Intelligent Home > Consumer Electronics Blog

  • Another step towards analog switch-off

    by User Not Found | Mar 01, 2007
    Today, March 1st 2007 is a key date on the digital calendar in the US: all TVs and related devices (video recorders) must include a digital ATSC tuner from toda... ...
  • Sky/Virgin Brinkmanship Continues

    by User Not Found | Feb 23, 2007
    As I said a few days ago, it's great fun watching these two slug it out. Today, each side has a different story (see the Guardian's excellent coverage): negotia... ...
  • Cisco’s Human Network Vision

    by User Not Found | Feb 20, 2007
    I mentioned attending John Chambers' keynote at CES in January. We've just published an in-depth analysis of Cisco's consumer strategy following other interview... ...
  • From Freeview to Payview?

    by User Not Found | Feb 19, 2007
    Watching punch and counterpunch in the Murdoch/Branson battle is tremendous fun, but their private war is beginning to suck in reluctant bystanders. Sky's annou... ...
  • DTT and HDTV in France

    by User Not Found | Feb 19, 2007
    In sharp contrast to the UK, France has laid down new laws concerning the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television. It is the first country in... ...
  • Japanese postcard (2)

    by User Not Found | Feb 09, 2007
    Here is the side-by-side comparison in an Akihabara store of a 65" PDP from Panasonic and the same size LCD from Sharp: The Sharp is discounted by 44% to Y778,0... ...
  • Japanese postcard

    by User Not Found | Feb 08, 2007
    Sharp Corporation is one of Japan's unsung heros of the technology sector and a perfect if somewhat extreme illustration of the value of long-term investment de... ...
  • BSkyB Chases Its Tail

    by User Not Found | Jan 31, 2007
    Sky's latest digital TV results demonstrate perfectly how it is fighting two battles at the same time. Churn continues to rise - now up to 11.9%, compared to be... ...
  • Wii…. Let’s Go For A Spin

    by User Not Found | Jan 31, 2007
    Nintendo helped create the modern videogames industry, and the company remains a leading force and is financially successful. In spite of this, Strategy Analyti... ...
  • A tale of disruptive technology impact

    by User Not Found | Jan 22, 2007
    Loewe AG, the German manufacturer of high end TVs and consumer electronics, announced 2006 results today. Sales were up 7% to €341m, and the company made EBIT p... ...
  • The convergence boom continues

    by User Not Found | Jan 18, 2007
    Another convergence merger is announced. Arris and Tandberg are to join forces: as they put it, "The newly created company will have the scale and the critical ... ...
  • Back in the real world…

    by User Not Found | Jan 14, 2007
    ...after the out-of-this-world experience of Las Vegas, that is. A visit to retirement-age parents in suburban Essex is a good way to be reminded of the down-to... ...
  • Some CES photos

    by User Not Found | Jan 12, 2007
    Sorry for the delay, but finally here are a few photos from CES. The full selection is reserved for Strategy Analytics clients, but I hope these are of interest... ...
  • Leaving CES

    by User Not Found | Jan 11, 2007
    Some final thoughts on the Show as we head back to the UK.I covered the LG dual-format BD/HD-DVD launch, and this got a lot of general press attention. The real... ...
  • CES: Internet TV

    by User Not Found | Jan 10, 2007
    A dominant theme at CES is what I call Internet TV (as opposed to IPTV, which tends to refer to managed, operator-delivered services). Microsoft have confirmed ... ...
  • CES continued: Slideshow, Hitachi, SlingMedia

    by User Not Found | Jan 09, 2007
    Vista is a big part of the show of course. One interesting aspect of the new OS is the Sideshow feature. This extends selected capabilities of the PC to a varie... ...
  • Digital Experience

    by User Not Found | Jan 08, 2007
    Some bits and pieces from today's press conferences and tonight's excellent Digital Experience press event (I should point out that Strategy Analytics clients w... ...
  • Early CES highlights

    by User Not Found | Jan 07, 2007
    A few tasters from tonight's media preview:3D headsets from TDVision: take any video content processed on a PC and transform them into a 3D image using a dual-i... ...
  • CE sales boom is ending

    by User Not Found | Jan 06, 2007
    I just returned from the CEA's overview of the state of the CE industry, and their forecasts for 2007 confirm our own views - that sales growth will decline sig... ...
  • This week’s lucky number

    by User Not Found | Jan 03, 2007
    2 million seems to be everybody's favourite statistic this week. Sky announced 2 million Sky+ installations in the UK, and Microsoft was reported as having sold... ...

Let's talk

Now you know a little about us, get in touch and tell us what your business problem is.
Name:
Email:
Telephone:
Country:
Inquiry / Message: