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EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 nominees: Best Home Entertainment Device
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 nominees: Best Home Entertainment Device By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards take place in November, celebrating 18 categories. Here are the nominees for Best Home Entertainment Device.... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 nominees: Best TV
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 nominees: Best TV By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards take place in November, celebrating nominations across 18 categories. Here are the nominees for Best TV 2018.... Read more

Philips 55OLED803 takes OLED TV perfection to another level
Philips 55OLED803 takes OLED TV perfection to another level By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips has made an art of sound and vision. The only TV manufacturer to combine Ambilight mood lighting with UHD visuals, its 4K screens occupy a unique Read more

Best TV 2018: Top 4K Ultra HD TVs to buy today
Best TV 2018: Top 4K Ultra HD TVs to buy today By Dan Grabham

Our pick of the best TVs around today. Brilliant 4K and HDR options for you to choose from with LED and OLED TVs too. See the best TVs here.... Read more

Fire TV Stick vs TV Stick 4K: Which Amazon streaming stick is best for you?
Fire TV Stick vs TV Stick 4K: Which Amazon streaming stick is best for you? By Rik Henderson

Amazon's Fire TV devices are the company's fastest selling products of all time, beating both the Kindle and Fire tablets.... Read more

Which is the best media streamer for you? Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast vs Roku
Which is the best media streamer for you? Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast vs Roku By Rik Henderson

Read our guide to the best media streaming boxes available to buy. Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast vs Roku - we compare all the top devices for you.... Read more

How to get Dolby Atmos: The essential soundbars, speakers and AVRs to buy
How to get Dolby Atmos: The essential soundbars, speakers and AVRs to buy By Max Langridge

If Dolby Atmos is something you want in your home, here is the essential kit you need to get you started, as well as essential Atmos sources.... Read more

21 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now
21 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now By Rik Henderson

We've chosen our top 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays you can rush out and buy today. You can't go far wrong with any of these.... Read more

LG 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: W8, G8, E8, C8, B8, SK9500 and more compared
LG 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: W8, G8, E8, C8, B8, SK9500 and more compared By Mike Lowe

After releasing some of the most astounding tellies in 2017, LG has refined its processing prowess by introducing the Alpha 9 (a9) processor to its updated... Read more

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: OLED 973, OLED 873, OLED 803, 8503, 8303, 7803, 7303, 6503 compared
Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: OLED 973, OLED 873, OLED 803, 8503, 8303, 7803, 7303, 6503 compared By Rik Henderson

After a successful 2017, TP Vision is betting even bigger on 4K HDR TVs this year. The manufacturer will release a stack of televisions under the Philips... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR TVs for 2018: EZ1002, FZ952, FZ802, FX750, FX740, FX700 and FX600 compared
Panasonic 4K HDR TVs for 2018: EZ1002, FZ952, FZ802, FX750, FX740, FX700 and FX600 compared By Chris Hall

Panasonic has a full line-up of new televisions for 2018, investing both in expanding its OLED offering, as well as delivering a range of LED TVs too.That... Read more

Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?
Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you? By Britta O'Boyle

This feature explains the differences between Now TV and Sky Q to help you decide which Sky option best suits your TV needs. Click to see the options.... Read more

The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2018
The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2018 By Chris Hall

Which is the best Ultra HD Blu-ray player for you? We've explored the best 4K Blu-ray options for you whatever your budgt.... Read more

Top TVs of CES 2018: Sony, Panasonic, LG and more
Top TVs of CES 2018: Sony, Panasonic, LG and more By Chris Hall

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, held annually in January in Las Vegas is traditionally the launch platform for a new era of TVs. If you're looking... Read more

Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice
Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice By Pocket-lint Promotion

Unless you've had your head buried in AV sand the past couple of years, you'll know that the world has gone crazy for 4K. Pretty much every TV you can... Read more

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Streaming Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?
Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Streaming Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Roku has a simple offering of just two players in the UK, but in the US it's an entirely different story. There are five devices to choose from, from the... Read more

Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options explained
Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options explained By Max Langridge

There are plenty of media streamers around but few offer as extensive range of apps and channels as Roku.The company has been manufacturing online streaming... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more
Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more By Max Langridge

Black Friday has been and gone and emptied our wallets in the process. But now we're onto Cyber Monday, which means more deals on TVs are there for the... Read more

Why great picture source processing is important for your next TV choice
Why great picture source processing is important for your next TV choice By Pocket-lint Promotion

When it comes to great TV picture quality, it all starts at the beginning.If a TV doesn't immediately recognise the type and quality of the source images... Read more

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television
Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television By Rik Henderson

A year or so ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in its... Read more

LG OLED TV 2017 explored: Wallpaper, G7, E7, C7 and B7 compared
LG OLED TV 2017 explored: Wallpaper, G7, E7, C7 and B7 compared By Chris Hall

LG is staying committed to OLED in 2017, introducing another Signature model at the top of the range, expanding to five OLED models, each in two sizes.... Read more

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

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... Read more

Best movie streaming services in the UK
Best movie streaming services in the UK By Rik Henderson

See our list of the best movie and TV streaming sites in the UK. The best ways to rent or stream TV online. Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more.... Read more

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?
Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you? By Rik Henderson

The rise of streaming services has continued at a swift pace over the last year, with many platforms available offering multiple kinds of entertainment... Read more

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?
What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you? By Rik Henderson

There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of... Read more

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?
Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

The Google Chromecast Ultra was recently announced and is set to be available to buy from November. With 4K streaming and HDR picture quality it's going... Read more

Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What's the difference?
Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

There are a few choices out there if you are looking for a compact and affordable streaming device, but if you want something that's capable of streaming... Read more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more
10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more By Rik Henderson

As streaming video becomes more popular and conventional TV takes a back seat, growing amounts of online channels and apps emerge hoping to grab your attention... Read more

Best Apple TV games: What to play first
Best Apple TV games: What to play first By Stuart Miles

You've got a new Apple TV (2015) and now you are looking for some games to play on it. It might be able to stream Netflix at 1080p, but app support means... Read more

10 best Christmas streaming services: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more
10 best Christmas streaming services: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more By Rik Henderson

Christmas is coming and that means we're all getting into the spirit - sometimes literally when a bottle of brandy is left within sight.One way of ensuring... Read more

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more
10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more By Rik Henderson

When it comes to deciding what to watch on demand, there can be such a thing as too much choice. For example, Roku offers access to over 1,700 channels... Read more

New Apple TV (2015) vs old Apple TV (2013): What's the difference?
New Apple TV (2015) vs old Apple TV (2013): What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Apple finally updated the third-generation Apple TV that debuted in 2013 earlier this year and now the 2015 model is available to buy.The new device, still... Read more

10 best sports streaming services: The Ring, UFC TV, Red Bull TV and more
10 best sports streaming services: The Ring, UFC TV, Red Bull TV and more By Rik Henderson

There are now so many different streaming services in the UK alone that it's hard to keep track of what offers what. Roku, for example, has over 1,700... Read more

Amazon Fire TV with 4K vs Amazon Fire TV: Is it worth upgrading?
Amazon Fire TV with 4K vs Amazon Fire TV: Is it worth upgrading? By Rik Henderson

Amazon has updated its Fire TV set-top-box from the model sold for the majority of 2015, and it adds a fair few changes that make it an even more compelling... Read more

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?
Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference? By Stuart Miles

Sky's Now TV box has had an update bringing with it a number of new features, but should you upgrade from the original, should you just bite the bullet... Read more

New Roku 2 vs new Roku 3: What's the difference? (Hint - it's the remote)
New Roku 2 vs new Roku 3: What's the difference? (Hint - it's the remote) By Elyse Betters

Roku has refreshed its streaming device lineup.The company now offers the Roku streaming stick, Roku 1, Roku 2, and Roku 3. It has updated its Roku 2 and... Read more

Android TV vs Samsung Tizen vs Firefox OS vs LG webOS: What's the difference?
Android TV vs Samsung Tizen vs Firefox OS vs LG webOS: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Thousands of companies unveiled new stuff at CES 2015 in Las Vegas last week, and some of the most interesting bits involved smart televisions. Like always,... Read more

Which is the best YouView box and service for you?
Which is the best YouView box and service for you? By Chris Hall

YouView is available via a number of different routes, in a number of different guises. The smart TV platform was launched in July 2012, offering a new... Read more

New BBC iPlayer vs old BBC iPlayer: What's the difference?
New BBC iPlayer vs old BBC iPlayer: What's the difference? By Stuart Miles

BBC iPlayer has been updated and a new user interface has been introduced allowing you to take advantage of the multiple devices you use, as well as keep... Read more

Roku Streaming Stick vs Google Chromecast: What's the difference?
Roku Streaming Stick vs Google Chromecast: What's the difference? By Jake Smith

The battle for the living room rages on.Roku on Tuesday announced the expansion of its efforts with a new Streaming Stick that effectively takes on the... Read more

Amazon Prime Instant Video vs Lovefilm Instant: What's the difference?
Amazon Prime Instant Video vs Lovefilm Instant: What's the difference? By Stuart Miles

Amazon has changed the name of Lovefilm Instant to Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. Going forward, all the company's movie and TV show streaming offerings... Read more

Best home entertainment device 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
Best home entertainment device 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees By Britta O'Boyle

Home entertainment has really come into its own this year, with a range of systems now available to make your living room the most exciting place to be... Read more

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders
Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders By Hunter Skipworth

It’s that time again: start voting for your nominations for the 9th Pocket-lint awards. The best home entertainment category is always fun, being full... Read more

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?
YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment? By Hunter Skipworth

Sony’s new Internet Player with Google TV has been announced, adding another box to what is, for many, already a crowded living room. Google TV was a... Read more

Netflix vs Lovefilm
Netflix vs Lovefilm By Hunter Skipworth

Netflix has landed and immediately gone for the jugular of the most popular movie streaming service in the UK - Lovefilm. Netflix are pushing out an immense... Read more

Best looking home cinema accessories: making your gadgets beautiful
Best looking home cinema accessories: making your gadgets beautiful By Hunter Skipworth

If you can afford a home cinema, then in all likelihood you're already a pretty stylish chap. Sure there's the occasional movie fan who kits his setup... Read more

Best home cinema kit 2010: and the nominees are...
Best home cinema kit 2010: and the nominees are... By Dan Sung

The best TV in 2010 may be one thing, but none of them are much use unless you've got something good to watch on them and a way to make them sound better... Read more

The 10 best home cinema chairs
The 10 best home cinema chairs By Dan Sung

It's all very well spending megabucks on your TV and sound system, but it's not going to be a lot of fun watching it cross-legged on a wooden floor. Yes,... Read more

The best TV Remote controls on the market right now
The best TV Remote controls on the market right now By Stuart Miles

So you've fitted your lounge out with the latest bits of home cinema kit, a state of the art television and hopefully a decent sound system too, but now... Read more