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Blu-ray review: Skyfall

By Ced Yuen | Mon, 11 Feb 2013, 2:19pm

After a certain age, franchises seem to feel the need for self-mockery. The last instalments of Indiana Jones and Mission: Impossible both demonstrate this when their heroes hilariously misjudge a stunt. Now it’s 007’s turn, fluffing a motorbike ...

The Week in HD - Monday 4th February

By Kashfia Kabir | Mon, 4 Feb 2013, 6:00pm

 Monday 4th FebruaryRichard III: The King in the Car Park - 4 HD - 9pmIs the parking lot skeleton really King Richard III? Well, if you've been watching the rolling news coverage all day, you'll know the answer to this one! Spoilers aside, ...

Philips: flogging off the family silver? No, just going back to where the Philips brothers started

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 1 Feb 2013, 6:22pm

The recent kerfuffle about the announcement that Philips is to sell off its audio, video and multimedia businesses, effectively quitting the consumer electronics business, couldn't help but raise a wry smile.For every person commenting that it ...

The state of the smartphone art

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 1:56pm

Just out are the figures for last year's smartphone sales, and some 'finger in the wind' predictions of how the market will shape up this year – and with less than a month to go before the industry's annual bunfight in Barcelona, where most ...

The Week in HD - Monday 28th January

By Kashfia Kabir | Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 5:09pm

Welcome to The Week in HD, our guide to all the must-see TV shows, films, sports and Blu-ray releases to grace your screen over the next seven days. Apologies for being absent last week - which had the Great Comic Relief Bake Off and a new Top ...

Sony Blu-ray players 2013 – full details, pictures, prices, release dates

By Andy Madden | Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 11:19am

Carrying on with our Sony coverage, here's information on the new Sony Blu-ray players for 2013 launched at CES.UPDATE: Sony BDP-S5100 review now onlineBDP-S1100 £80 (available February) 1080p playback Smart functionality Front USB HD ...

KOREA: Seems it's not just the Japanese TV companies concerned about the rise of China

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 2:23pm

Last week I wrote about the growing threat the ever-stronger Chinese TV manufacturers pose to Japan's former giants of the consumer electronics industry, and stirred up some trenchant opinions about the pros and cons of Chinese-made TVs against ...

The Week in HD - Monday 14th January

By Kashfia Kabir | Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 5:12pm

Welcome to the Week in HD, our guide to all the must-see TV shows, films, sports and Blu-ray releases to grace your screen over the next seven days.   Monday 14th January Dredd - Blu-ray In the future wasteland of America, the ...

As CES 2013 showed, the Chinese aren't coming – they're already here

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 2:28pm

The TV landscape is changing.  From being the leaders – both in technology and sales – , big Japanese names such as Panasonic and Sony are in the unenviable position of playing catch-up to the new masters of the market, the South Korean ...

CES 2013: Latest news on TVs, speakers, hi-fi and home cinema kit from this year's CES

By Joe Cox | Sat, 12 Jan 2013, 12:17am

CES 2013: If you want to know what the year in consumer electronics is set to hold, there’s only one place to be in January, and that’s the Las Vegas Convention Centre for CES 2013, the world's largest consumer electronics ...