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Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang
4.5 stars

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang

By John Archer

While ultra-expensive Sony OLED screens have long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the professional video mastering world, the brand hasn't dipped its toes into the consumer OLED market since it launched a miniscule 11-inch model back in 2008. Until... Read more

Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price
4.5 stars

Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price

By Chris Hall

Panasonic was one of the first companies out of the gate with an Ultra HD Blu-ray player in 2016. The UB900 - still the flagship player from Panasonic - offered superb handling of the new 4K disc format, but came at a price that would only attract home... Read more

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

By Rik Henderson

Disney has always been active on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, with many of its movies available to view as part of a subscription. However, it has also been steadily growing its own, standalone streaming service since launching... Read more

How Philips is putting picture quality first

How Philips is putting picture quality first

By Pocket-lint Promotion

TV technology is in such a state of flux right now that it's hard to keep up. There are, though, two things that thankfully never seem to change. First, TV buyers always pick outright picture quality as their most wanted TV feature, and second, Dutch... Read more

LG rolls out the world's first 77-inch flexible OLED display

LG rolls out the world's first 77-inch flexible OLED display

By Max Langridge

LG has unveiled a new 77-inch 4K Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED display that can be rolled up to a radius of 80mm without affecting the picture. It's the first time a display like it has ever been produced. Roll out your OLED TV like a projector... Read more

Freeview Explore serves up the best daily on-demand content

Freeview Explore serves up the best daily on-demand content

By Max Langridge

Freeview Play has a brand new feature that will highlight the best content available on-demand from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV Play and any future broadcasters that partner up with the Freeview service. What is Freeview Play, when is it... Read more

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There's an Android app that will let you download YouTube songs and videos to your Android. It's called KeepVid Android.KeepVid Android is not only a free YouTube downloader, which lets you download directly to your device at not cost, but it also lets... Read more

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There has never been a better time to buy a television.Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the availability of one of the greatest breakthroughs... Read more

Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh

Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh

By Chris Hall

Ever felt spoilt for choice? The latest update for Sky Q customers will bring the ability to record six programmes while watching a seventh.That's mind boggling news, but means that you really don't ever, ever, have to miss out on recording something... Read more

YouView piloting Alexa support for TV boxes, change channels using voice-control

YouView piloting Alexa support for TV boxes, change channels using voice-control

By Rik Henderson

YouView is planning Alexa support for viewers using any of the connected TV set-top-boxes available through TalkTalk, BT and other manufacturers.It is piloting voice-controlled features that will enable viewers to interact with their boxes and YouView... Read more

Oppo UDP-203 and 205 Blu-ray players now support Dolby Vision

Oppo UDP-203 and 205 Blu-ray players now support Dolby Vision

By Max Langridge

Oppo has released an official update for its UDP-203 and UDP-205 Ultra HD Blu-ray players that will bring the added benefit of Dolby Vision support. What is Dolby Vision?: Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained Opponents UDP-203 review: UHD Blu-ray has... Read more

Amazon and Apple finally playing nicely, Amazon Video coming to Apple TV

Amazon and Apple finally playing nicely, Amazon Video coming to Apple TV

By Max Langridge

After several rumours suggesting it was happening, Apple has confirmed that itself and Amazon have finally settled some differences, as Amazon's Video app will make its way to Apple TV later this year. Amazon Video is the last major video app missing... Read more

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?

By Adrian Willings

Toshiba recently announced its re-entry into the European TV market with a series of televisions, the pinnacle of which is the 65-inch X97 OLED.Toshiba is pitching the new series of models as being "mid-market" - aimed at price-conscious but ambitious... Read more

Toshiba TVs return to Europe with 65-inch X97 OLED leading the charge

Toshiba TVs return to Europe with 65-inch X97 OLED leading the charge

By Chris Hall

It's been some time since we've had anything to write about from Toshiba, but the company is making its way back into Europe thanks to its partnership with Vestel, and leading the charge with an OLED TV.OLED has seen something of a up kick in 2017, with... Read more

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One S has been able to play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays since its introduction in August last year, and in HDR to boot. It's currently the only games console to do so.You can also stream Netflix and Amazon Video content in Ultra HD with HDR on shows... Read more

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

By Rik Henderson

The BBC is closing its online digital content store, BBC Store, on 1 November 2017, just two-years after its launch. It is also shutting the cloud content locker so those who bought shows through the service will no longer be able to access their paid-for... Read more

Loewe Bild 7.77 is a gorgeous, future-proofed sliver of OLED TV

Loewe Bild 7.77 is a gorgeous, future-proofed sliver of OLED TV

By Max Langridge

Loewe has just launched the Bild 7.77 OLED TV. At 77-inches it's the largest screen in the Bild 7 range and will grace your front room with just under two metres of screen. Loewe Bild 9 is £6,990 of pure TV beauty Loewe's iconic minimalist design features... Read more

