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Entries from February 2007

Panasonic to launch black-gloss 1080p 50-inch plasma

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Panasonic will introduce its first 1080p 50-inch Viera plasma TV into the UK this Summer. The TH-50PZ700B (pictured) features a new black-gloss design and a host of picture improvement technologies, foremost of which is V-Real Pro II, said to deliver better blacks and subtler graduations. Also coming this year will be the brand’s first 58-inch […]

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Tags: High definition TV · Home cinema · Plasma · Trade

Sony predicts more LCD TV price cuts

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Sony is predicting that the retail price of LCD TVs will plunge another 20 per cent this year, but adds it still expects to make money. “We are going to be profitable, but it’s going to be tight,” admits US president and chief operating officer Stan Glasgow. Glasgow is confident that high-performance, good-looking sets will […]

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Tags: LCD TV · Trade

Samsung produces world’s thinnest LCD module

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Samsung claims to have developed the world’s thinnest LCD module. At just 0.74mm-thick, the ‘Ultimate Slim Module’ is 0.05mm thinner than the previous slimmest module and is intended for use in mobile phones. It’s expected to go into production next year.

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Tags: LCD TV · Trade

Sony announces big push for IPTV Bravia bolt-on

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Sony is planning to release seven LCD TVs compatible with its new Internet Video Link module, into the US market this year. Designed to deliver IPTV services, such as music videos, movie trailers and DIY shorts, direct to the living room screen, the module will sell for around 300 dollars. Unfortunately, the Link does not […]

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Tags: Internet and networking · LCD TV · Trade

Sony to launch budget Blu-ray player

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Sony has announced that it will price its second generation Blu-ray player considerably lower than the original BDP-S1. Due this summer, the BDP-S300 (formerly known by its code-name Sapphire) will have a street price of 599 dollars and will be positioned against the entry-level HD DVD players from Toshiba. Features include 1080p output and playback […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Home cinema · Trade

Bittorrent opens largest legal download store

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The new squeaky clean

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Tags: Internet and networking · Trade

Delay hits Apple TV

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Apple’s much-debated AV streamer, the Apple TV settop box, has had its US debut delayed. The company hasn’t explained why, but speculation varies between supply problems from its contracted Chinese OEMs to a lack of certification from the FCC. Interest in its UK rollout is expected to be muted, as the device lacks a DVB […]

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Panasonic upgrades Blu-ray player for HD audio and AVCHD

February 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Panasonic will release new firmware for its DMP-BD10 Blu-ray player which upgrades it’s audio decoder to support both Dolby trueHD and DTS HD high-resolution audio.  The firmware will be made available here. It follows an update to improve picture quality and extend disc compatibility to AVCHD format home-shot discs. Panasonic will also ship a new […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade