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REVIEW / Sony KDL-55W805C: A 3D TV We'll Happily Pass On- TVs - 12/10/2015 17:15 October 12, 2015
The Sony KDL-55W805C has a 55 inch panel with a Full HD, 1920 x 1080 px resolution. It runs Android TV, now the chosen system for all Sony televisions. On sale from £839 (as far as...
A Closer Look at Wide Color Gamuts in OLED TVs- TVs - 02/10/2015 15:16 October 2, 2015
It's all about REC standards
You may have heard that OLED display panels supposedly offer a wider color gamut than most LCD screens (with a few exceptions, such as monitors for graphic designers and certain TVs...
REVIEW / Panasonic TX-50CX802B: All-New Features Included- TVs - 28/09/2015 16:09 September 28, 2015
The Panasonic TX-50CX802B is the top-of-the-range variant of the TX-50CX680E we reviewed in July. It boasts a 50-inch diagonal, Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), a 4K Studio...
LG's Flat OLED TVs Already for Sale in the U.S.- TVs - 22/09/2015 11:03 September 22, 2015
Two models: 65" and 55"
Initially expected to hit markets starting in October, LG's new batch of flat OLED TVs have already landed at Amazon US and are now available for purchase. The...
More OLED TVs in the Pipeline- TVs - 15/09/2015 10:39 September 15, 2015
LG Display to create OLED TV Alliance
The LG Display factory is said to be ramping up production of large-sized OLED screen panels with intent to supply several TV-makers in the coming months. Digitimes reports that...
REVIEW / Sony KD-75X9405C: The Best LCD TV on the Market- TVs - 14/09/2015 10:07 September 14, 2015
In Sony's new 2015 flagship range the 79-inch models from last year have been replaced with "just" 75-inchers. All three sizes (55", 65" and 75") have the same specs except for...
IFA 2015 – LG Display Unveils its Future Screens- TVs - 11/09/2015 15:16 September 11, 2015
A double-sided and an ultra-thin OLED screen
LG Display took advantage of IFA 2015 to present its new screen innovations, including a double-sided OLED panel, which caused a buzz, and the OLED wallpaper it had previously showcased...
IFA 2015 – Philips' Top-of-the-Range 65PUS9600 TV- TVs - 09/09/2015 14:08 September 9, 2015
Full LED, Ultra HD, Ambilight 4 and much more
Philips has chosen to unveil its new flagship TV, complete with all the manufacturer's latest innovations, at IFA 2015. The new 65PUS9600, which will...
IFA 2015 – HiSense "ULED" Technology Explained- TVs - 07/09/2015 10:30 September 7, 2015
Basically, it's LCD
We've been waiting to get a look at HiSense's ULED TVs for a while now, so we headed straight for the firm's stand at IFA 2015. This mysterious ULED technology sounds strangely like...
IFA 2015 – Panasonic Hits the OLED Stage with New 65" TV- TVs - 03/09/2015 11:32 September 3, 2015
And LG loses its monopoly
Panasonic caused quite the stir at this year's IFA tech show in Berlin when it unveiled its first OLED TV, the TX-65CZ950, making the company the first to compete with LG on the...
Our Pick of TVs for a Cinema Experience At Home- TVs - 10/08/2015 16:20 August 10, 2015
Deep blacks and faithful colors
Now that Ultra HD Blu-ray standards have at last been cast in stone, we're seeing the arrival of UHD series models and changes are afoot with broadcasters too, buying an Ultra HD (3840...
REVIEW / LG 65UF9500 UHD TV: LG's Top-Of-The-Range IPS Television- TVs - 10/08/2015 10:05 August 10, 2015
Unsurprisingly, then, we found an IPS panel in the 65UF9500, a technology that offers wider viewing angles than many others (PSA, UV²A, MVA)...
REVIEW / PJD5555W: A Low-Cost Projector from ViewSonic- Video Projectors - 03/08/2015 10:08 August 3, 2015
The PJD5555W's components are pretty standard: a Texas Instruments Dark Chip 3, like any good DLP projector, and a 6-segment color wheel, to limit rainbow effect. Naturally, given its...
LG Announces Flat OLED Televisions... For South Korea- TVs - 30/07/2015 12:33 July 30, 2015
But what about the States and UK?
Korean manufacturer LG is clearly keen to keep expanding its OLED range into the premium television sector. The firm has actually just announced five new models, destined for the Korean...
REVIEW / Sony XBR-55X850C (KD-55X850C): 2015's Mid-Range UHD Series Gains Contrast- TVs - 27/07/2015 10:05 July 27, 2015
As usual, we're starting with the traditional photo of the panel's sub-pixel architecture. There's no mistaking the tell-tale signs of PSA....
