Televisions archive

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Sky and LG Xmas Cashback
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: Sky and LG Xmas Cashback

    By 2 December 2011

    Continuing our run of tech bargains in the lead up to Christmas, we have an offer from two companies that are central to the success of most people's Christmas Day festivities: TV. Rather than making conversation with people you truly have nothing in...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: 19-inch LED TV from M&S
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: 19-inch LED TV from M&S

    By 1 December 2011

    Pocket-lint's Credit Crunch Christmas gift guide is back, bringing you all that is unholy in the way of consumer technology bargains. If you're strapped for cash, we'd probably recommend making your Christmas presents as a bit of DIY never hurt anyone;...

  • Sony KDL-55EX723  review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-55EX723 review

    By 29 November 2011

    How does Sony do it? This flagship TV in the brand’s EX Series is one of the most impressive we’re ever seen. The way the 55EX723 upscales all sources to fit its massive 55-inch panel is clever stuff; it cleans and polishes all kinds of web-based...

  • Sony Kinect TV on the cards?
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    Sony Kinect TV on the cards?

    By 25 November 2011

    Microsoft Kinect, the hugely successful motion control gaming accessory, might just get TV integration as reports suggest Microsoft has approached TV companies about licensing the Kinect tech. The Daily has suggested that both Sony and Vizio have been...

  • Best TV 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards nominees
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    Best TV 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards nominees

    By 24 November 2011

    The best TV of 2011 is going to be a tricky category to judge in the 8th Pocket-lint Awards. Panel quality continues to increase as ever, set design is fast catching up and suddenly we have a huge proportion of the market filled with televisions that...

  • Apple iTV could use Sharp panels
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    Apple iTV could use Sharp panels

    By 24 November 2011

    Apple's rumoured iTV could feature a Sharp made amorphous TFT LCD display. The partnership between Apple and Sharp over its iOS powered device displays could be translated into its rumoured television project.  Whilst it is unlikely we will see any of...

  • LG 55LW980T review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    LG 55LW980T review

    By 18 November 2011

    We loved the LG 47LX9900 for its design and 2D picture quality. We also really liked the LG Cinema 3D 47LW550T when it comes to watching 3D movies, so could a television that merges the two together be the best TV LG has ever made? We're about to find...

  • Bang and Olufsen: Design which lasts the distance
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    Bang and Olufsen: Design which lasts the distance

    By 18 November 2011

    Pocket-lint had been arranging to interview Bang & Olufsen’s most prolific of industrial designers over the decades, David Lewis, as part of Style Week. Sadly, Mr Lewis passed away on 8 November 2011 after a short illness in his adopted homeland of...

  • Best looking home cinema kit in the world. Ever.
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    Best looking home cinema kit in the world. Ever.

    By 18 November 2011

    Phones spend most of their time in your pocket, cameras in some bag. If you really want the world to know what a great eye you have, then it’s home cinema where you need to spend the bucks on good looking technology. So, that’s exactly where we’re...

  • Toshiba 47VL863 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Toshiba 47VL863 review

    By 17 November 2011

    Toshiba deserves its reputation as a click-teaser. SED, Cell TV, Full-array LED: all mouth-watering TV technologies that it’s promised that have come to nought. But there is hope. This year the company appears determined to be cutting-edge and not just...

  • Sony KDL-40HX723 review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-40HX723 review

    By 14 November 2011

    Sony TVs are a bit like Star Trek movies. They alternate between good and woeful for no apparent reason. But while the decent Trek flicks are relatively easy to predict - stick with the even-numbered outings and you won’t go far wrong - avoiding the...

  • Samsung UE40D6530 review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung UE40D6530 review

    By 11 November 2011

    Between the two of us, we've fallen a little bit in love with Samsung’s D6530. Maybe it’s the way it doesn’t try too hard to look gorgeous, or the seductive silkiness of its blacks. Whatever the reason for its magnetic allure, we just want to sit...

  • Sony KDL-37EX524 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sony KDL-37EX524 review

    By 10 November 2011

    Another measured attempt by Sony, this time in the increasingly rare, but popular with consumers, 37-inch size. It sits slap bang in the middle of the company's impressive, and popular, Essential EX range. Forget 3D – it's not on offer here. Just shy...

