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  1. 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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    LG 32LT75 review

    LG 32LT75 review

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    IDTVs have become the norm on the high street, but IDTVs with built-in PVR functionality are few and far between, with Humax, Sanyo, Hitachi and now LG so far dipping their toes in the water.

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    Panasonic TH-42PZ70 review

    Panasonic TH-42PZ70 review

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    A heck of a lot goes into a plasma TV picture. The gas that gets charged to give each cell its illumination, the electrodes that provide that charge, the phosphor array that gives the resulting light colour, the surrounding walls that stop the gas escaping…

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    LG 42LT75 review

    LG 42LT75 review

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    LG’s 42LT75 is the UK’s first TV to meet the Freeview Playback standard, offering digital recording, similar to Sky+, but with the Freeview broadcast service. So should Sky be quaking in its boots?

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    Yamaha RX-V3800 review

    Yamaha RX-V3800 review

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    From the perspective of a reviewer, 2007 was like one huge party. New, exciting toys just kept on arriving. The AV performance envelope was not only pushed, it was been sealed up, stamped and sent into the stratosphere.

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    Panasonic TH-42PX70 review

    Panasonic TH-42PX70 review

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    This screen is comfortably the cheapest 42in plasma we’ve ever seen from Panasonic. Which is great, of course, provided we don’t find that too many corners have had to be cut to reach the sub-£1k price.

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    Toshiba 42C3030 review

    Toshiba 42C3030 review

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    Having tended to stick to the upper slopes of the LCD TV market, Toshiba’s C series marks an effort to grab a chunk of the entry-level end of things. And although smaller C models haven’t impressed, the 42C3030 fits the budget bill nicely.

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    Samsung PS42Q97HD review

    Samsung PS42Q97HD review

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    Samsung’s PS42Q97HD is ahead of the game when it comes to connections, offering three HDMIs where most of its rivals can only manage two.

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    LG 42LF66 review

    LG 42LF66 review

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    The comely form of LG's 42LF66 is another LCD representative in this epic battle, and it wastes no time in reminding us of one of the technology'skey strengths: resolution. On board is a full HD pixel count of 1,920 x 1,080, something 42in plasma TVs find seriously hard to accomplish.

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    Sanyo CE47FD51 review

    Sanyo CE47FD51 review

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    It’s hard to know where you stand with Sanyo. Just when you think you’ve got the company pegged as the last word in cheap and cheerful kit, it surprises you with something spectacularly ambitious – like the aggressively priced, full HD CE47FD51.

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    Polaroid TLU-03723B review

    Polaroid TLU-03723B review

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    Polaroid, the brand most famous for producing those instant cameras so popular with partygoers and pranksters, has branched out into LCD televisions. The TLU-03723B is an ultra affordable set and looks that way, with a flimsy and unattractive chassis of mattblack plastic, but no-one’s ever won five stars just for being pretty.

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