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    Why don't manufacturers make a TV that has everything?

    by Andy Bassett
    Member shoestring25 wants to know if it's unreasonable to expect TVs to provide all the latest features such as HDR formats and HDMI 2.1. Are we getting closer to that goal with the latest 2020 TVs or is some differentiation important to encourage innovation? Join in the conversation and let us know what you think.  
  • TV News

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    LCD panel prices increase after factory shutdowns

    by Andy Bassett
    Putting aside the dreadful human toll of the Covid-19 (corona) virus, the social and economic consequences are starting to become apparent - and the display industry certainly won't escape the knock on effects.  
  • TV News

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    Sony announces X950H and X800H 4K LED TV prices for US

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony has released some of the US prices for its newly announced X950H Full Array LED and X800H Edge-Lit 4K LED-LED ranges, with prices starting at $699.99.  
  • TV News

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    TCL hits 32 million TV sales in 2019

    by Andy Bassett
    The Chinese electronics giant has released figures that show an increase in TV sales of 12 percent leading to a total of 32 million televisions sold globally during 2019.  
  • TV News

    CES 2020 News: Roku TV announces 15 new licensee brands

    by Andy Bassett
    Roku TV announces an expansion of its partnership programme with the unveiling of 15 new global TV brands coming on board this year, with some coming to the UK.  
  • Gaming Thread

    14

    PS4 Pro HDR - new TV advice required

    by Andy Bassett
    AVForums BigReg79 has just bought a PS4. He'd like some advice on what to look for in a new TV that will help do the HDR available on the console justice. Can anyone advise?  
  • Deals News

    Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals and Offers from Amazon

    by Andy Bassett
    Looking for a deal this Black Friday? Visit our online guide to a range of offers currently available - from Home AV to smartphones and cameras to kitchenware - so you don't miss out.  
  • TV News

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    TV imports from China to US now impacted by tariffs

    by Andy Bassett
    Even as current negotiations attempt to break the US-China Trade war, a new report demonstrates the impact the situation is having on TVs coming into the States.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Amazon Prime's Premier League matches to be shown on Virgin Media

    by Andy Bassett
    Virgin Media has now confirmed that it will be showing Prime Video’s coverage of the Premier League mid week fixtures on 3-5th Dec and Boxing Day.  
  • TV News

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    Hisense Roku TV gets Black Friday launch in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Available in time for Black Friday and the ensuing Festive period, Hisense will release its Roku powered TV models in 43”, 50”, 55” and 65” screen sizes.  
  • TV Review

    26

    Hisense O8B (H55O8BUK) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    We look at the budget 2019 OLED TV from Hisense, currently only available in 55-inches in the UK. Featuring a 10bit panel with 120Hz refresh rate, support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG HDR formats along with Dolby Atmos audio. So are you getting value for money or do you get what you pay for?  
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  • TV News

    LG hits Hisense with TV patent infringement lawsuit

    by Andy Bassett
    LG takes issue with Hisense, who it accuses of violating its TV patents, and starts legal proceedings - now the courts will decide.  
  • TV News

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    Samsung's Tizen TV OS to be made available to third parties

    by Andy Bassett
    According to Samsung, their Tizen smart O/S appears on over 100 million Samsung TVs around the world. Now, the South Korean TV giant has announced it is to become available to third party TV manufacturers for the first time.  
  • Movies & TV News

    19

    Apple TV app comes to many Amazon Fire TV devices

    by Andy Bassett
    As Apple’s anticipated TV+ streaming service gears up for its Nov 1st launch, Amazon has announced that the Apple TV app will appear on the majority of its Fire TV devices.  
  • TV News

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    Samsung trademarks Dual LED name

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung continues its recent spate of trademarking names and phrases that may (or indeed, may not) relate to some interesting developments in their upcoming TV ranges. The latest, Dual LED, could hint at a technology that some other TV manufacturers are already pursuing.  
  • Home AV News

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    Sharp announces new 2.1 and 5.1.2 soundbars

    by Andy Bassett
    Sharp presents two new soundbars - the 2.1 HT-SBW310 Smart Soundbar and the Dolby Atmos enabled 5.1.2 HT-SBW800, which includes a wireless subwoofer.  
  • TV Review

    56

    Sony AG9/A9G (KD-55AG9) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Sony's latest MASTER Series flagship OLED TV, the AG9 (A9G), promises excellent accuracy to the industry standards with class-leading motion and video processing. Does it deliver?  
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  • TV Thread

    29

    Is the 32-inch TV market poorly served?

    by Andy Bassett
    The limitations for 32-inch TVs can include 1366 x 768 resolution and only a couple of HDMI inputs, which could restrict choice. What options have members found that gives them what they need at this smaller screen size?  
  • TV News

    Redmi confirms 70-inch TV for Aug 29th

    by Andy Bassett
    Another Chinese smartphone firm with the backing of a huge electronics giant behind it looks set to introduce a smart TV onto the market - this time it’s Xiaomi’s Redmi that confirms plans for a 70-inch TV.  
  • TV Review

