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Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master
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Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master

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The pages of AV history are littered with "here today, gone tomorrow" features only truly memorable for the amount of hype that surounded their launch. We have no doubt, though, that the latest feature on the AV block, high dynamic range (HDR) playback,... >>

LG OLED G6 4K TV review: So good it's almost silly, but it's silly expensive too
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LG OLED G6 4K TV review: So good it's almost silly, but it's silly expensive too

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Two things stand out about the 65-inch LG G6 OLED TV right from the off: its stunning design and its eye-watering price.Where the latter is concerned, £6,000 is clearly a massive chunk of cash to consider dropping on a 65-inch TV. But the OLED65G6V's... >>

Hisense 75M7900 4K TV review: Budget sense, but HDR nonsense
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Hisense 75M7900 4K TV review: Budget sense, but HDR nonsense

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The 10-inch difference between a 65-inch TV and a 75-inch TV is more than just a measurement. It marks the difference - at least in any fairly regular-sized living room - between just watching television and stepping into the world of home cinema. Unfortunately... >>

Sony XD9305 4K TV review: Making a strong first impression
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Sony XD9305 4K TV review: Making a strong first impression

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Brilliant though the TV world's new high dynamic range (HDR) technology is, it's also proving monumentally hard for current TV technologies to handle. Which is precisely why Sony has moved past "current TV technologies" and come up with something new... >>

Sony XD9405 4K TV review: The 75-inch UHD wonder
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Sony XD9405 4K TV review: The 75-inch UHD wonder

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Love movies? Got a big living room? Feeling flush this month? Then Sony thinks it has just the ticket for you in the shape of its new flagship TV, the KD-75XD9405. For the princely sum of £4,999 the XD9405 gives you a huge 75-inch screen stuffed with... >>

LG 65EF950V 4K OLED review: The best TV money can buy in 2015?
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LG 65EF950V 4K OLED review: The best TV money can buy in 2015?

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For many serious AV fans - the sort of people who still own or sigh wistfully over the loss of Pioneer or Panasonic plasma TVs - OLED technology has long looked like the answer to their post-plasma TV prayers. The LG 950V (or LG EF9500 as it's known... >>

Samsung UE65JS9500 4K TV review: High Dynamic Range master
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Samsung UE65JS9500 4K TV review: High Dynamic Range master

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According to Samsung, the 65-inch JS9500 is more than just a UHD TV; it's an SUHD TV. It's tempting to imagine that the extra S stands for "super", although Super Ultra High-Definition might sound a bit much, and Samsung's marketing division is keen to... >>

Sony Bravia X94C 4K TV review: Bigger is better
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Sony Bravia X94C 4K TV review: Bigger is better

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We know what you're thinking about the X94C: "A 75-inch TV? Seriously? Who apart from maybe the occasional Russian oil tycoon could even think about buying a TV as big as that?” Well, at the risk of sounding pushy, we really think you should apply at... >>

Sony Bravia X93C 4K TV review: Beauty and the beast
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Sony Bravia X93C 4K TV review: Beauty and the beast

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Whatever we end up thinking about the Sony 65X9305C 4K telly, you certainly can't complain about how much physical hardware you get for your money. The X93C's 65-inch screen is hardly a shrinking violet in itself, but Sony has boldly wrapped it in a uniquely... >>

Electronic Arts says no Wii U games currently in development

Electronic Arts says no Wii U games currently in development

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Large game developer Electronic Arts says it is no longer working on games for Nintendo's Wii U, in yet another blow to the struggling console. Speaking to Kotaku, Electronic Arts spokesman Jeff Brown said: "We have no games in development for the Wii... >>

Philips 46PFL9707
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Philips 46PFL9707

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Traditionally - and entirely understandably - moths and televisions haven’t had that much in common. Surprisingly, though, the moth and TV worlds suddenly came together in spectacular fashion at the end of 2011 when Philips realised that reproducing... >>