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  • Polaroid announces affordable line of 4K televisions
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    Polaroid announces affordable line of 4K televisions

    By 2 January 2014

    Polaroid has announced a new line of 4K televisions, aimed to be on the more affordable side for customers. Details are slim, but the company plans to show off the 4K line further at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. Polaroid plans to launch screen sizes...

  • Sony announces October availability for the world's first 65-inch curved LED TV
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    Sony announces October availability for the world's first 65-inch curved LED TV

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony didn't mention it during its IFA 2013 press event, but the company has taken the wraps off the world's first 65-inch, 1080p curved LED television set. The Sony S990A is now available for pre-order priced at $3,999 (£2,560), shipping in October for...

  • Sony unveils 65-inch Bravia W85 HDTV, its largest Full HD television yet
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    Sony unveils 65-inch Bravia W85 HDTV, its largest Full HD television yet

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony has unveiled its largest Full HD television yet at IFA 2013. The Bravia W85 features a 65-inch screen, coupled with a thin bezel, and Sony's X-Reality PRO picture engine pumping graphics. You'll find a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution on the Bravia...

  • JVC launches BlackSapphire SL 3D HDTVs and pricey 4K interchangeable lens camcorder
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    JVC launches BlackSapphire SL 3D HDTVs and pricey 4K interchangeable lens camcorder

    By 12 July 2013

    Japanese electronics company JVC has announced the launch and release of two products: a 3D HDTV with Smart TV capabilities and a £11,300 4K camcorder. JVC has partnered with Taiwan's Amtran to launch a flagship HDTV series called BlackSapphire SL. The...

  • Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview
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    Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview

    By 5 September 2011

    Ofcom has invited applications from commercial public service broadcasters for this fifth HD slot on Freeview. The move opens the door for Channel 5 to make the Freeview HD plunge, 18 months or so after it ballsed up its last attempt by not providing...

  • Sharp 8K4K LCD TV eyes-on
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    Sharp 8K4K LCD TV eyes-on

    By 3 September 2011

    What has been see can never be unseen. So, forever more, 1080p HD TV will look rubbish in Pocket-lint's eyes after getting up close (and far away too, for the full effect) with the world’s first Super Hi-Vision capable LCD display - dubbed simply Sharp...

  • Virgin Media serves up Sky 1 HD
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    Virgin Media serves up Sky 1 HD

    By 29 September 2010

    Virgin Media has announced that it will be offering its XL TV customers Sky 1 HD, as part of their packages from 1 October. Sky's flagship entertainment channel will slot into channel 122, with Sky 2 moving to channel 123 to make way. The move means that...

  • BBC improves its HD broadcasts
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    BBC improves its HD broadcasts

    By 18 June 2010

    The BBC has revamped its HD offerings after being accused by a lobbying group of providing a poor quality HD service. The BBC HD Campaign Group visited Television Centre earlier this month to meet with Danielle Nagler who heads up BBC HD, as well as principal...

  • 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...

  • LG on the look out for the UK's best home entertainment setup
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    LG on the look out for the UK's best home entertainment setup

    By 14 May 2010

    LG has launched its Home Entertainment Heroes competition in which it hopes to uncover the nation's best host. With Wimbledon and the World Cup just around the corner, it's the perfect time to get your gaff set up to play host to the best sports gatherings....

  • Winscape turns your HDTV into a window
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    Winscape turns your HDTV into a window

    By 16 April 2010

    "Waking up in the same place every morning is boring" says Winscape. Instead, why not wake up with a beautiful view across the San Francisco bay? Or underwater? Or in space? Winscape is an application that lets you do exactly that. But it's not just a...

  • 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,...

  • How will we watch TV in 2015?
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    How will we watch TV in 2015?

    By 2 April 2010

    Is the TV, as we know it, dead? The last few years has seen more people ditching their televisions in favour of a bigger monitor than ever before. With movie and TV downloads (legal or otherwise), streamed video content from a host of online players and...

