Archive for Jason Denwood

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #123 - McLaren, Microsoft, Samsung and HTC

    Pocket-lint Podcast #123 - McLaren, Microsoft, Samsung and HTC

    By 29 March 2013

    It's Easter and that means there is no one in the office, no really. Well we say that but thankfully we don't have an office, so we grabbed Chris Hall, our esteemed editor, and Stuart Miles, founder and CEO of Pocket-lint to talk shop in a candid Easter...

  • Panasonic Viera TX-L47ET50B
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Viera TX-L47ET50B

    By 29 March 2012

    When is a 3DTV not a 3DTV? Panasonic’s biggest-ever attempt at an Edge LED television here includes the pricier, sharper Active Shutter flavour of the technology, but the box is bereft of any glasses. If Panasonic’s choice of LED over plasma is unusual...

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7-40
    4 out of 5

    Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7-40

    By 26 March 2012

    Would you pay ten grand for a telly? Of course you wouldn't, but ask someone at Bang & Olufsen what brands they're up against and they're more likely to utter Jaguar, Swaroski and Rolex than Samsung, LG or Sony. The Danish brand operates in a very limited...

  • Toshiba 40RL858
    4 out of 5

    Toshiba 40RL858

    By 2 February 2012

    Toshiba doesn't actually manufacture the panels and tech inside its TVs, but this 40-incher provides yet more proof of why – as a brand – it continues to be one of the most popular around. One word: value. There's no sniff of absolute top quality...

  • Toshiba 37UL863
    3.5 out of 5

    Toshiba 37UL863

    By 23 December 2011

    Personal TV is here. Sort of. If you're the type of person who endlessly fiddles with a TV's settings mid-movie to howls of abuse from your co-habitees - largely to undo others' ruinous work, obviously - Toshiba's 37UL863 might just be the TV for you....

  • Panasonic TX-P50ST30
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P50ST30

    By 22 December 2011

    Whether or not you’ve been impressed by 3D enough to have it at home, would you seriously consider buying a big, expensive TV that couldn't flirt with the third dimension at all? Panasonic has taken this quandary of modern times, and thus designed a...

  • Acer HN274H 3D monitor
    4 out of 5

    Acer HN274H 3D monitor

    By 21 December 2011

    Can't decide whether to invest in a 3DTV? Acer's HN274H, a 27-inch PC monitor that uses an active shutter 3D system might be the perfect stop gap. Although hardly a good-looking design, with a gloss black chassis that's a tad grating, this 1920x1080 pixel...

  • Philips 42PFL7666
    4 out of 5

    Philips 42PFL7666

    By 19 December 2011

    Active shutter or passive 3D? Expensive glasses and awesome detail, or cheap glasses and a slightly softer image? Can't make up your mind? Don’t worry, neither can Philips, which is why its forever delayed 2011 crop of 3D TVs are divided between the...

  • Samsung PS51D8000
    4 out of 5

    Samsung PS51D8000

    By 14 December 2011

    Samsung’s flagship plasma TV represents a delicious compromise. It’s got the second best online dimension, after Sony’s Bravia Internet Video platform, which is too often strapped to TVs with lacklustre 3D pictures. And the second best 3D performance,...

  • Panasonic TX-P50VT30
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P50VT30

    By 8 December 2011

    This is home cinema heaven. We can spot a blackout-bound plasma screen a mile off, but the backlit remote control in the TX-P50VT30’s box – it glows a dark red behind the buttons to delicately help with operation in the dark – is the first clue...

  • Sony KDL-37EX524
    4 out of 5

    Sony KDL-37EX524

    By 10 November 2011

    Another measured attempt by Sony, this time in the increasingly rare, but popular with consumers, 37-inch size. It sits slap bang in the middle of the company's impressive, and popular, Essential EX range. Forget 3D – it's not on offer here. Just shy...

  • Sony KDL-55HX823 3DTV
    4 out of 5

    Sony KDL-55HX823 3DTV

    By 21 September 2011

    This isn't Sony’s most expensive screen, that dubious honour goes to its KDL-55HX923. But don't bother with that because the HX823 series’ luscious 3D, sparkling 2D and a web video hub that’s genuinely engaging will blow your socks off. A Freeview...

  • Sharp Aquos LC-46LE831E
    4 out of 5

    Sharp Aquos LC-46LE831E

    By 8 July 2011

    After virtually creating the big screen LCD TV, Sharp’s latest Aquos is a huge step in the direction of picture perfection, but is it at the cost of usability? One of the few LED-backlit TVs around that stuffs lights all the way across the back of the...

