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Samsung DVD-R135

Samsung's DVD-R135 is a DVD recorder with a built in TV tuner. This is coupled with HDMI out and the ability to upscale DVDs to High Definition at either 720p or 1080i. It all sounds like a great replacement for the VCR, but there are a few major lim...

Sony DCR-DVD755

The Sony DCR-DVD755 is a DVD camcorder which offers good colour reproduction but has image noise levels that cause graininess in the video. While extras such as a surround microphone and touch-screen LCD are nice inclusions, the video performance wei...

Sony DAV-FXG9K

Sony's DAV-FXG9K is a reasonably impressive, but not outstand mid-range home theatre package. Its mixture of interesting features such as support for SACD and a five disc changer are somewhat counterfeited by the shortage of connections and audio tha...

JVC EX-A10

The EX-A10 is JVC's top of the range Mini Hi-Fi/Home theatre system, sporting some unusual design elements and excellent styling. JVC has managed to cram a wide range of features and superlative sound into a rather petite package, and though the syst...

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

JVC's GZ-MG505 hard drive based camcorder offers the buyer solid performance. With triple CCD technology, a 30GB hard drive, five megapixel still images and a compact frame, the GZ-MG505 sounds very impressive on paper. In reality, while its video pe...

Microsoft to take on the iPod

It had to happen Zune-r or later: Microsoft has finally made an official announcement regarding its entry into the portable media player market.

Philips HTS9800W

There are an awful lot of nice things to say about Philips' HTS9800W home theatre system. This 6.1 wireless home theatre system has an air of Bang & Olufsen about it, minus the price tag. Wafer thin speakers combine with a vertically mounted DVD play...

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m

Lenovo's ThinkPad Z61m is a multimedia oriented notebook, complete with a 15.4in widescreen display and an ATI Mobility X1300 graphics card. It is a fairly tough machine, with a titanium cover and a rugged - albeit reasonably weighty at 3.1kg - desig...

JBL SCS260-6 Home Theatre Speakers

JBL's SCS260-6 is a great set of 6.1 Home Theatre speakers with excellent design, audio performance and styling. Though they may seem slightly expensive and come with a few flaws, lower priced home theatre systems can't touch the quality of these spe...

Zensonic Z500 Home Media Player

Many of us have huge numbers of audio and video files sitting on our computers. The trouble is, it sometimes feels a little anticlimactic to watch a movie on a 19 inch screen when there's a whole home theatre system sitting in the living room. There ...

Hitachi DZ-GX3300

Hitachi's DZ-GX3300 sits atop the company's new range of DVD camcorders. It's a decent little video camera but we felt it didn't quite match up to the high-end competition, primarily in terms of image quality and control layout.

Harman Kardon AVR 635

If you're one of those people who has more home entertainment devices than you know what to do with, then it's probably time you went out and bought an AV receiver. These handy boxes help de-clutter your living room by compiling all the inputs and ou...

Sony Handycam DCR-SR100

There is a bewildering array of camcorder formats on the market at present, ranging from the stalwart tape-based Mini DV right through to flash-based SD card players. One of the lesser utilised formats is Hard Disk Drive technology, and with the DCR-...

Regal GR-3300TDVI High Definition Digital Receiver

With the current flurry of interest surrounding all things High Definition, you may find yourself hankering for a piece of the action. Provided you've got yourself a HD-ready display the next step is to buy a set top box. Regal's GR-3300TDVI is one s...

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