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Duo behind HBO's Game of Thrones will create new Star Wars film series
Duo behind HBO's Game of Thrones will create new Star Wars film series By Elyse Betters

Disney-owned Lucasfilm is letting the team behind HBO's Game of Thrones write a new Star Wars trilogy.Lucasfilm has announced on Tuesday via the Star Wars website that David Benioff and DB Weiss, the showrunners from HBO’s adaptation of George RR... Read more

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

A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... 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

How to watch Super Bowl LII (2018) in the US and UK
How to watch Super Bowl LII (2018) in the US and UK By Elyse Betters

Are you excited to watch the big game?The biggest sporting event in the American calendar will see the New England Patriots go up against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Pats hope to claim their sixth Super Bowl title. But will they? You can find out by... Read more

Best Super Bowl LII (2018) commercials: Amazon, Pepsi, Dundee, and more
Best Super Bowl LII (2018) commercials: Amazon, Pepsi, Dundee, and more By Elyse Betters

The biggest sporting event in the American calendar is around the corner, with the New England Patriots going up against the Philadelphia Eagles, in the hopes of claiming their sixth Super Bowl title.Super Bowl LII, also known as Super Bowl 52, is scheduled... Read more

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

There are many that proclaim optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind.With a standardised format, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and... Read more

YouTube's live TV app finally comes to Apple TV and Roku devices
YouTube's live TV app finally comes to Apple TV and Roku devices By Elyse Betters

You can now watch YouTube TV on the Apple TV. Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV, last year. It starts at $35 a month and lets you access live and recorded content from major networks typically found on... Read more

Roku Streaming Stick+ review: First-class streaming
4.5 stars Roku Streaming Stick+ review: First-class streaming By Chris Hall

Streaming represents the biggest shift in how we consume content in recent years. Where it might have once been seen as a last resort - somewhere you'd go when you missed something - it's now often the initial method of choice. After all, why watch broadcast... Read more

Philips OLED 803 initial review: Stunning new entry into the 4K HDR OLED family
Philips OLED 803 initial review: Stunning new entry into the 4K HDR OLED family By Rik Henderson

Philips has been a relatively small player in the OLED TV market over the last couple of years, with just two sets being made available: the 901F and 9002.However, both have been very well received, critically and in sales terms, so it is upping the stakes... Read more

8K TVs to be available this year, but no content until 2025
8K TVs to be available this year, but no content until 2025 By Rik Henderson

Anybody following the news coming out of the CES consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas at the start of this year might be reticent in buying a 4K television any time soon. That's because there was plenty of talk about the next generation of TVs... Read more

HDR10+ and Google Assistant to be on Philips' 2018 TVs
HDR10+ and Google Assistant to be on Philips' 2018 TVs By Rik Henderson

Philips is embracing HDR10+ for its 2018 OLED TVs and a couple of premium sets at the top end of its LED range.The extended high dynamic range technology enhances TV and movie viewing further as it can adjust the picture properties depending on source... Read more

Philips teases next gen TV picture engine, you won't believe how good OLED can still get
Philips teases next gen TV picture engine, you won't believe how good OLED can still get By Rik Henderson

Philips has announced that its latest picture processing chip, the P5 Picture Engine, will be used in 23 different sets across its 2018 TV range; including LED models as well as the higher end OLEDs.However, during its dedicated TV launch event in Amsterdam,... Read more

Sky TV without a dish? It’s getting closer…
Sky TV without a dish? It’s getting closer… By Dan Grabham

Last year Sky announced that it would be making its full platform available without a dish and now we’re finally hearing more details about it. While there has been no UK launch date confirmed, Sky specified a 2018 launch date in its original announcement... Read more

Philips OLED 803, 873 and 973 expand 2018 OLED TV range greatly
Philips OLED 803, 873 and 973 expand 2018 OLED TV range greatly By Rik Henderson

Philips has unveiled a couple of new OLED TV models during a launch event in Amsterdam. They join a flagship 65-inch set already announced during the IFA consumer electronics trade show last year, although it now has a name: The Philips OLED 973.The other... Read more

