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Commerce Commission
ComCom puts electronics sector on notice over resale price maintenance
The Commerce Commission has concluded an investigation into allegations that television manufacturers were engaging in illegal resale price maintenance.
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Cloud
Google announces new version of Chromecast with remote features
Google has announced its newest version of Chromecast, featuring a variety of new features and a new look.
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Cloud
Hisense launches in New Zealand with new product range
Consumer electronics and home entertainment brand Hisense has launched in New Zealand, bringing its range of TVs, refrigeration, and laundry products to Kiwi customers.
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SAS
New SAS service overcomes subscription fatigue for media companies
SAS has launched SAS 360 Match which helps media companies move towards a AVOD model to generate revenue as subscribers cancel.
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Review
Hands-on review: Panasonic 65" JZ980 OLED 4K Smart TV
We got our hands on one of the most impressive Smart TV’s Panasonic has ever produced. Ever Kiwi household should take note.
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Hospitality Sector
Samsung enables more connectivity with latest TV offering for hotels
Samsung Australia senior director of display and memory solutions, Phil Gaut, says that the TV meets guests’ demands whilst improving hotel efficiency.
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Apple
Sony announces new Bravia range with cutting-edge processor
Powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, the BRAVIA TV’s use a new processing method designed to replicate the ways humans see and hear.
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Edge Computing
Sony announces bundled remote-learning solutions
It combines audio/video with edge computing capabilities for a contained package that precludes the need for major professional installation.
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Home Entertainment
Sony's new Bravia TVs 'Ready for PlayStation 5'
Sony says both TVs will provide “extremely smooth gaming experiences with the PS5 console”.
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Television
Hands-on review: TCL QLED Android 55C815 TV
Since installing this 55-inch behemoth in our modest living room, I’ve come to appreciate just how hard Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Jacinda have been working.
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Television
LG's massive 88-inch 8K TV lands in Singapore
LG’s massive 88-inch OLED 8K TV is now available in Singapore, but be prepare for a rather large price tag if you want it in your living room.
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Television
Netflix to release The Witcher on December 20
In just eight days, Netflix’s latest trailer for The Witcher has gained more than 11.4 million views on YouTube, and it also hit (at least) #20 on the YouTube trending list.
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Television
LG's first 8K TV goes on sale in Australia
LG Australia is delivering its first 8K television starting from today, bringing the latest in LG’s range of premium TVs to Australians.
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Apple
LG rolls out Apple AirPlay 2 on 2019 ThinQ AI TVs
Users can stream their favourite movies and television shows from the Apple TV app and other video apps as well as view photos directly on their LG AI TVs.
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Monitor
LG gears up for 8K OLED TV launch
LG’s new 8K OLED TV is now on sale in South Korea, but those in other parts of the world will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the 88-inch TV set.
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Smart Home
An 8K TV for $80,000? Samsung has you covered
8K televisions have landed in New Zealand, but they come with eye-watering price tags of up to $80,000.
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Headphones
Sony to launch a slew of home entertainment goodies
Sony’s latest range of TVs, home entertainment and audio are all on show at this year’s CES Las Vegas.
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Artificial Intelligence
LG launches a 'rollable' TV that disappears into its base
Televisions are apparently too big and too intrusive these days – at least according to LG
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New Zealand
Is snacking in front of the telly bad for Kiwi kids?
Growing dependence on digital devices and social media could be having a negative impact on Kiwi waistlines according to the Ministry of Health.
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Artificial Intelligence
Kiwi company’s game-changing global audience demand measurement platform
Parrot Analytics’ platform lets media companies understand audience demand for content across all content distribution platforms worldwide.
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Television
NZ First hits out at billion-dollar sport spend with no free TV
NZ First says its unfair taxpayers pay nearly a billion dollars annually for sport they don't get to see, because they don't subscribe to Sky.
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Cloud
Samsung launches revolutionary new family of TVs
2016 SUHD TVs with Quantum dot display deliver the most true-to-life picture quality, and the world’s first curved boundless TV design.
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Television
From Goodnight Kiwi to goodnight TV
Technology has advanced a lot since Goodnight Kiwi used to appear devotedly every evening to inform us all that it’s time to turn off our TVs.
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Television
The implications of #NetflixEverywhere: The view of a (near) Netflix planet
At CES this week, Netflix announced that its online subscription service had been switched on in 130 new markets across the world.