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NEWS: Londoners will enjoy 2012 Olympics in high definition – for free

Dominic Dawes Mon, 10 Mar 2008, 2:01pm

The digital TV switchover will be timed so that Londoners will be able to watch the 2012 Olympics in high definition - for free. Regulator Ofcom announced on Friday that it will happen in time for new free-to-air high-definition channels to ...

NEWS: Pioneer confirms it'll stop making its own plasma displays - but it's not going downmarket

Andrew Everard Fri, 7 Mar 2008, 10:33am

In a statement made today in Japan, Pioneer has confirmed it's to cease in-house manufacture of plasma displays - but the company says it's not changing its policy of aiming for the upper end of the home TV market. And it will be ...

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: Our verdict on Samsung's LE40A656 40in, Full HD LCD TV

Andy Clough Thu, 6 Mar 2008, 5:30pm

UPDATE: We've just been informed that the LE40 has already dropped in price by £100. It's now officially £1299.99. In our continued spirit of bringing you exclusive reviews online before they appear in the magazine, this week ...

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NEWS: Men in 'caring what their TV looks like' survey shocker!

Andrew Everard Thu, 6 Mar 2008, 1:11pm

Men! Do you find yourself distracted from the picture quality of TVs in shops, and concentrating instead on the aesthetics of the cabinetry? You can blame it on the likes of Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen (seen left in the daftest picture we could ...

NEWS: The end of the line for Pioneer Kuro plasmas?

Andy Clough Wed, 5 Mar 2008, 2:37pm

There is mounting speculation that Pioneer will soon end more than a decade of plasma production and instead use panels made by Matsushita, parent company of Panasonic. The official announcement is expected to come this Friday, as part of ...

NEWS: Pioneer neither confirms nor denies rumours it will drop 42in plasmas in favour of LCD

Joe Cox Thu, 28 Feb 2008, 3:33pm

Yes, we checked the date, we rubbed our eyes, we muttered disbelievingly... but rumours abound that Pioneer is to announce a range of LCD TVs and at the same time cease production of plasmas under 50in. Now lift up your chin. We contacted ...

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NEWS: Panasonic confirms 24 new UK flatscreens - all 32in+, including 37in plasma

Clare Newsome Thu, 28 Feb 2008, 10:38am

Panasonic has confirmed its 2008 line-up of flatscreen TVs - 9 new LCDs, and 15 new plasmas, some in shops as early as next week [EDIT: Review of first new set - TX32LZD80 - now online, here]. All claim to offer enhanced colour ...

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NEWS: Toshiba revamps its TV range

Andrew Everard Mon, 25 Feb 2008, 3:45pm

  Up to the minute facilities, competitive prices and sleek black finishes set the new Toshiba LCD TV ranges apart from the current models. The company is upgrading its C and X line-ups, and combining its upmarket XF and Z series into ...

BRISTOL NEWS: Loewe Connect TV handles all your digital media, and high-def too

Andy Clough Sat, 23 Feb 2008, 7:06am

Gone are the days when a TV was 'just' a television. Today's screens have to handle a multitude of sources, from high-def TV and video to digital photos. Loewe's Connect is designed for just such a purpose. It allows users to ...

NEWS: Hitachi monitors go super-slim for 2008

Andy Clough Wed, 20 Feb 2008, 5:19pm

There are flatscreen TVs, and there are flatscreen TVs. Hitachi's oddly-named Wooo range (well, that's what they call them in Japan) are said to be 60 per cent thinner and 50 per cent lighter than your regular LCD screen. If that ...