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Entries from February 2008

Samsung first to sell 3D plasma TVs

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

They’ve been seen at trade shows for years, but Samsung is the first company to put a 3D plasma screen on general sale. Produced in partnership with games giant Electronic Arts, the Korean innovator’s new PAVV Cannes TV allows users to view specially-made 3D PC games and movie content via proprietary eyeglasses. The set will […]

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Tags: High definition TV · Plasma · Trade · Video games

Pioneer tops favourite TV brand poll

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Pioneer has been voted the most popular UK TV brand, according to a poll by review website Reevoo. Pioneer Kuro screens came out on top of a survey of 15,000 customer reviews. Heidi Johnson-Cash, Pioneer’s UK Marketing manager said: “We’re delighted that the KURO has been chosen as the favourite television brand. Pioneer’s aim is […]

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

UK leads Europe when it comes to hi-def

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

According to trade group DEG Europe, the UK is leading Europe when it comes to high-definition home entertainment. 34 per cent of all HD sales come from the UK. According to the pan-industry body, the volume of high-def discs sold in Europe increased 85 fold between 2006 and 2007 “and is expected to rise exponentially […]

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

50 million Blu-ray players online by 2012

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

With no dedicated Blu-ray players offering internet interactivity at the moment, it seems a stretch to suggest that BD Live players will be the biggest selling web-enabled devices by 2012. Yet that’s the prediction of market research operation Multimedia Intelligence. It predicts that 50 million BD Live players will be in circulation by the target […]

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

Japan to legislate against power-hungry plasma and LCD TVs

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Amid mounting concern over energy-hungry flat-panel TVs, Japan says is will soon mandate tighter energy-saving standards for both LCD and plasma televisions. The move is part of a wider initiative to cut global warming emissions from households. Japanese appliances must already carry an energy star label, to indicate their power consumption. Panasonic says that it […]

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

Sony announces Profile 1.1 and BD Live Blu-ray players

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Sony will finally introduce Blu-ray players compliant with the Profile 1.1 and 2.0 specification of the hi-def format this summer. The Profile 1.1 BDP-S350, which will have a US street price of 400 dollars, comes with a LAN connector, but it will not be compatible with BD Live straight out of a box. Buyers will […]

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

South Korea announces digital switch-over, mirrors the UK

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

South Korea is the latest country to announce a transition from analogue to digital TV services, and like the UK it’ll switch in 2012. However there are fears that viewers who don’t already receive their TV via satellite or cable are ill-prepared for the December 31 cutoff. To help, 60.8 billion won will be spent […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Internet and networking · Trade

Pioneer to drop plasma, full LCD TV range to be introduced

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Pioneer will drop its 42inch plasma TV line when it begins to sell LCD screens supplied by Sharp later this year. The news is the first Pioneer range change since Sharp purchased a chunk of the ailing plasma maker in 2007. The announcement is expected to be confirmed when the company makes its financial statement […]

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Tags: Corporate · LCD TV · Plasma · Trade