Apple TV 4K Dolby Vision working with Sony TVs following tvOS 11.3 update
Apple TV 4K Dolby Vision working with Sony TVs following tvOS 11.3 update By Max Langridge

Apple developers that own the Apple TV 4K box and Dolby Vision-comaptible Sony TVs are reporting that they are now able to watch Dolby Vision content following the rollout of the latest tvOS 11.3 update.  Sony's Dolby Vision TV update doesn't work with... Read more

Now TV’s £15 Smart Stick is the cheapest way to get Sky channels at home
Now TV’s £15 Smart Stick is the cheapest way to get Sky channels at home By Dan Grabham

Sky-backed Now TV has launched a new £15 Smart Stick to go up against Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Google’s Chromecast.It’s based on the latest Roku Streaming Stick that debuted late last year and comes with voice search, the ability to pause live... Read more

Virgin Media V6 box now available as free upgrade to Virgin TV customers
Virgin Media V6 box now available as free upgrade to Virgin TV customers By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is now offering free upgrades to its Virgin TV V6 box to existing customers.All customers who take both TV and broadband packages can swap their older set-top-box, whether that's the TiVo box or V+ box, for the 4K-capable V6 box at no cost.... Read more

Colouring in Hollywood: How OLED is helping to change the way our movies look
Colouring in Hollywood: How OLED is helping to change the way our movies look By Stuart Miles

"The new Marvel Avengers [movie] has 18 different versions for the all relevant cinema releases," explains Charles Bunnag, the lead colourist at Technicolor on the new Avengers: Infinity War film due out this summer.It's a number we find hard to believe... Read more

Sony's Dolby Vision TV update doesn't work with Sony TVs
Sony's Dolby Vision TV update doesn't work with Sony TVs By Max Langridge

Sony promised way back in January 2017 that it would eventually roll out an update to its high-end 4K and OLED TVs that would enable them to be compatible with Dolby Vision content. What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained That update... Read more

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?
What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it? By Rik Henderson

To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content.It offers connected TV shows directly within its electronic programme... Read more

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV
Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV By Dan Grabham

Last year’s Sony A1 Series OLED TV was widely acknowledged as one of the best – if not the best – TVs launched in 2017. And that's quite impressive since the A1 was Sony's first proper consumer OLED TV. Now its epic hardware has found its way... Read more

Now you can watch Blue Planet II in 4K HDR even without a HLG TV
Now you can watch Blue Planet II in 4K HDR even without a HLG TV By Rik Henderson

The BBC has released Blue Planet II on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, so those with 4K HDR TVs that aren't HLG enabled can get the very best pictures at home.A 4K HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) version of the seven episode series was released on BBC iPlayer in early December,... Read more

LG W8 OLED TV initial review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements
LG W8 OLED TV initial review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements By Mike Lowe

The world's largest technology show, CES, has long been known as the place to unveil brand new tellies. Which is exactly what LG did at CES 2018 with its latest and greatest W8 Signature OLED.We got to see the new top-tier set behind closed doors at the... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming
Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming By Stuart Miles

The Panasonic FZ950, or FZ952 as it will be known in the UK, is the company's brand-new flagship OLED TV for 2018. It offers a more powerful processor, better picture quality, and enhanced sound over previous models, but is it the TV you'll want?The FZ950... Read more

What is MicroLED? The TV technology to take on OLED explained
What is MicroLED? The TV technology to take on OLED explained By Max Langridge

Just when we thought TV screen technologies had plateaued, CES 2018 introduced a new one: MicroLED. It's not a totally brand new technology, but it's now being championed by Samsung - Apple has shown an interest too - so is expected to take off in a big... Read more

Samsung's new QLED TVs may have black levels to rival OLED
Samsung's new QLED TVs may have black levels to rival OLED By Max Langridge

We were a underwhelmed by Samsung's press conference at this year's CES. The manufacturer usually comes out all guns blazing, unveiling an entire new range of TVs for the year ahead. While we were shown "The Wall", a 146-inch MicroLED prototype TV, regular... 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 to buy a one of the best new TVs - perhaps to watch the 2018 Fifa World Cup - or just because it's... Read more

