Archive for Jason Denwood

  • Revo AXiS
    4 out of 5

    Revo AXiS

    By 2 December 2010

    It looks like a simple bedside clock radio, but underneath the AXiS’ soft black plastic shell are more features than you’ve a right to expect in a gadget aimed at bedside tables. Inside are tuners for FM and digital radio - both DAB and DAB+ - with...

  • Panasonic TX-L32X20
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L32X20

    By 29 November 2010

    It’s gotta be LED, right? Unless you’re the vain type and only after the slimmest screens around, the trend to LED-backlit LCD TVs is one to be avoided if this 32-incher is anything to go by. Part of Panasonic’s X20 Series, the TX-L32X20 trades...

  • Panasonic TX-L19D28
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L19D28

    By 25 November 2010

    Available in white or purple, this 19-inch LED-backlit from Panasonic is a serious attempt at a high-end screen - and at this size that’s rare indeed. You’ll have to part with almost £400 for the privilege, but get your hands on the TX-L19D28 and...

  • KitSound BoomDock
    4 out of 5

    KitSound BoomDock

    By 22 November 2010

    Pick almost any genre of product - MP3 players, camcorders, laptops or phones - and there are usually two types of products: high-end models that ooze class and have a price to match, and cheaper versions that have something slightly awkward about them...

  • Toshiba 19DV714B
    3.5 out of 5

    Toshiba 19DV714B

    By 17 November 2010

    Built-in DVD players may have never caught on in the bigger screen sizes - where maximum slimness is imperative - but they do make a lot of sense in the bedroom. And that’s exactly where this chunky Toshiba telly is headed. Measuring 19 inches in diameter,...

  • Samsung UE19C4000
    4.5 out of 5

    Samsung UE19C4000

    By 16 November 2010

    Technically defined as LED-backlit LCD TVs, the fact that most of us know the latest flatscreen idea simply as “LED TVs” is largely down to brands like Samsung. But even though LED backlighting is merely an update to existing LCD TV technology, this...

  • Philips 19PFL3405
    3 out of 5

    Philips 19PFL3405

    By 11 November 2010

    The LED craze is in full swing so it’s no surprise that the energy saving and super-slim tech has made its way down to the 19-inch size. Philips has been one of the most dedicated exponents of LED technology in the last few years, experimenting with...

  • Linsar 19LED805T
    3.5 out of 5

    Linsar 19LED805T

    By 9 November 2010

    With the flat TV being a resolutely Asian invention, buying British is no easy task. And while Dorset-based company Linsar use a manufacturer in Turkey for the actual panel, its new line-up of bedroom/study-sized Titanium TVs are designed on these shores....

  • Panasonic TX-P50S20B
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P50S20B

    By 8 November 2010

    Unless you’re after a 3DTV or simply must have a super-flat (and super-expensive) LED-lit LCD TV, the £900-or-so that buys this 50-inch plasma represents a fabulous deal. On price-per-inch this Panasonic can’t be beaten. Full HD and fitted with a...

  • LG 19LD350
    3.5 out of 5

    LG 19LD350

    By 1 November 2010

    Always the darling of consumers looking for good value, LG recently reached the enviable target of selling 5-million LCD panels worldwide in 1 month (September 2010). With astronomical figures like that you’d be forgiven for thinking that LG is churning...

  • TVonics DTR-HD500
    3.5 out of 5

    TVonics DTR-HD500

    By 14 October 2010

    Freeview HD is perfect for those who want high-def and can’t stomach paying subscriptions, but we’d all rather a Sky+ experience, wouldn’t we? In the rush to bring out Freeview HD recorders, summer 2010 saw some less-than-brilliant efforts, most...

  • Philips 40PFL7605
    4 out of 5

    Philips 40PFL7605

    By 20 September 2010

    LCD TVs with souped-up LED backlights have propped-up the prices of flatscreen TVs this past year or so, but while brands such as Sharp and Toshiba slowly take LED tech down towards the entry-level, Philips has issued another reasonably high-end proposition...

  • Philips HDT8520
    4 out of 5

    Philips HDT8520

    By 14 September 2010

    The age of the personal video recorder (PVR) dawned long ago, but the folk over at Freeview are only just catching-up. Freeview+ recorders - initially called Freeview Playback - have been around a while, but haven't sold too well. And certainly not as...

