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The future of TV: talking tech with Sky's 3D guru

Andy Clough Tue, 8 Feb 2011, 10:13am

Sky’s 3D guru Chris Johns predicts big things for no-glasses Auto-3D screens, and explains why Sky is backing LG’s passive 3D TVs in the meantimeChris Johns, BSkyB's chief engineer responsible for 3D If 3D had a face it would look like Chris ...

3D or not 3D, that is the question: 2010 TV, hi-fi and AV sales figures revealed

Clare Newsome Wed, 2 Feb 2011, 10:30am

Was 3D the hit the manufacturers wanted? How are music streaming products selling compared to classic hi-fi separates? Are we still going headphone crazy? Stand by for a snapshot of what has - and hasn't - caught the attention and loosened ...

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JAPAN: research labs look way beyond 3D flatscreens for sound as well as vision

Andrew Everard Tue, 23 Nov 2010, 11:06am

You may have been as amazed as we were to read about the plans for TV coverage should Japan win the 2022 FIFA World Cup; among the proposals was the suggestion that games could be transmitted to football stadiums around the world to be viewed as ...

Always looking for the NXT application

Andrew Everard Mon, 13 Sep 2010, 2:45pm

It's been almost two years since I visited NXT head office in Kowloon to find out what the company was up to, and discovered there's a lot more to it than just those early flat-panel speakers.And having kept in touch with developments out there ...

JAPAN: Could tumbling prices mean the big names' 3D strategy isn't going to plan?

Andrew Everard Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 1:59pm

So you thought 3D TV was all about bringing a more involving home cinema experience into the home? Think again: for the big names in consumer electronics, it was all about restoring some profitability into the TV market in the face of relentless ...

Vinyl turns tables as decks outsell CD players; 3D makes a slow start; receivers rule - 2010 UK CE sales revealed

Clare Newsome Fri, 23 Jul 2010, 5:25pm

 Heavy snow, horror shootings, football upsets, new governments and gushing oil - 2010's been pretty eventful so far, but what consumer electronics products have we been tuning into - or tuning out of - the news with? The CE sales statistics ...

Toy Story 3 - laughs, tears, fears and technology firsts

Clare Newsome Fri, 16 Jul 2010, 9:32am

 "Mummy, I want to go home!" So piped up the under-five in front of me at yesterday's preview screening of Toy Story 3.What had perplexed the little fellow was not the movie - which hadn't even started -  but the preceding, seat-shaking ...

Marantz 2010 - from budget hi-fi to 3D-ready universal Blu-ray players; the full range with pictures and prices

Clare Newsome Thu, 10 Jun 2010, 10:10am

As our earlier news previewed, Marantz has unveiled its hi-fi and home cinema product launches for 2010.  Highlights include media-streaming support, advanced iPod connectivity (10 products across the range can take a direct digital feed ...

A day spent at Arcam

Dominic Dawes Tue, 8 Jun 2010, 11:44am

It was a sunny day in Cambridgeshire, and I was on my way to visiting British hi-fi stalwart Arcam. The company had invited me to its lair, to see its research and UK manufacturing in action, as well as fill me in on the new raft of products with ...

Eee Pad, WeTab, S-Pad, WindPad and TouchPad: how the rivals are lining up to take on Apple's tablet

Andrew Everard Tue, 1 Jun 2010, 2:46pm

With 2m sold worldwide in a couple of months, and queues still outside Apple Stores, the success of the iPad looks pretty much assured – even though some are hailing it as the future and others aren't too sure what it's for.However, the consumer ...