Posts Tagged ‘HD’

Samsung televisions just got even smarter

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Samsung have released their latest range of smart televisions, and they really are smart. If you enjoy being ahead of the crowd with your technology, and love gadgets then these televisions are definitely something you should consider purchasing. Go-Electrical currently have three ranges available to purchase online; the F6500, the F7000 and the F8000. Let’s take a further look…

These new Samsung televisions have full HD pictures, built-in Freesat and Freeview HD and have all been designed to with the optimisation of the screen in mind – they also have 3D capabilities, just put on a pair of Samsung’s 3D glasses. The featured Dual Core Processor means faster connections, multi-tasking and fast downloads, and with built-in WiFi there is no need for any unsightly cables or wires. Keep reading to learn about some of the key features that these Samsung F6500, F7000 and F8000 televisions have to offer.

      

Smart Hub – This means immediate access to your favourite content; as soon as the television has been switched on the ‘On TV’ panel is displayed. Select from one of five options; Movies & TV, Photos, Video & Music, Social and Apps.

S Recommendation – This clever feature with ‘Voice Interaction’ suggests new things to watch depending on your likes and viewing habits. The television can respond to your voice to find you suitable live TV and on-demand services. ‘S Recommendation’ is so clever that it even recognises what time of day it is, so that young children cannot access inappropriate material which is usually shown after the watershed.

Smart Evolution – These Samsung televisions are “future ready”. That means that by using a ‘Smart Evolution kit’, Samsung have ensured that the television can be updated every year, for up to four years. This kit is inserted into the back of the television and will renew the televisions features and speeds. Now that is clever!

Smart View – With Smart View it is possible to turn a Samsung compatible smartphone or tablet into another television screen. Connect the mobile device to the home network and go from room to room. Very handy if it is bath time but there is a programme on that can’t be missed!

Other key features include:

Catch up service – full catch up service from BBC iplayer, ITV, 4OD and Demand 5

Motion control* – wave, swipe and use hand gestures to control the television

Integrated camera* – face recognition and great for Skype, the camera recognises the motion control gestures too.

Samsung App Store – quick and easy to download games, lifestyle apps and kids apps designed specifically for Samsung.

Micro Dimming Ultimate* – new technology controls colour, contrast and other picture quality details

Soundshare – wireless sound is available by synchronising compatible sound bar and docking products via Bluetooth connections

Two tuners* – watch one channel and record another, or watch two programmes by using Samsung’s ‘picture in picture’ feature

Features marked * may not be available with all available models.

 To find out more about the new Samsung LED TV range and specific models visit the Go-Electrical website now. 

 

 

PURE Avalon 300R Connect is here!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Have you heard what the clever people at PURE have done now? They have produced “the most attractive subscription-free TV viewing experience available”, and have branched into the TV set-top box market. Welcome the Avalon 300R Connect. 

The Avalon 300R Connect is a Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder which is NOW AVAILABLE from Go-Electrical. It features a brilliant user interface which is easy to use and users can not only watch Freeview television channels, but pause, rewind, record, and stream, access PURE Connect and view photo slide shows – with no subscription fee to pay. 

Whether you only watch or record a few programmes a week, or you are a hard-core series linker look no further than the Avalon. Its 1TB capacity gives the ability to record up to 600 hours of television or 250 hours of HD programmes. Record instantly at the touch of button, or set it to record a whole series, and if your favourite talent shows clash don’t panic as the Avalon can record two channels at the same time. What’s more, the built in Wi-Fi capabilities mean that users have access to BBC iPlayer, and the ability to watch videos on YouTube anytime.

Visit the Avalon 300R Connect page to learn more or to purchase.

TV from PURE? Introducing the Avalon 300R Connect

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

There are exciting times ahead thanks to the clever people at PURE who have recently launched “the most attractive subscription-free TV viewing experience available”. Branching into the T V set-top box market is a bold step for PURE, but they seem to have pulled it off so far with their first product – the Avalon 300R Connect.

The Avalon 300R Connect is a Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder features a brilliant user interface which is easy to use and not intimidating at all. With the Avalon 300R Connect users can not only watch Freeview television channels, but pause, rewind, record, and stream, access BBC iPlayer and PURE Connect and view photo slide shows and . Pretty impressive already, but in the future through free software updates the Avalon will be given more on-demand services such as access to PURE Music and PURE Stream technology. All this, and there is no subscription!

Whether you only watch or record a few programmes a week, or you are a hard-core series linker there is an Avalon for you, as there are two sizes of hard drive available – 500GB and 1TB. The 1TB gives the ability to record up to 600 hours of television or 250 hours of HD programmes. Record instantly at the touch of button, or set it to record a whole series, and if your favourite talent shows clash don’t panic as the Avalon can record two channels simultaneously.

