Kaleidescape Blu-ray On Track For 2009

February 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

It appears that Kaleidescape is no longer contented with a player that provides “a viewing experience that rivals Blu-ray” as declared in the downloadable datasheet for their 1080p Player. According to their CEO, Michael Malcolm, they’re all set to release a player that will still look like the 1080p model but will fully support the [...]

New Magnavox NB530MGX Blu-ray Player Surfaces At Wal-Mart

January 29, 2009 by · 33 Comments 

Our local Wal-Mart has just received a new shipment of Magnavox NB530MGX Blu-ray players. The weird thing is that this appears to be a new model, as Magnavox’s previous Blu-ray player was the NB500MG9. The lame thing about new model is the fact that it is still only a Profile 1.1 (Bonus View) Blu-ray player.  [...]

Truly Affordable BD-Live Players On The Way

January 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’ve been holding out for a BD-Live player, and you aren’t willing to shell out more than two hundo’s to do so, Amex and Memorex have got your back. Set to debut this year, Memorex’s MVBD-2520 and Amex’s BD-P1 have their sights set on becoming the cheapest BD-Live standalone players to date.  While you’re [...]

LG Shows Off Blu-ray, Net Content

January 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

LG discussed some pretty interesting things at their CES 2009 press event. They showed off their new BD370 Blu-ray player, including announcing new partnerships to bring YouTube and CinemaNow content to LG’s Blu-ray players. They also mentioned 3 new Blu-ray equipped HTIB setups for 2009. LG is also launching a feature called “NetCast”, which will bring Netflix Streaming, [...]

FWC’s Top 5 Stories of 2008

December 31, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

It has been a very eventful year when it comes to high definition video content. Everything from the end of HD DVD, to the fast rise of Vudu’s HD content library, have all happened in the last 12 months. Here is a look back at Format War Central’s most viewed stories of 2008. 1. Warner [...]

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, 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 [...]

Best Buy 12-14-08 Sunday Ad

December 12, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Here is the Blu-ray related stuff in the December 14th 2008 Sunday Ad. Thanks to speedy1961 from Dvdtalk for the info. Blu-Ray High Definition Discs / Players:   Wall*E >>>>> $29.99   Batman: The Dark Knight >>>> $29.99   Traitor >>>> $24.99 Available 12/19/08   Mamma Mia! The Movie >>>> $26.99 STRCK   Harry Potter: Prisoner Of [...]

Blu-ray Recorders Outsell DVD Recorders in Japan

December 10, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Blu-ray Disc Recorders have exceeded 50% market share for DVD Recorders in terms of units sold in the first week of November 2008, according to the latest GfK Retail and Technology Japan numbers. A year ago Blu-ray Disc Recorders held for a market share of only 10%. It is also interesting to note that Blu-ray [...]

Memorex Blu-ray Player Gets Reviewed

December 10, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Our friend Don over at The Sound Advice Blog has put up his review of the Memorex MVBD2510 Blu-ray player. The player is a BD profile 1.1 bonus view player, and supports all HD Audio codecs via HDMI Bitstream output to external decoder. You can pick up the player for $169.99 from Target online, and some Target B&M [...]

Best Buy 12-7-08 Sunday Ad

December 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Here is the Blu-ray related stuff in the December 7th 2008 Sunday Ad. Thanks to speedy1961 from Dvdtalk for the info. Blu-Ray High Definition Discs / Players:   LOST: Season 4 >>>> $54.99 ++++   I am Legend: Ultimate Collector’s Edition >>>> $44.99   National Treasure: Collector’s Edition >>>> $19.99   National Treasure 2: Book [...]

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