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  • Bang & Olufsen's reasonably priced BeoPlay V1 TV with Apple TV slot leads strong 2012 line-up
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    Bang & Olufsen's reasonably priced BeoPlay V1 TV with Apple TV slot leads strong 2012 line-up

    By 2 May 2012

    Bang & Olufsen has unveiled not one but two new products and two modified versions of existing kit under its BeoPlay branding. And its new TV, the BeoPlay V1, will come as a relative surprise to B&O fans - it's purposely designed to be affordable. Described...

  • LG beats Samsung to the punch in announcing multiple screen cloud service
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    LG beats Samsung to the punch in announcing multiple screen cloud service

    By 30 April 2012

    It is widely expected that Samsung will launch its own cloud service, S-Cloud, alongside the Galaxy S3 during its Samsung Mobile Unpacked event on Thursday 3 May. However, LG has beaten its South Korean rival by announcing its own cloud solution a full...

  • Samsung 2012 Smart TVs land in the UK
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    Samsung 2012 Smart TVs land in the UK

    By 24 April 2012

    If you were wowed by Samsung's line-up of TVs when they launched at CES 2012, then good news: they're available to buy in the UK now.  Leading the charge is the Samsung ES8000, packed with technology and effortlessly thin, it will hit you with both 2D...

  • Netflix comes to Sony Entertainment Network, rolling out with 2012 Bravia models
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    Netflix comes to Sony Entertainment Network, rolling out with 2012 Bravia models

    By 24 April 2012

    Netflix, the video-on-demand subscription service, today launches on the Sony Entertainment Network. Sony devices, including Bravia TV, Blu-ray players and the PS3 will all benefit from access to the service. "Adding Netflix to the Sony Entertainment...

  • Panasonic TX-L37ET5 review
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    Panasonic TX-L37ET5 review

    By 20 April 2012

    Firmly in the Smart VIERA LED stable, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Japanese manufacturer's marrying of VIERA Connect, 3D and DLNA home networking make this a classic Panasonic LCD TV. It might shock you to know that the king of plasma TVs has...

  • Channel 5 broadcasts first 360-degree dual-screen mobile and TV promo
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    Channel 5 broadcasts first 360-degree dual-screen mobile and TV promo

    By 19 April 2012

    In the last week, Channel 5 teamed with XS2TheWorld to use the latter's 360-degree video technology to broadcast a dual-screen TV promotion that could be viewed from other angles on a smartphone or iPad. The clip, which was created to promote The Gadget...

  • Netflix to offer all new episodes of Arrested Development at once
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    Netflix to offer all new episodes of Arrested Development at once

    By 19 April 2012

    Netflix plans to put all 10 episodes of the new series of Arrested Development up on its streaming service at the same time, in order to strike itself apart from conventional linear television broadcasters. The subscription service announced some time...

  • ITV to exclusively show Shazam-enabled adverts
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    ITV to exclusively show Shazam-enabled adverts

    By 19 April 2012

    ITV and Shazam have signed an agreement that allows the UK broadcaster exclusively to add Shazam functionality to adverts shown on its channels. Viewers will be able to use the audio-recognising applications on their smartphones to enter competitions,...

  • Ikea Uppleva is a TV, TV stand, MP3 player and more
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    Ikea Uppleva is a TV, TV stand, MP3 player and more

    By 18 April 2012

    Ikea has announced that it is breaking away from just offering furniture with funny names to launching a TV with a funny name. The company, presumably upset that its designers can't work out how to create a piece of furniture that works around your current...

  • Virgin Media joins Sky in offering London 2012 Olympics in 3D
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    Virgin Media joins Sky in offering London 2012 Olympics in 3D

    By 18 April 2012

    As well as confirm that it will be carrying all 24 of the BBC's live London 2012 Olympic Games feeds, in both SD and HD, Virgin Media will be joining Sky in showing plenty of the action in 3D too. The BBC will be showing the opening and closing ceremonies...

  • LG CINEMA Smart TVs get 3D content boost
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    LG CINEMA Smart TVs get 3D content boost

    By 16 April 2012

    Owners of LG’s Cinema 3D Smart TV will soon have access to even more three-dimensional content. LG’s 3D World service will offer more programmes in entertainment, sports, documentaries, lifestyle and children’s shows. While LG customers who purchased...

  • Apple will reveal revolutionary product within 8 months, says Philippe Starck
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    Apple will reveal revolutionary product within 8 months, says Philippe Starck

    By 13 April 2012

    Stop what you’re doing and listen very carefully. That sound you can hear, that’s the Apple PR machine gently revving its engine. According to reports the world should prepare itself for a “revolutionary” Apple product within the next eight months....

