Monthly Archives: March 2011

Dixons Issues Profit Warning As Brits Cut Down On Big-Ticket Spending

Dixons Retail has issued its second profit warning in as many months, prompting fears that the retail sector is heading into a severe downturn as hard-up British consumers tighten their wallets in the face of declining income and rising inflation. Shares in the UK’s number one electrical retailer tumbled more than 18% yesterday in the wake of the announcement. Formerly ... Read More »

We Pay 29% More Attention When Watching 3D Blu-ray Movie Vs DVD: Study

A new scientific study has suggested that our attention levels are nearly 30% higher when watching a 3D Blu-ray movie compared to a standard-def DVD. Even when pitted against a regular, 2D-only Blu-ray disc, 3D Blu-rays have been found to command more attention as well as provoke more emotional response among viewers, contributing to a more engaging experience. The study ... Read More »

Panasonic & XpanD Propose New M-3DI Active-Shutter 3D Glasses Standard

Japanese HDTV manufacturer Panasonic has teamed up with 3D technology specialist XpanD to propose a new standard for active-shutter 3D glasses. Dubbed “M-3DI”, the initiative aims to improve cross-compatibility between 3D eyewear and a wide range of 3D TV displays, PCs, projectors and 3D cinemas, which in turn will hopefully increase the mass market penetration of 3D entertainment among the ... Read More »

The New Loewe Art 46 LED LCD TV Will Cost £2395. And It Doesn’t Do 3D.

Loewe has added a 46-inch model to its Art Series of LED-backlit LCD TVs, the largest yet in the range. The Loewe Art 46 LED 200 fits perfectly with the company’s strategic plan to gradually phase out LCD televisions equipped with CCFL (cold-cathode fluorescent lamp) backlight in its HDTV lineup, and expand its range of internet-connected TV products. In line ... Read More »

Panasonic TX-P42GT30B 3D Plasma TV Review

The Panasonic TX-P42GT30B is the company’s mid-range 3D Plasma TV for 2011, featuring the 14th generation NeoPlasma (formerly “NeoPDP”) panel with “Infinite Black Pro”, Short-Stroke phosphor material for reduced trailing and 3D crosstalk, and a newly redesigned ultra-slim chassis. The TX-P42GT30B has also been through the THX Display Certification programme for 2D viewing, and new for 2011, for 3D viewing ... Read More »