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  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October

    By 12 October 2013

    Varied. That's the word to best describe the mixture of tech goodness that we bring you this week. October has landed in style, and the trickle of gaming is starting to burst its banks into a torrent of wonderfulness. The first heavyweight title ahead...

  • Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B 60-inch plasma TV review
    Televisions 5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B 60-inch plasma TV review

    By 11 October 2013

    People who know about TVs, and have tested lots of them - as we have - will almost universally agree that plasma TVs are amazing. We wouldn't discount LCD as a display technology, but for the absolute best picture quality you really can't beat a plasma....

  • Panasonic pulling out of plasma TV market by March 2014?
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    Panasonic pulling out of plasma TV market by March 2014?

    By 9 October 2013

    Panasonic has long been a player in the plasma television space, but that may soon end if reports from Reuters and Nikkei are to be believed. According to both publications citing sources, the Japanese electronics giant is planning to exit the plasma...

  • Death of plasma TV: Could Panasonic be thinking of pulling out?
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    Death of plasma TV: Could Panasonic be thinking of pulling out?

    By 18 March 2013

    Panasonic is reportedly considering withdrawal from the plasma television market. As shocking as that may seem, Japanese newspaper Nikkei claims that the company has already halted new development of plasma display technology and will cease panel production...

  • LG 50PM970T review
    Televisions 4 out of 5

    LG 50PM970T review

    By 12 November 2012

    A good plasma TV can transform your home cinema into an experience that rivals that of the movies. The subtle colours and deep blacks they offer form a contrast to the bright and vibrant world of the LED TV. They aren’t cheap, though: a top of the line...

  • Samsung Series 8 64-inch plasma TV review
    Televisions 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung Series 8 64-inch plasma TV review

    By 24 July 2012

    After the initial eye-blasting that a gigantic 64-inch television brings you, it is quite difficult to actually sit down and take stock of just how this Samsung plasma performs. With an asking price of £2999 this is a set that really needs to impress....

  • The death of plasma? Panasonic sales drop by 41 per cent
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    The death of plasma? Panasonic sales drop by 41 per cent

    By 11 May 2012

    Panasonic has posted its annual financial results and, like many other Japanese consumer electronics brands, the last fiscal year has not been kind. The firm has posted a loss of 812.8 billion Yen (£6.3 billion). In addition, the results show an alarming...

  • Sony: UK is last big market for plasma TV technology
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    Sony: UK is last big market for plasma TV technology

    By 21 February 2012

    During a press tour of Japan with Sony to see its 2012 AV product ranges, Pocket-lint has learnt that the UK is the last hold-out in the LCD versus plasma TV skirmish that has raged since both technologies were introduced to our shores. According to the...

  • Panasonic TX-P50ST30  review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P50ST30 review

    By 22 December 2011

    Whether or not you’ve been impressed by 3D enough to have it at home, would you seriously consider buying a big, expensive TV that couldn't flirt with the third dimension at all? Panasonic has taken this quandary of modern times, and thus designed a...

  • Samsung PS51D8000 review
    Televisions 4 out of 5

    Samsung PS51D8000 review

    By 14 December 2011

    Samsung’s flagship plasma TV represents a delicious compromise. It’s got the second best online dimension, after Sony’s Bravia Internet Video platform, which is too often strapped to TVs with lacklustre 3D pictures. And the second best 3D performance,...

  • Panasonic TX-P50VT30 review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P50VT30 review

    By 8 December 2011

    This is home cinema heaven. We can spot a blackout-bound plasma screen a mile off, but the backlit remote control in the TX-P50VT30’s box – it glows a dark red behind the buttons to delicately help with operation in the dark – is the first clue...

  • LG PenTouch TV wants you to draw on your new Plasma
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    LG PenTouch TV wants you to draw on your new Plasma

    By 1 September 2011

    LG has announced a new Plasma television range at IFA in Berlin, that, strangely, lets you draw on them. Going against everyones natural instinct not to touch your TV (we are sure you were told off as a kid for getting to close to the goggle box in the...

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85 review

    By 11 July 2011

    Remember when the government deemed plasmas TVs the “4x4s of the living room”? Bang & Olufsen’s latest is more a road-train, clocking-in at a mighty 85-inches in diameter - so four times bigger than a 42-inch TV. It’s high-def, it’s 3D, it’s...

