CHOICE - Entertainment http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment.aspxOur reviews and comparisons of home entertainment products including home theatre systems, TVs - plasma, LED, LCD - set-top boxes, PVRs, CD, DVD and Blu-Ray Players, headphones and earphones, radios and audio accessories. Copyright 2014 www.choice.com.auen-au http://www.choice.com.au/img/logo_choice.gif www.choice.com.au http://www.choice.com.auSun, 21 Dec 2014 05:39:25 GMTEntertainmentTV reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/plasma-and-lcd-tv-review-and-compare.aspx

Which TV best suits your needs? Confused by LED, LCD or UHD? Our review will help you make the critical decisions.

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VisualFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:14:00 GMT
Soundbar reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Home-theatre-systems/soundbar-review-and-compare.aspx

All the soundbars we tested deliver better sound than you'll get from your TV, but some demand a lot more money than others for the privilege.

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SoundTue, 28 Oct 2014 03:30:00 GMT
Bluetooth wireless speakers reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Audio-accessories/Wireless-speakers-review-and-compare.aspx

We review 16 wireless speakers, priced from $199 to $399, including models from Sony, Bose, JBL, Jabra and Logitech.

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SoundFri, 08 Aug 2014 12:03:00 GMT
Battle of the consoles: Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/Eighth-generation-consoles-roundup.aspx

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been on shelves for just over six months, while the Wii U has been around for 18. Here’s how each console compares.

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VisualWed, 25 Jun 2014 18:02:00 GMT
Emergency radio reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Radios/emergency-radio-reviews.aspx

CHOICE tests six radios designed with an emergency in mind. All can run on batteries or by cranking the handle. Five have a solar charger as well.

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SoundTue, 10 Jun 2014 11:28:00 GMT
Board games in the modern age http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/back-to-the-tabletop.aspx

Remember Snakes and ladders? How about Monopoly? These and other board games such as Settlers of Catan are enjoying a massive resurgence, as video-game fans and new players are turning towards the tabletop. We find out why.

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VisualTue, 03 Jun 2014 14:55:00 GMT
Nintendo Wii U review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/review-wii-u.aspx

The Nintendo Wii has sold more than 100 million units since its launch six years ago. We spent some time with its successor, the Wii U, to find out if Nintendo will rock the gaming world again.

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VisualMon, 12 May 2014 18:26:00 GMT
Pure Audio review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Audio-accessories/pure-audio-first look.aspx

Pure Audio is a an uncompressed music format delivered via Blu-ray disc that can be played on any Blu-ray player as well as the Sony PS3 or PS4.

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SoundFri, 11 Apr 2014 16:12:00 GMT
PlayStation 4 review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/playstation-4-review.aspx

The PlayStation 4 is the last of the eighth-generation consoles to hit the shelves. How does it stack up against the competition?

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VisualThu, 30 Jan 2014 13:38:00 GMT
PVR reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Set-top-boxes-and-PVRs/dvr-review-2010-11.aspx

We review eight of the latest PVRs including models with DVD/Blu-ray drives, priced between $149 and $699.

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VisualFri, 10 Jan 2014 16:21:00 GMT
LG OLED TV first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/LG_OLED_TV_first_look.aspx

OLED is the latest technology in televisions. CHOICE checks out the new-release OLED TV from LG.

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VisualFri, 20 Dec 2013 14:59:00 GMT
LG Smart TVs http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/LG-TV-upgrade.aspx

After reports that LG Smart TVs are sending information on users’ files and watching habits to an LG website, CHOICE decided to see if it was happening in Australia.

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VisualTue, 03 Dec 2013 17:20:00 GMT
Surround sound AV receiver reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Home-theatre-systems/audiovisual-receivers-review-and-compare.aspx

We test 16 surround sound AV receivers, to find out which models have the best sound quality, and are the easiest to use.

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SoundWed, 27 Nov 2013 11:58:00 GMT
Review: Xbox One http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/Review-Xbox-One.aspx

We lined up at midnight on launch day to get our hands on the Xbox One, the first major overhaul of the Xbox in eight years. Here's what we found.

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VisualWed, 27 Nov 2013 10:53:00 GMT
Consoles: good for more than video games http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/State-of-play-consoles-2013.aspx

The next generation of consoles could replace your DVD, Blu-ray player or media hub.

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VisualWed, 20 Nov 2013 16:59:00 GMT
First look: Ouya http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/First_Look_OUYA.aspx

The next console to step into the ring against Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo - but costs far less than the big boys. Does it deserve a place in your living room?

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VisualTue, 19 Nov 2013 09:42:00 GMT
Quick look: home theatre http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Home-theatre-systems/Home-theatre-quick-look.aspx

CHOICE provides a realistic look at home theatre in a box.

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SoundTue, 10 Sep 2013 10:17:00 GMT
First look: Sony 4K TV http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/First_look_Sony_4K_TV.aspx

CHOICE has a first look at the Sony 4K TV.

