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Low Blow for Kiwi TiVo Owners

  Today’s announcement that the TiVo’s Australasian service would end in October was inevitable but Kiwis are getting a raw deal compared to Australians. Whereas Aussie customers at least are being offered $100 “swap out” with a Fetch TV PVR, no such exit strategy is available for New Zealanders. It’s ironic that such an iconic brand should fail […]

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Samsung Unmasks Must-See TVs

Samsung will unveil its 2016 range of TVs to media tonight in Auckland but despite UHD or 4K displays dominating, the company’s still holding back on releasing its UHD/4K Blu-ray player here. It’s also opted not to offer the groundbreaking Atmos soundbar in this market (although its new soundbar range includes 5.1 and 7.1 options with wireless speakers that […]

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LG’s First Flat OLED TV Here at Last

LG’s first flat-screen 4K OLED TV for sale in NZ hits shelves this week for $12,499. The initial shipment of the 65-inch EF950T has pre-sold to the Harvey Norman chain, which will have them on display from Wednesday. While available in only one size, it marks a welcome departure from previous OLED TVs by being not only […]

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Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs Shine at CES

Samsung NZ has revealed more about its new SUHD TV range that will go on sale between April and June, including how it’s optimised for viewing in brightly lit living rooms. “This year, all of the Samsung SUHD TVs will feature the ability to provide a premium high dynamic range (HDR) experience, with 1,000 nit […]

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Samsung Next-Gen SUHD TVs Set to Sizzle

Samsung’s newest SUHD range will go on sale here in the second quarter. Unveiled today at CES, the second-generation line-up will include the the world’s first bezel-less curved design and what Samsung claims will be “the smartest user experience”, making it even easier to access all your entertainment content in one place. Samsung’s Tizen operating system also eliminates the need to […]

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New Super Slim LG TVs Still Not as Slender as Sony’s

LG will launch its slimmest UHD LCD TV yet this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (January 6-9). But the new premium “LG Super HD” displays will still be marginally thicker than Sony’s breathtakingly svelte X90C range: 6.6mm vs 4.9mm. Despite the thin profile, LG claims the harman/kardon speaker system will still […]

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Mayday for Swanky Samsung TVs

Samsung will roll out its groundbreaking SUHD TVs in New Zealand from May 1, with prices ranging from $6499 for a 55-inch model to an earth-shattering $20,000 for the 78-inch colossus. There will be three new series of SUHD TVs – JS9500, JS9000 and JS8000 – in six screen sizes as well as four new UHD […]

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Samsung Sings Its Smart TV Praises

Buyers of Samsung Smart TVs will get three months’ free subscription to Lightbox if they take one home before the end of January. Spark’s streaming service is the latest app Samsung has added to its Smart TVs, which already include apps for TVNZ, TV3, Video Ezy and Coliseum. “We’re the only company that has actively […]

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Sony Launches New 4K TVs at Last

Sony is about to roll out its 2014 range of 4K or UHD TVs just in time for HD coverage of the Commonwealth Games on Sky Sports. While Australia and the rest of the world were shipped the 55-, 65- and 79-inch displays ahead of the Soccer World Cup, Sony’s absence here was conspicuous by […]

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LG Goes One Better With New ‘Budget’ OLED TV

This week LG will roll out to more than 20 retailers nationwide its second-generation Curved OLED TV for under $7000. It comes ahead of the company releasing its latest UHD or 4K TVs and amid the country’s first “hybrid” TV, which has dual Freeview|HD and satellite tuners, going on sale. The new OLED TV is […]

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