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TCL older Android TVs to get Android 11 update only

TCL older Android TVs to get Android 11 update only

TVs have traditionally been seen and treated more like fixed and static appliances in our homes, never changing from the day they were bought until they finally die completely. Smart TVs, however, have changed that and added an element of flexibility and longevity beyond what the devices initially offered when purchased. That said, these smart TVs also started exhibiting the problems that smartphones, leaving users to wonder when or even if their TVs will get major software updates and until when.

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Panasonic’s flagship OLED TV gets side-firing speakers and Game Mode Extreme for 2021

Panasonic’s flagship OLED TV gets side-firing speakers and Game Mode Extreme for 2021

CES always features announcements from all segments of the consumer electronics space, but there's never any lack of new TV announcements. Today, Panasonic is hopping aboard that TV reveal train, announcing that its flagship TV for 2021 will be the JZ2000, which will be available in 55- and 65-inch models. The TV features an OLED panel and a few new features for 2021 that are aimed squarely at gamers.

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TCL TV in 2021 – OD ZERO mini-LED, new 85″ TVs and 6 Series 8K

TCL TV in 2021 – OD ZERO mini-LED, new 85″ TVs and 6 Series 8K

TCL has revealed its 2021 TV line-up at CES, the new TCL XL Collection boosting screen sizes and the promise of third-generation mini-LED technology launching later in the year. In addition to even bigger models from TCL than we've seen so far - including up to 85-inches - there'll also be a new TCL 6 Series of more affordable versions.

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LG’s 2021 OLED TVs boost brightness and make a play for gamers

LG’s 2021 OLED TVs boost brightness and make a play for gamers

LG today announced a new lineup of OLED TVs for 2021, and if you've run into problems with OLED brightness in the past, these new displays could be worth a look. In the new G1 series at least, LG says that it's shipping a new type of panel called OLED evo, which it describes as "the next step in the evolution of OLED TV technology." Essentially, it seems that OLED evo cranks up the brightness on these OLED panels, which in the past has been a problem area for them.

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LG WebOS 6.0 powers new Magic Remote’s magical features

LG WebOS 6.0 powers new Magic Remote’s magical features

It's hard to point out a clear winner in the smart TV platform wars. While Android TV has the benefit of a familiar brand and the support of the likes of Sony and Vizio, other major TV makers have gone their own, separate ways. Samsung has its Tizen-based OS and LG has opted to invest in WebOS, which traces its origins back to the venerable Palm. Now at version 6.0, WebOS has definitely taken a life of its own, one that is specific, and to some extent limited, to providing a convenient and easy TV viewing experience.

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New Star Wars timeline revealed with Bad Batch

New Star Wars timeline revealed with Bad Batch

Today we're taking a peek at the latest official timeline of Star Wars events as approved by Lucasfilm. This timeline appears in the new book A Test of Courage. In the timeline, we get a glimpse of where all the major movies and television shows rest, including one not yet confirmed before now. Star Wars: The Bad Batch, it seems, will take place in the age called "Reign of the Empire".

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LG shows off the world’s first Eyesafe certified TV display

LG shows off the world’s first Eyesafe certified TV display

LG Display is one of the largest makers of displays for various uses in the world. Eyesafe is a company calling itself a leader in low blue light solutions for consumer electronics. LG and Eyesafe have announced the world's first Eyesafe Certified television display will be unveiled at CES 2021. The display will be used in a 65-inch OLED television.

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Samsung’s The Frame 2021 update makes art TV slimmer and more personal

Samsung’s The Frame 2021 update makes art TV slimmer and more personal

Samsung is giving one of its most distinctive TVs an upgrade, with The Frame 2021 promising to blend into your decor even more seamlessly, while also adding some new tech features. Latest iteration of the lifestyle TV first launched in 2017, this year's update to The Frame trims the thickness while throwing in more personalization features.

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Samsung solar remote for 2021 TVs means no more replacing batteries

Samsung solar remote for 2021 TVs means no more replacing batteries

Samsung is aiming to put an end to dead TV remotes, bypassing batteries in favor of a solar powered remote control for its latest 2021 models. The Samsung Eco Remote Control looks just like the company's regular, AA- or AAA-powered versions, but rather than a battery compartment there's a solar panel on the back.

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Samsung MicroLED TV range expands while Neo QLED 8K makes CES 2021 debut

Samsung MicroLED TV range expands while Neo QLED 8K makes CES 2021 debut

Samsung has revealed its CES 2021 TV range, including extra sizes of MicroLED TV, fresh QLED options, and support for services like Google Duo. Having debuted MicroLED with its eye-catching - and wallet-draining - The Wall modular TV back in 2018, Samsung is now expanding its options for those who want the screen technology but in a simple, one-box form.

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KITT from Knight Rider hits the auction block; The Hoff is up for grabs

KITT from Knight Rider hits the auction block; The Hoff is up for grabs

We have fantastic news if you’re a big fan of the hit 80s entertainment franchise Knight Rider and the man himself, David Hasselhoff. Diligent Auction Services is listing the actual KITT car from the Knight Rider TV series along with a larger-than-life replica of David Hasselhoff in his trademark Baywatch red beach shorts.

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Samsung HDR10+ Adaptive feature will take into account ambient light

Samsung HDR10+ Adaptive feature will take into account ambient light

Pixel count, although an important spec, isn't the only factor that will determine a picture's or video's quality. Other elements come into play but color and brightness are two of the most important ones. After inundating the market and consumers with 2K, 4K, and now 8K marketing, TV makers have started focusing on HDR and brightness/contrast as key marketing points. For its upcoming QLED TVs, Samsung will be leaning heavily on the former with a new HDR10+ Adaptive feature that tries to make its TVs seem smarter.

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