Televisions archive

  • Philips 46PFL9707 review
    Televisions 5 out of 5

    Philips 46PFL9707 review

    By 12 November 2012

    Traditionally - and entirely understandably - moths and televisions haven’t had that much in common. Surprisingly, though, the moth and TV worlds suddenly came together in spectacular fashion at the end of 2011 when Philips realised that reproducing...

  • 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...

  • Vote in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012
    Gaming

    Vote in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012

    By 7 November 2012

    Voting for the 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards has now gone live, giving you the chance to say which gadgets you think should be crowned top for 2012. As you will see over on the voting page, each of the 11 categories has five products that have been...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012: Nominations announced
    Gaming

    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012: Nominations announced

    By 6 November 2012

    Picking the best of the best is never an easy job but, after much deliberation and debate, the Pocket-lint team has whittled down and weeded out the best gadgets and tech from the past year. That means we now have a definitive shortlist for the Pocket-lint...

  • Sony financial results show company is still in the red, but improving
    Phones

    Sony financial results show company is still in the red, but improving

    By 1 November 2012

    Sony has posted its financial results for Q2 of the fiscal year and though the company is still operating at a loss, there are signs of improvement. During the period of July through to September, Sony lost $198 million. A huge number of course, but a...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012: Last chance to nominate, closes today
    Gaming

    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012: Last chance to nominate, closes today

    By 1 November 2012

    Nominations for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 closes at the end of play today (1 November) so we urge you to send us your thoughts on the best gadgets and gizmos of 2012 sharpish, if you haven't already. We will be revealing which products have made...

  • YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more
    Televisions

    YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

    By 31 October 2012

    YouView has begun rolling out an update that will introduce an array of new features to all of its TV set-top boxes.  Customers will now be able to fire up their box quicker, whether in standby mode or switched off, while the auto-standby setting can...

  • BBC iPlayer now on Sky+
    Televisions

    BBC iPlayer now on Sky+

    By 30 October 2012

    The BBC iPlayer is now available to Sky customers through their Sky+ boxes, joining other terrestrial catch-up services from ITV and Channel Five. Viewers will be able to catch up on their favourite BBC shows, such as Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing,...

  • New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free
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    New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free

    By 29 October 2012

    ITV’s decision to offer paid for content ad-free on its ITV Player service has come into effect, allowing consumers to rent shows from the TV channel’s archives, as well as still being able to catch up on recent shows for free. Episodes from classic...

  • Best TV 2012: Pocket-lint awards contenders
    Televisions

    Best TV 2012: Pocket-lint awards contenders

    By 26 October 2012

    The television set in 2012 was an interesting thing. It fell into a limbo between all the excitement of 3D and the whispers of 4K. The LED set became a true thing of beauty, as it became slimmer and slimmer and OLED television technology began to become...

  • LG to ditch Google in favour of Open webOS Smart TV
    Televisions

    LG to ditch Google in favour of Open webOS Smart TV

    By 25 October 2012

    It would appear LG has all but given up on Google’s sluggish venture into Smart TVs, instead turning its attention to a new Open webOS platform. According to webOS Nation, LG has been working with Gram (formerly Palm) as it looks to re-establish its...

  • Ultra High-Definition becomes the official term for 4K displays
    Televisions

    Ultra High-Definition becomes the official term for 4K displays

    By 19 October 2012

    The Consumer Electronics Association has officially named 4K technology “Ultra High-Definition”, after a unanimous vote. The decision was made to make it more obvious to consumers what 4K technology means. The CEA has also laid out the criteria to...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012: How the voting works
    Phones

    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012: How the voting works

    By 19 October 2012

    As we gear up for the 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards - the longest-running as well as one of the most respected gadget awards in the UK - we thought we would give you a quick rundown of how they work. There are 10 categories this year and each category...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012: Nominate your favourite gadget
    Gaming

    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012: Nominate your favourite gadget

    By 17 October 2012

    The 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are officially under way, and we want you to tell us which are the best gadgets and gizmos for 2012. There's no four-month voting process ahead of all the big launches; no silly awards categories that allow publications...

