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NEWS: Pro-Ject boxes clever and pulls out a Genie

By Andrew Everard | Fri, 15 Jun 2007, 12:08pm

Pro-Ject, best known for its ever-growing turntable range, is branching out into electronics. Drawing on the success of its diminutive Speed Box turntable power supply and Phono Box phono preamp, it's now launching a whole line-up of ...

NEWS: A serious challenger to iTunes?

By Dominic Dawes | Thu, 14 Jun 2007, 2:33pm

A new download service named 7digital has been launched, and which may prove to be one of the first real challenges to Apple's dominance of the download market. 7digital allows users to download a copy of purchased songs to their ...

NEWS: Omnimount introduces super-compact wall mounts for your flatscreen TV

By Dominic Dawes | Thu, 14 Jun 2007, 2:08pm

He ain't heavy, he's my... brand new plasma TV'. At least, that's what you may be tempted to hum as you hang your big new telly on the wall, using one of these compact wall mounts from the new 'WorldMount' range by ...

The huge TV that's too big for Britain

By Dominic Dawes | Wed, 13 Jun 2007, 3:09pm

It looks as if we've reached the maximum size for large-screen TVs and have finally said, 'enough is enough', writes Dominic Dawes. The latest leap forward in extravagant screen size won't be visiting these shores. Dense ...

NEWS: Dixons urges manufacturers to abolish standby mode on electrical goods

By Andy Clough | Wed, 13 Jun 2007, 11:19am

Demands by Dixons for consumer electronics manufacturers to phase out the standby function on their products as part of the retailer's green initiative have sparked controversy among specialist hi-fi and AV firms. Dixons Group chief ...

NEWS: BBC's Wimbledon goes HD and online

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 12 Jun 2007, 5:32pm

The BBC is making the most of its HD trial service for the annual Wimbledon tennis championships - it will be carrying the whole of its coverage in HD. And if you're away from your flatscreen, you can even watch live coverage on your ...

NEWS: Philips' new portable DVD players complete with iPod dock

By Joe Cox | Tue, 12 Jun 2007, 3:52pm

Here's a product with a novel twist: a portable DVD player with a built-in iPod dock. It's the latest brainchild of Philips and is part of a range of six new portable movie machines. Three widescreen DVD players and two players with ...

The Best of the Week - 11/06/07

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 12 Jun 2007, 11:50am

We're going full steam ahead to pack this site with news, comments and information to help you get the best buys in home cinema and hi-fi, and keep you up to speed with the latest developments in technology, whether it's projectors ...

NEWS: Apple to deliver online movie rentals

By Dominic Dawes | Tue, 12 Jun 2007, 10:33am

Apple is in advanced talks with several major Hollywood studios about launching an online movie rental service, to be delivered through iTunes and launched as early as this Autumn. A single film such as The Simpsons Movie (pictured) will, ...

Vote for high-definition TV on Freeview

By Andy Clough | Mon, 11 Jun 2007, 4:36pm

I’m praying that the powers-that-be will see sense over the digital switchover and allocate some of the spare spectrum to broadcast high-definition TV channels over Freeview, writes Andy Clough. But given the politics, and money, involved I’m ...