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  • 3D viewing up, but still small when it comes to the bigger picture
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    3D viewing up, but still small when it comes to the bigger picture

    By 31 July 2012

    Some 113,000 people watched the London 2013 opening ceremony in 3D, figures confirm, sending mixed messages on whether the format is finally starting to be adopted, or  if it still has a long way to go before it proves itself in UK homes. The audience...

  • Super Hi-Vision eyes-on: London 2012 Olympics in 8k
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    Super Hi-Vision eyes-on: London 2012 Olympics in 8k

    By 31 July 2012

    The Olympics have long been a test platform for new technology. Be it clever swimsuits or innovative sets of trainers, whatever you see at the Olympics is usually at the cutting edge. It doesn’t have to be just sports however, TV networks often use...

  • Virgin Media Olympic viewers shun internet services to focus on Opening Ceremony
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    Virgin Media Olympic viewers shun internet services to focus on Opening Ceremony

    By 31 July 2012

    Almost 27 million people in the UK watched the London 2012 opening ceremony on Friday night on BBC One and BBC One HD, according to independent audience figures just released - and according to Virgin Media, they didn't multi-task in front of the TV either....

  • ITV Pay Player plans revealed, but will you shell out?
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    ITV Pay Player plans revealed, but will you shell out?

    By 30 July 2012

    ITV has laid out plans for it's ITV Pay Player that will see customers pay for access to more than1,000 hours of archive TV and film content. The announcement follows a trial that saw 5,000 homes try the service, and comes a full two years after the TV...

  • 3D Games now available to download to LG Cinema 3D TVs
    Gaming

    3D Games now available to download to LG Cinema 3D TVs

    By 30 July 2012

    3D games are now available to download to LG’s Cinema 3D Smart TVs as the Korean manufacturer expands its multimedia offering. Initially launched with five titles, all the games have been specifically optimised for the 3D platform (with the aid of LG’s...

  • How to watch the Olympics online
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    How to watch the Olympics online

    By 27 July 2012

    The games are almost upon us. Paul McCartney is prepping his hair and getting ready to treat us to a track by Wings (they're only the band the Beatles could have been). Beckham is getting ready to ride a horse and Daniel Craig is going to wow us with...

  • Sky Go, Sky+ app and Sky Anytime+ all getting new features, including iPad remote control
    Home Cinema

    Sky Go, Sky+ app and Sky Anytime+ all getting new features, including iPad remote control

    By 26 July 2012

    Sky has announced a swathe of major new features to a number of its services, television and app-related. The first to get its update is Sky Go on mobile and smartphone. The broadcaster and TV service provider has added hours of catch-up kids content...

  • 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....

  • Resurrected Polaroid brand now used on 3D TVs, docks and clocks
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    Resurrected Polaroid brand now used on 3D TVs, docks and clocks

    By 24 July 2012

    Iconic camera manufacturer Polaroid is branching out into 3D TVs, media players and audio equipment after agreeing to a partnership with Asda. The joint venture will see a range of Polaroid products sold both through ASDA’s high street retail stores...

  • World's best glasses-free 3D tech demoed this summer in selected bars
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    World's best glasses-free 3D tech demoed this summer in selected bars

    By 23 July 2012

    We could soon be experiencing glasses-free 3D screens that will enable more than one person to watch the screen without fear of distorting the image. If you’ve ever tried to watch a 3D screen that doesn’t require you to wear glasses then you’ll...

  • View21 Freeview+ HD recorder pictures and hands-on
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    View21 Freeview+ HD recorder pictures and hands-on

    By 18 July 2012

    When Pocket-lint's demonstration of the View21 PVR started we were worried that it was going to be exactly the same as a stack of other similar HDD and twin tuner loaded set-top-boxes. Its channel line-up is restricted to Freeview HD, and its internet...

  • Now TV: Everything you need to know
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    Now TV: Everything you need to know

    By 18 July 2012

    Sky’s Now TV has launched, offering on-demand movies while allowing you to dodge the Sky subscription needed for Sky Go. There is a lot to like about the new service, but at £3.49 per rental, or £15 a month, is it really worth it? We have had a long...

  • I wanted to love YouView, but I don't. Yet.
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    I wanted to love YouView, but I don't. Yet.

