The compact, handheld Canon HF M52 camcorder gives you the opportunity to shoot high-quality video with ultra-fast focusing and effective picture stabilization. The 32GB built-in flash memory provides up to three hours shooting capacity at the highest picture quality, while the camcorder also accepts external SD flash memory cards, including SDXC, meaning you should never run out of space. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to share your footage via social media, DLNA-certified TV screens and iOS devices – but the standout issue is the superb picture quality, courtesy of Canon’s HD CMOS Pro sensor, and the option of improving sound quality by connecting an external microphone.
The Epson EH-TW9000W is one of the first home cinema projectors to include technology for the wireless transmission of Full HD 3D images – making long HDMI cable runs a thing of the past. The high power E-TORL lamp, combined with a 480Hz refresh rate, creates bright, smooth 3D pictures. The optical engine includes a large zoom range and horizontal/vertical lens shift, making set-up very easy, while excellent video processing and movement compensation also ensure the Epson’s performance is first rate. This is one of the best solutions that can be found on the market today – use it to build the home cinema set-up of your dreams!
After a long and demanding technological development, LG is now being ready to launch the largescreen TV of the future. The 55EM970V (or 55EM975V as the wall-mount version) uses OLED – organic light emitting diodes – to deliver high-quality pictures with incredible contrast, a wide viewing angle and deep blacks. And, because this screen technology works without a backlighting system, LG’s 55in OLED TV is only 4mm thick, making it truly desirable. Crowning this revolutionary achievement is the ultra-compact receiver, amplifier and loudspeaker system built into the television’s stand. OLED may not be a new screen technology, but LG is the first manufacturer to bring its benefits to consumers at a screen size that’s perfect for the living room.
For many manufacturers, 2012 is the year of Smart TV, yet LG has managed not only to integrate useful apps to get content from the internet – it has made these features quickly accessible and easy to use via its improved Magic Remote with voice control. Of course, LG’s Nano Full LED panel also delivers excellent black levels, high contrast and a natural colour reproduction for outstanding picture quality. With Cinema 3D, LG offers a 3D solution for the whole family, including a box full of lightweight, comfortable glasses. On top of this, the 55LM960V is one of the most elegant TVs to look at – even when it’s turned off.
This combined home theatre system provides a stylish, flexible solution that’s easily integrated into your living room, due to the fact that the Connect ID 46 offers 2,160 feature and design combinations, including different stands, colours and specifications. The TV’s picture quality is matched by the excellent audio performance of the Home Cinema Set 5.1, which includes the MediaVision 3D Blu-ray system with iPod/iPhone dock, five satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer. Control is made simple via Loewe’s new iPad-compatible Assist Media app. This is a premium package that benefits from high-quality materials and excellent craftsmanship.
Panasonic’s DMP-BDT500 has it all. Fast and reliable when reading CD/DVD/BD discs, this multi-purpose modern player offers additional applications to connect with internet services and allows DLNA file-streaming. Generous connections include two HDMIs, making it easy to integrate with the rest of your system. Besides an advanced video processor that provides picture calibration, the DMP-BDT500 has a very special audio processor that allows you to choose between the sonic characteristics of six different vacuum tubes. Digital-to-analogue conversion is based on four 192kHz/32-bit DACs, and the Panasonic is ready to read FLAC files up to 192kHz/24-bit. LAN and Wi-Fi connections, touchpad remote control and applications for Android and iOS complete this impressive package.
Put simply, Panasonic’s TX-P50VT50 is the best plasma TV you can buy, offering deep black levels, natural colours and a superb Full HD 3D performance. In addition, it’s packed with state-of-the-art features, including built-in Wi-Fi, a web browser, access to social networks, apps via VIERA Connect and an advanced calibration mode. Connectivity is excellent, with an SD card slot, four HDMI inputs and three USB ports provided, and the TV’s design is sleek and stylish. For consumers who like the picture quality that plasma technology delivers, the Panasonic TX-P50VT50 is the number one choice.
Year after year we have on the market new Philips TV models with top specifications, and year after year they surprise with even better performance. The 46PFL9707 features an improved Moth Eye filter to drastically reduce screen reflections, and the direct LED backlight with local dimming allows for deep blacks and peak brightness. Motion compensation is excellent as well, while the new Flicker Free glasses technology means you can enjoy 3D movies without the discomfort often associated with the presence of ambient light. Finally, the new remote control incorporates a keyboard to simplify navigation of the TV’s Smart features.
In an age of fast-changing technical products customers will appreciate always having an up-to-date TV. With the Samsung UE46ES8000 this is now possible, thanks to the Evolution Kit that allows the hardware and software to be upgraded to the latest functions and capabilities. Of course, the UE46ES8000 already comes with modern features, including a Smart service offering a huge amount of apps, built-in Skype camera and innovative speech and gesture control. And Samsung’s stunning UE46ES8000 delivers not only a future proof solution but excellent picture quality, with sharp, high-contrast pictures and neutral and realistic colours.
Sony’s KDL-55HX850 is the ideal television for 3D movie fans. The very fast response time of the panel and its ability to keep the two image channels separate means image quality is striking, with almost no crosstalk. Sony’s Cinema mode, meanwhile, ensures correctly-balanced colours straight out of the box, and black levels are excellent due to dimming technology that reduces the backlight in dark parts of the picture without a loss of shadow detail. As well as the superior 3D and 2D pictures, the unique lean-back stand provides a convenient, stylish viewing experience.
Toshiba’s 55ZL2 represents the start of a new era in TV technology, because for the first time ever consumers can experience 3D at home without having to wear special glasses. 3D movies are displayed at a resolution of 720p to as many as nine viewers, thanks to the TV’s thousands of micro-lenses, built-in face-recognition system and powerful processor. To achieve this technological feat, the 55ZL2 employs a panel with more than 8 million pixels, making it possible to display still images at an ultra-sharp 3840 x 2160 resolution. And, of course, 2D viewing of 1080p material, upscaled to full panel resolution, is also offered. The 55ZL2 is a groundbreaking TV that needs to be seen to be believed.