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  1. Toshiba HD-XE1 review

    Toshiba HD-XE1 review

    10  

    Earlier this year, we enthused about the HD-E1 - the UK's most affordable high-def player. Now we've got our hands on its bigger brother, the HD-XE1. If you thought the HD-E1 was good, get ready to be blown away

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    Sony RDR-HXD860 review

    Sony RDR-HXD860 review

    8  

    Sony takes Freeview to the next level with a HDD DVD recorder that can automatically records all of the programmes in a series at the push of a button. It's not quite Sky, but it's getting there

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    Toshiba HD-E1K review

    Toshiba HD-E1K review

    10  

    After months of delays, including one final one in December apparently caused by a 'minor reliability issue with an outsourced LSI component', the UK's debut standalone HD DVD player, Toshiba's HD-E1K, is here

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    JVC DR-MH300 review

    JVC DR-MH300 review

    8  

    This JVC's predecessor, the DR-MH200, proved a bit of a disappointment. It wasn't that it was a bad deck - far from it - but it made the fundamental error of eschewing an RGB Scart input.

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    Sony RDR-HXD860 review

    Sony RDR-HXD860 review

    8  

    There has often been a trade off in features for the price when itcomes to recording digital TV. You can opt for subscription-based recorders such as Sky or TV Drive with sophisticated features but ongoing costs

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    Helios X5000 review

    Helios X5000 review

    6  

    The Helios X5000 is a flexible piece of audio-visual hardware, managing to combine a multi-region DVD player with multimedia network streaming client in a box that resembles that of a high-end CD player

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    Samsung BD-P1000 review

    Samsung BD-P1000 review

    8  

    Samsung's BD-P1000, the world's first Blu-ray disc player, has been the focus of attention since it was launched in the US a few short months ago. Blu-ray promises stunning high-definition pictures and sound...

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    Panasonic DMP-BD10 review

    Panasonic DMP-BD10 review

    8  

    At last all the talking is done, and the first next-generation, high definition DVD players are actually here. Both Samsung's BD-P1000 and this player use Blu-ray technology, giving the format a handy 'first out of the traps' advantage over rival HD DVD

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    Panasonic DMP-BD10 review

    Panasonic DMP-BD10 review

    8  

    For various reasons, high definition discs have arrived with more of a whimper than a bang. The format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD and constant launch delays have all conspired to dent the public's enthusiasm for high definition on a disc.

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    Samsung BD-P1000 review

    Samsung BD-P1000 review

    8  

    After years of development, Blu-ray has finally arrived. Samsung is the first brand to get a player into UK stores, followed closely by Panasonic and about a month in advance of Toshiba's rival HD DVD format

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    Samsung BDP-1000 review

    Samsung BDP-1000 review

    8  

    We liked Toshiba's HD DVD deck, the HD-XA1, a lot, with certain reservations. Now the rival high-definition platform, Blu-ray, enters the arena with Samsung's BDP-1000.

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    Sony Blu-Ray recorder BDZ-S77 review

     

    When Sony launched the world's first Blu-Ray DVD recorder at a quiet Tokyo press conference recently, it could hardly have been more understated. Sony PR staff told us they had no fixed expectations for sales and, a few weeks later, when we finally had a chance to review the BDZ-S77 for ourselves, they remained tight-lipped about how many units had actually been sold.

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    Kaleidescape System 3000 review

    10  

    Do you have trouble pinning down that elusive DVD when your busy schedule finally allows you time to view it? Well, if you've got the brass - all twenty-five grand (upwards!) of it - the Kaleidescape may well be the solution to your problem.

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    Toshiba SD-34VB review

    8  

    On the surface, this Toshiba looks pretty basic, offering as it does the popular combination of VHS recording and DVD playback. However, it boasts a couple of unique features that put the competition to shame

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