Is high-definition all it’s cracked up to be? Not on many Blu-ray movies as it turns out. Despite the routine claims that Blu-ray delivers ‘the maximum HD experience’ some barely look better than their DVD counterparts.
Following the launch of Google TV in America, a bunch of major US TV networks have blocked the company from their content. But if they want the highest ratings, it’s about time they embraced web TV in its entirety.
Remember when you bought your HDTV? Bet you were dazzled by its size, blinded by its brightness, and promised ‘glorious’ high definition. But, with a lack of decent content, you’re just watching bigger and often blurrier TV.
Looking to jump into 3D by buying an expensive new TV? Or maybe you want to buy your nearest and dearest a laptop? Well Sony’s hoping to grab your attention by giving you VAT back on some of its products.
Both Sky and Virgin launched 3D channels last week, but a lack of decent content turned viewing into a bit of a damp squib. So when will 3D content start living up to the promise?
With conversations hotting up over whether the compulsory TV licence should stay or go, the arrival of a new sweetener could influence the debate. YouView, an internet connected TV service, has been announced.
The march of the 3D TVs is well under way, even though the majority of the votes in our poll suggest that we’re not interested in the technology. It looks like the required glasses may be the sticking point.
In a media world defined by choice, the BBC licence fee is an outdated compulsory subscription model that should be scrapped. How can we keep justifying this outdated TV fee?
The Adam Smith Institute recently called for the BBC licence fee to be scrapped. But it’s incredible value and without it the BBC wouldn’t produce the same range of high-quality programmes.
Now this is a cracker – according to two separate surveys, Brits would rather cut down on food or digital TV than give up their broadband connection. Has the country gone mad, or do they have a point?
As online video consumption continues to rise, it’s likely most of us will soon get our telly fix over the internet. A trend that’ll be further influenced by the promise of internet enabled TVs.
We’ve all been ogling 3D movies at the cinema. Avatar broke box-office records, but it looks like consumers are happier to spend a tenner on the 3D experience than shell out a grand for it in their living room.
What is it with products being put on sale before faults and glitches are ironed out? This time it’s a Philips Freeview HD box (which, by the way, isn’t even made by Philips).
The analogue television is dead. All major high street retailers have now replaced the traditionally plump and curvy analogue telly with the slim (and supposedly sexy) flat screen.