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The Best of the Week - 12/10/07

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 12 Oct 2007, 11:40am

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, innit? Well, at least it was foggy here yesterday, and with the Awards issue – on sale October 18th – behind us, and only a couple of weeks until the clocks go back, we're now full steam ahead on the ...

NEWS: Record live TV on your PC

By Joe Cox | Wed, 10 Oct 2007, 5:34pm

Don't be thinking it's only Apple who has all the fun where computers are concerned. The Apple TV may have introduced many people to the idea of involving your PC in your home AV system, but Hauppauge has been plugging its own brand ...

NEWS: Linn Records' Messiah wins Classic FM Gramophone Award

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 10 Oct 2007, 12:34pm

Linn Records' recording of the original 1742 Dublin version of Handel's Messiah has won a Classic FM Gramophone Award - and it's available as a multichannel SACD, or as studio-quality, CD-quality and MP3 downloads. The disc, ...

NEWS: Give your new iPod nano the protection it deserves

By Andy Clough | Wed, 10 Oct 2007, 10:48am

It's all very well buying a shiny new iPod, but chances are that after a few weeks of hard use it will be scratched to death. So if you want to keep your cherished purchase looking like new, Gear4, purveyors of numerous iPod accessories, ...

NEWS: Bose DABbles in digital future

By Joe Cox | Tue, 9 Oct 2007, 5:35pm

The latest batch of products from Bose is a multi-talented bunch. The new SoundDock Portable delivers a docking station and speaker system for your iPod, while the MusicMonitor desktop speakers on the other hand will suck the sound from your ...

NEWS: Sony unveils new flagship SXRD home cinema projector

By Andy Clough | Tue, 9 Oct 2007, 11:15am

Sony has taken the wraps off its new flagship home cinema projector, the £8500 VPL-VW200. It uses Sony's Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) panel technology to deliver 1080p high-definition resolution. Other technical highlights ...

NEWS: Touch-sensitive MP4 portables from Philips – from £99

By Andy Clough | Mon, 8 Oct 2007, 3:39pm

It may not be as dinky as the new iPod nano, but the snappily-named SA9345 MP4 player from Philips is 9cm tall, weighs only 48g and comes with 4GB memory capacity capable of storing up to 1000 MP3 tracks or 2000 WMA songs. Alternatively, you ...

NEWS: Virgin Media to offer Channel 4 in high-definition

By Andy Clough | Mon, 8 Oct 2007, 10:15am

Cable TV operator Virgin Media has struck a deal with Channel 4 to offer a selection of C4 programming in high definition via Virgin's TV-on-demand service. The deal also gives Virgin Media the option of carrying the soon-to-be-launched ...

NEWS: Sony to launch cut-price PS3

By Andy Clough | Mon, 8 Oct 2007, 9:22am

Sony is introducing a cut-price version of its PS3 console for £299 this Wednesday, with a smaller 40GB hard drive and no backwards compatibility with its previous consoles. It is also slashing the price of the current 60GB model from £425 ...

NEWS: Groove on the move

By Joe Cox | Fri, 5 Oct 2007, 5:14pm

Allow us to introduce the ‘GrooveTransporter’ from Cygnett, the latest FM transmitter designed to send music wirelessly from your iPod to your car stereo. Let's just hope it works better than the slightly suspect name... Compatible ...