Sony has unveiled their new range of Blu-ray home cinema systems, one of their most comprehensive series ever. The focus of this launch is so that hopefully there will be a suitable system to meet the entertainment needs of everyone. The latest range features two all-in-one systems, the BDV-E300, BDV-E800W, offering Full 1080p HD video, DVD upscaling and virtual 7.1 channel sound with wireless rear speakers.

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The BDV-Z7 compact system is perfect for smaller rooms and gives a virtual 5.1 surround sound experience without the need for rear speakers.

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The other four packages, the BDV-360FS, BDV-360IS, HTP-BD36SS and HTP-BD36SF, combine the BDP-S360 Blu-ray player with sleek amplification and speaker packages, for high quality home cinema in a box. Check out the full press release after the jump…

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For the GC900 to bare the “Viewty” badge, it needs to live up and improve on the expectations which have been inherited from its highly reputable predecessor, the original Viewty. In this part of our Viewty Smart review, we’ve focused on testing the GC900’s multimedia features and these include music play, video play, camera and also video recording.

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Panasonic has launched the UK’s first Blu-ray Disc recorders, all three stunningly beautiful machines (full gallery after the jump) are equipped with freesat+ compatibility which will therefore allow consumers to view and capture digital broadcasts in the best picture quality possible.

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Due to be released later this year, Toshiba’s SV series super skinny tv’s are what they claim to be “the most advanced Toshiba LCD TV model ever to launch” in the UK. Why? Because technology wise, these tellies sport Active Vision M200HD picture processing and an RGB LED backlight. Available in 46 and 55 inches, each model also gets a digital tuner, Toshiba’s MetaBrain engine which gives you Dolby Volume that promises even sound, DLNA technology, a game mode and four HDMI InstaPort ports.

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The new SV series is also capable of playing mp3 and DivX videos via usb (with the DivX content upscaled too) and gets an SD card slot for viewing jpegs, what can’t this badboy do? Suggested to be released by August this year, these tellies will definitely be on the high end in terms of pricing, that might not be so good for this time of the year! Check out the quick video by after the jump…

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We only spoke about it a week ago and now LG has officially announced their latest flagship – the LG Arena KM900 at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona. I know some have been asking us when exactly the Arena will be available in the UK, we can now confirm that it will arrive very shortly next month! Meanwhile, we’ve got an official demo video of the new and very exciting 3D cube user interface (UI) for you to see right after the break.

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News: Now official, LG Arena KM900

On February 9, 2009, in Cell Phones, Technology, by KLS

lg-arena-km900-official-newsWhen we were sent the LG Renoir KC910 for some hands on review, we were already well impressed with LG’s ability to have made such major all round multimedia improvements in the new LG Viewty successor. But now it seems LG’s plans are official and they will be taking that even further for the coming 2009. As you will have heard, just last week, a picture of a new full touchscreen phone, the LG Arena KM900 surfaced. We can now be fairly confident that this is true and this latest flagship called the LG Arena will have some very stunning features and even more so, some features which have not yet even been seen on mobile phones (not that I know of)! The LG Arena will have a unique user interface that takes the form of a 3D cube. This new cube-based layout provides four customisable home screens for direct access to all features. This makes accessing music, movies, pictures much more easier than most phones, so if you thought the LG Renoir’s updated user interface already showed vast improvement, the LG Arena’s user interface will definitely strike you as something quite unique.

Though we don’t know all about its specs at the moment, this will be revealed in greater detail in due course – Mobile World Congress, February 16th at 2.00pm (CET). All we do know from our friends at the LG Blog is the below, though I wish I could find out more about whether its got an amazing camera sooner!

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