  • Panasonic TX-P42VT30 review
    Televisions 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P42VT30 review

    By 5 July 2011

    Ever since Pioneer pulled the plug on its highly-rated Kuro line of plasma screens, enthusiasts have been looking for a new hero brand to fill the void. Panasonic has always been the favoured candidate, not only because it has consistently enjoyed critical...

  • Loewe TVs get intergrated Napster support
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    Loewe TVs get intergrated Napster support

    By 3 June 2011

    Loewe's web connected TVs are now Napster compatible, bringing music downloads and streaming to your sitting room.  Napster will appear on Loewe's MediaNet on Individual LED, Connect LED and Art LED screens. Currently Napster has over 15 million songs...

  • Panasonic TX-50GT30   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-50GT30 review

    By 26 April 2011

    Twelve months ago the ins and outs of 3DTVs were a mystery to us all as a plethora of high-priced LED TVs were thrown our way, but now we know the truth; if you want convincing 3D in your living room, choose a plasma. Panasonic, the only brand to offer...

  • Panasonic's TH-103VX200W 103-inch 3D plasma hands-on
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    Panasonic's TH-103VX200W 103-inch 3D plasma hands-on

    By 7 February 2011

    Most flatscreen TVs are mass-market commodities, but Pocket-lint got a peek at some very special plasmas from Panasonic at this week’s trade-only ISE (integrated Systems Europe) event in Amsterdam. Already approved by Pope Benedict XVI - several of...

  • Samsung home cinema range for 2011 includes world's slimmest Blu-ray
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    Samsung home cinema range for 2011 includes world's slimmest Blu-ray

    By 6 January 2011

    Samsung has announced its TV, Blu-ray and Home Theatre ranges for 2011 at CES 2011 in Las Vegas; and it looks to be a real treat for any hardcore Home Cinema fans as included in the lineup is the world’s slimmest 3D Blu-ray disc player and some pretty...

  • Panasonic TX-P50S20B   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P50S20B review

    By 8 November 2010

    Unless you’re after a 3DTV or simply must have a super-flat (and super-expensive) LED-lit LCD TV, the £900-or-so that buys this 50-inch plasma represents a fabulous deal. On price-per-inch this Panasonic can’t be beaten. Full HD and fitted with a...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Televisions
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Televisions

    By 2 November 2010

    The clocks have gone back, the evenings are drawing in and the nights are getting colder. Not to worry, as we're here to brighten up your November by announcing the nominations for the annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. As of next week, you'll be able...

  • Panasonic TX-P42G20B   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P42G20B review

    By 26 August 2010

    Choosing which free high-definition TV platform to go for can be difficult, but thankfully this 42-inch Panasonic plasma makes the decision a whole lot easier. It’s equipped with both Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners, which means it’s ready to deliver...

  • Panasonic TX-65VT20 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-65VT20 review

    By 24 August 2010

    At 65-inches in diameter and with a depth of just 90mm, is this 3D Ready plasma the ultimate flatscreem TV? It certainly looks the part, but if you’re going to spend this kind of money on anything it should be faultless. And for all its high tech features...

  • VIDEO: Viral bemoans death of Pioneer Kuro TV tech
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    VIDEO: Viral bemoans death of Pioneer Kuro TV tech

    By 18 August 2010

    Pioneer is rather happy with its viral video creation, Dimitri on KURO and Pioneer, and it has every reason to be. It certainly made Pocket-lint giggle. Mind you, we lament the loss of KURO plasma TV technology as much as anybody. And we're sad. Using...

  • Panasonic unleashes its 152in 3D plasma monster
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    Panasonic unleashes its 152in 3D plasma monster

    By 9 June 2010

    There are some spectacular sights in this world; the palace gardens at the Taj Mahal; reunited families after a hostage ordeal; a full Moon when there's not a cloud in the sky; Kylie Minogue. But none of them are quite so awe-inspiring, for a tech geek,...

  • LG 50PK990 television   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    LG 50PK990 television review

    By 18 May 2010

    Flat TVs are hot products this summer thanks to the World Cup, and the big brands are shedding the pounds in preparation. None more so than this 50-inch plasma from LG, which defies tradition by slimming down to almost LED-like proportions. It’s a giddy...