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Pioneer Exits TV Industry, RIP Kuro Plasma

February 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

In rather unfortunate news, Pioneer has made plans to leave the TV industry by March 2010, citing a decline in sales. The move will also force Pioneer to shut various manufacturing plants and cut approximately 10,000 jobs by the end of this year. The company plans to shut down U.K. and U.S. plants by February [...]

Universal Drops DreamWorks

February 10, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

In a rather surprising move, Universal Studios has decided to essentially pull the plug on a deal that would allow them to distribute films made by DreamWorks. Because of this move DreamWorks is now unable to distribute films in theaters or even film new productions. Universal Studios had this to say, “Universal Pictures has ended [...]

Digital Downloads to Overtake Physical Media by 2017?

February 6, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Research firm SNL Kagan predicts 2017 will be the year Digital Distribution takes over physical media! The study goes on to claim DVD’s market share which currently stands at just over 97% will be lost to Blu-ray which take the market at 59.7% by 2014. Wade Holden of SNL Kagan had this to say, “Blu-ray [...]

DVD-Download Licensing Begins

February 3, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

The logo that just months ago brought confusion to the internet is now going mainstream, sort of! The DVD Forum is now beginning to issue out licenses for the DVD-Download technology through the groups licensing division, the DVD FLLC. Previously a license was only available for single layer CSS managed recording, the group now allows [...]

Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 02-01-2009

February 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms. Calling all Photoshop wizards, we need at new image for this post. If you can come [...]

Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 01-25-2009

January 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms. Calling all Photoshop wizards, we need at new image for this post. If you can come [...]

Circuit City to Liquidate US operations, Canadian Stores Unaffected

January 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite claiming to be in talks with two interested parties last week, Circuit City was unable to secure funding hence is liquidating all assets and closing remaining stores. James Marcum, vice chairman and acting president and chief executive officer for Circuit City had this to say, “We are extremely disappointed by this outcome. The company [...]

[UPDATE]Circuit City Officially For Sale?

January 10, 2009 by · 11 Comments 

Word from an inside source at Circuit City is the company has until January 16, 2009 to find a buyer or they will be up for liquidation. This comes months after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy in November of 2008. We also assume this may affect The Source, the Canadian branch of Circuit City if [...]

5 Reasons Why HD DVD Owners Should Go Blu

January 5, 2009 by · 25 Comments 

With just a few days to go before the one year anniversary of Warner’s shocking decision, we figure it would be a good time to highlight why those still holding onto HD DVD should considering introducing Blu into their day to day lives. We won’t bombard you with cliché’s and say Blu-ray is the “future” [...]

BD+ Cracked Again

December 30, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

The much hated Slysoft have announced the latest revision of BD+ has been cracked! Dubbed the AnyDVD HD update version 6.5.0.2, was previously estimated to take a few months to develop by Slysoft when word of the recently uncrackable BD+ update was released. Slysoft instead cracked the newest update in a matter of weeks. Those [...]

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