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Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player Now at Your Local Wal-Mart

May 21, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

Sony’s new BDP-S360 should be on the shelf at your local Wal-Mart stores. The BDP-S360 is priced at $288.00 which seems a little over priced for the feature set that Sony is offering with this player. Sitting right next to the Sony player is the Samsung BD-P1590 player that includes Pandora internet radio, as well [...]

Blu-ray Giveaway: Twilight

May 20, 2009 by · 18 Comments 

This Blu-ray giveaway is for “Twilight”  From Summit Ent. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. (Mehar is helping out with Canadian only giveaways). You can only win once every 6 months. The Winner will be announced Monday June 1st. Winner will be selected by a Random.org number sequence. How To Enter: Reply in the [...]

Samsung BD-P1590 Blu-ray Player Spotted at Wal-Mart

May 7, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

It looks like the store specific model bandits have struck again. This time the culprit is Samsung BD-P1590 Blu-ray player, which looks to be an exact clone of Samsung’s BD-P1600 (MSRP 299$). The BD-P1590 is on sale now at your local Wal-Mart for $248.00. Our local store had just received a shipment of 5 of [...]

Warner Launches “Red2Blu” HD DVD to Blu-ray Upgrade Program

April 23, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Warner has announced a new HD DVD to Blu-ray trade-in/upgrade program. The program dubbed “Red2Blu” allows you to upgrade up to 25 Warner HD DVDs to the Blu-ray versions of the movie. The cost is $4.95 per disc (some multi disc sets are more) and a flat shipping fee of $5.95 per order. Lucky for [...]

Panasonic DMP-BD605 Blu-ray Player Lands at Costco

April 1, 2009 by · 24 Comments 

Panasonic has released it’s DMP-BD605 Blu-ray as a Costco exclusive model. The player is priced at $279.99, and as far as we can tell is the same exact player as the Panny DMP-BD60 (but with a free HDMI cable included in the box). We have a feeling this is to reduce the amount of returns [...]

Blu-ray Benchmark Disc Released, Includes RED Camera Footage

March 25, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Video GURUs Stacey Spears and Don Munsil have just released their Blu-ray Benchmark Disc. The disc includes display calibration patterns, Blu-ray player and display evaluation patterns, as well as multiple clips for testing for proper video scaling and deinterlacing. We are currently working on our full review of the disc, but we wanted to give [...]

Blu-ray Accounts For 24% of DVD Player Sales In Denver

March 19, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

ABC News has a new story called “Blue Skies for Blu-ray” which is pretty much an overview of Blu-ray’s recent news, with a little caveat at the end of the story about the Digital Downloads threat to Blu-ray’s future. One interesting tidbit that was mentioned is that in Denver, Blu-ray (players) have a 24% market [...]

Huge New Amazon Blu-ray Sale, 379 Titles Included

March 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Amazon is having a big new Blu-ray sale, with prices start at $13.99 and 379 Blu-ray titles are included in the deal.  Some of the titles that are part of the deal include: The 40 Year Old Virgin for only $14.49, the super funny/offensive movie “Waiting” for only $11.49, as well as the suspense thriller [...]

Disney Now Includes Anti-Smoking Ads In Blu-ray Movies

March 10, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

When we popped in the Blu-ray version Pinocchio into our PS3, we were greeted with a Disney themed Anti-Smoking ad. This kinda surprised us, as you would expect this to be a TV commercial, not a trailer on a kids movie.  We wonder if this should be included on adult themed films instead? Have you [...]

Want to Write For FWC? Come Join The Team!

March 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

We are looking for 1-2 writers to join the Format War Central team. If you’re addicted to this stuff as much as us, then you might be the person(s) we are looking for. Applicants should have the following: * Extensive knowledge of, and interest in Blu-ray, or Digital Download technologies like Vudu, Apple TV, Netflix [...]

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