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A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March

A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March

By 22 March 2014

Gaming season is upon us, with two major launches this week: Infamous and Metal Gear Solid. Second Son and Ground Zeroes to give the games their respective full title names are both fresh looks at established series, delivering in equal measure of pleasure... >>

8K TV broadcast trials: Do they mean 4K UHD TVs are obsolete already?

8K TV broadcast trials: Do they mean 4K UHD TVs are obsolete already?

By 21 March 2014

If you thought talk of 8K broadcasting was premature, you're right. 4K TVs are still expensive and broadcasting of UHD hasn't even begun yet. Nevertheless, Japanese TV station and tech company NHK is pushing 8K developments with plans to air the 2020... >>

Japan plans 8K TV broadcast testing in 2016, with full service by 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japan plans 8K TV broadcast testing in 2016, with full service by 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By 20 March 2014

Japanese broadcaster NHK has confirmed it wants to push for 8K broadcasting as soon as possible and will begin testing a service by 2016. NHK wants to offer "a full [8K] broadcasting service by 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics". Currently... >>

Google Chromecast review
4.5 out of 5

Google Chromecast review

By 19 March 2014

Following its successful US launch last summer, Google has launched Chromecast in the UK. And it's a rather big deal. Chromecast is an HDMI dongle designed to plug into your TV and is a rival to Apple's AirPlay and devices like Apple TV, Roku and other... >>

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

By 19 March 2014

The Google Chromecast has been on sale in the US for a while now and now its reached the UK too. So now you can buy one from your local retailer, Amazon, Currys & PC World, or through Google itself rather than imported through eBay and try it out for... >>

Sony KDL-50W829 W8 Series TV review
5 out of 5

Sony KDL-50W829 W8 Series TV review

By 19 March 2014

Sony is banking on its W8 flatscreen range to cut a swathe through the connected TV competition this year. While there are higher-spec Full HD models in the brand's own 2014 line-up, specifically the distinctive wedge-shaped W85 and W95 models, this trio... >>

Google Chromecast coming to the UK very soon, or so says Android app

Google Chromecast coming to the UK very soon, or so says Android app

By 14 March 2014

Google's Chromecast dongle should be slipping into UK TVs very soon. And the reasons for expecting this are many. Firstly, a recent Chromecast app update made it available in 50 new languages, suggesting an international rollout is imminent. Secondly,... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

By 13 March 2014

There's no going back now, Panasonic has stopped production of its plasma TV line. Now, the firm is looking to LCD with LED backlights for its TV range, but the good news is the company is still innovating, and to that end it has introduced the first... >>

Panasonic Viera smart TVs to come with Freesat Freetime, catch-up services at a click

Panasonic Viera smart TVs to come with Freesat Freetime, catch-up services at a click

By 13 March 2014

Panasonic has just announced a partnership with Freesat that means its new Viera smart televisions will come with Freesat Freetime built-in. The Freesat Freetime offering will work for users connected via a dish or through an aerial cable. It will offer... >>

Toshiba HD TV 2014 range refresh: Faster next-gen Smart TV joins top-of-range models

Toshiba HD TV 2014 range refresh: Faster next-gen Smart TV joins top-of-range models

By 12 March 2014

Toshiba has refreshed its HD TV line for 2014, with new models to be available in four separate lines to cater for the basics through to the full package. Top of the range is the 7 Series Toshiba L74, available in 42-inch, 47-inch and 55-inch variants.... >>


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