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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.
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?
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?
Steve May  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Panasonic’s ownership of Universal Studios in the 1990s may have been short-lived, but it’s had a lasting impact on the way the brand makes TVs. That strategic purchase of the movie studio led to the creation of its Hollywood Labs R&D operation, and deep ties with creatives, in particular colourists, who have helped fine-tune its displays on a mission to replicate the images seen in professional mastering suites.
John Archer  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Philips' 65OLED903 (also known as OLED+903) sees the brand teaming up with UK sound experts Bowers & Wilkins. The idea is that the latter's sonic knowhow, combined with Philips' picture quality prowess, results in a TV that's a genuine all-rounder, and one that delivers a cinematic experience. The partnership has certainly got off to a good start, with the OLED903 scooping the 'Home Theatre TV' prize in this year's EISA Awards.
John Archer  |  Aug 24, 2018  |  0 comments
A combination of gorgeous designs, a five-strong range targeting different buyers, and impressive picture quality improvements saw LG’s OLED models make huge inroads into the mid-range/premium TV market last year. With LCD/LED technology fighting back in emphatic fashion through direct-lit contenders from Sony and Samsung, however, the pressure is on LG to keep moving OLED forwards.
John Archer  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Samsung probably thought when it unveiled its debut QLED displays last year that they’d take the world by storm. Surely punters wouldn’t be able to resist the unprecedented brightness and colour range delivered by the brand’s new metal-clad Quantum Dots? But things didn’t turn out that way. Instead, rival OLED sets, bolstered by performance tweaks and wider availability, became the year’s ‘must-have’ TV item.
Vincent Teoh  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

No AV enthusiast has ever gone to heaven regretting they bought too big a telly, and TVs don't come much bigger and better than Sony's 100in ZD9. The Bravia ZD9 series was launched in the second half of 2016, and while we've reviewed the 65in model (HCC #267), it's not until now that we've had the chance to put this 100in beast through its paces. At £60,000, it's out of reach for your average punter, but then again, the same can be said about Ferraris. And everyone wants a Ferrari.

Mark Craven  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments
The LG 55SJ850V ticks nearly all the boxes yet costs a mere (in the scheme of things) £1,000. Spend that, and you get a 55in edge-lit 4K LED model, with HDR support including HLG and Dolby Vision, smart tricks including Freeview Play, third-party audio from Harman/Kardon and a neat solution for your living room.
John Archer  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments
Philips’ debut OLED TV, the 55POS901, was a bit of a belter. It combined OLED’s traditional contrast, viewing angle and colour strengths with Philips’ powerful video processing and Ambilight technology to impressive effect. The good news is that by doing things a little differently, the brand’s new 55POS9002 OLED display is even better…

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