The all new Audi A6 2019 revealed

The all new 2019 Audi A6 revealed

The all new Audi A6 2019 was revealed earlier this week and now there is an official video trailer for the audience worldwide. The new car looks a bit like the latest generation A4 but of course bigger, packed with more technology and ready face the competition from BMW, Mercedes and Lexus.

The interior on the other hand is very much similar to what we saw in the most recent A8-technologically advanced, with emphasis on multiple touchscreens and many new features.

Samsung 40J5000 40 inch Full HD TV

Samsung 40J5000 40 inch Full HD TV full specs and consumer opinion

Most of you who follow Test and Review know we are much into TVs. We like to review and evaluate the best picks on the market and give you relevant opinion, helping consumers choose their next TV. Today we are taking a look at the 40 inch Full HD TV Samsung 40J5000, simple and affordable TV in the mid-size segment.

Samsung 55MU6202 55 inch curved 4K Ultra HD TV

Samsung 55MU6202 55 inch curved 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR

Today will share some insights for the Samsung 55MU6202 55 inch curved 4K Ultra HD TV and help those consumers who are in the search of good curved big screen TV.

The 55MU6202 is on the market for quite some time now and there are some very positive reviews for it. This is basically a 55 inch 4K curved LED TV offered by Samsung on a very good price. Samsung 55MU6202 is strongly recommended for home cinema setup. Coupled with a budget soundbar like the 120W Samsung HW-J355 this TV will deliver true cinema experience at home.
Here are Samsung 55MU6202 main features and specifications:

  • Resolution 3,840 × 2,160
  • Screen Size 55"
  • Screen Curvature 4200R
  • 10 bit SupportN/A
  • Video
  • Picture EngineUHD Up-Scaling
  • PQI (Picture Quality Index)1400
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega Contrast
  • Micro Dimming UHD Dimming
  • Precision Black (Local Dimming)N/A
  • Dynamic Crystal ColorN/A
  • Active Crystal ColorN/A
  • Wide Colour Enhancer (Plus)N/A
  • PurColour Yes
  • Auto Depth Enhancer Yes
  • Contrast Enhancer N/A
  • Auto Motion Plus Yes
  • Film ModeYes
  • Peak Illuminator N/A

  • Audio
  • Dolby Digital PlusYes
  • DTS Codec Yes
  • Sound Output (RMS)20W
  • Speaker Type 2 CH(Down Firing w/Bass Reflex)
  • Woofer N/A
  • Multiroom Link Yes
  • Blutooth Audio Yes
  • Smart Service
  • Voice InteractionUK English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Brazilian Portuguese
  • TV Plus N/A
  • Web Browser Yes
  • One App Support No
  • Smart View No
  • Tuner/Broadcasting
  • Digital BroadcastingDVB-T2C
  • Analog TunerYes
  • 2 TunerN/A
  • CI (Common Interface)CI+(1.3)
  • Data BroadcastingHbbTV 1.5(CZ,SK,DE,AT,FR,ES,EE)/ HbbTV 1.0(PL,HU,CH,BE,NL,LU,PT,DK,FI)/ MHEG 5(GB,IE)
  • TV Key SupportN/A
  • Vesa Wall Mount Support Yes
  • Floor Stand Support Yes
  • TV Key Dongle (Included)N/A
  • User Manual Yes
  • E-Manual Yes
  • ANT-CableN/A
  • Power Cable Yes
  • Slim Gender Cable Yes

I personally like the Samsung 55MU6202 a lot and I would recommend it. It is up to you to decided if curved screen is something that you really need and you consider advantage over the flat screen. Other than that this is a TV with great 4K picture quality and relatively affordable price of around $800.

Traction control in Opel/Vauxhall Vectra C

How does the Traction control and stability program behaves in Opel and Vauxhall Vectra C

Vectra C discussion

There are many owners of the Vectra C in UK and the rest of the Europe which means this car needs to be fit for all conditions - rain, snow, hot/cold weather etc.

One of the key security components of the Vectra C is its traction control system combined with other systems like the ABS to ensure smooth functioning of the ESP.

Having driven almost all models from Opel's model range I can confirm that their traction control systems are not to aggressive and do not intrude driver's intentions when not needed. It is the same story with Vectra C, where the TC kicks in the correct moment.

