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PCR's guide to smart TVs and streaming devices

PCR rounds up the latest smart TVs and streaming devices on the market…
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With online services such as Netflix and LoveFilm increasing in popularity, consumers are looking for the best devices to stream and watch content. PCR rounds up the latest smart TVs and streaming devices on the market…

ROKU 3

Distributor: Exertis Gem

Enjoy over 450 channels of films, TV programmes, sport, and more with the Roku 3. Plug headphones into the motion-control remote to play games or watch late-night flicks without disturbing the household.

Specs: 1080p HD video, dual-band wireless, Ethernet, USB, free Roku app.

SRP: £99.99

SHARP 70LE747 SMART TV

Distributor: Midwich

The AQUOS LE747 series uses the very latest Sharp image technology to give you the best possible viewing experience, no matter what you’re watching. It is 3D ready and can convert 2D programmes to simulated 3D. 

Specs: 70-inch screen, Full HD X-gen panel, Freeview HD, 100Hz with film dejudder.

SRP: £2,400

KINGSTON MOBILELITE WIRELESS

Distributors: Entatech, Simms

Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless lets you stream all your content from Flash drives and SD cards to your mobile device to give you unlimited access to your favourite videos, music, photos and files – anywhere you go. 

Specs: Rechargeable battery, up to five hours battery life, USB to micro-USB cable.

SRP: £41

WESTERN DIGITAL TV PLAY MEDIA PLAYER

Distributor: Entatech

Stream hit movies, view the latest viral videos, catch up on shows, stay connected to your social network and watch highlights from the biggest games of the season with Western Digital’s TV Play media player. 

Specs: Full HD 1080p resolution, built-in Wi-Fi, multi-room streaming, built-in network drive.

SRP: £69

ROKU 2

Distributor: Exertis Gem

Crank up the volume and enjoy the show with the Roku 2. Jump straight to favourite channels such as Netflix and M-GO with the push of a button. A robust dual-band wireless connection seamlessly streams video with ease.

Specs: Remote control with headphone jack, video outputs: 480p, 720p, 1080p.

SRP: £79.99

TOSHIBA 40L7355

Distributor: Midwich

The L7 Smart TV series with its super slim design brings more quality content and connectivity to your home. You can get access to a range of online content from Netflix, Twitter, Livesport TV and more.

Specs: 40-inch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, Freeview HD, four HDMI ports, includes two pairs of active 3D glasses.

SRP: £685

ROKU 1

Distributor: Exertis Gem

Find your favourite movies and shows in a flash from top channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU and M-GO. The Roku 1 works with virtually any TV and connects easily to HDTVs and standard definition TVs.

Specs: Roku standard remote, video outputs: 480p, 720p, 1080p.

SRP: £59.99

SAMSUNG F5500 LED SMART TV

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Distributor: Direktek

The F5500’s features include S recommendation for online tailored content, a full built-in catch-up service, built in Wi-Fi and dual-core processor for faster internet connections.

Specs: 1920 x 1080 resolution, Freeview HD tuner, Ethernet, three HDMI ports, two USB ports.

SRP: From £276

LG LN575V LED SMART TV

Distributor: Direktek

The LG LN575V Smart TV comes with built in Wi-Fi and Voice Mate control. Other features include Freeview HD and MHL Link to watch HD content through mobile devices.

Specs: Magic remote ready, Full HD 1080p display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, built-in Wi-Fi.

SRP: £232.80

ASUSTOR AS-202TE 2-BAY NAS

Distributor: VIP Computers

There’s no need to turn on your computer when you want to play videos or browse the internet. Connect your NAS to any HDMI ready display and use Boxee and XBMC to instantly turn your NAS into a multimedia player.

Specs: System migration, Cloud Connect, Dr.ASUSTOR, two-way backup, task monitor.

SRP: £199.99

SAMSUNG 3D BLU-RAY PLAYER

Distributor: Direktek

Smart Blu-Ray and DVD Player with access to online content including full catch up services, social networks and on demand services such as Netflix and Lovefilm.

Specs: Quick start mode, touch key control button, video up-scale, USB 2.0, Ethernet.

SRP: £75.10

TOSHIBA 39L4353 SMART TV

Distributor: Midwich

Delivering stunning Full HD 1080p image quality, the L4 series features built-in Freeview HD, internet content and catch-up TV services including YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Netflix that are easily accessed thanks to built-in Wi-Fi.

Specs: Mobile HD Link, 3D ready, built-in Wi-Fi, four HDMI ports.

SRP: £500

VCOM ANDROID MEDIA PLAYER

Distributor: Target Components

Turn your TV into a smart TV for a fraction of the price with this Android-powered media player. It essentially behaves just like an Android tablet or smartphone with full access to Google Play for apps, films, music and e-books.

Specs: HDMI connectivity, four USB ports, 1GB of RAM, dual-core A9 processor.

SRP: £100

LG 42LA620V SMART TV

Distributor: Midwich

LG Smart TV’s all new ‘Smart Home’ comes with an improved design, offering greater simplicity and more room for customization. The Magic Remote facility allows for total control.

Specs: 42-inch screen, includes four pairs of 3D glasses, Mobile HD Link, three HDMI ports.

SRP: £769

SAMSUNG F6800 LED SMART TV

Distributor: Direktek

Features include ‘Smart Hub’ for online content and downloadable apps as well as Wi–Fi connectivity and voice control. Full HD picture quality is enhanced by Clean View and Wide Colour Enhancer Plus technologies.

Specs: 1920 x 1080 resolution, four HDMI ports, three USB ports, wall mount supported, voice control.

SRP: From £467.20

SYNOLOGY DS213J 2-BAY NAS

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Distributor: VIP Computers

Find movies and TV shows online or record your favourite programs with a DVB-T stick, and play them on all devices including Windows, Mac, DLNA, AirPlay, Bluetooth, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone with the DS213J.

Specs: 512MB of?RAM, wake on LAN ready, over 100MB/sec reading, 70MB/sec writing.

SRP: £169.99

CONTACT

Direktek: 01494 471 100

Entatech: 0333 101 1000

Exertis Gem: 01279 822 822

Midwich: 01379 649200

Simms: 01622 852800

Target Components: 01977 739 300

VIP Computers: 0871 622 7500

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