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CES NEWS: Mitsubishi goes for lasers in the big-screen race

Andrew Everard Tue, 8 Jan 2008, 5:47pm

  Having already shown concept models of its laser TVs (left) at an earlier CES, Mitsubishi came to this year's show with working versions, designed to show the superiority of the technology for large screens. The company is claiming ...

CES NEWS: Gates looks forward - and back - in his final keynote speech

Andrew Everard Tue, 8 Jan 2008, 3:08pm

A CES institution came to an end this week, as Microsoft founder Bil Gates gave his last keynote speech before stepping down later this year to concentrate on the running of his charitable foundation. And Gates used the occasion to look back ...

CES NEWS: Panasonic reveals the 'digital hearth' - and says the HD format war is over

Andrew Everard Tue, 8 Jan 2008, 1:57pm

  Here in Britain we may struggle to find somewhere to put the telly in a room with a traditional fireplace, but Panasonic sees the TV as the 'digital hearth' for the 21st Century: the place where the whole family gathers, ...

CES NEWS: Samsung launches five new LCD and plasma ranges - and dumps its model-number madness

Clare Newsome Tue, 8 Jan 2008, 3:41am

Samsung has unveiled its flatscreen plans for 2008 and beyond - and is making it far easier to know the sort of set you're buying. Yes, it's ditched its current, confusing model numbers and replaced them with five new numbered series ...

CES NEWS: Sharp sticks with LCD - with models from 15in to 108in

Andrew Everard Mon, 7 Jan 2008, 7:00pm

  It's hardly surprising that Sharp's concentrating on LCD TV technology at CES this year: after all, the company has a brand-new eighth-generation factory back home in Japan, able to make screens for sets right up to the 108in ...

CES NEWS: Sony's Sir Howard's still got the Blu - and a super-thin TV

Andrew Everard Mon, 7 Jan 2008, 11:27am

"All of us are feeling blue today - it's a good feeling.” So spoke Sony chairman Sir Howard Stringer, in triumphant mood at the company's product-packed CES press conference. And he added his especial thanks to Warner Bros for ...

CES NEWS: Toshiba previews five new LCD families and promises to transform SD viewing on HD sets

Clare Newsome Mon, 7 Jan 2008, 4:02am

In a press conference dominated by the future (or not) of HD DVD, Toshiba gamely pushed on with news of its new LCD line up: “five new series, four new cosmetic designs, three dimensions of picture quality and two new gaming features.” And ...

CES NEWS: Panasonic extends Viera brand to all its flat TVs, and launches 21 new models

Andrew Everard Sun, 6 Jan 2008, 10:35pm

If it's a Panasonic flatscreen TV, it's now a Viera - the company has extended its sub-brand to cover all its flatscreen televisions. And it's launching no fewer than 16 plasmas and five LCD screens at the CES show, including new ...

CES NEWS: Panasonic to launch the world's largest plasma TV – yours for £50,000

Andy Clough Sun, 6 Jan 2008, 8:39pm

Panasonic is expected to unveil the world's biggest plasma TV at CES in Las Vegas tomorrow. The 150in monster is as tall as a human at six feet high and is a massive 11 feet wide! It reportedly weighs more than 500lbs and is expected to ...

CES NEWS: Pioneer's big news is no big news - at least not just yet

Andrew Everard Sun, 6 Jan 2008, 7:54pm

Those of you expecting - or dreading - a whole new range of Kuro TVs from Pioneer can breathe a sigh of relief. Yes, the company has new products on the way, but won't be announcing them until May, for a 'late summer' release. ...