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Jim Martin

Jim Martin is an editor at IDG UK and holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Kent. Known for his product reviews and testing, Jim’s portfolio includes Tech Advisor and Computer Shopper.

Recent articles by Jim Martin

RTI90-320 front with remote
Sagemcom RTI90-320 review

Great HD quality, but with few other frills currently, the RTI90-320 is an expensive way to get three free HD channels

£235 inc VAT
Panasonic Viera TX-L32G20B
Panasonic Viera TX-L32G20B review

If it were considerably cheaper this would be a great TV, but as it is, the G20 is overpriced for a 32in TV.

£780 inc VAT
Sony BDP-S370 Blu-ray player
Sony BDP-S370 review
Blu-ray players

Great performance is paired with excellent internet services including BBC iPlayer. At this price, you can't ask for more.

£134 inc VAT
Mio Moov Spirit V505 TV
Mio Moov Spirit V505 TV review
Car accessories & equipment Sat nav

A reasonable navigation device, but the TV interface is poorly designed, there's no headphone socket and it can't be used on the move. There are better satnavs available for similar money.

£170 inc VAT
Panasonic Viera TV-L32D28BP
Panasonic Viera TX-L32D28BP review

Good looking and packed with features including Freeview HD and Freesat. However, image quality isn't outstanding, and for this price, it should be.

£998 inc VAT
Camtasia Studio 7
TechSmith Camtasia Studio 7 review

A powerful screen recording tool that's very easy to use. It's expensive, though, and for this reason misses out on an award.

£220 inc VAT
Panasonic DMP-B100EB-S Portable Blu-ray player
Panasonic DMP-B100EB-S review
Blu-ray players Home cinema systems TVs

It isn't cheap, but it's a great portable player that plays a lot more than just Blu-ray movies

£349 inc VAT
Casio XJ-A135
Casio XJ-A135 review

The first truly usable LED projector. However, the XJ-A135's image quality isn't particularly impressive given the relatively high price, but it does have extras such as WiFi and a built-in media player.

£833 inc VAT
Kodak Pulse
Kodak Pulse review
Digital photo frames

Good looking, easy to use and with built-in WiFi, the Pulse has a great-quality screen. However, the high price means it's not the best value.

£84 inc VAT
LG Flatron W2486L
LG Flatron W2486L review
PC monitors

Poor image quality, frustrating touch-sensitive controls and a high price mean this is one LED monitor to avoid

£245 inc VAT