TV

90″ LED TV anyone?

Sharp today announces that the mahoosive 90” LC-90LE757, the world’s largest LED TV is now available to buy in Europe.

The AQUOS 3D LED TV, which stands at over 1.2 meters in height, is the ultimate TV for those looking for the most immersive viewing experience. With the latest generation XGEN 3D panel, developed and produced by Sharp, it not only offers world leading size, but supreme image quality as well.

It is fully connected to all the usual consumer content through the AQUOS NET+ portal open browser. You’re getting internet browsing, seamless integration with smart mobile devices, access to premium VOD content and Skype ready. It also comes with Sharp’s new AQUOS Remote Lite app for both iOS & Android, that turns a user’s mobile into both a fully functioning remote control as well as an easy way to surf the net.

The TV has a built-in triple HD tuner (DVB-T/DVB-C/DVB-S2) and a media player which allows common photo, video and music formats to be played easily from USB sticks or directly from a home network.

Only one problem I can see, do you have a house big enough to fit this in?!

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VooMoteZapper Universal Remote Control

The VooMote Zapper attaches to the dock connector of your iPhone, iPad or iTouch and adds an infrared functionality which allows you to control all your electronic devices. A set up wizard guides you through the entire process in just minutes making the Zapper easy to use. The software is available as a free App. It will transform your Apple device into an entire home entertainment solution in minutes. Control pretty much all of your tech including: TVs, DVRs, speakers, satellite receivers and more.

Price £59.95  Available from www.johnlewis.com

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Turn your iPad into a TV

Turn your iPad into a TV with the Elagato EyeTV mobile plug and play free view tuner. You don’t even need an internet connection just a decent Freeview signal. It’s pretty reasonably priced too at £79. Available on www.amazon.co.uk

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New glasses free 3D TV from Toshiba

The new 55ZL2 from Toshiba is designed to allow viewers to experience next-generation home cinema in the most natural and enjoyable way.  And the best bitt; revolutionary glasses-free 3D support removes any need to wear glasses while watching 3D content – for a more natural 3D viewing experience than ever before.

The 55ZL2 displays 3D images for multiple viewing positions simultaneously, allowing larger groups to enjoy 3D playback with no need for glasses. A range of lenticular lenslets work in combination with an integrated camera featuring face-tracking technology, monitoring viewers’ position and intelligently directing different images for the left and right eye in real time. The unique result is one image featuring a small offset (parallax), creating the illusion of an image that appears three dimensional.

The CEVO ENGINE also powers a range of image enhancement technologies that are designed to deliver optimum quality. Toshiba’s acclaimed Resolution+ upscales content such as HD broadcasts and Blu-ray™ movies, to image quality beyond Full HD 1080p resolution.  Additionally, 2D content can even be upscaled into 3D quality in real time – again, without the need for 3D glasses. With depth control, viewers can also tailor their 3D viewing experience to their personal preferences, allowing them to control the extent of the upscaled 3D effect.

Next-generation functionality

The new free LIVESPORT.TV service lets sports fans stay in touch with a range of top sporting events and news from around the world. In addition YouTube™, BBC iPlayer, Acetrax® Movies, Facebook™ and newly added Twitter support allows viewers to catch up on their favourite TV shows and latest movies, as well as stay in touch with friends, while Music Place allows access to a catalogue of tracks – all from the comfort of the living room. USB recording functionality gives viewers the freedom to record their favourite programmes direct to a flash USB drive or external HDD, while integrated Wi-Fi, DLNA® and Windows 7 compatibility allows users to wirelessly stream content stored on external devices directly to the 55’’ display.

For complete ease-of-use, Toshiba’s free remote control application also gives users complete control over their TV viewing, directly from their smartphone or tablet.

Available to order from 12th March 2012.

Consumers also have the opportunity to win their very own ZL2 by visiting the Toshiba UK Facebook page and entering an exclusive competition with John Lewis from Monday 12th March: www.facebook.com/toshibauk

Toshiba ZL2 – Key features:

  • 139.7cm (55”) Glasses-Free 3D TV
  • Quad Full HD (3840 x 2160) resolution display
  • PRO-LED 32 panel with local backlight dimming
  • AMR800 smooth picture processing
  • Viewer tracking image optimisation via integrated camera
  • 2D to 3D conversion with depth control
  • 9,000,000:1 dynamic contrast
  • Built in Wi-Fi and DLNA® compatibility
  • Freeview HD ready tuner
  • Resolution+ and 3D Resolution+
  • Toshiba Places including YouTube™, BBC iPlayer, Acetrax® Movies, LIVESPORT.TV, Twitter and more
  • Remote control operation via smartphone and tablet
  • AutoView ambient light sensor
  • Built-in subwoofer
  • USB HDD Video Recording
  • Auto Calibration (tool sold separately)
  • 4x HDMI, 2x USB
  • HDMI-CEC single operation.


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Sky Go – TV on the move

The new Sky Go App brings together online and mobile TV in a single, simple service for Sky TV customers. You can now get flexible access to Sky content across iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and it is now available in the App Store.

Sky Go lets you watch live channels (in line with your subscription) while on the move in the UK and Ireland. On iOS devices, Sky TV customers can access all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN and Sky News, with further channels to be added over time. This means that Sky Sports customers will be able to watch a top line-up of live sports on the move for free and a  selection of Sky Movies.

Sky Go brings together two existing services, Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service and Sky Mobile TV, the UK’s largest mobile TV service – the services now rebranded as Sky Go.

The Sky Go App is now available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

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