Monthly Archives: September 2011

Virgin Media Unveils TiVo Set-Top Box Deal With Samsung, & iPad App

UK telecommunications giant Virgin Media this week announced that it has signed a deal with Korean consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung to make its TiVo set-top boxes, with the current maker of these boxes, Cisco, losing out. Virgin has dropped Cisco for reasons that have not yet been made clear. Instead, it is going to be Samsung who will be rolling ... Read More »

LG 47LW980T & 55LW980T Passive 3D TVs With Nano LED Tech Unveiled

LG Electronics has unveiled its flagship LW980T range of Cinema 3D TVs – comprising the 47-inch 47LW980T and the 55-inch 55LW980T – at the recent IFA 2011 trade show in Berlin. Boasting an impressive list of specifications, the LG LW980T series is set to whet the appetites of video enthusiasts when it eventually hits the market in the UK and ... Read More »

Sluggish Economy Dents TV Purchase Intent Among US Consumers

It has been revealed that fewer consumers in the United States are intending to purchase television sets, largely due to the sluggish state of the US economy. This is according to a recent IHS iSuppli US TV Consumer Preference Analysis report, which showed that the number of Americans who are planning to make TV purchases has plummeted. Sluggish economy dents ... Read More »

Ofcom Invites Bids For April 2012 Launch Of 5th Freeview HD TV Channel

Thanks to a recent decision that has been made by the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom, British viewers may soon be able to enjoy even more free high-definition viewing with the use of a standard rooftop aerial. The organisation is looking for applications to fill a fifth high-def channel that is due to be made available alongside the other four digital ... Read More »

94% Of UK Homes To Have HDTV By 2016, Paving Way For Super HD Viewing

A recent forecast from London-based market intelligence firm Informa Telecoms & Media has suggested that by 2016 a massive 94 percent of UK households are set to have a TV that is able to receive high-definition programmes. The figure for the worldwide average is 48 percent, which means that in comparison the outlook for HD viewing in the United Kingdom ... Read More »