Posts Tagged ‘Television’

The big switch over

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

TV is going digital. The existing analogue TV signal will be switched off and replaced with a new, stronger digital TV signal. It will mean that almost everyone will be able to receive digital TV through an aerial. You may have already been through this changeover, but some areas are still awaiting the arrival of Digital TV.

Yorkshire TV region – Switchover starts from: 3 August 2011

Meridian TV region – Switchover starts from: 8 Feb 2012

London TV region – Switchover starts from: 4 April 2012

UTV region – Switchover starts in: 2012

Tyne Tees TV region – Switchover starts in: 2012

Digital TV uses less broadcast space than analogue which means that there is more space for new services such as wireless broadband, local TV and High Definition Television. To keep your TV service, you will need to convert your TVs to digital before your area’s switchover date and by doing this you will receive not only your existing channels, but many more too.

Switching is easy, and can be done by just connecting a digital box to your existing TV. Remember though, that if you have more than one television you will have to consider all of them, and any TV equipment you may also have. This means that if you like to record TV programmes, and watch them later, you will need ensure that you get a digital TV recorder like a Sky+ or Freeview+ box.

Go-Electrical has a number of set-top boxes available so you can get Digital ready. The Humax Foxsat HDR (£143.40) provides a perfect (and cheaper) alternative to SKY+HD. It has an easy to navigate user interface and wide range of channels both of standard and high definition.  The HDMI port allows you to view High Definition channels in all their glory on a HD Ready TV.

A great recorder is the Sharp PVR TUTV322H (£163.90). With this great box, you can record up to 160 hours of tv, and it also has Top-up-TV compatibility which expands your viewing options. It combines Freeview+, a twin tuner and software that allows you to record two programmes simultaneously, and watch a pre-recorded one all at the same time! The box is simple and ‘one touch recording’ is the main feature – it is so easy to set it so that the whole series of your favourite show can be recorded.

If you have any questions about the Digital Switchover you can email us on or you can visit the Digital Switchover website – which is brimming with advice and information.

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.

New Samsung LED TV’s – Gadget Show favourite

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Samsung LED TV's

Samsung LED TV's

We just added some new Samsung televisions to the Go-Electrical website. The new eco-friendly Samsung Series 7 are a new breed of flat panel television. Backlit using LEDs means 40% less power consumption. As well the energy saving benefits the LED back lighting means that the TV is ultra slim and lightweight.

Eco-friendly doesn’t mean it’s lacking in quality and features. Samsung have managed to get a huge amount of contrast into these new televisions to bring out all the shades of grey as well the shades of amber, fuchsia and magenta. A Wide Colour Enhancer pro with LED gamut ensures every entire pixel is robust and vibrant. Plus the 100Hz Motion Plus technology removes edge-blur. Overall the television delivers crisp, vibrant picture quality.

So as a television we think it’s one of the best in class at the moment. Still not sure, well the Samsung came out top in a recent Gadget Show review so check out their optinion on the Channel 5 website.

In addition to its television capabilities Samsung have made this this ultimate in home entertainment by including wireless internet connectivity allowing you to connect to the Internet as well as connect to your PC or phone.

You can buy Samsung LED TV’s from Go-Electrical or check out the Samsung Website for more information.

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