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Sony Announces NZ Price of PS4

PlayStation 4 will retail for $650 when it goes on sale here later in the year. Sony Computer Entertainment announced the pricing this afternoon, after the PS4’s launch at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. The RRP is half the asking price of the original PS3, which was one of the first consumer […]

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TVNZ to Test HD Ondemand

Next month TVNZ will stream Shortland Street ondemand in HD. However, it can be viewed this way only on desktop, not in the iPad and iPhone video-on-demand apps the broadcaster released today. “We’re trialling HD to see if there’s an appetite for it and will keep consumers posted on any development,” a spokeswoman told ScreenScribe.tv […]

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Sony Brightens Up PS3 On Eve of Possible PS4 Reveal

The same day Sony’s expected to unveil its PlayStation 4 strategy in the US, the PS3 will be offered here in two new colours: Azurite Blue and Garnet Red. The consoles will go on sale for $519 on February 21, which is when Sony has invited journalists to an evening press event in New York City. According to reports, […]

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TVNZ to Launch VOD Apps for Smart TVs and Tablets

As part of its new-season roll-out, TVNZ tonight announced it would become the first commercial broadcaster in Australasia to offer a video-on-demand app for Samsung smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles. According to the press release, TVNZ will extend its popular TVNZ Ondemand app to smart phones, tablets and connected TVs in a series of […]

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Sony Trims New 3D Headset

  Next month Sony will release its second-generation Personal 3D Viewer headset that plugs into a Blu-ray player, laptop computer or games console and delivers an immersive, big-screen experience. At 330 grams, the HMZ-T2 will be 20 percent lighter than the T1 and is meant to be more comfortable due to a redesigned head strap. It […]

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New Bose Speaker Pumps Up TV Audio

Flat-screen TVs look great but often have flat sound. If you don’t want to improve the Full HD experience with a full-on sound system, Bose has just released its Solo TV sound system for $749. It’s a svelte, single speaker that’s designed to sit under TVs up to 42 inches in size and fix the […]

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Sky Launches App for Android Users

Amid revelations its next-generation decoders could include voice and motion control, and ahead of extending iSky to tablets, Sky has launched an Android app for subscribers to remote record their My Sky PVRs. It does everything Sky’s Apple app does and can be downloaded for free from Google Play, or text SKY to 212 for a […]

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Sony’s New 3D Helmet for the Home

Sony has just announced its head-mounted “personal 3D viewer” will go on sale here this month for $1200. A world first, the HMZ-T1 promises to deliver a “movie theatre-like virtual screen experience” that Sony says is ideal for 3D movies and gaming. The wearable headset has twin OLED screens, with a lightning fast response time […]

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Sony's PS3 to be Slashed in Price from Monday

Sony’s PS3 to be Slashed in Price from Monday

Next week Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will slash the price of its Blu-ray gaming console, the PlayStation 3, from $629.95 to $479.95 for the 160GB model. The 320GB model will be reduced from $729.95 to $579.95 at the same time. The new pricing is effective from Monday and mirrors — but doesn’t match — price cuts in […]

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New Motorised TV Mounts Launched

International Dynamics Australasia today announced the release of two innovative motorised TV mounts from Sweden’s People of Lava. The mMotion Swings come in two sizes: $599 for the large, which handles TVs weighing up to 45kg, and $499 for the small. According to the IDA press release, they combine silent and smooth operation with the […]

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