Samsung R87 high definition LCD TV unveiled
This week's hottest high definition stories: Samsung dual format players, format wars continue, European Commission investigation, US surveys, Virgin V+ Box
Samsung has provided a few more details of its forthcoming BDP-UP5000 dual format player, while Toshiba has permanently cut its HD DVD player prices. Amazon and Microsoft have partnered to encourage independent filmmakers to use the HD DVD format -…
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
The 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.
Sony unveils portable multimedia PC with Blu-ray drive
Sony has unveiled its new VAIO FZ range of notebook PCs, with the premium model able to play Blu-ray high definition content in full 1080p resolution.
The FZ notebook weighs less than six pounds, packing in an Intel Centrino Duo processor, 15.4-inch widescreen display with XBRITE-HiColor technology, an HDMI connector, 802.11n wireless connection, and pre-loaded Vista Premium.
UK HDforAll campaign aims to secure high definition over Freeview
A coalition of TV manufacturers, retailers, and public service broadcasters have formed the HDforAll campaign, their aim being to secure the future of free-to-view high definition television programming over Freeview. HDforAll is concerned that Ofcom's plan to auction off the…
HD DVD comes to the UK with Toshiba's HD-E1
Toshiba have released their HD-E1 HD DVD player in the UK today, so we can finally find out what the high-definition fuss is all about, for about half the price of a Blu-ray player. It looks as if we've…
NEC launch high-end PlasmaSync monitor range for home cinema enthusiasts
NEC have announced that it is targeting its latest range of large plasma displays at the home theatre enthusiast who is 'looking for the best in contrast, brightness, clarity, and performance'. The new XR range of PlasmaSync screens come…
UK high-def over-the-air TV trial successful; now viewers expect HD on Freeview
HDTVUK reported on the joint statement released today by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Five, who formed the group testing free-to-air terrestrial high definition TV over a modified Freeview system. The trial, which began over 5 months ago, has…
Sanyo introduce 42 inch weatherproof LCD monitor
Sanyo have previously introduced a 32 inch weatherproof TV and now have created a 42-inch screen. The CE42LM4WPR costs three times as much as its indoor cousin, and this isn't really designed for the domestic market (unless you have a…
Lost series 3 on Sky One HD from Saturday 18th November
HDTVUK reported a couple of weeks ago that Sky One have scooped Lost series 3 from Channel 4. We now have some more details about the series….