Monthly Archives: November 2011

WiFi & Network Connectivity Increasingly Key On New TV Sets

A recent study has predicted that the ability to connect to an internet network is set to become a core component on flat-screen HDTV displays over the next few years. According to the latest Quarterly TV Design and Features Report from market research firm DisplaySearch, over 27 percent of flat-panel televisions shipped globally in 2011 will feature internet networking connectivity. ... Read More »

Over Half Of American HDTV Buyers Refuse To Go 3D: Survey

Although the TV manufacturing and entertainment industries may have had high hopes for the take-up of 3D TVs by American consumers, it seems that they are destined for disappointment, as an online survey conducted by shopping and review website revealed that more than half of potential HDTV buyers in the USA are refusing to make the shift over to ... Read More »

Panasonic To Sell LCD TV Plant To Sony-Toshiba-Hitachi Outfit

It has been reported that Panasonic is to sell one of its LCD TV factory to a public-private consortium that is taking over the small and medium-sized LCD operations of three other major consumer electronic manufacturers which are based in Japan. According to Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the consortium – which is set to acquire the LCD operations of ... Read More »

Catch-Up BBC iPlayer TV License Fee Loophole May Be Closed

It has been revealed this week that the UK government is considering closing the on-demand BBC iPlayer licence fee loophole for people who are watching television through catch-up services online. According to British daily The Guardian, officials are considering extending the TV licence fee so that it also covers on-demand services like the hugely popular BBC iPlayer, which many people ... Read More »