IFA, Berlin here we come!

The IFA consumer electronics show kicks off in Berlin tomorrow, and as I write this four of our team are winging their way through the air in preparation for a veritable newsfest over the next few days. We'll have regular updates throughout the day here on whathifi.com.

In case you don't know, IFA stands for the International Funkausstellung and is one of the biggest consumer electronic shows on the planet, taking place from August 29th to September 3rd.

All the major manufacturers will be out in force, including Sony, Samsung, Philips, Sharp, Toshiba, Panasonic, LG, Harman Kardon, Pioneer and Loewe. We're expecting a whole host of new product launches, and the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision team is on standby to bring you all the latest news as soon as the press conferences start tomorrow.

Rumour has it there'll be a brace of new Blu-ray players from Panasonic, some new Harman Kardon receivers, high-end audio from LG, two new DVD players from Toshiba and possibly a new Blu-ray player from Pioneer.

All this and more will be brought to you live from the show, so remember to log in and check the site for our daily updates.

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.