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JVC DR-MX1SEK Combi
3.5 stars JVC DR-MX1SEK Combi By Dan Leonard

Combination DVD and VHS players may seem a little 1980s, but don't let the yuppie passion for questionable combination products dissuade you entirely. Sure, when one half claps out, you might be left wishing you had separate units, but find a well made... Read more

Warner Bros tackle Bootleg DVD sales with Bootleg DVDs
Warner Bros tackle Bootleg DVD sales with Bootleg DVDs By Stuart Miles

Warner Bros are set to release more than 125 DVD movies in China at prices similar to that of pirated copies in a move to stem growing losses from bootleg copies. Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc., said it will take its battle against piracy of... Read more

BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR for Immersive Live Sports
BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR for Immersive Live Sports By Pocket-lint Promotion

So you want a bigger TV to really get into the World Cup and other live sports, but you really don’t want a big screen cluttering up the place? And anyway, how about a really big screen, 100 inches, say?There’s one way to make this happen, affordably... Read more

In Focus launches budget X3 Projector
In Focus launches budget X3 Projector By Stuart Miles

InFocus has launched the InFocus X3, a multi-talented projector that can be connected to PDAs, DVD players, satellite TV receivers, and video game consoles. Based on the X series platform the projector offers native XGA,1600 lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio... Read more

200Gb TVIX box brings pictures, music and movies to your TV
200Gb TVIX box brings pictures, music and movies to your TV By Stuart Miles

Not wanting to miss the digital home entertainment explosion that is currently happening at the moment, the £400 TVIX DVD Jukebox is a 200Gb multi-media storage box that connects to your television and promises enough space to store images, tv and music... Read more

Disney offer portable DVD player for kids
Disney offer portable DVD player for kids By Stuart Miles

Disney in America has announced two portable DVD players targeted at children. The personal DVD player will measure 3.5in and be available in different character themed designs including Disney Princess (pictured), Mickey, Power Rangers and other main... Read more

JVC launches new TH-Series DVD Digital Cinema systems
JVC launches new TH-Series DVD Digital Cinema systems By Stuart Miles

JVC has launched a new ‘TH-Series' DVD Digital Cinema systems that will offer 5.1 5.1-channel surround sound and a range of features. The new lineup includes systems featuring high-powered centre units, high-resolution PAL-progressive pictures, and... Read more

LG announce new 42in plasma - the 42PX4RV
LG announce new 42in plasma - the 42PX4RV By Stuart Miles

LG has launched a new 42in Plasma television that will offer 10,000:1 contrast and 1,500cd brightness. The 42PX4RV will also feature a film filter, which eliminates glare and double images, and the new XD engine, which converts analog signals to HD grade... Read more

Toshiba and Sony take one step closer to merged DVD format
Toshiba and Sony take one step closer to merged DVD format By Stuart Miles

With fears still growing that a format war could be damaging for both parties, Toshiba and Sony it seems are talking behind closed doors about creating a format spawn from Blu-ray and HD DVD that takes the best bits from both. According to a story posted... Read more

Amazon sells DVD Player for under £20
Amazon sells DVD Player for under £20 By Stuart Miles

Call us old fashioned, but when we first starting writing about DVD players they cost around the £600. Seven years later and Amazon.co.uk has different ideas. The online retailer is currently selling a multi-region DVD player for under £20 (click here)... Read more

Toshiba come one step closer to 3D displays
Toshiba come one step closer to 3D displays By Stuart Miles

Toshiba has come one step closer to creating three-dimensional images with a new technology that will allow 3-D images to be viewed on a flatbed display without the need to wear special glasses. The new technology, which Toshiba expect to be commercial... Read more

Sony unveils RDR-HX1010
Sony unveils RDR-HX1010 By Stuart Miles

Sony has announced a new flagship DVD/PVR called the RDR-HX1010. The new model will feature a massive 400Gb HDD as well as offering a host of features including IQ Recording, HQ+ recording mode, Intelligent Chaptering and One Touch Dubbing. The new model... Read more

Sony launch QUALIA range across Europe
Sony launch QUALIA range across Europe By Stuart Miles

At a pan-European press conference held in Bordeaux this week, Sony announced a new range of products to be labelled under a new brand name - QUALIA. Derived from the latin word qualia which means quality the range has been designed and priced for the... Read more

