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CES 2009: Thiel shows multi-HDMI version of its zöet smart speaker system

10 Jan 2009

Latest development has eight HDMI inputs, two outputs, complete 'plug and play' operation and wireless options

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TVs

CES 2009: US TV to go all-digital on February 17 - or maybe not...

10 Jan 2009

President-elect Obama calls for analogue switch-off to be delayed, saying the nation's not ready

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Home cinema

CES 2009: Epson unveils Full HD, 3LCD home cinema projector

10 Jan 2009

Epson promises deeper blacks, improved colours and less fan noise with its new PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB 3LCD projector

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TVs

CES 2009: Goodbye infrared remote controls, hello RF handsets that let you keep your kit in the cupboard

10 Jan 2009

Remote controls with batteries than last a lifetime - and allow you to hide your electronics away - are on their way from big names including Sony, Samsung, Philips and Panasonic

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Home cinema

CES 2009: BT Vision set to launch massive free IPTV project

9 Jan 2009

BT Vision has unveiled ambitious plans to offer free internet TV from 2010, with the BBC and ITV already on board and others to follow

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Home cinema

CES 2009: Prospects for Blu-ray Disc remain buoyant, says BDA

9 Jan 2009

Members of the Blu-ray Disc Association remain bullish about the prospects for the format, despite the global recession

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Portable

CES 2009: Sony's X-Series touchscreen Walkman, Blu-ray systems and more

9 Jan 2009

We've got the inside track on Sony's new iPod Touch rival, the touchscreen X-Series Walkman, plus new Blu-ray systems and more

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TVs

CES 2009: AT&T takes satellite TV and radio on the road with CruiseCast

9 Jan 2009

US-wide system launches in the Spring, delivering 22 channels of TV and 20 radio stations to mobile receivers

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Hi-Fi

CES 2009: B&W boosts its XT range

9 Jan 2009

Floorstanding, standmount and centre speakers form a new line-up, due in the shops in April

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Home cinema

CES 2009: Wireless HD transmission ready for testing

9 Jan 2009

The Wireless HD standard promises uncompressed, wireless transmission of Full HD 1080p video and HD audio in the home, banishing all those ugly cables forever

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