Want a 2018 Samsung TV? You'll have to wait until March for the new line-up to be announced
Want a 2018 Samsung TV? You'll have to wait until March for the new line-up to be announced By Chris Hall

Samsung surprised many at CES 2018 by not really announcing any new products. There was talk at the annual press conference about connectivity and a vision of a connected world, but aside from 14 new models of the Family Hub fridge, very little was said... Read more

Sony announces XF range of 4K HDR TVs, including XF90 flagship with Dolby Vision
Sony announces XF range of 4K HDR TVs, including XF90 flagship with Dolby Vision By Max Langridge

All eyes may have been on the new A8F OLED TV at Sony's 2018 CES booth, but the Japanese tech company has yet again shown some love to the LCD screen too. Launching alongside the A8F is a new XF range of TVs, comprising three models: XF80, XF85 and the... Read more

Hisense World Cup 2018 plans include special edition TVs and 4K HDR matches via app
Hisense World Cup 2018 plans include special edition TVs and 4K HDR matches via app By Rik Henderson

Hisense is the official TV sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and has plans for special edition TVs and an app that will broadcast matches in 4K HDR.Announced during CES 2018, there will be a Hisense U7 ULED TV, World Cup Special Edition, and Hisense... Read more

Sony UBP-X700 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support
Sony UBP-X700 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support By Max Langridge

At CES 2017, Sony introduced the UBP-X800, its first ever 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It certainly grabbed the headlines, but a noticeable technology was left unsupported, Dolby Vision. Fast-forward a year to CES 2018 and Sony has remedied that with the... Read more

Sony’s new A8F OLED follows up on the awesome A1
Sony’s new A8F OLED follows up on the awesome A1 By Dan Grabham

The Sony A8F is a superb new OLED TV from Sony, given its debut at CES 2018.The new AF8 series has Sony’s 4K HDR-supporting X1 Extreme processor from the A1 as well as the same acoustic surface technology, where the sound comes directly from the screen... Read more

Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

Sony will hold a press conference at CES 2018 and help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address, detailing products and technologies it is developing.But it has yet to give the media a sneak peek. Sony... Read more

Samsung's 2018 TVs will let you set them up using your smartphone
Samsung's 2018 TVs will let you set them up using your smartphone By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced its new line-up of QLED TVs during its CES 2018 event, but the most exciting thing isn't this new range of sexy TVs, it's one clever thing that Samsung has done to make using these TVs easier.That's right, it has streamlined the... Read more

Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

Panasonic will be at CES 2018 and will likely unveil new TVs.The company is holding a press conference and will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address. Unlike other major players, such as Samsung... Read more

LG's 2018 OLED TVs offer enhanced HDR, Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos and voice AI
LG's 2018 OLED TVs offer enhanced HDR, Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos and voice AI By Chris Hall

LG has pulled the covers off its flagship OLED TVs for 2018, following very much in the lines of 2017, but this time called its TVs AI OLED, to indicate the new level of intelligence that they offer.There's a new Signature Wallpaper model, the W8 leading... Read more

LG CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
LG CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

LG has a slate of new products planned for CES 2018.The company is holding a press conference and will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address. It will use that time to unveil several new devices... Read more

Nvidia 65-inch 120Hz 4K HDR Big Format Gaming Displays come with Shield Android TV built in
Nvidia 65-inch 120Hz 4K HDR Big Format Gaming Displays come with Shield Android TV built in By Rik Henderson

Nvidia has announced that it is working with partners to release BFGDs - Big Format Gaming Displays - designed especially for PC gamers that want optimised visuals at 65-inch screen sizes.Partners include Acer, Asus and HP, and they will be releasing... Read more

You'll be able to buy an 8K Samsung QLED TV later this year
You'll be able to buy an 8K Samsung QLED TV later this year By Rik Henderson

