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NEWS: The new black - Pioneer launches its eighth-generation plasmas

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 15 May 2007, 11:05am

It's called 'Project Kuro': Pioneer has been rethinking the way its plasma screens work to create a new eighth-generation range designed not only to outperform the direct competition, but also show a clean pair of heels to LCD ...

NEWS: Universal denies Blu-ray U-turn – no truth it's ditching HD DVD exclusivity

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 15 May 2007, 5:02am

Hollywood studio Universal has denied a German press report that it's planning to abandon its exclusivity agreement with the HD DVD camp, and start to make its movies available on Blu-ray. The German report, on the Heise Online IT news ...

It's a Vision thing - Pioneer goes black to the future in Rome

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 14 May 2007, 10:14pm

I have this nightmare: I’m in a long, pitch-black tunnel, writes Andrew Everard.There are people in front of me in the gloom, so I can’t run and escape; more behind me prevent me fleeing back into the sunlight I just left. The electronic voice ...

A room with a 42in widescreen, high-definition, 5.1-channel view

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 14 May 2007, 10:00pm

Looks like I've just sorted my holidays, says Andrew Everard, after ages wondering where to go and what to see, all the while dreading dragging myself away from the comfort of my home cinema system. Now I can stay in a hotel room with a ...