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Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights
5.0 stars Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights By Steve May

The 803 is the first Philips OLED flatscreen TV to feature the brand's second-generation P5 Perfect Processing Engine, which claims to offer twice the picture performance of its predecessor. Given that the original silicon was no slouch, that set our... Read more

Samsung NU8000 TV review: A solid mid-ranger for under £1000
4.0 stars Samsung NU8000 TV review: A solid mid-ranger for under £1000 By Steve Withers

Samsung has been heavily promoting its QLED range in 2018, with the promise of better high dynamic range (HDR) pictures, meaning brighter highlights and a wider colour gamut than standard. However, while QLED goes toe-to-toe with OLED (LG's panel of choice,... Read more

Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room
Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room By Pocket-lint Promotion

The new Sonos Beam is the ideal soundbar for a smaller room or if you’re looking for something more compact to deliver your TV's audio in crystal clarity.As with any piece of audio equipment though, you need to make it work for your living room (or... Read more

Sony A8F TV review: Perfect processing lacks the brightness of its OLED competitors
4.0 stars Sony A8F TV review: Perfect processing lacks the brightness of its OLED competitors By John Archer

The idea behind Sony's second series of OLED TVs, the AF8, is brutally but effectively simple: they're intended to offer a cheaper and more accessible design alternative to Sony's debut A1 OLEDs (which continue to be available alongside their new siblings).... Read more

Panasonic FZ802 OLED TV review: A new standard for accuracy
5.0 stars Panasonic FZ802 OLED TV review: A new standard for accuracy By Steve Withers

More than any other manufacturer, Panasonic has prided itself on the accuracy of its TV images. The company has a long history of making professional studio monitors, and its consumer OLED TVs are used by a number of Hollywood post-production facilities... Read more

Sony KD-55XF8505 review: HDR woes hold back this 4K TV
3.0 stars Sony KD-55XF8505 review: HDR woes hold back this 4K TV By John Archer

Sony got its 2018 TV account off to a great start with the XF9005, which uses an appealing combination of genuine innovation and a high-end panel design to deliver excellent picture quality for its price. Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: A1 OLED, AF8,... Read more

LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning
5.0 stars LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning By Steve Withers

It's hard to overstate LG's dominance in 2017, especially when it came to the higher-end of the TV market. OLED, the tech praised for its ultra-rich black levels thanks to individual pixel control, was owned by LG: if you weren't buying an LG OLED, then... Read more

Sony XF9005 TV review: Full backlight makes for bloomin' great brightness
4.5 stars Sony XF9005 TV review: Full backlight makes for bloomin' great brightness By John Archer

Sony struck TV gold in 2017 with its XE90. Fitting this affordable mid-range TV range with a contrast-enhancing direct LED lighting system (where the lights are placed right behind the screen) rather than the much more common edge-lighting approach made... Read more

Samsung Q9FN TV review: The big, bright, back-lit QLED boss
5.0 stars Samsung Q9FN TV review: The big, bright, back-lit QLED boss By John Archer

Looking back at Samsung's debut QLED tellies from last year, it's hard not to think that they came out a year too soon. They were eye-wateringly expensive, and their use of only edge-based LED lighting ultimately seemed to sell the potential of Samsung's... Read more

Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer
5.0 stars Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer By Stuart Miles

A lot can happen in a couple of years. Whole industries can shift, evolve, or even die.Since the last Apple TV launch - which was all about games - we've seen an increasing transition to 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) content. The Apple TV 4K jumps... Read more

Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more
5.0 stars Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more By Stuart Miles

When it was originally launched, Sky Q was pitched as the company's flagship TV offering, delivering a number of new features above and beyond what was available with the standard Sky HD package.Now it is the only offering available to new customers,... Read more

Now TV Streaming Stick review: Low-price streamer needs Full HD content
3.0 stars Now TV Streaming Stick review: Low-price streamer needs Full HD content By Dan Grabham

