Philips Ultra-Widescreen Cinema 21:9 TV Gets Official For UK

Philips Ultra-Widescreen Cinema 21:9 TV Gets Official For UKIf you’re pockets are deeper than the Mariana Trench and you’ve got an aircraft-hangar sized front room, Philips’ fabulous new 56inch 21:9 TV may be just the thing for you.

Wider than the Mersey tunnel, the 21:9 tele was officially announced a few weeks ago, but it’s taken until now for Philips to hit us mere mortals with the devastating price tag: a hefty £3,500.

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Freeview HD: Three New Channels For UK

Freeview HD: Three New Channels For UKUK broadcasting regulator Ofcom has given the big thumbs up for the creation of three spanking new high definition (HD) channels on Freeview from Autumn 2009.

Expected to start rolling out from the Granada region first, Channel 4, Taff-tastic Welsh-language broadcasters S4C, plus the gang of Channel 3 licensees (ITV PLC, Channel TV, STV and UTV) will be able to join HD pioneers BBC and start serving up new HD services on digital terrestrial television (DTT).

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16-24 Year Olds Still Obsessed With TV, Despite PVRs

16-24 Year Olds Still Obsessed With TV, Despite PVRsJust when you think that there’s hope for humanity, that mankind has escaped the slavery that is television, a survey turns up that tells you the complete opposite.

Published today, a study of 2,00 UK digital TV viewers reports that some of the supposedly tech savvy generation Y (16-24 year olds) are still choosing watching TV over other more normal activities.

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NXP: Dual View Screen For Car Use

NXP: Dual View Screen For Car UseIn a world where increasingly people have to watch a flickering screen to be entertained, it’s not surprising that screen in cars has been a big success.

For parents it’s a great way to keep their children quite while they travel to their destination. Heaven forbid that they talk to each other.

That aside, Digital-Lifestyles is all about the development in areas, even if we don’t necessarily use it ourselves, so we want to learn.

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Digital Tick TV Scheme “A Mystery”: MPs

Digital Tick TV Scheme With the 2012 date of switch off of UK analogue TV drawing ever closer, British MPs have been hearing about the current levels of adoption of Digital TV.

The UK Parliament Public Accounts Committee heard that many TVs that were still being bought, were not Digital ready, with those purchases, totaling millions of pounds, arguably being wasted. Continue reading Digital Tick TV Scheme “A Mystery”: MPs

TV In Prison Cells: £1 Per Week

TV In Prison Cells: £1 Per WeekYesterday in the UK Parliament, John Spellar, Labour MP for Warley, asked how much the Prison Service spent on “providing satellite television services in prisons in 2007-08.”

Maria Eagle (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice) told him that the answer couldn’t be given, as costs that small aren’t recorded.

She did point out that satellite TV wasn’t available in inmates cells (cue sigh of relief from Daily Mail readers) and it was up to the Governor if it was laid on in the shared areas at all.

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