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  • Passport, tickets, er, bluetooth…?

    by David Mercer | Jul 05, 2007
    With our thoughts turning to sandy beaches and summer sun (UK readers sheltering from the latest downpour may vaguely remember this) Mike Foley of the Bluetooth... ...
  • DVD sales down - online TV to blame?

    by David Mercer | Jul 05, 2007
    According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, spending on DVDs in the US fell 2% in the first half of this year. The article concentrates on movie titles, as... ...
  • Virgin Media in spotlight … again

    by David Mercer | Jul 04, 2007
    Back in March, Virgin Media subscribers lost access to Sky channels, and many observers predicted 10s if not 100s of thousands of Virgin customers would defect ... ...
  • BBC brings forward iPlayer launch date

    by David Mercer | Jun 27, 2007
    The BBC has announced the launch of its iPlayer for July 27th, several months earlier than expected. The iPlayer will be free to use (for UK licence fee payers)... ...
  • Blockbuster puts post-DVD cards on table

    by David Mercer | Jun 22, 2007
    A couple of footnotes to previous posts on the next-gen disc saga. 1 - Blockbuster’s decision to roll out BD discs to 1700 stores, keeping HD-DVD to only 250. 2... ...
  • Telco tech at NXTcomm

    by David Mercer | Jun 20, 2007
    The NXTcomm convention is under way at McCormick Place in Chicago. The exhibition floor is populated by all the right names, but it somehow doesn't seem quite a... ...
  • Toshiba cuts HD-DVD forecast

    by David Mercer | Jun 13, 2007
    Further signs that the next gen DVD format war is swinging decisively towards Blu-Ray - in spite of all Sony's problems with PS3. Toshiba yesterday cut its US 2... ...
  • Another display technology bites the dust

    by David Mercer | May 30, 2007
    One of the perennial questions we get asked is, what will be the next TV display technology? We have been predicting the dominance of LCD for at least the last ... ...
  • Mobile operators under pressure - surely not?

    by David Mercer | May 30, 2007
    Analyst conferences are a good way to get an quick fire update on a company's strategy, so I'm spending a valuable couple of days in Boston with Alcatel-Lucent.... ...
  • Canal Digital: SD Still Has Legs

    by David Mercer | May 21, 2007
    Well, good job I put a questionmark after the last entry title. Canal Digital confirmed to me today that standard definition TV will not be shut down in 2008. H... ...
  • Canal Digital First To Switch Off SD?

    by David Mercer | May 17, 2007
    A couple of items recently that suggest Europe is accelerating towards a high definition TV future. First, it has been reported that Canal Digital, one of Scand... ...
  • Sky pushes HD and Anytime

    by David Mercer | May 05, 2007
    I was one of the first customers to sign up to Sky's pioneering DVR service, Sky+, back in 2001, as I previously blogged. Sky's excellent customer records have ... ...
  • If you want to know the weather…

    by David Mercer | May 03, 2007
    ... look out of the window, of course, or, possibly, watch the Weather Channel in HD, which presumably should be just as good, depending on how often you get yo... ...
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  • Samsung’s BD/HD-DVD player

    by David Mercer | Apr 17, 2007
    Samsung has joined its Korean rival LG in announcing a dual-format high-def disc player. Dongsoo Jun, executive vp of the Digital AV Division at Samsung Electro... ...