Monthly Archives: September 2007

Samsung LE52F96BDX Review

Another Samsung review, I hear you say? I can’t help it: they keep coming out with televisions that generate lots of interests (as shown in our VIP Poll). But more importantly, they are one of the few manufacturers who respond quickly to my requests for HDTV samples. If only other companies are this obliging (yeah I’m referring to you Sony). ... Read More »

Samsung LE40F86BDX Review

Some of you may already know this, but the Samsung LE40F86BD review is now complete. You might have noticed that this site was unavailable between 12:30pm and 3:30pm GMT. What happened was that the server was receiving too many requests (after all the F86 is a hotly anticipated television) and promptly crashed. Now that it’s back up, I’ve removed the ... Read More »

Samsung LE40F86BD/ LE52F96BD

Samsung’s exhibition stand covered the largest area among all the HDTV manufacturers I’d visited at IFA Berlin 2007. Strategically positioned near one of the main entrances, it was crawling with dealers, journalists and consumers… like they were holding a trade show of their own. This is probably a testament to the popularity (read: value-for-money) of their products, not to mention ... Read More »

Philips 42PFL9900D/ 47PFL9732D

At their press conference, Philips used the occasion to great effect (light show and dance intro, fashion catwalk, and even a specially-commissioned film by esteemed director Wong Kar Wai) to drum up interest in their new Aurea 42PFL9900D LCD that could be best described as “Ambilight In Bezel”. Notice in the following video how the colour/ intensity of the light ... Read More »

Sony KDL46X3500/ KDL46W3000

Sony announced their new range of Bravia LCD TVs at IFA Berlin 2007, including the W3000 and X3500/ X3000 series. These are full HD 1080p panels with 3 HDMI ports and 24p support. I first stumbled upon the 46″ version in the Bravia W3000 range. The screen was framed by a minimalist-looking brushed black metal bezel. Backlight is based upon ... Read More »