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Netflix app update: Better compression for less data usage incoming, mobile HDR for LG G6 launch

Netflix app update: Better compression for less data usage incoming, mobile HDR for LG G6 launch

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Netflix is pushing hard when it comes to mobile streaming in 2017. The video-on-demand service has told Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress 2017 that its mobile app is about to receive a major update which will mean better quality streaming at lower... >>

Dolby Vision is now available as a software update to upgrade compatible kit

Dolby Vision is now available as a software update to upgrade compatible kit

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Dolby Vision is Dolby's very own end to end HDR solution for movies and TV. We've been able to see it in action on numerous occasions and have always been blown away by the image quality it serves up. What is Dolby Vision?: Dolby's very own HDR TV tech... >>

FCC filings reveal Google is working on a wireless 4K set-top box

FCC filings reveal Google is working on a wireless 4K set-top box

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Google has applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop and launch a '4K wireless TV box', which will likely be a successor to the company's Nexus Player.A search for the official filing reveals that Google's 4K box will support both... >>

Oppo UDP-203 review: UHD Blu-ray has never looked so good
4.5 stars

Oppo UDP-203 review: UHD Blu-ray has never looked so good

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Look up "legend" in the Blu-ray dictionary and you'll find pictures of Oppo's BDP-105. These ultra expensive BD decks became the reference standard for Blu-ray playback across the world. Now Oppo is out to do the same thing for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback... >>

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV.It seems to be doing reasonably well, having been well-received by both developers and manufacturers alike. Google TV had a lack... >>

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

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Apple is said to be working on a new Apple TV set-top-box, possibly even for release later this year, as sales of the current generation device are reportedly slowing.Part of the reason given is that, while competitors embraced the 4K Ultra HD revolution,... >>

Panasonic EZ1002 OLED TV preview: Stunning OLED punch paired with audio prowess

Panasonic EZ1002 OLED TV preview: Stunning OLED punch paired with audio prowess

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Panasonic announced its return to OLED TVs at IFA 2016, and subsequently unveiled the EZ1000 series at CES 2017. Originally announced as a 65-inch model, Panasonic has now expanded this offering, adding a 77-inch model to the choices for its flagship... >>

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

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Panasonic was a big player in kickstarting this whole Ultra HD Blu-ray thing. It, alongside Samsung, launched the first player in 2016, aiming high, with the UB900. That was a remarkable piece of home entertainment kit and soon after followed the UB700,... >>

Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma

Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma

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There's a lot of chatter in HDR land about a new format called hybrid log gamma, or HLG to its friends. Hybrid log gamma is a new system for high dynamic range that's been co-developed by the BBC and it could be a future solution for broadcast HDR. While... >>

Are you a Netflix cheater?

Are you a Netflix cheater?

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In an effort to help you determine how unfaithful you are, Netflix has released a "Netflix Cheating" test.Netflix recently announced that "Netflix cheating is on the rise globally and shows no signs of stopping", claiming 46 per cent of users have done... >>

UKTV Play app for iOS and Android revamps, extends free box sets line-up

UKTV Play app for iOS and Android revamps, extends free box sets line-up

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UKTV Play has matched the big terrestrial catch-up services for some time, with an amazing line-up of content available for free across a wide range of platforms.However, it has now dramatically improved its iOS and Android apps to match them in style... >>

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

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Think you already know all about Netflix? Think again. There are dozens of hidden tips and tricks out there -- everything from Chrome extensions that boost your viewing experience from the laptop by serving up IMDb and Rotten Tomato ratings, to an option that... >>

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut
4.0 stars

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut

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This year is fast shaping up to be the year of OLED, with a raft of hot new TV screens set to join LG's vanishingly thin vanguard. Both Panasonic and Sony will offer high-end OLED screens as part of their 2017 line-ups, but the first brand convert out... >>

Missed Tom Hardy's Taboo? You can watch the entire box set on BBC iPlayer for free

Missed Tom Hardy's Taboo? You can watch the entire box set on BBC iPlayer for free

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Taboo, starring Tom Hardy, has been one of the BBC's most talked about drama series for years and if you've missed it you're in for a treat; the entire box-set will be available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer for more than a month.The eight-episode... >>

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

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The 4K movie revolution is well under way.With 4K Ultra-HD Blu-rays readily available and increasing in number all the while, it is becoming easier to watch your favourite movies in the best format possible.With high quality video transfers and high dynamic... >>

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

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If you're a Virgin Media TV customer you might have been offered a Virgin TV V6 box in the last few weeks.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled. It's also available to existing and new customers... >>

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

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Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... >>

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse
4.5 stars

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse

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When the first Virgin Media TiVo box was released almost five years ago it was seen as groundbreaking, state-of-the-art and considerably better than anything around at the time. It took Sky a while to catch up with, ahem, catch-up. And, Virgin Media's... >>

