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  1. Sanyo CE37LD81-B review

    Sanyo CE37LD81-B review

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    Thirty-seven inches of LCD gives you a set pitched somewhere between a standard living room goggle-box and the kind of giganto-screen favoured by hardcore movie freaks and professional footballers.

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    JVC LT-42DV8BJ review

    JVC LT-42DV8BJ review

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    The latest fad in the flat TV world at the moment is undoubtedly 100Hz - and with good reason. For the process of doubling the usual PAL scanning frequency has been proven to ingeniously avoid LCD technology's infamous problems with resolution loss over moving objects.

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    Samsung LE46F86 review

    Samsung LE46F86 review

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    The LE46F86BD is particularly significant because it features Samsung's debut take on the 100Hz trend now sweeping the LCD world. And one simple fact becomes immediately, blindingly obvious: the set's picture quality is really superb

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    Sony KDL-20S2030 review

    Sony KDL-20S2030 review

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    Sony's Bravias have carved a name for themselves, but they have yet to become established as small screen saviours. That's about to change. This 20in LCD TV is not only HD Ready, but it also provides benchmark picture quality

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    Panasonic TH-50PZ700 review

    Panasonic TH-50PZ700 review

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    The technical difficulties of squeezing 1920 x 1080 plasma cells into a screen smaller than 65in have meant that before now we've only seen one Full HD 50in plasma TV: Pioneer's PDP-5000EX waltzing in at a cool £6,000

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    Toshiba 37X3030 review

    Toshiba 37X3030 review

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    The 37X3030 is part of Toshiba's 'step-up' new LCD range, meaning that, like Sharp's 37XD1E, it's a Full HD model. But 1920 x 1080 pixels does not necessarily make a great TV, so let's see what else it has up its sleeve

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    Toshiba 23W330 review

    Toshiba 23W330 review

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    Most HD Ready TVs are at least 26in in size for the simple reason that on anything smaller the benefits of high definition are not thought to be detectable by our eyes. This makes the appearance of an HDMI socket and an HD Ready badge on this 23in LCD TV somewhat of an anomaly.

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    Sharp LC-37XD1E review

    Sharp LC-37XD1E review

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    With an abundance of 1080-line material now available from the likes of Sky HD, Blu-ray and HD DVD, there's a growing demand for TVs with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Sharp's LC-37XD1E recognises this need, boasting a Full HD resolution and the ability to display 1080p content in its native form.

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    Samsung LE-37R87BDX review

    Samsung LE-37R87BDX review

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    Finding any sort of 37in flat TV for £900 is a cause for celebration. So finding one as feature-heavy and pretty as the Samsung LE37R87BDX almost warrants a national holiday

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    Loewe Modus L 37 review

    Loewe Modus L 37 review

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    Normally we don't have anything against premium-priced products as such. All we want is to find a little something extra for our money, and we're happy. Which is precisely why Loewe's £1,700 Modus L 37 makes us frown

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    JVC LT-46DZ7BJ review

    JVC LT-46DZ7BJ review

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    This is JVC's first Full HD LCD TV and aims to catch the attention of those who demand the top spec. The screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 only tells part of the story, however - this TV actually can't accept a 1080p signal

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    Hitachi 50PT01 review

    Hitachi 50PT01 review

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    Hitachi has done some classic plasma TVs in its time, thanks to a combination of top quality images and aggressive prices. So we're excited by the brand's latest 50in model, especially as it's just £1,500

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    Panasonic TH-50PX70 review

    Panasonic TH-50PX70 review

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    The all-black TH-50PX70 is distinguished from previous Panasonic TVs by the image processing power it packs under the name Viera V-Real2.

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    Pioneer PDP-508XD review

    Pioneer PDP-508XD review

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    No speakers and no stand for £2,700 make Pioneer's new 50in plasma very expensive. But it may seem fairer if, as Pioneer claims, the 508XD redefines flat TV pictures

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    Samsung PS50Q97HD review

    Samsung PS50Q97HD review

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    Samsung is pretty good at making LCD TVs, and you punters agree as you buy enough of them. So, having planted some deep roots with LCD, Samsung now turns its hand to the bigscreen market with this 50in plasma TV.

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    Pioneer PDP-428XD review

    Pioneer PDP-428XD review

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    We have already been wowed by Pioneer's new 8th-generation 50in plasma TV, the KURO PDP-508XD, so we jumped at the chance to find out if the new technology that helped make the 508XD's pictures so stunning delivers as much impact on the 42in PDP-428XD.In case you're wondering, 'KURO' is Japanese for 'black'.

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    LG 60PF95 review

    LG 60PF95 review

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    The 60PF95's distinctive design comes from LG's Chocolate mobile phone, notable mostly for its snazzy keypad that glows when touched. The same style has been used to devastating effect on this 60in TV, which features a cluster of glowing touchpanel controls at the bottom of its gloss black frame.

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    Toshiba 37C3030 review

    Toshiba 37C3030 review

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    Toshiba's C3030 range didn't really get off to a flying start with the 32in model, with its irritatingly bumbling execution of hi-def pictures. So, you can forgive us for not being over the moon at the prospect of getting to grips with Toshiba's latest instalment of this entry level series of LCD TVs, the 37in 37C3030.

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    Toshiba 23W330D review

    Toshiba 23W330D review

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    Contrary to popular belief, hi-def isn't just intended for plasma TVs the size of a house. The extra detail on offer also makes a difference on small screens under 26in, which is why more and more manufacturers are putting HDMIs and hi-def resolution panels inside 23in, 20in and even 15in LCD sets.

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    Sony KDL-32D3000 review

    Sony KDL-32D3000 review

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    One of the best things about Blu-ray and HD DVD is the fact that movies can now be watched at their original speed of 24 frames per second (24fps). DVD movies are run up to four per cent in order to be displayed correctly on our TVs

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    Philips 32PFL5522D review

    Philips 32PFL5522D review

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    While not among the top models in Philips new range, the 32PFL5522D does come with some nifty features like Pixel Plus and a pair of HDMIs. OK, so you don't get the all-new Perfect Pixel HD Engine processing or the eye-catching Ambilight backlighting system - but then this TV costs a mere £460.

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    Panasonic TX-32LXD700 review

    Panasonic TX-32LXD700 review

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    Panasonic 32in TVs are like buses: wait for one and a couple come along at once. There's an entry level Panasonic - the TX-32LMD70 - that kicks its £700 price tag into the dirt, but the HD-ready TX-32LXD700, Panasonic's new flagship LCD TV, is even more cause for rejoicing

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    Panasonic TX-32LMD70 review

    Panasonic TX-32LMD70 review

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    The mantelpiece round at Panasonic HQ must be at breaking point, considering the number of accolades that have gone its way. So, with the arrival of the neat-looking TX-32LMD70, is the manufacturer going to walk away with yet another gong?

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    JVC LT-32DA8BJ review

    JVC LT-32DA8BJ review

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    If we've grumbled at the price of JVC LCD TVs in the past, we're eating our words at the sight of the manufacturer's entry to this group test: the LT-32DA8BJ weighs in at a slender £700, which is exceptionally good value.

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    Humax LP32-TDR1 review

    Humax LP32-TDR1 review

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    The Humax 32in LP32-TDR1 has an unfair advantage over its rivals: it comes with a built-in hard disk drive (HDD) and two digital TV tuners.The implications of this are far-reaching in the flatscreen world, as it ups the ante as to what we expect an HDTV to deliver

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