  • New Samsung super luxury TV in the works, details to be revealed at IFA 2012
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    New Samsung super luxury TV in the works, details to be revealed at IFA 2012

    By 13 April 2012

    Samsung today confirmed that it will be launching a new luxury TV in August, at the IFA press conference to be held in Berlin, 31 August to 5 September. Michael Zoeller, European marketing director of Samsung Televisions, said that the new super-luxury...

  • Philips TV: 'Here to stay and to grow', says TP Vision
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    Philips TV: 'Here to stay and to grow', says TP Vision

    By 13 April 2012

    Maarten de Vries, CEO of the newly formed TP Vision company, comprised of TPV and Philips television, took to the stage today at the IFA Global Press Conference to clarify the direction the TV company will be taking. Talking under the banner "here to...

  • London Digital Switchover starts today
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    London Digital Switchover starts today

    By 4 April 2012

    The UK's TV Digital Switchover process has reached London at last, with the analogue version of BBC Two being the first to cease broadcast. Owners of televisions housing digital TV tuners, digital TV set-top-boxes and digital video recorders are advised...

  • BBC to broadcast every single minute of London Olympics across 24 HD channels
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    BBC to broadcast every single minute of London Olympics across 24 HD channels

    By 3 April 2012

    The BBC is making its 24 separate HD-quality live video streams of the London Olympics available to cable and satellite broadcasters for the duration of the Games. That means the broadcaster is offering both Virgin Media and Sky the option to show every...

  • Angry Birds cartoon set for autumn debut
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    Angry Birds cartoon set for autumn debut

    By 2 April 2012

    Let’s be honest, it was only a matter of time until it happened. The Angry Birds are swooping in to make their animated debut this autumn, with a feature film also in the works. Rovio, the team behind the mobile gaming sensation has confirmed that there...

  • Philips spins-off TV division, retains 30 per cent
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    Philips spins-off TV division, retains 30 per cent

    By 2 April 2012

    Philips Lifestyle has made its last TV. The company first dabbled in television technology with signal experiments in 1925, but after 87 years in the market, it has withdrawn from manufacturing TV sets. Its name, however, will live on, with a television-making...

  • Panasonic Viera TX-L47ET50B review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Panasonic Viera TX-L47ET50B review

    By 29 March 2012

    When is a 3DTV not a 3DTV? Panasonic’s biggest-ever attempt at an Edge LED television here includes the pricier, sharper Active Shutter flavour of the technology, but the box is bereft of any glasses. If Panasonic’s choice of LED over plasma is unusual...

  • Zeebox update adds 7-day TV guide for iPad and iPhone
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    Zeebox update adds 7-day TV guide for iPad and iPhone

    By 29 March 2012

    Zeebox, the pioneering social television experience, has just got a whole lot smarter. The latest update enables you to plan your week with a seven-day programme guide. It also adds the ability to bookmark a particular show that takes your fancy. You’ll...

  • Panasonic to release Siri-style TVs
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    Panasonic to release Siri-style TVs

    By 27 March 2012

    First it was voice guidance on your phone, now you’ll soon be able to control your television by barking instructions at it. Panasonic's Viera 2012 range of televisions, enables you to change channels, turn up the volume, find listing information and...

  • LG's 55-inch OLED TV release date brought forward?
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    LG's 55-inch OLED TV release date brought forward?

    By 27 March 2012

    It took our breath away at CES, which is why we’re crossing our fingers (and toes) that rumours of the launch of LG’s 55EM9600 OLED television being brought forward prove to be true. LG is said to be keen to begin rolling out the 55-inch TV as early...

  • News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal
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    News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal

    By 27 March 2012

    The BBC has accused News Corporation company NDS of paying computer hackers to crack and freely distribute keycodes that would allow pirates to clone the pay-TV smartcards of a Sky rival. BBC Panorama, first screened on the evening of 26 March, claims...

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7-40 review
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    Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7-40 review

    By 26 March 2012

    Would you pay ten grand for a telly? Of course you wouldn't, but ask someone at Bang & Olufsen what brands they're up against and they're more likely to utter Jaguar, Swaroski and Rolex than Samsung, LG or Sony. The Danish brand operates in a very limited...

  • Mad Men returns... in 8-bit choose your own adventure YouTube video game form
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    Mad Men returns... in 8-bit choose your own adventure YouTube video game form

    By 23 March 2012

    Mad Men finally returns to our screens over the next few days, with Season 5 airing in the US on AMC Sunday, 25 March, and Sky Atalantic on Tuesday, 27 March (and probably BitTorrent servers in the early hours of Monday, 26 March). However, if you can't...