Best Super Bowl 51 (2017) ads and teasers: Nintendo, Google, Mercedes, Amazon and more

Best Super Bowl 51 (2017) ads and teasers: Nintendo, Google, Mercedes, Amazon and more

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The biggest sporting event in the American calendar has been and gone, with the New England Patriots narrowly beating the Atlanta Falcons to claim their fifth Super Bowl title.However, while the game may have been the main event, the ad breaks also got... >>

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4

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While most of the attention is on 4K or Ultra HD televisions when talking about HDR - high dynamic range - Sony has pulled the covers off something rather more unique: Full HD televisions that also support HDR.So far, HDR has followed 4K, i.e., higher... >>

LG OLED B6 review: A sure-fire starting point for OLED
4.5 stars

LG OLED B6 review: A sure-fire starting point for OLED

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The LG OLED B6 was launched in 2016, as the most affordable flat LG OLED TV for that year. That marks it out as something rather special because while the flagship televisions - the Signature G6 and the E6 - offer the picture-on-glass design, the OLED... >>

Panasonic DMP-UB700 review: Step-down Ultra HD Blu-ray player loses little
4.5 stars

Panasonic DMP-UB700 review: Step-down Ultra HD Blu-ray player loses little

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Panasonic made its pitch with one of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray players in 2016 with the UB900. It was masterful, designed to be the highest quality for early adopters and to satisfy the demands of serious AV enthusiasts looking for their 4K fix.The UB900's... >>

Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs

Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs

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Sony has confirmed that it will be pushing an update to bring hybrid log gamma compatibility to its 2016 and 2017 televisions.Hybrid log gamma (HLG) is a new TV technology that's been developed in part by the BBC, but is seen as the potential future for... >>

Football in 4K and Dolby Atmos, is there anything better? Our verdict

Football in 4K and Dolby Atmos, is there anything better? Our verdict

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We've written a lot about Dolby Atmos of late, especially about the audio tech's ability to enhance movie viewing. But it doesn't stop there.BT Sport has taken the bold step to accompany some of its Ultra HD presentations of live footy matches with Dolby... >>

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming
4.5 stars

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming

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When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered by Android TV and being 4K ready, it obliterated the competition with Ultra HD video support and offered a tasty... >>

Facebook is making a set-top box video app for premium TV content

Facebook is making a set-top box video app for premium TV content

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Soon, you'll be watching video on Facebook from your TV.According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is developing a "video-centric app" for set-top boxes, including the Apple TV, so it can put video content from the social network on screens in the... >>

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment

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After much hubbub, Sky and Discovery have come to an agreement.The two media companies -- hours before their previous contract was set to expire, which would have seen TLC, Animal Planet, Eurosport, and more pulled from Rupert Murdoch's Sky -- have announced... >>

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update

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When Nvidia announced its new version of the Shield TV media streamer in December, it revealed the device would get Google Assistant and SmartThings smart home support in a future update. However, it was thought that the older version wouldn't - that... >>

Liverpool v Chelsea to be broadcast in 4K and Dolby Atmos

Liverpool v Chelsea to be broadcast in 4K and Dolby Atmos

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Tonight, BT Sport will broadcast the first football match with Dolby Atmos audio. And as it's also being presented in 4K Ultra HD, it could very well be the best television presentation of footy we've ever seen.The top of the tablet clash between Liverpool... >>

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

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Sky has announced that it will be bringing its full Sky Q television service to those who cannot or will not install a satellite dish.The inability to have a satellite dish has been a barrier to getting Sky's TV services since they started more than... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK.As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... >>

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

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After years of subscriber requests and insistence that it would never happen, Netflix has finally added offline viewing to its iOS and Android apps.That means users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets can now download and store Netflix movies... >>

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

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Those hoping to use their new Nintendo Switch consoles to watch streamed and downloaded TV shows and movies need think again. The new machine will not feature video apps, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer, at least at launch.Instead, Nintendo... >>

Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price
4.0 stars

Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price

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Ultra-HD TVs are certainly becoming more popular, we know that for sure. The amount of content on offer has increased exponentially since 4K was first introduced - with big shows like Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Man In The High Castle all being delivered... >>

BBC iPlayer will reinvent itself by 2020 to be "number one online TV service in the UK"

BBC iPlayer will reinvent itself by 2020 to be "number one online TV service in the UK"

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BBC director general Lord Hall has said he plans to totally reinvent the BBC iPlayer by 2020 to increase its reach and become a "must-visit destination". One way Lord Hall plans to update the service to make it more popular is to make some programmes... >>