  • 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?...

  • Discovery HD headed to Virgin Media
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    Discovery HD headed to Virgin Media

    By 11 February 2010

    Following the news that Eurosport HD is headed to the cable TV provider, Virgin Media has announced its customers will be able to watch Discovery HD "soon". Due to launch in the spring, Discovery HD on Virgin TV will broadcast all day, every day and offer...

  • Freesat to broadcast 6 Nations in HD
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    Freesat to broadcast 6 Nations in HD

    By 5 February 2010

    Freesat has announced that it'll be broadcasting the 6 Nations rugby tournament in high definition starting from 6 February. It'll be found on the BBC HD channel, which can be accessed by grabbing a Freesat box or compatible TV. The tournament, sponsored...

  • Virgin Media to offer Eurosport HD
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    Virgin Media to offer Eurosport HD

    By 3 February 2010

    Virgin Media has announced that Eurosport HD will be available to its 3.7 million TV customers. Free to those on Virgin's "XL" TV package, Eurosport HD brings Virgin Media's HD channels to eight. The addition of Eurosport HD signals the "first of several...

  • Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD box
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    Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD box

    By 28 January 2010

    Sky has announced the launch of a new Sky+HD box which can store up to 240 hours of high definition television with its 1TB capacity. The new Sky+HD 1TB goes on sale from today at a price of £249 and as well as the larger capacity offers access to Sky's...

  • Freesat viewers to get Winter Olympics in HD
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    Freesat viewers to get Winter Olympics in HD

    By 18 January 2010

    Freesat is highlighting the fact it will be showing the 2010 Winter Olympics in high definition, nudging consumers towards Argos, Currys, Comet, John Lewis and Maplin, where Freesat boxes can be purchased. The coverage is due to kick off with the grand...

  • Five uplifting anti-depression gadgets
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    Five uplifting anti-depression gadgets

    By 18 January 2010

    Today is the most depressing day of 2010. That's what that nagging, soul-destroyed ache has been ever since you got up this morning and the reason why your 11am cup of coffee just hasn't cut it today - even with the extra sachet of sweetener. Psychologists...

  • Samsung unveils high-end 3DTVS
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    Samsung unveils high-end 3DTVS

    By 7 January 2010

    Samsung has announced three new ranges of HDTVs that are equipped to display 3D content. The 9000, 8000 and 7000 ranges all carry LED backlighting, and run the gamut from high- to lower-end. The 9000s are the stars of the show. This flagship range is...

  • Sharp adds extra pixel to RGB
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    Sharp adds extra pixel to RGB

    By 6 January 2010

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA, Sharp has declared that it's upgrading the RGB system to include a yellow pixel, too. Monitors and televisions have traditionally created colours using red, green and blue pixels at different brightness...

  • LG's INFINIA ultra-slim HDTVs
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    LG's INFINIA ultra-slim HDTVs

    By 6 January 2010

    In Las Vegas, LG has been showing off its 2010 "INFINIA" range of HDTVs. The LE9500, LE8500 and LE7500 series are ultra-slim and will be the company's first 3D-ready displays available in the USA.  Peter Reiner, SVP of LG USA, told Pocket-lint: "We're...

  • 65-inch Full HD 3D LCDs due next year
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    65-inch Full HD 3D LCDs due next year

    By 18 December 2009

    One of the world's largest LCD manufacturers has revealed it is kicking off mass market production of a Full HD 65-inch 3D LCD television. AU Optronics, which supplies panels to Samsung, BenQ, Apple, and ViewSonic, among others, plans to start volume...

  • Sky launches MGM HD
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    Sky launches MGM HD

    By 14 December 2009

    A new channel "devoted exclusively to the delivery of movies in high-definition" has been announced with the news that Sky and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have launched MGM HD.   The channel is a 50/50 joint venture between Sky and MGM and is said to...