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  1. Sharp LC32AD5E review

    Sharp LC32AD5E review

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    The LC32AD5E is Sharp’s current entry-level, HD Ready set with no frills and an appealing price.

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    Hitachi P50-XR01 review

    Hitachi P50-XR01 review

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    TVs with built-in hard disk recorders are like buses: you wait an absolute eternity for one to arrive and then loads turn up at once. Hot on the heels of Loewe's Individual Compose 40 comes Hitachi's new giant, the P50-XR01, complete with 250GB hard-disk drive.

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    Toshiba 42Z3030 review

    Toshiba 42Z3030 review

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    Although it's done just about enough to sneak the occasional victory in one or two recent LCD group tests, Toshiba's range hasn't advanced quite as far from its predecessors as we might have hoped.

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    Fujitsu P55XHA51WSB review

    Fujitsu P55XHA51WSB review

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    Plasma pioneer Fujitsu is the brand of choice for most of the custom install industry. By positioning itself away from the hurly-burly of most TV high-street action, it's managed to protect itself from the chaos of falling prices. But a consequence is that it's probably not the first brand most of us think of when we think PDP - a shame, as Fujitsu has produced some very nice displays over the years.

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    HANNspree JT01-32E2 review

    HANNspree JT01-32E2 review

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    HANNspree has a decent reputation for affordable digital gear and this is its latest attempt to crack the budget LCD market.The JT01-32E2-000G also goes by the slightly more manageable 'XV32' designation, and is admirably well specified given its price, with an HD Ready resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and a brace of HDMI inputs chief among its assets.

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    Hitachi 37LD9700 review

    Hitachi 37LD9700 review

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    Hitachi has always been better known for its top-class plasma screens than for LCD TVs, but the Japanese company has put a great deal of effort into developing this 37in HD-ready model.

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    Panasonic TH-65PZ700 review

    Panasonic TH-65PZ700 review

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    Having recently returned from the ‘world’s largest’ consumer electronics show, where I observed a selection of self-styled ‘world’s largest’ flatscreen TVs, I have an embarrassing secret to reveal. When I first laid my eyes on this 65in plasma there was a brief moment when I thought, ‘what a tiddly telly’.

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    Sony KDL-20S2030 review

    Sony KDL-20S2030 review

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    This 20in LCD set from Sony is one of an increasing number to boast HD-ready specs, which means you can get crisp hi-def pictures in the bedroom, kitchen or anywhere you like.

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    Toshiba 40XF355D review

    Toshiba 40XF355D review

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    Although hanging a flatpanel TV on the wall of your living room is a mouthwatering prospect, the number of buyers doing just that is low.

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    HANNspree HANNSvibe review

    HANNspree HANNSvibe review

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    The HANNSvibe is so quintessentially 1960s in appearance we were expecting to see images of the Fab Four flickering in the Test Labs, along with a 60s 007.

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    Samsung LE-52M87BD review

    Samsung LE-52M87BD review

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    If you're looking for a TV which has style at its core, you have to consider one from Samsung. And the brand's new flagship LCD TV, the 52in LE-52M87BD, certainly fits that bill.

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    Panasonic TX-32LXD70 review

    Panasonic TX-32LXD70 review

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    Like Bond, Panasonic’s TX-32LXD70 is jacketed in a sleek, black tuxedo and boasts an arsenal of sophisticated features that would make Q jump for joy. It’s proof positive that despite the company’s love for plasma, it knows how to create an outstanding 32in LCD TV as well.

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    LG 20LS3R review

    LG 20LS3R review

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    Surrounded by Identikit flatscreen TVs, LG’s 20LS3R certainly stands out from the crowd. The upturned C-shape stand is a dramatic stylistic departure from the majority of TVs’ footprints, acting as a counterpoint to this 20in LCD TV’s gloss-black looks.

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    Philips 32PFL9632D review

    Philips 32PFL9632D review

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    The first thing to say about the Philips 32PFL9632D is that, really, all the new technology it offers deserves to debut on something rather bigger. But the second thing to say about it is that even at 32in, the technology delivers. In spades.

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    Sony KDL-32D3000 review

    Sony KDL-32D3000 review

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    As befits the first HDTV out of Sony’s stable to use 24p technology, the high-definition pictures that the KDL-32D3000 dishes up are of a very high quality.

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    Panasonic TX-26LMD70 review

    Panasonic TX-26LMD70 review

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    In the LCD TV Premier League, Panasonic is undoubtedly the champion. Loved by the public and critics alike, its flatpanel TVs consistently finish at the top of the table when it comes to picture quality and feature lists.

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    Panasonic TX-37LZD70 review

    Panasonic TX-37LZD70 review

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    Hang on a minute! We’d swear blind that Panasonic is a prime exponent of the ‘LCD technology is of little use on screens larger than 32in’ school of thought.

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    Evesham Alqemi 32SX review

    Evesham Alqemi 32SX review

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    Like alchemists of yore, we’re convinced that Evesham has employed wizards to create its none-more-affordable Alqemi range of LCD TVs: it has certainly succeeded in turning base materials into gold.

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    Samsung LE26R87 review

    Samsung LE26R87 review

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    Samsung’s knack for churning out some of the most fabulous-looking LCD TVs in town is peerless. The LE26R87 is no different, sporting a gorgeous glossy black finish with a cheeky silver trim and a curved bottom section, resulting in the kind of TV that’ll make your mates’ jaws hit the floor.

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    Sharp LC-26SD1E review

    Sharp LC-26SD1E review

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    Sharp has abandoned the space-age silver design of previous Aquos LCDs, but the company still knows how to make a TV look good. Like most other TV manufacturers it’s embraced the black finish, which gives the LC26SD1E a moody, understated look that effuses class.

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    Sharp Aquos LC-46XD1E review

    Sharp Aquos LC-46XD1E review

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    After letting a few rivals steal a march on it, Sharp is getting its LCD TV act very much back together. Our evidence? The huge improvements made over anything Sharp has done before as witnessed in the LC-42XD1E, and even more so by the company’s new LC-46XD1E we’re looking at today.

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    Sharp LC-52XD1E review

    Sharp LC-52XD1E review

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    We’ve already seen and thoroughly enjoyed 42in and 46in models from Sharp’s potent new XD1E range. But today we’re stretching Sharp’s talents to a whole new dimension with the massive 52in 52XD1E – one of the UK’s biggest commercially available LCD TVs.

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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 (although we recommend 26in and above), 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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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    The bottom line of any HD-ready TV is how well it delivers high definition pictures – pure and simple. And in those terms, the Hitachi 32LD9700 is an unqualified success.

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    Toshiba 20W330D review

    Toshiba 20W330D review

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    Toshiba’s latest largescreen LCD sets are currently earning rave reviews, so we’re hoping some of that quality has filtered down to the £450 20W330D.

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