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Panasonic TX-L32V10 television
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Panasonic TX-L32V10 television

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Making LCD TVs with built-in Freesat satellite TV tuners used to be the sole reserve of Panasonic. But since it's exclusivity deal with the satellite broadcaster ended earlier this year, the Japanese brand has found itself sandwiched between LG, which... >>

Sharp Aquos LC32LE600E television
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Sharp Aquos LC32LE600E television

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Sharp's latest 32-inch LCD TV is an attempt to bring the latest flatscreen tech to the masses, but this bare bones approach won't suit everyone. Because aside from its use of LED backlighting - a genuinely new development in the marketplace at this low... >>

Epson EH-TW2900 projector
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Epson EH-TW2900 projector

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With the birth of Blu-ray comes the re-birth of home cinema projectors, but until now affordable Full HD 1080p models have been very expensive. Leading the charge in the circa-£1000 market comes Epson with its feature-rich TW2900, a no-nonsense projector... >>

Sky Player on Xbox 360
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Sky Player on Xbox 360

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Video-on-demand (VOD) is all the rage in TV and games. The BBC’s Project Canvas should initiate open platform set-top boxes in 2010 with elements of IPTV and video on demand streaming services. Sky needs a plan.Similarly, Xbox bosses desperately need... >>

LG 32SL8000 television
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LG 32SL8000 television

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Do TVs need Bluetooth? LG thinks so, and has packed its latest LCD TV with this aging wireless tech. Activate Bluetooth via the onscreen menus and it’s then possible to pair the TV with either a set of wireless headphones, or a mobile phone. The latter... >>

Toshiba Regza 55SV685DB television
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Toshiba Regza 55SV685DB television

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A brand usually found in the lower echelons of the flatscreen TV market, Toshiba is making a bid for the big time with this huge LED screen. The trouble is, the 55SV685DB's very large price heaps on the pressure; is it much better than a 50-inch plasma,... >>

Samsung LE46B750 television
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Samsung LE46B750 television

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It may be concentrating its marketing budget on a brand new range of LED-packed Luxia screens, but Samsung still has time to give ageing LCD TV tech a quite brilliant makeover. Added to a Full HD 1080p resolution, a 200Hz mode is the icing on a TV that... >>

HANNspree ST251 television
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HANNspree ST251 television

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Firmly in the budget sector, HANNspree’s latest LCD TV is the only Full HD 1080p-compatible 25-inch TV around. Indeed, it’s the only 25-incher we’ve ever clapped eyes on, and at just £250, the ST251 could be something of a bargain if you’re after... >>

Philips 32PFL7404 television
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Philips 32PFL7404 television

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High-end sets from the Philips stable have impressed of late, but this 7000 Series 32-incher sees a few shortcuts made to bring it in at under £700. Shortcuts, yes, but a lot of the tech that makes other Philips TVs such a success remains on the 32PFL7404.... >>

Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray player
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Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray player

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There’s been a lot of rubbish talked about Blu-ray’s slow growth. Probably as a reaction to the hyperbole from the format’s promoters, its success has been downplayed; the truth is, Blu-ray is more than grazing our interest in the UK. It’s arguably... >>

Cello C3298FR television
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Cello C3298FR television

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Most Freeview "PVR" TVs that can record - still a relatively rare occurrence - do so to built-in hard disks and use a single digital TV tuner. This 32-incher takes things much further by offering not only two SD card slots, but also two tuners, making... >>

Epson EH-TW5800 projector
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Epson EH-TW5800 projector

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After a few years concentrating on the entry-level end of the market, Epson continues its foray into the high-end home cinema domain with the EH-TW5800. It doesn’t mess about. As well as looking every bit a serious workhorse piece of kit, with its no... >>

Philips 56PFL9954H Cinema 21:9 television
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Philips 56PFL9954H Cinema 21:9 television

