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Samsung forks 4K with Tizen tellies

CES 2015 Samsung has decided that 4K TV isn't quite enough; it wants to do even better. The South Korean mega-firm drew a packed crowd to a CES press conference that included the unveiling of a new class of TV screens dubbed SUHD. The company said that the SUHD sets would offer a superior picture to current UHD screens including …
Shaun Nichols, 6 Jan 2015
Panasonic 4K TV

About 4King time: Panasonic finally reveals voice-control Firefox OS TVs

CES 2015 Panasonic today tore the wraps off Firefox OS-powered 4K TVs, high-def 4K camcorders, and home surveillance cameras, at CES in Las Vegas. Julie Bauer, the appliance giant's consumer electronics president, said her conference keynote that the new gear will go on sale in 2015. Panasonic 4K TV A Panasonic 4K TV That will …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Jan 2015
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Samsung slams door on OLED TVs, makes QUANTUM dot LEAP

Analysis Samsung has said that it intends to focus on UHD TVs using LCD panels augmented by quantum dot technology, instead of pushing OLED as a commercial replacement for LCD. This is the kind of decision that might mean that OLED never takes off in the larger form factors. Kim Hyun-Seok, the head of Samsung’s TV business, told …
Faultline, 10 Nov 2014
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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
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Sony launches 3D adverts channel for Bravia tellies

Not to be outdone by Samsung, Sony has rolled out a 3D video-on-demand channel for its Bravia TVs. Dubbed the "3D Experience", the channel will be pre-installed in 3D-capable Bravias bought from today. If you already own one, there will be a "refresh internet content" update shortly. Sony 3D Experience A similar update for …
Tony Smith, 13 Jul 2011
Virgin Media

Virgin Media to integrate Spotify across multiple platforms

Virgin Media has done a deal with digital music supplier Spotify, announcing an agreement that makes Virgin the only provider offering the service across multiple platforms. The deal, which has been on the cards for a while, will see Virgin integrate Spotify into its cable television service and delivered through an app that' …
Caleb Cox, 6 Jul 2011
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Top telly tech fails to drive new set sales

The technologies telly makers are promoting in a bid to persuade punters to replace existing TVs are failing to excite consumers. LED backlight technology, internet connectivity and 3D are all being pitched up by vendors in the hope consumers will splash out on new sets. 3D is being pushed in particular, but according to …
Tony Smith, 8 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

YouView mandates Linux, HD content encryption

YouView has posted the technical specifications set-top box and TV makers will need to follow in order to support the would-be standard IPTV platform. The specs will please punters who favour the Linux operating system - it's the mandated OS for YouView-compatible devices - but will annoy anyone who hopes to shift recorded HD …
Tony Smith, 15 Apr 2011
The Register breaking news

LG claims 'flicker free' 3D TV first

LG has taken the wraps off what it claims is the world's first 3D TV to be independently checked and approved for lack of flicker. Dubbed the Cinema 3D - aka the LW5700 - the telly was given the 'flicker free' thumbs up by European test labs TÜV and Intertek, LG said. LG Cinema 3D LW5700 The company claimed the telly " …
Tony Smith, 16 Feb 2011
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Sony TVs, Blu-ray boxes to get web browser

Sony is to equip its tellies and Blu-ray Disc players with a web browser, Opera Software cheerfully said today. As well it might - its browser is the one Sony has selected. Opera will certainly feature in the the raft of new products Sony unveiled at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), many of which are expected to go …
Hard Reg, 19 Jan 2011
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ITV juggles Freeview channels

ITV's main digital channel, ITV1, will today begin being repeated an hour later on Freeview. The catch-up channel, ITV1+1, will be transmitted on band 33, currently the home of ITV2+1. That channel is moving to band 27, on a different multiplex. The upshot: come 2pm today, you'll need to retune your Freeview receiver, be it …
Hard Reg, 11 Jan 2011
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Panasonic preps TV accessory tablet

CES 2011 Android tablets are for media consumption? Panasonic thinks so - and that they'll make rather good TV accessories too. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Japanese giant showed off a "prototype tablet-type terminal", one of a family of touchscreen gadgets - screen sizes run from four to ten inches - that'll go …
Tony Smith, 6 Jan 2011
Acetrax

Samsung net tellies get new movie marketplace

Samsung has joined the Acetrax party, adding the on-demand video supplier to its Internet@TV platform. The Acetrax Movies app will be available on Samsung connected televisions throughout Europe from today. Acetrax Acetrax not only offers movie rentals, but purchasing too. There’s no subscription either, just set up an …
Bob Dormon, 22 Nov 2010
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Aussie outfit offers Brits rock-bottom price tellies

All hail the People's Republic of China! Without the PRC churning out electronic goods for next to nowt, how could operations like Australian business Kogan, newly set up in the UK, pledge to "end 'rip-off Britain' prices"? Selling direct over the web helps too, as does importing directly from the manufacturer. The company, …
Tony Smith, 16 Nov 2010
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Panasonic plugs movie rental service into net tellies

Panasonic has brought the Acetrax movie rental and downloads service to its internet-connected Viera HD TVs. The Lovefilm-like Acetrax is delivered through VieraCast, Panasonic's internet TV front-end. Viera owners will need to sign up for the service at the Acetrax website and set up an account to which rental and download …
Hard Reg, 20 Jul 2010
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Freeview HD integrated TVs

Group Test With the launch of Freeview’s HD service, there’s a slow but steady trickle of products arriving in the shops. Reg Hardware has already looked at a selection of Freeview HD set-top boxes - now it's the turn of TVs with built-in Freeview HD tuners. If you’ve recently bought a new television set, then you’ll probably be best off …
Nigel Whitfield, 10 Jun 2010
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Currys pitches World Cup cash back pact

Currys has become the latest supplier to tie in a money back offer on the success of the England football team on this summer's World Cup contest. But unlike other such deals, which will refund purchase prices if England bring home the victor's trophy, Currys will simply give customers a tenner for every goal Rooney and co. …
Tony Smith, 30 Apr 2010
Asus TV Monitor T1

Asus punts monitor with built-in TV tuner

Most if not all HD TVs now have computer VGA and/or DVI connections, but that hasn't stopped Asus coming at the problem from the other direction and introducing a boundary blurring monitor that has a built-in TV tuner. TV Monitor T1 Series comes in 21.5in, 23.6in and 27in sizes but all of them deliver a 1920 x 1080 resolution …
Tony Smith, 14 Jul 2009

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