  • LG bringing Smart TVs to UK hotels
    Televisions

    LG bringing Smart TVs to UK hotels

    By 15 October 2012

    Hotel rooms throughout the world could soon be fitted with LG’s Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs, providing guests with access to apps, a customisable user interface and the ability to stream content from compatible devices.  The LG LT760H series, and later...

  • Samsung Series 8 ES8000 55-inch edge LED LCD TV review
    Televisions 4 out of 5

    Samsung Series 8 ES8000 55-inch edge LED LCD TV review

    By 10 October 2012

    Samsung’s top-spec edge LED LCD TV comes in the form of the ES8000, a thin-bezel Series 8 behemoth that, at the 55-inch stature of this review model, will dominate any room. The Pocket-lint team has seen all manner of tellies throughout 2012, but can...

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 11 television pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 11 television pictures and hands-on

    By 10 October 2012

    Bang & Olufsen has unveiled the latest television in its high-end, design-led range of consumer tech goods. The Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 11 is a top-of-the-line LED/LCD-based panel with built-in home cinema amp and on-board speakers attached in a continuation...

  • Spotify now available for Samsung Smart TVs
    Home Cinema

    Spotify now available for Samsung Smart TVs

    By 10 October 2012

    Spotify, the music-streaming service, is now available for access through a Samsung Smart TV. The downloadable application hooks up to your Spotify Premium account and allows you to play any of the 18 million plus songs stored on the platform through...

  • Pocket-lint is hiring
    Phones

    Pocket-lint is hiring

    By 8 October 2012

    Do gadgets get your synapses firing? Does technology quicken your pulse? Do you have what it takes to be at the cutting edge of gadget reporting? Then we want to hear from you. We're looking for a contributing editor to join the Pocket-lint team. Working...

  • Disney 3D movies head to LG Cinema 3D televisions in US
    Home Cinema

    Disney 3D movies head to LG Cinema 3D televisions in US

    By 5 October 2012

    LG has teamed up with Disney in the US to bring Disney 3D movies directly to your TV without your having to do anything other than press a button on your remote. "LG 3D World app now offers a collection of hit movies for rental, including some of Hollywood's...

  • Red5's Remote Control Pillow must be the comfiest TV remote ever
    Televisions

    Red5's Remote Control Pillow must be the comfiest TV remote ever

    By 4 October 2012

    A cushion that doubles up as a remote control for your television has arrived that will surely make calls of “Where is the blasted remote?” a thing of the past. Red5’s Remote Control Pillow is a fully functional TV remote, enabling couch potatoes...

  • Qualcomm: With AllJoyn apps you'll be able to buy items you see on TV using your smartphone
    Phones

    Qualcomm: With AllJoyn apps you'll be able to buy items you see on TV using your smartphone

    By 4 October 2012

    App developers are working with a technology that will enable consumers to buy the very same products they are seeing on their television instantly from their mobile phone or tablet. AllJoyn is a peer-to-peer (P2P) communication tool developed by Qualcomm...

  • eyeSight gesture control makes Minority Report a short step away
    Phones

    eyeSight gesture control makes Minority Report a short step away

    By 24 September 2012

    The original iPhone caused a shift in smartphone design which still resonates today. Technology has moved on so much, however, that a lot of what the iPhone set out to do, is now outdated. Why, for example, do we even need to touch screens at all? It...

  • Free YouView box for BT customers, well apart from the installation and delivery cost
    Televisions

    Free YouView box for BT customers, well apart from the installation and delivery cost

    By 20 September 2012

    BT is offering new customers who sign up to its Infinity Broadband package a free YouView set top box worth £299.  With no subscription fee, customers will be able to enjoy more than 100 digital TV and Radio stations and access seven days of catch-up...

  • Samsung Digital Theatre app brings the Young Vic and RSC plays to your living room
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    Samsung Digital Theatre app brings the Young Vic and RSC plays to your living room

    By 19 September 2012

    Samsung Smart TV owners who complain that they never get to go to the theatre any more can now do so, after a partnership between the Korean manufacturer and a number of leading theatres in the UK. The Digital Theatre App on the Samsung Smart TV promises...