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LG L245WP Reviewed

LG L245WPThe LG L245WP is a 24-inch widescreen LCD monitor designed for PC use, but it’s equally at home being used as a HDTV. The LG Flatron L245WP has many of the connections you will be used to seeing on most HDTVs, with a HDMI input (with HDCP), component and VGA you won’t be lost for connections. LG have also bundled a DVI-HDMI cable so PC users won’t need to buy a separate one. The LG L245WP also has a lot of features which make it ideal for multimedia, such as a high contrast ratio of 3000:1, a 1920×1200 (above Full 1080p HD resolution) resolution, and a very fast 2ms response time for sharp moving images. Read more

Samsung PS50Q97HD Reviewed

Samsung PS50Q97HDIf you like your HDTV large, you will love the Samsung PS50Q97HD 50-inch plasma HDTV. The PS50Q97HD looks great with a slim continuous black bezel sounding the large screen with the power button on the bottom center with a cool looking blue light. The light can be set to be on all the time, off, or on when in standby mode, we would recommend either off, or standby mode as it can be distracting from the image during dark scenes. Read more

Microsoft Mediaroom

Microsoft MediaroomMicrosoft today have announced that they have renamed Microsoft IPTV to “Microsoft Mediaroom“. Their new IPTV (Internet TV) and multimedia platform looks very impressive and pushes IPTV a further step. The new name comes from the enhanced media functions making the Mediaroom much more than just IPTV. Several new features include networked home media sharing and dynamic MultiView (multiple picture-in-picture) allowing you to have up to 16 Picture-in-picture windows on a single screen. Read more

Blockbuster chooses Blu-ray Format

Bad news for HD-DVD devotees, player owners and Toshiba, Universal and others, rental giant Blockbuster has chosen Blu-ray over HD-DVD. Blockbuster have decided to stock only Blu-ray discs in the majority of it’s nationwide stores. They will still offer HD DVD titles online and in 250 of their stores that they have been testing both formats. Read more

Uniden TL42AZ1, TL37AZ1

uniden-tl42az1.jpgUniden have released two new LCD HDTVs with feature the top 1080p resolution in the form of a 42-inch Uniden TL42AZ1, and a 37-inch Uniden TL37AZ1. Although having the best form of HD, they lack a digital tuner, instead include a analog tuner, but are aiming them selves at gamers, and users who prefer to multimedia centers (PC) or receive their HD content via a set-top-box.
The TL42AZ1 and TL37AZ1 look very mac-ish with a smart semi-transparent and glossy white bezel, Read more

Panasonic TH-42PZ700 Reviewed

Panasonic TH-42PZ700UThe Panasonic TH-42PZ700U is one of the best performing flat panel HDTV of it’s size, but it’s also one of the most expensive. At 42-inches the TH-42PZ700U offers 1080p making it the first plasma in this size, and also accounting for it’s hefty price tag. The 1920×1080 pixel resolution offers amazing picture quality with deep black levels and a very clean image.
The 42-inch screen is surrounded by a slightly thick black gloss frame with hides away Read more

7 in 10 People Own or Want Flat Screen HDTV

Hitachi have found that seven in ten people in America either currently own or want a flat screen HDTV. Apparently they have found that 19% of Americans currently own a flat screen set, and a huge 52% are actively interested in purchasing one. If these figures stay true, flat screen sales should stay high for the next few years at least. Read more

Samsung LN70F91BD | 70-Inch LED-backlit LCD

Samsung LN70F91BDSamsung have announced their huge 70-inch LED backlit LCD HDTV to the Korean market. The Samsung LN70F91BD as the monster is known is the World’s largest commercially available LCD on the market. The LN70F91BD boasts some very nice features also, such as the best form of HD, 1080p along with 120Hz refresh rate and of course Samsung’s own dimming LED backlight technology for a reported sky high 500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Read more

Sony KDL-32V2500 Reviewed

sony-kdl-32v2500.jpgSony’s Bravia HDTV have always been popular with buyers, especially in the 32-inch size, so the new Sony KDL-32V2500 should be a very popular LCD given it’s great looks and new improvements. The Sony Bravia KDL-32V2500 to quote it’s full name is a 32-inch LCD upgrade from the popular V series.

The KDL-32V2500 looks great with it’s black and silver finish around the thin frame and has great features also, including 3x HDMI as apposed to two, component, 2x scart and the usual other inputs. Read more

Hitachi GGW-H20N

The Hitachi GGW-H20N is an internal Blu-ray burner / HD DVD reader combo drive, putting a little ease to the HD format war. The GGW-H20N should be able to play back both HD formats with no problems for your HD movie watching pleasure, and also able to burn Read more

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