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NEWS: Panasonic to offer Freesat-ready flatscreens

Clare Newsome Tue, 12 Feb 2008, 6:57pm

Panasonic is to launch flatscreens complete with Freesat receivers - meaning no need for a separate set-top box when the Freeview-and-HD-via-satellite services start later this year. First up, in the summer, will be the PZ81 series of ...

NEWS: OmniMount slims down its flatscreen brackets

Andrew Everard Mon, 11 Feb 2008, 2:33pm

Just in time for the new generation of ultraslim flat-panel TVs, OmniMount has launched a new range of three Ultra Low Profile Series brackets, which hold the TV just 38mm off the wall. The new models come in three sizes, Medium, Large and ...

NEWS: Ixos wall mounts take the strain

Andy Clough Wed, 6 Feb 2008, 11:30am

Wondering how to mount you shiny new plasma or LCD on a wall? Then you'll be needing a sturdy wall-mount bracket. Ixos has two that might fit the bill, the £350 Overture XHM464 and £450 Overture XHM468. They're made of die-cast ...

NEWS: Digital TV Group attacks Ofcom proposals for high-def Freeview as 'fundamentally flawed'

Andy Clough Wed, 30 Jan 2008, 3:42pm

The Digital TV Group (DTG) has lashed out at proposals by industry regulator Ofcom for the development of high-definition terrestrial television in the UK, saying it could lead to a second-class HDTV service on Freeview. Dermot Nolan, the new ...

NEWS: JVC TVs get Super Slim for New Year

Tom Parsons Tue, 29 Jan 2008, 1:28pm

JVC has used its annual Key Dealer Conference in Prague to announce its entire product range for 2008. And as with many manufacturers this year, the theme with its high-definition LCD TVs is slim. Super Slim to be exact. The new range will be ...

NEWS: A 57in waterproof LCD for the bathroom?

Andy Clough Fri, 25 Jan 2008, 4:35pm

We had to laugh when the latest email from Aquavision landed in our email box. The company has decided that what the world apparently needs is a mammoth 57in in-wall, waterproof LCD TV. Now given the size of the average British bathroom, ...

NEWS: Sony launches Bravia portable range

Andrew Everard Thu, 17 Jan 2008, 5:04pm

New from Sony is a pair of new portable Bravia flatscreen TVs, and instead of silver or black – or indeed silver and black – they come in Glossy Mocha, or brown to the rest of us. 20in and 23in LCD models are available in the Bravia B4050 ...

How many TVs do you have in your house?

Clare Newsome Thu, 17 Jan 2008, 4:09pm

According to a study by marketing and information group CACI, UK homes boast an average of 4.7 television sets, writes Clare Newsome. A further survey, by Lloyds TSB, suggests many of these sets are in children's bedrooms - with 70 percent ...

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NEWS: Panasonic to rebrand itself - as Panasonic

Andrew Everard Sun, 13 Jan 2008, 6:04pm

The company behind Panasonic, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., is to rename itself Panasonic Corporation, thus dropping the name of company founder, the late Konosuke Matsushita (left), after 90 years. The company believes the move, ...

CES NEWS: Philips takes the edge off flatscreens with three new Design Collection ranges

Clare Newsome Sat, 12 Jan 2008, 5:29pm

Philips has woken up to the astonishing fact that "women play a highly influential role in Consumer Electronics buying decisions", with 98 percent considering style as an important consideration. The manufacturer's answer is a ...