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VisualMon, 02 Sep 2013 13:59:00 GMT
Blu-ray player reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/CD-DVD-Blu-Ray-Players/blu-ray-players-review-and-compare.aspx

Blu-ray players are the next step up from the DVD player, but how effective is the evolution?

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VisualWed, 26 Jun 2013 10:42:00 GMT
Home theatre projectors http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/Home-theatre-projectors.aspx

We've tested 10 home theatre projectors, ranging in price from $1799 to $3999, to reveal which have the best picture quality and are easiest to use.

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VisualTue, 19 Mar 2013 16:06:00 GMT
Digital home networking http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/Living-in-a-digital-home.aspx

The latest networked and wireless technologies will make the task of connecting all your home entertainment gear easier.

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VisualTue, 15 Jan 2013 11:53:00 GMT
LG 84 inch TV first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/LG-84inch-LM9600-TV-first-look.aspx

This impressive TV will appeal to people who want a big screen with the potential to deliver very high definition images.

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VisualFri, 19 Oct 2012 15:46:00 GMT
Sony 3D viewer first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/sony-personal-3d-first-look.aspx

We take a look at the Sony HMZ-T1 personal 3d viewer, and find out whether it stacks up to its claims.

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VisualTue, 01 May 2012 13:14:00 GMT
2012 Apple TV first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/apple-tv-first-look.aspx

We get hands on with the new 1080p Apple TV, and check out some of its new features.

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VisualTue, 20 Mar 2012 10:31:00 GMT
Digital radio hi-fi tuner reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Radios/digital-radio-tuners-review-and-compare.aspx

Digital radio tuners allow you to enjoy digital radio as it was meant to be enjoyed - through a good pair of speakers.

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SoundFri, 17 Feb 2012 09:49:00 GMT
102-107cm TV reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/tv-lcd-and-plasma-102-107cm-review-compare.aspx

CHOICE puts the latest 102-107cm HD plasma and LCD televisions through their paces.

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VisualThu, 02 Feb 2012 14:53:00 GMT
81cm LCD TV reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/tv-lcd-and-plasma-81cm-review-and-compare.aspx

Get unbiased test results for the latest 81cm LCD televisions, priced from $497 to $1399.

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VisualTue, 31 Jan 2012 11:12:00 GMT
FetchTV first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/fetchtv-first-look.aspx

FetchTV provides another alternative to cable, with your Internet provider delivering a host of channels and rental movies to your television.

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VisualWed, 26 Oct 2011 10:08:00 GMT
Netgear Push2TV first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/netgear-push2tv.aspx

Streaming high definition video from your laptop to your TV has never been this easy.

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VisualThu, 20 Oct 2011 15:36:00 GMT
Bose Videowave first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/bose-videowave.aspx

The Bose Videowave is indeed a great sounding TV, but the price for good audio and an easy to use system should not be so prohibitive.

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VisualThu, 08 Sep 2011 15:28:00 GMT
Home theatre speakers reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Home-theatre-systems/home-theatre-speakers.aspx

CHOICE reviews home theatre speakers valued from $2000 to $3000.

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SoundWed, 07 Sep 2011 17:18:00 GMT
Mini stereo system reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Home-theatre-systems/mini-stereos.aspx

CHOICE put a range of CD, DVD and Blu-ray stereo systems through their paces, ranging from $849 to $1900.

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SoundWed, 17 Aug 2011 15:35:00 GMT
Web TV grows up http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/web-tv-grows-up.aspx

More and more TV content is becoming available over the internet, both via browsers and direct to your TV with new hardware.

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VisualTue, 02 Aug 2011 11:46:00 GMT
Wireless headphones reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Headphones-and-earphones/wireless-headphones-review-and-compare.aspx

Wireless headphones mean any household members can listen to TV or music at the best possible sound level.

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SoundFri, 15 Apr 2011 16:29:00 GMT
Keeping fit with consoles http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/keeping-fit-with-consoles.aspx

We asked 17 people to try out a selection of fitness, party games and multi-player titles on three consoles.

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VisualThu, 14 Apr 2011 16:05:00 GMT
TV redemption promotions http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/tv-redemptions.aspx

With so many hoops to jump through, are the free goodies offered by redemption promotions really worth it?

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VisualThu, 07 Apr 2011 16:32:00 GMT
CHOICE Awards 2011: Best Television Brand http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/best-tv-brand.aspx

CHOICE has tested over 70 TVs over the last 12 months. The results and CHOICE member feedback have determined the best performing TV brand.

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VisualMon, 28 Mar 2011 10:54:00 GMT
Mini hifi with iPod dock reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Home-theatre-systems/mini-hifi-with-ipod-dock.aspx

Some of these mini and midi hi-fi systems punch well above their weight when it comes to sound quality.

