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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

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

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

Panasonic DMP-UB700 review: Step-down Ultra HD Blu-ray player loses little
4.5 stars Panasonic DMP-UB700 review: Step-down Ultra HD Blu-ray player loses little By Chris Hall

Panasonic made its pitch with one of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray players in 2016 with the UB900. It was masterful, designed to be the highest quality for early adopters and to satisfy the demands of serious AV enthusiasts looking for their 4K fix.The UB900's... Read more

Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs
Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs By Chris Hall

Sony has confirmed that it will be pushing an update to bring hybrid log gamma compatibility to its 2016 and 2017 televisions.Hybrid log gamma (HLG) is a new TV technology that's been developed in part by the BBC, but is seen as the potential future for... Read more

Football in 4K and Dolby Atmos, is there anything better? Our verdict
Football in 4K and Dolby Atmos, is there anything better? Our verdict By Max Langridge

We've written a lot about Dolby Atmos of late, especially about the audio tech's ability to enhance movie viewing. But it doesn't stop there.BT Sport has taken the bold step to accompany some of its Ultra HD presentations of live footy matches with Dolby... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming
4.5 stars Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming By Rik Henderson

When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered by Android TV and being 4K ready, it obliterated the competition with Ultra HD video support and offered a tasty... Read more

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment
Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment By Elyse Betters

After much hubbub, Sky and Discovery have come to an agreement.The two media companies -- hours before their previous contract was set to expire, which would have seen TLC, Animal Planet, Eurosport, and more pulled from Rupert Murdoch's Sky -- have announced... Read more

Liverpool v Chelsea to be broadcast in 4K and Dolby Atmos
Liverpool v Chelsea to be broadcast in 4K and Dolby Atmos By Rik Henderson

Tonight, BT Sport will broadcast the first football match with Dolby Atmos audio. And as it's also being presented in 4K Ultra HD, it could very well be the best television presentation of footy we've ever seen.The top of the tablet clash between Liverpool... Read more

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband
Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced that it will be bringing its full Sky Q television service to those who cannot or will not install a satellite dish.The inability to have a satellite dish has been a barrier to getting Sky's TV services since they started more than... Read more

Best movie streaming services in the UK
Best movie streaming services in the UK By Rik Henderson

Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK.As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... Read more

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet
How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet By Rik Henderson

After years of subscriber requests and insistence that it would never happen, Netflix has finally added offline viewing to its iOS and Android apps.That means users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets can now download and store Netflix movies... Read more

Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price
4.0 stars Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price By Max Langridge

Ultra-HD TVs are certainly becoming more popular, we know that for sure. The amount of content on offer has increased exponentially since 4K was first introduced - with big shows like Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Man In The High Castle all being delivered... Read more

What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work?
What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

YouTube has announced a feature that'll give creators more money.Called Super Chat, it essentially allows viewers to pay to pin a comment on live streams. So, when someone goes live, you will see a new cash symbol in the chat window and can click it to... Read more

BBC iPlayer will reinvent itself by 2020 to be "number one online TV service in the UK"
BBC iPlayer will reinvent itself by 2020 to be "number one online TV service in the UK" By Max Langridge

BBC director general Lord Hall has said he plans to totally reinvent the BBC iPlayer by 2020 to increase its reach and become a "must-visit destination". One way Lord Hall plans to update the service to make it more popular is to make some programmes... Read more

Sony Kids caters for young ones with new catch-up channel on YouView
Sony Kids caters for young ones with new catch-up channel on YouView By Max Langridge

Sony has announced it has launched a dedicated Sony Kids catch-up TV channel, accessible through YouView. The new player has launched today, 10 January, and is the first to launch since YouView underwent a design overhaul. YouView unveils faster, cleaner,... Read more

LG Signature OLED W preview: 2.5mm thin wall-mounted "wallpaper" TV is simply stunning
LG Signature OLED W preview: 2.5mm thin wall-mounted "wallpaper" TV is simply stunning By Mike Lowe

Holy moly. At just 2.5mm thin, the LG Signature OLED W TV is a stunning thing to behold. Just look at it.The entire Wallpaper panel is the same thickness, so it can sit perfectly flush with the wall. It even attaches by magnets. All the processor gubbins... Read more

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017
BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017 By Max Langridge

BT has announced plans to update its TV service during 2017 and there's a lot that's set to change. The biggest change will be the look of the interface and the speed at which it works. It's because BT TV runs on the YouView platform, which also announced... Read more

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant voice-control
Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant voice-control By Max Langridge

Sony has unveiled a number of company firsts at CES 2017: it's first OLED TV, it's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and now its first Dolby Atmos soundbar, the HT-ST5000. CES 2017: All the announcements from LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more The new soundbar... Read more

Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed
Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed By Chris Hall

As the battle of the machines rages on, Google has confirmed that Google Assistant is coming to Android TV, both on compatible televisions as well as set-top boxes. Making the announcement at CES 2017, Google gave the timeline of "the coming months",... Read more

Sony announces refreshed line-up of 4K HDR TVs, including Dolby Vision support
Sony announces refreshed line-up of 4K HDR TVs, including Dolby Vision support By Max Langridge

Sony's piece de resistance at CES 2017 may have been the A1 4K HDR OLED, but the company hasn't given up on more conventional LCD sets. To that extent, Sony has five new 4K HDR TV ranges for 2017, as well as four new full HD ranges. Best TVs of CES 2017:... Read more

Sony's jumps onboard the 4K Blu-ray bandwagon with UBP-X800
Sony's jumps onboard the 4K Blu-ray bandwagon with UBP-X800 By Max Langridge

After giving us a taster of what was to come with a prototype version last year, Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player is here. The UBP-X800 will do just what you'd expect from a 4K player: handle 4K Blu-ray discs and streaming from 4K-compatible services.... Read more

