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  1. Steve Withers

    IFA 2013 - First Look at Sony’s New High Resolution Audio

    Sony takes audio to the next level with double the DSD Sony might have co-developed the compact disc but with that venerable format now in its thirties, the Japanese manufacturer clearly feels that it’s time to bring audio into the 21st century. There have been attempts before to deliver...
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    IFA 2013 - First Look at Sony’s Latest Soundbars

    Sony’s new soundbars take us from the sublime to the ridiculous The slimming nature of today’s TVs has resulted not only in poorer built-in sound but an entirely new range of products - the soundbar. So it’s with a very real sense of surprise that we took our first look at Sony’s latest...
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    IFA 2013 - First Look at Philips Fidelio Range

    The story behind Philips innovation in sound When it comes to Philips audio strategy, connectivity is the key. The manufacturer is looking at effective ways of connecting you with their audio products, ensuring that you can always access your music, no matter what the source. Read the full...
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    IFA 2013: Pioneer announces 3 new Soundbars

    All mod cons included Pioneer has launched three speaker bar systems at IFA in Berlin. The three-strong range is headed up by the SBX-N700 and SBX-N500, which have DLNA certification, in-built Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth. The range is completed by the SBX-N300 which has Bluetooth...
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    IFA 2013 - First Look at the Panasonic TX-65WT600 4K Ultra HD TV

    Have Panasonic saved the best for last with their record breaking WT600? Panasonic may be late to the 4K party but it's arguable that they've saved the best until last. Their new WT600 65” 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TV certainly has enough World's firsts to make even Guinness jealous and a...
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    IFA 2013: Harman Kardon's new range of Audio Products

    All change in Berlin Harman Kardon has unveiled its new generation of audio products at IFA 2013. The range of devices span headphones, multimedia and home audio. The Harman Kardon Soho are available in white, black and chocolate brown and fold flat to less than 1.25 inches (about 30 mm)...
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    IFA 2013: Sony launches baffling 65-inch Curved LED TV

    So, we haven't got OLED... Sony has something we weren't expecting to see at IFA 2013, the World's first curved LED TV. We can understand the manufacturers wanting to highlight the flexible nature of OLED technology but surely this is just a product for the style concious. The Bravia S990A...
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    IFA 2013: Philips E-Series Audio System offers 'Surround Sound on Demand'

    With detachable speakers Philips launched the stylish looking E-Series home cinema audio 'solution' on stage in Berlin just now. These speakers are the latest developments in Philips' 'Surround on Demand' concept, feature a design that allows the top to detach, creating four independent...
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    IFA 2013: Samsung and Eutelsat partner for 4K Broadcast on F9000 UHD TV

    The future, proved Eutelsat and Samsung are combining their forces at the IFA show in Berlin for a world first demonstration of a consumer-ready Ultra HD satellite broadcast on a Samsung UHD TV. The two companies will display a DVB-S2 Ultra HD signal transmitted by satellite and received...
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    IFA 2013: Toshiba 9 Series of Ultra HD TVs on sale in UK next week

    From less than 3K Toshiba’s flagship 9 Series Ultra HD television range goes on sale from next week in selected stores across the UK. The new range is available in 213cm (84”), 165cm (65”) and 146cm (58”) screen sizes and starts at a retail price of £2,999. The 9 Series is equipped with...
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    IFA 2013: TCL 4K TVs to carry Technicolor Certified HDMI Input

    Bought in scaling solution could be the answer for cheaper brands Budget Chinese 4K TV manufacturers TCL has announced that it is to introduce Technicolor 4K Image Certified HDMI inputs in to their Ultra HD TV ranges from 2014. The press release isn't exactly clear as to exactly what that...
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    IFA 2013: Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 turns your phone in to a proper camera

    Snap on and snap away Yet another interesting new product to emerge from Sony's event was the the first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips to a smartphone. The DSC-QX10 attachable lens-style camera transforms your compatible smartphone into a 10x optical zoom camera and features...
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    IFA 2013: Sony slips in a new 65-inch Full HD TV

    Bravia W85 becomes the big boy of Sony's 1080p range Yet another to take its bow on-stage in Berlin was their new BRAVIA W85 TV - Sony's largest Full HD LED television at 65-inches Sony’s X-Reality PRO picture engine cleans and refines TV signals, whilst their TRILUMINOS tech is designed...
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    IFA 2013: Sony's portable wireless server made for your mobile device

    The new WG-C20 Portable Wireless Server from Sony measures just 14.4x7cm and is 9 mm thin. It is, of course, styled to match the latest Xperia Z1 smartphone, but will also work with other phones and tablets. You slip in an SD memory card and use the WG-C20 to view and share all your photos...
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    IFA 2013: Sony 4K X9 TV to get a software upgrade for HDMI 2.0 compatibility

    84X9000 needs a service call Sony has confirmed that the currently-available BRAVIA X9 4K LED television is to gain support for the brand-new HDMI Version 2.0 and makes good on a promise. Quite why they couldn't have explained themselves before and assured customers with something...
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    IFA 2013: Sony launches 7.1 Channel Soundbar

    And a more discreet affair Sony certainly weren't being shy with the new product announcements at IFA 2013, including a couple of new soundbars, with contrasting headline features. The HT-ST3 is claimed to be the the world’s slimmest sound bar with Bluetooth, whils the HT-ST7 is a much...
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    IFA 2013: New 4K and 3D home cinema projectors from Sony

    VW500ES becomes World's first 4K Projector with HDMI 2.0 Today at IFA, Sony announced two new home cinema projectors - the 4K VPL-VW500ES and a Full HD 3D home projector, the VPL-HW55ES. The VPL-VW500ES home cinema projector has been introduced to expand Sony’s 4K home cinema range. It...
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    IFA 2013: Sony launch Flagship Xperia Z1 smartphone

    G Lens tops the bill To absolutely nobody's surprise, Sony has just officially announced the launch of their new top of the shop smartphone with the Xperia Z1. “Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our...
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    IFA 2013: Panasonic looking to create 4K Universe

    TVs and tablets are just the start As well as placing a great deal of emphasis on the launch of their first ever Ultra HD TV, Panasonic wants to create a 4K Universe for it to inhabit. We all, by now, know about the VIERA TX-65WT600, the world’s first Ultra HD TV with a 4K 50/60p input...
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    IFA 2013: Panasonic's WT600 is the first Ultra HD TV with HEVC decoders

    Opening up 4K YouTube Streaming Panasonic's Berlin unveiling of the 65WT600 might not have made quite impact the Company were hoping for but there were one or two added little tidbits that the leaked web details didn't reveal. Of primary interest to those who want to see regularly updated 4K...
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