NEWS & REVIEWS + Val H with, 'Info Special'

April 2014The Ever Changing World of Watching and Listening

After another amazing International CES 


Latest Viera Range from PANASONIC

April 2014Panasonic @ CES 2013 - Las Vegas, USA

The latest VIERA range consists of the very latest in high 


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SONY - Latest News from Japan for HD Audio & HD Vision

20 December 2012[Technology Highlights] CLEFIA---Information Security


02 December 2012[Press Release] Sony Develops "SSKEP," a Highly Accurate, High Speed Skin Analyzing Technology


17 October 2012[Technology-related Awards] 2012 Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis Awarded in Recognition of Development and Commercialization of Multi-wavelength Laser Technology


05 October 2012[Special Interview] The Development of Core Technology Leading to "ReRAM"---A next-generation memory device


13 September 2012[Press Release] Sony's Contactless IC Card Chip Acquires World's First EAL6+ Certification of Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408), the International Standard for IT Security


SONY - The Latest in HD Audio & HD Vision

02 April 2014The world?s first 9.1ch digital surround wireless headphones system*


28 March 2014Sony?s expanded High-Resolution Audio line-up brings you musical clarity you?ve always dreamed of

STR-DN1050, STR-DN850 Home Cinema Network AV ReceiversMAP-S1 Multi Audio Player System BDP-S7200 SA-CD/Blu-ray Disc? player

24 March 2014Sony picks up a host of prizes at the 2014 Red Dot Design Awards


24 March 2014New Sony Handycam« Range hits the stores across Europe

New product line-up offers better, smoother and steadier pictures for capturing and sharing your precious memories

18 March 20142014 Sony World Photography Awards Open, Youth and National Award winners revealed

Winners beat competition from over 70,000 entries worldwideWinning work to be exhibited at Somerset House, London, 1-18 MayImages available for publication at or via

Latest Sony News from CES 2013

April 2014Vision News from CES 2013

The latest products announced to the International Press and Trade 


LG Electronics at CES 2012

The announcement of a 2012 production 55" OLED HDTV [Organic Light Emitting Diode High Definition Television] dominated the LG Electronics Press Conference and ultimately its amazing display of other technologies at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas, USA.

As with all major manufacturers, Press Conferences take place the day prior to the actual Show opening day.

Want to know how international journalists learnt of the latest LG technology at 08.00hrs on the morning of the day preceeding the actual Show day opening?

Take a priveleged peak at LG's Press Conference - click on LG at CES - whilst full of INFO, be warned, the actual Conference lasts for 45 minutes - however, we never get bored with having vast INFO. 

Latest TV INFO News from CES 2011, Las Vegas, USA

April 2014DigitalTVinfo Team Reporting from CES 2011, Las Vegas

Every year at the beginning of January, the DigitalTVinfo Team report about the very latest Technology being launched at the World's largest trade event, CES, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 


Latest AUDIO INFO from CES 2011, Las Vegas, USA

April 2014

Every year at the beginning of January, the DigitalTVinfo Team report about the very latest Technology being launched at the World's largest trade event, CES, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


Listen to the Vision - 2011 Industry Initiative

April 2014Listen to the Vision initiative

Headed by, after many 


CES 2011, GENERAL INFO - Las Vegas, USA - courtesy VPO

28 March 2011 Computer Forensic Technology Now Available for DIY Market

Recovery Stick distributed exclusively by KJB Security Products. Formerly available to only data recovery experts, the Data Recovery Stick has opened up the cornerstone of computer forensics to a whole new audience. Now the power of deleted data recovery, in an easy-to-use stick, is available to even the most novice computer users. The Data Recovery Stick features forensic quality data recovery of over 25 different types of files and can recover data from almost all devices with flash memory including cameras and SD cards. Retrieve deleted data at any time even if the recycle bin has been emptied, as long as there is any empty space on the hard drive.

23 March 2011 CES 2011 Innovations Award Honoree Breffo Announced Today That the SpiderpodiumTablet Iconic Stand and Grip for Tablets is Now Shipping

PORTLAND, Ore., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Breffo, an innovative consumer electronics company, announced today that their latest product, SpiderpodiumTablet, is now shipping. Modeled after breffo's hit product Spiderpodium, the SpiderpodiumTablet works with Apple's iPad2, iPad, Motorola Xoom, Dell Streak, Galaxy Tab, EeePad and all other tablet devices to provide flexible hands free positioning. The SpiderpodiumTablet will work with virtually every tablet device, now and into the future, providing the consumer with the ability to buy the stand and not have to be concerned about future upgrades of their pads causing the stand itself to become obsolete. "Tablet devices provide a quantum leap in UI interaction. To maximize the benefits of this technology, we foresee that users will prefer to maintain the use of their hands during the course of interacting with their tablet devices to access information and content. We see applications for the SpiderpodiumTablet in the medical field to include physicians who

