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Forbes.com’s “Bad Vudu” Hit Piece

December 19, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

A guy that is no stranger to internet/blogger controversy, Lee Gomes has published his latest Hit Piece story in which he calls out Vudu.  The whole article is based on his claim that Vudu is hiding from its users the fact that the service is based on P2P technology. He thinks that Vudu is stealing his bandwidth, [...]

Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 12-14-2008

December 16, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

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 [...]

Vudu Initiates Community Push, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter Included

December 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

After the introduction of HDX and passing Blu-ray in terms of HD content available, Vudu has been gaining a lot of notoriety. To keep up, Vudu is pleased to announce a community imitative, spanning from various forms of blogging to a Facebook app! Ratings Recently introduced, the rating system allows users to leave feedback on [...]

10 Reasons Why Physical Media Owns!

December 12, 2008 by · 14 Comments 

Let’s face it, before the last format war was even over a new one had begun, both formats had to fight an uphill battle, leaving the winner to fight alone for “true” reign of the market. With a slew of pro digital download announcements, we here at Format War Central decided to give Physical Media the spot light [...]

Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 12-07-2008

December 9, 2008 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 [...]

Phil Harrison: New Generation Is All Digital

December 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Former vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and current Directeur Général Délégué of Atari, Phil Harrison claims physical media will play a very minimal role with future generations. Mr. Harrison explains, there’s a generation of kids being born today and probably already alive who I’m pretty confident will never buy a physical media product. [...]

BD-P2500/BD-P2550 Netflix HD Firmware Update Released

December 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Remember the announcement last month about Netflix streaming coming to select Samsung Blu-ray players? The update has finally arrived! Dubbed Firmware 2.1, along with bringing support for Netflix VC1-AP HD streaming, the update will also improve compatibility with some movie titles. Download the firmware update here,

Columbia Pictures Slowly Returning to Xbox 360 Netflix

December 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the “lack” of Sony titles in the Xbox 360′s Netflix library creating a mesh of fanboy and movie enthusiast pointing the finger of blame at SCEA, titles from Columbia Pictures are mostly returning to the service. Titles like The Karate Kid trilogy, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, etc are already available for streaming, we assume the [...]

Netflix HD Streaming To Hit A Slew Of Devices

November 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

With the Xbox 360′s Netflix streaming going live just days ago, Netflix has already made public plans to bring the service to more devices. Samsung’s BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 will be first to receive the free update with the LG BD300 following suite in December. No word on when the Roku device will get the upgrade [...]

Blockbuster Unveils Set Top Box

November 29, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Remember that set top box Blockbuster teased during their latest conference call? It has finally been revealed! Dubbed the “MediaPoint”, the box will allow users to progressively playback DVD quality video directly to their living rooms. The box is essentially free for those who rent 25 movies from Blockbusters video service with a total value [...]

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