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has launched Amazon Channels in the UK. It offers a way to subscribe to a large array of premium TV channels and services for a low, non-contract monthly fee.So to help you understand the new service, here's our short, handy guide on what it offers...What... Read more

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

By Elyse Betters

If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you be frothing with excitement that the series has returned after a 26-year absence from our TV screens.The first episode has aired in the US and UK as part of a simulcast between Sky and Showtime. If you missed it though,... Read more

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza
4.5 stars

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza

By John Archer

Most of us weirdos who spend the majority of our waking lives testing TVs seem to agree that LCD screens that use lights placed directly behind them (rather than around their edges) are best suited to the new high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology... Read more

Samsung QLED Q7F 4K TV review: QLED gets off to a flying start
4.5 stars

Samsung QLED Q7F 4K TV review: QLED gets off to a flying start

By Chris Hall

The flagship 2017 Samsung TVs carry the QLED name, a new branding for the company's top-tier tellies.QLED has been called many things, but there are two important things to consider: firstly, QLED is the third-generation of Quantum Dot; secondly the... Read more

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills
4.5 stars

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills

By John Archer

The first new Sony TV for 2017, the 55-inch XE9305, sets a seriously high-tech tone.Leading the way is the second-generation of Sony's Slim Backlight Drive system, which uniquely places two LCD light plates in sequence to provide twice as much local... Read more

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

By Adrian Willings

Science fiction films and TV shows have graced us with some amazing spaceships over the last few decades, often becoming as iconic as the characters and stories themselves.Now with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenant currently on the big screens,... Read more

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

By Rik Henderson

Back in September last year, the BBC announced that a BBC account would eventually be needed to access some of the Beeb's online services, including iPlayer and iPlayer Radio. That day will come soom.You will need to sign in with a registered account... Read more

Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV Show: Everything you need to know about the Dredd sequel

Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV Show: Everything you need to know about the Dredd sequel

By Rik Henderson

We will soon see Judge Dredd return to our screens, through a new TV series.After years of rumours and speculation, it has been confirmed that Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is in development.It's something we've been following for a while. 2000 AD owner... Read more

PBS made an adorable Chromecast-like TV streaming stick for kids

PBS made an adorable Chromecast-like TV streaming stick for kids

By Elyse Betters

PBS thinks your kid may want to be a cord-cutter too.There are a dozens of ways you can access your favourite TV shows and movies, whether you own a streaming set-top box, such as Apple TV or Roku, or even a streaming stick/HDMI dongle such as Google... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?

By Rik Henderson

Video streaming dongles have been successful over the last few years partly because they provide a cheap and cheerful way to turn a dumb TV into a smart one.The Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick and original Amazon Fire TV Stick are often adopted because... Read more

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs

By Max Langridge

Sony has announced a new range of XE70 4K HDR TVs that will enter at the affordable end of the budget spectrum when they're released in July 2017. There will be four screen sizes available to choose from: 43-inch, 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch, so more... Read more

Loewe Bild 9 is £6,990 of pure TV beauty

Loewe Bild 9 is £6,990 of pure TV beauty

By Max Langridge

If you're ready to replace your current TV and only the prettiest, most expensive screens will make their way onto your shopping list, there are only a few brands you need turn to. One would be Bang & Olufsen, and other would be Loewe. The German TV manufacturer... Read more

Doctor Who Knock Knock episode offers spooky binaural soundtrack that will freak you out

Doctor Who Knock Knock episode offers spooky binaural soundtrack that will freak you out

By Rik Henderson

The BBC will be airing an episode of Doctor Who this coming weekend that features an amazing binaural soundtrack. That means that those who view it while wearing headphones will get spooky, incredible spatial sound that seems as if the effects are all... Read more

Video referees will be used at 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

Video referees will be used at 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

By Rik Henderson

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will be the first tournament to use video assistant referees, to make instant judgements on borderline calls.FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that video refs will be used at the event after receiving excellent... Read more

When QLED meets Galaxy S8: A guide to Smart View, Samsung Connect and controlling your Samsung TV with your phone

When QLED meets Galaxy S8: A guide to Smart View, Samsung Connect and controlling your Samsung TV with your phone

By Chris Hall

Modern TVs are hyper-connected, with the likes of Samsung packing a whole range of functionality into its smart TVs. For many, the relationship with the TV is all about the remote control and the TV's native apps, but there's a whole world of interaction... 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. The fight against top-level LED TVs continues, with Samsung particularly turning up the heat with its... Read more

Channel 4 puts you into personalised Alien: Covenent trailer, Foster's and Ronseal ads

Channel 4 puts you into personalised Alien: Covenent trailer, Foster's and Ronseal ads

