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Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17 laptop

Samsung unwraps 17in Ivy Bridge beast

Apple may be considering an end to the production of 17in desktop-replacement laptops, but Samsung isn't. It just announced the 17.3in Series 7 Chronos 17. Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17 laptop Specs include a third-generation 'Ivy Bridge' quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, the 2.3GHz i7-3615QM, to be precise; 8GB of 1600MHz …
Hard Reg, 1 May 2012

Ikea to integrate TV, Blu-ray, sound system into sideboard

Ikea, the Swedish flat-pack furniture giant, is to offer its design-conscious punters consumer electronics equipment, it said today. Heck, if Apple can build a global business on the back of stylish gadgets, why not Ikea, the acme of Scandinavian minimalist chic? Ikea won't simply offer TVs, Blu-ray players, wireless audio …
Tony Smith, 17 Apr 2012

Warner, Sony commit to UltraViolet in UK

Warner Home Entertainment has revealed that all its future Blu-ray Discs will tap into Hollywood's UltraViolet cloud-based movie locker to provide punters with downloadable copies of films they buy. Warner said it will make UV the standard for double- and triple-play BDs that offer a digital copy. Sony said it will offer …
Tony Smith, 29 Mar 2012
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US movie viewers make sudden shift to net

Lovefilm subscribers in the UK are already streaming more content over the net than they're receiving on disc through the post, and now it's been claimed that folk in the US will acquire more paid video content online this year than on physical media. According to IHS Screen Digest, a market watcher, Americans will this year …
Tony Smith, 23 Mar 2012
Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Blu-ray

High Court asked to keep 'cheap DVD' VAT loophole open

The English High Court will tomorrow begin an investigation to determine whether online retailers should be allowed to avoid paying VAT on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. The judicial review, demanded by the Governments of Jersey and Guernsey, follows Chancellor George Osborne's decision to close the Low Value Consignment Relief …
Tony Smith, 12 Mar 2012
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Paramount opens Cloud-based movie shop

IPTV Week IPTV Week logo Paramount has opened the door of the the first Ultraviolet-based film rental and download service. The studio said it is offering 60-odd titles initially, though there seem rather fewer when you look at the website. Films are priced at $20 (£13) for an HD copy and $13 (£8) for an SD version. Rent SD titles …
Tony Smith, 25 Jan 2012
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GE boosts micro-holo storage to Blu-ray speed

Boffins at GE have come up with a material that might one day be used to record 20 Blu-rays' worth of data on a single disc at the same speed that data is recorded on BD-Rs today. The announcement comes from GE's Holographic Data Storage project, which has been working on the techniques and technologies need to realise über- …
Tony Smith, 21 Jul 2011

Blu-ray sales to overtake DVD... next year

Blu-ray Disc sales will finally surpass those of DVDs next year. So says market watcher Futuresource. Its numbers are based on revenues. Next year, BD will account for 41 per cent of home entertainment spending on content, DVD for 26 per cent. Online-sourced video content will account for 15 per cent, and video-on-demand …
Hard Reg, 9 Jun 2011
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IP firm claims ownership of DVD video-menus

A Texas-based intellectual property holder is suing a host of major home entertainment companies - think all the big names - for daring to sell DVDs with clickable videos in their menus. Patent Harbor LLC maintains that owns a patent that covers such user interface features, and that the many named content companies alleged …
Tony Smith, 11 May 2011

Panasonic refreshes 3D Blu-ray recorder range

Panasonic has added depth to its Blu-ray recorder range, with the introduction of two 3D compatible models, the DMR-BWT800 and DMR-BWT700. Each recorder packs twin Freeview HD terrestrial tuners for simultaneous recording of two separate channels. Subtitles and 5.1 sound settings can also be captured. Users can save TV …
Caleb Cox, 4 May 2011
Arcam FMJ BDP100

Arcam FMJ BDP100 Blu-ray Disc player

Review If you’re an Arcam aficionado, there must have been times when you thought the arrival of a Blu-ray Disc player would never come. The brand’s original strategy, to support both HD DVD and BD with a universal player, was shunted off the road when the HD format war came to an abrupt end. A second, BD-only project met a similar …
Steve May, 2 May 2011
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John Barnes and Ian Rush: technology scores

Star Tech Legendary Liverpool soccer stars John Barnes, 48, and Ian Rush, 50, were recently reunited at the launch of car maker Hyundai's Boot Shoot app. Sure, they can still chip balls into hatchbacks 'til the ref cries 'foul' - but does tech win like the beautiful game? 3D TV: World Cup or wooden spoon? Ian Rush I don't have a 3D TV …
Caleb Cox, 4 Apr 2011
Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Blu-ray

Extended Lord of the Rings Blu-rays to hit Blighty

Fans of the Lord of the Rings saga will be eager to know the Blu-ray version of the Extended Edition of the trilogy will be released in the UK on 28 June. Warner Home Entertainment announced the 15-disc box-set, which will include the special features from previous releases - six discs from the Extended Edition DVDs and three …
Caleb Cox, 21 Mar 2011
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Samsung goes stereoscopic rental mental

Samsung is worried about the lack of 3D content available to showcase its 3D TVs and Blu-ray players, and is to launch a 3D video-on-demand service to keep its customers stocked up with stereoscopic stuff. Samsung 3D VoD The service - the first of its kind, anywhere, claimed Samsung - will go live in Korea before the end of …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2011
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Six... budget Blu-ray Disc players

Product Round-up Christmas is past but it's still winter. The nights are cold and damp. What better way to spend them that at home, snug the sofa, a cool nut-brown ale in your hand and a fine film on your new HD TV? In which case, you'll need a Blu-ray Disc player. Manufacturers are, of course, hyping their high-end models. But for those of us …
Tony Smith, 7 Feb 2011
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Samsung loads Lovefilm onto BD boxes

DVD rental and movie streaming service Lovefilm is to be rolled out to Samsung Blu-ray Disc players. About time too. Samsung added the Amazon-owned firm's video-on-demand service to its internet-connectable tellies in May 2010. There's already a Lovefilm 'app' that Samsung BD player owners can download if they've connected …
Tony Smith, 31 Jan 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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Intel soups up Wireless Display tech

CES 2011 Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) technology entire failed to take off after it was launched a year ago during the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). One year on, and the chip giant has taken the wraps off WiDi 2.0. Can it fare any better? The new release is certainly better. Developed to stream your computer's screen over …
Tony Smith, 7 Jan 2011

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