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NEWS: DivX passes 100 million milestone

By Clare Newsome | Mon, 13 Aug 2007, 6:21pm

Ever seen this logo on one of your consumer electronics products or packaging? If so, it'll be one of over 100 million DivX-certified devices to be shipped since the video-compression software started a certification programme back in ...

NEWS: Artsound's multiroom control - with knobs on!

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 13 Aug 2007, 5:03pm

This is the Artsound SVC6, a simple multiroom controller designed to deliver stereo sound into up to six zones from a single amplifier. It's designed for residential or commercial installations, and is yours for just £150 from UK ...

NEWS: Philips Ambilight evolves to become Aurea

By Clare Newsome | Mon, 13 Aug 2007, 3:02pm

In a breathless press release poised halfway between Private Eye's Pseud's Corner and a New Age candle catalogue, Philips has announced Aurea – the new name for its Ambilight TV technology. Now, we really rate Ambilight, an ...

NEWS: Designer speakers, Canadian-style

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 13 Aug 2007, 2:08pm

Combining performance with good looks is a constant battle for speaker designers, but Canadian company PSB reckons it's pulled it off with its new G-Design range, which has sleek high-gloss black cabinets and top-notch drive units. The ...

NEWS: ATC's ultimate desktop speakers

By Andrew Everard | Sat, 11 Aug 2007, 6:15pm

"The ultimate MP3 PA system" - that's one of the applications British speaker company ATC has in mind for its new SCM-16A active speakers, which are designed for desktop use, as well as in multichannel systems. Mind you, ...

NEWS: Goodmans adds two affordable Freeview recorders

By Andrew Everard | Sat, 11 Aug 2007, 5:53pm

This is the GHD8020F2, one of two new digital set-top box/recorders just announced by Goodmans under the Freeview Playback banner. It has an 80GB hard drive good for 35 hours of recording, and will sell for around £130 when it hits the shops ...

NEWS: Audio Pro leathers up its speakers

By Andrew Everard | Sat, 11 Aug 2007, 5:34pm

Not content with having launched a leather-clad iPod speaker system, the fun-loving Swedes at Audio Pro have also polished off a complete range of hide-covered speakers, ranging from a compact standmounter at £149 a pair all the way up to a ...

NEWS: Intempo launches DAB iPod dock

By Clare Newsome | Fri, 10 Aug 2007, 6:03pm

We've had portable digital radios with MP3 support, and iPod docks with FM and even Internet radio support, but Intempo's forthcoming RDI-03 may very well be the first integrated dock-with-DAB. Less surprisingly, the £99 unit - set ...

NEWS: Wrap your iPod in leather

By Andy Clough | Fri, 10 Aug 2007, 12:40pm

Fancy a portable MP3 system with a difference? This unusual, leather-clad Porto system from Audio Pro might fit the bill. If the red leather version shown is a bit girly for our male readers, then there's also a more macho black ...

NEWS: Sky offers loyalty discounts on HD upgrades

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 10 Aug 2007, 12:36pm

From now until the end of September, Sky is offering discounts to existing customers wanting to upgrade to its HD service. While the box remains £299, customers can get it for as little as £199, depending on how long they've been ...