Freeview HD+ archive

  • Panasonic TX-L32D28BP television   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L32D28BP television review

    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...

  • ADB i-CAN Easy HD 2851T receiver   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    ADB i-CAN Easy HD 2851T receiver review

    By 1 June 2010

    Wow - a Freeview HD receiver that does other stuff! Not only does this debut box from ADB feature a cutting-edge DVB-T2 tuner, but it also sports an interface for the BBC iPlayer - and a quite magnificent one, at that. Its multimedia talents don't stretch...

  • Sharp TU-T2 receiver   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Sharp TU-T2 receiver review

    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...

  • Toshiba Regza 37RV753B television   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Toshiba Regza 37RV753B television review

    By 31 May 2010

    Toshiba's Regza RV series offer an affordable television set, but lacks all the latest features you'll find on models higher up the range. The 37RV753B brings with it a Freeview HD tuner and the likes of DNLA-certified home networking, so represents a...

  • Philips DTR5520 receiver   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Philips DTR5520 receiver review

    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...

  • Panasonic DMR-BW780 Freeview HD Blu-ray recorder   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic DMR-BW780 Freeview HD Blu-ray recorder review

    By 26 May 2010

    Last year Panasonic brought the first Blu-ray recorders with built-in Freesat HD tuners to the UK market, and it’s beaten everyone to the punch again in 2010 with the equivalent Freeview HD models. The DMR-BW780 allows you to pick up razor-sharp HD...

  • Goodmans GDB300HD receiver  review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Goodmans GDB300HD receiver review

    By 25 May 2010

    With the World Cup rapidly approaching and Freeview HD expanding its reach across the country, many are looking to bring this goodness to their existing HD television, purchased in the last few years, but before anyone had made a firm decision about terrestrial...

  • Philips HDT8520 - the first UK Freeview HD recorder
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    Philips HDT8520 - the first UK Freeview HD recorder

    By 20 May 2010

    We've covered this Freeview recorder a fair bit over the last few weeks, so we won't keep you for too long. We just wanted to let you know that it's available now, thus becoming the UK's first ever Freeview HD recorder. It just beat the Humax HDR-FOX...

  • Freeview HD recording courtesy of the Humax HDR-FOX T2
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    Freeview HD recording courtesy of the Humax HDR-FOX T2

    By 18 May 2010

    Humax has made high definition Freeview recording possible with the launch of the HDR-FOX T2. The HDR-FOX T2 has a 500GB hard drive which is capable of storing up to 125 hours of HD content from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Obviously you'll also be able...

  • LG 50PK990 television   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    LG 50PK990 television review

    By 18 May 2010

    Flat TVs are hot products this summer thanks to the World Cup, and the big brands are shedding the pounds in preparation. None more so than this 50-inch plasma from LG, which defies tradition by slimming down to almost LED-like proportions. It’s a giddy...

  • Watching the World Cup...in HD
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    Watching the World Cup...in HD

    By 17 May 2010

    The good news for football fans is that just about everyone in the UK will be able to watch the World Cup 2010 in HD. But before we get started on the whens, hows and whyfors, there is the small matter of making sure you've got the kit to watch high definition...

  • Icecrypt T2200 recevier   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Icecrypt T2200 recevier review

    By 30 April 2010

    High definition is all very well, but do the new generation of Freeview HD receivers justify their price? Aside from two high-def TV channels (so far) - ITV 1 HD and BBC HD - receivers like Icecrypt's T2200 receiver are not much different from their predecessors,...

  • Ant and Dec star in new ITV HD advert
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    Ant and Dec star in new ITV HD advert

    By 8 April 2010

    ITV is to launch a campaign to educate TV viewers that it's now got its very own HD channel. The station, which launched on 2 April, has used ITV stalwarts Ant and Dec to tell viewers that while they might not get the idea of HD, it's basically better,...

