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Sony brings out “Double Full HD” 3D camcorder – HDR-TD10

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Sony is to release the first “Double Full HD” 3D consumer camcorder that will bring your memories not only in high definition, but in 3D high definition. Yes, it is pointless and very unnecessary, but since Sony is pushing this 3D World, they are going to milk this for all of its worth. The camcorder features two lenses – where both will be used in recording 3D, and one will […]

Sony brings out 27 new LCD televisions

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Sony's BRAVIA XBR-HX929 LCD Television (Credit: Sony) Sony’s press conference was simply bringing the 3D experience to your house, and with its new BRAVIA LCD HDTV lineup for 2011, it plans to do so. The company will bring out this year 27 new televisions – 16 are capable of watching 3D content, and 22 have internet connectivity. The 3D televisions will share common features, such as a 5:5 pull down […]

ASUS announces new EeeTop PC

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You would have thought the Eee PC line would have died when all those other manufacturers started to make their impact in the netbook market? Well, you’re wrong. ASUS has announced that it will make a new version of the EeeTop PC, called the ET2010 – which has some features that goes a bit beyond what you expect from the lineup. The ET2010 is only 1-inch thick and features a […]

Akamai upgrades network – iPhone HD streaming now possible

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Ever thought one day that you would be streaming HD videos on your iPhone? Most of you would have said no, mainly because it would take up too much of your mobile data plan, unless you are connected via Wi-Fi – but make sure you have a sufficient plan. But it seems that day could be coming closer than you think, with Akamai announcing its new Akamai HD Network. The […]

Sony’s new camera with “sweep panorama” and 1080p video recording

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This is Sony’s latest camera that it plans to launch this year. Called the HX1, it is the first camera from its Cyber-shot line to use the 1/2.4-inch Exmor CMOS sensor technology, which allows to achieve burst speeds of 10 frames per second. With a 9.1 megapixel resolution, it can also take 224-degree panorama shots with a “one easy press-and-sweep motion.” The camera is also said to allow you to […]

Comedy Central to bring out new HD channel

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Comedy Central has joined a long list of television channels that will bring out a high definition channel, with the debut of Comedy Central HD being launched on Cablevision Systems today, then will roll out the service to Cox Communications and DirecTV later this month. The channel will feature 200 hours of programming in native HD, with almost 30 of the past episodes of South Park, the first two seasons […]

Ten HD to dump HD content – moves to sport

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According to one Citigroup analyst talking to Smarthouse, the Ten Network has become the laughing stock of the entire television industry after announcing that it would be ditching its HD stream in favour of a 24-hour HD sports network. The new move will see shows like Rush, Neighbours, NCIS and Life no longer having a HD simulcast, and would also displace many of its shows that were shown on the […]

France becomes first country to use Dolby Digital Plus in HD TV

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Four of France’s terrestrial broadcasters have announced that they will be using Dolby’s new Digital Plus and Dolby Digital on their new high-def channels. In fact, France will be the first country that will be using the new audio technology. The channels will include TF1 HD, France 2 HD, ARTE HD, Canal + HD and M6 HD. All these channels also form the new HD service from Television Numerique Terrestre. […]

OMG – Seinfeld in HD?

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Yes, finally – Seinfeld is now in High-Definition! Well, unfortunately, there is some bad news – it is not really high definition. While many stations believe that high-definition is widescreen, it is not. Basically, they managed to get the old footage that was still in film (as film has a higher resolution than HD) and then cropped it. The technical term for this is called upconverting, which means it basically […]

Foxtel posts healthy growth in HD service

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Pay TV provider Foxtel has said that it had posted a 17 percent lift in revenue, meaning that its total revenue is at $1.7 billion; and has said that there has been an increased take-up of additional services by the existing subscribers – increasing the average revenue per user (ARPU) to nearly $85 a month. As well, its high definition service – released in June of this year – has […]

Foxtel announces HD Pricing

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Foxtel has announced the pricing plans about their new HD service, Foxtel HD+. Those who wish to convert to the new service will need to pay a hefty $200 fee, with an additional monthly fee for the new iQ2 set-top box. Access to the HD channels are only available to those who subscribe to ‘My Sport’, ‘Escape’, ‘Playtime’ or ‘World’ packages; with HD Sport, containing Fox Sports HD and ESPN […]

UK: Freeview to start HD in 2009

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Viewers will be able to watch high definition television (HDTV) on Freeview from 2009, the broadcast watchdog has confirmed. Ofcom has said that new technologies and the digital switchover will enable more channels, including HD services. However, viewers who want to watch the new services will need a HD-ready TV and a brand new set-top box. The new services are expected to start at the north-west of England. Up to […]

The Battle of HD Multi Channelling…

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EDITORIAL: Since the age of digital television, I thought Australia is just way behind. Let’s face it, only the ABC and SBS are allowed to multi channel. But now, I think I might change my mind. Channel Ten and the Seven Network both announced that they will launch their High Definition (HD) multi channels. This comes after the Government lifted multi channelling restrictions. Current laws now state that channels are […]