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HD TV 2015 Buying Guide: Sony, LG, Samsung And Panasonic

Thinking of picking up a new HD TV? Here are all the pricing, release dates, specs and features for each big brand’s 2015 TV lineup; from Samsung’s curvy Ultra HD wonders to Sony’s Android TV.

Dealhacker: Get A 55-Inch 4K TV From Aldi For $799

This deal is straight-up bonkers. Aldi is selling Bauhn’s 55-inch Ultra HD TV for just $799. That’s a 55-inch 4K panel with a native resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. For $799. Read on for the specifications.

OneGuide For The Xbox One Is Now Available In Australia

The Xbox One’s premium TV features have finally launched down under. From today, Australian Xbox One owners can access a public preview of OneGuide — a catch-all entertainment menu that negates the need for a set top box or universal remote. The catch is that you’ll need to purchase a $39.95 digital tuner to access Live TV functionality. Bah humbug.

Do Curved HD TVs Really Provide More Immersion? (Video)

Last night, we attended Samsung’s 2014 TV launch where the company unveiled its latest 4K television range: the bizarrely curved HU9000 series. According to Samsung, the curvature of its new panels draws the viewer into the image in a way flatscreens don’t. But how do they stack up in reality? Watch our side-by-side video and decide for yourself.

Dealhacker: Get A Free Xbox One With Select LG TVs

LG has announced it will be bundling a free Xbox One with selected models in its Ultra HDTV range, including the “entry level” 55LA9650.

A Nation Of Cheapskates? Australians Prefer Budget TVs To Premium Brands

According to a new study by consumer product ratings board Canstar Blue, Australian consumers are big fans of cheaper TVs, with SONIQ and LG jointly taking out the top slots for customer satisfaction.

TV Deal: Get A Borderless 55in LED TV For $729

Kogan has announced the availability of a new 55-inch “borderless” LED TV constructed from a Samsung panel. For $729 it sounds like a bit of a bargain.

Lifehacker 101: Ultra HD TVs

4K TV, or ‘Ultra HD’ is the new buzzword being spouted by television manufacturers as they smartly side-step the Hindenburg-sized catastrophe that was 3D TV. If you listen to the hype, the next-generation of televisions are an industry-changing revolution that will make your 1080p displays look like an oil-stained nickelodeon canvas from 1915. (They said the same thing about 3D but this time they really mean it. Honest.)

Ask LH: Is There A Way To Improve Standard Definition Channels On My HD TV?

Dear Lifehacker, I just bought a 55-inch Samsung 3D LED TV and the standard-definition images are EXTREMELY poor and are really unacceptable. When watching soccer or cricket I can’t make out the individuals — they are just a blur. I am quite literally astounded that a modern piece of technology can’t convert lower resolutions so that the picture is viewable. Is there anything that can be done? I am desperate! Thanks, Archie

Winscape Turns Your HDTV Into A Window

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Mac: You know the movie version of the future where instead of real windows, we’ve got virtual ones that offer beautiful views of anything we want? Application Winscape pairs your Wiimote with a flat panel TV (or two) to do just that.

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