BDA Proposes New Blu-ray Formats

April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Blu-ray disc association has revealed two new specifications for high capacity storage and re-writability. The first new format is dubbed the “BDXL” which touts storage capabilities of up to 128 GB, the second is the “Intra Hybrid” or “IH-BD” for short. The discs are meant to appeal to industries which require high capacity storage [...]

Sony BDP-BX37 Blu-ray Player Hits Costco Shelves

March 16, 2010 by · 12 Comments 

The latest “Costco Version” of the Sony Blu-ray Player line has landed on Costco shelves. The new model is the Sony BDP-BX37 Blu-ray player, and is priced at $159.99. This is the Costco version of the Sony BDP-s370 Blu-ray player. The only difference is the BDP-BX37 comes with an HDMI cable included inside the box. [...]

SONY 3D Blu-ray Players In The Wild At Best Buy

February 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Sony’s new 3D capable Blu-ray players are now available at your local Best Buy! The new 3D models are the Sony BDP-S470 ($199) and the Sony BDP-S570 ($249). Both these models are 3D Blu-ray ready (with a future firmware update), but do not include the 3D Active Shutter Glasses or the IR emmiter that is [...]

Sony BDP-n460HP Blu-ray Player Hits Costco

November 3, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

During a recent Costco shopping trip, we noticed a stack of new Sony BDP-n460HPs priced at $229.99. This is the Costco version of the BDP-n460, but this version includes an HDMI cable inside the box. This Sony Blu-ray player is their first that includes the NetFlix Streaming technology. YouTube viewing is also supported in this [...]

Rumor: Apple Readying Blu-ray Equipped iMacs?

September 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple may finally be adopting Blu-ray according to reports from Apple Insider, Apple is apparently prepping iMacs with built in Blu-ray support among other things. The new iMac was finalized in early September and has been in production for approximately 2 weeks in various Taiwanese factories. Odds are Blu-ray will be available as a premium [...]

Vudu Comes to LG BD390 Blu-ray Player, Other Players Bow Down

September 9, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

We had a feeling the LG BD390 was poised to have the Vudu service added to it. This was because for the last week or two, the Vudu Logo had been displayed on the BD390 page of LG’s website. So when the press release from Vudu hit our inbox, we did a face palm…. kicking [...]

Samsung Adds YouTube, Blockbuster, MKV, Support To Blu-ray Players

September 9, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Samsung has officially added YouTube, Blockbuster, and .MKV/.MP4 support to select Blu-ray players via a free firmware update. Owners of the BD-P1600, BD-P3600, and BD-P4600, are currently eligible for the upgrade, there is currently no word on any of these features coming to other Samsung Blu-ray players. Those attending Cedia 2009 (September 10-13) will be able to [...]

PC Blu-ray Players Not Taking Over

August 31, 2009 by · 25 Comments 

While the success of Blu-ray players and movies is controversial depending on who you ask, the PC market for Blu-ray is not so gray. A recent study by iSuppli Corp has found by the year 2013 only 16.3% of PC’s will ship with Blu-ray drives, up 3.6% from 2009. If iSuppli is to be believed, [...]

Vizio VBR100 Blu-ray Player Unboxing Video

August 8, 2009 by · 8 Comments 

We just got our hands on the new Vizio VBR100 Blu-ray player! The player is only available at Wal-Mart right now, and is priced at $178.00. We decided to debut the VBR100 in our new Unboxing Video Series. This is our first video, so please give us any feedback you have (we’re working on getting [...]

Magnavox Blu-ray Player Only $98 After Wal-Mart Price Rollback

July 9, 2009 by · 18 Comments 

Wal-Mart has just lowered the price on the Magnavox NB530MGX Blu-ray player. The new price is $98, which is a rollback from the previous price of $168. This is the same model player that was sold on Fathers Day weekend for $128. Normally we would steer people clear of the low end Blu-ray players, but [...]

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