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Entries from August 2007

Five free hi-def movies spearhead HD DVD promotional campaign

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

The European HD DVD Promotional Group has used IFA to announce a number of hardware and software promotions for the autumn. Microsoft’s HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 is being cut to 121 pounds, making the player “the most affordable option for embracing HD DVD for the millions of Xbox 360 owners in Europe.” […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade

200 quid HD DVD player heading for UK stores this Xmas

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

A budget-priced Chinese-made HD DVD player from Venturer is coming to the UK. Expected to sell for 200 pounds or less, the SHD7000 will feature a 1080i video output, and upscale standard DVDs. According to the HD DVD Promotional Group, it will be sold by “major UK and European retailers and will hit the stores […]

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

Toshiba unveils cheapest ever UK HD DVD players

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Hot on the heels of Sony’s budget Blu-ray player, Toshiba has announced two new HD DVD players for Europe that undercut it. The new players, dubbed HD-EP30 (pictured above) and HD-EP35, will go on sale in the UK in October, priced at 270 and 337 pounds respectively. Both will offer 1080p/24 image support and HDMI […]

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

Sony to launch budget Blu-ray player in September

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Sony will bring its budget-priced BDP-S300 Blu-ray player to the UK in September. The model (pictured above), which will sell for 399 pounds, will be joined in October by the 599 pound BDP-S500. Buyers of either will be able to claim a free copy of the Spider-Man Trilogy on BD, when they complete an online […]

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

Sony pulls the plug on download music store

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Sony is to pull the plug on its Connect music service.. Conceding that it is unable to make headway against existing music download stores, the company will instead open up its Walkman audio players to non-DRM music files. The company made the announcement at IFA while announcing two new generation Windows media compatible audio/video portables, […]

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Tags: Hi-fi · Internet and networking · Trade

Philips brings Ambilight from back to front

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Philips has unveiled the latest generation of its Ambilight technology at IFA. The so-called Aurea LCD TV range extends the backlighting system to the entire front-frame of the screen. The company says that the front-facing LED array will “seduce viewers by light.” The first screen is a 42-inch 1080p model featuring the latest iteration of […]

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Tags: LCD TV · Trade

LG unveils DivX PVR TV range

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

LG has unveiled the world’s first DivX compatible PVR TVs. The range comprises three LCD TVs (the 47LB5RE, 42LB5RT and 37LB4RT) and two larger plasma screens (the 50PB4RT and 42PB4RT). All feature a built-in 80 gigabyte hard disc drive for Time Shifting and recording, plus a USB 2.0 port for backing up recorded content and […]

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Tags: LCD TV · Plasma · Trade

Sony and Samsung extend S-LCD partnership

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Sony and Samsung have agreed to further extend their joint venture S-LCD TV panel making operation. The duo set up S-LCD in 2004. The two parties are said to be negotiating the level of their reinvestment, having reached a “consensus on the joint investment.” The S-LCD operation is focused on producing large screen LCD panels, […]

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Tags: Corporate · LCD TV · Trade