Reviews & hands-on

  • Televisions

    Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

    By 13 March 2014

    There's no going back now, Panasonic has stopped production of its plasma TV line. Now, the firm is looking to LCD with LED backlights for its TV range, but the good news is the company is still innovating, and to that end it has introduced the first...

  • Online

    Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview HD+ pictures and hands-on

    By 20 September 2012

    With YouView arguably landing with a plop. rather than then splash LordSirAlanSugar would have liked, the set-top-box arena still has plenty to play for. So, with that in mind, Pure is stepping out of its radio comfort zone, and into making Freeview PVRs....

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: TVCatchup review (Android)

    By 4 September 2012

    Watching TV on your Android device has never been too much of a problem. Flash support in the browser meant it was relatively easy to navigate to a catch-up TV site to stream content, or use one of the dedicated apps. With services moving on from Flash,...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Humax Tivizen TV review

    By 27 March 2012

    There are various ways to watch TV on your iOS device, or Android phone or tablet but there aren't any that match the simplicity or convenience of Freeview on a normal TV. The Humax Tivizen aims to help with that, offering a DVB-T (read Freeview) receiver...

  • Home Cinema

    Equinux Tizi iPad Freeview transmitter hands on

    By 29 December 2010

    Earlier this month, German company Equinux unleashed its Tizi device, bringing live TV slap bang to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.   Well, we say slap bang - it all depends on what sort of DVB-T/TNT/DTT Freeview reception you can pick up from its...

  • Home Cinema 2 out of 5

    Emtec Movie Cube P800 review

    By 21 August 2009

    The Emtec Movie Cube P800 is the latest in a long line of Emtec products with a feature list that ticks all the right boxes. In practice though, it fails to deliver on most. Physically, it's very small and silent and has a whole host of connectors –...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Sony PlayTV review

    By 10 September 2008

    It case you haven’t heard, PlayTV is a digital TV tuner for your PS3. It provides the hardware to receive digital TV signals (Freeview in the UK) and connects to your PS3 via Mini-USB. Besides the single aerial connection and Mini-USB, there is only...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Goodmans GDB15HD upscaling Freeview box review

    By 10 August 2007

    Goodmans has been churning out budget family favourites in the A/V market for what seems like forever, but its modest yet capable collection of low-end electronics rarely makes much of an impact when compared to the big boys. Having said that, it's rarely...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Sharp TU-R160H Freeview Personal Video Recorder review

    By 29 December 2006

    This is Sharp’s first stab at the PVR market to accompany a range of high performance LCD TVs. Following up on the recent success of rivals such as the Humax PVR9200T it offers similar features in the 160GB hard drive and built-in Freeview tuner, but...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    AVerTV DVB-S Pro Freeview TV Tuner Card review

    By 5 May 2006

    This PCI card solution combines digital TV and radio reception via your PC, courtesy of the most widely used TV standard in the world, DVB-S. This has the advantage of not requiring a TV aerial to be connected, avoiding the usual plight of PC based TV...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder review

    By 19 October 2004

    Contrary to the spin on the web, this long expected Freeview receiver is indeed the twin tuner version that was expected. Despite some last minute rumour-mongering, the twin tuner hard drive Freeview box from Thomson is everything you've been hoping for....