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Netflix vs Amazon … who’s best for Christmas films?

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Broadband, Christmas Gift Guides, HDTV, Home cinema, Internet, Movies, Netflix Leave a Comment

If you're a serious film buff, you probably own your favourite Christmas movies on Blu-ray (my collection includes It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooged and Die Hard). But if you are like most people, you probably rely on the streaming services to give you your annual dose of Christmas cheer. So which service here…

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Onecue brings gesture-commands to your home entertainment system

James O'Malley Home Appliances, Home audio, Home cinema, Internet Of Things Leave a Comment

A new device is promising to remove the clutter from your coffee table - by replacing your remotes and controllers with gesture commands. The onecue (as it annoyingly stylised - why not OneCue?!) is a Kinect-style camera that sits on top of your TV and watches everything you do - then to switch on your…

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10 of the best films to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, DTR, HDTV, Home cinema, Internet, Movies, TV

Yes, there is so much choice for what to watch on TV these days – far too many good movies and TV shows. Amazon's Instant Video streaming service has loads of good films – some you may have never come across yourself – and there's even some decent TV on it, too. Pretty much everything on…

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Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

Stuart O'Connor BBC, Computers, Digital set-top boxes, DTR, DVD, HDTV, Home Appliances, Home cinema, Internet, iPad, iPhone, IPTV, media player, Online TV, Personal video players, Satellite TV, Sky, Smartphones, Tablet, TV, TVs Leave a Comment

As our "second" screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that "bigger is better" just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to…

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Billionaire inventor Ray Dolby, Founder of Dolby Labs, dies aged 80

shinychris Home audio, Home cinema, Projectors, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Very sad to hear about the death of Ray Dolby, Founder of Dolby Labs, and sound pioneer. Ray had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years and was diagnosed with leukaemia this summer. Born in Portland, Oregon, he grew…

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