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Hands on: LG webOS TV review (2014 TVs)

By Andy Madden | Mon, 12 May 2014, 12:09pm

Hands on review: LG webOS (2014)On 21st March 2013, LG acquired webOS – the operating system formerly used by Palm and Hewlett Packard. The aim was to develop the platform, transforming it from a handy handheld OS, to the smartest of smart TV ...

The great cable debate – crossed wires?

By Andy Madden | Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 12:32pm

UPDATE 28.03.13:Wow, where do I start? I wrote this blog just to offer my opinion. I knew that not everyone would share it, which is fine, but I purely saw it as a chance to put my experiences across on what we all know can be a prickly ...

Meridian Surround Sound System review – Jaguar F-Type

By Andy Madden | Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 5:36pm

Meridian Surround Sound System for Jaguar F-Type£1700 upgrade cost5 starsJaguar has had something of a renaissance in recent years, successfully shaking off a reputation as a dated, dad-dancing-at-a-wedding kind of brand into a modern mover and ...

Dynaudio Excite Sound System review – VW Golf (Mk 7)

By Andy Madden | Tue, 19 Nov 2013, 5:43pm

Dynaudio Excite Sound System for Volkswagen Golf Mk VII £525 (car as tested £27,915)5 starsDynaudio has been providing uprated, high-class audio for various Volkswagens since 2002. The Danish manufacturer even takes pride of place in the ...

Hands on: Sony HAP-Z1ES streamer review

By Andy Madden | Wed, 18 Sep 2013, 3:03pm

UPDATE: Full Sony HAP-Z1ES review now online One of the big news stories to emerge from IFA 2013 was Sony’s launch of a brand new range of high-res audio supporting hi-fi components.Top of that new range sits the Sony HAP-Z1ES, a £2000 ...

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

By Andy Madden | Thu, 5 Sep 2013, 1:35am

The Samsung Galaxy Note. Everyone seems to have an opinion on this larger than life phone range, which started the trend for supersize smartphones.And, having taken over Times Square and part of IFA 2013 in Berlin for a rousing international ...

Behind the wheel: Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Vanquish

By Andy Madden | Fri, 15 Feb 2013, 4:54pm

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited up to the home of Aston Martin to be given a briefing on the new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound ICE (in-car entertainment system) in its newest four-wheeled fancy, the Vanquish.But before I took the system ...

Sony Blu-ray players 2013 – full details, pictures, prices, release dates

By Andy Madden | Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 11:19am

Carrying on with our Sony coverage, here's information on the new Sony Blu-ray players for 2013 launched at CES.UPDATE: Sony BDP-S5100 review now onlineBDP-S1100 £80 (available February) 1080p playback Smart functionality Front USB HD ...

Sony 2013 TVs - sizes, prices, specs, release dates

By Andy Madden | Tue, 8 Jan 2013, 4:30am

Here’s a complete rundown of the new Sony 2013 TV range announced at CES 2013. Some of these Sony TV series will be US only and UK models will be confirmed shortly, as will prices and release dates where not shown.Sony Bravia X900A Series ...

CES 2013: Sharp 2013 TV ranges - details, specs, prices, release dates

By Andy Madden | Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 10:07pm

Now we’ve had some more time to process all the information on Sharp's new 2013 TVs, here’s a rundown of the all the sizes, prices and key features for all the models...Sharp 8 Series TVs LC-60LE857K, 60in, $2999, available March (UK pricing tbc) ...