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LG SoundPlate 540 review: Super connected speaker base
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LG SoundPlate 540 review: Super connected speaker base

By 13 January 2015

The speaker base, which acts like a flattened speaker bar, has been something of an emerging trend in recent years, offering a way to boost your TV's speakers without resorting to a full-blown speaker system. The LG SoundPlate 540 mixes things up, crossing... >>

UHD 4K Blu-ray players are here, but what to play on them?

UHD 4K Blu-ray players are here, but what to play on them?

By 6 January 2015

Panasonic has announced its first UHD 4K Blu-ray player at the CES 2015 tradeshow from Las Vegas. Panasonic has shown off a prototype next generation Blu-ray player that's capable of displaying UHD 4K Blu-ray including high dynamic range. The problem... >>

Pick up a £1,000 Arcam BDP300 Blu-ray player for £600 by trading-in any old player

Pick up a £1,000 Arcam BDP300 Blu-ray player for £600 by trading-in any old player

By 4 December 2013

Arcam has already got its Christmas cheer ready to dish out in the form of a £400 saving on its £1000 Arcam BDP300 Blu-ray player. Spending £1000 on a Blu-ray player may be out of reach as an option for a lot of people, but the benchmark level of quality... >>

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

By 5 September 2013

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

By 29 January 2013

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

By 8 January 2013

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

By 6 January 2013

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

By 10 January 2012

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

By 9 January 2012

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

By 17 November 2011

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... >>


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