High-Definition Television

Microsoft Surface

With so many iPads and Android tablets taking the place of desktops, Microsoft is probably finding it a little hard to breath. So it's no surprise that its latest product is called Surface, aptly describing the act of coming up for air when swimming.

Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am

Pay TV network has big hopes for high definition

Pay television network Fox International Channels (FIC) sees high-definition broadcasting as the way to consolidate its position in the market and will launch more channels in Hong Kong later this year.

FIC vice-president Rajesh Sheshadri, who is also head of its Hong Kong region, said he hoped some HD channels would be launched by the end of this year.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

3-D Camcorders

Sony HDR-TD10E

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Analogue television gets three-year reprieve

Plans to stop broadcasting analogue television signals at the end of next year have been delayed for three years to allow more people time to switch over to digital TV sets.

The government yesterday announced its decision to wait until 2015 after a survey found the purchase of digital TV sets and signal receivers was slowing down.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

high and mighty

The high-definition (HD) video format war is over and Dell says the consumer has won. Since the middle of the month, the US computer maker has made available in Hong Kong a low-cost machine with a built-in Blu-ray disc player - the Inspiron 1525.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sony's 120GB HD camcorder

Among the handful of so-called high- definition (HD) camcorders on the market today, Sony's new Handycam HDR-SR12 is the one that catches our eye. While it's not the only one that offers true HD, as in widescreen (1920 x 1080 resolution), the SR12 blows the competition out of the water.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Viewers urged to buy Ofta-approved receivers for high-definition broadcasts

Television viewers wanting receivers to watch high-definition (HD) broadcasts should buy models approved by telecoms watchdog Ofta to ensure they can receive local programmes, the Consumer Council says.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fad gadgets

Choosing the right consumer-electronics gifts for friends and family can be an expensive, time-consuming process. It can also be confusing: what's better, a plasma or liquid crystal display (LCD) high-definition television (HDTV)? Will a portable media player (PMP) other than Apple's be acceptable? Is the new gaming laptop worth the money?

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Things to know about the new system

What is High Definition TV?

HDTV gives high-quality audio and surround-sound with better picture quality. Captioning is available for the hearing impaired, and there are electronic programme guides on some channels. Interactive services may be available in the future.

How do I know if my TV set offers high definition picture quality?

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Speed D1 Camcorder

The first thing to note about the D1 camcorder from Hong Kong brand Speed is its price.

In a generation of camcorders that justifies increased prices by boasting smaller sizes and ever improving digital imaging, the D1 stands out: it costs less than most digital cameras on the market.

Equipped with a massive

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hi-res: Sony Bravia X Series

Sony's launch of the Bravia X series LCD television comes at a perfect time, with Hong Kong gearing up for high-definition (HD) broadcasting and the Olympics.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


SDTV (Standard Definition Television)

a digitalised version of the conventional television system; both have the same screen format and picture resolution. SDTV images are free from ghosting and snowing, commonly found on analogue broadcasts.

HDTV (High Definition Television)

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

TV finally reaches a new era

For the past 30 years or so, everything around us has been moving to digital. Watches, stereos, computers, and nearly every device we use that is powered by electricity. The one area that has lagged behind has been television - but that is about to change.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

feeling blu

When does adding a letter to a consumer electronic product's model number save you money? Answer: when you buy the latest Blu-ray Disc player from Panasonic.

Cost cutter The company's new DMP-BD10A player sells for HK$6,800, compared with the HK$10,800 price tag on the DMP-BD10 model, released last year.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Tsinghua eyes HK, Macau in high-definition digital push

Tsinghua Tongfang, a Shanghai-listed unit of Tsinghua University of Beijing, will start selling this month the first high-definition digital broadcasting television sets in Hong Kong and Macau.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am