Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sky’s Flying Monsters Becomes First 3D TV Programme To Win BAFTA Award

A prehistoric documentary filmed entirely in 3D by Sky in association with Atlantic Productions has made history at this year’s BAFTA awards. Presented by the world’s most famous naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, Flying Monsters 3D not only became the first stereoscopic 3D programme to be nominated for a BAFTA award (best specialist factual programme), but also walked away ... Read More »

Video Apps Drive Samsung Smart TV App Store Downloads To Cross 5m Mark

It seems not too long ago when we reported that the number of applications downloaded from the Samsung Apps store has hit the one-million landmark, now word has reached us that the five million milestone has been surpassed five months on. Today, the Korean TV maker announced that more than five million apps have been downloaded onto its internet-enabled Smart ... Read More »

Haier H320 LED LCD TV Series With Freeview HD Gets September UK Launch

Haier, the partially state-owned consumer electronics manufacturer from China, will release a new range of LED-backlit LCD TVs in the United Kingdom come September this year. More well-known for its refrigerators, the brand has never really made an impression in the British HDTV market: its television models are more likely to be found in supermarkets than specialist home cinema stores. ... Read More »

BBC HD 1080p/1080i Switching Causing Audio Dropouts On Some Sony HDTVs

A software encoder upgrade for BBC HD on the Freeview HD platform has led to intermittent audio dropouts on some Sony Bravia televisions, the online portal of British home cinema magazine What-Hifi? Sound and Vision has reported. The issue appears to be caused by transitions between 1080p and 1080i high-def broadcasts on BBC HD, and affects Sony’s 2010 and 2011 ... Read More »

Sony KDL32CX523 LCD TV Review

The Bravia CX523 is the successor to 2010’s EX403 series from Sony. As indicated by the model number, the CCFL version of the company’s Internet TV lineup has been downgraded from EX range of Sony TVs… this is an entry-level LCD TV targeted at casual users. Due to the economic turmoil and ongoing losses within the TV division, the Japanese ... Read More »