Category: LCD/LED/OLED TVs

Turn Your Smartphone into a Mobile TV and More

Today’s mobile devices are capable of doing much more than simply making a call or sending a text. In fact, you probably already use your smartphone to check your emails, shop online and take photos when you’re out and about. If you really want to make the most of the technology at your fingertips, take the opportunity to turn your smartphone into a mobile TV. The easiest way to watch the shows you love on your phone is to download the Freeview Play app. Now available on both OS and Android, the vast majority of people can access the...

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Anker Nebula Capsule II mini projector review – Is it better than the older Capsule, Mars & Benq GV1? Score 90%

Anker Nebula Capsule II mini projector review – Is it better than the older Capsule, Mars & Benq GV1?

Pico and mini projectors have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering big-screen entertainment anywhere you want, at a reasonably affordable price. The Nebula Capsule II is the latest projector from Anker padding out their product lineup to include four projectors in total. Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector, by Anker, Palm-Sized 200 ANSI Lumen 720p HD Portable Projector with Wi-Fi, DLP, 8W Speaker, 100 Inch Picture, 5,000+ Apps, Movie Projector, Home Entertainment £549.99 Buy on Amazon Nebula Capsule II vs Capsule vs Capsule Max vs Mars II   Nebula Capsule IINebula CapsuleNebula Capsule MaxNebula Mars II Pro ChipsetAmlogic S905X...

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Philips Launch new 805/855 OLED TVs for 2020 with 4th Gen P5 with AI Functionality & HDR10+ Plus Dolby Vision

Yesterday, Philips launched its latest OLED TVs at its annual European showcase in Amsterdam. The new sets are available in 55 and 65-inches and will feature a fourth generation of the company's P5 picture processor. One of the highlights of the TVs is that they are compatible with both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. With Dolby Vision content, it will improve the dynamic HDR content using the special “Dolby Bright mode”. The TVs will run on Android TV based on Android 9 Pie with the Google Assistant built-in. It's also compatible with Amazon Alexa, too. Specification Highlights New Philips OLED805/855...

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Xiaomi Mi TV 5 vs OnePlus TV Q1 vs Honor Vision Compared

Xiaomi got into the smart TV business back in 2013, they are now on their 5th iteration with the Xiaomi Mi TV 5 which will be launched alongside the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro. This year Xiaomi face increased competition from other brands branching out into the smart TV market. Honor announced their Vision TV powered by HarmonOS back in August, this was then followed by the OnePlus TV Q1 and Huawei are launching their own TV which will likely be similar to the Honor model. In an industry traditionally dominated by Samsung, LG and Sony, it looks like the...

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OnePlus TV launches on Amazon in India. Will it ever come to the UK?

With Huawei, Honor and OnePlus all releasing TVs market, are we entering a new era of smart TVs? OnePlus have already announced a lot of the TV specs, but the TV has finally gone official in India with some impressive specs for the price. The new 55-inch QLED TV and the software running it is built on the Android TV platform, with the usual OnePlus tweaks here and there. Similar to their phones, the TV is fast and smooth, OnePlus also guarantee updates for three years, something other TV companies could learn from. The TV will come with Google...

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LG rolls out NVIDIA G-Sync update for C9 & E9 2019 OLED TVs

One of the issues with PC gaming on a TV has always been the refresh rate and lack of variable refresh rate. Samsung has launched the Samsung Q90R QLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync, matching many gaming monitors, but if you prefer OLED then LG may be the way to go. Previously, if you wanted G-Sync on your TV you had to go for one of the BFG Displays, which never really took off, and cost a fortune. However, back at CES NVIDIA promised more big-screen G-Sync-compatible displays. LG is now enabling this functionality via a...

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OnePlus TV will feature a 55-inch QLED display, MediaTek MT5670 SoC and 3GB RAM

[Update 27/08/2019] HDR specs confirmed by OnePlus With the smartphone market saturated, it appears the next trend is to move into the TV market with both Honor and OnePlus are launching new TVs. Both Honor and OnePlus have defined themselves as affordable alternatives, and it looks like this trend will continue with their TVs. OnePlus have said they are not being budget-friendly but will be offering will be slightly cheaper than that of Samsung and Sony's TVs (not dissimilar to their phones), We already know that the Honor will launch with the HarmonyOS and feature the Huawei Honghu 818...

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Huawei Honghu 818 SoC vs Mediatek MT5597 vs MT5596 vs Amlogic S905X vs Tegra X1

With the launch of HarmonyOS on the Honor Vision & Vision Pro TVs, I thought it was worth looking into the chipsets that power these devices. With 4K HDR playback available on most TVs you would expect something relatively beefy powering the underlying SmartOS. Flagship mobiles are currently using the 7nm fabrication process, but most TVs and set-top boxes are using chipsets that are built around a 28nm process, and the Tegra X1 which is often regarded as the most powerful chipset for Android-based set-top boxes is manufactured on 20nm process, soon to be upgraded to 16nm. The new...

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Honor Vision & Vision Pro TVs are the first to get HarmonyOS

Launching a brand new SmartOS direct to mobile phones isn't the best idea, it didn't play out too well for Samsung Tizen, or even Microsoft. Some would say there is no room for a new smartphone OS, but in the case of Huawei, they need an alternative solution in case President Trump spits his dummy out again. Launching an OS on TVs is much more sensible, the current TV smartOS ecosystem is much more varied and people don't need the variety of apps they do on their mobile. It perhaps also helps that Android on a TV is not...

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Nebra AnyBeam Review – Worlds smallest pocket laser projector. Score 75%

Nebra AnyBeam Review – Worlds smallest pocket laser projector.

The Nebra AnyBeam was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter and claims to be the worlds smallest pocket cinema projector. It comes in four options that include various integrations with Raspberry Pi. The four projectors in the range include: Nebra AnyBeam  Standalone device that you can plug your smartphone, Fire stick, chromecast into and stream your entertainment Nebra AnyBeam Developers Kit  The same as Nebra AnyBeam but without the grey case. It’s the ‘barebones’ version which allows makers and tinkerers to design their own casing for it etc Nebra AnyBeam HAT  Projector board that goes on a Raspberry Pi Nebra AnyBeam Monster Ball This includes the AnyBeam HAT & Raspberry Pi...

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Cello 22” Smart Full HD Traveller TV with Satellite Tuner Review – C22230 Score 75%

Cello 22” Smart Full HD Traveller TV with Satellite Tuner Review – C22230

The last TV I reviewed was the 65-inch Sony AF8 OLED that costs around £2500, so this reviewing a 22-inch travel TV is a little different by my standards. You may not have heard of Cello before, but they are a growing TV manufacturer based in the UK, and they make (or at least assemble) all their TVs in the UK at their factory in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. While the trend for TVs has shifted towards 55-inch and greater, there is still a large market for smaller TVs for rooms such as the kitchen and Cello has various...

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Philips Announces 804 and 854 OLED TVs for 2019 with Dolby Vision and Atmos

Philips did not announce anything at CES this year, perhaps to avoid LG and Samsung stealing their thunder. They have just announced the new models for 2019 which should be available within the first half of 2019. Building on the success of its 2018 models – the OLED+ 903 and the OLED 803 – the two new models announced by Philips are the OLED 804 and the OLED 854. Sadly they haven't actually revealed much about them except that they are 4K HDR TVs, they will support Dolby Vision and HDR10+ making them the second company to offer compatibility...

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