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NEWS: June 10th launch for new Panasonic Blu-ray player, system and HD receiver

Clare Newsome Fri, 16 May 2008, 1:15pm

As previously reported, Panasonic's full-spec, DMP-BD50 Blu-ray player (pictured above) is due in June. We now know the official launch date is 10th June, and it's to be accompanied by a matching, 7.1 channel receiver plus a one-box ...

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NEWS: Sky Anytime on PC evolves into Sky Player

Andrew Everard Thu, 15 May 2008, 1:59pm

Sky's online viewer and download service has been upgraded and rebranded as Sky Player from today. The revamped service now allows Sky users progressive downloading, allowing you to start watching programs while they're still ...

NEWS: Currys.digital shops set for closure

Joe Cox Thu, 15 May 2008, 12:22pm

DSG International is set to close 77 of its 177 Currys.digital shops over the next five years. This isn't just so DSG can have a round 100 stores, but is in fact an attempt to trim the company's costs by £50m. John Browett, ...

JAPAN NEWS: JVC and Kenwood to merge - official

Andrew Everard Wed, 14 May 2008, 3:08pm

After some months of speculation in the Japanese business press, JVC and Kenwood have announced a merger under a new company, JVC Kenwood Holdings, Inc.. The move, subject to approval next month by the shareholders of the two, follows the ...

NEWS: Save power and money by switching off standby

Joe Cox Wed, 14 May 2008, 2:51pm

Nearly £1 billion worth of energy is wasted in UK homes each year by people leaving AV equipment on standby. One For All's new Energy Saver remote control aims to save you energy and money by turning your kit off with one quick ...

NEWS: HBO shows now on Apple's US Store

Joe Cox Tue, 13 May 2008, 11:52am

Good news for American Apple TV fans, as shows such as The Sopranos, Sex and The City, Rome and The Wire have appeared on the iTunes Store in the US. HBO, the channel in charge of the content in question, have settled their ...

NEWS: Virgin Media looks to bring back Sky

Joe Cox Mon, 12 May 2008, 3:28pm

After changes at the top at both Sky and Virgin Media, it looks like the two could be on the verge of patching up their differences and returning Sky channels to Virgin Media subscribers. Programmes such as Lost, 24 and of course the mighty ...

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NEWS: PVR offers 500GB of media storage

Joe Cox Mon, 12 May 2008, 12:48pm

Here's another manufacturer that's new to us, this time delivering a media storage device that aims to make recording and storing all your TV, music and movies that much easier. The Media Bank from disgo has a 500GB hard disk and ...

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: Our verdict on the Humax Foxsat-HD Freesat set-top box

Andy Clough Mon, 12 May 2008, 12:09pm

We gave you our first impressions of the new high-definition Freesat box from Humax last week, and promised you a full review as soon as we'd completed the test. Always true to our word, here's our verdict on the first HD Freesat ...

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Is consumer electronics retailing about to get the shakeup it needs?

Andy Clough Sun, 11 May 2008, 8:58pm

So, US retail giant Best Buy has acquired a 50 per cent stake in the retail arm of Carphone Warehouse, as we reported here last week. The Sunday papers are full of the story, and there's much speculation that the deal will lead to a massive ...