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  • Sky Anytime+ now available to customers on other ISPs
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    Sky Anytime+ now available to customers on other ISPs

    By 21 March 2012

    Pocket-lint has received numerous reports from readers that they can now access Sky Anytime+ on their Sky boxes when using an internet service provider other than Sky Broadband. We already knew that Sky was to change its policies on rival ISPs before...

  • Toshiba ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV available to order
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    Toshiba ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV available to order

    By 12 March 2012

    Update: The 55-inch glasses free monster is available now, online and in-store. Find out more at www.johnlewis.com. Toshiba has announced that the full version of its ZL2 glasses-less 3D TV will be available to order from Monday 12 March. It will be first...

  • Sky Sports for iPad F1 pictures and hands-on
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    Sky Sports for iPad F1 pictures and hands-on

    By 9 March 2012

    The Sky Sports News app for iPad is to get a significant redesign to coincide with the launch of the broadcaster's new dedicated Formula One channel. It's now called Sky Sports for iPad, and Pocket-lint has had a play with what the application has in...

  • Sky understands why people are upset by F1 exclusives
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    Sky understands why people are upset by F1 exclusives

    By 9 March 2012

    Sky's dedicated Formula One channel goes live at 8pm tonight. It will be the first time that F1 has coverage seven days a week. But non-Sky subscribers will be left with just a selection of races to which the BBC has access - a controversial move for...

  • Sky Store replaces Sky Box Office for Anytime+, movie selection expands
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    Sky Store replaces Sky Box Office for Anytime+, movie selection expands

    By 8 March 2012

    Sky Box Office is to be replaced by Sky Store on Anytime+, as the company moves to strengthen its position against invading online rental services like Lovefilm, Knowhow Movies and iTunes. Sky's pay-as-you-go movie rental service will feature more than...

  • 4seven channel announced: The most talked about TV from C4
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    4seven channel announced: The most talked about TV from C4

    By 8 March 2012

    Channel 4 is to launch a new catch-up TV service known as 4seven, the schedules being determined by those programmes that make the most "noise" online.  Turning to the likes of Twitter and Facebook, Channel 4 will decide which programmes will populate...

  • Apple TV hardware and new interface pictures and hands-on
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    Apple TV hardware and new interface pictures and hands-on

    By 8 March 2012

    Apple TV has had two updates, one on the hardware front, and the other on the software side of things. Pocket-lint has managed to go hands on with both the new box launched today at the invite-only Apple event in London, and the new software update available...

  • Virgin Media adds Sky Sports red button services to TiVo
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    Virgin Media adds Sky Sports red button services to TiVo

    By 2 March 2012

    Television service provider Virgin Media has officially added Red Button interactive services to its TiVo box experience, with Sky Sports being the first to benefit from the feature. From today, Sky Sports and Sky Sports HD customers will be able to access...

  • WIN: Toshiba 3D TV and Immortals on 3D Blu-ray
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    WIN: Toshiba 3D TV and Immortals on 3D Blu-ray

    By 27 February 2012

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Universal to give you the chance to win a Toshiba 3D TV and Immortals on 3D Blu-ray. Be transported into a world of fearsome adventure, brutal action and stunning visuals as Immortals is released on 3D Blu-ray, Triple Play...

  • Sony's new TVs put design and picture quality first... pictures and hands-on
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    Sony's new TVs put design and picture quality first... pictures and hands-on

    By 21 February 2012

    It seems that, after making record losses, Sony has developed a plan to make its new televisions impress in the areas that customers say are most important. The company is focusing, therefore, on TVs that must be well designed and have great picture quality....

  • Sony: UK is last big market for plasma TV technology
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    Sony: UK is last big market for plasma TV technology

    By 21 February 2012

    During a press tour of Japan with Sony to see its 2012 AV product ranges, Pocket-lint has learnt that the UK is the last hold-out in the LCD versus plasma TV skirmish that has raged since both technologies were introduced to our shores. According to the...

  • Epson Moverio BT-100 review
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    Epson Moverio BT-100 review

    By 21 February 2012

    Projector specialists Epson are exceptionally good at video projectors. But not everyone can have a projector, and they more often than not aren't portable. So the Moverio glasses are designed to give you a projector experience, with some portable glasses....

