Monthly Archives: August 2011

Panasonic, Samsung & Sony Unite On Active-Shutter 3D Glasses Standard

Three major TV manufacturers have come together in agreement on a new standard relating to the communication protocols that is used to connect active-shutter 3D glasses to their 3D TV models. The project was initiated by Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic in collaboration with tri-dimensional technology specialist xPanD, and now both Sony and Samsung have decided to come on board. ... Read More »

Sony PS3 Debuts New TV-Friendly Version Of BBC iPlayer With HTML5

The popular Sony PlayStation 3 video game console has debuted the new BBC iPlayer which has been redesigned to operate better on televisions. This is the first consumer electronics device to sport the latest iPlayer service from the Beeb, and may prove to be a welcome addition to the PS3 amongst UK consumers. Sony PS3 debuts new BBC iPlayer with ... Read More »

Sony To Rehaul Loss-Making TV Business As Sales Forecast Slashed

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony is set to launch a major rehaul of its TV operations after the company’s television sales forecast for its financial year to March was slashed. Its TV business has faced tough competition from rival manufacturers over recent years, leaving Sony trailing behind the likes of Samsung as far as the flat-screen HDTV market is concerned. ... Read More »

Hitachi Plans To Up Outsourcing & End Domestic TV Production In Japan

Consumer electronics manufacturer Hitachi is planning to halt its domestic television production in Japan, where it is based, in order to outsource to overseas locations, in particular Taiwan. The company has been facing increasing financial pressures as well as intense competition from South Korean TV makers like Samsung and LG. Hitachi ending domestic TV production Hitachi has said that it ... Read More »

Samsung UE46D8000 Active 3DTV Awarded “Full HD 3D Tested” Certificate

The back-and-forth one-up contest between the active and passive 3D TV camps is showing no sign of abating any time soon. Having seen an LG Cinema 3D LED LCD model scoop up a “Full HD 3D” certification from German technical-scientific association VDE last month, Korean TV maker Samsung moved swiftly to announce this week that its UE46D8000 active-shutter 3DTV has ... Read More »