HDTV gadgets

Want Skype on your HDTV? Check out TelyHD

Big screen video calling, à la Back To The Future 2, has been a reality for a few years now thanks to web-connected webcam-packing TVs, the ever-growing popularity of Skype and even games console peripherals like the Xbox 360 Kinect...more


Bang & Olufsen launch web-connected BeoVision 11 Smart TV

Bang & Olufsen get connected with their newly-revealed BeoVision 11 Smart TV set. The 1080p screens come in 40, 46 and 55-inch sizes, offering connected telly smarts such as a full web browser (navigated via the remote, iPad or Android...more


Avatar 3D Blu-ray release finally set for October 15th

3D film fans will finally be able to own James Cameron's epic Avatar on 3D Blu-ray. Fox just announced the Avatar Blu-ray 3D Collector's Edition will debut globally October 15th, with a release in North America following on October 16th....more


3D gaming apps coming to LG Cinema Smart 3D TVs

LG's Cinema 3D Smart TVs are to get a range of downloadable 3D games. The Korean manufacturer has pulled together fives games designed to work best with their LG Cinema 3D passive screens, ported from 2D smartphone and tablet devices....more

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Toshiba get an $87 million slap on the wrist for LCD price fixing

Toshiba have been hit with an $87 million fine after they were found guilty of entering into an LCD panel price fixing ring between the years 1999 and 2006. Sharp, Samsung and a handful of other AV companies were met...more

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YouView to launch in July, two years after initially planned date

After an almost never-ending series of delays that have seen the service slip from an original 2010 release date, the IPTV catch up service YouView will now finally launch in July. The set-top box will cost £299 from John Lewis,...more

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New Sony / Panasonic partnership could mean cheap OLED TVs by Q4 2013

As had long been rumoured, Sony and Panasonic have signed a new deal that will see the two companies enter into a manufacturing partnership to drive down the production costs of OLED panels. Both Japanese companies have seen their TV...more


REVIEW: Orbitsound T9 soundbar

Who said that good things can't come in small packages? Orbitsound's latest soundbar/iPod dock combo, the T9, is as dinky as they come, but doesn't scrimp on either volume or audio quality. Read on to find out why we may have a new favourite soundbar.more


REVIEW: Datacolor Spyder4TV HD calibration tool

You've forked out more money than you care to share on a new HDTV set, and now you want the thing looking the best it possibly can. Enter the Datacolor Spyder4TV HD calibration tool. Through a combination of hardware and software, it promises to make your display match industry standards. But is it really much better than just using your own tweaking judgement? Read on to find out!more


FIRST LOOK: LG 55-inch 55EM9600 OLED TV

We've been big fans of OLED TV tech at Tech Digest and HDTV UK for many a year since first setting eyes upon a prototype Sony screen at CES a few shows ago. Incremental updates to the tech have wowed...more


LG 55-inch OLED wows crowds in Monaco ahead of F1 race

LG have officially launched their long-awaited 55-inch OLED TV screens at a glitzy launch event in Monaco this evening. After teasing us for years with pint-sized 15 inch displays, the South Korean home cinema giants are finally ready to offer...more

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Panasonic and Sony teaming up for cheaper OLED TV mass production

Sony and Panasonic are rumoured to be joining forces for a new OLED TV venture, looking to share resources in order to cut consumer costs for the must-have latest technology in home entertainment. Nikkei reports that the two tech giants...more

HDTV set top boxes

Echostar launch Ultra Slim Box, world's slimmest PVR

With analogue TV signals dying the death, now's the perfect time to grab a digital set-top box if you didn't already have one. Which means it's also the perfect time for Echostar to launch the HDT-610R, what they're claiming is...more

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Sharp to focus on mobile display production after posting huge losses for 2012

Sharp have posted a gigantic loss of 117.1 billion yen ($1.4 billion) for the financial year ending March 2012. Citing restructuring costs and inventory losses as the key reasons for the dramatic figures, Sharp have also stated that they expect...more


Sony PlayStation 3D TV with "SimulView" tech hits the UK

Sony's PlayStation branded 3D TV has finally made its way to UK shops. Originally meant to land back at the tail end of 2011, the 24-inch TV uses active-shutter 3D "SimulView" technology to allow two gamers to each view a...more


Sony cut 6% of workforce as TV production slows

Sony have confirmed rumours of major restructuring plans that will see 10,000 jobs lost and TV production slow 40%. The news of job cuts was leaked last week, and now Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has confirmed that downsizing plans are...more

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Philips stop making TVs, but brand lives on through TP Vision

Philips Lifestyle will no longer make televisions, an announcement from the Dutch electronics giant has today revealed. After 87 years of dipping in and out of the TV market, the company are finally calling it a day, handing over duties...more


3D TV being ruined by poor 2D conversion, glasses-free tech?

It's an acquired taste for many, but the magic of 3DTV may be being spoilt before consumers can try it in its optimal state, according to a key executive from Twentieth Century Fox. Speaking at the PEVE conference in London,...more


LG 55-inch OLED to hit the red carpet for Cannes launch in May?

LG's fancy 55-inch OLED sets are lining themselves up for a red carpet launch at the Cannes film festival in May, according to new reports. LG's 55-inch 55EM9600, first revealed at CES 2012 back in January was first expected...more

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Sky Anytime+ expands list of compatible ISPs

Sky Anytime+, the broadcaster's video-on-demand offering that opens up a massive catalogue of shows and movies to be streamed whenever a viewer chooses, is now available to users connecting to the internet over a far broader range of ISPs. Initially,...more

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