have AV fans drooling, says Steve May

The days of HDR elitism are over. With the advent of the GX800, Panasonic has neutralised the ongoing debate about dynamic HDR standards. It's slashed the price premium usually associated with the technology too; what was once the preserve of high-end enthusiasts is now ready for primetime. Fed up with having to decide between Dolby Vision or HDR10+ when opting for a new TV? This fair-minded flatscreen is happy playing both.

Steve May  |  Aug 09, 2019  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3LG's fine-tuned OLED impresses Steve May – even with an obvious spec-sheet omission

The LG E9 is an exceptional 4K flatscreen. Available in 65in (as tested here) and 55in guises, it's the top-ranked integrated OLED in LG's 2019 lineup, positioned above the C9 and B9. Burdened with glorious functionality, it employs the second-generation Alpha9 intelligent picture processor and offers support for high-frame-rate 4K sources via HDMI 2.1. Inevitably, there's a caveat. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

John Archer  |  Aug 02, 2019  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedSamsung's latest Quantum Dot TV leaves John Archer feeling shaken and stirred

The first new Samsung TV for 2019, the QE65Q90R [see HCC #298], was a stunner. It combined new backlight and viewing angle technology with improved processing, helping to blend the brightness and colour volume traits of LCD with the black level and contrast benefits more usually expected of OLED. But that set is £3,800. The QE65Q85R, a UK/Europe-only model, retains much of the Q90R's skillset but retails for £3,000.

John Archer  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  1 comments
Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support mean Philips puts consumers first with its latest and greatest OLED TV
John Archer  |  Jun 19, 2019  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3LG's OLED division looks set to face unprecedented competition in 2019, with Sony, Philips and Panasonic all introducing expanded ranges with bespoke technological tricks. But if the Korean brand's 65in OLED65C9 auditioned here is anything to go by, those companies will find it hard to end LG's long-term hold of the OLED crown. This flatscreen is an appealing mix of premium performance and user-friendly smarts.
John Archer  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Does Samsung's direct-lit Q8DN TV mark the sweet spot in its 2018 QLED range?
Steve May  |  Jan 25, 2019  |  0 comments
This low-cost 6 Series 4K screen is a feature-stacked budget barnstormer – even the smart platform impresses
John Archer  |  Jan 18, 2019  |  0 comments
LG's B8 is a 4K HDR OLED TV for the masses – but does a less-powerful processor lead to a less impressive picture performance?
John Archer  |  Jan 17, 2019  |  0 comments
The aggressive pricing of TCL's mid-level UHD bigscreen catches our attention, but it's not hard to spot some cut corners...
Steve May  |  Dec 20, 2018  |  0 comments
The AF9 OLED has been hailed (admittedly by Sony) as a landmark TV – as significant a development as the legendary Trinitron. Does it live up to the hype?
John Archer  |  Nov 29, 2018  |  0 comments
If you're already getting bored of your 4K TV, Samsung's 8K-resolution Q900R series is certain to tempt. But does the next-generation performance of this 85in flagship TV justify the price tag?

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