Feeds

GAME ON: Top 10 tellies for a World Cup kicking

Staying in for the footie

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Product round-up Rich on spectacle and pulsating with atmosphere, you can’t beat watching huge sporting events on a shiny new TV. But which set should prospective buyers splash the cash on? While events like the World Cup and Wimbledon provide a rock solid excuse to upgrade the gogglebox, the variety of screens and technologies available is immense.

To sort the champs from the chumps, we’ve assembled a 10 strong team of leading-edge Ultra HD models and next generation smarties, one of which could well be your next TV…

LG 55UB950V 4K UHD TV

RH Numbers

This UHD 4K screen is a formidable proposition, combining 2160p UHD resolution with LG’s Smart+ WebOS platform. We’ll be taking a closer look at WebOS in a separate article soon, not least because it fundamentally redefines what a net connected TV can be like. Unlike previous screens, which appear to have had smartness thrust upon them, WebOS is integrated throughout. The differences are sometimes subtle, but the user experience is immeasurably better.

LG 55UB950V

While Full HD image upscaling isn’t on a par with its principal rivals, and black levels are a little grey, this big set does deliver colour-rich pixel dense pictures with good motion handling. Unfortunately, during our audition the set didn’t have Netflix 4K live, however that should be resolved by the time you read this. If the set does have an Achilles’ heel, it’s with the Passive 3D, which is inexplicably bad.

Price £2800
More info LG

LG 55EA980W OLED TV

RH Numbers

Super-thin, super efficient OLED was once hailed as the future of next generation TV, promising unparalleled image quality with an eco-friendly footprint, but the tech has proved ferociously difficult to manufacture. Only LG continues to plow investment into these displays. But its efforts appear to be coming good, as this curved ultra-thinscreen offers a startling viewing experience, with insanely deep black levels and hallucinogenic colour vibrancy.

LG 55EA980W OLED TV

It’s also ideal for sports, with a native panel speed uniquely able to keep pace with a Nadal smash. Although only Full HD, the image on this 55-inch panel doesn’t suffer overly much in comparison to 4K rivals. It’s net connected, but lacks LG’s snazzy 2014 WebOS platform.

Price £3999
More info LG

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.