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  • Sony releases a 84-inch 4K TV… Retina what?

    Released today from Sony is this enormous and super clear 84-inch 4K TV. HD is done, 4K is in and it's ridiculous. If you don't know what a 4K TV is, let me put it this way: it makes HD look 90s. Full HD comes with a typical resolution of 1920 x 1080. A 4K TV -- this one in particular, the Bravia KD-84X9005 -- has a resolution of of 3840 x 2160. A little different, no? The 4K stands for the 3840 resolution. So, not quite 4000, but as close as makes no difference. It's basically four times the resolution...

  • Keen on a 4K, 84-inch, $30 000 super TV? Sony’s got you covered

    Full HD or 1080p is so 2012. The new black is 4K, a resolution of 4096x3072 which Sony's going to add to it's new 84-inch mega TV. This is, if the rumours pan out. The 4K resolution is naturally four times the display power of 1080p. Sony is said to reveal this TV at IFA 2012, Germany's biggest consumer electronics show. Here's what we know about the 4K mega TV: It's going to...

  • Tencent and TCL join forces to bring iCE SCREEN smart TV to life

    Every screen nowadays is becoming interactive and Tencent wants a piece of the pie. In a joint effort, Tencent and TCL have developed the iCE SCREEN, an Android powered 26 inch TV, for release on 3 September. The screen has a resolution of 1366x768 for its 26 inches. It will be powered by a dual-core Cortex A9 1GHz processor with 4GB of RAM and a slot for a memory card of up to...

  • Panasonic TX-P65VT50B — 65 inches of home cinema heaven

    While the Panasonic P65VT50 has stood imposingly on our test benches, it's affectionately become known as the beast. Why? Because it's arguably the most uncompromising TV ever. For starters there's its size. At 65 inches, its screen is the joint biggest in Panasonic's 2012 television range. In fact, it would be the biggest TV (as opposed to professional monitor) around from anyone had Sharp not recently launched 70-inch and 80-inch LCD TVs. Since it uses plasma rather than LCD screen technology, the Panasonic Viera TX-P65VT50's chassis is much meatier than that of most modern TVs, too, thanks to a pretty chunky expanse...

  • Android based Pocket TV brings the smart

    Is your TV stupid? Infinitec, a Dubai based company, thinks so. That's why it has released a new Android powered micro-processor in dongle form which plugs into your TV to boost its intelligence. It's called Pocket TV, and it combines what you most want out of a smartphone (minus the camera and phone of course) and makes it accessable through your TV. Basically making your TV a giant computer with mini processor...

  • Korean-born Daum smart TV to rival Apple, Google, Samsung devices

    The buzz (and sales) around smart TVs ain't great. So it makes perfect sense to plop another into the market. Enter the Daum smart TV, a device created by Korea's second most popular search engine. What can Daum offer smart TV buyers? Let's take a look. It streams “We have concluded that the killer service for smart TVs should be video streaming and that’s an area where Daum has spent years accumulating technology and...

  • LG Google TV coming next week — primed to crush Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV?

    This weekend in the jolly ol’ US of A, LG is preparing to launch its first Google TV version 2.0. The TVs are 3D LED and are available in two monstrous sizes, either 47-inch (US$1600) or 55-inch (US$2100). This may very well be the TV which brings Smart LED’s out of the shadows and into the limelight. The Apple factor Samsung has already pretty much cornered the market in Smart TVs, and plans to unveil...

  • New Apple TV unveiled at launch event

    Apple has just unveiled a brand new iteration of Apple TV at its launch event San Francisco. The Cupertino-based tech giant claims the device allows you stream movies from iCloud at a full 1080p. The user interface is a lot closer to that of iOS and people will also have a whole range of new third-part apps to play with. This supposedly includes access to Photostream alongside such stalwarts as Netflix, Flickr, and YouTube. At the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the product would ship next week and retail for around US$99. “People are going to love streaming movies and TV...

  • Samsung promises ‘future proof’ Smart TVs

    South Korean electronics giant Samsung has upgraded its Smart TV range. The upgrades were announced at CES international 2012, Samsung promises "smarter interaction, smart content and smart evolution," or simply put, a better TV. The shiny new additions to Samsung’s Smart TV range include: Remote free options Much like Microsoft’s ultra-successful Kinect, Samsung now wants its TVs to respond to human gestures, face recognition and voice control. The newer TVs will come standard with dual-microphones...

  • Bravias ‘not being recalled’ says Sony

    Sony was quick to negate reports that its popular line of Bravia LCD TVs was being recalled due to safety issues. Over 1.6-million Bravia's were thought to be affected. Instead of owning up to any technical error, however, Sony has decided on a free TV inspection program on selected models. When contacted, Bravia stressed that there was most definitely no recall. UK PR manager for Sony, David Edwards said, "The issue came to...