Reviews & hands-on

  • Televisions

    New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013

    By 4 December 2012

    The BBC has relaunched its red button service - initially as a Virgin Media TiVo box exclusive - bringing increased amounts of content, a more streamlined experience and catch up capabilities. Called the "connected red button", the new BBC service lets...

  • Gaming

    BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 pictures and hands-on

    By 20 March 2012

    BBC iPlayer has landed on the Xbox 360. The service is now available free on every major games console, PCs, Macs and mobile phones. It is the latest video-based application to be added to the Xbox's library alongside the likes of Netflix and Lovefilm. ...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-32CX523 review

    By 3 May 2011

    Sony is back with one of its first offerings for 2011, and it’s a budget belter. Lacking any kind of upmarket panel tech, you’ll have to make do with regular LCD (no sign of any LED backlighting here), but elsewhere there are plenty of features to...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Digital Stream DPS-1000 review

    By 13 April 2011

    Lovefilm is on a charge. Having eclipsed its mail order competition and spent a year streaming its wares to games consoles and every web-connected TV going, the movie monster has joined yet another platform. Lovefilm’s latest appearance is on the Onyx...

  • Home Cinema

    Virgin Media TiVo BBC iPlayer app hands-on

    By 31 March 2011

    One of the many exciting features about the Virgin Media TiVo box (or Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo box, to give it it's full name) is its ability to run Flash based applications, housed in their own section on the menu system. And those who have had...

  • Tablets

    BBC iPlayer for iPad hands-on

    By 10 February 2011

    Having broken the news earlier that the BBC would be launching a BBC iPlayer for iPad app this week, it’s only fitting that Pocket-lint is one of the first sites to bring you a hands-on experience of the new application, now that it’s available...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Technika SmartBox 8320HD review

    By 25 October 2010

    Languishing on the shelves of Tesco is the Technika SmartBox 8320HD, a clever TV set-top box that promises to serve up a veritable platter of delights. Embracing the current trend for offering connected features, the 8320HD not only offers you Freeview+...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Sony BDP-S370 Blu-ray player review

    By 13 May 2010

    The Sony BDP-S370 is their new entry-level player for 2010 and brings with it a surprising level of functionality. It sits at the bottom of the Sony line-up and the notable feature that it doesn't offer is compatibility with 3D, which is being rolled...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Cello iViewer television review

    By 2 March 2010

    Cello aren't a widely-known brand, mostly found languishing in supermarkets, notable for their bargain prices and (in their DVD players) the ability of play any region discs out of the box. The iViewer doesn't even mention Cello on the box, instead pointing...

  • Home Cinema 0 out of 5

    First Look: SeeSaw review

    By 27 January 2010

    You know iPlayer? It's good isn't it? The trouble is  that you can only get BBC programmes on it, which is okay if you like BBC programmes, but what if you don't? What if you want to watch Channel 4 or Five shows? In steps SeeSaw. SeeSaw has been born...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Samsung YP-Q1 Diamond MP3 player review

    By 13 November 2008

    The Samsung Q1 seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. The box calls it the Q1 "Digital Media Player", the back calls it the YP-Q1, and it’s also drifting around under the moniker of Diamond. So what is going on? Well first, you have to make...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    BBC iPlayer - EXCLUSIVE review

    By 27 July 2007

    The much anticipated BBC iPlayer has gone live as a public Beta and Pocket-lint got an early peek ahead of the official launch. In a nutshell, the BBC iPlayer lets you catch up with all the BBC programmes you've missed (or want to watch again) during...