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates
Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates By Rik Henderson

Sony has unveiled its OLED TV and it has an incredible trick up its sleeve. Not only does it support the Dolby Vision HDR standard, there are no speakers on the television. That's because the whole TV is a speaker too.The superthin screen vibrates to... Read more

LG's 2017 OLED TVs are brighter than ever before and support Dolby Atmos
LG's 2017 OLED TVs are brighter than ever before and support Dolby Atmos By Max Langridge

LG has taken to CES to introduce its new range of OLED TVs for 2017. Following from the 6-series of screens from 2016, the 10 new models are split between four ranges: the G7 (77in/65in), E7 (65in/55in), C7 (65in/55in) and B7 (65in/55in). LG also announced... Read more

LG Signature OLED W TV attaches to your wall using magnets and is just 2.5mm thick
LG Signature OLED W TV attaches to your wall using magnets and is just 2.5mm thick By Rik Henderson

LG used its CES 2017 press conference to unveil a new range of OLED TVs with new high dynamic range (HDR) standards support and Dolby Atmos audio, but the star of the show was undoubtedly the LG Signature OLED W - a TV so thin the company tags it as a... Read more

LG's UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports Dolby Vision, for HDR like no other
LG's UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports Dolby Vision, for HDR like no other By Chris Hall

LG has unveiled the Ultra HD Blu-ray player that many have been waiting for, offering support for Dolby Vision, as well as other HDR formats.Joining the 4K disc market that's slowly been gaining traction since the first unveilings in 2016, LG used its... Read more

You can watch LG's CES 2017 press conference live right here
You can watch LG's CES 2017 press conference live right here By Chris Hall

LG is kicking off a busy day of press conferences at CES 2017, promising the chance to "see the next". LG has already made a number of announcements in the run up to CES 2017, including some mid-range smartphones, a levitating 360 degree speaker, an... Read more

Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017
Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017 By Max Langridge

Panasonic has used CES 2017 to launch a trio of new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players at the more affordable end of the budget spectrum. The DMP-UB400, UB310 and UB300 all promise to deliver a super-sharp 4K Blu-ray image thanks to the company's Hollywood Cinema... Read more

Samsung QLED TV preview: Is this Samsung's best ever television range?
Samsung QLED TV preview: Is this Samsung's best ever television range? By Rik Henderson

During a pre-CES invite-only briefing, Samsung unveiled the QLED TV series and we can honestly say, from what we've seen so far, that they are the best televisions the company has ever made.We got up close to the new QLED TV concepts shown at the Samsung... Read more

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills
Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills By Mike Lowe

At CES 2017 it's all about the tellies. And Panasonic is looking to make its mark in TV this year with a brand new Ultra HD 4K OLED, the EZ1002.But this is no ordinary OLED: the EZ1002 is said to produce nearly double the brightness of a normal OLED panel... Read more

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed
Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed By Rik Henderson

Samsung has continued to develop its Quantum Dot technology for its 2017 TV range rather than compete in the OLED sector, highlighting the 100 per cent colour volume of its new picture tech - a first for the manufacturer's televisions - and significantly... Read more

LG announces trio of new soundbars including flagship SJ9 with Dolby Atmos support
LG announces trio of new soundbars including flagship SJ9 with Dolby Atmos support By Max Langridge

LG has taken the wraps off a trio of new soundbars at CES 2017: the SJ9, SJ8 and SJ7, with Dolby Atmos, 4K and high-resolution support featuring across the range. CES 2017: All the announcements, TVs, laptops and more to expect from the show The flagship... Read more

LG launches Super UHD TVs with Nano Cell technology for more accurate colours
LG launches Super UHD TVs with Nano Cell technology for more accurate colours By Max Langridge

LG has been the first TV giant to unveil a new range of screens at CES 2017. While LG may be at the forefront of OLED technology, it hasn't forgotten about LCD and it's the latter that has been on the receiving end of some new innovative technology. CES... Read more

Samsung will introduce Ultra High Quality audio and 4K Blu-ray player at CES
Samsung will introduce Ultra High Quality audio and 4K Blu-ray player at CES By Max Langridge

Samsung often has one of the biggest stands at CES to show off its new home cinema, audio and home appliances for 2017. On the audio side of things, the company has some big news, in the form of Ultra High Quality audio. CES 2017: What is it and what... Read more

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how
Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how By Rik Henderson

Amazon has made the first episode of The Grand Tour available to watch for free over the Christmas period.All Amazon customers in the UK, not just those with Prime membership, can now watch "The Holy Trinity", the one hour 11 minute debut of the new show... Read more

Your 2016 Samsung 4K TV can now play YouTube HDR videos
Your 2016 Samsung 4K TV can now play YouTube HDR videos By Max Langridge

Samsung has just announced it will be updating the YouTube app on all of its 2016 Quantum Dot and 4K Ultra HD TVs so that they will support HDR content. What is HDR, what TVs support HDR and what HDR content can I watch? The update will automatically... Read more

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV
How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV By Rik Henderson

The BBC has started its first ever consumer trial of 4K content, offering a four-minute clip of Planet Earth 2 in Ultra HD through its free streaming platform, BBC iPlayer.What's more, it also uses Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) picture tech, a form of HDR, to... Read more

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?
What is Google Chromecast and why should you care? By Elyse Betters

Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.It's super easy to figure out, set up, and use. With it, you can send a YouTube video on your phone to a TV, or you can send a website on your... Read more

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now
Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now By Rik Henderson

Amazon has rolled out a new user interface for its 4K Fire TV set-top-box and will introduce the new design to the Fire TV Stick and first-generation Fire TV early in the new year.The new UI comes with a cleaner, fresher look that makes it more simple... Read more