22 March 2011 Ford Teams With AT&T to Wirelessly Connect New Ford Focus Electric

DALLAS and DEARBORN, Mich., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company and AT&T (* today announced an agreement to wirelessly connect the Ford Focus Electric, Ford's first all-electric passenger car. Announced in January at the 2011 International CES, the new Focus Electric enters production at the Michigan Assembly Plant in late 2011. Through the new MyFord Mobile smartphone app (, using the embedded AT&T wireless connection, Ford Focus Electric vehicle owners will have the ability to send and receive data about their car providing command and control of vehicle settings while away from it. "Ford has been at the forefront of developing market leading telematics and infotainment services for its vehicles and we're thrilled to be a part of this exciting and significant next step with the upcoming Focus Electric," said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T. "Connecting

22 March 2011 Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android Protects From a Targeted Surge of Web Threats and Cybercriminals

ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro™ Mobile Security for Android™ was initially launched at Showstoppers during CES in January 2011. Also in January Trend Micro's Chairman, Steve Chang, commented that Google's Android operating system appeared to be more susceptible to hacker attacks and viruses. Since January, mobile threats have continued with the Android platform seemingly becoming a favorite of attackers. (Photo: ( In March, Google pulled nearly 50 malware infected repackaged versions of legitimate Android apps from the Android Market - AndroidOS_LOTOOR.A. This malicious code steals mobile device information and gives unauthorized users root access to an infected device. The Android platform is the second largest mobile platform on the market today with a growth rate of over 850 percent. Trend Micro, a long-time innovator in mobile security, continues to strive to protect

17 March 2011 OnStar FMV: Retail Product Gets New Name and Performance Upgrade

DETROIT, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OnStar's new retail product will be called OnStar FMV and include an external microphone for best-in-class voice quality comparable to the aftermarket Bluetooth speakerphones and OnStar systems integrated into new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars, trucks and crossovers. OnStar FMV, an abbreviation of For My Vehicle, will bring the industry-leading safety, security and convenience of OnStar to 90 million vehicles already on the road when it goes on sale for $299 this summer. OnStar FMV offers the same core features that have made OnStar the most trusted and popular safety, security and communications service for more than 6 million subscribers. Automatic Crash Response, triggered by an accelerometer in the OnStar FMV mirror, connects the vehicle to a trained OnStar emergency advisor in the event of a crash. The advisor can provide the exact location of the crash to emergency responders using the mirror's GPS location, even if the vehicle's occupants are unable to

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OLD NEWS Snippets

February 2009Next Generation Sharp at CES 2009

      Showcasing several revolutionary products and technologies, Sharp presented its next-generation AQUOS® LCD TV with built-in Blu-ray™ player along with new 120 Hz offerings plus, new separate Blu-ray products.

February 2009Summary INTERNATIONAL CES 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada ? 8 -11 January

Colourful CES 2009 - featuring Green TV and Blu-ray with Internet Interactivity The 2009 CES in Las Vegas was again a massive ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of colourful products [and characters], widgets, gadgets and innovations that are the envy of many to own, both in and especially out of our industry.

January 2009Samsung at CES 2009 - Summary

Samsung introduced at CES 2009 on 7th January in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, a new category of LED TVs, deeper Content Partnership with Yahoo, plus, unveiled intuitive UI Solutions and evolved “Touch of Colour” design to create new digital lifestyles.

August 2008 SKY plus goes from strength to strength

According to a 5 August 2008 news release, Sky+, reported as the UK's most popular digital video recorder, added 321,000 customers in the three months to 30 June 08. Over 40% or 3.7 million of Sky's customers now benefit from being able to pause and rewind live TV, record two things at the same time and record a whole series instantly with one button.

August 2008Olympics go High-Def for the first time

With the Olympics set to start in days, Sky+ HD customers are getting ready for over 500 hours of unrivalled high definition (HD) coverage from BBC HD and Eurosport HD according to a news release from BSKYB 5 August 2008.

July 2008Sir Alan steps down from Amstrad

Sir Alan Sugar has stepped down as chairman of Amstrad [Alan Michael Sugar Trading] but insists that he is not retiring.  The entrepreneur and self-made multi-millionaire has also become more known as the boardroom chairman in BBC reality TV show The Apprentice.

July 2008Freeview boxes stop working in North UK

From 1st July 2008, some older digital terrestrial set-top boxes will not work in the STV Central (Scottish), STV North (Grampian), Ulster, Tyne Tees and Border TV regions because of transmitter changes.

