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Japan's TV production shakedown shows no sign of slowing

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 16 Jul 2012, 2:11pm

Last November I wrote a blog piece suggesting that – in consumer electronics at least – 'Made in Japan' was in danger of giving way to a future in which products may still be designed by the big names, but they'd be made outside Japan by ...

Is that a Freeview box in your pocket, or...

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 4 Jul 2012, 2:33pm

With the impending Olympics – has anyone managed to find a BBC programme of late that doesn't have an Olympic reference in it somewhere? –, thoughts have already started to turn to where and when we'll be able to watch the events.TVs in the ...

Boston Acoustics, Denon and Marantz unleash a deluge of streaming

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 4:50pm

Almost there now, people – the last part of this report from the D+M Group event in Valencia is all about music of the streaming variety.  Which is kind of ironic given that, for all the five-star grandeur of the Valencia hotel chosen ...

Denon revises its separates range, while Marantz delays its upmarket network player

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 5:09pm

Apart from the AV products launched at this week's D+M group European conference, both Denon and Marantz had news on the pure audio front.And for all the suggestions in some quarters that affordable stereo components are going the way of the ...

Valencia streets and the Temple of Ken: Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustics re-invent themselves

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 12:19pm

Valencia is a place in a hurry: with just over a week to go before F1 engines are fired up in anger around its harbour for the European Grand Prix, the city is busy converting its streets, piers and bridges into a race-track, lined with safety ...

While you were bunting...

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 6 Jun 2012, 3:18pm

Here's a brief round-up of some of the tech stories you may have missed while you were trying to keep dry under your red, white and blue umbrella, keeping away from Jubilee overload, watching Fearne Cotton finding everything 'amazing', saving ...

A 73in TV for £1000? Or a flatscreen with LED and laser lighting? Mitsubishi, of course...

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 31 May 2012, 3:14pm

Think Mitsubishi, and most UK enthusiasts will probably visualise one of these,  while the plane-spotters on the WHFSV Forums will probably think...  However, Mitsubishi Electric is a TV force to be reckoned with in its home ...

Too expensive in Japan, and now in Korea, too? Top TV names look to China for the future of manufacturing

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 25 May 2012, 12:36pm

It's been a turbulent week or so in the TV business, starting with the news that Panasonic and Sony, once the driving forces of TV manufacturing, are looking to form a joint venture to develop OLED TVs in order to maintain competitiveness with ...

Onkyo: keeping the features race and sound quality in harmony

By Andrew Everard | Sun, 20 May 2012, 4:28pm

It's almost exactly five years since I visited Onkyo in Osaka: reporting from that trip back in May 2007, I said the company seemed to be 'an outfit with the established leaders of the European home cinema market – notably Denon and Yamaha – ...

HIGH END 2012: it started with a Munichorn (or three), and ended with an atomic Antelope and a stealth band

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 8 May 2012, 5:40pm

As a voice said, somewhere a few rows back on the 15.05 from Heathrow to Munich last Wednesday, 'It's almost the last real hi-fi show in the world'.That's quite a billing to live up to, but every year the show organised by Germany's High End ...