Industry insider

Industry insider

Welcome to Yamaha's $100m music palace

Clare Newsome Tue, 25 May 2010, 1:00pm

 Imagine a building where you could choose from a selection of 20,000 music CDs/DVDs, plus 80,000 musical scores. Where you can also buy, learn and listen to a vast array of instruments, from £100,000 grand pianos to the latest in 'silent' ...

Yamaha's Spring 2010 line-up - bargain 3D-ready receivers, DAB micros and more

Tom Parsons Thu, 20 May 2010, 12:10pm

We’re just on the bullet train heading back to Narita airport, so finally have time to publish the full details of the Spring 2010 products Yamaha has been showing us at its HQ in Japan over the last few days.Home cinema amplifiersAs mentioned in ...

SEOUL/HOLLYWOOD: James Cameron says 2D to 3D conversion isn't the future of entertainment, unless he's doing it

Andrew Everard Fri, 14 May 2010, 12:21pm

3D could be come the de facto entertainment standard in as little as a couple of years – that's the view of Avatar director James Cameron, speaking at a technology forum in South Korea this week.Cameron told the Seoul Digital Forum that he sees ...

Behind the scenes at Best Buy, opening this Friday

Andy Clough Mon, 26 Apr 2010, 7:32pm

 Watch our video news report from the store opening I spent today at Lakeside, Thurrock, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the first Best Buy store in the UK, opening this Friday in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.The 50,000 sq ft ...

USA: Panasonic boosts its pro-TV 3D offering at major US broadcast industry show

Andrew Everard Wed, 21 Apr 2010, 3:32pm

Not sure where else to put this, but thought you might like to be kept up to speed with what's going on with moves to bring 3D TV into the home. No, not just the Blu-ray stuff, but proper telly in 3D, too.Panasonic showed three major elements of ...

JAPAN: Passive 3D TV supplier plans expansion

Andrew Everard Thu, 8 Apr 2010, 11:09am

Shares in Arisawa Manufacturing Co rose 7.4% yesterday on the Tokyo stock exchange.Why should that mean anything to anyone? Well, the increase in value was all to do with reports that the company is planning an increase in manufacturing and sales ...

KOREA/JAPAN: Sony's plan to take the 3D fight to LG and Samsung on home turf looks set to spark a price war

Andrew Everard Wed, 7 Apr 2010, 5:18pm

For those of us brought up on the old order, where the big Japanese companies held the technological high ground and the upstart Korean rivals carved out a market share with aggressive pricing, here comes a culture-shock.Sony has announced plans ...

KOREA: round the clock 3D already on air, with movies, live sports and more on the way

Andrew Everard Tue, 23 Mar 2010, 1:56pm

While we wait for Sky to announce the go-date for its consumer 3D offering, and broadcast services supplier Technicolor has the dress and all the accessories, just no party to go to yet, in Korea the broadcast providers are supporting their local ...

3D: ready for transmission, now all we need is the content...

Andrew Everard Sat, 20 Mar 2010, 2:19pm

Cliff Richard did it. So did John Noakes, and Reg Varney. In the 60s and 70s, the skidpan at London Transport's Chiswick Works was a magnet for film and TV crews: we all saw buses pirouetting across our screens with varying degrees of elegance, ...

3D: ready for transmission, now all we need is the content... (Part 2)

Andrew Everard Sat, 20 Mar 2010, 2:09pm

In Part 1 of this piece we looked at how Technicolor is bringing its expertise in broadcast, cinema and disc authoring and duplication to 3D content delivery for the home. But while there's a content distribution system in place for 3D over ...