Now TV is the pay-as-you-go streaming version of Sky, with various bundles to choose from. It's ideal if you want to watch Sky Sports, Sky Cinema or Sky's entertainment contract but don't want to sign up to a long term (and costly) deal; perhaps if you... Read more

Hisense N6800 4K TV review: Unrivalled bang for your buck?
4.0 stars Hisense N6800 4K TV review: Unrivalled bang for your buck? By John Archer

It's not hard to spot the main attraction of the Hisense H65N6800: it's a 65-inch, 4K-resolution, HDR-capable TV (that's high dynamic range, if you're new to it) that's currently on sale for the distinctly unprincely sum of £899.That's a whole £600... Read more

Panasonic EX750 TV review: Dimming tech that most LCD sets can only dream of bettering
4.0 stars Panasonic EX750 TV review: Dimming tech that most LCD sets can only dream of bettering By John Archer

While Panasonic seems mostly focused on OLED technology these days, it still maintains a pretty extensive LCD range. After all, however much everyone might want to buy an OLED TV, they're still beyond the financial reach of many.The EX750 perfectly illustrates... Read more

Roku Streaming Stick+ review: First-class streaming
4.5 stars Roku Streaming Stick+ review: First-class streaming By Chris Hall

Streaming represents the biggest shift in how we consume content in recent years. Where it might have once been seen as a last resort - somewhere you'd go when you missed something - it's now often the initial method of choice. After all, why watch broadcast... Read more

LG W8 OLED TV initial review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements
LG W8 OLED TV initial review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements By Mike Lowe

The world's largest technology show, CES, has long been known as the place to unveil brand new tellies. Which is exactly what LG did at CES 2018 with its latest and greatest W8 Signature OLED.We got to see the new top-tier set behind closed doors at the... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming
Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming By Stuart Miles

The Panasonic FZ950, or FZ952 as it will be known in the UK, is the company's brand-new flagship OLED TV for 2018. It offers a more powerful processor, better picture quality, and enhanced sound over previous models, but is it the TV you'll want?The FZ950... Read more

Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand
4.0 stars Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand By Max Langridge

Roku is a name synonymous with streaming sticks and boxes, delivering devices to make catch-up and video on-demand easy for virtually everyone in any home, regardless of TV setup.Having recently refreshed its lineup to just two products, Roku now offers... Read more

LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality
4.5 stars LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality By John Archer

It's starting to look as if 2017 will be the year that OLED TV technology really hits the big time.OLED panels have started to be used by a growing number of big-name TV brands, rather than just LG. Sets such as LG's incredibly thin and flexible Wallpaper... Read more

LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar
5.0 stars LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar By Chris Hall

LG's OLED groove continues, building on a great selection of TVs in 2016, with updated models in 2017. The naming convention follows suit year-on-year, with the OLED B7 being the range's entry-level model and the replacement for 2016's OLED B6.While OLED... Read more

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party
4.0 stars Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party By Chris Hall

Amazon gives you two choices when it comes to buying Fire TV products: there's the Fire TV Stick or the increasingly minimalist Fire TV.The 2017 iteration of Fire TV sees it move closer to the Fire TV Stick in terms of form, moving on from being a set-top... Read more

Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base
5.0 stars Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base By Max Langridge

With movie and TV streaming services on the rise, more of us are turning to the living room or bedroom to binge on the latest content. While TV picture quality constantly improves in the latest tellies, it's rare that audio direct from such screens is... Read more

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker
Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker By Stuart Miles

We all know that a better sound system has the potential to enhance a movie, TV show or sporting event we're watching yet, according to Sky, most of its customers are still relying on the speakers included in their television.And as the average TV... Read more

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights
4.5 stars Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights By John Archer

After scoring a critical hit with its debut OLED TV, the 901F, it's hardly a surprise to find Philips wasting little time returning to the OLED fray with the 9002.What's more, this 55-inch set improves on its predecessor in most ways, while costing less,... Read more

Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future
4.5 stars Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future By John Archer