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Welcome to the wonderful world of CinemaScope TV. With a good 50% of Blu-ray discs containing movies in CinemaScope 2.39:1 aspect, high-def fans still have to put up with black bars above and below the action. Until now, that is. Philips' Cinema 21:9... >>

LG 37LH7000 television
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LG 37LH7000 television

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Dressed in black with a red tint to its undercarriage, this is LG’s successful follow-up to the popular Scarlet series of LCD TVs from last year. Gone is the red-clad back that made those screens so distinctive, but in its place is a host of new features... >>

LG 50PS7000 television
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LG 50PS7000 television

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We may be in the midst of the long-awaited "digital" switchover, but the word itself is quickly ceasing to mean much in the world of video and high definition. This 50-inch plasma from LG has a Freeview TV tuner inside for fetching digital TV pics, of... >>

Philips Ambilight 32PFL9604 television
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Philips Ambilight 32PFL9604 television

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Occasionally we come across a TV that can take days to review properly, and the feature-packed Philips 32PFL9604 is certainly one of them. A diminutive 32-inch size, this aluminium-framed LCD TV is also one of the most tempting - not because of its unusual... >>

Toshiba Camileo H20 camcorder
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Toshiba Camileo H20 camcorder

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Costing just £180, could this Full HD shooter from Toshiba prove the perfect bridge between throwaway handhelds that sell on specs (and little else) and professional HD camcorders? Almost. With so many pocket-sized shooters available that claim to offer... >>

Panasonic DMP-B15 portable Blu-ray player
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Panasonic DMP-B15 portable Blu-ray player

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How many times have you bought a Blu-ray movie, got chatting about it with friends and agreed to lend it or bring it over - only to have to cancel plans because no one else you know has a Blu-ray player? With a lot of us now buying-up Blu-ray bargains,... >>

Toshiba Camileo S10 camcorder
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Toshiba Camileo S10 camcorder

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Forget that the all-conquering iPhone can’t do video; aside from Samsung’s i8910 HD phone (which offers 720p HD recording), does any mobile phone offer movie making options above novelty quality? Step forward this pocket-sized HD shooter from Toshiba,... >>

Optoma ThemeScene HD82 projector
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Optoma ThemeScene HD82 projector

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Now for some years DLP technology - which is what the HD82 uses - has been considered more cinematic and colourful. LCD projectors have caught up considerably, and to some eyes, crucially, because there’s always been one reason why DLP will never appeal... >>

Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 television
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Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 television

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Internet TV is here, but is it worth upgrading to? Panasonic and Samsung have already redefined what a HDTV can do with a broadband connection, and their VieraCast and Internet@TV platforms, respectively, are now joined by Sony’s effort: AppliCast.... >>

Canon XEED WUX10 projector
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Canon XEED WUX10 projector

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As anyone who’s ever sneaked one out of work to bring home for the weekend will know, most projectors just can’t handle movies. Designed to be hooked-up to a laptop, these ultra-bright, basic resolution and often 4:3 shape beamers disappoint; when... >>

Sony KDL-37S5500 television
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Sony KDL-37S5500 television

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Available for around £650 online, Sony’s latest 37-inch LCD TV is part of its brand new line-up of Bravias for 2009. So why does it look like last year’s tech? LCD TV technology has moved on from 2008, when blur, poor contrast and limited viewing... >>

Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray player
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Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray player

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This is Blu-ray on a budget, but Samsung’s latest is anything but basic. Already spotted for as little as £140 online, the BD-P1600 is the successor to the brand’s popular BD-P1500. And it’s a worthy successor, adding some nice extra features at... >>

Marmitek Connect410 HDMI switcher
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Marmitek Connect410 HDMI switcher

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Do you suffer from input envy? So prevalent is the high definition-capable HDMI cable that even if your home entertainment setup isn’t suffering from a lack of HDMI inputs, it soon will be. You might find there are not enough HDMI ins and outs on your... >>

