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Home cinema

Debate rages over BBC's £130m digital switchover surplus

21 Jan 2009

Ofcom has suggested that the BBC's £130m/year surplus for digital TV switchover could be used to revitalise Channel 4, but others disagree

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Home cinema

Website launched to promote Blu-ray Disc in the UK

21 Jan 2009

Hardware companies, movie studios and disc distributors get together to boost the format

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Hi-Fi

NAD announces price increases

20 Jan 2009

C355BEE up £100 to £500, C315BEE rises to £230, C515BEE player up £35 to £200

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Home cinema

Empire Direct goes into administration and closes stores

19 Jan 2009

Online electrical retailer Empire Direct has called in the administrators and is closing 14 stores across the UK

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Home cinema

Pioneer unveils its flagship Blu-ray player, the £1500 BDP-LX91

19 Jan 2009

Pioneer has used its top engineers to develop its new flagship Blu-ray player, the £1500 BDP-LX91, which was tuned at Air Studios in London

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Accessories

The Chord Company colours it purple with Indigo Plus Digital

19 Jan 2009

New high-end electrical digital cable draws on the design of upmarket analogue interconnects

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Portable

Edifier Luna 5 iPod dock launches next month for £200

19 Jan 2009

It may look like a pod from Alien, but this is in fact a new iPod dock from Edifier, the £200 Luna 5

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Hi-Fi

KEF Q series now available with real wood veneer finishes

19 Jan 2009

KEF's Q series of speakers is now available in two real wood veneer finishes, light oak and walnut

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Home cinema

Amazon extends online sale until February

18 Jan 2009

Amazon is extending its January sale until February and updating the discounts on offer over the next two weeks

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Hi-Fi

Illegal music downloads reach 95% in 2008

17 Jan 2009

Online piracy is still rampant, with 95 percent of the music available online being downloaded illegally in 2008

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