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BDA Completes Specs for Recordable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray… in Japan

UHD Blu-ray logo

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), the organisation responsible for the promotion and marketing of the Blu-ray disc format, has this week announced that the specifications for recordable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray have been completed, at least for the Japanese market. Recording and archiving broadcast content is a big thing in Japan, with nearly 75 percent of the Blu-ray hardware market ... Read More »

Hisense Joins LG in Embracing Eurofins’ 4K HDR Ultra HD Logo

Eurofins logo

Hisense is the latest TV manufacturer to embrace Eurofins’ new 4K HDR Ultra HD logo, following in the footsteps of LG Electronics which pledged its support earlier this year. Eurofins Digital Testing, a leading end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing facility, has designed this logo scheme to identify products that have been fully tested and proven to deliver the highest ... Read More »

Nvidia Launch Shield Android TV Box in UK: HDMI 2.0, [email protected]

Nvidia Shield

The hotly-anticipated NVidia Shield Android TV box has officially gone on sale in the United Kingdom and Europe this month. The Shield is not only the first living-room entertainment device from the graphics card specialist, it also goes directly up against other popular media streamers such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV. What sets the NVidia Shield apart ... Read More »

Spotify App Arrives On Philips Smart TV Platform

Spotify on Philips TV

TP Vision, the joint venture between TPV Technology and Philips Electronics which is responsible for the development, manufacturing and marketing of Philips-branded TV sets, today announced the addition of the immensely popular Spotify music streaming service on Philips Smart televisions. The Spotify app will become available on Philips’ Smart TV platform from the middle of December. The cloud-based music streaming ... Read More »

Global Sales Of Sony PS4 Pass 2.1m Units, On Track To Hit 5m Target

Sony PlayStation 4

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that its newly launched PlayStation 4 (PS4) next-generation video game console has smashed through global sales figures of 2.1 million units as of the 1st of December. The PS4 was launched in the USA and Canada on the 15th of November, and subsequently on the 29th of November in Europe, Australasia and Latin America. ... Read More »