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 [...]

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 [...]

Blu-ray Deal: Buy Two Get One Free, 172 Titles Included

December 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Amazon is once again having a “Buy Two Get One Free” deal on selected Blu-ray discs. The deal runs until December 17th, so you have all week to indulge yourself on this deal. This B2G1 deal includes 172 selected Blu-ray titles including: Planet Earth, Blade Runner, and the cool “Smile Box” Cinerama version of “How The West [...]

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 [...]

Blu-ray New Releases for Tuesday December 9th, 2008

December 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The following are the Blu-ray new releases for Tuesday, December 9th, 2008.  The Dark Knight Warner Home Video Retail: $35.99 Amazon: $23.99 The Dark Knight: Limited Edition with Batpod Warner Home Video Retail: $64.98 Amazon: $46.99 A Battle of Wits 101 Distribution Retail: $64.49 Amazon: $48.49 Am: Sonar Qualiton Retail: $19.98 Amazon: $17.99 American Pie 101 [...]

Slysoft Set To Change Software Policy

December 5, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

With piracy fresh on the minds of studios in Asia, Slysoft, the company behind the popular tool AnyDVD HD that is used for such acts have announced a change in their sales policy. Now, instead of getting free updates for life, updates will only be given for the first year of purchase. If one wishes to [...]

Lionsgate Blu-ray Movies $10 Each at Wal-Mart

December 5, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

If you’re in the market for some cheap Blu-ray movies that don’t suck (and who isn’t), you might want to stop by your local Wal-Mart. You will have the chance to pick up selected Lionsgate Blu-ray movies for $10 each! Some of the titles were: Rambo 1,2,and 3 (separates) , Saw 1 and 2, Terminator [...]

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,