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LG Eyes OLED Throne

In NZ, LG is promoting its 2019 range of OLED TVs with sponsorship of Three’s Saturday night Star Wars season. But in the US the company has seized upon the heightened interest in Game of Thrones’ controversial final season with this clever promotion: It capitalises on the furore over the epic episode, The Long Night, […]

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Samsung Will Be First With 8K

Samsung will be the first TV manufacturer to offer 8K models in NZ. The full 8K and 4K range was unveiled today at the company’s Southeast Asia and Oceania Forum in Singapore. Pricing won’t be as fierce as tech vets might have expected, given what the first consumer plasma and OLED TV initially sold for, but […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New Sony OLED Due in October

Sony NZ is promoting October’s release of its A9F OLED TV as “the pinnacle of picture quality at home”. It says the new cutting-edge model marks a significant milestone in bringing the very best picture quality home by faithfully conveying the creators’ intent but has yet to confirm NZ pricing. In the UK, the 65-inch […]

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Panasonic’s Flagship TV Sets Sail

One of the year’s best-reviewed TVs goes on sale today: Panasonic’s FZ1000U. It’s an OLED TV with a built-in soundbar as its base but otherwise boasts the same picture quality and specs as the FZ950U that was released last month. Both are for sale in 55- and 65-inch sizes, but you’re paying a premium for […]

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The New 4K TV Season: Panasonic

On the eve of launching its 2018 OLED TVs, Panasonic at last has added Amazon Prime to its selection of video streaming apps. It joins Netflix, Lightbox and the new-look Freeview On-Demand on all 2017 and 2018 models; Sky’s Neon continues to be exclusive to Samsung. Panasonic also is upgrading its Smart TV interface with […]

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The New 4K TV Season: LG

LG makes not only the Swiss Army knife of OLED TVs but also the Rolex. And best of all, the picture quality is the same regardless of whether you buy: the entry-level C8 (which Trusted Reviews has just judged “the best OLED we’ve ever tested”); the more refined E8 (with its exquisite picture-on-glass design); or, […]

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The New 4K TV Season: Sony

If you’re looking for a premium TV that hits the sweet spot between affordability and features, Sony’s new X9000F looks set to be the unrivalled choice. So far it’s the stand-out model in Sony’s 2018 range because it represents a significant step up from last year’s X9000E, which was a fantastic all-rounder, whereas Sony’s latest […]

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The New 4K TV Season: Samsung

The early reviews are in and Samsung’s 2018 QLED range is shaping up to challenge the picture quality supremacy of OLED. Samsung’s first iteration of the technology was criticised last year for being overpriced and underwhelming. But 2018’s models are competitively priced with $8000 65-inch OLED TVs from rival brands. Moreover, from all accounts they […]

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4/5 for JBL’s New 5.1 Soundbar

The most innovative of JBL’s new Bar series of soundbars has been highly rated by Trusted Reviews. The range, which has just gone on sale in Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi stores, comprises 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 options with wireless subwoofers. What distinguishes the Bar 5.1 ($1199) are its detachable, battery-powered rear speakers that can be […]

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The New 4K TV Season: Introduction

If you’re ready to upgrade to a premium 4K TV, this year’s range is the best and ‘cheapest’ yet. Okay, so $8K for a 65-inch 4K OLED or QLED flagship may not be everyone’s idea of a great buy but they’ve never been more competitively priced while offering unprecedented features and picture quality. And with […]

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