The custom installation market in Australia has evolved rapidly in the past ten years with high-quality installers such as Len Wallis Audio and Audio Connection in Sydney, along with Smarthome Solutions in Melbourne, leading the way.
Byron Rabone a director of Queensland based home automation Company Rabone Systems has said that he has watched the debate over Hitachi and 1080p Vs 1080i with intertest. He claims that he finds it find it interesting that this argument exists in the first place.
The mother of all CE sales has seen consumers lining up outside stores. Blu-ray and HD DVD players were sub $100 in some stores and some stores were selling 42" LCD HD TVs for as low as $899. 22" LCD TVs with HD tuner were as low as $199. Sony Vaio notebooks as low as $399.
Last week SmartHouse indicated in a story titled "Hitachi Tries To Redeem Itself After Full HD Debacle" that "Hitachi had refused a request for a 50" 1080i plasma TV. This is incorrect. At the time I was under the impression that another journalist at 4Square Media had made this request and had been refused. I apologise for this assertion.
Free to air TV stations in Australia are attempting to stop the launch of new personal video recorders (PVRs) that allow for the easy removal of TV advertising. However a recent court ruling makes their task difficult.
Is Microsoft about to roll out a brand new consumer product? Word is out that the company has begun a review for an estimated US$300 million consumer creative assignment for what Microsoft is claiming is a brand new consumer product.
Retailers around the world including in Australia have admitted that they will be unable to cope with unprecedented demand for Nintendo Wii consoles this Christmas, as appetite for the video games units continues to grow.