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  1. Sharp LC-46X8E review

    Sharp LC-46X8E review

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    Exclusively available through John Lewis, Sharp’s 46in X8E LCD TV is a development of the B20 Aquos range, incorporating all the same technology, but with a larger screensize and a smaller physical footprint.

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    LG 42LG6000 review

    LG 42LG6000 review

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    Does everyone in South Korea own a really handsome TV, or what? For not only have we got the aesthetic delights of Samsung’s A656 series, but we’re also getting bowled over by Korean rival LG’s 42LG6000.

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    Toshiba 40ZF355DB review

    Toshiba 40ZF355DB review

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    If you’d love to have a 40in TV but don’t think you’ve got the space for it, check out this model from Toshiba. This amazing-looking 40in set employs Toshiba’s Picture Frame technology to deliver a bezel measuring just 23mm across. This means that not only do you end up with a stunningly stylish screen that seems almost to hang freely in space, but you also get a 40in TV that occupies the same area as a typical 37in model.

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    Hyundai VVUON Q400 review

    Hyundai VVUON Q400 review

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    Like its Korean compatriots, LG and Samsung, Hyundai is still producing both plasma and liquid crystal screens, and this LCD TV is part of its Vvuon series. Although its list price sounds rather high, it does include some novel extra features that you’ll do well to find on rival offerings.

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    Toshiba 32XV505DB review

    Toshiba 32XV505DB review

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    Full HD televisions have gone from being a niche concern to mainstream must-haves in what seems like minutes. Toshiba's new 1080p machine looks to iron out an arguable recent dip in its usually impeccable flatscreen form by matching uncompromising spec within killer styling.

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    Sony KDL-46W4000 review

    Sony KDL-46W4000 review

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    This 46in Bravia LCD is all about eye-candy whether you’re watching TV or not. The W4000 features a design concept dubbed ‘draw the LINE’ – no, I have no idea what it means either.

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    Panasonic TX-32LXD85 review

    Panasonic TX-32LXD85 review

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    Common wisdom has it that for a TV to grab the public eye these days it needs to be Full HD and stunningly designed. But Panasonic’s TX-32LXD85 is neither of these things. So, what’s this TV’s pulling power?

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    HANNspree XV42 AT review

    HANNspree XV42 AT review

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    With a cold wind blowing through the nation’s ever-shallower pockets, those of us who can’t resist the allure of a big flat telly are looking to save a few pennies. A timely arrival, then, for the latest bigscreen from HANNspree, complete with bargain basement pricing.

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    Toshiba 32CV505DB review

    Toshiba 32CV505DB review

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    We’ve been frustrated by Toshiba recently: some of its flat TVs made us happy, but others were seriously lacking. So it’s with trepidation that we set up its latest 32in TV – especially as it’s from the budget end of Toshiba’s new LCD range.

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    LG 47LG6000 Scarlet LCD review

    LG 47LG6000 Scarlet LCD review

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    If you’ve seen the ad campaign for LG’s Scarlet, you could be forgiven for assuming – like a bunch of US celebrities who were fooled into attending the launch – that it was a TV series, or even a person. But it’s not; it’s a range of TVs – with bright red backs. But is it all style and no substance?

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    LG 52LG5000 review

    LG 52LG5000 review

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    It may not be part of LG’s much-hyped new Scarlet range, but the 52LG5000 still deserves to make big-screen headlines

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    Sharp Aquos LC-26D44E LCD TV review

    Sharp Aquos LC-26D44E LCD TV review

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    The neat little Sharp LC26D44EBK is currently the smallest HD Ready Aquos that Sharp UK sells. Available in shiny grey or glossy black its 26-inch screen size makes it an ideal second TV. Hook it up to a DVD player in your bedroom, perhaps, or plug it into a PlayStation 3.

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    LG 22LS4D review

    LG 22LS4D review

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    Arguably one of the nicest looking sets in its class, the LG 22LS4D is very easy to use. The Korean company's colourful and clear menus are a joy to navigate and make getting up and running, as well as tailoring the picture, an absolute doddle.