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SoundThu, 17 Mar 2011 14:00:00 GMT
94cm LCD TVs review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/tv-lcd-94cm-review-compare.aspx

The top peformers in this test deliver a quality picture - and prove that performance needn't come at a cost.

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VisualTue, 15 Mar 2011 11:07:00 GMT
TiVo vs T-Box http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Set-top-boxes-and-PVRs/tivo-vs-tbox.aspx

See our video of these two popular contenders.

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VisualTue, 07 Dec 2010 11:32:00 GMT
Telstra T-Box first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Set-top-boxes-and-PVRs/telstra-t-box.aspx

The Telstra T-Box is a DVR that integrates with Telstra's internet TV channels. You can also rent, download and watch box office movies.

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VisualMon, 06 Dec 2010 17:05:00 GMT
Game console reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/video-games/game-consoles-review-and-compare.aspx

The new battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of Australia’s electronic game playing population has hit fever pitch.

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VisualMon, 15 Nov 2010 09:35:00 GMT
Set up your home theatre http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Home-theatre-systems/set-up-your-home-theatre.aspx

Our expert reveals more of the mistakes that are made setting up home theatre systems.

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SoundWed, 25 Aug 2010 16:11:00 GMT
DVD and Blu-ray recorder reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/CD-DVD-Blu-Ray-Players/dvd-bd-player-recorders-review-and-compare.aspx

Blu-ray technology increases a DVD recorder's quality and capacity, but not necessarily its convenience.

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VisualMon, 16 Aug 2010 11:33:00 GMT
Setting up a home theatre http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Home-theatre-systems/setting-up-a-home-theatre.aspx

Our expert talks you through some of the more common mistakes you could make when setting up your home theatre.

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SoundFri, 06 Aug 2010 11:56:00 GMT
Micro hi-fi with digital radio player First Look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Radios/first-look-micro-hi-fi-with-digital-radio-player.aspx

This system from Sony offers digital radio at an affordable price – finally.

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SoundTue, 03 Aug 2010 15:44:00 GMT
LCD vs plasma TV buying guide http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/tv-lcd-vs-plasma-buying-guide.aspx

Plasma or LCD TV? Buying a TV in the 21st century is no mean feat. CHOICE suggests some things to consider before you buy.

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VisualTue, 27 Jul 2010 16:46:00 GMT
Digital rights - who owns your download? http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Audio-accessories/digital-rights-who-owns-your-download.aspx

Copyright owners are using Digital Rights Management (DRM) to prevent copying and other uses of digital media they don't like. It's bad news for consumers, even honest ones.

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SoundThu, 22 Jul 2010 14:49:00 GMT
Base turntable First Look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Audio-accessories/first-look-base-turntable.aspx

This system can convert your old vinyl records to MP3 files. <br /> <br /> <br />

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SoundMon, 19 Jul 2010 14:41:00 GMT
HD set top boxes with USB connection http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Set-top-boxes-and-PVRs/hdstb-with-usb-review-and-compare.aspx

These products may save you money, but you'll have to compromise on features and performance.

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VisualTue, 22 Jun 2010 11:11:00 GMT
EPG review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/epg-review-and-compare.aspx

CHOICE explains why electronic program guides fall short of the mark.

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VisualSun, 02 May 2010 12:10:00 GMT
Digital/internet radio reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Radios/digital-and-internet-radio-review-and-compare.aspx

We test 10 digital radios, priced from $170 to $1000.

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SoundWed, 17 Mar 2010 10:09:00 GMT
Kogan set top box first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Set-top-boxes-and-PVRs/kogan-stb.aspx

This set top box (STB) has a USB connection for an external hard drive that converts the STB into a digital video recorder.

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VisualTue, 16 Mar 2010 13:43:00 GMT
Samsung 3D TV quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Plasma-LED-and-LCD-TVs/3d-tv-quick-review.aspx

CHOICE gives its preliminary verdict on the new Samsung 3D TV, ahead of our full test of 3D models.

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VisualWed, 24 Feb 2010 01:00:00 GMT
Q Acoustics Q-TV2 first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Sound/Audio-accessories/first-look-q-acoustics-q-tv2.aspx

This audio device attaches to the back of your TV and can fit 81cm-106cm screen sizes.

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SoundMon, 01 Feb 2010 15:02:00 GMT
Sony PlayTV First Look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/Set-top-boxes-and-PVRs/sony-playtv.aspx

The Sony PlayTV struggles to provide an effective two-in-one games console and personal video recorder machine.

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VisualThu, 03 Dec 2009 12:24:00 GMT
DVD recorders with DVR review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/entertainment/Visual/CD-DVD-Blu-Ray-Players/dvd-recorders-review-and-compare.aspx

CHOICE looked at the latest selection of digital solutions that not only record TV programs to an internal hard drive, but also play DVDs and record to a DVD.

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VisualMon, 12 Oct 2009 14:50:00 GMT