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  • Bang & Olufsen adds dash of colour to limited edition BeoVision 10-46 Chanterelle TV
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    Bang & Olufsen adds dash of colour to limited edition BeoVision 10-46 Chanterelle TV

    By 14 September 2011

    Bang & Olufsen has unveiled a limited edition version of its BeoVision 10-46 HD TV that sports a new colour for the speaker grille and trim. Dubbed "Chanterelle" after the biege-ish colour scheme, the new set is available in very small quantities and...

  • Grab a free 32-inch Sony Bravia TV with your Sony Tablet S
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    Grab a free 32-inch Sony Bravia TV with your Sony Tablet S

    By 14 September 2011

    If you're keen to get hold of the Sony Tablet S (the tablet formerly known as the Sony S1) but hadn't yet made your mind up whether you'd go down and queue up on launch day then maybe PC World and Currys has the goodies to tempt you. Its Tottenham Court...

  • Sharp Aquos Wireless Lifestyle makes TV transportable
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    Sharp Aquos Wireless Lifestyle makes TV transportable

    By 8 September 2011

    Sharp has released a set top box and portable television combo that allows you to beam various media sources to the screen while out and about. The idea is that you hook the set top box up to whatever media source you are after, say a Blu-ray player for...

  • Haier mind control TV won’t blow your mind
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    Haier mind control TV won’t blow your mind

    By 7 September 2011

    Haier used its stand at IFA to show off some future technologies. It demonstrated gesture control on one device, which looked like something of a pour cousin to Kinect or the original Sony PlayStation Eye Toy. Of more interest, perhaps, was their mind...

  • Sharp 8K4K LCD TV eyes-on
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    Sharp 8K4K LCD TV eyes-on

    By 3 September 2011

    What has been see can never be unseen. So, forever more, 1080p HD TV will look rubbish in Pocket-lint's eyes after getting up close (and far away too, for the full effect) with the world’s first Super Hi-Vision capable LCD display - dubbed simply Sharp...

  • LG LW980T Cinema 3D pictures and hands-on
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    LG LW980T Cinema 3D pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    With such as aggressive stance against the active shutter 3D system, it came as no surprise when LG’s much-touted flagship flat screen TV was fitted with the brand’s Cinema 3D tech. The IFA announcement sees LG producing only plasma-flavoured active...

  • Toshiba 55ZL2 eyes-on
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    Toshiba 55ZL2 eyes-on

    By 1 September 2011

    There's no doubt that Toshiba is fully committed to the glasses-free 3D revolution. Following the example set by its Qosmio spec-free laptop, the Japanese company used the IFA expo to announce the world’s first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV - the...

  • Philips Cinema 21:9 goes Platinum
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    Philips Cinema 21:9 goes Platinum

    By 1 September 2011

    As each year goes by, the Philips 21:9 gets more and more of the 9000 series TVs thrown into it. This year at IFA 2011, the top end 21:9 has gone Platinum and so continues to justify/not-justify its rather heavy £4,000 price tag. While it becomes equal...

  • Toshiba 55-inch ZL2 TV ditches the 3D glasses, tracks your face instead
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    Toshiba 55-inch ZL2 TV ditches the 3D glasses, tracks your face instead

    By 1 September 2011

    Toshiba has announced a 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV, called the ZL2, at IFA in Berlin; it should allow users to watch 3D television without faffing with a pair of accompanying glasses. The new model, which Toshiba has confirmed will go on sale in the UK,...

  • LG PenTouch TV wants you to draw on your new Plasma
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    LG PenTouch TV wants you to draw on your new Plasma

    By 1 September 2011

    LG has announced a new Plasma television range at IFA in Berlin, that, strangely, lets you draw on them. Going against everyones natural instinct not to touch your TV (we are sure you were told off as a kid for getting to close to the goggle box in the...

  • Philips DesignLine TV range brings a touch of glass to your living room
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    Philips DesignLine TV range brings a touch of glass to your living room

    By 1 September 2011

    Philips has launched its DesignLine, a new range of LED TVs, which may appeal to the style-conscious amongst you as "the range embodies the philosophy that home entertainment devices should integrate into the living environment rather than impose upon...

  • Philips claims the fastest LED TVs in the world
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    Philips claims the fastest LED TVs in the world

    By 1 September 2011

    The annual update to the Philips line of top TVs has arrived at IFA 2011, with the headline claim this year that they're the fastest LED TVs on the planet. The top of the pile, 46-inch 9000 series boasts refresh rates of 1200Hz, thanks to the company's...

