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NEWS: Morphy Richards - from irons to internet radio

By Clare Newsome | Fri, 22 Jun 2007, 12:51pm

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" - President Truman's words, lyrics to a Bucks Fizz song, and only partly applicable to Morphy Richards. The company quite happily continues to fill your kitchen with ...

From Superchargers to Shanling

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 2:54pm

Funny old day yesterday, writes Andrew Everard, sounding dangerously like Arkwright in Open All Hours. It started out with a demonstration of Musical Fidelity's massively powerful 550K Superchargers, which deliver something in the region of ...

NEWS: No, wait... HD DVD is winning (says HD DVD PR campaign)!

By Joe Cox | Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 12:53pm

If you're after the latest on HD DVD and an overview of the 'format war' as it now stands, then who better to ask than the people in power at Toshiba, Microsoft and Universal, right? Well, sort of... Joe Cox went to find out what ...

NEWS: Surround sound via a Crystal wireless set

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 12:34pm

Fancy a complete THX-certified surround speaker system, only without the clutter of cables? Greek loudspeaker company Crystal Audio has developed its THX-3D12 Wireless system to cut the cables to the rear speakers without compromising on sound ...

NEWS: SIM2 refines its HT3000 projector

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 11:19am

SIM2 has reworked its HT3000 projector, with internal changes bringing greatly increased brightness, definition and colour rendering. And best of all, the price of the new Grand Cinema HT3000E is 20% less than that of the old model. At the ...

NEWS: Cambridge Audio doubles up on iPod docks

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 10:49am

Cambridge Audio is planning to release a pair of hi-fi iPod docks by the end of the year. The iD50 and iD100 will feature both audio and video outputs, with the latter being a two-box solution featuring balanced interconnect support. Neither ...

NEWS: DVD player and receiver updates - but no HD - from Cambridge Audio

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 10:36am

Cambridge Audio is to roll out a new range of DVD players and surround sound receivers into Richer Sounds stores, but has no immediate plans for a high-definition disc player. "We're waiting to see whether Blu-ray or HD DVD becomes the ...

NEWS: Cambridge Audio plans upgrades, pre/power and turntable for Azur range

By Clare Newsome | Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 9:03am

[intro] They better start making some extra shelf space at Richer Sounds, because there's a wave of new Cambridge Audio kit on the way, including: Version 2 model of the higher-end Azur 840A amplifier New Azur 840E preamplifier and 840W ...

NEWS: 'Blu-ray has won' - Panasonic

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 20 Jun 2007, 5:12pm

The HD disc format war is over - and Blu-ray has won. That's the view of Panasonic North America, given by its Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Joseph Taylor in an interview with US consumer electronics trade magazine ...

PREVIEW: Cambridge Audio shows new range

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 20 Jun 2007, 2:58pm

Cambridge Audio is right now revealing its new products to the British press. Here's a teaser of what's in store from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision editor Clare Newsome, who's at the launch in Spain "Cambridge Audio has shared ...