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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

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

Popcorn Hour A-200 Announced

Popcornhour A-200This is a surprise! Popcorn Hour, well Syabas, the creators of the very popular Popcorn hour networked media players have just announced another streamer, the Popcorn Hour A-200.

Just days after announcing the small but powerful Popbox, the A-200 shows up. The Popcorn Hour A-200 finds its place somewhere between the already available C-200 and newly announced Popbox. It has all the same powerful features as the C-200 including it’s vast codec playback support, but has much smaller form factor. Read more

CES 2010 HDTVs

It’s that time of the year again!  A very exciting time where all the leading manufacturers release the information on their latest HDTVs and blu-ray players for the coming year.

CES stands for consumer electronic show, and this year it runs from January 7th 2010, but most of the time details of the new products start apearing the day before. Read more

Popbox Media Streamer

Popbox Media StreamerJust a few weeks ago I remember reading that Syabas, the makers of the very popular Popcorn Hour C-200, will make an exciting announcement at CES 2010.

Well it appears that the announcement has come early in the form of the Syabas Popbox media streamer!

The Popcorn Hour C-200 is currently the raining king of media streamers for AV enthusiasts, playing every audio and video codec that you can throw at it. Read more

FIFA World Cup In 3D

world cup 3dSony and FIFA have announced that they will deliver 3D football from FIFA World Cup 2010 to millions of sports fan in Europe.

Up to 25 of the FIFA World Cup South Africa matches will be produced using Sony’s 3D cameras, which will bring new depth, and excitement to viewers.

Senior Analyst Tom Morrod says, “The news that the FIFA World Cup will be filmed in 3D for the first time will certainly increase the uptake rate of 3D TVs in the home and develop the installed base earlier than would otherwise have been the case.” Read more

Sky HD Party Campaign

Sky HD PartySky are inviting their existing Sky+ HD customers to host their own Sky+ HD party!

By sharing the Sky HD experience with their friends, the hosts will be given a complimentary Sky Box Office movie and a £10 M&S voucher. Read more


Western Digital have a new HD media player on the market, and it is by far the best one so far.

If you’re looking for an easy and functional way to get your computer’s and other media onto your HDTV, the new Western Digital WD TV Live HD media player is perfect.

The Western Digital TV Live HD offers full 1080p HD video playback, with support for a vast array of codecs. Read more

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