Tag Archives: 3D

HD Ratings: Ratings Flop 3D Topped

TV3 today confirmed the cancellation of 3D within 24 hours of the struggling current affairs show’s scoring season-high ratings. Monday’s broadcast averaged 3.0% – 5.9% of the core commercial demographics off the back of the documentary, Til Death Do Us Part (4.8% – 6.9%). The latter had as its lead-in The Block NZ: Villa Wars (8.4% – […]

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HD Ratings: 3D To Be Deep-Sixed

Within days of announcing it wasn’t renewing MasterChef NZ, TV3 has revealed it’s planning to axe HD current affairs half-hour 3D. The announcement follows another week of lousy ratings, with Monday’s 9.30 broadcast averaging only 1.2% – 3.0% of the core commercial demographics. 3D has struggled from the outset. The fault lies not in the calibre of the field reportage, which has notched up […]

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HD Ratings: Round One of Format Wars

NZ versions of top-rating Aussie formats faced off for the first time on Monday, with mixed results. TV2’s season premiere of My Kitchen Rules NZ averaged 7.5% – 14.8% in the commercial demographics off the back of Shortland Street’s 11.1% – 21.5%. TV3’s The Block NZ: Villa Wars averaged 6.7% – 9.1% with a much lower lead-in […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 23-29

Thunderbirds are going to a new berth and TV2 looks as it’s jettisoning its Sunday comedies. After weeks of low ratings, Thunderbirds Are Go is shifting back an hour, from 7.00 Sunday to 6.00, as of May 24. Sitcom stablemates Galavant and Black-ish also appear to be being retired, with TV2 screening a 90-minute magic […]

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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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Oppo in 3D an Optical Delight

Oppo in 3D an Optical Delight

Oppo’s first Blu-ray 3D player is worth buying just for its 2D capability. The BDP-93 is priced higher than most of the competition but picture purists won’t begrudge the $1350 price tag given the calibre of the extras – even if the appreciating dollar is making it harder to justify. However, the premium’s partly due […]

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Samsung’s Sizzling New Plasma TVs Start to Ship

Samsung has started to ship its new, 3D-capable “Plasma+1” TVs. The D8000, D6900, D550 and D490/450 series have a narrow bezel that adds an extra inch of viewable screen size over Samsung’s 2010 plasma TVs. The top-of-the-range D8000 Smart TV models have Real Black Filter technology for improved on-screen contrast and reduced glare, Samsung’s proprietary […]

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Best of CES Guide

The hi-tech mecca that is the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has just wrapped for another year. Here’s a guide to some of the best coverage of new HDTV gear: Sound+Vision reported on “smart stuff from Samsung” that ranged from now Internet innovations to a fresh design that minimises the frame of a plasma […]

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Hi-Def Debrief: What’s New on the Web

Smarthouse reports Samsung Electronics will unveil a “swag of new IP enabled TVs” at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, as it switches focus from 3D to Internet content. Home Cinema Choice has a preview of LG’s 3D range for CES while on the eve of the year’s biggest hi-tech showcase, Trusted Reviews has posted […]

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Avatar 3D Blu-ray a Christmas Bonus for Panasonic Buyers

Panasonic NZ has confirmed buyers of its 3D TVs will qualify for a free copy of Avatar in 3D on Blu-ray. The disc will be used as an incentive for buying a 3D Panasonic plasma TV from December to February 2012. It will be an exclusive 15-month window, with the movie unavailable in 3D from […]

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