Despite Samsung previously declaring that one of LCD technology's big advantages over OLED was its relative affordability, the brand's latest flagship LCD set actually makes OLED look cheap. In fact, at £4,479 the 65-inch Q9F is the most expensive 65-inch... Read more

Humax FVP-5000T preview: Freeview Play revisited
Humax FVP-5000T preview: Freeview Play revisited By Chris Hall

The Humax FVP-4000T was the first Freeview Play set-top box to hit the shelves when the new service launched in 2015. The FVP-5000T follows on from this box looking to upgrade the experience and giving customers a method for adding Freeview Play's services... Read more

Samsung MU9000 4K TV review: Is curved still compelling?
4.0 stars Samsung MU9000 4K TV review: Is curved still compelling? By John Archer

With Samsung's flagship QLED TVs this year costing an arm and a leg, many would-be Samsung TV buyers are being forced to turn their sights instead to the brand's much more affordable MU range.We've seen the MU7000 model, which offers bucket loads of features... Read more

Panasonic EZ1002 4K TV review: Often achieving OLED picture perfection
4.5 stars Panasonic EZ1002 4K TV review: Often achieving OLED picture perfection By John Archer

The debut Panasonic OLED TV, 2015's 65CZ952, was an incredible effort, delivering arguably the finest and certainly the most authentic pictures the TV world had seen up to that point.So it's hardly surprising that AV enthusiasts have been buzzing about... Read more

Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Luscious OLED quality, if you can afford it
4.5 stars Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Luscious OLED quality, if you can afford it By John Archer

OLED screens are very much no longer just something LG does. In 2017 we've already seen LG's range joined by new OLED models from Sony, Panasonic, Philips - and now there's another OLED debutante to add from Loewe.Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Design 4x HDMI... Read more

B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG's excellent OLED
B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG's excellent OLED By Chris Hall

Take one part LG OLED TV, mix in a healthy dollop of Bang & Olufsen design and this is the result: the BeoVision Eclipse. This is the result of a collaboration between LG and B&O and it's a staggering result. This partnership was first announced in... Read more

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price
4.0 stars Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price By John Archer

With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a healthy dollop of such quality will have filtered down to more affordable Sony models such as the XE85... Read more

Samsung Q8C 4K TV review: Spectacular QLED quality on a curve
4.0 stars Samsung Q8C 4K TV review: Spectacular QLED quality on a curve By John Archer

The big TV story for Samsung in 2017 is the introduction of its first QLED models. These LCD TVs - which include the 55-inch QE55Q8C on test here - combine ground-breaking new ultra-bright, ultra-colourful Quantum Dot colour technology with a new "cable-free"... Read more

Samsung MU7000 4K TV review: Bucketloads of features for the price
4.5 stars Samsung MU7000 4K TV review: Bucketloads of features for the price By Chris Hall

While Samsung took to the world's technology shows to demonstrate its QLED family of flagship tellies, the MU range has been more quietly introduced, so you'd be forgiven for not knowing that TVs such as the MU7000 sit a step below QLED in the wider Samsung... Read more

Samsung UBD-M9500 review: Ultra HD Blu-ray served from a refined platter
4.5 stars Samsung UBD-M9500 review: Ultra HD Blu-ray served from a refined platter By Chris Hall

The Ultra HD Blu-ray player market is maturing, with 2017 serving up more choices than 2016 for a format that's still very new. As we move beyond the realms of the early adopter and into the mainstream, manufacturers are at a crossroads: go high-end,... Read more

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang
4.5 stars Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang By John Archer

While ultra-expensive Sony OLED screens have long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the professional video mastering world, the brand hasn't dipped its toes into the consumer OLED market since it launched a miniscule 11-inch model back in 2008. Until... Read more

Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price
4.5 stars Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price By Chris Hall

Panasonic was one of the first companies out of the gate with an Ultra HD Blu-ray player in 2016. The UB900 - still the flagship player from Panasonic - offered superb handling of the new 4K disc format, but came at a price that would only attract home... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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