HDTVTest is a freely available and independent online resource dedicated to providing UK, Worldwide and Eurocentric news, information, and most importantly original and comprehensive reviews related to high-definition television (HDTV), which are published at the web address www.hdtvtest.co.uk
HDTVTest was founded in February 2007 by Vincent Teoh and Colin Tang, two home theatre enthusiasts who were frequently frustrated by the lack of in-depth UK-based reviews of HDTVs either in magazines or on websites.
After a debacle in the Christmas of 2006 when Vincent had to return his flat-screen HDTV three times to an unnamed manufacturer due to issues with "banding", they decided enough was enough – consumers deserved to be presented with accurate information on their potential big-ticket purchase before parting with their money.
Hence the birth of HDTVTest. Even though Colin has since left for pastures new shortly after launch, from humble beginnings the website has grown to become the leading high-definition television news and review portal in the United Kingdom and Europe thanks to ongoing support from readers, retailers and manufacturers.
HDTVTest.co.uk is designed to provide independent unbiased news and reviews of the latest HDTV models available to the consumers in the UK and Europe. A wide range of tests are conducted in a measurable and repeatable fashion using different source materials, with particular emphasis on picture quality AFTER calibration to video and broadcast industry standards.
All reviews are enriched by multimedia technologies in the form of photographs, animations and videos to give readers immersive experience and truthful representation of the HDTVs. Readers can post questions and contribute to each review either in the review article itself or in a separate forum. A selector tool is also available to help readers narrow down the list of HDTVs they should consider buying based on their budget and viewing preference.
Our Editorial Team
Vincent Teoh — Chief Editor
An avid home theatre enthusiast and videophile, Vincent is the founder and chief editor of HDTVTest.co.uk with a special interest in motion-compensated frame interpolation (MCFI) technology. When not working hard at reviewing new HDTVs and editing news articles, he spends too much of his free time watching tennis and football on Sky Sports HD.
Contact: vincent [AT] hdtvtest.co.uk
David Mackenzie — Senior Editor & Reviewer
An ISF-certified calibrator, David is our resident HDTV expert with in-depth knowledge and experience in video encoding, processing, authoring, display calibration, and HD content production. His technical expertise has been sought by major consumer electronics brands such as LG, Panasonic, Oppo and Samsung for product feedback, and he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal for his views on DNR (digital noise reduction) errors in animated films.
Contact: david [AT] hdtvtest.co.uk
Nielo Gan — News Correspondent & Reviewer
Based in London, Nielo provides news coverage at product launches, trade shows and technical demo sessions in the United Kingdom and Europe. When testing and reviewing flat-screen LCD TVs, he is particularly interested in the type of LCD panel used and its ramifications.
Contact: nielo [AT] hdtvtest.co.uk
Jonathan Sutton — News Writer
An experienced journalist and seasoned researcher who has written predominantly in the retail and technology verticals, Jonathan brings his own brand of style and wit to HDTVTest when reporting on important and relevant news and stories.
Contact: jonathan [AT] hdtvtest.co.uk