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  • The 10 best TVs for World Cup watching
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    The 10 best TVs for World Cup watching

    By 17 May 2010

    Traditionally, during British summertime, we switch off our TVs en masse and partake in more outdoor pursuits instead. We'd all rather be having barbecues, playing swingball, or queuing in the rain outside Wimbledon for tickets to court 14. However,...

  • How to buy a new TV
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    How to buy a new TV

    By 17 May 2010

    A big event like the World Cup 2010 is just the kind of excuse that some of us are looking for to finally ditch that creaking tube opposite your sofa and splash out on a shiny, new flatscreen. After all, we all deserve a bit of decadence every now and...

  • Panasonic reveals 2010 TV lineup
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    Panasonic reveals 2010 TV lineup

    By 18 February 2010

    Panasonic, at its convention in Munich, has revealed its UK Viera lineup of plasma and LCD televisions for 2010. There's a whopping total of 69 different models launched globally - "we didn't do that on purpose, but they're very sexy", said Panasonic's...

  • Panasonic claims plasmas easier on eyes than LCD
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    Panasonic claims plasmas easier on eyes than LCD

    By 17 February 2010

    A survey commissioned by Panasonic and undertaken by researchers at a Munich University has found that plasma televisions cause less eye strain than an LCD at a similar brightness level.  The researchers sat 31 people - male and female - down in front...

  • Panasonic unleashes 65-inch VT20 3D plasma
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    Panasonic unleashes 65-inch VT20 3D plasma

    By 17 February 2010

    Among the pile of televisions announced at Panasonic's convention in Munich is the inauspiciously-named TX-P65VT20E. That string of letters and numbers hides a monster 65-inch 3D-capable plasma television (seen previously at CES) which offers 600Hz image...

  • Samsung PS50B550 television   review
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    Samsung PS50B550 television review

    By 1 February 2010

    Only a few years ago the idea of getting a 50-inch Full HD plasma for £750 was unthinkable. Now, the choice is huge, and Samsung’s polished PS50B550 joins mid-range plasmas from LG and Panasonic as excellent value screens for anyone after the perfect...

  • Panasonic builds 152-inch 3D plasma TV
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    Panasonic builds 152-inch 3D plasma TV

    By 9 January 2010

    Now this is just showing off. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Panasonic is demonstrating one of the biggest plasma displays that we've ever clapped eyes on - it's a massive 152-inches across. For a sense of scale, that's the same as 22...

  • Panasonic announces Full HD plasma 3DTVs for consumers
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    Panasonic announces Full HD plasma 3DTVs for consumers

    By 7 January 2010

    Panasonic has continued its head first plunge into the world of 3D at CES this year with three significant announcements for the growth of the revitalised cinematic craze. First, and most importantly, is the launch of the company's HD 3D plasma TV range...

  • Panasonic panels up with bigger V10 plasmas
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    Panasonic panels up with bigger V10 plasmas

    By 3 September 2009

    Many may not have been able to afford them but just about all of us had a good old drool over Panasonic's V10 series of plasma TVs when they hit at the beginning of the year. The good news is that those panel people are at it again with the addition of...

  • LG 50PS7000 television review
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    LG 50PS7000 television review

    By 23 June 2009

    We may be in the midst of the long-awaited "digital" switchover, but the word itself is quickly ceasing to mean much in the world of video and high definition. This 50-inch plasma from LG has a Freeview TV tuner inside for fetching digital TV pics, of...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Panasonic 50-inch plasma for £766
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    Daily Tech Deal: Panasonic 50-inch plasma for £766

    By 15 May 2009

    Plasma vs LCD, which one do you go for? Well, to help you make up your mind the tech deal brings word of the Panasonic TX-P50X10B plasma TV. Currently being sold at Laskys.com for £766, this appears to be a very competitive price for a telly sporting...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Panasonic TH-37PX80 plasma TV £569
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    Daily Tech Deal: Panasonic TH-37PX80 plasma TV £569

    By 4 May 2009

    If you are thinking of upgrading your current TV then today's tech deal may be able to help. Pocket-lint reviewed the Panasonic TH-37PX80 plasma TV back in November '08 and it's now available from Littlewoods Direct for £569, down from its review price...

