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Philips OLED+ 984 4K TV review: Taking TV audio to another level
5.0 stars Philips OLED+ 984 4K TV review: Taking TV audio to another level By Steve May

A premium TV at a premium price, but what you experience is an incredible fusion of superb picture and class-leading sound. Read more

Sony AG9 4K OLED TV review: An OLED master
5.0 stars Sony AG9 4K OLED TV review: An OLED master By Steve May

With a better design than its predecessor and masterful handling of motion of upscaling of standard-def content, the top-end Sony is a killer 4K set. Read more

Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights
5.0 stars Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights By Steve May

The latest OLED panel from Philips brings its performance right up to date, plus there's Ambilight and superb processing from this 55- or 65-inch set. Read more

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 By Steve May

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 Read more

Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant
4.0 stars Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant By Steve May

When we first clapped eyes on Philips AmbiLux, back in 2014, we thought the engineers responsible had lost the plot. Sure, we've always had a soft spot Read more

Sony KDL-55W955 LED Smart TV review
4.0 stars Sony KDL-55W955 LED Smart TV review By Steve May

The 55-inch Sony KDL-55W955 is the first of the company's new "wedge" flatscreen designs to land on our test bench. Reserved for its W85 and W95 Full HD Read more

Samsung UE40H6400 6 Series TV review
4.0 stars Samsung UE40H6400 6 Series TV review By Steve May

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 Read more

Sony KDL-50W829 W8 Series TV review
5.0 stars Sony KDL-50W829 W8 Series TV review By Steve May

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 Read more

Panasonic TX-L65WT600 Smart Viera 4K TV review
5.0 stars Panasonic TX-L65WT600 Smart Viera 4K TV review By Steve May

The Panasonic TX-L65WT600 is the first 4K Ultra-HD television to acknowledge that the future of TV is not just higher resolution, but higher frame rates Read more

Sony KD-65X9005A 65-inch 4K TV
5.0 stars Sony KD-65X9005A 65-inch 4K TV By Steve May

Nothing less than the herald for a new era of TV technology, Sony’s glossy 65-inch Ultra HD KD-65X9005A plays Silver Surfer to the Galactus that is 4K. Read more

Samsung UE55F8000 LCD TV
4.5 stars Samsung UE55F8000 LCD TV By Steve May

The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today. Gorgeously designed and generously appointed, it’s a screen which Read more

Sony KDL-40W905A smart 3D TV
5.0 stars Sony KDL-40W905A smart 3D TV By Steve May

Sony seems determined to improve its image. While rival TV manufacturers tout voice recognition systems and play tuner Top Trumps, Sony’s latest flagship Read more

Panasonic TX-L47DT65 Smart 3D TV
4.0 stars Panasonic TX-L47DT65 Smart 3D TV By Steve May

Panasonic has brought its A-game to LED this year. After years of treading water, the brand’s engineering and design teams have seemingly been let off Read more

LG 84LM960V 4K TV
4.0 stars LG 84LM960V 4K TV By Steve May

There are big changes afoot in the TV biz. With nothing to be made from selling Plasma and LED LCDs, television manufacturers have been scrabbling to find Read more

Toshiba 47VL863
4.0 stars Toshiba 47VL863 By Steve May

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 Read more

Sony KDL-40HX723
4.5 stars Sony KDL-40HX723 By Steve May

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 Read more

Samsung UE40D6530
4.5 stars Samsung UE40D6530 By Steve May

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 Read more

Panasonic TX-P42VT30
4.5 stars Panasonic TX-P42VT30 By Steve May

Ever since Pioneer pulled the plug on its highly-rated Kuro line of plasma screens, enthusiasts have been looking for a new hero brand to fill the void. Read more

JVC Everio GS-TD1
4.5 stars JVC Everio GS-TD1 By Steve May

Until now, Panasonic has been a lonely champion for homemade 3D, offering a range of camcorders compatible with its VW-CLT1 3D accessory lens. We looked Read more

EchoStar Freesat HDS-600RS
4.0 stars EchoStar Freesat HDS-600RS By Steve May

The Freesat audience may comprise Sky wobblers and value seekers, but that doesn’t mean they should be denied a little innovation to call their own. Read more

Samsung UE55D8000
4.5 stars Samsung UE55D8000 By Steve May

With no immediate replacement for the extraordinarily over-engineered 9000 Series on the horizon, Samsung’s waif-thin Series 8 models have become the Read more

Panasonic HDC-SD900
4.5 stars Panasonic HDC-SD900 By Steve May

Panasonic has slashed the entry price of DIY 3D by expanding its range of 3D compatible camcorders and making the conversion lens an optional £280 accessory. Read more

Asus G53JW 3D
4.0 stars Asus G53JW 3D By Steve May

The G53JW is the latest in Asus’ hardcore Republic of Gamers range. The spec reads like a wish list for FPS hedonists: Intel i7 Quad Core 740M processor, Read more

Sony SMP-N100
3.5 stars Sony SMP-N100 By Steve May

The SMP-N100 is Sony’s first dedicated IPTV and network media player. Once the exclusive province of relatively esoteric PC brands, this sector of the Read more

Toshiba 40VL758
4.0 stars Toshiba 40VL758 By Steve May

Toshiba has upped its game rather dramatically with its latest range of LED TVs. Produced in collaboration with the jolly Danes from Jacob Jensen Design, Read more

LG 42LE4900
3.0 stars LG 42LE4900 By Steve May

LG has dramatically upped the ante with its latest range of slim-screens. The 42LE4900 is a beauty. Pencil thin, thanks to an Edge LED backlit display, Read more

Panasonic HDC-SDT750
4.0 stars Panasonic HDC-SDT750 By Steve May

The 3D revolution seems inevitable. Analysts predict a massive take up of 3D TVs, as much as 45 per cent of all models sold by 2014, and 3D theatrical Read more

Samsung UE55C9000
4.5 stars Samsung UE55C9000 By Steve May

Samsung may be top dog in the global TV market, but it’s still rankled by the fact that it’s not truly regarded as a high-end brand. Despite critical Read more