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  • Philips Cinema 21:9 embraces 3DTV
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    Philips Cinema 21:9 embraces 3DTV

    By 3 September 2009

    Philips has demonstrated a 3D version of its Cinema 21:9 television at IFA in Berlin, Germany, as it and the rest of the industry gets on board for the new technology. The Special prototype 3D version of the Cinema 21:9 TV with 3D has its content provided...

  • We've landed: IFA 2009 coverage starts now
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    We've landed: IFA 2009 coverage starts now

    By 2 September 2009

    IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics show is almost here, and that means Pocket-lint will be bringing you all the news on what you are going to want to be putting on your Christmas list. So what can you expect from the show and from us? From the...

  • Philips PET744 portable DVD player  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips PET744 portable DVD player review

    By 26 August 2009

    You'd think that portable DVD players were something of a dying breed, but the sheer convenience of being able to watch DVDs wherever you like keeps this segment of the market alive. Especially if you've got kids. The Philips PET744 is a clamshell design...

  • Philips 32PFL7404 television    review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips 32PFL7404 television review

    By 18 August 2009

    High-end sets from the Philips stable have impressed of late, but this 7000 Series 32-incher sees a few shortcuts made to bring it in at under £700. Shortcuts, yes, but a lot of the tech that makes other Philips TVs such a success remains on the 32PFL7404....

  • Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray player  review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray player review

    By 13 August 2009

    There’s been a lot of rubbish talked about Blu-ray’s slow growth. Probably as a reaction to the hyperbole from the format’s promoters, its success has been downplayed; the truth is, Blu-ray is more than grazing our interest in the UK. It’s arguably...

  • Philips GoGear Opus MP3 player  review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Philips GoGear Opus MP3 player review

    By 7 August 2009

    If Philips are guilty of one thing, it's overlooking a decent product name. That trend seems to be changing, which is a good thing considering the GoGear Opus could also be known as the SA1OP08K. So what we have here is the latest 8GB version of their...

  • Philips launches PET744 portable DVD player
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    Philips launches PET744 portable DVD player

    By 5 August 2009

    Philips has launched the PET744 portable DVD player with a two-in-one, 180-degree swivel screen design that means it can be used as a clamshell or a tablet-style device. It's a 7-inch model with a high resolution (800 x 480) widescreen LCD display and...

  • Philips BDP7300 Blu-ray player  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips BDP7300 Blu-ray player review

    By 5 August 2009

    Philips hasn’t really made an impact in the high-def player market so far but the BDP7300 could put the Dutch manufacturer on the Blu-ray map. It’s a fully-fledged Profile 2.0 affair, which puts BD-Live downloads at your disposal (the quality of which...

  • Philips launches £169 BDP300 Blu-ray player
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    Philips launches £169 BDP300 Blu-ray player

    By 31 July 2009

    Philips has announced the launch of the BDP3000 Blu-ray player with the claim that it will make the "stunning quality of Full HD movies available to more people than ever before". The new player does have a more reasonable street price than we're used...

  • Who will be first with a "3D Ready" television?
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    Who will be first with a "3D Ready" television?

    By 30 July 2009

    After various trials and demos, Sky has announced it is to launch a 3D television channel in the UK in 2010. Although the current generation of Sky+HD set-top boxes will be able to handle the 3D signal, those that want to watch in 3D will need to upgrade...

  • Philips launches 9664 series LCD TVs
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    Philips launches 9664 series LCD TVs

    By 27 July 2009

    Philips has announced the launch of a new range of LCD televisions in the UK - the 9664 series. The 9664 series is available in 42-inch and 47-inch screen sizes and offers 200Hz Clear LCD technology combined with a response time of 1ms that's said to...

  • Philips 220X1SW Brilliance LCD monitor with Lightframe review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Philips 220X1SW Brilliance LCD monitor with Lightframe review

    By 17 July 2009

    Separating Philips from the light fantastic seems to be a challenge these days, with their Ambilight and Aurea models bringing a little variety to your average black bezeled TV. The Philips Brilliance LCD with Lightframe brings a little of this joy to...

  • Philips 56PFL9954H Cinema 21:9 television review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Philips 56PFL9954H Cinema 21:9 television review

    By 14 July 2009

    Welcome to the wonderful world of CinemaScope TV. With a good 50% of Blu-ray discs containing movies in CinemaScope 2.39:1 aspect, high-def fans still have to put up with black bars above and below the action. Until now, that is. Philips' Cinema 21:9...