Sony Kids caters for young ones with new catch-up channel on YouView

Sony Kids caters for young ones with new catch-up channel on YouView

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Sony has announced it has launched a dedicated Sony Kids catch-up TV channel, accessible through YouView. The new player has launched today, 10 January, and is the first to launch since YouView underwent a design overhaul. YouView unveils faster, cleaner,... >>

Best of CES 2017 - TVs: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

Best of CES 2017 - TVs: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

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CES 2017, held at the beginning of January, was a launch platform for 2017's new televisions. The consumer electronics trade show ushered in a new wave of TV tech that will eventually make its way into your living room. It's so often been the proving... >>

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

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Alongside the new version of the Nvidia Shield TV, an Android Nougat-powered media streamer, the company will be launching the Nvidia Spot.It's a tiny sphere that you plug into an available power socket which works with the Shield TV box and basically... >>

LG Signature OLED W preview: 2.5mm thin wall-mounted "wallpaper" TV is simply stunning

LG Signature OLED W preview: 2.5mm thin wall-mounted "wallpaper" TV is simply stunning

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Holy moly. At just 2.5mm thin, the LG Signature OLED W TV is a stunning thing to behold. Just look at it.The entire Wallpaper panel is the same thickness, so it can sit perfectly flush with the wall. It even attaches by magnets. All the processor gubbins... >>

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

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BT has announced plans to update its TV service during 2017 and there's a lot that's set to change. The biggest change will be the look of the interface and the speed at which it works. It's because BT TV runs on the YouView platform, which also announced... >>

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant voice-control

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant voice-control

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Sony has unveiled a number of company firsts at CES 2017: it's first OLED TV, it's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and now its first Dolby Atmos soundbar, the HT-ST5000. CES 2017: All the announcements from LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more The new soundbar... >>

Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed

Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed

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As the battle of the machines rages on, Google has confirmed that Google Assistant is coming to Android TV, both on compatible televisions as well as set-top boxes. Making the announcement at CES 2017, Google gave the timeline of "the coming months",... >>

Sony announces refreshed line-up of 4K HDR TVs, including Dolby Vision support

Sony announces refreshed line-up of 4K HDR TVs, including Dolby Vision support

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Sony's piece de resistance at CES 2017 may have been the A1 4K HDR OLED, but the company hasn't given up on more conventional LCD sets. To that extent, Sony has five new 4K HDR TV ranges for 2017, as well as four new full HD ranges. Best TVs of CES 2017:... >>

Sony's jumps onboard the 4K Blu-ray bandwagon with UBP-X800

Sony's jumps onboard the 4K Blu-ray bandwagon with UBP-X800

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After giving us a taster of what was to come with a prototype version last year, Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player is here. The UBP-X800 will do just what you'd expect from a 4K player: handle 4K Blu-ray discs and streaming from 4K-compatible services.... >>

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates

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Sony has unveiled its OLED TV and it has an incredible trick up its sleeve. Not only does it support the Dolby Vision HDR standard, there are no speakers on the television. That's because the whole TV is a speaker too.The superthin screen vibrates to... >>

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

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As always, Samsung will have a huge presence at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and will debut a whole host of new products.We've already seen some of them, including the new QLED TV technology for 2017 televisions, and the second generation Family Hub refrigerators.... >>

LG's 2017 OLED TVs are brighter than ever before and support Dolby Atmos

LG's 2017 OLED TVs are brighter than ever before and support Dolby Atmos

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LG has taken to CES to introduce its new range of OLED TVs for 2017. Following from the 6-series of screens from 2016, the 10 new models are split between four ranges: the G7 (77in/65in), E7 (65in/55in), C7 (65in/55in) and B7 (65in/55in). LG also announced... >>

LG Signature OLED W TV attaches to your wall using magnets and is just 2.5mm thick

LG Signature OLED W TV attaches to your wall using magnets and is just 2.5mm thick

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LG used its CES 2017 press conference to unveil a new range of OLED TVs with new high dynamic range (HDR) standards support and Dolby Atmos audio, but the star of the show was undoubtedly the LG Signature OLED W - a TV so thin the company tags it as a... >>

LG's UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports Dolby Vision, for HDR like no other

LG's UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports Dolby Vision, for HDR like no other

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LG has unveiled the Ultra HD Blu-ray player that many have been waiting for, offering support for Dolby Vision, as well as other HDR formats.Joining the 4K disc market that's slowly been gaining traction since the first unveilings in 2016, LG used its... >>

You can watch LG's CES 2017 press conference live right here

You can watch LG's CES 2017 press conference live right here

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LG is kicking off a busy day of press conferences at CES 2017, promising the chance to "see the next". LG has already made a number of announcements in the run up to CES 2017, including some mid-range smartphones, a levitating 360 degree speaker, an... >>