Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    Google Chromecast review

    By 19 March 2014

    Following its successful US launch last summer, Google has launched Chromecast in the UK. And it's a rather big deal. Chromecast is an HDMI dongle designed to plug into your TV and is a rival to Apple's AirPlay and devices like Apple TV, Roku and other...

  • Televisions 5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-50W829 W8 Series TV review

    By 19 March 2014

    Sony is banking on its W8 flatscreen range to cut a swathe through the connected TV competition this year. While there are higher-spec Full HD models in the brand's own 2014 line-up, specifically the distinctive wedge-shaped W85 and W95 models, this trio...

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    Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

    By 13 March 2014

    There's no going back now, Panasonic has stopped production of its plasma TV line. Now, the firm is looking to LCD with LED backlights for its TV range, but the good news is the company is still innovating, and to that end it has introduced the first...

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    LG's 77-inch flexible 4K OLED TV will let you control the display curvature (video)

    By 7 January 2014

    LG Electronics is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where the company just unveiled its 77-inch flexible 4K OLED TV with a controllable curve. You read that right. According to LG, you can control the degree-angle of the display's curvature. In...

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    Hands-on: LG WebOS TV review

    By 7 January 2014

    WebOS, the mobile operating system created for Palm, is back, this time on a TV from LG. It was demoed on the company's stand at the giant consumer electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas, and Pocket-lint was invited ahead of the official first day to check...

  • Televisions 5 out of 5

    Philips 65PFL9708 9000 Series 4K TV review

    By 3 January 2014

    If you’re contemplating a 4K television to dominate your living room then there are a number of options out there. The Philips offering, found in its 65-inch PFL9708 form, offers a distinct point of difference: ambilight technology. Ambilight introduces...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

    By 8 November 2013

    Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base looks to rectify. This all-in-one box solution sits underneath the TV - literally, it...

  • Televisions 5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L65WT600 Smart Viera 4K TV review

    By 16 October 2013

    The Panasonic TX-L65WT600 is the first 4K Ultra-HD television to acknowledge that the future of TV is not just higher resolution, but higher frame rates as well. Why? Because the WT600 offers both next generation HDMI 2.0 connectivity, as well as DisplayPort...

  • 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....

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    Just for fun: Fruit Ninja HD played on 84-inch touchscreen 4K TV

    By 13 September 2013

    Some things are just too good to pass up. Presented by a Planar 84-inch touchscreen 4K TV wired up to an Intel NUC mini PC on the show floor at the Intel Developers Forum, we were quick to dig into the Windows 8 apps on offer. And what better to play...

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    LG 77-inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV pictures and eyes-on: Stunning

    By 9 September 2013

    LG unveiled the world's largest UHD OLED TV with a curved display at IFA 2013 in Berlin, surprising a few - including a couple of its own managers who saw it for the first time at the show. The huge 77-inch model was displayed alongside an actual model...

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    Panasonic Viera WT600 pictures and eyes-on: top-spec 4K telly delivers the goods

    By 7 September 2013

    Panasonic has revealed what could well be one of the hottest 4K TVs to arrive at this year's IFA electronics show in Berlin: introducing the Viera WT600. There's no monkeying around here, as the WT600 comes loaded with HDMI 2.0 for proper 50/60fps playback...

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    LG 55-inch Gallery OLED TV eyes-on in the classy corner of IFA

    By 7 September 2013

    For a moment we thought we'd wandered out of IFA and into some duke's front room. And there, barely noticeable, among the classy furniture was the LG 55-inch Gallery OLED. Immediately you notice how seamlessly the screen sits in the ornate frame thanks...

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    Philips Elevation: we take a look at the first television with four-sided Ambilight

    By 6 September 2013

    Philips sprung the Elevation - its first television to feature four-sided Ambilight technology - into the internet ether in July, but only now have we had the chance to lay eyes on the colourful set. And it's really rather brilliant. Ambilight projects...

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    Philips 65PFL9708 TV eyes-on: 4K is here and it looks stunning with Ambilight

    By 5 September 2013

    We knew that a Philips 4K television was on the way, but the company has been somewhat coy when it's come to the details. Wait no longer, as the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin was used as the platform to show off the latest 65-inch PFL9708. Philips...