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Damson launches the S-Series totally wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system

Damson launches the S-Series totally wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system

By Max Langridge

UK audio company Damson has announced a completely wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system - except for power cables of course - at an affordable price to bring the enveloping sound technology to more homes. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK Blu-ray deals: 4K Ultra HD and box set discounts galore

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK Blu-ray deals: 4K Ultra HD and box set discounts galore

By Max Langridge

With Black Friday over it's now time for the deals to come flooding in on Cyber Monday. You've bought your new 4K TV and soundbar and now you just need some new content to watch through it all. We've rounded up some of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and... 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 taking.Whether you're looking to get yourself a new TV for Christmas, or if you're more interested... 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 it's receiving and deal with any inherent flaws they might contain right away, any subsequent attempts... Read more

Grab a Google Chromecast for £19 in the Black Friday sales

Grab a Google Chromecast for £19 in the Black Friday sales

By Max Langridge

The Google Chromecast is a fantastic media streaming device. It connects to your TV and can be setup in minutes, so you can stream all manner of video content to the big screen.Better yet, you can get one for just £19 this Black Friday, with many retailers... Read more

Amazing Samsung QLED and 4K HDR TV Black Friday deals, get up to £600 off

Amazing Samsung QLED and 4K HDR TV Black Friday deals, get up to £600 off

By Rik Henderson

There are thousands of bargains during the Black Friday sales period, but few products offer as spectacular savings as TVs. So if you're in the market for a new 4K HDR telly, you won't get a better time to buy.Samsung is one of the leaders in the field... Read more

Super LG OLED B7 Black Friday deals: Save hundreds on this award-winning OLED TV

Super LG OLED B7 Black Friday deals: Save hundreds on this award-winning OLED TV

By Chris Hall

If you're in the market for a new TV, this is probably the deal you've been waiting for: LG's award-winning OLED B7 has hit its lowest price at £1499.Originally priced at £2999 when the B7 was announced early in 2017, the model has been slowly dropping... Read more

Roku Black Friday sale includes 30 per cent price cut on Streaming Stick+

Roku Black Friday sale includes 30 per cent price cut on Streaming Stick+

By Elyse Betters

Roku is getting in on Amazon's Black Friday bonanza.The maker of set-top boxes and streaming media devices has discounted a bunch of its devices on Amazon. The deals last all week and include a 30-per cent price cut on the Roku Streaming Stick+. It's... Read more

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The single most defining feature of video is motion. In fact, the whole idea of stitching lots of still frames together to make video is to create pictures that move.Unfortunately for AV fans though, as well as being fundamental to the very definition... Read more

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during the current... Read more

Photoshop fails go to the movies: 33 of the worst film posters of all time

Photoshop fails go to the movies: 33 of the worst film posters of all time

By Max Langridge

Movie posters are used the world over to advertise upcoming films. There are countless iconic posters throughout history that do an amazing job at grabbing your attention. Then there are posters that grab your attention, but for the completely wrong reasons.... Read more

LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality
4.5 stars

LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality

By John Archer

It's starting to look as if 2017 will be the year that OLED TV technology really hits the big time.OLED panels have started to be used by a growing number of big-name TV brands, rather than just LG. Sets such as LG's incredibly thin and flexible Wallpaper... Read more

LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar
5.0 stars

LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar

By Chris Hall

LG's OLED groove continues, building on a great selection of TVs in 2016, with updated models in 2017. The naming convention follows suit year-on-year, with the OLED B7 being the range's entry-level model and the replacement for 2016's OLED B6.While OLED... Read more

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

By Max Langridge

Currys PC World has started its Black Friday event early by announcing a number of "Why Wait?" deals available in store and online before Black Friday officially takes place on Friday 24 November.The retailer guarantees deal prices on the selected products... Read more

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is considering a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video, a new report has claimed. The streaming service is a benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, who currently pay $99 a year for their membership. They get things like free two-day shipping... Read more

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is stepping up its original series efforts in a major way.Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, apparently wants Amazon's original TV division to develop more big, primetime-level shows, kind of like Game of Thrones. It was previously reported that Amazon... Read more

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

By Adrian Willings

They say that no idea is original, but there have certainly been some weird and wild movie villains over the years. From not-so-terrifying toy robots to un-frightening foodstuffs, we dive into the weird world of unlikely, and often unwise, movie villains.... Read more