July 2008UK Digital Television Q1 2008 Update

OFCOM has published on 11 July 2008 its Communications Market details: Digital Television Progress Report for the first quarter of 2008 (January-March). This information is of importance to the Trade in general though some consumers may also find it an interesting read regarding DTV progress in the UK.

July 2008Sony back at IFA in Berlin

Sony announced on 28 July there largest ever experience at IFA to showcase the immediate future of Digital Entertainment.

June 2008Report of plans for Panasonic 37 inch OLED

Courtesy of Nikkei Electronics, Asia, some media sources reported 24 June, 2008, that Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd are making final adjustments to start volume production of a 37-inch OLED TV in fiscal 2011.

May 2008Freesat launch in UK

Freesat was launched on 6 May 2008 by both BBC and ITV at a press conference in London, UK. The units were said to be available immediately in some major stores.

April 2008Freesat deal agreed with Retra

Freesat was launched on 6 May 2008 by both BBC and ITV at a press conference in London, UK. The units were said to be available immediately in some major stores.

March 2008Pioneer restructure and stop PDP manufacturing

Pioneer Corp. has announced a restructuring that will force it to withdraw from 'own' manufacturing of Plasma Panels and thus procure from the Panasonic [Matsushita] factories. This decision is the result of intense competition and continued price erosion.

March 2008FREESAT ? HD availability with no subscription

With an expected Spring launch in the UK, a brand new digital satellite TV service offering free HD TV programming at no extra cost comes from the BBC and ITV in the form of FREESAT. This service has NO monthly subscription, only a one-off payment for the FREESAT digital box, a satellite dish and installation. As FREESAT is broadcast via satellite, it is claimed that approximately 98% of households in the UK will be able to receive the digital broadcasts with this system.

February 2008Toshiba decides to end HD DVD manufacturing

Toshiba announced on Tuesday 19 February 2008 that the Company remains focused on championing consumer access to high definition content, though it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made following recent major changes in the market. Toshiba will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products.

February 2008Sony takes climate-save to next level

Sony announced on Wednesday 19 February 2008 it will takes its Climate-Saving commitment to the next level with the introduction of a new European Environmental Communication Programme highlighting, Product, Process and Planet’

January 2008Pioneer announces 9mm PDP at CES 2008

Pioneer announces KURO Flat Panel technology concepts at their Press Conference at CES 2008 in Las Vegas, that will end the contrast ratio discussion and show an Ultra Thin 9mm thick display exploiting the advantages of self-emitting plasma technology, Pioneers takes “Seeing and Hearing Like Never Before” to greater heights previewing 50-inch Project KURO concepts showing extreme contrast and advanced design.

January 2008Sharp Displays 108 inch at CES 2008

Sharp introduced a dramatic expansion in the range of LCD TV screen sizes including its 108 inch LCD, a groundbreaking size in the LCD TV industry at the International CES 2008, Las Vegas, USA, held 7-10 January.

January 2008Stewart Filmscreen win HiVi Prize

Stewart Filmscreen's has received a Grand Prix Award from the Japanese publication HiVi for their Studio Tech 130 G3 front projection screen. Thomas Stewart, CFO of Stewart Filmscreens, went to Japan to personally receive the award during a special awards ceremony attended by 135 of Japan's top audiovisual professionals.

January 2008Slimmer Larger and Lighter at CES 2008

CES 2008 has been one of the most memorable for many years. Those fortunate enough to visit the annual Las Vegas event will appreciate the value and enormity of the world’s largest consumer technology trade show. Highlighting all in just a few paragraphs is impossible so a snapshot has been prepared of just a few interesting developments though in a nutshell one could say the show showed all that were, SLIM, LIGHT, LARGE, ORGANIC, GREEN, BLACK & BLUE.

January 2008Warner Bros prefers Blu-ray for ALL HD releases

In response to consumer demand, Warner Bros. Entertainment will release its high-definition DVD titles exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format beginning later this year, it was announced 4 January 2008 by Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. and Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.

April 2014SONY Pulls out of OLED

Announced in Japan by Reuters on 16th February 2010, SONY has stopped production of OLED TVs due to sluggish demand.

CES Press Conferences Report 3D is REAL

January 2010LG Announces 3D at CES, Las Vegas

First in-line to hold a Press Conference pre-opening of the International CES in Las Vegas, USA was LG Electronics.


January 2010Tablets, eBooks and other Flat Panel Devices

International CES is about ALL electronic gadgets including communication, entertainment and business. One growing sector is that of Tablets, eBooks and the like.


When is an LED not LEDTV
Samsung asked to withdraw adverts
14th December, 2009
Samsung launched their NEW range of LED 'back-lighting' LCD TV series at CES 2009 with a massive market campaign, simply calling them LED TV, a new revelution in TV technology.