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  • Dolby Vision finally ready for public consumption, partners with Sharp and Netflix to bring it to market
    Televisions

    Dolby Vision finally ready for public consumption, partners with Sharp and Netflix to bring it to market

    By 6 January 2014

    Dolby has announced that it is finally ready to bring Dolby Vision to market. The television technology has been discussed and touted for a while, but companies such as Sharp and TCL are expected to release supported sets later this year. Prototype TVs...

  • Dolby creates super screen tech with 4000 nits brightness
    Televisions

    Dolby creates super screen tech with 4000 nits brightness

    By 9 December 2013

    Not satisfied with pioneering amazing sound delivery with Dolby Atmos, Dolby is now also moving to screens. It’s new pet project aims to deliver a super screen with a brightness that’s never been seen before. It's also working on glasses-free 3D that...

  • Dolby Atmos: Realising fully immersive surround sound
    Online

    Dolby Atmos: Realising fully immersive surround sound

    By 4 July 2012

    Pocket-lint was invited to Dolby’s new European HQ in central London to take a gander - well, lend an ear - to its latest surround technology, Dolby Atmos. So what exactly is it? Dolby Atmos is a cinema-only (at least for now) surround system, but it...

  • Onkyo TX-NR609 review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-NR609 review

    By 8 September 2011

    On the whole, Onkyo receivers and amplifiers are excellent, especially for the price. Take last year’s TX-NR808 for example, a superb specimen of sonic sorcery – it’s 3D ready, got more bells and whistles than a cat and dog sanctuary, and delivers...

  • Nokia N8 & Dolby Mobile hands-on
    Phones

    Nokia N8 & Dolby Mobile hands-on

    By 15 July 2010

    We've shown you pics of the forthcoming Nokia N8 before, and discussed a few of its features, but one area that strikes the Symbian^3 handset apart from other smartphones, including the iPhone 4, is its stunning audio playback talent. And Pocket-lint...

  • Dolby Axon wants to improve your chatter on your console
    Gaming

    Dolby Axon wants to improve your chatter on your console

    By 11 March 2010

    Dolby has released a new audio technology that it hopes will let Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers hear realistic voice communication, complete with surround panning and distance attenuation, at GDC in San Francisco. Called Dolby Axon, and already available on...

  • Denon DBP-1610 Blu-ray player announced
    Home Cinema

    Denon DBP-1610 Blu-ray player announced

    By 23 September 2009

    Denon has announced the launch of a "price-conscious" Blu-ray player, the new DBP-160. The DBP-1610 boasts 1080/24p video output and supports Deep Color as well as x.v.Color and offers 1080p scaling for normal content. With an Ethernet port for internet...

  • Desktop-replacing Packard Bell EasyNote DT85 announced
    Laptops

    Desktop-replacing Packard Bell EasyNote DT85 announced

    By 15 September 2009

    Packard Bell has announced the launch of the EasyNote DT85, a 16:9, 1920 x 1080, Full HD, 18.4-inch widescreen LED backlit home entertainment notebook. With all the usual "stylish design" boasts, the 440.5 x 298.5 x 41.5mm device is said to be "incredibly"...

  • Sky announces Madonna, Girls Aloud in high def
    Audio

    Sky announces Madonna, Girls Aloud in high def

    By 15 June 2009

    Sky has announced an exclusive deal to broadcast Madonna and Girls Aloud’s most recent tours in both standard and high definition. "Madonna: Sticky and Sweet" and "Girls Aloud: Out Of Control live from the 02" will be broadcast on Sky1 and Sky1 HD in...

  • Sharp launches BD-HP22H Blu-ray player in UK
    Home Cinema

    Sharp launches BD-HP22H Blu-ray player in UK

    By 11 June 2009

    Sharp has announced the UK availability of its new Blu-ray player, the BD-HP22H. Offering full high definition and 1080p technology, the BD-HP22H gets x.v. colour tech, 24Hz video output and 7.1 surround sound with the integrated DTS-HD Master Audio and...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 announced
    Online

    Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 announced

    By 13 May 2009

    Following last year's launch of the S10 netbook, the first from the company, Lenovo has now announced a new and improved model in the form of the IdeaPad S10-2. With the option of 3G connectivity, the next-gen model is thinner and lighter than the original...

  • Sony unveils BDP-S360 and S560 Blu-ray players in US
    Home Cinema

    Sony unveils BDP-S360 and S560 Blu-ray players in US

    By 3 March 2009

    Sony has expanded its Blu-ray line up in the States with two new Blu-ray players that are so far US-only launches. The BDP-S360 and BDP-S560 standalone players deliver full HD 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output and, we're glad to see, are both BD-Live...

