Author Archive for Kevin Bradford

New television trends emerge at IFA

September 3rd, 2012 by

Flicking on the TV no longer opens a one dimensional experience – just take the epic IFA event as proof. Whether it’s the quality, dimension, or size of the screen, or the associated sound systems, everything around the experience is becoming more immersive. The dozens of halls at the Berlin show are bursting with the latest in consumer electronics to make home entertainment theatres come alive. Leading brands from ... Read more

Largest IFA event showcases latest consumer electronics trends

September 1st, 2012 by

The World’s “largest and most important” trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances is taking place in Berlin this weekend. IFA 2012 features hundreds of global brands displaying new technology and innovative products for the consumer market. Much of the talk is about latest trends and designs as the industry prepares itself for the rush of Christmas sales. Organisers hope the event will be a “resounding success” by ... Read more

LG’s Dual Play technology means it’s no longer a game of two halves

March 6th, 2012 by

Adapted 3D television technology will provide videogamers with a whole new perspective when it comes to competition on the computer. LG's Dual Play application lets users view two completely different 2D pictures on the same screen while in game play. So rather than the old style split screen, gamers will be afforded the whole screen to play on while remaining oblivious to the other persons' moves and tactics. The ... Read more

LG Magic Remote revolutionises the TV interaction experience

March 5th, 2012 by

Smart TVs from LG now have a clever companion to enhance the interactive home entertainment experience. The company's Magic Remote has been given an upgrade to incorporate a new scrollable click wheel and voice recognition functionality, which enables greater ease of use when controlling content. Previously the device enabled viewers to navigate their TV like a Wii, but the new technology offers greater search processes throughout the TV's ... Read more

LG gesture camera motion sensing technology could make waves in TV world

March 2nd, 2012 by

Lazily flicking through your TV with a remote control could be a thing of the past if new activation technology is brought in by LG. The South Korean company recently showcased their Gesture Camera Motion Sensing technology, which they claim will be a big change to the way customers interact with their TVs. An easily attached camera allows users to control the TV without a remote control simply ... Read more

Tell your TV what to do with Samsung’s Smart LED and Plasma technology

February 28th, 2012 by

It seems shouting at the TV doesn't have to be just about releasing inner frustrations, it can now help command your whole home entertainment experience. Unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, Samsung's latest LED and Plasma TV series are designed to enhance the way people actively manage their multimedia devices. Smart Interaction technology will enable viewers to launch and use TV apps ... Read more

WOW portable DVD player recalled, burn risk

February 22nd, 2012 by

The Vue 10.1-inch portable DVD player has been recalled due to a faulty battery. The battery may overheat if the player is plugged in for a "long period of time", according to a recall notice issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC said that there is a burn risk if the battery overheats and melts. [caption id="attachment_3218" align="alignleft" width="323" caption="VUE Portable DVD Player recalled"][/caption] The device ... Read more

LG Electronics shoots for the stars with new Australia boss

February 21st, 2012 by

LG Electronics has announced a new managing director to head up it's Australasian operations. Deok Hyeon Moon has been hired to lead the Australia and New Zealand divisions and improve LG's market share locally, the electronics maker has announced. Moon brings 26 years of experience within the Korean with him, including a recent two year stint as the President of the the LG Russia subsidiary. He has also ... Read more

TCL invests $4.5 Billion in the future of TVs

February 15th, 2012 by

Investment in innovation is driving the success of Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL, according to the company's top man in Australia. While recent reports have identified tough financial projections for rivals such as Sony, Panasonic and Sharp, TCL expects worldwide 2011 profits to be around AU$265 million. It follows the announcement of TCL being the first Chinese company to sell 10 million LCD TVs in the market, leading Paul ... Read more

Samsung signs deal with Quickflix

February 9th, 2012 by

Unlimited movies are now available to Samsung users thanks to a new deal with online DVD rental company Quickflix. Samsung will be joining Sony in partnering with the subscription service and developing an app that will allow Australian users to stream video content to their Samsung devices including smartphones, tablets and internet-enabled TVs. “Samsung recognises Australian’s growing demand for exceptional content streamed into their living rooms and plans to announce further exciting and innovative services throughout 2012,” ... Read more