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

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 access their digital film, photo and music collection stored on a PC via the TV, either via Ethernet or a wireless connection.

As well as offering Full HD picture quality. the Connect TV can upload your MP3, film and digital photo files either via its built-in USB port or direct from your home PC network.

An optional hard-disk drive can pause, play and record live TV, and you can also add a satellite tuner and Dolby Digital surround sound modules.

The Loewe Connect TV is available in three colours – gloss black or white, or matt chrome silver – and three screen sizes: 32, 37 and 42in. Prices start at £1949 for the 37in model, which is available now.

And if you want a high-definition source to go with your Connect TV, Loewe offers the Blu-Tech Vision Blu-ray player with 24fps playback, and support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD. It's available in chrome silver or anthracite finishes.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.