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Philips SoundStage: Compact speaker system in a TV pedestal, integrated Blu-ray player optional

Philips SoundStage: Compact speaker system in a TV pedestal, integrated Blu-ray player optional

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Philips has announced the Philips SoundStage, a compact speaker system designed to sit under your TV. Launching two models at IFA 2013, the HTL4110B is a straight speaker pedestal, while the HTB4150B adds a 3D Blu-ray player into the mix. Philips joins... >>

What is HEVC and h.265? The future of 1080p movie streaming explained

What is HEVC and h.265? The future of 1080p movie streaming explained

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Video compression is essential for home entertainment. Without it, we'd be stuck in a world with just a few dozen TV channels. Since digital was first introduced in the UK, we've had compressed TV - it's a really great way of getting a lot more out of... >>

Sony Smart Blu-ray Disc Players ditch the boring black box image

Sony Smart Blu-ray Disc Players ditch the boring black box image

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Sony wants to make sure you are keen to show off its new Blu-ray players by making them look like no Blu-ray player you've ever seen before. Opting for Quartz-styled design rather than just another boring black box, the four new models - the BDP-S1100,... >>

Samsung AV update brings ultra high-definition support, NFC, and valve amplifiers

Samsung AV update brings ultra high-definition support, NFC, and valve amplifiers

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Samsung has announced its new wireless-focused audio line-up ahead of CES 2013, kicking-off in Las Vegas this evening.  The new products include the HW-F750 valve amplified soundbar, DA-F60 portable wireless Bluetooth speaker, HT-F9750W 7.1-channel... >>

Panasonic Blu-ray player to launch with Netflix built-in

Panasonic Blu-ray player to launch with Netflix built-in

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Netflix is nothing new to IPTV and Smart home cinema accessories; what is, however, is a dedicated button for it on the remote control. Shown off by Panasonic at this year's CES we figured it worth a mention, given it is Netflix a go go over in the UK... >>

Samsung BD-ES6000 Blu-ray: Small package, well connected

Samsung BD-ES6000 Blu-ray: Small package, well connected

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There was a time when any device you connected to your TV had to be the right size of box. Gone are the days of numerous 40cm-wide boxes beneath your TV. Now you may only need Samsung's compact BD-ES6000 smart Blu-ray player. Samsung has been adding connected... >>

Asda stocks £40 Blu-ray player - equates to 12 steak and ale pies

Asda stocks £40 Blu-ray player - equates to 12 steak and ale pies

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UK superstore Asda has slashed the price of its entry level Blu-ray player to £40, just in time for Christmas. The ONN DS-BD52 is pretty basic stuff, but is now believed to be the cheapest deck available in British stores. Additionally, and as part of... >>

Panasonic Star Wars Blu-ray deal announced

Panasonic Star Wars Blu-ray deal announced

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If your sole intention of buying a Blu-ray player this summer was in preparation of what surely has to be the biggest Blu-ray release to date - Star Wars: The Complete saga - then Panasonic may have just the deal for you. The Japanese electronics giant... >>

Philips BDP7600
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Philips BDP7600

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Already discounted online, this do-it-all deck from Philips is thrice a home cinema hero. Its trio of key features are 3D Blu-ray disc playback, built-in Wi-Fi and analogue 7.1 surround sound outputs, the absence of which we’ve moaned about for yonks... >>

Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray deck - for performance over price

Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray deck - for performance over price

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You can get a Blu-ray player with a packet of cornflakes these days, figuratively speaking. The decks are so cheap that, for most, the very concept of a BD spinner costing £500 (a monkey, in cockney rhyming slang) is pure insanity. However, in the... >>