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The picture quality of any TV you buy depends on five key elements: contrast, colour, sharpness, motion clarity, and source recognition/adaptation.We recently looked at the first of these, contrast, in the context of Philips' stunning new P5 picture processing... Read more

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Disney is currently developing on a standalone streaming service - and it hasn't been shy about discussing it with the media.Thanks to the company's talkative CEO, we have a good idea about when it will launch, how much it will cost, and what types of... Read more

Canton DM5 will fill your room with TV-boosting sound from a compact body

Canton DM5 will fill your room with TV-boosting sound from a compact body

By Max Langridge

German audio manufacturer Canton has announced its latest soundbar in the DM5. It joins a roster of other top-performing soundbars and soundbases in the DM range, but has a much smaller footprint for those short on space. Q Acoustics M2 review: Super... Read more

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial

By Rik Henderson

Over several years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that regularly make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort... Read more

Dolby Vision just got a lot more affordable thanks to Vestel partnership

Dolby Vision just got a lot more affordable thanks to Vestel partnership

By Max Langridge

Dolby and Vestel have announced a partnership that will see the former's Dolby Vision HDR TV technology arrive on all of Vestel's Ultra HD TVs, including OLED. What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained If you're not familiar with Vestel,... Read more

What is Freeview Bundle Builder and when is it coming?

What is Freeview Bundle Builder and when is it coming?

By Max Langridge

Freeview is celebrating 15 years this year, but even though it's getting old, the company shows no signs of slowing down and is constantly coming up with new ideas to reinvigorate the service. What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how... Read more

You can now interact with BBC's new radio play using your Echo speaker

You can now interact with BBC's new radio play using your Echo speaker

By Elyse Betters

BBC has launched its interactive radio story for Amazon Echo.The broadcasting company, well-known for its radio plays, recently announced a new project: a comedy/science fiction play, titled The Inspection Chamber. It partnered with an audio company,... Read more

Why great contrast is important for your next TV choice

Why great contrast is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips has a long and proud heritage of using powerful picture processing to improve the picture quality of its TVs. And the stellar work over the years has lead to the pinnacle of image tech in its new P5 Picture Engine.The company has managed for the... Read more

BBC to broadcast an extra 1,000 hours of live sport a year online

BBC to broadcast an extra 1,000 hours of live sport a year online

By Max Langridge

The BBC has announced that it plans to broadcast an extra 1,000 hours of sport a year via its online channels such as the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer on-demand streaming service. BBC to spend £34 million to win kids back from Netflix BBC will reinvent... Read more

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... Read more

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more

By Elyse Betters

You can soon watch Google's YouTube TV streaming service through your set-top box or streaming media device.YouTube TV launched in April, allowing you to stream live sports, local and national news, and more on your phone, tablet, and computer. Now,... Read more

Sky Store now offers Blu-rays with digital movie purchases too

Sky Store now offers Blu-rays with digital movie purchases too

By Max Langridge

Sky has revised its Buy and Keep service that lets you get a physical copy of a film that you buy through the Sky Store. Up until now, with any film you bought, Sky would automatically send you a DVD copy in the post. Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling... Read more

Five reasons to get a VPN: Streaming Pay-Per-View boxing to native language surfing

Five reasons to get a VPN: Streaming Pay-Per-View boxing to native language surfing

By Hassan Mohammed

VPN services have become such essential without which today’s internet user cannot survive. While there are many reasons to opt for a streaming VPN, the main reason is the requirement of data and online identity protection. A VPN protects users from... Read more

All 2018 World Cup matches to be shot in 4K HDR

All 2018 World Cup matches to be shot in 4K HDR

By Rik Henderson

FIFA has announced that all matches of the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be shot in Ultra HD and HDR. Some footage will also be created especially for virtual reality headsets and 360-degree video on demand.Who will broadcast the matches in 4K HDR is... Read more

Roku might soon stream content on devices beyond its own hardware

Roku might soon stream content on devices beyond its own hardware

By Elyse Betters

Roku wants to expand beyond its own devices.The company is considering streaming videos on devices made by third-party manufacturers, such as Apple and Google, according to Variety. However, Roku’s first attempt at streaming on third-party devices will... Read more

