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The Best of the Week - 10/08/07

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 10 Aug 2007, 12:21pm

Awards judging continues apace, as does the frantic rush to complete the October issue ready to get it out on the streets for August 23, not to mention getting cracking on the November one. But things have also been getting even busier here on ...

NEWS: InFocus adds two Full HD 1080p projectors to UK range

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

InFocus is adding two Full HD/1080p projectors to its UK line-up. The Play Big IN82 and IN81 models are designed to show off HD DVD and Blu-ray films in all their high-definition glory. The £2999 IN82 is equipped with the latest DLP ...

NEWS: Denon receivers - not one, but seven!

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 9 Aug 2007, 4:08pm

In addition to the AVR-4308DAB, which we previewed here, Denon is all set to launch no fewer than six more AV receivers in the next couple of months, with models starting from the £270 AVR-1508 (above). And sitting at the heart of the range ...

NEWS: Yamaha US debuts a trio of AV big-hitters

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 9 Aug 2007, 3:18pm

More news from across the pond, and this time it's Yamaha rolling out some serious home cinema hardware, in the form of two upmarket receivers and an 11.2-channel, 7x140W plus 4x50W, $5500 battleship. In case you were wondering, those four ...

NEWS: Toshiba launches third-gen HD DVD hardware Stateside

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 9 Aug 2007, 2:46pm

The sole flagbearer for HD DVD in the UK, Toshiba, has just announced its third-generation players for the US market. And among all the new things about them – such as 24-fps support, HDMI Link remote control and HD audio decoding - the most ...

NEWS: LG's '1000W' all-in-one system

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 9 Aug 2007, 2:25pm

New from LG is the HT902TB, a home cinema in a box system complete with floorstanding speakers, 1080i upscaling and the company's SimpLink HDMI control system. It's just in the shops at just under £300, and the company says ...

NEWS: Top-Up TV price cut 'in time for Christmas'

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 8 Aug 2007, 4:13pm

It may only be August, but in ConsumerElectronicsLand the festive season is looming large. That's why Top-Up TV has just announced an immediate price-cut on its set-top receiver/recorder box, down from £140 to £100, "in time for the ...

Too little awe in audio?

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 8 Aug 2007, 2:16pm

I was talking with a friend in the audio industry who was bemoaning the lack of initiative being shown by some retailers these days, writes Andrew Everard. He's been meeting resistance even when he’s trying to sell them a product he ...

NEWS: Cambridge Audio adds iPod connectivity to Azur 340A amplifier

By Clare Newsome | Wed, 8 Aug 2007, 12:06pm

Cambridge Audio has added iPod connectivity and a slight power boost to a new, special edition version of its entry-level 340A stereo amplifier. The new Azur 340A SE features a front mounted line-in socket, plus its remote handset can ...

NEWS: Belkin upgrades its in-car iPod sender

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 8 Aug 2007, 11:47am

Belkin has upgraded its popular TuneCast in-car iPod/MP3 sender, which takes the sound from portable music players and transmits it to your car radio. The new version, available now, has improved functionality and cable management, and sells ...