This week's hottest high definition stories: Blockbuster support Blu-ray, but do the discs rot?, SIM2 projector, new TVs from Sharp and Pioneer, reviews of JVC and Toshiba, Arcam, Texas Instruments, BrilliantColor

Blu-ray, HD DVD, HDTV, TVs

hdtv.jpgThe biggest news this week, though the HD DVD Promotions Group deny it, is that Blockbuster has chosen Blu-ray over HD DVD. Not surprisingly, Sony is very happy about that, and a Panasonic executive thinks it’s game over for HD DVD.

However, the fly in the ointment could be rotting Blu-ray discs. Not good.

SIM2 has rolled out its HT3000E 1080p projector, while Sharp reveal their latest RD2E 100Hz TVs, and Pioneer release their new plasma TV range with 80% deeper blacks.

The site has reviews of the JVC LT-32DGB and Toshiba Regza 42X3030D high definition TVs.

IMS is predicting strong global growth for HDTV, though there’s still a lot of confusion around: A Hitachi survey reveals US consumers want HD but are still confused.

Arcam introduces AVR280 home cinema reciever with 1080p HDMI switching, Texas Instruments introduces DLP .7 XGA 3 chip, and also claim that their BrilliantColor technology is being widely adopted.

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Andy Merrett
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