HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, round 2: an update
With over 1,000 exhibitors spread over 160,000 square metres, IFA is the biggest consumer electronics trade show in Europe. Crave checked out the latest trends and coolest gear.
Verbatim today announced the immediate availability of blank BD-R and BD-RW Blu-ray media, joining TDK and Sony as the three manufacturers shipping blank Blu-ray discs to Australia at this point in time. In contrast, HD-DVD blanks are still yet to arrive.
Toshiba's presence at IFA can be summed up in five letters: HD DVD. The high-definition players announced at the show formed the centrepiece of Toshiba's stand
Toshiba has announced launch dates and prices for the HD-E1 and HD-XE1, the first standalone HD DVD players to go on sale in Europe
Sharp has launched a range of 'Full HD' LCD TVs that can display 1080i signals without any need for downscaling. Unfortunately, you may need to downscale your lifestyle to be able to afford them
Plasma TVs are not going to be the only big screens pushing the size barrier, as evidenced last week when Philips unveiled a prototype 100-inch (245cm) HD LCD TV at the Berlin IFA 2006 consumer electronics show.
High-definition televisions are old hat -- get yourself a teeny, weeny, cutesy animal-shaped television from Hannspree
The Samsung BD-P1000 promises to be the first Blu-ray player in the UK. We gave it the once-over, checked our wallets, then walked slowly away