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HD DVD/Blu-ray Sunday Ad Wars

May 21, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

There are a lot of people that still rely on the Sunday newspaper ads for their consumer electronics news. One thing that really shocked us this weekend, was how bad Blu-ray looked as far as the pricing. With the new $100 instant rebate for HD DVD players, one could pick up a new HD-A2 for [...]

HD DVD/Blu-ray Disc Review Indexing Site

May 16, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

HDDb.net is a new site from the guys at upcomingdiscs.com. The site indexes HD DVD/Blu-ray disc reviews from lots of other sites. HDDb.net also includes individual RSS disc review feeds for each format. HDDb.net Blu-ray Review Feed HD DVD Review Feed

Cliffs Notes: HD Audio Formats

May 16, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Here is a quick breakdown of the audio formats used by HD DVD/Blu-ray.

The Matrix HD DVD Promo Trailer

May 16, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Check out the new Matrix HD DVD trailer that has been showing in theaters nationwide. The HD DVD Promotion Group is really pushing the big releases due to hit the streets on May 22nd. Sales on this date should break all next-gen DVD records.

Microsoft Releases Software Update for XBOX360 HD DVD Drive

May 15, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

This morning anyone that owns a XBOX360 HD DVD add-on drive will wake up to a software update available for download via XBOX Live. New features include: DTS and WMA-Pro audio output while playing HD DVD movies, as well as fixing lots of disc playback issues that have plagued lots of users. One thing we [...]

HD DVD Authoring on the Mac and PC

May 12, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Microsoft’s HDi Guru Peter Torr, has a great article on HD DVD authoring options for both the PC and Mac platforms. He covers everything from $40 applications, to the $40K+ applications that the big studios use. Read

Toshiba Qosmio G40/F40 set for May 25th release in Japan

May 10, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Toshiba is set to launch the new HD DVD-R equipped Qosmio G40/F40 series laptops May 25th in Japan. Owners will be able to record terrestrial HD broadcasts, as well as burn the recordings to HD DVD-R discs for playback in standalone HD DVD players. Price for the HD DVD-R burning G40 will be approximately 430,000 [...]

Universal Going Neutral?

May 9, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

According to a english translation of this press release, Pioneer electronics is claiming Universal’s exclusive contract with Toshiba will be over at the end of 2007. Pioneer claims the studio will then start to release its films on both HD DVD and Blu-ray. In our opinion this could mean the death blow for HD DVD, [...]

EFF on the digg.com vs. AACS-LA showdown

May 4, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Our first thought when we heard about the AACS key debacle on digg was, “Wonder what the EFF’s position will be?”. We think digg really shot themselves in the foot, as they should have challenged the C&D/DMCA notice on the grounds that the key was already public knowledge (Wired.com has had the key posted on [...]

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