IFA, Berlin here we come!

Wed, 27 Aug 2008, 1:32pm

The IFA consumer electronics show kicks off in Berlin tomorrow, and as I write this four of our team are winging their way through the air in preparation for a veritable newsfest over the next few days. We'll have regular updates throughout the day here on whathifi.com.

In case you don't know, IFA stands for the International Funkausstellung and is one of the biggest consumer electronic shows on the planet, taking place from August 29th to September 3rd.

All the major manufacturers will be out in force, including Sony, Samsung, Philips, Sharp, Toshiba, Panasonic, LG, Harman Kardon, Pioneer and Loewe. We're expecting a whole host of new product launches, and the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision team is on standby to bring you all the latest news as soon as the press conferences start tomorrow.

Rumour has it there'll be a brace of new Blu-ray players from Panasonic, some new Harman Kardon receivers, high-end audio from LG, two new DVD players from Toshiba and possibly a new Blu-ray player from Pioneer.

All this and more will be brought to you live from the show, so remember to log in and check the site for our daily updates.


Oh right - thought it was a bit quiet around here today. Oh well, more mini gingerbread men for those of us left behind...

Just in...Philips demonstrated 'Full Sound' technology at IFA with Philips staff singing Sinatra to journalists. And dancing. In suits. All this before the press conference too..

Blimey - and I thought it was impressive having 'Miss IFA' at the Sharp launch....

Incidentally, my pedometer shows i've walked 5 miles today. And it's not even the first full day of the Show!