CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Best Blu-ray movie boxsets

Top of your Christmas list may be a shiny new flatscreen HDTV, PlayStation 3 or laptop, but if you're really going to get the most out of your new toys you're going to have to get some high-definition content…

Sky EPG reshuffle pushes HD content to the fore

Sky's EPG channel line-up is to get a fairly drastic shake-up come the start of February, pushing the growing number of HD channels higher up the list. 40 HD channels (not including the key terrestrial channels) will swap places with…

Five HD headed to Sky+ HD boxes

Channel Five and Sky have today announced that Five will be launching a HD service for Sky+HD subscribers this July. It means Five's many top-rated US dramas such as CSI and FlashFoward will get a HD makeover, as well as…

Sony unveil BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 3D Blu-ray players

Sony have unleashed two brand new Blu-ray players, both of which will be fully 3D compatible. The Sony BDP-S570 model will be 3D ready straight out of the box, while those opting for the cheaper BDP-S470 player will get 3D…

REVIEW: Sagem DTR94 HD Freesat

When it comes to digital TV services, Freesat is a relatively new kid on the block. Launched 18 months ago, it's still seen by many as the poor relation compared to Freeview (digital terrestrial) and Sky (satellite). But all that…

Sagem Freesat+ HD box as John Lewis reports record figures

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Sagem has announced the availability of its latest Freesat+ High Definition digital recorders. Available with 250GB or 500GB hard drives, the boxes also boast auto set-up and navigation menus.

Sagem’s Freesat+ digital recorders are available from all major high street retailers including John Lewis, Currys, Comet and Argos. The 250Gb model retails for £250 and the 500Gb model is £300.

Blu-ray support for Wii 2?

The move to introduce high-definition would see Nintendo u-turning on its next-gen policy of accessibility over technical fireworks.

Should I buy an OLED TV or stick with LCD and plasma?

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There’s a new display technology in town — OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) — and it could be coming to a large TV near you very soon.

Plenty of big-name manufacturers have already produced OLED TVs, and others are promising to have sets available within the next couple of years.

OLED has a lot of very attractive characteristics meaning it can has the potential to power large, bright, thin, energy-efficient televisions. Then again, LCD and plasma TVs currently rule the roost and are no pushovers when it comes to features.

Should you buy an OLED TV? Let’s take a look…

Warner offering to swap your HD-DVDs for Blu-rays

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Aware that the Blu-ray market still hasn’t really taken off, Warner Bros are getting a little desperate, and they’re waving an olive branch of peace at people who bought HD-DVDs. They’re going to let people mail the original box art for any HD-DVDs that they bought and swap them for the same title on Blu-ray.

It’s not quite free, they’re charging $4.95 per disc for the service, plus $6.95 shipping, but it’s still much cheaper than buying all the new discs yourself. It might even be worth scanning the local bargain bins for the old HD-DVDs to send off, then flog the replacements you get sent. You won’t be able to make a mint, though. It’s limited to 25 swaps per household.

(via Den of Geek and @stuart_coles)