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90,000 Sky+ HD boxes To Be Replaced

Sky are going to replace 90,000 Sky+ HD boxes after a cabling fault had been discovered.

The fault was discovered by one of the Sky+ HD box manufacturers, Pace. This fault will affect about one in ten HD customers, resulting in 90,000 boxes which need replacing. Read more

Sony V5500 | KDL-40V5500, KDL-46V5500, KDL-52V5500

sony kdl-40v5500The Sony Bravia V series has always been a popular range, as it offers both very nice HDTV specifications, and also an attractive price tag. The new Sony V5500 series for 2009 is no different in this respect.

The Sony Bravia V5500 series features a new version of the “Draw the line” styling concept for a very attractive piano black gloss finish with a subtle mirror accent. Read more

Sony W5500 | KDL-40W5500, KDL-46W5500, KDL-52W5500

Sony Bravia W5500The latest in the Sony W Series is the Sony Bravia W5500 series, which is available in a wider size range, from 32-inches to 52-inches, rather than starting at the usual 40-inches. The Sony W5500 series is available as the following models, the 32-inch Sony KDL-32W5500, 37-inch KDL-37W5500, 40-inch KDL-40W5500, 46-inch KDL-46W5500, and the largest, 52-inch KDL-52W5500. Read more

Sony WE5 | Sony KDL-40WE5W, KDL-46WE5W “Eco TV”

sony kdl-46we5w (Sony WE5)The Sony Bravia WE5 series is the greenest ever Bravia LCD HDTV, consuming 20-30% less power than the previous year’s Bravia models.  This “Eco TV” or the Eco Bravia as I like to call it, will be available this Spring in the UK / Europe (Sony VE5 for U.S models), in 40-inch and 46-inch sizes as the Sony KDL-40WE5W, and Sony KDL-46WE5W, respectively. Read more

Sony V5100 | KDL-52V5100, KDL-46V5100, KDL-40V5100

sony kdl-52v5100The Sony Bravia V Series for 2009, also know as the Sony V5100 series should be a popular range as it’s placed just below of most expensive highend range, so it’s well priced, but still offers very impressive specifications.

The Sony Bravia V5100 series contains features previously only found in the very top of the range models from 2008, such as MotionFlow 120Hz technology and Sony Bravia Engine 2. Read more

Pioneer Exit TV Business

Just last week we posted information which suggested that Pioneer was exiting the HDTV manufacturing business.  And unfortunately today, Pioneer confirmed the rumors.

This is very bad news for Pioneer and plasma fans, as many people know, Pioneer’s Kuro range of plasmas have been constantly rated as the very best money can buy.  Pioneer’s Kuro HDTVs have always been very expensive when compared to others, and I’m sure this had as an effect on Pioneer through the bad economy. Read more

2009 Sony HDTV Prices Announced

Like most companies at this year’s CES, held last month, Sony didn’t announce any prices with their new HDTV lineup. But today that changes, with many of the new models showing up on their business site. Read more

Samsung LE40A558 Reviewed

samsung le40a558Just like house prices, many HDTV prices are falling as well. For example the 40-inch Samsung LE40A558 LCD HDTV we have here was once priced at over £1000, and can now be found for just over £600. Not a bad deal at all, considering it’s a fairly large LCD HDTV at 40-inches from a respectable brand, and features a 1080p / Full HD LCD panel. Read more

Pioneer Ending HDTV Production

So very bad news for the plasma HDTV market.  Everyone knows the Pioneer make the very best Plasma HDTVs, and their Kuro range is constantly rated the very best.

Japan’s Nikkei business journal is reporting that Pioneer will end it’s TV development and production completely, and it’s DVD business will be spun off in a new venture with Sharp. Read more

Sony KDL-55X4500 Reviewed

sony kdl-55x4500The 55-inch Sony KDL-55X4500 is from Sony’s top of the line Bravia X4500 series of LCD HDTVs. The KDL-55X4500 model is the largest of the three sizes available. The Sony Bravia KDL-55X4500 is a very interesting and exciting HDTV to hit the market, not only because it’s their flagship model, but because of it’s very impressive specifications and features. Read more

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