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Procedural Overkill for Universal TV

If you can’t get enough of the Law & Order style of procedurals on free-to-air TV and pay channels like Sky 5, then Sky’s newest service will make your day (punk). Sky will issue a media release this week about Universal TV’s line-up but the listings for May show it will be heavy on the […]

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HD Audio Streaming Launches in NZ

Audiophiles can now stream songs and music in CD-quality on Qobuz. The French platform for streaming and downloading high-resolution music launched here on Friday. Some commentators question whether most people can distinguish between the compressed audio of services like Apple Music and Spotify, and the higher quality that Quobuz offers. As a videophile, I remember […]

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The Woke Apprentice About to Debut

TVNZ 1 has announced The Apprentice Aotearoa will screen on Monday nights from May 10. Presumably it will be in the same 8.30 slot where the UK version tanked so badly last year that the network had to burn it off in double-episodes. The Kiwi incarnation sounds incredibly ‘woke’ compared to the Donald Trump original, […]

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Two New 4K Projectors From Sony

Sony’s newest native 4K (4096 x 2160) home cinema projectors use technology developed for its BRAVIA TV range. The VPL-VW890ES and VPL-VW290ES are powered by Sony’s X1 TV processor, which has been optimised for projectors. They will go on sale next month, the former for $43,000 and the latter, which will be available in black and […]

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New to View: April 18 – 24

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Monday ➢ Vegas TVNZ 2, 8.30 “Filmed entirely in Rotorua, the $6.4m budgeted, six-part series is … a potent cocktail of a tale involving debts, drugs, gangs and two disparate brothers [that] revolves around the build up to and fallout from the life-changing events […]

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Network Movies in HD: April 17 – 23

  Saturday The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (TVNZ 2, 6.30) The Boss Baby (Three, 7.00) Shutter (Duke, 8.30) Columbiana (TVNZ 2, 9.00) The Taking Of Pelham 123 (Three, 9.00) Hell or High Water (Maori TV, 9.00) Hall Pass (TVNZ 2, 11.10) The Purge: Anarchy (Three, 11.10)   Sunday Inherent Vice (TVNZ 2, 1.05am) Thor – Ragnarok (TVNZ […]

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Schedule Watch: Networks Pre-empt and Dump

TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2 and Three have announced key scheduling changes for the next couple of weeks. TVNZ 2 will pull Would I Lie to You? from its 9.30 Wednesday slot and replace it with the Rose Matafeo vehicle, Starstruck, starting April 28. Matafeo, who won the Best Comedy Show award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in […]

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The World’s First Virtual 11.1.4 Soundbar

Samsung’s latest world first is a virtual 11.1.4-channel soundbar that will go on sale here at the top end of its 2021 range. Here’s the media release: Samsung’s new Soundbar range revolutionises surround sound AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (15 April) – Samsung Electronics New Zealand has today announced the local availability of its most impressive and […]

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Samsung NZ Throws Lights on New 4K Projectors

The Premiere, Samsung NZ’s first 4K ultra short-throw laser projector, goes on sale today. There are two models: the LSP7T ($7999.95) and the LSP9T ($12,999.95). They were released internationally last year, when Tech Radar declared the premium model to be “the most comprehensive and all-round successful living room-friendly projector solution we’ve seen to date. “Picture […]

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Samsung NZ Unveils 2021 TV Range

Samsung is the first of the major brands to reveal its 2021 line-up of 4K and 8K TVs, including its first mini-LED displays and short-throw projector in this market. They will start to go on sale from early next month. Here’s the media release: Samsung debuts 2021 Neo QLED TV introducing Mini LED  Samsung heads […]

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