Monthly Archives: January 2012

Comet’s Like-For-Like Sales Down 14.5% Over Xmas: Kesa

With many shoppers finding themselves with limited funds in 2011, and with no sign of anything improving in the coming months, many of them avoided buying large-ticket items such as HDTV displays over Christmas, and this has led to Europe’s third largest retailer of electrical goods announcing a drop in sales over the festive period. Comet’s like-for-like sales down 14.5% ... Read More »

Amazon’s LoveFilm Instant App Lands On LG Smart TVs

LoveFilm, the movie rental company which was taken over by Amazon last year, announced this week that access to its streaming video service known as LoveFilm Instant will be made available on LG’s Smart TV range, following an agreement between the two companies to work together. The latest deal between LG and Amazon means that users in the UK who ... Read More »

LG Magic Remote Voice Control To Be Powered By Dragon TV

Leading speech recognition software firm Nuance Communications this week announced that its innovative Dragon TV platform will power the new voice recognition functionalities implemented on the LG Magic Remote for LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV displays. The system will initially support US English, American Spanish, Canadian French and Korean, according to a statement from the company. LG Magic Remote voice ... Read More »

Dixons Saw 7% Drop In Like-for-Like UK Sales Over Xmas

Given the financial climate and the money issues that many people had to cope with last year, a slow festive season in terms of retail sales – especially when it comes to high-ticket items such as HDTV displays and other household electrical appliances – was pretty much expected in the UK. Following Christmas and New Year, retailers were quick to ... Read More »

Tablets & Smart TVs Help BBC iPlayer Break Records

The rise in the popularity of smartphones, tablets and internet-connected HDTV displays that provide access to the web have helped BBC iPlayer achieve record viewing figures in 2011, with requests across all platforms reaching 1.94 billion over the entire duration of last year. According to data recently released by the BBC, access to its iPlayer video-on-demand (VoD) service via Smart ... Read More »