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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

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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Will Rivals Follow Loewe's Lead?

Will Rivals Follow Loewe’s Lead?

Loewe has announced a world first in video streaming: programmes that can ‘follow’ users of its TVs around the home. Known as DR+ Streaming with ‘Follow Me’ function, it allows viewers to pause any programme, then pick up exactly where they left off on another television in another room without missing any of the action. […]

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3D Week: Sony Hatches 3D Camcording for Easter

3D Week: Sony Hatches 3D Camcording for Easter

Sony NZ will release its first 3D Handycam camcorder in April for $2799. It’s part of Sony’s strategy to offer a complete 3D solution in the home to maximise the capability of Sony’s 2011 TV range. The “Double Full HD” HDR-TD10 camcorder has an integrated dual lens system that incorporates double Sony G lenses, double […]

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Denon Among First to Offer AirPlay on A/V Gear

Denon Among First to Offer AirPlay on A/V Gear

Denon today announced an upgrade for owners of its AVRA100, AVR-3311 and AVR-4311 receivers and the soon-to-be-released D-N7 multimedia system that supports Apple’s new AirPlay streaming audio system. This makes Denon one of the first brands with this capability, which enables wireless streaming of music from iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. Denon owners also can […]

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Sony's PlayTV Kicks Off Today - But Can It Score With Consumers?

Sony’s PlayTV Kicks Off Today – But Can It Score With Consumers?

Sony’s HD PVR module for its PlayStation 3, PlayTV, goes on sale today for $200, with some retailers bundling it for free with the $730 320GB console. While it seems to have been hobbled by critical flaws, PlayTV boasts a clean and elegant electronic programming guide and graphical user interface, as seen from these generic […]

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Sony PS3 PVR Ready to Play on NZ TVs

Sony PS3 PVR Ready to Play on NZ TVs

Sony at last is coming out to play with its PlayStation 3 PVR in NZ. PlayTV will go on sale here for $200 from November 25 – two years after its launch in Europe and a year after its Australian release. The nondescript HD module connects via USB to the PS3 and has twin digital […]

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TiVo Fastforwards Online Deals and Home Networking

TiVo Fastforwards Online Deals and Home Networking

TiVo is launching a home networking package that will let owners shift content between the PVR and their computers, iPads and PSPs. It will sell for $129 through the new mytivo.co.nz online shop from this weekend. “It’s a home networking service where one TiVo can talk to another TiVo, or you can take the content […]

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Launch Date of TiVo Rival Still Uncertain

Launch Date of TiVo Rival Still Uncertain

Two months after notifying customers that consumer testing of its super-duper DTR was about to start, TelstraClear still doesn’t have a date for when the service will go live. The media device sounds like a fantastic gizmo that combines a smart, sleek look with the best functionality of MySky HDi and TiVo — but with […]

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PS3 Goes Live with TVNZ Ondemand

TVNZ and Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) have just announced that a TV on-demand service is now available on the PlayStation 3 console. TVNZ Ondemand is the first catch-up TV service to be optimised for viewing on the living room TV through PS3. It’s a free internet broadcasting service that streams a range of […]

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