    118

    Panasonic GZ1500 (TX-55GZ1500B) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The GZ1500B features the HCX Pro Intelligent processor and Dolby Atmos audio is supported via a Blade speaker built into the TV, plus, for the first time, both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision dynamic metadata HDR formats are supported. A Netflix Calibrated mode is also available.  
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  • TV News

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    Honor Vision TV officially launched

    by Andy Bassett
    After plenty of teasing and a handful of known specs, Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, introduces the 4K LED, 55-inch Smart Screen known as Honor Vision.  
  • TV Thread

    35

    Simple question really. Curved TVs - why?

    by Andy Bassett
    Simple question really. Curved TVs - why? If you've got one and like it (...or indeed, don't) pop over to the thread and let everyone know why you do (...or indeed, don't). No-one's judging.  
  • TV News

    OnePlus TV details revealed by Bluetooth application

    by Andy Bassett
    Announced in September last year, the OnePlus TV seems to be moving on apace as further details are revealed by Bluetooth licensing application.  
  • TV News

    Vizio SmartCast TVs get AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support

    by Andy Bassett
    Vizio SmartCast TVs get AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support as an over the air update is rolled out to TVs going all the way back to 2016.  
  • Movies & TV News

    Ofcom moves to protect PSB from streaming challenge

    by Andy Bassett
    As the broadcasting landscape inexorably changes, Ofcom presents a raft of measures designed to protect Public Service Broadcasting from being swallowed up by the streaming giants.  
  • TV News

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    Philips launches John Lewis TV exclusive

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips has partnered with lifestyle specialists Georg Jenson and launched the exclusive 9104 4K LED TV at John Lewis stores.  
  • TV Review

    259

    Sony XG95 (KD-55XG9505) 4K TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    The XG95 is the top end LED LCD TV from the company for 2019 boasting the X1 Ultimate chipset, Netflix calibrated mode, Acoustic multi-audio, Dolby Vision and Xtended Dynamic Range Pro, to name just a few features, so can it live up to the hype?  
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  • Movies & TV News

    Cord-cutting reaches new heights in US

    by Andy Bassett
    Supporting the findings of previous data, new figures show that cord-cutting is reaching record levels in the US.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Amazon and Google settle dispute over Prime Video and YouTube.

    by Andy Bassett
    After a series of tit-for-tat moves, Amazon and Google move to settle their dispute and agree to share Prime Video and YouTube.  
  • TV News

    51

    LG plans 48-inch OLED TV

    by Andy Bassett
    It's been expected for a while and now LG confirms plans to manufacture a 48-inch OLED TV.  
  • TV Thread

    56

    Don't Want A Large Screen? Are TV Manufacturers Ignoring You?

    by AVForums
    Not everyone who enjoys watching television/films wants a large screen - small room, renting your accommodation, budget ... and let's not forget, personal preference, all come into play. So why isn't there a better choice of quality TVs under 55-inches? Or are we just not looking hard enough?  
  • TV Article

    50

    Editor's Choice Awards – Best TVs 2018

    by Phil Hinton
    We pick the top 10 TVs in 2018. There's no such thing as a perfect TV, but we pick the best in certain specific categories.  
  • Home AV Thread

    32

    Do I Need Additional Smart Capabilities For My TV?

    by AVForums
    You've landed that lovely new TV and are ready for some top notch content. But wait, do you rely solely on the TV's streaming capabilities or splash out extra on Roku, Apple or Chromecast sticks and boxes to bolster your options? Is it worth the extra expense and losing a few ports?  
  • TV Thread

    71

    Streaming Content - What's the Difference Between 24p and 24Hz?

    by AVForums
    Just what is the difference between 24p and 24Hz (and 50p and 50Hz for that matter) when displaying content? If you can you help explain the nomenclature, post it to the thread to help ease the confusion.  
  • TV Thread

    15

    Best Content to Check For Visible Banding on OLED TV

    by AVForums
    Want to check whether your OLED TV has visible banding in some circumstances? Just where is it most prevalent and what content should be used to check for it. Check this thread to see how to best spot if your TV suffers from banding.  
  • TV News

    113

    Tom Cruise Gives Advice on Best TV Settings For Movies at Home

    by AVForums
    I feel the need .... the need to watch a movie as the creators intended!  
  • TV Thread

    306

    Are OLEDs All They're Cracked Up To Be?

    by AVForums
    Price, picture quality, possible screen issues - there's a lot to talk about with OLEDs. "Are they all they're cracked up to be?" The question's been asked in the thread, so time to provide some answers/opinions. Remember, they're just tellys, so keep things civil.  
  • TV Thread

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    2018 OLED Owners: How Often Do You See Vertical Banding in Content?

    by AVForums
    Is vertical banding something that's seen in this years OLED models? Or is it just a question of tweaking the setup? What has your experience been and, if you saw banding, how did you fix it? Post your solutions here.  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    First 4K Movie to Watch on New TV?

    by AVForums
    You've finally joined the 4K, HDR club! What's the best movie experience to really show off the colours... the contrast... the detail... of your new entertainment investment? Suggestions here, please.  
  • TV News

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    Android TV Gets Netflix-Google Assistant Integration

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Android TV is getting voice support for Netflix.  

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