Is Sky planning a Portable Media Center device?
Is Sky planning a Portable Media Center device? By Stuart Miles

You could be watching your favourite TV programmes recorded on your Sky+ box on a portable media centre by the end of the year if information plassed to Pocket-lint is true. Pocket-lint has got word that Sky is planning on releasing a small handheld video... Read more

BBC embraces podcasting
BBC embraces podcasting By Stuart Miles

The BBC has embraced the power of podcasting with the announcement that it will be offering 20 more shows as a downloadable MP3 content. Following a trial Radio Five's Fighting Talk and Radio 4's In Our Time podcasts, The Corporation is keen to run the... Read more

Humax put PVR inside LCD display with the LGB-32TPVR
Humax put PVR inside LCD display with the LGB-32TPVR By Stuart Miles

Humax, who normally make PVR or freeview set top boxes has put a hard disk based recorder directly into a 32in LCD television. The new model launched today and called the LGB-32TPVR will cost around £1700 and offer a 40Gb hard disk capable of recording... Read more

Sky tightens parental locks
Sky tightens parental locks By Stuart Miles

Sky has announces new plans to give more power to parents in making sure their children aren't watching the wrong programmes at the wrong times. The new upgrade, which will be rolling out over the summer will enable parents to restrict access to all channels... Read more

Epson launch EMP-732 3LCD projector
Epson launch EMP-732 3LCD projector By Stuart Miles

Epson has announced the launch of the EMP-732 a new 3LCD projector. The Epson EMP-732 which will cost £1499 offers 2000 ANSI lumens, XGA resolution and a contrast ratio of 400:1. In lower ambient lighting environments, or when used with Interactive Whiteboards,... Read more

Loewe answers meaning of life with 42in plasma
Loewe answers meaning of life with 42in plasma By Stuart Miles

Loewe has extended its Xelos family of televisions with the addition of a Xelos A 42 a 42in Plasma television. Packed with goodies such as Lowe's DigitalPlus platform and high resolution HD plasma technology the new television becomes the largest model... Read more

Hauppauge get into freeview with the WinTV Nova-t USB2
Hauppauge get into freeview with the WinTV Nova-t USB2 By Stuart Miles

Hauppauge has released a new freeview TV tuner card for PCs and laptops. Called the WinTV Nova-t USB2 the device aims to offer owners the chance to watch digital TV on their PC in a window or full screen, and record to disk for later playback or burning... Read more

Kiss Technologies offers remote PVR recording via mobile at CeBIT 2005
Kiss Technologies offers remote PVR recording via mobile at CeBIT 2005 By Stuart Miles

Kiss Technology has launched a remote programming and recording feature for it's new hard disk recorder all via a mobile phone. The DP-558 200Gb hard disk recorder can be programmed to record from the user's mobile phone or PC. The remote solution works... Read more

Apple says yes to Blu-ray at CeBIT 2005
Apple says yes to Blu-ray at CeBIT 2005 By Stuart Miles

As we predicted back in January Apple has joined the Blu-ray forum run by Sony. "Apple has joined us," said Victor Matsuda, vice president of Blu-ray disc group Sony Corporation of America, at a presentation at the CeBIT electronics trade fair here. Apple... Read more

Kef Instant Theatre
4.0 stars Kef Instant Theatre By Stuart Miles

We all know the score - you want that ultimate home cinema system in your living room. That brings in the cinema home mentality. Of course it would work. Push the sofa over there; the TV in that corner and as for the coffee table, well… that would have... Read more

Murdoch may organise a hit on wounded Eidos
Murdoch may organise a hit on wounded Eidos By Kenneth Henry

Eidos hasn't been in the best of shape recently, shutting down one of Ion Storm's studios in the US and hoping that Hitman fans will buy Blood Money in droves to help revitalise the company's share performance. While EA takes a stake in Ubi Soft instead,... Read more

UK users Top TV Episode Downloaders
UK users Top TV Episode Downloaders By Kenneth Henry

First it was music, then movies, now it's the humble small screen that's getting increasingly targeted by British downloaders. The target? Whatever's new and hot on US TV, apparently. Bitorrent is the wild frontier where these shows are located and if... Read more

HVD to pave way for 200 movies on one disc
HVD to pave way for 200 movies on one disc By Stuart Miles