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    Sharp LC-20AD5E review

    Sharp LC-20AD5E review

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    Whether you prefer this set's pictures or those of its rivals largely boils down to personal preference. Where others may be warm and natural, the LC-20AD5E is precise and exacting. While other sets may lay claim to a slightly richer, more cinematic image, the Sharp has them licked in terms of detail resolution and general stability.

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    Sony KDL-23B4050 review

    Sony KDL-23B4050 review

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    The Sony’s idiosyncratic, stand-free design and gunmetal finish is bound to attract and repel people in equal measure, but it deserves to be judged on what’s underneath that exterior.

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    Samsung LE32A558 review

    Samsung LE32A558 review

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    If you're not full HD these days, you'd better be pretty and if you're really trying to turn some heads, make sure you're both. Samsung's LE32A588 is surprisingly slinky for a 'conventional' LCD television. The sparse frame is decked out sumptuously in piano-black gloss and the edges of the screen surround are subtly rolled, softening the set's profile.

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    Goodmans GTVL19W17HDVF review

    Goodmans GTVL19W17HDVF review

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    Aimed squarely at the bedroom or kitchen, this one-stop entertainment system is remarkably well connected for something so apparently self-contained, with HDMI, component and Scart providing more than enough socketry to make it a viable stand-in TV for the main room, and a USB and card reader handling your multimedia needs

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    Sharp LC-26AD5E review

    Sharp LC-26AD5E review

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    The features on the Sharp LC-26AD5E have been trimmed to keep the price down and, while hardly show-stopping, the basics are all here. The HD Ready 1,366 x 768- pixel panel is coupled with two HDMI inputs, which is a decent return for the cash. Delve into the set’s set-up menus and you’ll discover a black level booster and a digital noise reduction engine, but we’d hardly call that top-brand picture processing.

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    Samsung LE23R87BDX review

    Samsung LE23R87BDX review

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    Sporting a brace of HDMIs, rather than the standard issue single input is a fast way into anyone’s affections.

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    Samsung PS50P96FD review

    Samsung PS50P96FD review

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    After waiting far too long for Full HD plasmas to appear, they're now starting to become commonplace. The only remaining problem is their high price when compared with Full HD LCD TVs. All hail Samsung's £1,900 latest, then...

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    Sharp LC32D44 review

    Sharp LC32D44 review

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    At last we have a LCD TV that’s designed as much for everyday Freeview as it is for the new era of high definition. Sharp’s latest screen is also one of its cheapest and while it lacks the style of sets further up its Aquos line-up, the LC32D44E is ideally set-up for any forward-thinking living room.

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    Philips 32PFL7762D review

    Philips 32PFL7762D review

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    First of all, check out the price tag - a supremely affordable £600. And nestling amongst the Philips 32PFL7762D's cute retro design are no less than three HDMI sockets - all built to the latest v1.3 standard for Deep Colour compatibility too. This TV really is going beyond the budget flatscreen call of duty.

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    Sony KDL-40D3500 review

    Sony KDL-40D3500 review

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    Reviewing Sony’s TVs lately has been very much a hit and miss affair. Over the past year the brand’s standards have been all over the shop. And its connections don’t get off to the best start, offering only a duo of HDMIs. At least these are capable of receiving 1080p/24fps feeds from Blu-ray players.

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    Panasonic TH-58PZ700B review

    Panasonic TH-58PZ700B review

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    Enthusiasts of TV techno-bling troubled by the sheer choice of 50-,52- , 60- and 65in screens now have a new configuration to ponder: 58in. More than some, less than others. Actually, the size transpires to be a great fit for plasma-king Panasonic.

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    Samsung PS50P69FD review

    Samsung PS50P69FD review

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    Like a fine wine, a business class flight  and an original mono copy of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band (in mint condition, naturally) 50in plasma screens have always had that air of exclusivity about them, forcing us poor folk to press our noses against the shop window like Dickensian urchins. Well, you can now pull away your hooter from the glass, as Samsung’s offering is defiantly breaking rank.  

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