During CES 2018, Samsung will fully unveil an 85-inch 8K QLED TV, the Q9S, which we can't wait to when we attend the consumer electronics trade show.What's particularly special about it is, while 8K televisions have debuted at CES before, they have been... Read more

Samsung unveils 'The Wall': The world's first MicroLED TV, set to take on OLED
Samsung unveils 'The Wall': The world's first MicroLED TV, set to take on OLED By Mike Lowe

Over the last few years there's been a war between OLED and LED-backlit TVs. Samsung has opted for the latter, with its own QLED technology, which delivers the brightest picture going - but can't negate the need for a backlight and, therefore, has been... Read more

Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Alexa voice control
Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Alexa voice control By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has launched four new ultra HD Blu-ray players ahead of CES 2018.The new models will offer a range of new features including HDR10+ playback, Dolby Vision support, and for the first time, voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.At... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 flagship OLED TV ranges continue 'Hollywood to Home' focus
Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 flagship OLED TV ranges continue 'Hollywood to Home' focus By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has announced four new OLED TV models ahead of CES 2018.The new ranges, the FZ950 and FZ800, will continue the company's "Hollywood to Home" focus as Panasonic seeks to help the movie industry recreate the creative intent of the filmmaker by... Read more

Amazon hoping to steal Premier League football TV rights from Sky and BT
Amazon hoping to steal Premier League football TV rights from Sky and BT By Dan Grabham

Amazon has held talks with English football’s top-tier league as it continues its ambitious assembly of principal sports rights under the Prime banner.The TV rights auction for the 2019-22 Premier League seasons takes place next month and Amazon is... Read more

Hisense's 2018 4K smart TVs will feature Amazon Alexa capabilities
Hisense's 2018 4K smart TVs will feature Amazon Alexa capabilities By Elyse Betters

Hisense just joined the Alexa craze.At CES 2017, we saw a tonne of companies announce that they planned to integrate Amazon's assistant into their products, and now, one year later, we're beginning to see the same trend. The world’s third-largest TV... Read more

What is HFR (High Frame Rate) and why should you care?
What is HFR (High Frame Rate) and why should you care? By Max Langridge

High Frame Rate, or HFR, is a TV and movie practice that relates to the number of frames used per second. It's a well documented practice, but rarely do directors go above the standard 24 frames per second for their movies. That's started to change though,... Read more

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?
New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean? By Rik Henderson

Television manufacturers release new models at least twice a year and the technology in their latest sets is constantly improving. It can be hard to keep up at times.Even if you've bought a new TV recently, you might not know what it is truly capable... Read more

LG 2018 TVs will be smarter and come with advanced Alpha 9 image processor
LG 2018 TVs will be smarter and come with advanced Alpha 9 image processor By Rik Henderson

LG will unveil its 2018 range of OLED and Super UHD TVs at CES 2018 next week and has announced prior that they will be enhanced by the company's smart artificial intelligence technology, becoming part of its all-new ThinQ range.In addition, they will... Read more

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide
How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide By Rik Henderson

Amazon's video streaming service has become almost a different beast since it was rebranded from Lovefilm in 2014. Amazon Prime Video is now the main global rival to Netflix and like its peer, it offers TV shows and movies to watch instantly on an internet... Read more

LG to unveil 88-inch 8K OLED display at CES 2018
LG to unveil 88-inch 8K OLED display at CES 2018 By Rik Henderson

LG will use the CES 2018 consumer electronics trade show to flex its OLED muscles further by exhibiting the "world's first" 8K 88-inch OLED display.While it is more a tech demo unit rather than a consumer product at present, the 88-incher shows what is... Read more

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do
Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do By Elyse Betters

You've landed yourself a Roku device and want to know its hidden features. No problem.To help you get the most of your set-top box, we've rounded up 14 cool things you likely didn't know were possible on the Roku platform. For instance, we've included... Read more

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide
How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide By Rik Henderson

Netflix has changed our TV and movie viewing habits completely. It has more than 100 million subscribers worldwide and that has allowed it to not only challenge and beat video rental services, it now has the userbase and muscle to take on traditional... Read more