  • Sky F1 HD: The BBC came to us to save its Formula One rights
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    Sky F1 HD: The BBC came to us to save its Formula One rights

    By 20 February 2012

    Many Formula One fans were shocked when they heard that Sky was to become the major broadcaster for the motorsport's forthcoming season and beyond, bemoaning that the broadcaster and paid TV platform was nigh-on stealing the rights from terrestrial television....

  • Sky Go Android app now available for selected phones
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    Sky Go Android app now available for selected phones

    By 20 February 2012

    Sky has finally released the Android version of its extremely popular and Pocket-lint Gadget Award-winning live TV and video on demand application, Sky Go. However, at present the app is not compatible with all handsets, only a few by Samsung and HTC....

  • Sky teases details of Sky Race Control F1 iPad app and interactive services
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    Sky teases details of Sky Race Control F1 iPad app and interactive services

    By 17 February 2012

    The Sky Sports F1 HD team has hinted at some of the features it hopes to include in its official Formula One iPad application, Sky Race Control. And the highlight so far is that it will allow viewers to watch the multiple live video streams on their tablet...

  • Sky could offer Formula One in 3D
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    Sky could offer Formula One in 3D

    By 17 February 2012

    Sky's dedicated Formula One channel launches on 9 March in SD and HD, and the broadcaster has revealed to Pocket-lint that it hopes to add 3D to that mix some time in the future. Speaking at its Sky Studios complex, opened last summer, Martin Turner,...

  • Dual-view gaming with Philips 2012 TV line-up
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    Dual-view gaming with Philips 2012 TV line-up

    By 17 February 2012

    Philips has gone TV launch crazy this week, detailing its brand spanking new 2012 range in one go. The pick of the bunch are the Philips 6000 and 7000 series (PFL6007 and PFL7007) that pack - among a wealth of other tech - dual-view, full-screen, two-player...

  • OLED is still an important technology to Sony
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    OLED is still an important technology to Sony

    By 15 February 2012

    If there was any doubt about Sony's commitment to OLED then its most recent broadcast products should help to remove it. And while the company has been silent on the subject of consumer-level OLED, it is in the process of converting broadcasters to the...

  • Sony: No brand loyalty among TV customers
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    Sony: No brand loyalty among TV customers

    By 14 February 2012

    Sony has told Pocket-lint that customers are far more interested in design than brand names. Speaking during our visit to its offices in Japan, the company said the number one thing cited as important to consumers is picture quality, followed closely...

  • New Apple TV leaked in software update?
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    New Apple TV leaked in software update?

    By 13 February 2012

    The long-rumoured new Apple TV may have made an appearance in iOS 5.1 code. Hidden within the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system are lines of code that refer to a device called Apple TV 3,1 and J33.  According to 9to5mac.com, Apple TVs...

  • Google TV gets swanky YouTube app update
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    Google TV gets swanky YouTube app update

    By 13 February 2012

    Google has announced several major improvements to its YouTube application for Google TV. Released "in the next few days", the updated app will offer faster navigation and access to YouTube channel pages. The company says the application will be a lot...

  • Apple iTV: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs
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    Apple iTV: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

    By 9 February 2012

    Apple is the king of rumour mongering and the Apple iTV currently carries the rumour crown. Schtum until the last minute, as Forest Gump would suggest, Apple is like a box of chocolates: you never know what your gonna get. So with Apple television set...

  • Toshiba 40RL858 review
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    Toshiba 40RL858 review

    By 2 February 2012

    Toshiba doesn't actually manufacture the panels and tech inside its TVs, but this 40-incher provides yet more proof of why – as a brand – it continues to be one of the most popular around. One word: value. There's no sniff of absolute top quality...

  • Sky Anytime+ soon to be open to customers on other ISPs - BBC iPlayer inbound too
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    Sky Anytime+ soon to be open to customers on other ISPs - BBC iPlayer inbound too

    By 30 January 2012

    Sky and the BBC have announced a partnership to bring iPlayer to Sky Anytime+, which is available on Sky+HD and the latest black Sky+ boxes. In addition, Sky will be relaxing its rules on who can access Sky Anytime+, allowing subscribers to its satellite...

  • Hannspree SE40LMNB review
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    Hannspree SE40LMNB review

    By 26 January 2012

    Can a telly that lacks Freeview HD, 3D and any semblance of a 'smart' platform really be considered suitable for modern living? That depends on what you're after, but we're sure Hannspree's latest bargain basement edge LED-backlit LCD TV has enough to...