Monthly Archives: November 2010

More & More UK Adults Prefer Home Cinema To Going Out

As the nights grow longer during the winter months, a significant number of Brits prefer to spend time at home enjoying the home entertainment systems they’ve put together rather than head out to the pub or cinema, according to a new research commissioned by the British Video Association (BVA). YouGov – the London-based online market research firm – carried out ... Read More »

BBC1 HD Channel Has Successfully Gone Live Tonight

BBC1 HD, the high-definition simulcast of the UK public broadcaster’s flagship channel, has successfully gone live on various digital TV platforms tonight. Kicking off with The One Show hosted by Salford-born comedian Jason Manford and Welsh television presenter Alex Jones at 7pm, BBC1 HD (BBC One HD) is the second high-def channel to come from the Beeb, following the largely ... Read More »

Philips 58PFL9955H/ 58PFL9955 Cinema 21:9 3D TV Launched

Philips, the Dutch conglomerate which among other things manufactures television sets, has launched the 58PFL9955H, a 3D addition to its Cinema 21:9 series of HDTVs. First unveiled at the IFA 2010 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin back in September, the Philips 58PFL9955H is the successor to last year’s 56PFL9954H which was then billed as the world’s first 21:9 HDTV ... Read More »

Panasonic Offers Exclusive Avatar 3D Blu-Ray Disc In 3D Bundles

Panasonic, a strong advocate of 3D display technology, has provided further details on its temporarily exclusive deal with major US movie studio 20th Century Fox to bundle the forthcoming Avatar 3D Blu-ray release with its 3D TV sets and associated 3D products. At present, the hotly anticipated Avatar 3D Blu-ray disc will only be available to those who have purchased ... Read More »

Samsung & Sony See Weak Demand For HDTVs Despite Q3 Profits

Samsung and Sony – two consumer electronic giants that rank among the top five TV manufacturers in the world – have voiced concerns about the insipid consumer demand (particularly in the key region of North America) for flat-screen HDTVs, despite both reporting positive third-quarter financial results last week. While Sony made a convincing return to profit thanks to strong sales ... Read More »