  • Panasonic DMR-BWT700
    3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic DMR-BWT700

    By 31 May 2011

    Panasonic’s latest brainy box has so many functions we’re not quite sure what to call it. Back in the 1980s my Dad refused to buy a new TV, a VHS recorder, computer or any games systems, believing that there would soon be one device for the lounge...

  • Sony KDL-32CX523
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-32CX523

    By 3 May 2011

    Sony is back with one of its first offerings for 2011, and it’s a budget belter. Lacking any kind of upmarket panel tech, you’ll have to make do with regular LCD (no sign of any LED backlighting here), but elsewhere there are plenty of features to...

  • Altec Lansing inMotion Air iMW725
    4.5 out of 5

    Altec Lansing inMotion Air iMW725

    By 22 April 2011

    The iPhone dock is dead. Despite all the fuss surrounding iPod-iPhone-iPad docks over the past few years, it was inevitable that the very notion of sitting apart from a beloved phone would be the genre’s downfall (as well as the arrival of the “too...

  • Digital Stream DPS-1000
    3.5 out of 5

    Digital Stream DPS-1000

    By 13 April 2011

    Lovefilm is on a charge. Having eclipsed its mail order competition and spent a year streaming its wares to games consoles and every web-connected TV going, the movie monster has joined yet another platform. Lovefilm’s latest appearance is on the Onyx...

  • Onkyo CS-545UK
    3 out of 5

    Onkyo CS-545UK

    By 8 April 2011

    A media-savvy micro system that includes DAB and an iPhone dock - and all for less than £200 - sounds like any hi-fi wannabe's desktop dream come true. At first glance this diminutive system appears reasonably well specified for the modern age. Sure,...

  • TVonics DTR-Z500HD review
    4.5 out of 5

    TVonics DTR-Z500HD review

    By 25 March 2011

    An update of last year’s HD500, the Z500HD from South Wales-based TVonics is a serious attempt at a uniquely talented Freeview HD recorder - and a successful one, to boot. With two tuners and a 500GB recorder, the Z500HD represents the start of the...

  • GEAR4 HouseParty AirWave
    3 out of 5

    GEAR4 HouseParty AirWave

    By 8 March 2011

    The idea of an iPhone dock is becoming less and less appealing to owners of the humble Apple gadget. Maybe it’s the thought of being parted from all those lovely apps, but there’s a reason why California’s finest released AirPlay last year. Not...

  • Kogan FHDLED26
    3 out of 5

    Kogan FHDLED26

    By 9 February 2011

    While most brands of television hail from the Asia-Pacific region, Australia is not a country known for supplying budget LCD TVs, but that’s exactly what Kogan is promising. This 26-inch telly with LED goodness is part of a large range of TVs that is...

  • CES 2011: Top 10 glasses-free 3D gadgets

    CES 2011: Top 10 glasses-free 3D gadgets

    By 12 January 2011

    The hottest topics at CES 2011 were, without a shadow of a doubt, tablets and 3D. Pocket-lint's already told you about all the tablets and, as an overall picture, we've even described the show in 3D but there's a subsection of the latter which made a...

  • Cheap 3DTV for the masses?

    Cheap 3DTV for the masses?

    By 10 January 2011

    Is the 3DTV you just spent your savings on already a first-gen dinosaur? A few big brands at the CES seem to think so with several attempting to usher-in a new era of thoroughly affordable passive 3DTVs that use the same cheap glasses as 3D cinemas. Several...

  • Philips 40PFL9705
    4.5 out of 5

    Philips 40PFL9705

    By 20 December 2010

    Can a TV be considered high-end if it has no Freeview HD tuner? Clocking in at just shy of £2000, Philips’ latest may lack the latest free high-def TV channels, but combines 3D and pin-sharp Blu-ray pictures with Ambilight and Net TV to create a stunning...

  • Sony Bravia KDL-40LX903
    3.5 out of 5

    Sony Bravia KDL-40LX903

    By 10 December 2010

    Unlike in the world of Blu-ray players, where buying a non-3D-capable deck is fast becoming a waste of time, the jury is still out on 3DTVs. Sony’s KDL-40LX903 doesn’t do much to change that. LED backlighting, a Freeview HD tuner, loads of online...