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party

By Chris Hall

Amazon gives you two choices when it comes to buying Fire TV products: there's the Fire TV Stick or the increasingly minimalist Fire TV.The 2017 iteration of Fire TV sees it move closer to the Fire TV Stick in terms of form, moving on from being a set-top... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Home Entertainment Device

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Home Entertainment Device

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place for the 14th year in the middle of November. There are 18 categories spanning smartphones, tablets and laptops to games, cars and home entertainment devices, with each nomination being something we... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating products across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to wearables and TVs.Each category has between six and eight nominees, whittled down from the hundreds of devices... Read more

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

By Rik Henderson

There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way soon on streaming services and some crackers that have just started to appear. New episodes of Star Trek Discovery are released each week and Mr Robot season 3 has begun at last. Hurrah!Then,... Read more

Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base
5.0 stars

Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base

By Max Langridge

With movie and TV streaming services on the rise, more of us are turning to the living room or bedroom to binge on the latest content. While TV picture quality constantly improves in the latest tellies, it's rare that audio direct from such screens is... Read more

Google Play and Disney's Movies Anywhere join forces, get 5 top blockbusters for free

Google Play and Disney's Movies Anywhere join forces, get 5 top blockbusters for free

By Rik Henderson

Disney's Movies Anywhere digital library service is expanding. Not only will it now include films from rival studios Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros, it has joined forces with Google so you can watch your Movies Anywhere content on Google... Read more

Roku finally brings a 4K HDR media streamer to UK, plus new £30 set-top-box

Roku finally brings a 4K HDR media streamer to UK, plus new £30 set-top-box

By Rik Henderson

At the beginning of October, Roku refreshed its US line-up of media streamers, including an updated version of the entry-level Roku Express and a version of its Streaming Stick with 4K HDR support.Now both have been announced for the UK too, bringing... Read more

Watch the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer right here

Watch the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer right here

By Elyse Betters

It's here.The new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has just landed, following its worldwide premiere during Monday Night Football's halftime show. The last time we got a glimpse of the upcoming film was during Disney’s D23 Expo in July, and before... 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 early stages.However, just 12 months later everything has changed. If you're in the market for a new... Read more

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker

By Stuart Miles

We all know that a better sound system has the potential to enhance a movie, TV show or sporting event we're watching yet, according to Sky, most of its customers are still relying on the speakers included in their television.And as the average TV... Read more

Netflix price hike affects 4K viewers in UK and US most

Netflix price hike affects 4K viewers in UK and US most

By Elyse Betters

Netflix has raised its prices in the US and UK, charging more for its standard and premium services.The standard service, which allows you to stream shows and movies in HD on up to two screens at once, now costs $10.99 and £9.99 a month respectively,... Read more

Sky Q voice controls expanded, now you can change channels and more

Sky Q voice controls expanded, now you can change channels and more

By Stuart Miles

Sky has introduced a bevy of new voice controls that are set to transform the way people use its Sky Q system.They expand the voice functionality beyond search, adding channel hopping to the mix, and are part of a feature update that is rolling out to... Read more

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights
4.5 stars

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights

By John Archer

After scoring a critical hit with its debut OLED TV, the 901F, it's hardly a surprise to find Philips wasting little time returning to the OLED fray with the 9002.What's more, this 55-inch set improves on its predecessor in most ways, while costing less,... Read more

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

By Rik Henderson

With Apple launching Ultra HD versions of many films on iTunes at rock bottom prices, others are following suit. First, Amazon dropped its 4K movie prices, for both rental and purchase, now Microsoft, through the Xbox Store, is doing the same.Apple launched... Read more

Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future
4.5 stars

Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future

By John Archer

Despite Samsung previously declaring that one of LCD technology's big advantages over OLED was its relative affordability, the brand's latest flagship LCD set actually makes OLED look cheap. In fact, at £4,479 the 65-inch Q9F is the most expensive 65-inch... Read more

Roku announces a 4K streaming stick and more lineup upgrades

Roku announces a 4K streaming stick and more lineup upgrades

By Elyse Betters

Roku is a public company now, so that means it needs to keep shareholders happy.It can do so with new products and updates. But the company also tends to refresh things every autumn. So that means we're due for some news from the company. And like clockwork,... Read more