A Sharper Picture
July 1, 2011

To mark the one-year anniversary of the commercial launch of 3D TVs, Dealerscope asked manufacturer executives for their reflections on what went right, what went wrong and what the future holds for the technology and other aspects of the TV industry.

Expect Better Training and Education for Connected TVs
June 13, 2011

Few people can deny the poor job manufacturers and retailers did in educating the public about 3D and connected TVs. To help change that, executives from major TV manufacturers say they will deliver better training to its dealers and drive more education about connected devices to consumers.

Sony Shares Rebound on Forecast; More Hacking Emerges
May 24, 2011

Sony Corp bounced from two-month lows after the electronics conglomerate said this year's operating profit would match last year's, easing worries about the impact of the March earthquake. In its first estimate for the year to March 2012, Sony said operating profit would come in around 200 billion yen ($2.44 billion), prompting Macquarie to upgrade its rating on the stock to outperform from neutral. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and UBS reiterated their overweight, buy or outperform ratings. Separately, Sony said on Tuesday websites in three countries were hacked and personal information for 8,500 people were

Sony to Post $3.2 Billion Annual Loss
May 23, 2011

Sony Corp will post its third straight annual net loss for the year that ended in March after writing off tax credits in the wake of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, the latest in a string of grim headlines on the consumer electronics giant.

The maker of PlayStation video games, Vaio computers and Bravia TVs has been battling to recover from the March 11 disaster, and more recently, a series of security breaches on its networks that affected more than 100 million user accounts. The annual net loss would be Sony's second-largest ever, underscoring the decline of a company once a symbol

Did Sony's Makeover Fail?
May 23, 2011

Had Sony stuck with the Airboard portable computer it launched in 2000, Satoru Maeda rather than Apple's Steve Jobs might have been feted as the creator of tablet PCs. "I was the inventor of the Airboard," says Maeda between mouthfuls of fried prawn and dumplings at a Chinese restaurant in downtown Tokyo. He was referring to a flat panel device that predated the iPad by a decade yet boasted video, touch screen typing and Internet access. A hefty price tag and patchy picture quality were among the reasons the product, which in hindsight looks

Best Buy Debuts Blue Label 3.0 Laptops
April 14, 2011

Best Buy Thursday announced the pre-sale of the first Blue Label 3.0 laptops. The Blue Label program was launched three years ago as a joint venture of the retailer, Intel, Sony and Toshiba.