Everything You Need to Know About HDR (High Dynamic Range) TVs- TVs - 20/07/2015 16:10 July 20, 2015
Great in theory, but elusive in practice
What is HDR? HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is a process that increases an image's dynamic range and makes it look like it's got better contrast. In essence, the aim is to be able to...
REVIEW / Panasonic TX-50CX680E: A Watered-Down Version of the CX700E- TVs - 20/07/2015 09:55 July 20, 2015
Like its big brother, the TX-50CX680E has a VA panel. A close-up of the subpixels reveals that it belongs to the Samsung PSA sub-family....
Sony UHD KD-55X8505C: Goodbye IPS, Hello VA- TVs - 13/07/2015 12:42 July 13, 2015
Faithful colors and good contrast ratio
Last year, Sony kitted out its X85 UHD (3840 x 2160 px) series with an IPS panel—including on the KD-55X8505B that we reviewed. However, the 2015 KDL-55X8505C TV...
REVIEW / Sony KDL-43W755C: A Good 2015 Vintage- TVs - 13/07/2015 09:42 July 13, 2015
The fact that Sony now mainly uses VA panels is old news. The panel's overall structure looks a lot like a PSA's. Sony's screens have particularly...
Over 35,000 OLED TVs Sold Worldwide in the First Quarter of 2015- TVs - 10/07/2015 15:33 July 10, 2015
And 90% were LGs
Our number for the day is 35,200. That's the estimated amount of OLED televisions sold globally in the first three months of 2015, according to DisplaySearch. It might seem like...
LG Announces Two New OLED TVs- TVs - 08/07/2015 12:38 July 8, 2015
FHD and UHD with a curved panel
This one came right out of left field. We knew that LG's 2015 OLED range was going to be more expansive than last year's, but we weren't expecting yet another product launch. According...
REVIEW / Samsung UE55JU6410, A Flatscreen That Just Leaves You Flat- TVs - 06/07/2015 16:42 July 6, 2015
The JU6410 series is available in three screen sizes. We're testing the 55-inch model, but it also comes in 40 and 48-inch versions. We'd...
Samsung Announces the JS7000 Series: The Reasonably Priced SUHD TV- TVs - 06/07/2015 14:47 July 6, 2015
Expanded color gamut and (almost) HDR
Just when we thought Samsung's SUHD would only be found in top-of-the-line TVs this year, the manufacturer announces a new range. The JS7000 series will bring SUHD to the masses, with...
REVIEW / LG 55EG960V: The OLED/UHD Partnership is Back On- TVs - 29/06/2015 10:13 June 29, 2015
The 65EC970V's panel had a big white subpixel, a slightly smaller blue, and then a smaller and narrower green and red. This time around, it's...
REVIEW / Panasonic TX-40CS630E: an Affordable TV for Your Film Nights- TVs - 22/06/2015 10:18 June 22, 2015
This model has a VA panel, and its subpixels look very much like those found on Innolux models. These often provide better contrast but at...
Cheap TVs: Best Budget TV 2015- TVs - 18/06/2015 12:23 June 18, 2015
Yes, you can get a good TV for under £300!
We're often asked what televisions we'd recommend for around the £300 mark, how such a television compares to others, what...
REVIEW / Samsung UE40J6300: an Unresponsive Curved TV- TVs - 15/06/2015 10:07 June 15, 2015
In the UK, the J6300 series is available in four different screen sizes: 32", 40", 48" and 55". In the US, it doesn't seem to be available in 40" or 48", but 50" and 60" versions exist,...
Getting a Smoother and Sharper TV Picture: How Does it Work?- TVs - 08/06/2015 16:15 June 8, 2015
BFI, interpolation, refresh rate—what it all means
The term 'motion compensation' actually covers several different technologies. Manufacturer's motion rate: a particularly vague concept... The motion rate is always marked on the...
55EG960V: Initial Results from Our Tests on LG's New UHD OLED TV- TVs - 08/06/2015 13:44 June 8, 2015
Will it outperform its illustrious predecessor?
LG's latest television, the 55EG960V, recently touched down in our test labs. It replaces the brand's 970V series. As soon as it arrived, we couldn't wait to get it out of the box and...
REVIEW / Changhong UHD55B6000IS: a UHD TV for Under £760- TVs - 25/05/2015 16:09 May 25, 2015
Changhong clearly wanted to make a big impact with its first UHD television, bringing out the UHD55B6000IS at half the price of the major brands' equivalent 55" models. The price has...
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