  • TechniSat HDFV
    4 out of 5

    TechniSat HDFV

    By 12 August 2010

    A tiny, but very significant contribution to the exploding Freeview HD market comes from TechniSat in the form of its diminutive HDFV. It’s highly unusual since whether it’s a simple receiver or a recorder is largely down to how you use it. At its...

  • Sharp TU-T2HR32
    3.5 out of 5

    Sharp TU-T2HR32

    By 2 August 2010

    As always, the cable and satellite boys have already gone one-up in anticipation of this first batch of Freeview+HD recorders - Sky's added 1TB hard drive models to its HD boxes, and Virgin Media's V+HD has had three tuners for yonks. Which all leaves...

  • Sony KDL-32EX503
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-32EX503

    By 30 July 2010

    It's no good possessing the latest and greatest technology - in this case, Sony's Freeview HD tuner - if the delivery is botched. On this gloss black, gunmetal-bottomed LCD TV, the new high-def TV platform is handled so skilfully that memories of your...

  • Samsung BD-C8500M
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung BD-C8500M

    By 28 July 2010

    Spotted selling online for around the £400 mark, this bulky deck from Samsung seeks to kit-out a home with two of the most sought-after AV products of our time - Blu-ray and Freeview HD recording - but ultimately proves not to be the must-have product...

  • Samsung LE40C650
    4.5 out of 5

    Samsung LE40C650

    By 23 July 2010

    Selling for as much as £899 from the likes of Tesco and Argos, we spotted this mid-range Samsung LCD selling online for under £650 - and at that price it's an absolute steal. As well as being a Full HD panel with a touch of class, the red-tinted LE40C650...

  • Toshiba 32LV713 television
    4 out of 5

    Toshiba 32LV713 television

    By 13 July 2010

    Built-in Freeview HD may be all the rage in the flat TV world, but to millions of Brits it’s a complete waste of time. Many UK homes have either a Sky+HD or Virgin V+ box that already supply plenty of high definition channels, so Toshiba has relented...

  • Panasonic DMR-XW380 Freeview HD DVD recorder
    3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic DMR-XW380 Freeview HD DVD recorder

    By 15 June 2010

    The recession is lingering and the demand for HD has never been higher. The perfect time, then for folk paying the likes of Sky and Virgin every month to ditch their expensive monthly subscription deals and save money by buying an all-new Freeview+HD...

  • Sharp LC-40CT2E television
    3.5 out of 5

    Sharp LC-40CT2E television

    By 11 June 2010

    Sharp has hit the headlines recently for its new Quattron TVs, which feature a new tech that adds yellow to the traditional RGB (red, green, blue) mix that dominates on all other TVs. They've been nicely reviewed, but a brand cannot survive on high-end,...

  • Digital Stream DHR8203U Freeview HD recorder
    3.5 out of 5

    Digital Stream DHR8203U Freeview HD recorder

    By 9 June 2010

    Freeview HD has hit the headlines, but as for "World Cup recorders" there's scant few available on the new platform, making Digital Stream's debut DHR8203U something quite special - and not only because of its uniqueness. In fact Digital Stream's only...

  • Panasonic TX-L32D28BP television
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L32D28BP television

    By 3 June 2010

    Part of Panasonic's LED-lit D28 Series, this purple (or silver, or white) set is some package - but it comes at a high price. Although it's only 77mm in depth, it packs in an almost ridiculous line-up of features. Both Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners...

  • Sharp TU-T2 receiver
    3.5 out of 5

    Sharp TU-T2 receiver

    By 31 May 2010

    Clear space in your home entertainment setup - it's time for another black box! Freeview HD is the latest logo on the nation's shopping list, and you'll find it on three distinct products: integrated TVs, set-top boxes and Freeview+ HD recorders. That...

  • Philips DTR5520 receiver
    3.5 out of 5

    Philips DTR5520 receiver

    By 28 May 2010

    Designed by Pace and sold under the Philips brand, this well-made and nicely organised Freeview HD box is little more than a simple receiver. Which is fine for most people's needs, but the competition in this market is fierce - can the DTR5520 hold up...