Built in Wi-Fi means that users have access to BBC iPlayer, and the ability to watch videos on YouTube anytime. Access to PURE’s very own PURE Connect also means that there are thousands of internet radio stations on-demand radio programmes, podcasts and ambient sounds available at the touch of a button.

If this all sounds good so far, take a look at even more features;

*Freeview+ HD for free HD TV channels from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, plus up to 50 standard definition TV channels 24 radio stations

*Advanced interface with 8-day on-screen programme guide (EPG), ‘picture-in-picture’, unique channel transitions and more

*Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet network connection for access to on-demand services

*Play videos, music or pictures from your home network or plug in a USB storage device

*Listen to music streamed from your Apple or Android device with Pure Stream

*4 HDMI inputs for games consoles, Blu-ray players and similar

*Dolby® Digital Plus for immersive surround sound with up to 7.1 channels

The Avalon 300R Connect will be available from Go-Electrical in October 2012, so keep an eye on the website for their arrival. Priced at £299.99 and £349.99 the Avalon is worth every penny.

 

Product Of The Week

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

With the World Cup in South Africa kicking off in less than a months time and HD TV really becoming a standard for viewing I’ve been playing Humax’s offering for viewing HD content  via Freesat the FOXSAT system.

As a subscription free view way to view HD and record it cannot be faulted! A twin tuner allows you to record and watch upto 2 channels simultaneously and then store them on the 320gb hard drive which allows about 200 hours of standard definition and 100 hours of high definition recording which is plenty.

A notable and truly wonderful feature is the ability copy shows from the hard drive onto a memory stick and then watch them on your computer (with the right software). A feature rarely seen on recorders and in an age where netbooks are becoming ever more popular and laptops coming with HDMI support it’s a blessing, sadly this is on available with standard definition recording due to copyright but nether the less still a great feature.

The user interface  is second to none and is extremely simple to use with recording completed with a few button presses. The layout is simple but gets across all the information you need and playback of what you have recorded is just as simple.

Currently only 2 HD channels exist on Freesat BBC HD and ITV HD and more a being launched over 2010 and 2011 will be the key to it’s success.

Most importantly the picture quality is stunning  in both standard and high definition I’ve had it running on a Sharp LC46LE700 and the picture was crisp, colours were sharp and sound clear. This was all run off the HDMI cable included in the box a very nice touch.

Quite frankly I can watch the BBC HD preview channel all day as it is stunning and I have recently thoroughly enjoyed the re runs of life the quality that you get from HD just makes you feel as if you are on Niue Island swimming with the Niuean sea snake. The world cup is also going to be broadcast in HD a prospect which has really got me going, because once you watch a programme in HD you can’t go back!

In the box is also included are a remote, HDMI cable, batteries, CD user manual and a scart lead ( a bit of an odd inclusion seeing as this box is built mainly for HD).

Over the years what has really got to me is the ridiculous amount of packaging with electrical items a) because it is a real nuisance disposing of it and b) it is a massive drain on our environment. In this department Humax scores highly with simple easily polythene covering the box and accessories and cardboard to hold it all together.

I have had this system in my living room for about a month now and it is fantastic. So easy to use I’ve even shown relatives who struggle to operate even the simplest of technology know how to record and playback. Personally my favourite function of this machine is the ability to transfer media to my laptop albeit a little complicated to get going but now it’s an absolute breeze.

For those wanting HD broadcasts but no recorder Humax have also done standalone HD receiver with no hard drive or twin tuner.

In about one year I will have made up the difference between the cost of the box and my old sky subscription. I miss the sports channels but that’s what pubs were made for!

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Aquos LED TV’s now in stock

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Sharp Aquos LED
Sharp have joined the LED TV market and have produced a new range under their Aquos brand.

The new Sharp LED TV’s use hundreds of white LED lights to backlight the entire panel rather than sidelighting as some LED TV’s do. The LED’s are located directly behind the panel to create high definition pictures with a superb picture quality.

Sharp’s proprietary LED technology delivers images that are brighter with vibrant colours and deeper blacks. Power consumption of these sets is up to 40% less than conventional LCD TVs.

The Brilliant Colour processor developed especially for the Aquos LED range ensures the deepest of colours are visible, crucial for the viewing of high definition Blu-Ray movies.

Available in a 50Hz (32in up to 46 in) and 100Hz (32in up to 52 in) options. The TV’s also copes with modern media demands by including HDMI connection ports and a USB input, for JPEG and MP3 playback.

And for a limited time Sharp are offering  a free Blu Ray Player with the following models LC40LE600E, LC46LE600E , LC40LE700E, & LC46LE700E models.

Read cnet’s review of the Sharp range here.

See the new Aquos Range on the Go-Electrical website.