HDTV news

NOW TV: Sky's Netflix, LoveFilm rival revealed

Sky are to launch a brand new video on-demand offering called Now TV, which will open up their catalogue of shows and movies on pay monthly and pay as you go deals. Though details are scarce at the moment, Sky's...more


REVIEW: Roku 2 XS streaming player (UK)

Already holding the title of the most popular TV streaming box in the US, Roku are now setting their sights on the UK market. The Roku 2 XS, with its Bluetooth motion controlled gaming capabilities and access to Netflix movie streaming, is their top of the line streaming box. Read on for our verdict.more

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YouView now set for May 14th launch date

YouView, the long-delayed TV catch-up streaming box that pulls together online TV content from all the major terrestrial broadcasters in the UK, may finally have a launch window. The Freeview-based TV-on-demand system is now expected to launch on May...more


Passive 3D and OLED TV push for Sony in 2013

Sony are looking to expand their 3DTV offering in 2013 by shipping Passive 3D TVs as well as the Active 3D sets they've championed since the dawn of the 3DTV push, according to a new report from The Register....more

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Dixons team up with Rovi for KNOWHOW Movies store

Rovi and Dixons have announced a partnership that will see the Rovi Entertainment Store white-label digital storefront power the electrical retailer's KNOWHOW Movies digital store. The KNOWHOW Movies store will offer an "extensive catalogue" of film and TV video content...more

HD Receivers

7.2 and Spotify squeezed into Onkyo 2012 entry level receiver range

Onkyo have revealed their 2012 entry-level AV receiver range, packed full of enough bells and networked whistles to rival other brands higher-end gear, such as Spotify streaming. Kicking off with the cheapest model, you've got the £299.99 5.1 Onkyo TX-NR313....more


Philips reveal 2012 Smart TV range, 7000 Series tops the bill

Philips have revealed their 2012 Smart TV line-up, pushing web connected online content into screens as small as 19 inches. Top of the range is the 7000 Series, available in 40, 46 and 55-inch sizes. The screens use active shutter...more


LG bringing 84-inch "Ultra Definition" 3DTV to CES 2012

As well as a stonking 55-inch OLED display, LG will be using CES 2012 to show off their giant 84-inch "Ultra Definition" 3D TV. That's right, not HDTV, but UDTV, running at 3840x2160 resolution. First hinted at during last year's...more


Apple struggling to secure TV rights for their rumoured HDTV?

The long-awaited Apple TV seemed a dead-cert to make an appearance at some point in 2012, rumoured to be putting iOS and it's famous App Store front and centre in the living room. However, a new report from USA Today...more

HD Home Audio

LG BH9420PW 9.1 home cinema system headed to CES 2012

LG are already expected to wow home cinema fanatics at CES 2012 by revealing the world's biggest OLED display, and now they're ready to tout a speaker system to bring the audio/visual thrills onto an even footing. LG's BH9420PW 9.1...more


Enjoy the best television in style this Christmas

var noskimwords = 'true'; Sponsored post Christmas television is as much a staple of the festive diet as crackers, eating too much and board games with the family. The viewing is often nothing short of an absolute treat for...more

HDTV set top boxes

Virgin Media Tivo boxes now pack Spotify music streaming

Spotify, the world conquering music streaming service, is now available through the Virgin Media Tivo set-top box. Great news for folks planning on blasting out their favourite tunes in their living rooms (particularly if they've got home cinema set-ups sorted)...more


Martin Scorsese considering ditching 2D after success of Hugo 3D

3D cinema has many detractors, calling out the discomfort of the glasses and the inflated ticket prices. They once had a high-proflie supporter in the shape of directorial legend Martin Scorsese, who had stated jsut a few short years ago...more


REVIEW: Samsung UE60D8000 3D TV

When it comes to 3D TV, bigger is always better. At 60 inches, Samsung's UE60D8000 is one of the largest screens you can get in your house before going into 3D projector territory, and is backed by an impressive array of connected TV features. However, it's also one of the most expensive sets we've ever tried, nearly £1,000 more than its 5-inch smaller stable-mate at around a whopping £3,350. Does the TV perform well enough to justify the price tag?more

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LG and Samsung lining up 55 inch OLED screens for CES 2012

OLED screens have seemed the TV technology of the future for all too long now, but expensive production costs and diminutive screen sizes have kept the displays out of the mainstream. This may all change come CES 2012 next...more


Peek around the edges of objects with world's largest galsses-free 3D screen

Glasses-free 3D tech seems sure to be the direction that home entertainment set-ups are headed towards. However, apart from a so-so offering from Toshiba in the shape of the 55-inch ZL2 TV, it still seems a long way off...more

Freeview HD

Android and iPad versions of Freeview HD TV Guide app now available

Freeview, the UK's leading free digital TV service, have updated their range of TV planner apps, giving a once over to their iPhone offering as well as releaseing native Android and iPad versions for the first time. Listing all...more

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Virgin Media XL customers getting Sky Anytime VOD content

Virgin Media XL packages are having Sky Anytime added to their repertoire of VOD content. Adding the large Sky Anytime catalogue to Virgin Media's services see's the company's already-sizeable VOD offerings increase by as much as a third. "Virgin...more

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Smell-o-Vision to make a comeback with SMELLIT

Smell-o-Vision? Remember that? The idea that you could smell what you were watching on TV? Well the concept may be set for a comeback thanks to a small French company called Olf-Action. They're getting ready to display at the...more


REVIEW: Orbitsound T12 v3 soundbar

UK audio specialists Orbitsound return with their latest re-vamped T12 Soundbar, the T12 v3. Have they perfected the "spatial stereo" wizadry to kill off audio sweet-spots for good? Read on to find out. more

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