Archive for Jamie Carter

  • Sharp LC-46DH77E television
    3.5 out of 5

    Sharp LC-46DH77E television

    By 21 April 2009

    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
    4 out of 5

    Sanyo PLV-Z3000 projector

    By 3 April 2009

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Samsung LE40B650 television

    By 1 April 2009

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L32X15B television

    By 24 March 2009

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L32S10B television

    By 20 March 2009

    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
    4 out of 5

    Philips Essence 42PES0001D television

    By 17 March 2009

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Sharp Aquos LC-19D1E television

    By 10 March 2009

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-40E4000 television

    By 3 March 2009

    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
    4 out of 5

    Loewe Art SL 42 television

    By 23 February 2009

    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

    By 15 January 2009

    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
    4 out of 5

    Epson EH-TW3800 projector

    By 30 December 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    Epson EMP-DM2 projector

    By 18 December 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Optoma Game Time GT-3000 projector

    By 16 December 2008

    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
    3 out of 5

    Optoma Pico PK101 pico projector

    By 9 December 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    Sony XEL-1 OLED television

    By 3 December 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung LE40A856S1W television

    By 25 November 2008

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Philips Ambilight 42PFL9803H LED Lux television

    By 18 November 2008

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TH-37PX80 television

    By 4 November 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    Hitachi UT42MX70U LCD television

    By 28 October 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Sharp LC-37XL8E television

    By 14 October 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-26LXD80 television

    By 23 September 2008

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    LG 32PG6000 television

    By 16 September 2008

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Samsung LE32A656 television

    By 9 September 2008

    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

    By 29 August 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    Sony KDL-20B4050 television

    By 19 August 2008

    "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...