Sharp LC-46DH77E television
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Sharp LC-46DH77E television

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A wind-up radio is eco-friendly. So is a solar-powered charger for a phone. But how about a 46-inch LCD TV that uses a smidgen less electricity than the others, but lights-up your entire living room regardless? Err, no way! In our opinion it’s trite... >>

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 projector
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Sanyo PLV-Z3000 projector

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One of the main reasons that home cinema projection hasn’t really caught on in the UK is because of the products’ huge size. Sanyo’s latest PLV-Z3000 doesn’t solve that problem - it’s big and it’s ugly - but you do at least get plenty of high-definition... >>

Samsung LE40B650 television
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Samsung LE40B650 television

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The UK’s most popular brand of flat telly looks set to carry on its success if this entry-level LCD TV is anything to go by. The LE40B650 is so good it’s tempting to suggest that the makers of plasma TVs and even new-fangled LED LCD TVs (of which... >>

Panasonic TX-L32X15B television
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Panasonic TX-L32X15B television

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Do you need Full HD? While LCD and plasmas TVs that boast Full HD 1080p resolution are rapidly becoming mainstream in terms of pricing, Panasonic wants to give you a choice. In April it’s going to add this 32-inch LCD TV to its vast Viera pantheon,... >>

Panasonic TX-L32S10B television
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Panasonic TX-L32S10B television

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Due to go on sale in April, this 32-incher is part of a mind-boggling array of new flat TVs from Panasonic. Equally at home with both plasma and LCD, the TX-L32S10B uses the latter tech. Surrounding it in the S10 Series is a 37-inch LCD TV along with... >>

Philips Essence 42PES0001D television
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Philips Essence 42PES0001D television

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It’s not often we at Pocket-lint can slide a 42-inch flatscreen TV from its box and into our test room using without breaking into a sweat, but the mere 16kg of Philips’ svelte screen still managed to make us perspire. OK, so its slim 38mm depth makes... >>

Sharp Aquos LC-19D1E television
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Sharp Aquos LC-19D1E television

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Who would want to watch high-definition on a 19-inch LCD TV? Anyone who owns Sharp’s LC-19D1E, that’s who. Just out in high gloss red, this small telly is also available in back and white. If you’re looking for a digital TV or gaming screen for... >>

Sony KDL-40E4000 television
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Sony KDL-40E4000 television

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The success of Sony’s Bravia advertising campaign has led to what seems like hundreds of LCD TVs arriving in shops bearing the Like.No.Other branding. Its latest E4000 Series is one of the few that immediately lives up to that moniker, though it does... >>

Loewe Art SL 42 television
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Loewe Art SL 42 television

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If you’re hunting for a TV, you’re probably confused about choosing between several gloss black sets that have confusing model numbers - and appear to be almost the same. Step forward Loewe, a German luxury brand that eschews the mass market to offer... >>

Five things to know about 3DTV

Five things to know about 3DTV

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Forget HDTV, 3DTV is going to be the next big thing according to TV manufacturers and film studios alike, but what's it all about and do you really need it? Here are five things you should know:You need to wear glasses Although CES saw many manufacturers... >>

Epson EH-TW3800 projector
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Epson EH-TW3800 projector

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Touted as a semi-serious projector for Blu-ray players and games consoles that can be used in the day as well as in blackout home cinema conditions, Epson’s EH-TW3800 uses 3LCD technology. As such it’s rather unusual in the home cinema market; most... >>

Epson EMP-DM2 projector
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Epson EMP-DM2 projector

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Portable projectors are ten-a-penny at the moment - it’s part of a drive by the big projector makers to make their wares a lot more home friendly. And Epson’s EH-DM2 succeeds on all counts … and then some. Portable (by dint of a special carry handle)... >>

Optoma Game Time GT-3000 projector
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Optoma Game Time GT-3000 projector