  • Samsung brings 6000, 7000 and 8000 TVs to UK
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    Samsung brings 6000, 7000 and 8000 TVs to UK

    By 24 March 2009

    Samsung has announced that it is bringing the Luxia range of TVs launched in the US at CES earlier in the year to the UK in the next couple of weeks. Although the new models will drop the Luxia branding, the TVs will sport the same features and functionality...

  • LG denies plasma TV pull-out
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    LG denies plasma TV pull-out

    By 2 March 2009

    LG has denied it is pulling out of the plasma television market, following reports last week from a Korean news source that the company was to stop making the flat screen products. The reports had quoted an LG exec as suggesting that with little profit...

  • LG considering pulling out of plasma TV market
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    LG considering pulling out of plasma TV market

    By 27 February 2009

    LG is considering pulling out of the plasma television market, it's been revealed. The news, from translated reports from the Far East, suggest that the company has seen such a "slump" that both sales and profits are down. LG's vice president Lee Gyu-hong,...

  • Panasonic details Viera Z1, V10, G15, G10 TVs
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    Panasonic details Viera Z1, V10, G15, G10 TVs

    By 24 February 2009

    Panasonic today confirmed that it will expand its line of Viera series plasma TVs at the Panasonic Convention 2009, in Amsterdam. Panasonic claims to have improved motion image performance, contrast and colour reproduction thanks to the adoption of NeoPDP...

  • Industry hits back at plasmas to be banned reports
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    Industry hits back at plasmas to be banned reports

    By 20 January 2009

    EICTA, an organisation described as "the voice of the European digital technology industry", has issued a statement of "important clarification" on behalf of the industry over the news that large plasma TVs might soon be banned in Europe. The statement...

  • Plasma TVs facing green ban in Britain
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    Plasma TVs facing green ban in Britain

    By 12 January 2009

    Large plasma televisions, described as "energy-guzzling... 4x4s of the living room" will soon see a UK ban. Becoming part of Britain's battle against climate change, ministers have told The Independent on Sunday that "minimum energy performance standards"...

  • Panasonic shows off 3D Full HD home cinema
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    Panasonic shows off 3D Full HD home cinema

    By 9 January 2009

    Panasonic has given a US debut to the world's first 3D Full HD Plasma Home Theater System (the 3D FHD) at CES. Panasonic’s 3D Full HD Plasma Home Theater System claims to enable the viewing of true-to-life 3D FHD images by using a Panasonic 103-inch...

  • Panasonic unveils Full HD plasma TVs
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    Panasonic unveils Full HD plasma TVs

    By 24 November 2008

    Two new Panasonic Full HD plasma displays are going to be available from early next year. First up is the TH-65VX100, which is claimed to achieve the blackest blacks with the world's highest contrast ratio of 60,000:1. The second launch is the TH-50VX100,...

  • Panasonic TH-37PX80 television review
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    Panasonic TH-37PX80 television review

    By 4 November 2008

    With the number of brands abandoning plasma altogether growing by the month, you’d be forgiven for thinking that LCD technology is now the undisputed choice for flatscreen TVs. The last man standing - in Japan, at least - is Panasonic, whose TH-37PX80...

  • Pioneer launches limited-edition Kuros
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    Pioneer launches limited-edition Kuros

    By 28 October 2008

    Pioneer has announced the launch of its Full HD 1080p Kuro limited edition plasma flat screen TVs - the "exquisitely styled" 50-inch KRP-500AW and KRP-500ABG. The new TVs, described as "masterpieces of design and engineering" come in two colour variants...

  • 103-inch plasma which lowers from your ceiling
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    103-inch plasma which lowers from your ceiling

    By 13 October 2008

    Press a button and this huge, 103-inch plasma screen will lower slowly down from the ceiling and then can be rotated to be best viewed from whenever you're sitting. You just need a house big enough for it. Price on application from Media Motion. Hit the...

  • Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ81B television review
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    Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ81B television review

    By 24 September 2008

    Panasonic has introduced the World’s first flat panel TV with a built-in Freesat tuner and it’s a cracker. The 46-inch model we had to test has Full HD 1080P resolution, though its blocky black lines aren’t the most stylish on offer today, it is...

  • LG adds to plasma line-up with PG6900
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    LG adds to plasma line-up with PG6900

    By 18 September 2008

    LG has added a new model to its HD Ready plasma TV line-up that incorporates Freeview+, which is a built-in digital video recorder (DVR) (for which you don't have to pay a subscription). This means that PG6900 owners can pause, play and rewind live TV....