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Entries from September 2006

Microsoft aims for 100m Xbox 360 users

September 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Moore outlines Microsoft’s 100m Xbox vision // GamesIndustry.biz Xbox Master Chief Peter Moore has announced that he’s aiming to hit 100 million sales for the 360, and sees the introduction of so-called ‘Family Funster’ products as key to the challenge. Speaking in Barcelona, where the brand recently shocked the Blu-ray camp by announcing a 130 […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

Microsoft Zune to launch at 250 dollars

September 29th, 2006 · No Comments

Microsoft has confirmed the price and delivery date of its first US Zune digital audio player. The model will street on 14 November, priced at 249 dollars. The Toshiba-made unit has 30GB of storage, and is designed to work with Microsoft’s new subscription (14.99 dollars a month) and download online service (99 cents a track). […]

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Tags: Hi-fi · Internet and networking · Trade

Meridian corners custom install speaker market

September 29th, 2006 · No Comments

Meridian is looking to claim more of the lucrative custom install market with its new in-wall speaker ranges. The brand’s 200 Series are in-ceiling designs while the 300 Series comprise in-wall /flush-mount and on-wall systems, which can be supplied either passive or active analogue, driven by the Meridian G41 Powered Crossover/Amplifier. Read More… » The […]

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Tags: Home cinema · Trade

Toshiba UK appoints dynamic duo

September 29th, 2006 · No Comments

Toshiba Information Systems has appointed two new dealer account managers. Iain Wiseman and Matt Riley have been hired to help develop business opportunities and strengthen the brand’s sales support. Wiseman will be responsible for the business development of Toshiba’s mass merchandiser accounts while Riley is the new account manager for independent dealers, charged with promoting […]

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Tags: Miscellaneous items · Trade

Xbox 360 HD DVD drive in low price shock

September 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Microsoft has used its XO6 event in Barcelona to announce that the HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 will retail in the UK for just 130 pounds (or 199 Euros). It will ship with an HD version of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, as well as an Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote. The retail price […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

The Sharper Image loses its edge

September 27th, 2006 · No Comments

The brand has long been the last refuge of high-tech in American malls, and a lure for visiting British AV nuts, but The Sharper Image chain has recently lost a lot of its cutting edge cool. The brand has been hemorrhaging business and year on year losses before income tax benefits for the past quarter […]

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Tags: Miscellaneous items · Trade

Sharp previews high-performance 1080p LCD range

September 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Sharp has previewed its Aquos Full HD LCD screens for the UK market. Four models are featured in the brand’s LC-XD1E range, ranging from 37-inch models, to 42-, 46- and 52-inch. The sets use 1920 x 1080 glass and can accept a 1080p native signal. All the models have a high-gloss black finish and a […]

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Tags: LCD TV · Trade

Sharp to introduce twin-tuner Freeview PVR

September 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Sharp will launch a twin-tuner Freeview PVR in time for Christmas. Its new slim-line TU-R160H features a 160GB hard drive able to store approximately 80 hours of programmes. Features include an 8-day EPG, Chasing Playback functionality, subtitle recording and PIP. Ning Ning Cheang, the brand’s recording media product manager, says the model runs more quietly […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Internet and networking · Trade