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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

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

By Rik Henderson

BBC Worldwide decided that Planet Earth II would be its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release and for good reason. It was originally shot and rendered in 4K so it should look stunning in the native format.In addition, the Ultra HD BD release of the nature... Read more

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

By Chris Hall

Samsung used CES 2017 to introduce a new type of TV technology that could prove to be a major leap forward in picture quality. It's called QLED, which you may think is incredibly similar to OLED. That's no coincidence, as both TV types are battling to... Read more

In the muddle of HDR and Quantum Dots, it's Samsung's 'Invisible Connection' that's got our geek juices flowing

In the muddle of HDR and Quantum Dots, it's Samsung's 'Invisible Connection' that's got our geek juices flowing

By Chris Hall

We've spent the day taking a closer look at the Samsung QLED TV range. Announced at CES 2017 and due to launch sometime in March or April, these TVs look to be a quantum leap in the LED vs OLED war. There's a huge amount of technology being piled into... Read more

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all

By Rik Henderson

BT has once again secured UK TV broadcasting rights for all Champions League and Europa League football matches, beating Sky in a bidding war. It has also ensured that the rights this time are exclusive to the paid TV service, so there will be no free-to-air... Read more

Netflix app update: Better compression for less data usage incoming, mobile HDR for LG G6 launch

Netflix app update: Better compression for less data usage incoming, mobile HDR for LG G6 launch

By Mike Lowe

Netflix is pushing hard when it comes to mobile streaming in 2017. The video-on-demand service has told Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress 2017 that its mobile app is about to receive a major update which will mean better quality streaming at lower... Read more

Dolby Vision is now available as a software update to upgrade compatible kit

Dolby Vision is now available as a software update to upgrade compatible kit

By Max Langridge

Dolby Vision is Dolby's very own end to end HDR solution for movies and TV. We've been able to see it in action on numerous occasions and have always been blown away by the image quality it serves up. What is Dolby Vision?: Dolby's very own HDR TV tech... Read more

FCC filings reveal Google is working on a wireless 4K set-top box

FCC filings reveal Google is working on a wireless 4K set-top box

By Max Langridge

Google has applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop and launch a '4K wireless TV box', which will likely be a successor to the company's Nexus Player.A search for the official filing reveals that Google's 4K box will support both... Read more

Oppo UDP-203 review: UHD Blu-ray has never looked so good
4.5 stars

Oppo UDP-203 review: UHD Blu-ray has never looked so good

By John Archer

Look up "legend" in the Blu-ray dictionary and you'll find pictures of Oppo's BDP-105. These ultra expensive BD decks became the reference standard for Blu-ray playback across the world. Now Oppo is out to do the same thing for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback... Read more

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

By Elyse Betters

When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV.It seems to be doing reasonably well, having been well-received by both developers and manufacturers alike. Google TV had a lack... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared

By Chris Hall

Panasonic has confirmed its full line-up of 4K HDR TVs for 2017, making quite a shuffle to the line-up compared to 2016. There's a shift in technologies and a change to the numbering scheme, but fear not, because we've got you covered. The 2017 Panasonic... Read more

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

By Rik Henderson

Apple is said to be working on a new Apple TV set-top-box, possibly even for release later this year, as sales of the current generation device are reportedly slowing.Part of the reason given is that, while competitors embraced the 4K Ultra HD revolution,... Read more

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

By Chris Hall

Panasonic was a big player in kickstarting this whole Ultra HD Blu-ray thing. It, alongside Samsung, launched the first player in 2016, aiming high, with the UB900. That was a remarkable piece of home entertainment kit and soon after followed the UB700,... Read more

Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma

Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma

By Chris Hall

There's a lot of chatter in HDR land about a new format called hybrid log gamma, or HLG to its friends. Hybrid log gamma is a new system for high dynamic range that's been co-developed by the BBC and it could be a future solution for broadcast HDR. While... Read more

Are you a Netflix cheater?

Are you a Netflix cheater?

By Elyse Betters

In an effort to help you determine how unfaithful you are, Netflix has released a "Netflix Cheating" test.Netflix recently announced that "Netflix cheating is on the rise globally and shows no signs of stopping", claiming 46 per cent of users have done... Read more

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

By Elyse Betters

Think you already know all about Netflix? Think again. There are dozens of hidden tips and tricks out there -- everything from Chrome extensions that boost your viewing experience from the laptop by serving up IMDb and Rotten Tomato ratings, to an option that... Read more

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut
4.0 stars

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut

By Steve May

This year is fast shaping up to be the year of OLED, with a raft of hot new TV screens set to join LG's vanishingly thin vanguard. Both Panasonic and Sony will offer high-end OLED screens as part of their 2017 line-ups, but the first brand convert out... Read more

Missed Tom Hardy's Taboo? You can watch the entire box set on BBC iPlayer for free

Missed Tom Hardy's Taboo? You can watch the entire box set on BBC iPlayer for free

By Rik Henderson

Taboo, starring Tom Hardy, has been one of the BBC's most talked about drama series for years and if you've missed it you're in for a treat; the entire box-set will be available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer for more than a month.The eight-episode... Read more

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

By Rik Henderson

If you're a Virgin Media TV customer you might have been offered a Virgin TV V6 box in the last few weeks.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled. It's also available to existing and new customers... 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 that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... Read more

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse
4.5 stars

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse

By Rik Henderson

When the first Virgin Media TiVo box was released almost five years ago it was seen as groundbreaking, state-of-the-art and considerably better than anything around at the time. It took Sky a while to catch up with, ahem, catch-up. And, Virgin Media's... Read more

YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works

YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works

By Elyse Betters

Google-owned YouTube is trying to catch up with Facebook Live and Twitter-owned Periscope. It's finally adding a live-stream button to the YouTube mobile app, even though it's already offered the feature in a limited capacity for about 5 years.YouTube... Read more

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80, XE70 compared

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80, XE70 compared

By Chris Hall

Sony has revealed its Bravia TV line-up for 2017, following much the same format as its excellent 2016 televisions, but boosting performance and tweaking the design in many areas.Sony is offering a full selection of 4K HDR televisions for 2017, on top... Read more

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4

By Chris Hall

While most of the attention is on 4K or Ultra HD televisions when talking about HDR - high dynamic range - Sony has pulled the covers off something rather more unique: Full HD televisions that also support HDR.So far, HDR has followed 4K, i.e., higher... Read more

LG OLED B6 review: A sure-fire starting point for OLED
4.5 stars

LG OLED B6 review: A sure-fire starting point for OLED

By Chris Hall

The LG OLED B6 was launched in 2016, as the most affordable flat LG OLED TV for that year. That marks it out as something rather special because while the flagship televisions - the Signature G6 and the E6 - offer the picture-on-glass design, the OLED... Read more