Tv & video: news
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...
REVIEW / Samsung UE55H8000: Top-of-the-Range Full HD Television- TVs - 25/05/2015 10:13 May 25, 2015
NB: After carrying out a few of our tests, we discovered that the television we'd been sent was a preproduction model. Samsung has confirmed that the settings are different on the commercially...
LG's New UHD OLED TV Now Available in UK (55EG960V)- TVs - 21/05/2015 16:22 May 21, 2015
Prob worth it, if you've got the cash
It's already been available for a few months now in the US as the 55EG9600, but LG's latest OLED gem is now for sale in the UK as well, under the name 55EG960V. It's...
LG Unveils its Ultra-Slim, 55" OLED Wallpaper Panel- TVs - 21/05/2015 12:40 May 21, 2015
A 55-incher to go, anybody?
Tell me you've never dreamed of being able to cart your 55" TV around the house with you. Simply take it down, carry it to another room and then stick it to another wall. Heaven, right? LG...
REVIEW / Samsung UE32J5500: Small Diagonal and Just the Essential Features- TVs - 18/05/2015 10:14 May 18, 2015
The J5500 is available in three sizes: 32", 43" and 48". We haven't been able to get hold of the 43" and 48" versions, but it's almost certain that the latter has a PSA panel, since...
REVIEW / Samsung UE40JU6670 TV: UHD and a Small Diagonal- TVs - 11/05/2015 10:25 May 11, 2015
There are actually two very similar models: the H6670 and H6640. The only difference between the two is the colour of the chassis, which is grey for the H6670 and black for the H6640....
Oculus Rift Release Set for Q1 2016- VR Headsets - 07/05/2015 11:32 May 7, 2015
With pre-orders starting this year
Looks like Christmas will be coming late this year... Oculus just announced that the Rift will be released not in late 2015 as many had hoped, but in the first quarter of 2016. The...
REVIEW / Panasonic TX-55CX700B: Great Colours and UHD Upscaling- TVs - 04/05/2015 10:26 May 4, 2015
Panasonic might have used IPS in the majority of its 2014 TVs, but the first 2015 model we've come across uses a VA panel. More specifically—as...
Acer Announces K138ST Portable Video Projector- Video Projectors - 28/04/2015 10:41 April 28, 2015
Long life and towable size
This week Acer announced three new video projectors, one of which is the portable K138ST. The K138ST is smaller than a sheet of A4 paper. That's just the right...
REVIEW / BenQ W1350: A Worthy Successor to the W1300- Video Projectors - 27/04/2015 17:03 April 27, 2015
Unsurprisingly, this projector—which, by the way, offers ISF-certified calibration—uses a DLP Dark Chip 3 chip. The image treatment processes and chassis are identical to the W1300's,...
REVIEW / 65UF850V: The First of LG's 2015 UHD LCD Televisions- TVs - 27/04/2015 10:25 April 27, 2015
The 65UF850V uses the same IPS screen technology as its predecessor. Viewing angles are therefore wider than on other types of panel (PSA, UV²A...
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