The latest LED-lit televisions offer amazing thinness and shimmering edge-to-edge pictures. But despite their outer beauty, the Smart TV interfaces inside that link to web-connected apps and services could use a little plastic surgery. This week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section looks at the smarts of the Samsung D7000. Read more

The last television I bought combined the richness and clarity of a 21st century high-definition picture with the kind of tinny sound I remember from 1960s transistor radios.
My 50-year mismatch of audio and visual experience may have been extreme, but sound that is as thin as the new, wonderfully slim flat-panel TVs has become a common complaint, now that they are reduced to LED-lit slivers and the speakers inside have been shrunk smaller and flatter. Read more