  • YouTube 3D exclusive to Samsung TVs
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    YouTube 3D exclusive to Samsung TVs

    By 1 September 2011

    Samsung has announced that it is to host YouTube’s first 3D content service on its Smart TV and Smart Hub platform. The new stereoscopic video streaming channel will be available via a new app, which will initially be completely exclusive to the South...

  • LG LW980T Cinema 3D TV comes with Nano Full LED tech and super-thin body
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    LG LW980T Cinema 3D TV comes with Nano Full LED tech and super-thin body

    By 31 August 2011

    LG has used IFA, the consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, to launch its latest 3D television range: the LG LW980T series.  The new telly, which will come in 47- or 55-inch screen sizes, offers the company’s passive 3D tech - Cinema 3D - as well...

  • BBC to broadcast Olympics in Super Hi Vision
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    BBC to broadcast Olympics in Super Hi Vision

    By 29 August 2011

    The BBC is to blast our eyes with ultra-crispy Super Hi Vision resolution during the Olympics via three 15 metre high screens. The gargantuan televisions will make an appearance at the Beeb's own Pacific Quay building in Glasgow, the National Media Museum...

  • Is Google TV finally heading to the UK?
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    Is Google TV finally heading to the UK?

    By 26 August 2011

    Google TV, the IPTV service from the search giant that's had a stuttering start, could be making the trip from the US to British soil after all.  According to the Telegraph, Google's Eric Schmidt is planning to announce the service's final UK arrival...

  • Loewe Art and Connect family of TVs goes 3D
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    Loewe Art and Connect family of TVs goes 3D

    By 26 August 2011

    Loewe, the uber premium television manufacturer, has gone and slapped 3D technology onto its Art and Connect family screens. The new Loewe Art 40 3D, Connect 40 3D and Art 46 3D all use active 3D glasses and sync via the rather evil sounding "Loewe eye"...

  • Samsung UE32D5000 review
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    Samsung UE32D5000 review

    By 19 August 2011

    We’ve really only one niggle about Samsung’s latest value-busting effort. The very latest features are missing from this Series 5 set; 3D, Smart TV and Samsung’s Apps have all been slashed to get this super-slim 32-inch LED-backlit LCD TV down to...

  • Best gadgets for kids
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    Best gadgets for kids

    By 9 August 2011

    While children growing up 50 years ago might have been happy with a set of Bayko, a spinning top or a hobby horse; the kids of today are almost as savvy as adults when it comes to gadgets which is only too evident the moment they get hold of an iPad or...

  • BBC upgrades iPlayer for your TV, PS3 users first to get it
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    BBC upgrades iPlayer for your TV, PS3 users first to get it

    By 8 August 2011

    The BBC has announced the launch of a brand new version of its, now famed, BBC iPlayer which has been redesigned specifically for your TV. In the past, use of the iPlayer on the television, often through the PlayStation 3 or a connected TV, although popular,...

  • Best Buy Insignia TiVo TV is TiVo without the TiVo (box)
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    Best Buy Insignia TiVo TV is TiVo without the TiVo (box)

    By 1 August 2011

    As we have seen in the UK, with a tie-in with Virgin Media, TiVo has relatively recently altered its market strategy to include licensing its software and user interface to other manufacturers. And now Best Buy is the latest to join forces with the television...

  • Sky to broadcast Formula 1 live from 2012
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    Sky to broadcast Formula 1 live from 2012

    By 29 July 2011

    BSkyB has won the right to broadcast Formula One races, plus qualifying and practice sessions live from 2012 to 2018. The deal has been struck in partnership with current F1 broadcaster The BBC, who will also still screen half of the season's races and...

  • LG 55-inch OLED coming in 2012
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    LG 55-inch OLED coming in 2012

    By 22 July 2011

    If the 31-inch OLED TV that LG showed off at IFA blew your tiny mind, then expect it to be blown once more (and much harder) by the news that the Korean electronics company plans to unleash a 55-inch model in the second half of 2012. LG Display's CEO...

  • Asda sells 40-inch HD TV for less than £300
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    Asda sells 40-inch HD TV for less than £300

    By 21 July 2011

    Asda continues its ultra value for money approach to technology with a super cheap 40 inch TV, retailing at just £299.  The Luxor TV includes a built in Freeview tuner and amazingly Full HD 1080p output, something usually reserved for slightly more...

  • Loewe Art 37 LED TV added to the gallery
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    Loewe Art 37 LED TV added to the gallery

    By 13 July 2011

    Loewe, the Berlin-based maker of high-end AV equipment, has announced its latest wallet-crushing TV - the Loewe Art 37 LED, which joins the Art 46 that was launched back in March. The 37 is a, you guessed it, 37-inch TV that offers an edge LED blacklight...