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Sony unveils FMP-X5 4K Media Player, lets older Bravia owners stream HEVC Netflix 4K

Sony unveils FMP-X5 4K Media Player, lets older Bravia owners stream HEVC Netflix 4K

By 23 April 2014

Early adopters of Sony's 4K TV range might be upset they can't stream 4K Netflix because of the HEVC codec. Sony has announced that it will be selling a box that now streams HEVC to the older screens. Users will have to shell out €399 for the FMP-X5... >>

Samsung UE40H6400 6 Series TV review
4 out of 5

Samsung UE40H6400 6 Series TV review

By 22 April 2014

While Samsung's high-end fleet of curvaceous Ultra HD tellies have been generating plenty of noise this year, the brand's real volume comes on the back of its 6 Series screens, which is where the 40-inch H6400 model fits in. These mainstream HD models... >>

Wondering where to get content for a new 4K TV? Sony's FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player coming summer

Wondering where to get content for a new 4K TV? Sony's FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player coming summer

By 16 April 2014

Sony has revealed that its large range of 4K TVs launched at CES in January this year are now available for pre-order in the US. And has announced a new version of its 4K Ultra HD Media Player to provide native content for them. The Sony FMP-X10 replaces... >>

Samsung's 55- and 65-inch UHD Curved TVs now available in UK

Samsung's 55- and 65-inch UHD Curved TVs now available in UK

By 14 April 2014

Samsung's 55- and 65-inch HU8500 UHD Curved TVs are now available for purchase in the UK. Samsung has announced that you can now buy sets from its curved HU8500 series at select UK retailers, starting 14 April. The company first unveiled the sets earlier... >>

We've seen the future of public displays and holograms, and they like to be touched

We've seen the future of public displays and holograms, and they like to be touched

By 28 March 2014

From 3D holograms to touchscreens that can be measured in metres, we've touched the future of public displays. Literally. At the Flux Innovation Lounge in east London, organised by Engage Productions, some of the world's most advanced displays were shown... >>

Panasonic flagship Viera AX900 4K UHD TV coming Q3, AX800 and AS800 series for World Cup

Panasonic flagship Viera AX900 4K UHD TV coming Q3, AX800 and AS800 series for World Cup

By 24 March 2014

Panasonic will introduce a new 4K UHD TV to the UK in autumn that will be its new flagship set, but is yet to reveal significant details on it. The Viera AX900 TV will have "as yet undisclosed picture quality and 'beyond smart' advances". It will feature... >>

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... >>