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May 20, 2008
Regular readers here know how I feel about Netflix and the convenience it offers for renting DVDs and Blu-ray discs (and for a little while longer, HD DVDs), but one aspect of their business has...
May 15, 2008
When Disney announced last August that they would be bringing Sleeping Beauty and Finding Nemo to the Blu-ray disc format in 2008, it signaled to fans of their movies that the format was ready for...
May 14, 2008
Last month, I reported that the latest Blu-ray player from Samsung, the BD-P1500, would be delayed until June, but EngadgetHD is reporting that some units are showing up in Wal-Mart...
May 14, 2008
August RushWarner Home Video113 MinutesList Price: $35.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com)Available 3/11/2008Additional Movie Details  TheatricalThis Disc Video Format:35mm 1080p VC-1Aspect...
May 13, 2008
Pioneer Electronics introduced two new Blu-ray players last week. The Pioneer Elite® BDP-05FD and BDP-51FD offer a wide array of high-end features, high-end price tags, but are missing a critical...
May 06, 2008
If you're a regular reader, or a friend/family member, you've listened to me whine about the fact that Blu-ray players are under-powered and over-priced.When Sony bought themselves the High...
May 06, 2008
As I was writing the Journal article about the live orchestral performance of Howard Shore's score for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, I was reminded about an issue that I've often...
May 02, 2008
If you like to get your movies the Apple way, I have good news! Apple has announced that you are now able to purchase movies from major studios from the iTunes Store on the same day as its release on...
May 02, 2008
Last August, Paramount and Dreamworks stunned the high definition home theater community by declaring exclusive support for HD DVD; dropping all Blu-ray releases from their schedule and eventually...
Apr 29, 2008
You can't open a sale flyer from a big box retailer these days without seeing attractive prices on flat-panel HDTV's with name brands of Polaroid, Insignia, Westinghouse, Vizio, and others. With...
Apr 24, 2008
Video rental company Netflix (who happens to be a Gift Shop merchant, check them out!) held their quarterly conference call with investors, and they delivered both good and bad news for customers.The...
Apr 24, 2008
Back in January, I reported that the Blu-ray player announcements from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) included the next models from Samsung, the BD-P1500 and the HD DVD/Blu-ray combo player, the...
Apr 23, 2008
Echo and Other ElephantsBBC Video362 MinutesList Price: $29.98 (Check Price at Amazon.com)Available 4/1/2008 This DiscAspect Ratio:1.33:11.78:1Audio:Dolby Digital 2.0Disc 1 ContentsUpfront...
Apr 23, 2008
As part of their celebration of Earth Day (which was yesterday, April 22nd), Egami Media is offering consumers the ability to watch the nature documentary The Living Sea (IMAX) for free from April 21...
Apr 22, 2008
SharkwaterWarner Home Video89 MinutesList Price: $28.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com)Available 3/18/2008Additional Movie Details  TheatricalThis Disc Video Format: HD Video 1080i MPEG-2Aspect...
Apr 18, 2008
Blockbuster announced last week that they would be stocking shelves in 5,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada with Blu-ray high definition discs, which is an expansion from a rollout last year to...
Apr 18, 2008
According to a short article on High-Def Digest, Universal Studios will be releasing its first movies on Blu-ray disc on July 22nd.The studio was a staunch supporter of the HD DVD format, but when...
Apr 16, 2008
30 Days of NightColumbia Pictures 19615113 MinutesList Price: $28.95 (Check Price at Amazon.com)Available 2/26/2008Additional Movie Details  TheatricalThis DiscAspect Ratio:2.35:1...
Apr 15, 2008
Monster Cable has this legendary reputation for being overly aggressive when it comes to protecting their trademarks. Stories abound of companies unrelated to audio/video wiring getting...
Apr 11, 2008
Blu-ray Disc solutions provider Netblender has announced that it will be releasing a software development kit (SDK) called BD Touch that will make it possible for the Apple iPhone to communicate with...
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