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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

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

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

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

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