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Entries Tagged as 'High definition TV'

Home Cinema Choice Awards announced, Panasonic Blu-ray and BT Vision lead winners

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments

The UK’s ultimate home AV gear for 2008 was revealed at a ceremony in central London last Friday, as the annual Home Cinema Choice Awards were announced. Presented by former Dr Who Sylvester McCoy, the 19 categories were judged and awarded by leading reviewers from UK AV magazine Home Cinema Choice. Amongst the winners, BT […]

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

Ofcom ploughs ahead with miserly Freeview HD plan

April 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Ofcom has controversially announced that it will accelerate its own plan to bring high definition to the Freeview terrestrial TV platform, with services due to start in 2009. Despite howls of protest from CE manufacturers, the watchdog has decided to shuffle spectrum in such a way as to only allow four channels of 720p high-definition. […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Trade

Retailer offers goodwill gesture to HD DVD owners

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Leading US retail chain Best Buy has followed the lead set by rival Circuit City, and has begun to compensate its customers who backed HD DVD. It will send owners of players on its database a 50 dollar gift voucher; the giveaway applies to any of its patrons who purchased an HD DVD player prior […]

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

London Olympics to be available in hi-def via Freeview HD

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Expect to watch the London Olympics in high definition on a Freeview HD box. That’s the hopeful message from Greg Bensberg, the principal advisor on broadcasting at Ofcom. Speaking at the Digital Television Group’s Annual Industry Summit, he said he was confident that high-definition terrestrial TV would be available in time to watch the 2012 […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Trade

Hi-def Olympiad drives demand for LCD and plasma

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Global demand for flat-screen TVs will exceed 100 million units for the first time in 2008, according to new figures from the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association. The Beijing Olympics, dubbed the first ever Hi-def Olympiad, is expected to stoke demand. Look for LCD TV makers to sell on sport related improvements to […]

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Tags: High definition TV · LCD TV · Plasma · Trade

Samsung cancels plans for HD DVD Blu-ray combi player introduction

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

In a move sure to disappoint HD DVD owners looking to migrate to the Blu-ray format, Samsung has shelved plans to introduce its BD-UP5500 Duo HD dual-format player. The company cites ‘recent announcements’ for its cancellation. In a statement, the company said: “Now that Blu-ray has been chosen as the next-generation format, the consumer can […]

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Price crash predicted for Sony Blu-ray players

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

The price of a Sony Blu-ray player will hit 200 dollars by 2009. That’s the view of a man who should know. Sony Electronics US president Stan Glasgow made the prediction during the company’s recent press briefing. Players are expected to close out in 2008 at around 299 dollars. Glasgow also predicts that dedicated player […]

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HD VMD ready to take on Blu-ray, apparently

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Comedy hi-def format HD VMD, proposed by UK-based New Medium Enterprises, says it’s ready and willing to take on Blu-ray. Echoing scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, NME CEO Geoff Russell challenges: “The way is now clear for VMD to be embraced by the industry, our technology is robust and our format is […]

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