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Warner Dedicated to Digital Copy on Blu-ray Releases?

July 30, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

We’re mildly ecstatic to see that WB has been pulling out the stops with regard to their upcoming BD title releases (Speed Racer, Run Fat Boy Run, The Matrix), and their most recent inclusion of Digital Copy (DC).

Digital Downloads Update July 25th 2008

July 24, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Discs Not Your Thing? Don’t worry we have you covered! The newest feature on Format War Central will list the latest Digital Download releases for various platforms.

Amazon Video on Demand Store Launched

July 18, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Our friends over at EngadgetHD are reporting that Amazon has launched a new video service called Amazon Video on Demand, in turn abandoning its Unbox service.

Toshiba Unveils Cell processor Laptops with Super Upconversion

July 3, 2008 by · 18 Comments 

We have just received word from Wesley Tech that Toshiba has announced their new line up of Qosmio laptops which will feature the new CELL chips along with the much “anticipated” up-conversion technology.

Pioneer Lowers BD Drive Price and More!

June 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Engadget is reporting that Pioneer has lowered the price of the BDC-S02BKZ Blu-ray Disc Combo in China by 41% , bringing the price down to 999 yuan ($145).

Slysoft Continues To Outfox BD+

June 20, 2008 by · 36 Comments 

It should come as little surpriseĀ  to you — assuming you’ve been following the format war — that Slysoft has once again trumped the now-laughable BD+ encryption, found on Blu-ray discs.

Managed Copy Still a Possibility for Blu-ray Disc

April 29, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Home Media Magazine is reporting that managed copy may still be a reality after all. The chairman of the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Business Group and manager of AACS Licensing Administrator Michael Ayers disputed media reports that the final specifications of the AACS content protection system would not include Managed Copy for Blu-ray Disc. [...]

Comparison: Apple TV 2.0 HD vs. Blu-ray vs. HD Cable vs. DVD

February 13, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

The guys over at iLounge have put together an excellent article that compares the new Apple TV 2.0 HD movie downloads, to Blu-ray, HD cable VOD, and good ol’ DVD. What they found out (all pale in comparison to the Blu-ray) didn’t come as a surprise to us, but we were expecting better PQ with [...]

Seagate CEO Attempts to Predict Your Digital Future

January 29, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

In a recent interview with Wired, Bill Watkins — of Seagate CEO fame — was quoted as saying that even if Blu-ray manages to win the format war, "it’s a meaningless victory." Naturally, Bill states that physical distribution is on the way out, and that digital distribution is the wave of the future. It should [...]

Steve’d: HD Movies Play Only On Apple TV

January 15, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

John Gruber over at Daring Fireball has snooped through the new iTunes TOS, discovering that HD Movie Downloads will only be playable on the Apple TV. WTF?  Every single MacBook/MacBook Pro has an HD capable display, as well as Plenty of horsepower for HD playback. Heck, every Intel based Mac should have no problems with [...]

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