Euro 2012 ultimate TV setup
Euro 2012 – Television
Your Euro 2012 guests will demand a bigger, better screen than the one at The Queen’s Head if they’re to forsake the pub. This 65in beauty fits the bill. It’s a plasma, which means wider viewing angles than on LCDs. The active shutter 3D has excellent resolution and motion handling, so even Theo Walcott in fifth gear will remain in blur-free.
Buying lots of active shutter 3D glasses for your guests can get pricey. If that’s a concern, go for this excellent ‘passive’ 47in LG. Its 3D tech works nearly as well as its active-enabled rivals, and you get five pairs of specs in the box.
Euro 2012 – PVR
Virgin Media Tivo 1TB
£50 + £32/month virginmedia.com
A roomy 1TB hard-drive and three tuners mean you’ll be able to watch live Euro games without giving up your US dramas. There’s plenty of 3D from the Beeb and ITV, plus it’s a good investment for the Olympics too, with all 24 of the BBC’s live sports feeds available in HD from late July.
If you don’t want to shell out for a monthly subscription, your best bet is a Freeview HD PVR. This Panasonic is easy to use, has a large 320GB hard-disk and two tuners, meaning you can watch a game while recording the latest episode of The Bridge.