Monthly Archives: December 2010

LG Fined By EU For LCD Screen Price-Fixing; Samsung Let Off

South Korean companies Samsung Electronics and LG Display, the world’s top two LCD makers who in combination produce over half of the LCD panels sold worldwide, were among six LCD screen manufacturers rapped by the European Commission today for colluding to fix the price of LCD panels used in flat-screen HDTV displays, computer monitors and laptops between October 2001 and ... Read More »

Sky News App To Hit Bravia Internet Video On Sony Internet TV

Sony has announced that it will be adding a dedicated 24-hour news channel in the shape of Sky News to its Bravia Internet Video platform in the United Kingdom. This means that users can keep up-to-date with the latest breaking news on a range of internet-connected Sony devices (such as Sony Internet TV sets) even in the absence of digital ... Read More »

Sony To Use Taiwan-Made LCD TV Panels In Half Of Bravia HDTV Sets

For financial reasons, Sony will increase the percentage of LCD TV panels procured from Taiwanese manufacturers from the current level of 30% to a quite alarming 50%, according to Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. This means that in the near future, half of the LCD panels installed on Sony Bravia HDTV displays will have come from factories in Taiwan. Sony ... Read More »

UK Leads World In HDTV Ownership, But Lags In Take-Up Of HD Channels

Despite leading the rest of the world when it comes to proportional HDTV ownership, the UK still lags behind in terms of HD services availability and take-up, according to a recent report from UK media regulator Ofcom. To put it another way, even though more than half of British households are already equipped with a HDTV set, standard-definition TV programmes ... Read More »

Avatar 3D Blu Ray Ebay Prices Driven Up By Panasonic Exclusivity

Copies of the Avatar 3D Blu-ray disc have been selling on eBay UK for a pretty sum of money since the title’s release in 3D format on the 1st of December. This is because in the United Kingdom, the Avatar 3D Blu-ray movie is only available to those who have purchased certain Panasonic 3D hardware, as a result of an ... Read More »