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    Hisense U8QF TV heads UK 2020 range

    by Andy Bassett
    Hisense U8QF TV heads UK 2020 range
    Hisense announces its UK TV range for 2020 with the higher end U8QF and U7QF models featuring Quantum Dot Colour Technology and both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ HDR support.  
  • TV News

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    LG relocates domestic TV production lines overseas

    by Andy Bassett
    LG relocates domestic TV production lines overseas
    LG Electronics is relocating two of its domestic TV production lines to its operation in Indonesia in an effort to increase efficiency.  
  • TV News

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    Sony XH90 4K LCD TV available from £1,299

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony XH90 4K LCD TV available from £1,299
    Sony’s midrange XH90 4K TV range will be on sale in Europe from the end of May  
  • TV News

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    Toshiba hands-free Alexa TV is UK first

    by Andy Bassett
    Toshiba hands-free Alexa TV is UK first
    Toshiba has announced the WK3 range of TVs with Alexa built-in and a far field bezel mounted mic, meaning the entire operation can be hands-free.  
  • TV News

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    Sony A8 4K OLED TV available now in Europe

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony A8 4K OLED TV available now in Europe
    Sony has announced the European price and availability of its latest 4K HDR OLED television, the A8 series.  
  • TV News

    Xiaomi adding Dolby Vision to upcoming L65M5-OD TV?

    by Andy Bassett
    Xiaomi adding Dolby Vision to upcoming L65M5-OD TV?
    Hugely popular in China and India, Xiaomi are rumoured to be adding Dolby Vision to its TV lineup for the first time and it could be showcased on the upcoming LM65M5-OD.  
  • TV News

    Samsung and LG TV sales face Q2 challenges

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung and LG TV sales face Q2 challenges
    South Korean electronics giants LG and Samsung have reported their Q1 finances and both seem to be having a similar experience operating under the spectre of a global pandemic.  
  • TV News

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    OLED TV sales boost post-pandemic predicted

    by Andy Bassett
    OLED TV sales boost post-pandemic predicted
    Industry analysts are forecasting strong growth for OLED TVs which will emerge as winners in a post Covid-19 TV market suffering from low demand.  
  • TV Thread

    47

    What LCD screen cleaning solutions are recommended?

    by Andy Bassett
    What LCD screen cleaning solutions are recommended?
    Toddlers' fingerprints, grown-ups' beer splashes and omnipresent dust - there's no getting away from the fact that your once pristine TV screen will accumulate marks. What are the recommended ways of cleaning them without smearing?  
  • TV Thread

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    TV Audio: Can Bluetooth headphones be used while others listen normally?

    by Andy Bassett
    TV Audio: Can Bluetooth headphones be used while others listen normally?
    Is it possible to use the Bluetooth connection on a TV or soundbar so that hearing-impaired viewers can listen at different volumes via headphones while others listen as usual? If so, what setups have members successfully used?  
  • TV News

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    LG Display losses continue for 5th consecutive quarter

    by Andy Bassett
    LG Display losses continue for 5th consecutive quarter
    LG Display has announced its Q1 financial results for 2020 as the company faces additional market pressures caused by the coronavirus outbreak.  
  • TV News

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    TV sales in Europe could fall up to 40 percent in Q2

    by Andy Bassett
    TV sales in Europe could fall up to 40 percent in Q2
    We ask a TV industry analyst just how the uniquely challenging circumstances the global pandemic has created will affect the TV sector both immediately and in the long term.  
  • TV News

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    Sony XH95 flagship LED TV price and availability announced

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony XH95 flagship LED TV price and availability announced
    Sony announces the European availability of its top-of-the-range 4K HDR Full Array LED.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Virgin Media TV adds 17 more free channels

    by Andy Bassett
    Virgin Media TV adds 17 more free channels
    Customers of Virgin Media TV will now have access to yet more free channels. Another 17 have been added to help the viewing public ease its way through the extended stay-at-home period.  
  • TV News

    38

    TCL Android TV duo for UK unveiled

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL Android TV duo for UK unveiled
    TCL has announced the UK launch of two new Android TVs - the EC78 and EP65 ranges - both of which feature Freeview Play.  
  • TV Thread

    29

    What's the perfect TV position?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's the perfect TV position?
    So, what's your perfect TV position or location? Lounge? Cinema room? Bedroom? What about corner positioning... no? On the fireplace then? What about elevation? Drop into the discussion thread and see if others feel the same.  
  • TV Thread

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    Bias lighting for TVs - how much difference does it make?

    by Andy Bassett
    Bias lighting for TVs - how much difference does it make?
    Bias lighting around a TV can certainly be eyecatching but does it serve a purpose beyond eye-candy? Member drebins2003 is looking to add it to his setup and wants some advice on how to proceed. Help him out in the thread if you can.  
  • TV News

    Samsung to end Smart View app support on older TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung to end Smart View app support on older TVs
    Samsung has announced that its Smart View app will no longer be available to download from online stores from 5th Oct 2020.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Britbox now available on LG smart TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    Britbox now available on LG smart TVs
    The Britbox streaming service app is now available on LG Smart TVs manufactured from 2014 onwards.  
  • TV News

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    TV shipment forecasts slashed for Q2 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    TV shipment forecasts slashed for Q2 2020
    Shipments of TVs during Q2 are expected to plunge by almost 10 percent as the Covid-19 pandemic changes the current face of manufacturing and consumer shopping.  
  • TV News

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    TV sales rise as UK stays home

    by Andy Bassett
    TV sales rise as UK stays home
    A locked down UK public turns to additional TVs to make the stay at home experience more tolerable.  
  • Movies & TV News

