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Sony pledges 'affordable' 3D TV experience

Sony today pledged to make viewing this summer's World Cup in 3D "more affordable", momentarily forgetting that - so far - no one is broadcasting the matches in more than two dimensions here. It also set out its 3D stall, promising not only screens but also Blu-ray Disc players and PS3 games that can take advantage of the …
Tony Smith, 15 Apr 2010
Philips 40PFL9704 LCD TV

Philips 40PFL9704 40in LED backlit TV

Review LED backlighting is all the rage at the moment; it can dramatically improve the contrast ratio of LCD panels, helping them towards the deep blacks seen on plasma displays. But many of the sets available at the moment, including the LG we recently reviewed, use LEDs that aren’t individually addressable – so it’s still really all …
Nigel Whitfield, 16 Jan 2010
Samsung UE40B7000

Samsung UE40B7000 40in LCD TV

Review Flatscreen TVs with LED backlighting offer more vivid colours, darker blacks and greater contrast than regular LCD screens. And there’s a slimness dividend, too, as edge-mounted LED backlights take up less space than conventional LCD bulbs. A case in point is Samsung’s UE40B7000, a 40in 1080p HDTV that’s only 30mm deep. …
David Phelan, 30 Nov 2009
Philips 21:9 56PFL9954H

Philips Cinema 21:9 56in LCD TV

Review Think of a widescreen TV. The widest one you’ve seen, you know, one with big, garish speakers stuck on the side. Well, whatever it is, it’ll be nowhere near as wide as this new, premium-priced LCD TV from Philips. Philips 21:9 56PFL9954H Philips' Cinema 21:9 56PFL9954H Current widescreens have an aspect ratio of 16:9, so …
David Phelan, 31 Jul 2009
Toshiba Regza DV556DB

Toshiba Regza DV556DB

Review The market for TVs with integrated DVD players has never quite reached its potential. Dogged by some indifferent products, a very large installed base of standalone DVD players already out there and manufacturers’ desire to sell us two products instead of one, TV/DVD combos have struggled to make a real impact. Toshiba Regza …
Lewis Caliburn, 30 Apr 2009

Toshiba touts 'deep lagoon' top-end telly design

CES Toshiba today tried to life its Regza HD TV line to the top of the telly totem pole, pitching a new design and a revamped picture engine. The line-up's new look centres on a style Toshiba calls Deep Lagoon - marketing speak for a curved, dot-stippled bezel that, the company claimed, gives a sense of fading out at the edge. …
Tony Smith, 8 Jan 2009

Philips Cineos 42PFL9603D Ambilight LCD TV

Review Philips' Ambilight feature at first seems bizarre: back-mounted lights that change hue as the dominant screen colour does. However, it's hard to switch off once you’ve used it. So what do we make of Philips' new, uncompromisingly-designed LCD model that has hidden speakers, the latest image processing technology and Ambilight …
David Phelan, 12 Aug 2008

Sharp pitches 'world's largest' LCD screen

Not happy with the size of your 32in LCD TV? If money's no object, get on phone to Sharp, which is now taking orders for a monster 108in screen ready for connection to your HD kit. Sharp's not saying how much the beast will set you back because it's offering the display entirely on a built-to-order basis. It's really aimed at …
Tony Smith, 13 Jun 2008
Sharp LC32RD2E LCD TV - "The Hunt for Red October" image copyright Paramount Pictures

Sony to bolster Sharp LCD deal with fresh Samsung pact?

Sony's decision to team-up with Sharp to produce tenth-generation LCD panels may soon be followed by a second such deal, this time with Samsung. Sony and Samsung already have a partnership, S-LCD, formed in 2004. Sony currently gets all its LCD panels, used primarily in its Bravia TV range, from S-LCD. The deal with Sharp …
James Sherwood, 27 Feb 2008

TV makers go ape for 100Hz LCDs

Almost every TV maker exhibiting at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin last week used the event to launch LCD TVs capable of a picture refresh rate of 100 images a second. You couldn't move for bright-eyed booth staff there to demo 100Hz technology and persuade us to replace our LCD TVs already. Toshiba_100Hz …

Sharp touts ultra-slim LCD TV

Sharp has lowered the bar for the thickness of an LCD TV. It has developed a prototype 52in telly that's as little as 2cm thick. Sharp_LCD Sharp's super-thin prototype LCD Admittedly, it does incorporate components to its rear that make some areas stick out a further 0.9cm, but who's counting? By comparison, today's …
James Sherwood, 27 Aug 2007
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Father of LCD dies at 74

Obituary French Nobel laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, a pioneer of the liquid crystal display (LCD), died last week at the age of 74. De Gennes, dubbed the Isaac Newton of our time, won the 1991 Nobel Prize for Physics for his groundbreaking work in liquid crystals and polymers. After graduating from the Ecole Normale Superieure, he …
Jan Libbenga, 25 May 2007

Evesham makes compact LCD TV, builds in DVD

A second LCD TV for the bedroom, sir? With this little 'un from Evesham you won't be stuck for stuff to watch. There's a Freeview digital tuner. And a DVD player. And a Flash drive-friendly USB port. And a three-in-one memory card reader. Evesham DA104 10.4in LCD TV plus DVD - Doctor Who image courtesy BBC/Terry Nation The …
Tony Smith, 10 May 2007

Evesham motors in with car-friendly second-set LCD TV

A widescreen LCD TV for a mere £120? Yes, there's a catch: Evesham's TV-930 is has a screen size of just 9.2in - handy, the company claims, as a bedroom telly and - thanks to a 12v power adaptor - in-car usage too. Evesham TV-930 9.2in LCD TV The TV-930 offers a 16:9 aspect ratio on a 640 x 480 panel capable of displaying …
Tony Smith, 11 Apr 2007

Aussies fume over 'frozen' LG digital TVs

Pity poor Australian owners of certain LG LCD and plasma tellies - their big flat screens have begun freezing up during certain digital broadcasts from TV station the Nine Network. LG told local media it expects to have a solution to hand tomorrow, but for now troubled punters can simply turn the affected telly off, wait 2-3 …
Tony Smith, 20 Mar 2007

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