Several screens from French brand Thomson's Scenium range have impressed us of late, and this living room-friendly, HD-ready set also looks like it has a few tricks under its shiny black jacket
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With so much happening in the flat-panel world these days, it's easy to forget that CRT is still a rampant force in the TV market. Not least because CRT TVs can now be had for astoundingly little dosh. Cue Thomson's 32WM101...
Plasma screens are always 42in and above, right? Wrong! Admittedly, aside from a novel 32in effort from Hitachi last year, we've not come across many below that giant size - but this 37in offering from French manufacturer Thomson...
Another 4:3 screen that won't be ideal for watching movies, but at least this 15-incher from French manufacturer Thomson has the good looks to get into your bedroom.
Sky made Thomson the initial manufacturer of its set-top boxes when it launched its high-definition TV service, so it's good to see that the prolific TV maker is now producing screens that are high-def compatible
The 37in screen size is really growing on us. It strikes just the right balance between film-enhancing size and not overwhelming your living-room. Take Thomson's new 37PB220S4.
Having arrived fashionably late at the LCD party, Thomson has been standing aloof and looking rather cool for some time. Its previous models in the now-established Scenium range have impressed stylistically
Last issue we saw Thomson follow up a couple of small LCDs with a reasonably successful 30in model. This was the 30LCDB03BK. But a month's a long time in home cinema, so we thought we'd better revisit it to see how it holds up against this month's rivals.
Although it's far from a familiar screen size, 30in TVs undoubtedly have a part to play in the LCD world. Mainly on the grounds of affordability, 32in LCD TVs tend to cost more - relative to their 30in brethren - than the extra two inches of screen...