By Rik Henderson

Channel 4 has teamed with Foster's, Ronseal and 20th Century Fox to launch an all-new form of TV advertising that speaks directly to you.They will each screen ads on All 4 that include personalised messages to viewers.For example, an Alien: Covenent... Read more

Amazon Video is the first to support Samsung's HDR10 Plus standard

Amazon Video is the first to support Samsung's HDR10 Plus standard

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced that Amazon Video is the first content partner to deliver HDR10 Plus content to Samsung TVs, with content set to arrive on Amazon Prime later this year.HDR10 Plus is an evolution of HDR10 TV technology, and has been developed by... Read more

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

By Rik Henderson

The new Formula One season is fizzing along and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting for years.Not only do car rules changes promise a closer season - as evidenced in the races so far - the entire shebang is being broadcast in 4K Ultra... Read more

4K cricket next to hit Sky Q and David Attenborough becomes a VR hologram

4K cricket next to hit Sky Q and David Attenborough becomes a VR hologram

By Rik Henderson

After showing the majority of its Premier League football matches in 4K for a while, Sky added Formula One races, qualifying and practice sessions to its Ultra HD line-up. Now comes another Sky Sports mainstay: cricket.The company has announced that... Read more

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends

By Elyse Betters

Tumblr has a new app, and strangely, it's all about YouTube videos.The Yahoo-owned company was apparently interested in catering to YouTube users, because it has launched Cabana, an app that allows you to watch YouTube videos with up to six friends simultaneously.... Read more

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote now available for £40

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote now available for £40

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has brought the new, updated Fire TV Stick to the UK and it is available now.Launched in the US at the tail end of last year, the new version of the Stick has a quad-core processor, so is lightning quick in operation. It also has more stable,... Read more

BT Ultra HD YouView review: 4K entertainment, but in limited supply
4.0 stars

BT Ultra HD YouView review: 4K entertainment, but in limited supply

By Chris Hall

BT was the first television provider in the UK to take a step into the future of entertainment, launching its own Ultra HD 4K service. It started, appropriately, with BT Sport Ultra HD, before expanding into other 4K content from streaming providers,... Read more

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

By Elyse Betters

The star ratings on Netflix are going bye-bye.Starting this month, April, the company is replacing stars with a thumbs-up and thumbs-down ratings system - more akin to TiVo suggestions.Netflix claims the new system got more ratings versus the traditional... Read more

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

By Elyse Betters

For years, Apple has been trying to develop a pay TV service.Several reports going back to 2009 have claimed Apple is getting ready to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service that would offer around 25 channels, DVR, and live-programming. It'd... Read more

Finally - Game of Thrones' first season 7 trailer is here

Finally - Game of Thrones' first season 7 trailer is here

By Elyse Betters

OMG. OMG. It's here.HBO has released the first trailer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the hit series that is due to return this summer. Called Long Walk, the 90-second trailer features characters like Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen,... Read more

Humax HB-1100S delivers 200 free channels and Wi-Fi for £99

Humax HB-1100S delivers 200 free channels and Wi-Fi for £99

By Max Langridge

If you're already a Freesat user, or have a satellite dish in place and don't fancy forking out large chunks of money of a monthly contract, then the Humax HB-1100S may just peak your interest.Humax could easily be considered experts in the set-top box... Read more

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

By Rik Henderson

Sky started to roll out its long-awaited voice search feature to Sky Q boxes from Wednesday 22 March, and while not everyone will have the software update yet, there are plenty trying out right now.All Sky Q boxes will have the update by the "end of spring"... Read more

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has rejigged its broadband price plans to make its up to 100Mbps service the standard option in the UK. It has also opened up its up to 300Mbps service to all customers in areas capable of getting those speeds. It was previously restricted.Its... Read more

Samsung 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: QLED Q9F, Q8C, Q7C and Q7F compared

Samsung 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: QLED Q9F, Q8C, Q7C and Q7F compared

By Chris Hall

Samsung's 2017 line-up of TVs is on us, introducing more models that promise to offer outstanding results.The big introduction is QLED being pushed as the flagship branding, with four models in this new top tier carrying the Q moniker. Other categories... Read more

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

By Rik Henderson

Netflix is considering presenting different cuts of TV shows and movies for mobile users specifically. It has a growing audience of viewers on mobile and the cuts could make portable presentations more enjoyable.Speaking at a briefing in San Francisco,... Read more

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon

By Rik Henderson

Whenever there is a new TV image technology there is always a period of consumer confusion as multiple standards and formats appear. HDR is no exception.There are now four competing high dynamic range standards, with 4K Ultra HD televisions adopting any... Read more

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

By Rik Henderson

TPVision, which releases televisions under the Philips brand, has unveiled its 2017 range of sets and it has a healthy range of 4K HDR options coming to the UK.They will hit British stores from April/May, with some coming in June, mainly because TPVision... Read more