Techwood 65AO6USB 65 Inch Smart LED 4k Ultra HD TV specifications

Techwood 65AO6USB 65 Inch Smart LED 4k Ultra HD TV features and specifications

Techwood 65AO6USB TV features and specs

  • Dimensions: 84.1cm(H) 145.9cm(W) 7.2cm(D)
  • Energy Rating: A+
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
  • Remote Control: Standard Remote x 1
  • Energy Saving Mode: Yes
  • Screen Size: 65 Inches
  • Screen Type: LED
  • 3D: No
  • Smart TV: Yes
  • Manual / Quick Guide: Yes
  • Power Cable: Yes
  • Built-in Instruction Manual: No
  • Remote Control Batteries: AA x 1
  • Vesa Wall Mount Supported: Yes
  • Resolution Size: 3840 x 2160
  • Resolution Type: 4K Ultra HD
  • Annual Power Consumption: 172 Kwh
  • Film Picture Mode: Yes
  • Game Picture Mode: Yes
  • Number of Internal Speakers: 2
  • Audio Power: 24 Watt
  • 3D Sound: No
  • Number of Tuners: Single
  • Internet Connection: Built-in WiFi
  • Web Browsing: Yes
  • Digital Text Services: Yes
  • Auto Tuning: Yes
  • Auto Power Off: Yes
  • EPG: 7 Days
  • App / Portal Store: No
  • Smart Phone / Tablet App Available: Yes - Android and iOS
  • Recommended Content: Yes
  • Built-in Camera: No
  • Motion Control: No
  • Voice Control: No
  • Picture-in-Picture: Yes
  • Tuner Type: Freeview HD
  • On-mode Power Consumption: 118 Watt
  • Energy Efficiency Class: A+
  • Processor Type: Double Core
  • Standard Refresh Rate: 50 Hz
  • DLNA Certified: No
  • HDMI Input: 3
  • Scart Input: 0
  • Composite Video Input: 1
  • USB Input: 2
  • Digital Optical Output: 1
  • VGA Input: 1
  • Ethernet (LAN) Input: Yes
  • NFC (Near Field Communication): No
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Miracast: No
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Headphone Socket: 1
  • Netflix: Yes
  • Facebook: Yes
  • Youtube: Yes
  • Twitter: Yes
  • BBC iPlayer: Yes
  • Stand Type: Static
  • TV DVD Combi: No
  • Series / Family: AO6USB
  • Vesa Wall Mount Size: 400 x 400 mm
  • Sports Picture Mode: Yes
  • ITV Hub: Yes
  • Demand 5: Yes
  • All 4: Yes
  • HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel): Yes
  • WiFi Direct: No
  • Intel WiDi: No
  • MHL Compatible: No
  • Standby Power Consumption: 0.5 Watt
  • Analog RCA L/R Audio Input: 1
  • Digital Coaxial Output: 1
  • Ultra HD 4K Upscaling: No
  • Scroll Back EPG: 7 Days
  • Web Applications Built-in: Yes
  • Audio Processing: Dolby Digital Plus
  • Scroll Back Compatible EPG: Yes
  • Wireless Soundbar Compatible (same brand only): No
  • Dolby Sound Technology: Yes
  • Built-in Tuners: DVB-T/T2
  • Amazon Instant Video: No
  • Aerial Cable: No

Buying refurbished tech - is it worth it?

Buying refurbished tech items can save you tons of money

Buying refurbished tech items can save you tons of money, especially if you like to update your gadgets often. I personally think that it is worth  buying for couple of good reasons. Here are some of them:

Saves me money
Refurbished items are usually in mint condition and most of the time are sold in 'like new' condition. They also come with warranty which might be as long as the stock one when the item was bought brand new. This means that the companies who sold refurbished tech really trust the quality of their items sold. This guarantee comes from a process of checking the items, fixing all possible issue that may occur and replacing fault parts with brand new ones.

Amazing fuel consumption under 7 liters per 100 km with Opel Vectra C

How to achieve amazing fuel consumption under 7 liters per 100 km with Opel Vectra C

Vectra C fuel consumption
6.9 on mixed driving is a great result for a 140 horse power petrol engine

Many people think that diesels and hybrids are the only economical way of transportation by car these days. My 2008 Opel Vectra proves these thoughts wrong, achieving some very good fuel economy figures, especially for a mid-sized hatchback like the one I am driving.

Well, to be honest this 6.9l per 100 km on a petrol engine was achieved mostly on extra-urban driving. The engine is 1.8l Ecotec with 140 hp and the average speed was not the optimal so I believe a result of 6.7l per 100 km is totally achievable.

The average consumption on this particular Vectra is 7.8l per 100 km which also pretty good. Urban driving is a bit high but that is expected with most petrol engines - 11.5-12l per 100 km (heavy traffic most of the time).

For the near future I am willing to try some of the modern downsized turbo engines like the GM's 1.6 petrol turbo with 170 hp which I think will return even better figures than the naturally aspirated petrol engines. The 1.4 turbo Ecotec is also a good choice and quite an economical one if mounted with the factory LPG system (for Astra and Insignia).

Diesel engines have some good characteristics but I believe they will become obsolete in the next 10-15 years due to environmental reasons. Hopefully hybrids and hydrogen vehicles will get more advanced and will reach wider range of consumers.

Opel Corsa C review

Panasonic TX-55EX580B 55 Inch SMART 4K Ultra HD TV

Panasonic TX-55EX580B 55 Inch SMART 4K Ultra HD TV features and specs revealed, quick review

Panasonic TX-55EX580B is one of the popular big-screen TVs on the UK market in the last couple of years. Here is how Panasonic presented this TV some time ago:

"Our 4K HDR technology uses our professional picture quality know-how for delivering beautiful, lifelike images accurate to the director’s intention.

Advanced Color Processing uses our picture quality know-how to deliver faithful onscreen images. Specifically it delivers accurate colors and works to produce deeper blacks which retain detail even in dark scenes.

How to: Vectra C climate control settings

Setting the desired Vectra C climate control settings can be really frustrating sometimes

Vectra C climate control settings

To start with, Vectra C is a good car, and a very good deal on the second hand market. But there are some things about it that Opel/Vauxhall owners really hate about it. One of these things are the climate control settings on the automatic dual-zone air-conditioning system implemented in Vectra C.

The issue here is not with setting the correct temperature which is really easy but rather with adjusting the air-flow and the time it takes to do it.

Search products and reviews