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JVC LT-42DA8BJ Reviewed

JVC JVC LT-42DA8BJThe JVC LT-42DA8BJ is a 42-inch LCD at a budget price mark for it’s size. Giving you a few extra inches at the cost of a typical 32 or 37-inch LCD HDTV. The LT-42DA8BJ can be found for around £800 ($1600) which is a very nice price for a screen of this size, offering a resolution of 1366 x 720 pixels for 720p and 1080i HD formats, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 500cd/m2 brightness. Read more

Pioneer BDP-94HD Reviewed

Pioneer Elite BDP-94HDIf you’re looking for the very best in Blu-ray, then you need a great player. The Pioneer Elite BDP-94HD blu-ray player does not come cheap, but it’s packed with features to get you the best blu-ray experience. The RRP of the BDP-94HD is $999 but should be cheaper online (check below), and supports 1080p/24p (24 fps) for outputting full 1080p HD at 24fps, so as long as your HDTV supports it, you can view blu-ray films in the intended recorded frame rate. Read more

Westinghouse L2410NM Reviewed

Westinghouse L2410NMIf you are torn between buying an HDTV and a PC monitor, or simply want great HD options on on your monitor at a great price the Westinghouse L2410NM could be perfect for you. The L2410NM is a 24-inch hybrid set taking on both PC monitor roles and HDTV roles offering suitable connections for both uses. Offering a native HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels (supports PC input up to 1920 x 1200) for 720p and 1080i, 8ms response time, 500 cd/m2 brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Read more

Pioneer PDP-508XD Reviewed

Pioneer PDP-508XD

Let me start by saying, the Pioneer PDP-508XD does not come cheap, but it sure does give you your moneys worth! The PDP-508XD is jam packed with the very latest technology to bring you the very best images and movie like experiences. The large 50-inch plasma display offers a 1355×768 pixel resolution for 720p / 1080i HD formats, and has a great design with a slim black gloss frame. Read more

Hitachi DZ-BD70, 30GB DZ-BD7H Hybrid Blu-Ray Camcorders

Hitachi DZ-BD7HHitachi have announced the world’s very first Blu-ray Disc camcorders. Two models will be available world wide in October this year, the Hitachi DZ-BD70 which can write to an 8-cm Blu-ray disc, and the Hitachi DZ-BD7H which also writes to the same disc but also packs an internal 30GB disk. Read more

Pioneer BDP-LX80

Pioneer BDP-LX80Pioneer have just announced a new Blu-ray disc player with HD audio bitstream output”, we believe this is an industry first for Blu-ray players. The new BDP-LX80 seems to be very similar to their BDP-LX70, with the added exception of the HD audio bitstream output. Read more

Panasonic TX-26LMD70 Reviewed

Panasonic TX-26LMD70Panasonic has had great success with their larger LCD HDTVs over the last years, can they have the same success with smaller models. The Panasonic TX-26LMD70 is on the smaller end of the scale at 26-inches, which should suit someone looking for a smaller HDTV for their lounge or bedroom, or study and can be used as a PC monitor. Read more

LG 50PB65 Reviewed

LG 50PB65LG has apparently based the LG 50PB65 50-inch plasma design on it’s popular “chocolate” range of products. While I can see some resemblance, the 50PB65 looks very similar to the many other black gloss sets out there, which by no means is a problem.
The LG 50PB65 plasma offers a large 50-inch 720p / 1080p HD display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and a high 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Read more

IOGEAR GHDMIAS4 Automatic HDMI switch

IOGEAR GHDMIAS4For those of you with only one or two HDMI ports on your beloved HDTV, and a growing collection of HDMI devices, will probably be interested in a 4 port HDMI switch at some point, allowing you to connect more HDMI devices. Read more

Samsung HL-T5687S Reviewed

HL-T5687SFrom Samsung’s latest 2007 LED backlight engine DLP HDTVs comes the 58-inch Samsung HL-T5687S. The HL-T5687S uses a LED light engine (CinemaSmooth LED) rather than the common lamp, so not longer will you have to replace the lamp every so often, and also receive improved colors and lower power usage, and a slimmer design. Read more

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