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Wal-mart’s Secret In-Store Special: Part II

December 6, 2007 by · 9 Comments 

The latest deal from the mega retailer does include both the HD A3 and the 40gb PS3, but isn’t nearly as sweet as we’ve come to expect from ole’ Wally World. The 40gb PS3 is being sold for $399.99 with a $50 gift card.  While it’s certainly not stellar it’s better than paying the same [...]

Is Onkyo’s DV-HD805 HD DVD Player Just A Rebadged Toshiba?

November 21, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

The dudes over at AreaDVD.de got their hands on the new Onkyo DV- HD805 HD DVD player. They really dig deep into the player including a tear down that confirms our report that the player is just a rebadged HD-XE1 (EU version of the HD-XA2). We wonder who would waste their money on the Onkyo [...]

Sony Announces $399 40GB PS3 for the US Market

October 18, 2007 by · 10 Comments 

It is finally official. After international announcements of such a beast, Sony has formally announced the release of the non-PS2 compatible 40GB PS3 for the US market. The new model will launch November 2nd and in will include a Blu-ray Disc of Spider-Man 3 in the box. Sony also announced a $100 price reduction for [...]

Daewoo Presents BD-Live Blu-ray Player at IFA

August 30, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Daewoo is showing its first Blu-ray Disc player, the DBP-1000, at IFA this week. The players is reportedly full BD-Live capable including Picture in Picture and Internet Connectivity features. The 1080p player supports scaling of video and images including DivX material and has a USB flash drive connection. It also supports the full range of [...]

Sony To Drop 60GB PS3 , Price Will Return To $599

July 13, 2007 by · 5 Comments 

After pleasing some people by dropping the 60GB PS3 to $499 earlier this week, Sony has let it slip that they will no longer produce the 60GB version. On August 1st Sony will return to selling only 1 SKU of the PS3 in the U.S. (the 80GB version for $599). We feel this is once [...]

Sony Drops Price of PS3 Back to $499

July 10, 2007 by · 4 Comments 

Sony has confirmed the pice of the 60GB PS3 will now be $499.00, matching the price of the 20GB model that was discontinued shortly after the consoles launch. Later in the summer Sony will begin shipping a new 80GB version of the PS3 including the game Motorstorm for $599.00. We wonder who will pay $100 [...]

OEMs: Are your repeater-chips HDMI 1.3 compatible?

May 16, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Here is a link to a great **very technical** article on HDMI 1.3 repeater/switcher compatibility issues. We wonder how the consumer is suppose to figure this stuff out, when even OEMs are struggling to understand the issues surrounding HDMI 1.3. Read

Samsung’s 2nd Gen Blu-ray Player Passes Simplay HD(TM) Testing

May 10, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Samsung’s BD-P1200 marks the first HD DVD or Blu-ray player to pass Silicon Image’s “Simplay HD” certification. The Simplay HD Testing Program helps consumers identify HD components, such as HDTVs and next-generation DVD players, that will work together to provide a consistent “plug and play” user experience and maximize users’ access to premium HD content. [...]

Does the PS3 really have HDMI 1.3?

May 8, 2007 by · 30 Comments 

Update: The PS3 now decodes both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA internally (outputting it as L-PCM), but a hardware limitation prevents it from bit-streaming the advanced audio codecs to the receiver. It has come to our attention that the Playstation 3 doesn’t support the most important feature of HDMI version 1.3, the ability to bit [...]

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