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  • Philips adopts edge-lit LED tech for new TV range
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    Philips adopts edge-lit LED tech for new TV range

    By 6 August 2010

    The majority of television manufacturers have now switched to edge-mounted LED backlighting, favouring a slim footprint over a rear-lit system, and now Philips has followed suit with its 7605 series of TV. Available in 32-, 37-, 40- and 42-inch screen...

  • Philips HR1861 juicer   review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    Philips HR1861 juicer review

    By 23 July 2010

    The Philips HR1861 juicer has received a number of awards and recommendations from the likes of Good Housekeeping and Which? But will it survive the rigours of the Pocket-lint.com test kitchen? This juicer is of the centrifugal variety, so sitting at...

  • Philips Fidelio DS9000   review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio DS9000 review

    By 21 July 2010

    iPod docks come in all shapes and sizes, most arriving around the £100-150 mark, offering a range of features the most useful of which is the ability to get the tunes off your iPod or iPhone and into your room. Many suffer from the same problem too -...

  • Philips BDP3100   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Philips BDP3100 review

    By 16 July 2010

    This entry-level Blu-ray deck has been designed to offer cash-strapped buyers the chance to get crisp high-def pictures without having to sell any vital organs. It does mean that the spec sheet is light on cutting-edge features, such as network media...

  • Philips Streamium MCI900: thinking outside the box for tweeters
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    Philips Streamium MCI900: thinking outside the box for tweeters

    By 16 July 2010

    When we say that Philips is thinking outside the box when it comes to the tweeters for the Streamium MCI900 we mean it literally. Instead of being encased within the speakers, the tweeters sit on top of the speaker boxes - mounted on a rigid, sonically...

  • Philips Fidelio DS9000: The Audiophile's iPod dock
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    Philips Fidelio DS9000: The Audiophile's iPod dock

    By 6 July 2010

    Philips has unleashed its latest high end iPod/iPhone dock, the Fidelio DS9000, aimed squarely at the sorts of music fan who can discern a 320kbps MP3 from a 256kbps one. In fact, its target audience would probably spit in the face of an MP3 and instead...

  • Philips ActionFit SHQ4000 review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips ActionFit SHQ4000 review

    By 2 June 2010

    There are an increasing number of options for those who want a dedicated pair of headphones for sport, be it in the gym or out pounding the pavement. One of the recent companies to throw themselves into sporting endeavour is Philips, joining the likes...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Interview with Carl Erik Rinsch - director of 'The Gift'
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    Interview with Carl Erik Rinsch - director of 'The Gift'

    By 14 April 2010

    The grand unveiling of the Philips Parallel Lines short film competition took place other night. Of the five excellent films that were chosen, rightly or wrongly there was a standout crowd pleaser among them most noticable for its stunning visual effects,...

  • 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"...

  • Philips SDC5100 notebook CushionSpeaker   review
    Online 2.5 out of 5

    Philips SDC5100 notebook CushionSpeaker review

    By 24 March 2010

    Admit it, you sit there, laptop on knee, browsing the Internet whilst watching TV and eating spaghetti hoops. We're sure a lot of people run the gauntlet everyday, suffering warmed legs and audiological horrors. As a result there are a number of accessories...

  • VIDEO: The Philips 21:9 advert that will make you want one
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    VIDEO: The Philips 21:9 advert that will make you want one

    By 19 March 2010

    After the success of last year's award winning short film, the Dark Knight-inspired Carousel, Philips has let slip a teaser trailer of its Parallel Lines series as made in conjunction with Ridley Scott Associates. The project set five top directors up...

  • 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...

  • Philips laptop peripherals range
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    Philips laptop peripherals range

    By 25 February 2010

    Philips may not make any computers itself, but that hasn't stopped the Dutch giant from coming up with a range of notebook and netbook specific peripherals launched at the Barcelona Winter Event 2010. The company has promised more to come in the way of...

  • Philips 360Sound home theatre and SoundBar
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    Philips 360Sound home theatre and SoundBar

    By 25 February 2010

    Despite Philips admitting that the growth of 2.1 soundbars is happening at the expense of larger 5.1 set ups, the company was very proud to launch the 16-speaker 360Sound home cinema apparatus in Barcelona. Each of the satellite units contains three speakers...

  • Philips Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock
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    Philips Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock

    By 25 February 2010

    Philips is throwing everything at the Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock with the intention of taking on the likes of the Zeppelin. It's already been cleared for some shelf space in the Apple store and, if you were in any doubt of the premium positioning, then...

  • Philips touchscreen GoGear Muse hands on
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    Philips touchscreen GoGear Muse hands on

    By 24 February 2010

    Philips has dragged its GoGear media players into the 21st century by adding in touchscreen control and ditching Windows Media Player as the default supporting software. The upgrades to the GoGear Muse range will hit in April and will also introduce a...

  • Philips SoundSphere hi-fi microsystem
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    Philips SoundSphere hi-fi microsystem

    By 24 February 2010

    Philips is looking to make the hi-fi mini-system seem sexy again with the launch of the rather interesting SoundSphere range. The standout feature is, of course, the floating external tweeters placed above and in the path of the upward turned woofers...

  • Philips to launch Android-based GoGear Connect
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    Philips to launch Android-based GoGear Connect

    By 24 February 2010

    Philips has given journalists some info, at the company's Winter Media 2010 event, of an Android-based media player that will be hitting the markets in July 2010. The GoGear Connect will have very much the same form factor as the newly announced GoGear...

  • Philips delivers Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock
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    Philips delivers Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock

    By 23 February 2010

    In Barcelona, Philips has announced a new iPod Dock, the Fidelio DS9000. It's a premium product with a premium price, combining wood, metal, and fabric into a rather delightful enclosure. That's useless, though, if it doesn't sound good. But Philips reckons...

  • Philips fills your living room with 16 speakers
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    Philips fills your living room with 16 speakers

    By 23 February 2010

    In Barcelona, Philips has announced the Immersive Sound home theatre system. It comprises of five satellites, a subwoofer, and a base unit. But more unusually, each of those satellites contains three speakers - one pointed forwards, and two angled to...

  • Philips goes all LED with 9000, 8000 & 7000 TVs
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    Philips goes all LED with 9000, 8000 & 7000 TVs

    By 23 February 2010

    Philips has taken its top TVs up a well aimed notch with an all LED look to the 2010 9000, 8000 and 7000 ranges. At the top of the stack sits the all 3D Ready 9000 series which feature 400Hz technology and boast a 0.5 ms response time both of which will...

  • Philips washable sports headphones for the sweaty amongst you
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    Philips washable sports headphones for the sweaty amongst you

    By 23 February 2010

    Philips has launched a new range of washable headphones designed for sports fans who find themselves getting sweaty. The new headphones, made from high grade water resistant materials, are sweat-proof and have been injected with an antibacterial agent...

  • Philips launches surround Soundbar
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    Philips launches surround Soundbar

    By 23 February 2010

    In Barcelona in Spain, Philips has just announced a SoundBar home theatre device. It virtualizes surround sound, meaning that it employs clever psycho-acoustical tricks with delay and bouncing noise off walls to create the illusion of 5.1 surround using...