  • SIM2 launches Solar Series LCDs
    Home Cinema

    SIM2 launches Solar Series LCDs

    By 9 February 2009

    SIM2 has unveiled what it says is the latest in high-dynamic-range–enabled LCD flat-screen display technology with the new SIM2 Solar Series. Featuring Dolby Vision technology, the £20k screens are due to be available in the second quarter of 2009....

  • Denon DVD-3800BD Blu-ray player to launch
    Home Cinema

    Denon DVD-3800BD Blu-ray player to launch

    By 24 October 2008

    Denon has unveiled a new high-end Blu-ray player, the DVD-3800BD, describing it as the company's first "reference-standard" effort. "Amazing" audio and "best" pictures are promised from the £1600 player, that also upscales DVDs to "as near as possible...

  • UPDATED: Sony launches Vaio JS all-in-one desktop PC
    Online

    UPDATED: Sony launches Vaio JS all-in-one desktop PC

    By 30 September 2008

    Sony has launched the Vaio JS all-in-one PC. Like similar offerings from Apple and Dell, the JS's main unit comprises of a 20.1-inch WSXGZ+ screen that offers 1680 x 1050 resolution and widescreen movie viewing. The new PC boasts an Intel Core 2 Duo processor,...

  • LG Renoir KC910 mobile phone review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    LG Renoir KC910 mobile phone review

    By 29 September 2008

    The first thing you have to decide with the LG KC910 is whether you are going to view it as the successor to the Viewty or an iPhone killer. The latter it ain’t – the interface isn’t as sleek or intuitive as the Apple device, but it does have some...

  • LG KC910 to get UK launch as "Renoir"
    Phones

    LG KC910 to get UK launch as "Renoir"

    By 26 September 2008

    We've brought you news of the LG KC910 previously but can now confirm that the October launch date includes the UK too, where the phone will be available with multiple (as yet unnamed) operators on a contract-only basis. LG is touting the KC910 - the...

  • Plantronics Gamecom 777 headset launches
    Gaming

    Plantronics Gamecom 777 headset launches

    By 27 August 2008

    Plantronics has launched the Gamecom 777 headset featuring Dolby Headphone technology. Plantronics says the Gamecom 777 gives gamers "an audio advantage, creating realistic, cinematic 5.1 surround sound, enabling them to accurately pinpoint enemies and...

  • LG licenses Dolby Mobile technology
    Phones

    LG licenses Dolby Mobile technology

    By 30 July 2008

    LG Electronics and Dolby has announced that LG would be the first handset maker to incorporate Dolby Mobile into handsets bound for the global market. The companies signed an agreement that grants LG a license to embed Dolby Mobile Technology into its...

  • Onkyo offers "affordable" home cinema kit
    Home Cinema

    Onkyo offers "affordable" home cinema kit

    By 15 July 2008

    Onkyo has launched some "affordable" home cinema bits in the UK. First up is the DV-SP406 DVD player that Onkyo describes as a "low-profile, entry-level" offering. Costing £100, in black or silver, it comes complete with 1.1 HDMI, it upscales to 1080p,...

  • First Blu-ray music album released
    Audio

    First Blu-ray music album released

    By 30 May 2008

    Although we've seen concert videos launched on the format, the first standalone Blu-ray music recording has only just been released. The very first Blu-ray music disc to hit the shelves is from Thondheimsolistene, an orchestra from Norway. "Divertimenti"...

  • Sharp Unveils HT-DV50H home cinema system
    Home Cinema

    Sharp Unveils HT-DV50H home cinema system

    By 29 April 2008

    Sharp has introduced the HT-DV50H home cinema system, which will be available from the end of the month with a £399 price tag. The system comprises high power RMS 250W speakers (offering 75W per channel) and a 100W Subwoofer. Sharp has collaborated on...

  • Toshiba launches Satellite and Equim laptop series
    Laptops

    Toshiba launches Satellite and Equim laptop series

    By 23 April 2008

    Toshiba has announced the arrival of its consumer-aimed new Satellite and Equium laptop series in the UK. With models that range from "affordable everyday computing" to "powerful desktop replacements" the A300, U400 and P300 series laptops are all now...

  • VIDEO: Quick look at the Acer Gemstone Blue
    Laptops

    VIDEO: Quick look at the Acer Gemstone Blue

    By 8 April 2008

    Hit the play button above, or the link below, for some hot video action of Acer's new multimedia laptop, the Gemstone Blue. Also known as the Acer Aspire 6920, it's the company's latest offering, complete with 16:9 ratio HD screen and Blu-ray drive. And,...

  • Acer Gemstone Blue laptop in pictures
    Laptops

    Acer Gemstone Blue laptop in pictures

    By 21 March 2008

    Way back on 12 March, we brought you news of an addition to Acer's Aspire range of notebooks. At the UK launch in London on Thursday, we actually got our mitts on the new launches and found out there's more than just the CineDash multimedia console, the...