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Reviews and first looks for AV equipment that goes through our doors

Using the PC for AV distribution

By |2011-12-01T15:49:13+00:00December 1st, 2011|Computing, Tech Watch, TV|

Tea Londons Elton gives some thoughts on the future of home automation, and how the humble PC can play an important role in changing your TV viewing habits. From a young age I have always been surprised how ideas and concepts imagined by the fertile minds of Science Fiction authors and scriptwriters became to be realised as significant technical accomplishments later on. I have come to understand that pretty much anything is possible if we have the vision to imagine […]

Use your SmartTV

By |2011-11-18T14:04:32+00:00November 18th, 2011|Tech Watch, TV|

  If you own a TV, games console or network connected blu-ray player and you happen to have a PC or laptop floating around your home, chances are you have all the ingredients to watch videos stored on your PC’s and/or network storage. There is no need for any additional hardware – you do need to purchase any additional appliance or gadget to achieve this – assuming you have a well designed home network in the first place. For quite […]

Two wireless keyboards worth considering for the front room media PC

By |2010-05-23T13:45:14+00:00May 23rd, 2010|Computing, Control, Reviews|

TEA London always advise clients to strongly consider installing a dedicated home theatre PC (HTPC or MCE) in their front room, as opposed to installing several hardware units that collectively can perform the same function as one machine.We will perhaps write a different article in the future which can convey all of the benefits and virtues of a HTPC over the more traditional approach of installing dedicated components, such as a blu-ray player, PVR and so on, to perform these […]

Review: Philips 42PFL5604H 42″ LCD TV

By |2010-04-21T13:51:19+00:00April 21st, 2010|Reviews, TV|

The now end of life Philips 42PFL5604 represents the 42″ model of entry level 5000 series range. Despite it being Philips’ entry level 42″ LCD TV, it is still a Philips product; this means at around £650 it is not entry-level pricing, but then it certainly does not deliver entry-level performance. The 42PFL5604 is a compelling choice as an entry level Full-HD 42″ monitor. Large format, entry-level monitors are only capable of displaying screen resolutions of 1024×768, and carry a […]

First looks: Yamaha RX-V465 review

By |2010-01-27T13:38:34+00:00January 27th, 2010|Audio, Reviews|

First Looks The 2009/2010 range of Yamaha home surround amplifiers are noticeably smaller than most AV receivers on the market. Make no mistake, the more heavy-weight units still are of similar size to the original amplifier units, but the lower end of the range, the footprint of these units are smaller than previous versions. It is roughly the footprint and height of a component tape-deck. The smaller footprint means the unit will be able to fit onto shelves and storage […]

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