    11

    Freeview Play coming to Android TV devices

    by Andy Bassett
    Freeview Play coming to Android TV devices
    Freeview is the UK’s biggest TV platform and now its internet connected Freeview Play service is heading for Android TV devices.  
  • TV Thread

    32

    Why don't manufacturers make a TV that has everything?

    by Andy Bassett
    Why don't manufacturers make a TV that has everything?
    Member shoestring25 wants to know if it's unreasonable to expect TVs to provide all the latest features such as HDR formats and HDMI 2.1. Are we getting closer to that goal with the latest 2020 TVs or is some differentiation important to encourage innovation? Join in the conversation and let us know what you think.  
  • TV News

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    LCD panel prices increase after factory shutdowns

    by Andy Bassett
    LCD panel prices increase after factory shutdowns
    Putting aside the dreadful human toll of the Covid-19 (corona) virus, the social and economic consequences are starting to become apparent - and the display industry certainly won't escape the knock on effects.  
  • TV News

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    Sony announces X950H and X800H 4K LED TV prices for US

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony announces X950H and X800H 4K LED TV prices for US
    Sony has released some of the US prices for its newly announced X950H Full Array LED and X800H Edge-Lit 4K LED-LED ranges, with prices starting at $699.99.  
  • TV News

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    TCL hits 32 million TV sales in 2019

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL hits 32 million TV sales in 2019
    The Chinese electronics giant has released figures that show an increase in TV sales of 12 percent leading to a total of 32 million televisions sold globally during 2019.  
  • TV News

    CES 2020 News: Roku TV announces 15 new licensee brands

    by Andy Bassett
    CES 2020 News: Roku TV announces 15 new licensee brands
    Roku TV announces an expansion of its partnership programme with the unveiling of 15 new global TV brands coming on board this year, with some coming to the UK.  
  • Gaming Thread

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    PS4 Pro HDR - new TV advice required

    by Andy Bassett
    PS4 Pro HDR - new TV advice required
    AVForums BigReg79 has just bought a PS4. He'd like some advice on what to look for in a new TV that will help do the HDR available on the console justice. Can anyone advise?  
  • Deals News

    Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals and Offers from Amazon

    by Andy Bassett
    Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals and Offers from Amazon
    Looking for a deal this Black Friday? Visit our online guide to a range of offers currently available - from Home AV to smartphones and cameras to kitchenware - so you don't miss out.  
  • TV News

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    TV imports from China to US now impacted by tariffs

    by Andy Bassett
    TV imports from China to US now impacted by tariffs
    Even as current negotiations attempt to break the US-China Trade war, a new report demonstrates the impact the situation is having on TVs coming into the States.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Amazon Prime's Premier League matches to be shown on Virgin Media

    by Andy Bassett
    Amazon Prime's Premier League matches to be shown on Virgin Media
    Virgin Media has now confirmed that it will be showing Prime Video’s coverage of the Premier League mid week fixtures on 3-5th Dec and Boxing Day.  
  • TV News

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    Hisense Roku TV gets Black Friday launch in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Hisense Roku TV gets Black Friday launch in UK
    Available in time for Black Friday and the ensuing Festive period, Hisense will release its Roku powered TV models in 43”, 50”, 55” and 65” screen sizes.  
  • TV Review

    26

    Hisense O8B (H55O8BUK) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Hisense O8B (H55O8BUK) 4K OLED TV Review
    We look at the budget 2019 OLED TV from Hisense, currently only available in 55-inches in the UK. Featuring a 10bit panel with 120Hz refresh rate, support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG HDR formats along with Dolby Atmos audio. So are you getting value for money or do you get what you pay for?  
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  • TV News

    LG hits Hisense with TV patent infringement lawsuit

    by Andy Bassett
    LG hits Hisense with TV patent infringement lawsuit
    LG takes issue with Hisense, who it accuses of violating its TV patents, and starts legal proceedings - now the courts will decide.  
  • TV News

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    Samsung's Tizen TV OS to be made available to third parties

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung's Tizen TV OS to be made available to third parties
    According to Samsung, their Tizen smart O/S appears on over 100 million Samsung TVs around the world. Now, the South Korean TV giant has announced it is to become available to third party TV manufacturers for the first time.  
  • Movies & TV News

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    Apple TV app comes to many Amazon Fire TV devices

    by Andy Bassett
    Apple TV app comes to many Amazon Fire TV devices
    As Apple’s anticipated TV+ streaming service gears up for its Nov 1st launch, Amazon has announced that the Apple TV app will appear on the majority of its Fire TV devices.  
  • TV News

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    Samsung trademarks Dual LED name

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung trademarks Dual LED name
    Samsung continues its recent spate of trademarking names and phrases that may (or indeed, may not) relate to some interesting developments in their upcoming TV ranges. The latest, Dual LED, could hint at a technology that some other TV manufacturers are already pursuing.  
  • Home AV News

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    Sharp announces new 2.1 and 5.1.2 soundbars

    by Andy Bassett
    Sharp announces new 2.1 and 5.1.2 soundbars
    Sharp presents two new soundbars - the 2.1 HT-SBW310 Smart Soundbar and the Dolby Atmos enabled 5.1.2 HT-SBW800, which includes a wireless subwoofer.  
  • TV Review

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    Sony AG9/A9G (KD-55AG9) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Sony AG9/A9G (KD-55AG9) OLED TV Review
    Sony's latest MASTER Series flagship OLED TV, the AG9 (A9G), promises excellent accuracy to the industry standards with class-leading motion and video processing. Does it deliver?  
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  • TV Thread

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    Is the 32-inch TV market poorly served?

    by Andy Bassett
    Is the 32-inch TV market poorly served?
    The limitations for 32-inch TVs can include 1366 x 768 resolution and only a couple of HDMI inputs, which could restrict choice. What options have members found that gives them what they need at this smaller screen size?  

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