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LED smart TVs: Sony v Samsung

Adam Turner These 55-inch slices of high-def goodness are vying for pride of place in your lounge room.

Sony unveils ultra-HD '4K' TV set

The BRAVIA 4K TV

PETER SVENSSON High-definition TVs roughly quadrupled the resolution of the sets that came before them. Now, the industry is poised to do it again.

Sony Windows 8 hybrid tablet, 'ultra-definition' TVs coming to Australia

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Asher Moses Sony will begin selling Windows 8 convertible tablets and laptops in Australia in October.

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Sony goofs on world's first ultra-HD OLED TV

Kazuo Hirai, president and CEO of Sony, looks at a prototype OLED television after the TV lost the video signal during a Sony news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai suffered an embarrassing moment on a giant technology stage on Monday night, introducing the world's first "ultra-HD" TV using organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), only to see...

Sony uses movie studio to press ultra-HD advantage

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Ryan Nakashima Sony is the only electronics maker to offer ultra-HD TVs and a way to get movies to the new super clear screens.

Sony unveils 'Dick Tracy' Android wristwatch

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Sony has released an internet-linked wristwatch powered by Google-backed Android software.

Sony eyes off networks for online TV

television remote control

Paul McIntyre Sony Australia has joined the race to lure eyeballs from PCs back to big screens in lounge rooms across the nation.

HomeTech

New audio format has purists singing praises

Olivier Robert-Murphy of Universal Music says Pure Audio's sound quality is unrivalled.

Anthony Clarke A new high-fidelity audio medium has been launched that will revolutionise high-quality audio.

Home tech

Samsung rolls out $14k curved OLED TVs

Models pose with a Samsung's 55-inch curved OLED TV.

Miyoung Kim Samsung has launched its first OLED TV, taking the ultra-thin technology into a nascent market despite tenacious production challenges that keep costs high while prevailing LCD screens only get...

Review

Toss-up: Android streaming apps

Adam Turner Rather than leave your movies and TV shows locked away, you can stream them from your Android gadgets to screens around your home.

Sight & Sound

Cross the deep Blu-ray sea

Laser BD1000.

Sight and Sound If you want to play American Blu-rays, you'll need to exercise dogged persistence.

HomeTech

Three-way shootout: mini sound systems

Sony MHCEC7091.

Sight and Sound Rod Easdown turns the volume up and reviews a trio of mini-systems.

Three-way shootout: Super Audio Compact Disc players

Krell Cipher Super Audio CD player.

Sight and Sound SACDs sound super but are mostly ignored.

TV remote's days numbered thanks to smart TVs

Google TV.

The way we control TV is finally transforming, writes Mike Wilcox.

Five-way shootout: catch-up TV

Fairfax Art and Design. For Live Wire 19-04-2012.A family watching a laptop computer screen instead of a TV set.

Nick Galvin Nick Galvin casts an eye over the internet options offered by the free-to-air networks.

Listen up: a brief history of headphones

Phones

Fran Berkman Headphones have come a long way in the past 100 years, revolutionising the way we consume media and the way we communicate.

Seeing double puts 3D on TV

3D imaging.

Imaging To enjoy three-dimensional images at home, you can go cheap or expensive, writes Terry Lane.

Tips for tangle-free headphones

Tangled headphones.

Wrangling wires can go from a small problem to a big mess very quickly. Jenneth Orantia untangles the issue.

Switch on for visions of grandeur

Sony's 4K screen is serious wall real estate.

Rod Easdown As the technology that brings light and sound into our homes evolves, today's TV is more than meets the eye.

Stunning TV audio speaks for itself

The Bose Solo.

Rod Easdown Surround-sound and other options abound to enrich the aural experience of television.