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NEWS: At last, an in-car SACD system

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 1 Aug 2007, 10:51am

Almost five years since it showed a concept system at its DreamWorld showcase in Yokohama, Japan, Sony has launched its first in-car SACD players in the States. One model is a combined DVD-V/SACD machine, and fits in a double-DIN dashboard ...

NEWS: Sharp plans massive LCD panel plant

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 1 Aug 2007, 9:56am

Sharp has reinforced its commitment to LCD screen technology with the announcement of plans for a massive plant to make the displays. The factory, due to come on-stream by March 2010, has a capacity of over a million screens a month. And in ...

NEWS: Eton Sound promises better DAB reception

By Andy Clough | Wed, 1 Aug 2007, 9:55am

The quality of DAB reception has been a long-running matter of debate on our Forums, and now US company Eton Sound says it's addressing the problem with its new 102 DAB/FM clock radio. It features a high-sensitivity digital Phased-Locked ...

NEWS: Advance Acoustic crosses the Channel

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 31 Jul 2007, 3:47pm

This is where the hi-fi section of this website becomes the 'ee-fee' section, with the arrival of a whole range of products from Toulouse-based Advance Acoustic. The line-up, distributed in the UK for the first time, includes CD ...

NEWS: Creative gets more Stoned with Plus player

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 31 Jul 2007, 12:52pm

This is the brand-new Plus version of Creative's tiny ZEN Stone MP3 player, which now comes with 2GB memory and a new round screen to make navigating the music even easier. The new £50 Creative Zen Stone Plus measures just ...

NEWS: Pure upgrades its original sub-£100 DAB radio

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 31 Jul 2007, 12:02pm

Anyone up for a game of 'spot the difference'? This is the new Pure Digital Evoke-1S, the latest version of the model that first broke the £100 price barrier for portable DAB radios. It builds on the success of the Evoke-1XT, which has ...

NEWS: Arcam's musical man aims for monster hit

By Clare Newsome | Tue, 31 Jul 2007, 9:39am

Arcam's brand manager, Geoff Meads, is switching Solo systems for sung solos this week, as a musical he's co-written hits the stage and becomes the first ever show to be broadcast live on Secondlife.com. Joined at the Heart, ...

NEWS: Latest Techlink cable goes to great lengths to boost HDMI convenience

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 30 Jul 2007, 12:08pm

The advice with HDMI cables, as with all interconnects, is to keep them as short as possible for the best quality. But what happens when your DVD player and AV receiver are on one side of the room and your TV on the other? Or when you want to ...

NEWS: Ministry in-car audio goes all Sheilas Wheels

By Clare Newsome | Mon, 30 Jul 2007, 11:38am

Another week, another pink product... This time it's a Ministry of Sound in-car CD tuner – the snappily named MOSCA110MP3P. Also available in black, the system promises 4x40W output from its CD player (which also offers MP3, WMA and ...

NEWS: Sony and Sky join forces to offer TV on the PSP

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 27 Jul 2007, 6:22pm

Owners of the PlayStation Portable will soon be able to watch their favourite movies and TV shows on the device, thanks to an agreement signed between Sony and Sky. The deal forms a joint venture company to deliver video on demand to PSP users in ...