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Optoma has come up with one of the most affordable projectors yet for bigscreen gaming – and it’s no bigger than a couple of portable DVD players. At just £349, the GT-3000 is part of the GameTime range, the GT-3000 being Optoma’s most basic model.... >>

Optoma Pico PK101 pico projector
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Optoma Pico PK101 pico projector

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To the casual snapper, there’s now little difference between pictures taken on one of the latest mobile phones compared to those of a dedicated compact camera. And video? It’s now usable, certainly. So what do we do with all of this self-created digital... >>

Sony XEL-1 OLED television
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Sony XEL-1 OLED television

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Not since LCD and plasma appeared in the late-90s has a new TV technology appeared. So Sony’s first-out-of-the-blocks organic light emitting diode (OLED) flatscreen TV is something to behold. Costing a cool £1300 and available in the UK from January,... >>

Samsung LE40A856S1W television
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Samsung LE40A856S1W television

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Having once lived solely in beer cans, widgets are now taking over the world. This 40-inch screen can display widgets for shares, weather and news headlines as part of something called InfoLive. It’s something that Samsung is hoping will give its new... >>

Philips Ambilight 42PFL9803H LED Lux television
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Philips Ambilight 42PFL9803H LED Lux television

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Philips has been making a name for itself recently with some of the finest flatscreen TVs around, and its latest ramps it up still further. Instead of an "always on" LCD panel that often makes pure black look grey or blue, its new 42-inch 42PFL9803H uses... >>

Panasonic TH-37PX80 television
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Panasonic TH-37PX80 television

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With the number of brands abandoning plasma altogether growing by the month, you’d be forgiven for thinking that LCD technology is now the undisputed choice for flatscreen TVs. The last man standing - in Japan, at least - is Panasonic, whose TH-37PX80... >>

Hitachi UT42MX70U LCD television
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Hitachi UT42MX70U LCD television

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Hitachi has been on a diet. In the wake of its 32-inch UT32MH40U, the Japanese brand’s Ultra Thin range has now been graced by this, the slimmest 42-inch flat TV around. And when we say flat, we really mean it. The depth of the UT42MX70U is a mere 35mm,... >>

Sharp LC-37XL8E television
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Sharp LC-37XL8E television

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A huge brand in its native Japan, Sharp is striving to make inroads into the flatscreen market with a series of good value TVs – and this Full HD 37-incher is one of its best yet. It’s certainly great value: a Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel screen, 100Hz... >>

Panasonic TX-26LXD80 television
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Panasonic TX-26LXD80 television

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Let’s get this straight – the 26-inch TV market is not where it’s at. The UK’s thirst for ever-bigger TV screens means that there is little development at this tiny size. Panasonic’s TX-26LXD80 is a typical example at this size, but it’s also... >>

LG 32PG6000 television
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LG 32PG6000 television

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With a slim screen that seems moulded from a single pane of glass, the 32PG6000 is something of a design coup for LG. But there’s something else up its sleeve that makes this flat telly truly unique: it’s a plasma. All other 32-inch TVs are LCDs.... >>

Samsung LE32A656 television
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Samsung LE32A656 television

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No one likes an ugly TV, even if it’s the most technologically advanced around. Samsung knows this and had made sure its latest LCD TV is as stunning turned-off as it is switched-on. Add a ridiculously low price tag and the deal is sealed. Be careful... >>

Epson targets the home with its latest projectors

Epson targets the home with its latest projectors

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Epson has unleashed a clutch of new projectors for the home aimed at gamers, downloaders and those after HD movie perfection Cleaning-up in the worlds of printers and business projectors isn’t enough for Epson, so the Japanese brand has started an assault... >>

Sony KDL-20B4050 television
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Sony KDL-20B4050 television

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"Never wear brown in town" might be sensible fashion advice for the streets, but Sony has pulled the remarkably similar shade of "mocha" from its locker for its latest small Bravia. This 20-inch LCD TV’s "glossy mocha" finish might not be to everyone’s... >>