  • Philips Streamium NP2900 network music player review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips Streamium NP2900 network music player review

    By 6 July 2009

    Philips have impressed with their range of Streamium products in the past, delivering easy-to-use options for those with digital music collections who want to play their music elsewhere. The NP2900 is a network music player, providing the connectivity...

  • Philips launches PowerSensor LCD monitor
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    Philips launches PowerSensor LCD monitor

    By 26 June 2009

    Philips has launched a monitor with a built-in infrared presence sensor. The Philips Brilliance LCD monitor contains "PowerSensor" technology, which can detect whether you're sat in front of it or not and adjust brightness accordingly. If you get up and...

  • Philips launches BDP7300 Blu-ray player
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    Philips launches BDP7300 Blu-ray player

    By 18 June 2009

    According to Philips one of the main reasons people hesitate to splash out on a Blu-ray player is due to the slow start up times associated with many players. In an attempt to "satisfy" such viewers' "demands" Philips has announced the launch of the BDP7300...

  • Philips Ambilight 32PFL9604 television review
    Televisions 4.5 out of 5

    Philips Ambilight 32PFL9604 television review

    By 16 June 2009

    Occasionally we come across a TV that can take days to review properly, and the feature-packed Philips 32PFL9604 is certainly one of them. A diminutive 32-inch size, this aluminium-framed LCD TV is also one of the most tempting - not because of its unusual...

  • Philips launches LightFrame 22-inch monitor
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    Philips launches LightFrame 22-inch monitor

    By 9 June 2009

    Long day? Drooping eyes and nodding off slightly? Need a little bit of a boost? Stay away from that coffee machine - Philips has the answer. It's a monitor that glows bright blue. The LightFrameT is a 22-inch widescreen TFT that is surrounded by a big...

  • Philips SPC1330NC Webcam pro  review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Philips SPC1330NC Webcam pro review

    By 9 June 2009

    The Philips SPC1330NC Webcam pro, an incremental update of the SPC1300NC, is striking through its design: the chrome-effect trim gives it a retro look that will appeal to those who are bored of the average black blob of a webcam. But aside from the quirky...

  • Philips GoGear Opus priced for UK launch
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    Philips GoGear Opus priced for UK launch

    By 2 June 2009

    Philips has announced UK pricing and availability for its GoGear Opus PMP. The slimline player, with a 2.8-inch screen, offers Bluetooth stereo audio output, FM radio and, perhaps best of all, support for the BBC's iPlayer service. When announced the...

  • Philips Cinema 21:9 TV to cost £4500
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    Philips Cinema 21:9 TV to cost £4500

    By 1 June 2009

    We've brought you news, video and images previously of Philips' new Cinema 21:9 super widescreen television, but can now reveal the final UK pricing. Although when announced in the UK we reported that pricing would be around the £3500 mark, it seems...

  • Philips announces 9604 series TVs for the UK
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    Philips announces 9604 series TVs for the UK

    By 27 May 2009

    Already launched, Philips has announced the availability of its latest 9604 100Hz series TVs - 32PFL9604 and 37PFL9604 - for the UK. Offering Philips' most powerful processing chip, the 2009 Perfect Pixel HD engine, this boasts improved contrast and the...

  • Microsoft, Nokia, Philips team up for Trust in Digital Life initiative
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    Microsoft, Nokia, Philips team up for Trust in Digital Life initiative

    By 11 May 2009

    Microsoft, Nokia, Philips and digital security Gemalto have teamed up on a new initiative aimed at addressing "the fundamental societal issue of trust in new and emerging digital services". Under the title of "Trust in Digital Life", the initiative's...

  • NXP announces industry standard NFC chip
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    NXP announces industry standard NFC chip

    By 11 May 2009

    Contactless payment with your mobile phone is a step closer to wider adoption as an industry development that sees a universal platform created for the technology, has now been announced. Philips' NXP has unveiled what it says is the world's first truly...

  • Philips launches Streamium NP2900
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    Philips launches Streamium NP2900

    By 1 May 2009

    Philips has launched a new product into its Streamium music range, the NP2900, described as a "compact yet advanced wireless streaming music player". With its four in-built speakers, four amplifiers and Digital Signal Processor, the NP2900 streams music...