  • Motorola Corvair leaked - television based Android tablet
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    Motorola Corvair leaked - television based Android tablet

    By 7 November 2011

    Motorola is planning on releasing a TV connected Android tablet which beams images straight from the device to your television. The 6-inch slate is powered by Android 2.3, or Gingerbread and is said to be currently in testing with cable companies. Technology...

  • Best Television 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders
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    Best Television 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 4 November 2011

    2011 was a blinding year for televisions, literally. Pocket-lint had the backs of its retinas burned by the uber bright LED screens that started filling our sitting rooms. So many Hz that eventually it began to. Keeping up with all the televisions released...

  • Apple iTV future vision: Has the artist cracked it?
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    Apple iTV future vision: Has the artist cracked it?

    By 1 November 2011

    The Apple iTV has received an artist's impression of what the device might look like, if it were to become a reality. Guilherme M. Schasiepen has done a fantastic job of producing the concept of the Apple iTV, which has been posted on Flickr, all shots...

  • Apple's Siri powered TV as imagined by 30 Rock
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    Apple's Siri powered TV as imagined by 30 Rock

    By 28 October 2011

    Ever since Steve Jobs was quoted in his biography saying that he "cracked" the final piece in the Apple TV puzzle the inter webs have been buzzing with rumours that it's not a case of if, but when will Apple launch a full blown television.  The latest...

  • 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: How the voting works
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    8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: How the voting works

    By 20 October 2011

    As we gear up for the 8th 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 run down of how they work. There are 10 categories this year and each category...

  • Freeview HD TV Guide app now on Android and iPad in time for final digital switchover
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    Freeview HD TV Guide app now on Android and iPad in time for final digital switchover

    By 18 October 2011

    24 October 2012 (a year on Monday) marks the last day in the extensive digital television switchover process as the final analogue TV signal is due to be turned off, and Freeview, the UK's free TV service is celebrating the "one year to go" anniversary...

  • 24 October 2012: The day analogue TV in UK dies
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    24 October 2012: The day analogue TV in UK dies

    By 16 October 2011

    Quick, grab your diaries, you’ve got a new date to jot down: 24 October 2012. That’s the date the UK’s analogue TV era will come to an end, 80 years after the first experimental broadcasts, as the old five-channel system will be switched off for...

  • BBC HD canned, returns as BBC Two HD
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    BBC HD canned, returns as BBC Two HD

    By 6 October 2011

    The BBC is likely to close the BBC HD channel and replace it with a high definition version of BBC Two.  The BBC HD channel is well known for its pioneering of HD broadcasts in the UK, including things like Planet Earth and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships...

  • New TV services coming to Xbox Live
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    New TV services coming to Xbox Live

    By 5 October 2011

    Xbox Live is set to get a major televisual revamp before Christmas with all the major programming players in the UK due to launch Xbox based entertainment services. Everything from 4oD and the BBC to Lovefilm and even Blinkbox and Channel 5 will be arriving...

  • Mitsubishi Diamond Vision OLED 3D curved display pictures and eyes-on
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    Mitsubishi Diamond Vision OLED 3D curved display pictures and eyes-on

    By 5 October 2011

    The Mitsubishi booth at CEATEC 2011 was gaining a lot of attention. Not because of the pretty ladies that were on hand to help show off its new tech (although that helped), but because it had a 2.7m high 3D curved display showing off the latest organic...

  • Smart TV sales dominate John Lewis
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    Smart TV sales dominate John Lewis

    By 23 September 2011

    It was supposed to be 3D making all the big waves in the modern TV market but, according to figures released by John Lewis, the big area of growth - at least for its demographic - is web-connected, or smart, TVs. This is perhaps not surprising as John...

  • Sony KDL-55HX823 3DTV review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sony KDL-55HX823 3DTV review

    By 21 September 2011

    This isn't Sony’s most expensive screen, that dubious honour goes to its KDL-55HX923. But don't bother with that because the HX823 series’ luscious 3D, sparkling 2D and a web video hub that’s genuinely engaging will blow your socks off. A Freeview...