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Eurovision 2010 – was HD picture quality compromised?

May 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Eurovision 2010 – was HD picture quality compromised? – Technology Forum | TechRadar UK. Not only is Eurovision good fun, it’s historically been one of the best HD transmissions of the year. But I’m not so sure about last night. Sure it looked great, but I felt there was rather more noise and artifacts than […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV

Samsung and Panasonic rush to launch first BD Live player

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Samsung is to challenge old rival Panasonic in the race to launch the first dedicated BD Live Blu-ray player. The two companies first went head-to-head in the global rush to release a dedicated player, and now they’re competing again to introduce players compatible with both Bonus View (Profile 1.1) and BD Live (profile 2). Panasonic […]

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

How big will your Blu-ray library be in 2011

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Not very, if a new report from Bernstein Research is to be believed. The company says that Blu-ray will achieve 25 per cent penetration in US homes in just three years, predictably fueled by a drop in the cost of individual Blu-ray discs and a reduction in dedicated player prices. Yet while Bernstein calculates that […]

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

TV dominates yearly gear spend, number of gadgets down

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

According to data released by the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American has spent just over 1,400 dollars on consumer electronics over the past 12 months. Its annual Household CE Ownership and Market Potential Study reveals that the money has mainly been spent on flatscreen TVs. The average number of CE products owned per American […]

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Tags: High definition TV · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Philips sells set-top business to Pace, but still tuned into digital TV future

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Philips may have divested itself of its set-top business, selling its STB and Connected Solutions divisions to Pace Micro Technology, but it’s still got a vested interest in the sector. As part of the deal, Philips has acquired 64.5 million Pace shares, giving it a 21.6 per cent stake in the company. The deal makes […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Corporate · High definition TV · Trade

Sony develops superthin OLED panel

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Sony has refined its ground-breaking XEL-1 OLED TV, reducing the panel thinness to just 0.3mm, down from 1.4mm. The prototype edition, shown at Japan’s Display 2008 trade expo, is based on an entirely new substrate and glass. It retains the original resolution of  960 x 540 pixels. Commercial production is expected to begin later this […]

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Tags: Corporate · High definition TV · OLED · Trade

No HD future for remastered Star Trek

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Star Trek fans who have been waiting for the newly remastered Original Series to migrate from HD DVD to Blu-ray will be disappointed by Paramount’s announcement that reissues will continue on DVD only. The HD DVD camp made quite a ballyhoo after the first season of Trek:TOS debuted on its hi-def format, following an impressive […]

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

Hi-def beating IPTV in next-gen TV tech battle

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

High definition TV is beating out IPTV in the battle of the next-gen TV services. According to UK market analyst Informa Telecoms & Media, more than 44 million homes will have access to hi-def TV by the end of 2008, rising to 179 million by 2012. According to a study of the US market, HD […]

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Tags: High definition TV · Internet and networking · Trade