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  1. Sharp LC-46X20E review

    Sharp LC-46X20E review

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    Just as Full HD televisions are emerging as a mainstream product, Sharp has knocked out a ‘budget version’. However, to keep costs low, this particular screen dispenses with the current buzzword in LCD TV technology, '100Hz processing'

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    Samsung PS-63P76FD review

    Samsung PS-63P76FD review

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    Samsung currently lays claim to a sizeable amount of flatscreen territory. It has planted its flag in the super-continent that is mainstream LCD and has been a pragmatic supplier of populist plasmas. Now it wants a piece of the big-screen plasma pie

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    Toshiba 47WLT66 review

    Toshiba 47WLT66 review

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    Finding a TV with more on-paper appeal than Toshiba's 47WLT66 is a struggle. Aside from the attraction of a 47-inch screen, it employs an HD-loving 1920x1080 pixel count, and comes from the same range as Toshiba's acclaimed 42WLT66.

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    Toshiba 40XF355D review

    Toshiba 40XF355D review

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    The smallest Full HD TV in this group test, don't think that Toshiba's 40XF355D is the runt of the litter: it's a work of art in more ways than one. The £1,700 40XF355D boasts the world's slimmest bezel, which makes this 40in LCD TV look like an art exhibit.

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    Vivadi Saturn HD50 review

    Vivadi Saturn HD50 review

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    Those after an all-in-one home entertainment package should look no further than this gas giant. The HD50 is a one stop media shop, comprising a 50in plasma TV, a Media Center PC, and a surround sound amplifier, all costing a cool £6,000.

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    Fujitsu P50XHA58EBb review

    Fujitsu P50XHA58EBb review

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    What's in a letter? The lower case letter at the end of this CI-friendly 50in plasma screen may look insignificant, but it packs one hell of a punch. It signifies that this Fujitsu TV has been tweaked for greatness - a quality that the P50XHA58EBb has in spades.

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    Sharp LC-46XD1E review

    Sharp LC-46XD1E review

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    Sharp wades into this battle of the big boys all guns blazing with this 46-incher - a gem of a Full HD LCD TV. It's made all the more glittering by the two grand pricetag and has only a couple of niggles to its name.

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    LG 47LY95 review

    LG 47LY95 review

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    LG's largest Full HD LCD TV to date, the 47in 47LY95, is as big on design flourishes as it is on pixel count, but there are some picture issues that are impossible to ignore, even at £1,700.

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    Toshiba 40XF355D review

    Toshiba 40XF355D review

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    Toshiba has resurrected its slim design for its XF series of LCD TVs where the black gloss bezel measures a mere 23mm. This not only makes it look exceptionally stylish, but also increases the perceived screen size and makes it remarkably compact

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    Fujitsu P50XHA58EBB review

    Fujitsu P50XHA58EBB review

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    Fujitsu has carved itself a unique niche in the bigscreen plasma market. By targeting specialist installers and the custom install trade with highly-tuneable monitors, it has avoided much of the market volatility that has destabilised rival PDP brands like Hitachi and Pioneer.

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    Vivadi Saturn HD50 review

    Vivadi Saturn HD50 review

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    This stunning all-in-one entertainment system from UK company Vivadi comprises a 50in plasma TV (PL5001), a Media Center PC and the AM3100 surround sound amplifier.

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    Fujitsu P50XHA58EBb review

    Fujitsu P50XHA58EBb review

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    It's a tough world in TV land right now, and you need to adapt to survive. Cue Fujitsu taking the relatively unusual step of revisiting one of its existing plasma models, the P50XHA58EB, and adding an extra little 'b' on the end to signify that it's been through the tweaking machine.

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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, that technology delivers. In spades.

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    HANNspree XV32 review

    HANNspree XV32 review

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    This 32in LCD set from Taiwanese brand HANNspree caters for those people who don't need (or can't afford) loads of flashy, cutting-edge features. The stripped-down spec means the XV32 retails for just £359

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    Philips 32PFL9632D review

    Philips 32PFL9632D review

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    This LCD set could just be the most feature-heavy 32-incher we've ever seen. It showcases all of the television technology that Philips has been beavering away at for the last couple of years

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    Panasonic TX-37LZD70 review

    Panasonic TX-37LZD70 review

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    Whatever spin Panasonic might try to put on it, the TX-37LZD70 is a bit of a poisoned chalice. For, as a 37in TV using LCD technology, it flies in the face of all the arguments Panasonic has ever put to us about how LCD is no good for screens in excess of 32in.

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    LG 47LY95 review

    LG 47LY95 review

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    This probably sounds a bit weird, but to us there seems something rather untidy about the 47in screen size. It just sounds too random, too much as if it's been developed merely to give a 'mine's bigger than yours', two-fingered salute to the more common 46in size.

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    Pioneer PDP-LX608D review

    Pioneer PDP-LX608D review

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    The first wave of Kuro's have won acclaim worldwide, so what should we expect from this newly arrived 60in model? Perhaps it's sufficient just to say that this is probably one of the most accomplished TVs in the world

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    Samsung LE40M86BD/87BD review

    Samsung LE40M86BD/87BD review

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    We live in an age where competition between established CE marques and ascendant Chinese manufacturers has now become so intense that each is trying to outdo the other with fancy-sounding proprietary technologies

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    Sony KDL-32D3000 review

    Sony KDL-32D3000 review

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    32in LCDs are now popular choices, offering a lot of screen for little outlay (both financially and in space terms). So much, in fact, that they're rapidly becoming commodities rather than luxury lifestyle products.

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    Pioneer PDP-508XD review

    Pioneer PDP-508XD review

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    Pioneer calls its new plasma TVs 'Kuro', as Kuro is Japanese for black. Not because they're dressed in gorgeous high gloss black (though they are), but rather because Pioneer says they deliver the finest black level performance - by miles - of any flat TV

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    Toshiba 37X3030 review

    Toshiba 37X3030 review

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    Usually we aren't particularly bothered about how much things cost. Not because we've got more money than sense or anything - it's just that our love of AV is such that we find ourselves reluctant to compromise on performance standards to save a few bob.

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    Sharp LC-42XD1E review

    Sharp LC-42XD1E review

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    Most manufacturers' new ranges of TVs seem like simply a gentle progression from what they've produced before. But on the evidence of the LC-42XD1E, there's a full-blown revolution taking place at Sharp HQ

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    Pioneer PDP-428XD review

    Pioneer PDP-428XD review

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    When we looked at Pioneer's 50in PDP-508XD plasma recently, we didn't just find it good: we found it positively revolutionary. So our expectations for the 42in version of the TV are understandably sky high

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    JVC LT-42DA8BJ review

    JVC LT-42DA8BJ review

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    You don't have to look hard to spot the 42DA8BJ's main claim to fame. It's a 42in LCD TV that costs just £1,000. But is it really as great value as it appears? It's nothing special to look at, certainly.

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