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Planet Earth HD-DVD | Top Seller

You might expect the best selling and top earning HD DVD to be a big Hollywood blockbuster, but it is in fact a Documentary. One of the best documentaries every filmed, the BBC documentary “Planet Earth” which was shown on Discovery HD Theater has become to the earner in the HD DVD category.
Planet Earth: The Complete Series, is available on both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats for nearly $70 (£35), and has already earnt over $3.2 million in sales since it’s release on the 24th of April 2007. Sales are estimated at 42,000 copies. Read more

AUO T645HW01 | 65-inch 120Hz 1080p HDTV

AUO T645HW01AUO have pulled out the big guns with the AUO T645HW01 65-inch 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV, making it as the first from Taiwan. AU Optotronics will be showing it offer next week at Display Taiwan 2007 next week. The 120Hz technology featured has already been seen in Sharps recent Aquos lines, as well as 100Hz tech from other manufactures. Read more

Sony KDL-46S3000 Reviewed

Sony KDL-46S3000Sony has released a bunch of new HDTV lines recently, and the Sony KDL-46S3000 is their largest set from their S3000 series. The KDL-46S3000 has a 46-inch LCD screen offering a 1366 x 768 resolution for 720p and 1080i HD formats. Price at somewhere between the competition’s budget lines and Sony’s own top of the line 1080p sets the KDL-46S3000 is sure to be a popular choice for many users who want a quality name, and a big set at a price which will not sting too much. Read more

Hitachi 37LD9700 Reviewed

Hitachi 37LD9700The Hitachi 37LD9700 is a mid to large sized LCD HDTV at 37-inches. The 37LD9700 has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels for 720p and 1080i HD formats at a screen brightness of 500cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 580:1. The 37LD9700 has a great look with it’s black and silver trim and can be had for a great price considering it’s size, at just under $1300 or £700. Inputs include 2x HDMI, 3x scart, DVI, component and s-video, along with USB and memory card slot.
A more unique feature of the Hitachi 37LD9700 is it’s motorized stand which enables the set to be swiveled or rotated from the press of a button on the remote control. Read more

Alienware Hangar 18

Alienware Hangar 18Alienware have released the Hangar 18 HD Home theater / entertainment center, which is a very powerful piece of equipment. The Hangar 18 is a new AMD LIVE! Home Cinema PC which run Windows Vista Home Premium with all the Media Center features we know and love. The low en model will get you can $1,999 for 250GB storage and 720p HD video output via HDMI powered by AMD Athlon X2 4200+. Higher specifications can be features such as the $3,899 model which has a whooping 2TB of DVR storage, and 1080p “Full HD” output, a faster 4600+ and 4GB RAM. Read more

Samsung PS-42P7HD Reviewed

Samsung PS-42P7HDSamsung is a known leader of manufacturing LCD HDTVs but they are also one of the few who are still very much in on the plasma market. The Samsung PS-42P7HD is one of their latest plasma sets offering a large 42-inch screen with great styling as we have come to expect from their LCD line up. Connections on the PS-42P7HD are also very good with 2x HDMI inputs, 2x scart, PC VGA, s-video, component, a 9-in-2 card reader and USB inputs which support the play back of JPEG, MP3 and MPEG4 video files directly. Read more

Samsung HL-T5076S | HL-T6176S

Samsung HL-T5076SFrom Samsung’s 6S series comes the 50-inch Samsung HL-T5076S and the 61-inch Samsung HL-T6176S DLP (digital light projection) HDTVs. Both the HL-T5076S and HL-T6176S are full HD 1080p 1920×1080 resolution screens offering the highest HD format available, which is recommended for screens of this size, and feature a slim depth for extra convenience in positioning the set. They have a very thing 0.8inch black gloss bezel around the screen and a hidden speaker system for a great look meaning less frame and more screen. Read more

Toshiba 32HL67

Toshiba 32HL67The Toshiba 32HL67 comes in the form of a popular 32-inch sized LCD screen from Toshiba’s Regza line. The 32HL67 is the smaller brother of the 37HL67 with all the same great features and advanced image enhancing technologies such as PixelPure 3G, which is the internal digital video processor which is capable of producing 4,096 levels of gradation for a smooth, natural-looking picture without image banding. The CineSpeed LCD technology screen features DynaLight for a dynamic backlight control which works with PixelPure to monitor the brightness of the incoming video signal and adjusts the brightness of the backlight for optimum image quality and colors. Read more

Samsung LE46N73BD Reviewed

Samsung LE46N73BDThe Samsung LE46N73BD is definitely a great looking HDTV much like many of the current Samsungs, with a slim black glossy finish which wraps around the large 46-inch LCD screen. The LE46N73BD has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels supporting 720p and 1080i HD formats. A built in digital tuner also features a seven day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) to help you plan your viewing. The Samsung LE46N73BD has two HDMI inputs, component, 2x scart and s-video inputs (and memory card slot for photo viewing), Read more

Sharp LC-46XD1E Reviewed

sharp-lc-46xd1e.jpgSharp have pulled out the big guns with the Sharp LC-46XD1E from their Aquos line. The Aquos LC-46XD1E features the highest and latest HD format, 1080p which gives the large 46-inch LCD screen a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. This “full HD” format is only really any use on screens that are over 32-inches, and as the LC46XD1E is a whooping 46-inches this resolution should help achieve even higher more crisp images.
The Sharp Aquos LC-46XD1E has a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness, a fast 4ms response time an internal digital tv tuner, 2x HDMI inputs, component (via VGA), 2x scart, 2x s-video and VGA PC input. Read more

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