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Behind the scenes at Sony's 3D research centre

Andy Clough Fri, 12 Mar 2010, 5:00pm

 It's been quite a week for 3D TV: Samsung had a ritzy launch in New York, Panasonic has announced a tie-up with Best Buy in the US and LG has brought forward its plans for the launch of 3D TV in the UK.With so much PR hype hitting the ...

Forget 16:9 or 21:9, Samsung's going 36:9!

Andrew Everard Mon, 1 Mar 2010, 4:02pm

This is the latest widescreen LCD from Samsung, which has just gone into mass production.And while most screens have an aspect ratio of 16:9, and Philips has been making a big fuss about its Cinema 21:9, the Korean giant has gone even further – ...

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...?

Andrew Everard Wed, 24 Feb 2010, 1:36pm

I've read this several times now, and I still can't work out the twisted corporate logic involved. See what you think... "TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Sony Corp. said Wednesday that it will restructure its network services operations by absorbing the ...

The changing face of the global TV landscape

Andrew Everard Tue, 23 Feb 2010, 2:03pm

Things are changing in the global TV market, with LED backlighting making a move on the conventional CCFL technology in the LCD TV sector, and plasma TV sales putting in a late surge in the closing months of 2009.And brand shares are altering, ...

Panasonic gives Vancouver 2010 a taste of 3D

Andrew Everard Fri, 12 Feb 2010, 3:14pm

The Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver tonight: the opening ceremony is at 6pm local time, or 2am back here, so fans of parades and flags will need plenty of strong coffee. Even if you stay up, you won't be watching proceedings in 3D, but ...

Pioneer, a year after plasma

Andrew Everard Fri, 12 Feb 2010, 1:25pm

It's exactly a year since Pioneer announced it was pulling the plug on its Kuro plasma range, quitting the TV business completely and concentrating on in-car technology. So, since February 12, 2009, how are things going at the former maker of ...

A pair of headphones sold every five seconds: 2009 hi-fi and AV sales figures revealed

Clare Newsome Thu, 11 Feb 2010, 8:30pm

     It's that time of year again, when the clever folk at GfK serve up the retail stats on exactly what we've all been buying for the past 12 months. How has the recession affected our hi-fi and AV buying habits? What's hot ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Sony's 'Mr 3D', Tim Page

Andy Clough Sun, 17 Jan 2010, 6:53pm

We caught up with Sony's 'Mr 3D', Tim Page – senior manager, Technology Marketing of Sony Europe – at CES last week, and quizzed him about Sony's plans for 3D TV. Here's what he had to say:1. What do you think will be the biggest content types to ...

USA: The top-selling TV manufacturer you've probably never heard of

Andrew Everard Fri, 15 Jan 2010, 3:19pm

Amidst all the hullabaloo of the 2010 International CES, dominated by the massive stands of the best-known global consumer electronics companies, one of the biggest-selling TV manufacturers probably got overlooked by the majority of ...

CES: Leaving on a Jet Plane... to Las Vegas

Simon Lucas Tue, 5 Jan 2010, 12:30pm

 I know Mondays can drag, especially when it's the first one back after a break, but this one has been more protracted than most - 32 hours, in fact. My flight from Gatwick left at about noon on Monday, and after a full ten hours sitting ...