  • Freeview HD: The set-top boxes
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    Freeview HD: The set-top boxes

    By 30 March 2010

    Freeview HD is now official, although we know you Pocket-linters will have been following the move of HD into the broadcast spectrum for some time. Last month we brought you a comprehensive run down of Freeview HD-equipped TVs and today the "supply chain"...

  • Freeview HD now official, Channel 4 HD joins the party
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    Freeview HD now official, Channel 4 HD joins the party

    By 30 March 2010

    Despite having been available for a couple of months to some viewers, Freeview HD was officially launched today, bringing subscription-free high definition broadcast television to millions in the UK. Those who have been following the launch of Freeview...

  • Grundig and Goodmans enter Freeview HD market
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    Grundig and Goodmans enter Freeview HD market

    By 29 March 2010

    Grundig and Goodmans have announced they are launching Freeview HD Digital set top boxes in time for the World Cup. With nearly 50% of UK homes able to receive Freeview HD by the time the 2010 World Cup kicks off, consumers looking to actually finally...

  • 3view set top box merges Freeview HD with On demand services
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    3view set top box merges Freeview HD with On demand services

    By 29 March 2010

    First announced in December, a new set top box is promising to revolutionise our TVs is to go up for pre-order at the beginning of April. Made by 3view, the new "connected set-top box" packs together free HD terrestrial TV, Sky Player, YouTube, Twitter,...

  • Philips and Pace launch Freeview HD receiver and PVR
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    Philips and Pace launch Freeview HD receiver and PVR

    By 24 March 2010

    The maker of the Sky+ box, Pace, has launched a pair of Freeview HD set-toppers in conjunction with Philips which will be out well in time for this summer's World Cup. The UK company has come up with the Philips DTR5520 Freeview HD receiver and the Philips...

  • New Sharp TV mimics critical features of the brain's visual system
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    New Sharp TV mimics critical features of the brain's visual system

    By 10 March 2010

    Sharp has bucked the current trend from manufacturers of announcing 3D TVs at press events, instead opting to launch a fourth colour sub-pixel instead. While all televisions work on the proviso of mixing red, green, and blue to create a massive array...

  • What the hell is Freeview HD?
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    What the hell is Freeview HD?

    By 28 February 2010

    Cast your minds back to the end of September 2009 and the big day for the country dubbed "Retune". Yes, that was fun, wasn't it? Stepping round the risk of asking if everyone managed to get their channels back and their equipment working again, it might...

  • Freeview HD: The TVs you’ll need
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    Freeview HD: The TVs you’ll need

    By 26 February 2010

    If you've got money to burn, Sky+ HD is where to head for myriad high-definition TV channels. But the arrival of Freeview HD looks set to put the high-def cat amongst the broadcast pigeons - for the summer months, at least. The reason, of course, is the...

  • Close up with the Philips 2010 LED TV range
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    Close up with the Philips 2010 LED TV range

    By 25 February 2010

    Like just about every other TV manufacturer in 2010, Philips has launched a clutch of 3D TVs which actually make up for around half the models that will be available to UK customers. Technically speaking, these TVs are only 3D Ready meaning that you'll...

  • Freeview offers free iPhone app
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    Freeview offers free iPhone app

    By 16 February 2010

    Freeview has announced it is offering iPhone and iPod touch owners a new app to help them plan their TV viewing whilst on the go with instant access to the Freeview programme guide, including HD channels and over 50 Freeview channels.   Features including...

  • Humax HD-Fox T2 receiver   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Humax HD-Fox T2 receiver review

    By 13 February 2010

    Humax are the first company to bring Freeview HD to market with their HD-Fox T2 set-top box. The company has enjoyed success with its PVR solutions and is known for its Freesat decoders too, so it's no surprise to find them leading the pack in the Freeview...

  • Which is the right UK HDTV service for you?
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    Which is the right UK HDTV service for you?

    By 12 February 2010

    With Freeview HD landing from March this year, suddenly the high resolution TV format is available as a choice for the masses as well as for those who've been happy to pay for it up 'till now. But just because it's free, does that mean it's the best option?...