In this edition of “Sunday Ad Wars” Sony is really pushing the PS3 at Best Buy with its not so permanent $100 price drop. Best Buy is also offering the LG HD DVD/Blu-ray combo player for $1199 including 10 free HD DVD or Blu-ray movies of your choice at the time of purchase. The new [...]
After our local Costco (Seattle area) sold out of the Toshiba HD-D2, we were wondering if they would ever get them back in stock. Well our local Costco has just put out a pallet of HD-D2s for $279.99. This is not quite as good as the previous deal, but it is still a great deal! [...]
In this weeks edition of “Sunday Ad Wars“, the HD DVD camp continues to push their 5 free HD DVD offer. The Blu-ray camp counters with their own 5 free BD movie offer. Both camps are featured in this Sundays Fry’s electronics ad, including great deals on this weeks HD DVD/Blu-ray new releases!
We had heard WalMart had some new spiffy HD DVD/Blu-ray displays, so we took a Sunday drive to our local WalMart Supercenter to see for ourselves. We were pleasantly surprised that both HD DVD and Blu-ray were given equal space, since we believe the consumer should choose the winner in this format war. The new [...]
From the press release: Using Amazonís CustomFlix, which is a disc-on-demand service, this venture will lower the barrier to entry for independent filmmakers to produce and distribute movies in the HD DVD format. The project will provide free authoring and setup services for up to 1,000 selected indie titles. In addition, the Sundance Channel will [...]
Toshiba has just released a firmware update for their second generation HD DVD players. The version 2.0 firmware update applies to European players as well. The firmware fixes the dreaded “Chroma Bug”, a.k.a “CUE” or “Chroma Upsampling Error” that was present in the players prior to this update. If you are unfamiliar with CUE, hometheaterhifi.com [...]
It seems that Paramount is switching from Microsoft’s VC-1, to MPEG4 AVC on all its future HD DVD titles. On their new Blu-ray titles, they have already switched to AVC from MPEG2. The movies include: The Warriors, Norbit, The Untouchables, and Black Snake Moan. We have a suspicion that Paramount is going to take a [...]
In this week’s edition of “Sunday Ad Wars“, Sony makes up for last weeks no-show with a PS3 front page spread in the Best Buy ad. Toshiba counters with the last weekend of it’s $100.00 instant rebate for all models in their HD DVD lineup. We do find the Circuit City ad interesting, as HD [...]
For those of you that own HD DVD only, here is a chance to get your Ghost Rider fix in HD. As you may know HD DVD is has no region coding. This allows you to import EU, UK and Japanese HD DVDs and play them back on your US HD DVD player. We feel [...]
Amazon.com is offering an awesome deal of Seven Free HD DVDs with Purchase of Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player and The Matrix Trilogy. We feel this is a great deal for anyone that has yet to make the leap to the HD disc formats.