Where NOT To Buy Blu-ray/HD DVD Movies Part I

November 20, 2007 by · 11 Comments 

In this first installment of “Where NOT To Buy BD/HD DVD Movies”, we take a trip to the local Borders book store. During our visit we discover a few HD titles mixed in with the regular DVDs. What we were really shocked by was the prices being asked for the discs. First up is the [...]

HD DVD: What’s New?

November 16, 2007 by · 13 Comments 

We’ll keep this short and sweet. There are three bits of information that are worth reporting on the HD DVD front today. 1) The DVD Forum has officially approved the triple layer 51gb HD DVD disc: “DVD Specifications for High Density Read-Only Disc [HD DVD-ROM (51G)] Part 1 Physical Specifications, Version 2.0″ 2) CH-DVD, the [...]

Deal: Toshiba HD-A35 for $149?!

November 15, 2007 by · 2 Comments 

Amazon is running their annual poll that allows customers to vote for a number of their most coveted products in the hopes of grabbing one of the select items at an incredibly low price, and the HD-A35 just so happens to be included in the madness. However, the difficulty of securing one of these severely [...]

Black Friday Deal Roundup

November 15, 2007 by · 8 Comments 

Black Friday Deals HD DVD/Blu-ray Leaked So Far: Best Buy Toshiba HD-A3 for $199 Samsung BD-P1400 w/2 BD movies $399 Sony BDP-S300 w/ $100 gift card + Spiderman 3 $499 Sony 40GB PS3 w/ Spiderman 3 BD + Open Season BD + NBA ’08 PS3 Game Circuit City Samsung BD-P1400 w/ 3 free BD movies [...]

Enable Bitstreaming of Next Gen Audio Codecs In Your Toshiba HD-XA2

November 13, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

With the latest firmware update (version 2.7), Toshiba has enabled the direct bitstream output of next gen audio codecs in it’s HD-XA2 model. You must also have a supported HDMI 1.3 enabled AV receiver in order to take advantage of this update. Also fixed in 2.7 is the lip sync issue when using the 1080p24 [...]

Article: The Future of Interactivity

November 13, 2007 by · 2 Comments 

Should the main focus of next generation media be the film itself, or connectivity/interactivity? The debate rages on throughout forums across the world whether or not Blu-ray or HD DVD has their priorities correctly aligned in order to capture the attention of the mass market. However, amidst all of the insanity, there is a rising [...]

New AVS Rules Smash Fanboys Down To The Surface

November 9, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

Any avid Blu-ray/HD DVD fan has surely heard by now that the incredibly popular AVS forum had closed its doors to next-gen media fans/fanboys alike earlier this week when the members began to take the whole “war” a bit too seriously and actually threatened physical harm against their opposition. Well, AVS has re-opened the Blu-ray/HD [...]

Blu-ray Disc Title Count Exceeds HD DVD Again

November 9, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Home Media Magazine is reporting that the Blu-ray Disc title count once again exceeds the HD DVD title count for the first time since Paramount stopped manufacturing Blu-ray titles. According to The DVD Release Report, the total number of Blu-ray titles for the week ending October 31 is 332, compared to a 328 total for [...]

500,000 HD DVD Standalone Players by the End of November?

November 8, 2007 by · 18 Comments 

Not that it should come as any surprise to anyone, but the recent three day retail war over Toshiba’s entry level player, the HD-A2, has had a significant effect on the volume of players sold in record amount of time. Regardless of the details surrounding this unprecedented sale, one thing is for certain, the HD [...]

Best Buy HD DVD/Blu-ray Software Sale Online/In-Store

November 7, 2007 by · 4 Comments 

While many of you might be aware that Wal-mart has been having a sale on select HD DVD titles, Best Buy has begun to follow suit, and in addition to matching the titles Wal-mart has selected, they are offering more titles and the deal is available both online and in-store. Best Buy also has selected [...]

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