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Oppo BDP8SE NuForce Special Edition

Oppo is not a name that we’ve had a lot of exposure to, but there’s been a buzz in cyberspace about the BDP8SE. It’s rumoured to be one of the most capable multi-format players around. The story goes that Oppo used to make a standard BD83, then upgraded it to Special Edition status, then discontinued  Full Article…

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QuickBooks 2011 for Mac

Anyone who must create invoices, pay bills, or manage expenses may find it all easier to organize with accounting software. Intuit QuickBooks 2011 for Mac is a standard for small business accounting on the Mac. It is hard not to compare QuickBooks for Mac with its better-endowed Windows sibling, and we expect QuickBooks 2011 to  Full Article…

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Philips Cinema 21:9 Platinum (58PFL9955H)

Philips’ first cinemascope (21:9) ratio TV sent shockwaves through the home entertainment universe when it launched in 2009. A TV that delivered widescreen movies without black bars at the bottom and top of the image was a daring step that helped separate the Dutch brand from its Far Eastern rivals and earned it numerous plaudits.  Full Article…

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Panasonic TX-L32X20B

The TX-L32X20B is that rare beast: a 32in LCD focused on pictures to the near-exclusion of fancy features. A chunky 83mm deep, this HD ready X20 Series set is initially notable for what it doesn’t include – there’s no Freeview HD tuner, LED backlight or Panasonic’s Viera Cast online hub – but is nevertheless a  Full Article…

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Acer AT2358ML

At 23in, this new LCD TV from Acer enters a competitive, saturated area of the flatscreen market. Perhaps with that in mind, Acer has called upon the design talents of Italian automobile expert, Pininfarina, to give it an edge. In that regard it certainly succeeds, with the screen sat in a curved, black gloss bezel  Full Article…

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Panasonic TX-P50S20B

What the Panasonic TX-P50S20B 50-inch plasma lacks in svelte good looks it makes up for in strength. The TX-P50S20B comes complete with a reinforced glass ‘tough panel’ that can take a blow measuring four joules, which is roughly equivalent to chucking a bag of sugar at the screen from a foot or so away. Flying  Full Article…

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LG 32LD490

LG’s winning combination of high feature counts, smart looks and bold pricing has seen it charge up the affordable TV sales charts. The 32LD490 is a perfect example of the South Korean firm’s bang/buck philosophy, with a full HD resolution, Freeview HD tuner, USB input with surprisingly extensive multimedia playback support and even access to  Full Article…

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Sonos Wireless Dock for iPhone and iPod

As you might imagine, the Wireless Dock isn’t a solo device. It needs an existing Sonos network already established, either using either ZonePlayer gateways hooked up to traditional speakers or the self-contained ZonePlayer S5. And as it’s wireless, you’ll need a ZoneBridge as well; the dock runs on the same proprietary wireless networking as other Sonos hardware.  Full Article…

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NOCS NS200 in-ear headphones

NOCS is unique among headphone manufacturers : its Swedish founders are self-confessed Apple addicts. Partly as a result, its range is iPod- and iPhone-friendly and spans the “sweet spot” between and 0. Today, we’ll see how the entry-level NS200s fare in our review and if they’re a perfect fit for those looking for their first  Full Article…

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Samsung WB2000

These days, you can spend less than £100 and bag yourself a digital camera that takes good photographs. So is there a point to a compact digital camera that costs three times as much? Well, yes. We’ve become real fans of Samsung cameras, and this model has only bolstered that feeling. It looks beautiful, it’s  Full Article…

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