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NEWS: BBC iPlayer launch date announced

By Dominic Dawes | Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 4:59pm

The BBC's long-awaited on-demand TV service has been given a launch date – July 27th. The iPlayer allows you to download programmes for free and watch them as many times as you like within a time limit of 30 days. The new service is a ...

NEWS: The world's smallest 1080p projector

By Dominic Dawes | Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 4:49pm

If you have the room, the (low) light conditions and the inclination, there is still no better way to reproduce those big-screen thrills in your living room than a good projector. And this 1080p-compatible little beauty is more compact and ...

Hi-tech home entertainment isn't just for homes - get your car or yacht kitted out too

By Andy Clough | Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 2:42pm

I spent a fascinating day at the CEDIA custom install exhibition in London's Docklands yesterday, writes Andy Clough. The world of custom installation is big business these days, and I've seen the annual CEDIA show grow from its early ...

NEWS: CEDIA announces 2007 Award winners

By Andy Clough | Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 2:03pm

One of the most unusual entries for the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) Awards this year, especially in the new 'special project' category, was a £40m yacht, Lady Anne, fitted out with all the latest ...

NEWS: Loewe unveils entry-level LCDs

By Andy Clough | Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 2:00pm

Fortunately for us mere mortals, the CEDIA show wasn't all about multi-million pound yachts and cars with enough bling to satisfy Posh and Becks. Loewe - newly separated from Linn - had a raft of new TVs including two new Modus entry-level ...

NEWS: An affordable projector from SIM2

By Andy Clough | Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 1:40pm

Italian manufacturer SIM2 is well known for its high-quality DLP projectors, and we've long been fans of many models in its range. But - how can we put this delicately? - their products aren't exactly cheap. However, for those who want ...

Too hot for the August issue?

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 12:08pm

Ah, the joys of editing, writes Clare Newsome. There are you are, perfecting the cover of the August issue (in shops today - see latest issue tab over on the right there for all the details) and you decide to add a story on the bottom about a ...

NEWS: Sky teams with Tiscali to provide premium TV channels via broadband

By Dominic Dawes | Wed, 27 Jun 2007, 3:12pm

Users of Tiscali TV, the broadband provider's IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) service, will now be able to watch a raft of Sky TV channels. The deal, announced today, includes Sky One and several other channels that were recently ...

NEWS: Waterproof TVs, providing entertainment while you wash

By Dominic Dawes | Tue, 26 Jun 2007, 2:48pm

[intro]Fancy catching today's episode of EastEnders while taking a bath? What about watching a movie as you wash your hair in the shower? No problem, Aquavision's new range of waterproof, HD-ready LCD TVs are designed for use in the ...

NEWS: Downloaders delight in EMI's new DRM-free digital music

By Joe Cox | Tue, 26 Jun 2007, 12:14pm

Early sales indications are showing that DRM-free music, available from EMI on the Apple iTunes Store, is proving very popular and giving download figures a further boost. EMI's senior vice-president, Lauren Berkowitz, announced ...