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LG beats rivals in race to sell new OLED TVs

YOUKYUNG LEE LG Electronics started taking pre-orders on Wednesday for the world's first big TVs that use an advanced display technology promising startlingly clear images on wafer-thin screens.

LG unveils flexible e-paper display

LG e-paper.

Stan Schroeder LG has announced it has started mass production of its electronic paper display (EPD) product, with a planned launch in Europe next month.

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Crank up the experience with home theatre sound systems

LG BH6530TW.

Sight and Sound There can be a bit of flexibility on how much you need to spend on home theatre sound systems.

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Musical theatre mix

Yamaha YHT299B.

Sight and Sound It's hardly surprising that salesmen try to get you to spend a bit more than you'd planned.

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Samsung rolls out $14k curved OLED TVs

Models pose with a Samsung's 55-inch curved OLED TV.

Miyoung Kim Samsung has launched its first OLED TV, taking the ultra-thin technology into a nascent market despite tenacious production challenges that keep costs high while prevailing LCD screens only get...

TV

Plan for your TV future

Toshiba 39AL900A 99cm.

Sight and Sound It's not all that easy to find a small, basic, non-internet, non-3D telly with lots of inputs.

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Three-way shootout: mini sound systems

Sony MHCEC7091.

Sight and Sound Rod Easdown turns the volume up and reviews a trio of mini-systems.

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Three-way shootout: 3D smart TVs

LG 55LA7400.

Sight and Sound Rod Easdown reviews three 140-centimetre full-HD, 3D smart televisions.

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Coming soon to the lounge room: Holographic TV

Holographic butterfly.

Callie Bost Holographic televisions could be in living rooms in the next 10 years at the price of today's 2D sets, says MIT researcher.

Three-way shootout: home-theatre soundbars

Yamaha soundbar.

Road test These sleek bearers of sound are no longer the gimmick they seemed only years ago.

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TV remote's days numbered thanks to smart TVs

Google TV.

The way we control TV is finally transforming, writes Mike Wilcox.

'Wi-Fi Ready' ruse snuffed out by ACCC

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Asher Moses Sony, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp, under pressure from the competition regulator, will stop marketing TVs and Blu-ray players that cannot connect to Wi-Fi networks as "Wi-Fi Ready".

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Samsung next-gen TVs disappear en route to tech show

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Two of Samsung Electronics' advanced OLED television sets have gone missing while on their way to the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, the company said.

Seeing double puts 3D on TV

3D imaging.

Imaging To enjoy three-dimensional images at home, you can go cheap or expensive, writes Terry Lane.

Is 3D a gimmick or a proposition?

What's wrong with 3D TV?

Rod Easdown Most Australians buying a television consider 3D a fad, survey finds.

Switch on for visions of grandeur

Sony's 4K screen is serious wall real estate.

Rod Easdown As the technology that brings light and sound into our homes evolves, today's TV is more than meets the eye.

Analysts predict slow start for 'ultra-HD' TVs

Ultra HD TV

Ryan Nakashima With nearly 8.3 million pixels, an ultrahigh-definition screen contains four times more pixels than an HD TV, but is it just a passing fad?

CES unveils big, ultra-HD TVs

Ultra HD

Ryan Nakashima Ultra-HD TVs with four times the sharpness of regular HD TVs are the latest obsession in the tech world.

Samsung unveils gesture-control TVs at gadget show

Samsung

Ryan Nakashima New TVs from Samsung will recognise an expanded range of gestures so people can swipe through on-screen menus in a way that revolutionises the old remote control.

TVs get bigger, bolder, smarter at CES

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Rob Lever TV makers at CES will seek to dazzle consumers with bigger, bolder displays, and smarter technologies for consumers who want television to be a "multiscreen" experience.