    By 6 July 2012

    The development of YouView has been a long and arduous affair, not just because of the technical hurdles, but because of other broadcasters and rights-holders. The service started as a brilliant notion that IP TV was quickly becoming a reality, and that...

  • Sony HX7 46-inch LCD TV review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sony HX7 46-inch LCD TV review

    By 5 July 2012

    With its latest set of TVs, Sony is trying to do something different in the looks department. The HX8, with its monolith design and tilted screen, certainly dominates any living room. Take a step down and you have this, the HX7, which uses a clever back...

  • The 75-inch Samsung TV that costs £11k, and that's before you factor in costs to move house for a bigger lounge
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    The 75-inch Samsung TV that costs £11k, and that's before you factor in costs to move house for a bigger lounge

    By 5 July 2012

    Samsung has announced the launch of a new flagship television, the ES9000, that measures in at 75-inches. "The definition qualities greatly improve in clearness, contrast and brightness by adopting Diamond Black Panel to provide best visual qualities...

  • New Arrested Development season also coming to UK Netflix
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    New Arrested Development season also coming to UK Netflix

    By 29 June 2012

    Netflix subscribers in the UK and Ireland received a boost today after it was confirmed the new season of hit comedy series Arrested Development would be available exclusively to the online streaming service.  Season four will arrive in early 2013 to...

  • Pocket TV will turn your television into a giant Android Ice Cream Sandwich display
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    Pocket TV will turn your television into a giant Android Ice Cream Sandwich display

    By 28 June 2012

    A start-up company has developed an innovative way of transforming your television into a giant Android Ice Cream Sandwich display. The Pocket TV is a tiny piece of kit that can hook up to any HDMI TV giving you full access to Google’s platform.  Once...

  • Google TV: pre-order now for July release
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    Google TV: pre-order now for July release

    By 25 June 2012

    You will soon be able to transform your TV into a full-fledged internet browser. Google and Sony’s collaboration for the first Google TV internet player will be available to buy from UK shops in July.  The Sony NS7-GS7 will be the first Google TV device...

  • Sony Internet Player with Google TV pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Internet Player with Google TV pictures and hands-on

    By 25 June 2012

    Google TV has a new look, new hardware and is heading to the UK. Set to launch on 16 July on British soil, the Sony Internet Player with Google TV brings with it a newly updated version of the service as well as more powerful hardware. We first caught...

  • Apple HDTV here in time for Christmas
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    Apple HDTV here in time for Christmas

    By 21 June 2012

    Foxconn is reported to have begun receiving LCD TV panels at its manufacturing plant as it steps up its process in creating an Apple HDTV. According to reports, the Chinese manufacturer, who has been involved in the production of both the iPhone and iPad,...

  • BBC iPlayer gets live TV rewind function
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    BBC iPlayer gets live TV rewind function

    By 19 June 2012

    It's easy to forget that we have one of the best - if not THE best - catch-up TV services in the world, in iPlayer. Today, the BBC has announced that to make it one notch better, you will be able to restart a currently airing TV programme at the touch...

  • LG 55LM960V LED-backlit LCD TV  review
    Televisions 4 out of 5

    LG 55LM960V LED-backlit LCD TV review

    By 11 June 2012

    LG’s top-tier LCD TV, the extra large 55-inch version of the LM960V series in this case, has a dual-core processor and passive 3D system to add to its headline Nano LED-backlight technology. But can it cut the mustard when considering the likes of Sony’s...

  • Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go
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    Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go

    By 8 June 2012

    Euro 2012 is upon us and with it three glorious weeks of bonus summer football. The only possible dampner on events - weather aside - are those pesky commitments that can get in the way. With often two games a day to contend with and a fair few 5pm kick...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Philips TV buying guide (Android and iOS)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Philips TV buying guide (Android and iOS)

    By 7 June 2012

    Today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is not one that will stay on your mobile for very long but, then, nor do many in this day and age. So, if you’re thinking about buying yourself a nice, new piece of kit - and we hope to be hearing a lot of yeses...

  • Sony Bravia 46-inch KDL-46HX853 LED TV review
    Televisions 5 out of 5

    Sony Bravia 46-inch KDL-46HX853 LED TV review

    By 7 June 2012

    Sony’s presence in the TV world has always been a strong one. Well, except for the company’s last few generations of TVs that have fallen short of the mark. We’ll just put that down to a bad day in the office, because it looks as though Sony has...