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Entries from January 2007

Sky sales high, Anytime TV announced

January 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Heavy marketing has kept the Sky bandwagon rolling forward. The satcaster has announced that in the last quarter of 2006 sales of its products and services exceeded one million for the first time. The total number of Sky TV customers rose to 8.441 million, up 183,000, with Sky+ racking up 1.97 million timeshifters. Sky HD […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Trade

HD DVD no bad thing for Toshiba

January 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Launching HD DVD against Blu-ray does not appear to have harmed Toshiba. Increasing sales of its digital AV and storage products, alongside a solid semiconductor business, has led the Japanese giant to post overall consolidated sales for the nine months ending December 31 2006 of 4,955.3 billion yen, up 472.1 billion yen year on year.

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Tags: Miscellaneous items · Trade

Nine Inch Nails champion hi-def audio

January 31st, 2007 · No Comments

The first simultaneous DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray music release will be Nine Inch Nails Live¬† Beside You in Time. Released by Interscope Records on February 27, the live concert was filmed during the band’s 2005-2006 world tour. Extras include a selection of music videos and rehearsal footage. The software industry will be watching the […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade

BRAVIA LCD remains stellar for Sony

January 31st, 2007 · No Comments

The star turn in Sony’s third quarter financials is clearly its consumer electronics division, and in particular the BRAVIA LCD TV line and Cybershot digital camera range. Sony’s Electronics division reported an increase in sales of 16.9 per cent, with an operating profit of 177.4 billion yen. However, development and launch costs associated with the […]

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Tags: LCD TV · Trade · Video games

Could UK PS3 price reduction be on the cards

January 30th, 2007 · No Comments

UK gamers could be the first to see a price reduction on the PlayStation3. While SCE says that there will be no movement on price points worldwide during 2007, the high relative cost of the 60GB version in Europe allows for some movement by Sony, should it need to fire-up retail interest after the early […]

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Tags: Trade · Video games

Microsoft pays heavy price for its Xbox dream

January 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Microsoft continues to pay a high price for its Xbox dream. Redmond’s Entertainment and Devices division has reduced estimates for Xbox360 sales through 2007 and posted a 289 million dollar loss for its second quarter.¬† Microsoft now says it will ship 12 million consoles by the end of June, down from an earlier estimate that […]

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Tags: Trade · Video games

More super cheap electronics to come from Asda

January 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Expect more giveaway electronics from Asda. After announcing its headline stealing nine quid DVD player (pictured above), a spokesman said there would be more such offers to come: “You can expect much more of this kind of activity from us.” The price initiative is part of a bigger battle between Asda’s US parent Wal-Mart and […]

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Tags: DVD · Home cinema · Trade

AACS body confirms copyright breach

January 26th, 2007 · No Comments

The Advanced Access Content System License Administrator (AACS LA), the body which regulates the advanced copy protection used by HD DVD and Blu-ray, has confirmed that so-called title keys have been stolen and used to decrypt HD packaged media. However the organsisation maintains that the AACS system has not been compromised. A spokesman said that […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade