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Sky Brings Mobile TV to iPad

sky-mobile-tv-ipadSky have just announced the release of its Sky Mobile TV app for iPad, which is now available to download from the App store.

Building on its mobile TV service for the iPhone, the new iPad application takes advantage of the larger screen size, and brings high quality live TV viewing on the move to the iPad.

Access to all Sky Sports channels and Sky News channels is available. Read more

Sky 3D Launching April 3rd!

Sky 3DSome pretty big news just popped into my email this morning.

Sky have today confirmed that they will launch Sky 3D, Europe’s very first 3D TV channel, with the Manchester United and Chelsea Barclays Premier League match on Saturday 3rd of April!

Apparently over a thousand pubs have already signed up for Sky 3D, but it’s not all about pubs. With the official launch coming very soon the Sky 3D channel will be available at no extra cost to residential customers with the HD pack and Sky’s top channels. Read more

Samsung 3D Starter Kit Announced

There is no doubt that every HDTV manufacturer out there are hoping that we will all be tempted to spend out hard earned cash on a fresh new 3D TV.

To encourage us even more, Samsung have just announced their 3D Starter Kit.

To get the total 3D TV experience you will need both a 3D HDTV, and a 3D blu-ray player. If you decide to purchase both from Samsung, you will get the Samsung 3D Starter kit for free! Read more

Avatar 3D Blu-Ray Coming in November

AvatarThere is no question the Avatar in 3D kicked off a huge interested in 3D cinema and 3D TV again.

This year HDTV manufactures have been investing a lot of money and time bringing 3D into your living room. Most manufactures have announced at least one line of new 3D HDTVs and 3D blu-ray players hoping buyers will want to join in on the 3D action.

Can the Avatar 3D blu-ray help entice users to purchase 3D HDTVs like it did in brining people to the cinema wearing their 3D glasses? Many people sure hope it can. Read more

Samsung C7000 Series 3D HDTVs

Samsung UN55C7000At CES Samsung announced their latest HDTVs, and like all the other manufactures, they announced a new line of 3D compatible HDTVs.

The latest news? Well one of these lines are have now been priced and are up for pre-order! The new Samsung 7000 series (C7000) models replace the previous highly rated B7000 range.

The new 3D compatible series features three models, the 40-inch UN40C7000, 46-inch UN46C7000, and the 55-inch UN55C7000. Read more

Sony BDP-S470, BDP-S570 First 3D Blu-Ray Players

sony bdp-s470Right now we can’t escape from the 3D invasion, with every manufacture plugging their latest 3D devices.

The Sony BDP-S470 will be Sony’s very first 3D Blu-ray player, and it will ship later this month for just $200! There is one small catch though, while it will ship this month, it’s won’t be 3D ready until a 3D blu-ray update is delivered via Firmware update in the summer. Read more

Panasonic DMP-BDT900-K & DMR-BWT Range of 3D Blu-Ray Players

Just yesterday we wrote about Panasonic’s new 3D plasma HDTV, the TH-P54VT and the TH-P50VT. Now today they have announced three a new 3D blu-ray player and three 3D blu-ray recorders, completing the 3D setup!

The 3D expiable blu-ray player is the Panasonic DMP-BDT900-K. It makes use of the latest Advanced AVC Engine and interestingly features component output and two HDMI outputs, which we assume support the latest HDMI 1.4 standard. Other ports include Ethernet LAN, and a SDXC memory card reader which can read and playback JPEG photos, along with MPEG-2/4 AVC / H.264 videos. Read more

Panasonic TH-P54VT, TH-P50VT | 3D Plasma HDTVs

Panasonic TH-P54VTWith out a doubt, the big thing at this years CES was 3D, and it’s coming our way very quickly.

Panasonic, like all of the major HDTV manufactures announced a number of 3D capable HDTVs at the beginning of the year. But it seems as if Panasonic will be the first to release their 3D plasma HDTV. Read more

HDMI 1.4 3D Specification Released

HDMI 3DIf you hadn’t noticed 3D is coming, and in a big way very quickly.

Last year the “in thing” was ultra thin HDTVs, with various manufacturers trying to out do the other with their slimmer TV and claiming the worlds thinnest title.

This year it’s all about 3D HDTV, whether you like it or not. All the major manufacturers announced at least one HDTV range with 3D support, or 3D Ready as it’s become known. Read more

ATI Radeon HD 5450 – Perfect HTPC Card?

ATI Radeon HD 5450If your thinking of building yourself a HTPC (Home theater PC / Media center) or upgrading your current video card ATI’s latest offering, the Radeon HD 5450 looks to be a very suitable video card.

The ATI Radeon HD 5450 hasn’t been designed to blast through the latest games at high fps, but rather for the home theater buffs. With very low power consumption and high efficiency the card is passively cool, making it silent, which is perfect for using in a HTPC. Read more

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