Reviews & hands-on

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Digital Video Essentials (DVE) High Definition - DVD review

    By 27 July 2007

    Recent advances and price drops in the high definition market may have made the latest in A/V standards available to all, but not everyone considers how connectivity, calibration and various audio and visual environments impact the performance of this...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    LG BH100 Super Multi Blue Blu-ray HD DVD player review

    By 2 July 2007

    With the format war still raging strong, what better way than to try and beat the battle than to opt for a hybrid player that offers both formats in the same box? LG's BH100 or Super Multi Blue Player does just that, offering playback of both Sony's Blu-ray...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player review

    By 14 March 2007

    The world might be slowly bowing towards Blu-ray, but that hasn't stopped Toshiba releasing its second HD DVD player in the UK. This time it’s the company's flagship model, the HD-XE1. But is it any good? We take a closer look. The HD-XE1 is the company...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player review

    By 3 January 2007

    2007 is going to be the year of high definition, or so we are told, and with that, Toshiba has finally waded in with two players in the UK that are capable of playing back its next generation HD DVD discs. Although this is the first generation of players...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Toshiba Qosmio G30 HD-DVD laptop review

    By 5 June 2006

    The Toshiba Qosmio has become something of an institute, as there really is nothing in its price class or styling. It’s aimed at the high-end media enthusiast, so you’ll find a stunning 17-inch Super-TFT panel that is so bright and clear it makes...