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Blu-ray founders proposed cheaper Blu-ray royalties and simplified licensing process

Blu-ray founders proposed cheaper Blu-ray royalties and simplified licensing process

Back in October Macbook event, Steve Job expressed his view on Blu-ray’s gimmick as a “bag of hunt”, its licensing were too complex and the company hinted to wait on prices to fall further before entering the market. Job was right about the complication; and today, the founders of Blu-ray have revealed plan to unify the Blu-ray standard licensing, which would result in much simplified registering process and lower Blu-ray products cost, by as much as 40 percent less.

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Philips 21:9 52-inch LCD gets priced and dated in UK

Philips 21:9 52-inch LCD gets priced and dated in UK

Philips is on the roll with technology headline today, says my News Reader – their Glasses-Free 3D technology gains support in US, and its first NET TV are debuting in UK. This one wouldn’t top the last two, but a follow-up to another Philips product that’ve been captivating Home Cinema fans worldwide since it broke cover.

Philips has priced out the unprecedented 21:9 Cinema LCD and announced a June release in UK. The 52-inch ultra wide Cinema display will cost you €4000 (£3535/$5044), It’s slightly expensive for nowadays cost per viewing inch displays but none of them offer you a true anamorphic widescreen aspect like the Philips.

Traditionally, AV equipments are retailed more in Europe than here, don’t be surprise to see a $4000 or less suggested retail when the 52-inch 21:9 makes its way to US.

3DFusion makes wave with glasses-free 3D display

3DFusion makes wave with glasses-free 3D display

The increasingly popular stereoscopic 3D technologies are everywhere, from live sport, PC and gaming console to the upcoming Blu-ray equipped player, but all of them require wearing a stereoscopic glasses that many have reluctant to try. It’s not about appearance, though it looks silly in some way, but what happen you’ve lost the glasses when the entertainment is calling on you? 3DFusion has the answer, how about a GLASSES-FREE 3D display?

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amBX ambient light & rumble tech coming to PS3

amBX ambient light & rumble tech coming to PS3

amBX, the Philips Ambilight spin-off, have announced that they and Sony have signed a deal that will see real-world sensory experiences - for instance light, colour, rumble and air flow - used by the PS3.  The agreement will see amBX technology made compatible with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) hardware, so that upcoming games, music, movies, Internet and TV content will work with licensed amBX peripherals.

Philips axing 6,000 jobs in face of $1.9bn Q4 2008 loss

Philips axing 6,000 jobs in face of $1.9bn Q4 2008 loss

Philips is the latest big-name electronics firm to announce their Q4 financial performance, and anyone hoping for an industry turnaround will still be disappointed.  Overall sales for Q4 2008 were down 9-percent over the same quarter 2007, with Philips' consumer lifestyle division - i.e. those responsible for HDTVs and other mainstream electronics - seeing 24-percent lower sales.  That led to an overall net loss of €1.47bn ($1.9bn) for the quarter compared to Q4 2007. 

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Philips teases World’s first ultra wide 21:9 Cinema LCD

Philips teases World’s first ultra wide 21:9 Cinema LCD

Most of your favorite HDTV programs are broadcasted at 16:9 (1.78:1) aspect, but some cinematic movies are formatted at anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Some projector users are known to have equipped anamorphic widescreen for such standard, then utilizing an anamorphic lens to convert 16:9 materials. Never before, a natively cinema widescreen resolution was featured on a flat screen; until now, Philips has took the initiative to launch the first 21:9 cinema-proportioned LCD TV.

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