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Entries from December 2007

Toshiba forms LCD TV alliance with Sharp

December 21st, 2007 · No Comments

In a move that represents a significant shift in the balance of power between the main Japanese TV manufacturers, Toshiba is exiting its deal with Matsushita and Hitachi to co-develop IPS Alpha LCD screens, and will to partner with rival Sharp instead. As part of the expected deal, Toshiba will receive an uninterrupted supply of […]

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Tags: Corporate · LCD TV · Trade

CEDIA bites into Macworld Apple fest

December 21st, 2007 · No Comments

In an unexpected move, CEDIA (the custom installation trade body) has announced that it will exhibit at the upcoming Macworld event in the US. The organization which usually only presents to the trade, says its debut at the Apple love-in will be “a great opportunity to showcase and demonstrate how CEDIA members are using new […]

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Tags: Corporate · Home cinema · Trade

Sony junks SXRD TV technology

December 20th, 2007 · No Comments

SXRD rear projection TVs are dead. Sony has confirmed that there will be no more products released in its SXRD rear projection range. Once current supplies are exhausted the category will be dumped. SXRD TVs, which have only enjoyed half-hearted promotion in the UK, offered large screen sizes at relatively low price points but their […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Home cinema · LCD TV · Trade

Samsung to unveil largescreen OLED

December 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Samsung will unveil a 31-inch OLED TV at the January CES in Las Vegas and is promising much larger screens to come. “We have the technological ability to make 40-inch OLED,” said a spokesman, before adding that it won’t be until 2010 that the company will be in a position to mass produce such panels.

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Tags: High definition TV · OLED · Trade

New boss behind UK digital TV switchover

December 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Digital UK has a new boss. David Scott has been appointed Chief Executive and will charged will guiding the UK through the analogue to digital TV transition when he takes up the post in February. He takes over from Ford Ennals, who has led Digital UK since it was established in 2005, and is moving […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Corporate · Trade

Panasonic, Canon and Hitachi joins forces to develop OLED

December 19th, 2007 · No Comments

In a groundbreaking deal, three Japanese CE giants are planning to join forces to develop OLED TVs. Matsushita (parent of Panasonic), Canon and Hitachi are expected to sign a multi-billion-yen deal to co-develop OLED into a mass-market TV proposition. The alliance will invest upwards of 300 billion yen to make organic electroluminescent panels for TV, […]

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Tags: Corporate · LCD TV · OLED · Trade

Hi-def woven into the fabric of society, apparently

December 19th, 2007 · No Comments

There are plenty of naysayers in the AV industry who claim that Joe Public isn’t really interested in high definition at all, citing lackluster sales off HD disc spinners, but HDTVs, HD camcorders and game consoles are all proving red hot sellers at US retail. John Kelly, merchandising chief at Circuit City says that high […]

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

LG develops inexpensive mobile phone TV technology

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

LG has developed a mobile TV system able to use existing network technology. Its Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), co-developed with Ericsson, uses existing mobile phone networks and does not need additional investment in radio frequencies and infrastructure. The company says that it could be up and running by 2009. A number of more expensive […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Internet and networking · Miscellaneous items · Trade