Scientists in Japan have created a new disc format that promises to upsurp Blue--Ray and HDVD formats before they have even been launched. The new format called HVD standing for Holographic Versatile Disc will be capable of holding up 200 movies on a... Read more

Comment: HD DVD vs Blu-ray - the format war is coming
Comment: HD DVD vs Blu-ray - the format war is coming By Stuart Miles

The battle lines are shaping up over the next format for High Denfinition DVD. Stuart Miles looks into the players of the second format war On the other side of the world in Japan, a fierce battle is waging between Sony and Toshiba. Mirroring the VHS... Read more

HomeChoice expands reach
HomeChoice expands reach By Stuart Miles

HomeChoice has announced plans to double the size of its reach in the London area from 1.2 million to 2.4 million homes over the next 5 months. The Video On Demand service offers digital television, broadband and phone calls all in one package. Roger... Read more

LG DP8821 7in Portable DVD Player
4.0 stars LG DP8821 7in Portable DVD Player By Dan Leonard

Should you opt for a separate DVD player over a laptop? We got the LG DP8821 into the office to see if the portable DVD player still has a place in our gadget bag. This 7in TFT portable DVD from LG looks, feels and sounds good. The exterior is topped... Read more

Telewest challenges sky+ with PVR box of its own
Telewest challenges sky+ with PVR box of its own By Stuart Miles

Telewest Broadband has decided to challenge Sky's dominance of the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) arena with its own set top box due to be launched at the end of the summer. The device will have 160Gb of storage (around 80hours) as well as three video... Read more

Hauppauge ship WinTV PVR-500 dual-tuner TV card in UK
Hauppauge ship WinTV PVR-500 dual-tuner TV card in UK By Stuart Miles

Hauppauge Digital is now shipping its WinTV PVR-500 dual-tuner TV card in the UK. The new PC card, designed for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE), allows users to watch one channel whilst recording another, or to record two channels simultaneously.... Read more

Telewest Broadband and ntl launch TV-on-demand services
Telewest Broadband and ntl launch TV-on-demand services By Stuart Miles

Telewest Broadband and ntl have both launched a new On Demand television service for their customers. The Telewest Broadband service, which is currently only available in Bristol, and the ntl service, which is currently only available in Glasgow, will... Read more

BenQ PE 5120 Digital Projector
3.5 stars BenQ PE 5120 Digital Projector By Debbie Davies

We never knew it, but BenQ is the world's largest manufacturer of DLP projectors. Until recently, it has made projectors for better-known companies like Hewlett Packard. The PE5120 is BenQ's first home cinema projector bearing the company's name. Aimed... Read more

Format battle continues over Blu-ray and HD DVD at CES
Format battle continues over Blu-ray and HD DVD at CES By Stuart Miles

The Blu-ray assocation has announced that EA, VIvendi Universal Games, Sun Microsystems and Texas Instruments has pledged their allegiance to the recording standard. The move sees Blu-ray gain support in the gaming industry, something which is it backing... Read more

Bill gates eyes Sony deal and sets out plans for microsoft at CES
Bill gates eyes Sony deal and sets out plans for microsoft at CES By Stuart Miles

Bill gates has told the Wall Street Journal in New York that a deal with Sony would further strengthen both companies fight against Apple in the home entertainment arena. Gates, who is obviously scared of the impact that the iPod has made in the industry... Read more

Samsung develops new 21in OLED display
Samsung develops new 21in OLED display By Stuart Miles

Samsung electronics has announced the world's largest Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) screen for high definition televisions. The screen technology, which is usually found on digital cameras, cell phones and PDAs generates its own light meaning the... Read more

Philips unveils a CD / DVD / Blu-ray recorder
Philips unveils a CD / DVD / Blu-ray recorder By Stuart Miles

Philips Electronics has announced an optical disk drive for computers that can burn and play CDs, DVDs and the Blue-ray standard from Sony. The announcement comes ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the end of the week and will be a... Read more

Next base Portable DVD Player
4.0 stars Next base Portable DVD Player By Stuart Miles

“Are we there yet, are we there yet?” - Kids in the back of a car on a long journey can be annoying, but what better way to shut them up than to have them watch a movie when you next take that long journey. The Next base Portable DVD Player is, according... Read more

Thomson takes middle ground in Blu-ray HD DVD battle
Thomson takes middle ground in Blu-ray HD DVD battle By Stuart Miles

The Blu-ray HD-DVD battle seems to be back and forth at the moment. One minute Toshiba announces gains with HD DVD, the next its Sony's turn. Today's news on the subject is that Thomson has announced that it's taking the middle ground and supporting both... Read more

Sony announces Disney Blu-Ray support
Sony announces Disney Blu-Ray support By Stuart Miles

The next generation battle is heating up even further today with the announcement that Disney will be releasing its movies on the Blu-Ray format rather than Toshiba's HD-DVD format. There is some hope for Toshiba's HD-DVD format however, as the agreement... Read more

Toshiba create dual layered DVD/HD DVD disc
Toshiba create dual layered DVD/HD DVD disc By Stuart Miles

Toshiba has announced a dual layered disc that will playback both HD-DVD and DVD formats strengthing its offering in the battle of the next generation DVD formats. Created in collaboration with Memory-Tech, the new disc will have a single-sided, dual-layer... Read more

Logitech Harmony Remote 655
3.5 stars Logitech Harmony Remote 655 By Stuart Miles

With a new owner, has the Harmony remote ethos changed enough to make any difference to the consumer? For a long time the name Harmony has been the be-all-and-end-all in the universal remote world. We reviewed the SST-768 in September last year and really... Read more

Hollywood backs HD-DVD
Hollywood backs HD-DVD By Stuart Miles

Toshiba has got a boost in its push for the HD-DVD format today with a statement that it has got backing from major Hollywood studios for its HD-DVD format. Paramount Pictures, Universal PIctures, New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers have all said they... Read more

Terratec launches Cinegry T2 freeview player
Terratec launches Cinegry T2 freeview player By Stuart Miles

Terratec has launched a freeview digital TV dongle for the PC. The Cinergy T² will provide access to the 16 television channels currently broadcasting without the need to plug into a socket in the wall. The Cinergy T² receives TV signals via the external... Read more

Toshiba launches two new LCD televisions
Toshiba launches two new LCD televisions By Stuart Miles

Toshiba has updated its small screen LCD TV range with new 14in and 20in models. The 14VL44 - 14-in (35cm) 4:3 LCD TV and the 20VL44 - 20in (51cm) 4:3 LCD TV The two models are very thin at just 190mm and 220mm with pedestal stand, include built in speakers... Read more

Panasonic launches DVD Video Combi again
Panasonic launches DVD Video Combi again By Stuart Miles

Just as the news that Dixons is to stop selling VHS players in the UK, Panasonic has announced that it is happy to push a DVD player and Video Recorder combi that it released earlier in the year for those making the transition. The NV-VP31EBS offers you... Read more

NEC HT410 Projector – EXCLUSIVE
3.5 stars NEC HT410 Projector – EXCLUSIVE By Stuart Miles

Projectors are fast becoming the new wide screen television in the home cinema market. Pocket-lint.co.uk was given an exclusive chance to be the first in the UK to look at NEC’s latest sub £1000 projector - the HT410. Running on a DLP Digital Light... Read more

VHS players served last rites
VHS players served last rites By Stuart Miles

After 25 years, it seems the video player has been served its last rites. Dixons, who controls over 60 per cent of the retail electronic market in the UK has announced that it has stopped selling VCR units in favour of DVD players. "We are now entering... Read more

Toshiba pushes forward with HD-TV
Toshiba pushes forward with HD-TV By Stuart Miles

Toshiba has announced its biggest line-up of HD-ready products today, including LCD TVs, DLP TVs and Home Cinema Projectors, all of which meet the HDTV Forum's specifications for a HD-compatible product. With Sky promising to broadcast HD films and sporting... Read more

NEC VT47 home cinema projector
4.5 stars NEC VT47 home cinema projector By Debbie Davies

Gizmogirl has long been baffled by the interest in home cinema systems. Even the jargon 'home cinema in a box' makes little sense when the product is most often a collection of surround sound speakers and a DVD player. Since when has hooking up a DVD... Read more

Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder
4.0 stars Thomson DHD4000 Freeview Decoder By Dan Leonard

Contrary to the spin on the web, this long expected Freeview receiver is indeed the twin tuner version that was expected. Despite some last minute rumour-mongering, the twin tuner hard drive Freeview box from Thomson is everything you've been hoping for.... Read more