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  1. Pioneer PDP-508XD review

    Pioneer PDP-508XD review

    10  

    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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    Pioneer PDP-428XD review

    Pioneer PDP-428XD review

    10  

    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

    8  

    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

    8  

    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

    10  

    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

    8  

    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

    10  

    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

    8  

    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

    8  

    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

    8  

    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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    Hitachi P42T01 review

    Hitachi P42T01 review

    8  

    The P42T01 is the latest in a long line of Hitachi plasmas to offer a wealth of features for a low price, and at around £750 online it's the company's most affordable set to date.

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    Samsung PS50Q97HD review

    Samsung PS50Q97HD review

    10  

    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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    Panasonic TH-42PZ700 review

    Panasonic TH-42PZ700 review

    10  

    Panasonic is one of the few remaining plasma champions; more fool the competition if sets like this are anything to go by. Decked out in elegant gloss black, this full HD digital television is a hymn to all that is good about gas

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    LG 20LS3R review

    LG 20LS3R review

    8  

    It was perhaps asking too much for a TV with the most unusual design in recent memory to offer unbeatable picture quality, but LG comes close with the 20LS3R. Its unique styling centres on its gloss black desktop stand.

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    Pioneer PDP-428XD review

    Pioneer PDP-428XD review

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    Back in December What HDTV was lucky enough to sneak a peek at Pioneer's top-secret new plasma TVs. A viewing of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith in high definition revealed hitherto unseen levels of realism and detail.

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    Philips 50PF7521D review

    Philips 50PF7521D review

    8  

    We expected the £1,300 barrier for a 50in plasma TV to be broken by the likes of Goodmans, Bush or Hyundai. Yet here we have the £1,299 50PF7521D and it sports no less a name than Philips.

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    Hitachi P42T01 review

    Hitachi P42T01 review

    8  

    The P42T01 is one of the most affordable plasma TVs on the market and, remarkably, Hitachi hasn't skimped on features to reach such an attractive price point.

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    Fujitsu P50XHA58EB review

    Fujitsu P50XHA58EB review

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    Aside from looking pretty in its piano black bezel, the P50XHA58EB doesn't make the greatest first impression. For starters, there's the rather scary £3,300 emblazoned across its price ticket. You don't even get built-in speakers!

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    Toshiba 37X3030 review

    Toshiba 37X3030 review

    8  

    The 37X3030 wears its main attractions very much on its sleeve. It's a full HD 37in LCD TV that costs only £1,000 - the price you'd expect to pay on a same-size HD Ready TV. But does it have anything else to commend it?

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    Sony KDL-26S2010 review

    Sony KDL-26S2010 review

    8  

    This is one of the more expensive models on test, not that you can tell. Armed with a single HDMI input, Sony's addition to its burgeoning Bravia range of LCD TVs is Scrooge-like in its provisions.

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    Sharp LC-37RD2E review

    Sharp LC-37RD2E review

    6  

    This is the only TV in the group test to use 100Hz image processing, which doubles the usual TV scanning rate to eliminate LCD's bugbear of juddery motion.

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    Sharp LC-26SD1E review

    Sharp LC-26SD1E review

    8  

    Producer of some of the finest LCD TVs of late, Sharp has a new 26in offering, which is rather an understated affair. Gone is the metallic look of old, replaced here by the gloss black that is becoming standard in flatscreen circles.

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    Samsung LE32R87BD review

    Samsung LE32R87BD review

    10  

    If sales are the ultimate compliment to a product's designers then Samsung's LCD team can rest on its laurels. But while the public buy its TVs in spades, reviews have been more favourable for Samsung's competitors.

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    Panasonic TX-26LMD70 review

    Panasonic TX-26LMD70 review

    10  

    Sometimes we wonder if we should change the name of What HDTV to What Panasonic such has been the quality of the brand's HD-ready TVs during the past few years.

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