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CES News: LG’s 2008 TV line-up includes picture, audio and design innovation – plus wireless HD?

Andrew Everard Sun, 6 Jan 2008, 7:24pm

What a difference a year makes - this time last year, LG opened the CES press schedule with news of the first hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD player, the BH100 'Supermultiblue:”. This year there was just a cursory mention of the second-generation, ...

CES NEWS: New TVs, home cinema, hi-fi... and Kevin Costner?

Clare Newsome Sat, 5 Jan 2008, 7:52pm

Greetings from not-so-sunny Vegas (still, the locals seem happy with the rain), writes Clare Newsome. We're here for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the tech-fest that kicks off every year in a blaze of new products and bizarre events. ...

CES NEWS: Slingbox goes full HD - and on your BlackBerry

Andrew Everard Sat, 5 Jan 2008, 2:55pm

  In the February issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale on January 10, we're testing the Slingbox Pro, which can handle HD content and stream it over a network or the internet in downscaled form. But on the way from ...

CES NEWS: Hitachi set to unveil ultra-slim LCD and plasma screens

Andrew Everard Sat, 5 Jan 2008, 2:21pm

  We may still be waiting for technologies designed to give us screens just fractions of an inch thick, but for the moment Hitachi is setting new standards with its latest line-up - both LCD and plasma models are just 1.5in, or under ...

CES NEWS: LG Philips LCD shows its best-ever flexible flatscreen display

Andrew Everard Thu, 3 Jan 2008, 5:15pm

Due to be shown at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, this is the brand-new flexible display from LG Philips LCD. The A4-size. or 14.3in, display uses thin film transistors on a plastic substrate, meaning it can be rolled ...

CES NEWS: Audyssey launches its own attack on TV volume variations

Andrew Everard Thu, 3 Jan 2008, 12:07pm

Dolby isn't the only company tackling the problem of wayward volume levels on TV broadcasts: Audyssey Laboratories, perhaps best known for its MultEQ automatic set-up system used in AV receivers, is launching its own Dynamic Volume ...

CES NEWS: Dolby joins with SIM2 to demonstrate better TV quality

Andrew Everard Thu, 3 Jan 2008, 11:42am

Just in case you thought Dolby was only about sound, the company is joining forces with SIM2 at next week's Consumer Electronics Show to demonstrate technologies designed to enhance the picture quality on flat-panel displays. The San ...

CES NEWS: Cirrus Logic chip promises an end to shouting adverts

Andrew Everard Wed, 2 Jan 2008, 12:39pm

This chip could signal the end of those adverts that shake you out of you seat by being SO MUCH LOUDER than the TV programme you've just been watching. The CS48DV2, from Cirrus Logic, is the first audio processor to feature Dolby ...

NEWS: Fujitsu pulls the plug on consumer TVs

Andrew Everard Fri, 28 Dec 2007, 7:20pm

The current line-up of Fujitsu Plasmavison and Aviamo TVs will be the last, the company has announced. As of March 2008, Fujitsu General will exit the home-use plasma display market, blaming the intense price pressure on flatscreen ...

NEWS: Ofcom decides against reserving spectrum for HD Freeview

Andrew Everard Thu, 13 Dec 2007, 4:26pm

Broadcast regulator Ofcom is refusing to reserve newly available bandwidth to provide UK homes with free High-definition TV.  The digital switchover will make more broadcast spectrum available, yet despite pressure from HD For All – a ...