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CBHD Leads Marketshare over Blu-ray in China

July 24, 2009 by · 53 Comments 

CBHD seems to be doing much better against rival Blu-ray than its ill fated predecessor HD DVD. A recent report by a Japanese news station looking at CBHD format and its competition with Blu-ray confirms CBHD has a 3% market share lead on Blu-ray. The CBHD format launched in the first half of 2009, Blu-ray [...]

Warner Movie Library Coming to Wii In Japan

July 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Warner Brothers library will soon make its way to the Wii with those fortunate enough to live in Japan being able to access it immediately. As of July 15, by downloading Fujisoft’s “Everyone’s Theater Wii” application users will be able to rent videos such as The Goonies, Free Willy, etc. The application itself will [...]

July 1st Was “DTS 7.1 Day”

July 8, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber issued a proclamation that made July 1st officially “DTS 7.1 Day” in honor of the 7.1 surround sound technology. People backing the move include Julia Brownley, California State Assemblywoman who sent forth a Certificate of Recognition to DTS, Inc. Fred Willard will also star in a series of online videos [...]

Experience XBOX Live “Smooth Streaming”

June 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

In a few months 1080p streaming will hit the Xbox 360, many are skeptical as to how it will work if at all. Fortunately, a tech demo exists showcasing how this streaming system will work when it launches this fall. The requirements are of course a capable PC web browser and Microsoft Silverlight. Let us [...]

Rumor: Toshiba eyeing Blu-ray business?

June 30, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

During a shareholders meeting in Japan, Toshiba president Atsutoshi Nishida hinted at the possibility of Toshiba entering the Blu-ray market. “It makes no sense to decide not to enter the Blu-Ray market simply because we lost the DVD-format war. We cannot change the fact that we lost, but we would like to keep our options [...]

Joost Launches PS3 Compatible Client

June 22, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

Joost has launched a PS3 friendly web client, allowing PS3 users to stream video content to their systems with ease. The system is currently in the beta phase some mileage will of course vary, to access the PS3 compatible client do the following. Open your PS3’s internet browser Head over to: http://labs.joost.com/tv/ Simple, isn’t it? [...]

Nintendo on Netflix: “We will do Something Different”

June 12, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was recently quizzed about several topics regarding his company. Among them were rumors of a Netflix Streaming service on the Nintendo Wii, his answer was surprising, “We have nothing to announce [as] a partnership from an online streaming standpoint,” Fils-Aime said. “Should we go down that path we will [...]

CBHD Players Ship In China, Format War Begins

April 28, 2009 by · 7 Comments 

Chinese manufacturer’s TCL and Shinco have officially launched the first set of CBHD players in China coincidentally starting a format war against rival Blu-ray. Both Shinco and TCL state CBHD players will cost approximately 40% less than any Blu Ray player currently available on the Chinese market. The players will launch at a MSRP of [...]

Momitsu Promises Cheap Region Free Blu-ray Player

April 17, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

The BDP-899 Blu-ray player is touting region free playback for both Blu-ray and DVD with a price point that is easy on the wallet. For a mere $349 you will be able to purchase a region free, profile 2.0 Blu-ray player, specifications are available below, Upscales DVDs to 1080p BD-Live ready HDMI Deep Colour Support [...]

Blockbuster Casts Doubt on It’s Future

April 16, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Blockbuster Inc, the largest retail movie rental chain in North America is casting doubt on its future to continue. Blockbuster claims it may not be able to meet the requirements for a $250 million loan that would ensure operation. Blockbuster has also entered the on demand video service this year with the release of MediaPoint, [...]

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