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Vendors have second stab at smart TV standard

Major TV manufacturers are making another stab at persuading their competitors to jointly develop and support a standard platform for smart TV apps. LG and TP Vision today announced the formation of the Smart TV Alliance, a re-branded version of the partnership announced by LG, Philips and Sharp back in September 2011 at the …
Tony Smith, 20 Jun 2012
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World smart TV sales surge

Smart TVs - tellies with internet connectivity - accounted for almost 20 per cent of the televisions that manufacturers shipped in Q1. Almost 30 per cent of them went into Western Europe, but the world's biggest IPTV fans are clearly the Japanese: 46 per cent of the TVs that shipped there were smart devices. Yet Japanese …
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2012
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Amazon's Lovefilm HD shuns Sony fanboys

Amazon's Lovefilm video-on-demand service will begin offering HD streams today, but what resolution viewers get will depend on what gadget they're in front of. Mac and PC viewers, tuning in through Lovefilm's website will be treated to 1080p streams, the IPTV firm said. Watch on an iPad and Xbox 360 and you'll get 720p footage …
Tony Smith, 31 May 2012
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Sony KDL-55HX853 55in 3D LED TV

Review The 55inch KDL-HX853 is currently the highest ranked of Sony’s 2012 TVs. It heads up a new Spartan range from the brand intended to rebuild its TV fortunes. Interestingly, it doesn’t come laden with features seemingly pulled at random from a brainstorming session down the local Karaoke; which means it’s not competing directly …
Steve May, 28 May 2012
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Sony denies Netflix app to older Bravia smart TVs

Sony today heralded the arrival of Netflix on its Sony Entertainment Network, the content it provides through its smart TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, media streams and, of course, the PlayStation 3. That's good for Netflix subscribers with a PS3, but other fans of the video-on-demand service are stuffed unless they happen to own …
Tony Smith, 24 Apr 2012
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TV market stalls as LCD sales slow

World TV shipments slipped last year - for the first time since 2004, said market watcher NPD DisplaySearch - presenting a picture of a business that's stalling. The number of sets shipped during the year totalled some 247.7m units. That represents an overall decline of just a third of a percentage point on 2010's total - only …
Tony Smith, 14 Mar 2012
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IPTV UK: what's on tonight?

IPTV Week IPTV Week logo 2012 looks like it stands a good chance of being the year that IPTV really starts to go mainstream, with more services and a good range of content appearing built in to TVs and other devices, not to mention the web. And, of course, the launch of YouView will help raise the profile of IPTV still further in the …
Nigel Whitfield, 23 Jan 2012
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Sony KDL-40HX723 40in LED 3D TV

Review The KDL-40HX723 is a feature-heavy 40in Freeview HD TV from the posh end of Sony’s 2011 catalogue. While it sells for a tad more than a looky-likey from the brand’s bread and butter EX range, the premium is worth paying if you want to see what Sony’s picture boffins are really capable of. Sony KDL-40HX723 3D LED backlit LCD TV …
Steve May, 27 Oct 2011
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Sony asks for 1.6m LCD TVs to be returned

Sony has warned owners of 40in Bravia televisions that it wants them all back after a handful of high-profile incidents in which the LCD TVs began emitting smoke or - in extreme cases - melted. Eleven incidents of dodgy sets have been reported in Japan, but the parts that malfunctioned have been built into in tellies that …
Caleb Cox, 12 Oct 2011
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Lovefilm debuts movie streaming app

Disc rental and streaming service Lovefilm has uploaded a fresh iPad app that will play streamed movies. You'll need to be a Lovefilm subscriber, of course, paying the UK's answer to Netflix at leasy £6 a month for the privilege. Lovefilm Player for iPad iOS app Hopefully, Lovefilm will learn from Netflix's example and not …
Tony Smith, 29 Sep 2011
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Sony turns to augmented reality to sell tellies

After a new telly but not sure how it'll look in your living room? Sony has come up with a neat way to find out, using augmented reality. Print out the marker you can download from Sony's site. Position the print where you plan to place your panel. Take a snap with your phone or camera, and when you've uploaded it to Sony's …
Tony Smith, 23 Aug 2011
Sony Bravia KDL-40CX523

Sony KDL-40CX523 LCD TV

Review The Bravia KDL-40CX523 is the little net-connected TV that could. Consigned to somewhere near the bottom of Sony’s 2011 line-up, and cursed with a CCFL backlight instead of trendy LED bulbs, it’s clearly not one of the brand’s hero products. Yet this transpires to be a quite a desirable gogglebox. Sony Bravia KDL-40CX523 Fat …
Steve May, 16 Jul 2011
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Sony pitches portable HDD for TVs, PS3

Sony took the wraps off an external hard drive this morning. The spec's nowt to get excited about - USB 3.0, 500GB capacity - but here's a unit being pitched not at PCs but at PS3s, camcorders and tellies. Sony HD-PG5U No question, it's a stylish boy. Sony hopes you'll want to plug into your Bravia telly, if it's one of the …
Tony Smith, 12 Jul 2011
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Sony says no to YouView

Sony will not support the UK's would-be IPTV standard, YouView, the company's UK chief has revealed. Speaking at the Intellect Consumer Electronics Conference in London yesterday, Gildas Pelliet, MD of Sony UK and Ireland, said the company will not plug YouView into the Bravia Internet Video service built into many of the firm …
Tony Smith, 6 Jul 2011
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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX724 40in LED 3D TV

Review I wouldn’t give Sony’s troubles to a monkey on a rock. Horrible financial results, the PSN hacked to its knees, and now the distinction of producing the worst 3D TV I think I’ve ever seen. Yep, the KDL-40EX724 reviewed here is a three dimensional suckfest. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Sony KDL-40EX724 Sony's KDL- …
Steve May, 4 Jun 2011
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BBC shifts some HD transmissions to 1080p...

Updated The BBC has quietly begun broadcasting HD content in 1080p, sort of. Since April, some BBC HD transmissions over Freeview HD have combined 1080i and 1080p material, switching between the two on a GOP (Group of Pictures) by GOP basis. A GOP is a batch of H.264 encoded frames combining an initial, reference picture followed by …
Tony Smith, 23 May 2011
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Sony Bravia KDL-EX524 40in LED TV

Review Sony’s KDL-EX524 is a well-equipped flatscreen for those of us with scant regard for the third dimension. Resolutely 2D, this Freeview HD 40-incher with 32- and 37-inch alternatives, instead tempts with features like Internet connectivity, media streaming and USB HDD recording. It’s also relatively affordable. Sony Bravia KDL- …
Steve May, 21 May 2011
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Sony brings Skype to Bravia HD TVs

Sony has released a firmware update for its Bravia televisions that adds Skype functionality as well as the ability to use smartphones and notebooks as remote control devices. The update means Bravia owners can now recreate their own This Island Earth-style Interocitor, although I doubt there's any Sony TVs shaped like a …
Caleb Cox, 28 Apr 2011

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