Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sony KDL46HX823 & KDL55HX823 3D Edge-Lit LED LCD TV To Hit UK In May

The Sony KDL46HX823 and KDL55HX823 3D-capable HDTV sets, featuring edge LED backlight that is paradoxically controlled via local-dimming algorithm, is scheduled to hit UK stores sometime in May later this year. Both the 46- and 55-inchers are members of the HX823 series which is one rung down from the Japanese TV manufacturer’s top-of-the-line HX923 range. Sony Bravia LCD televisions containing ... Read More »

A 2010 HDTV Typically Consumes Less Power Than A 100W Light Bulb: CEA

The average HDTV sold in 2010 actually consumes less power than a 100W incandescent light bulb, a report from US trade organisation Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has claimed. According to the study, since 2003 both LCD TV and plasma displays have seen a sizable reduction in energy consumption either in use or in standby, as a result of technological advancements ... Read More »

3D Technology Brought A New Lease Of Life To Plasma TV Sales Last Year

We have always suspected that plasma display technology would enjoy a resurgence thanks to the push towards 3D, and now some concrete data have surfaced to prove our theory right. Following a depressing 2009 which saw several plasma TV manufacturers exit the market, plasma televisions had a stellar 2010, posting year-on-year growths for every quarter since the end of 2009. ... Read More »

Freesat Revival Begins With Addition Of Channel 4 HD & BBC Red Button

Freesat, the British free-to-air (FTA) digital satellite TV service co-founded by BBC and ITV, is set to stage a comeback in the subscription-free HD broadcast arena, following a series of positive announcements over the past week. One that will surely go down well with existing customers is the long-overdue arrival of Channel 4′s high-definition simulcast channel C4 HD on the ... Read More »

Freeview HD Televisions & Set-Top Boxes Surpasses Million-Sold Mark

The Freeview HD movement is rapidly gathering pace, according to figures released by the UK’s free-to-air (FTA) digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform. After analysing point-of-sale data supplied by retail market research company GfK, Freeview announced today that 1.2 million units of HDTVs and set-top boxes equipped with integrated Freeview HD tuners have been sold in the United Kingdom thus far. ... Read More »