Netflix Charges More For Blu-ray Disc Rentals

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Netflix has officially announced that they are adding a $1 per month charge to all users who rent Blu-ray discs from the service. “Blu-ray movies are more expensive than standard definition movies,” Netflix said in a email sent to customers on Wednesday. The fee will appear in November and anyone who does not want to […]

Kevin Rose Says iPod Price Drops, New iPod Nano, iTunes 8.0, and Blu-ray in OS X 10.5.6

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Kevin Rose says that there will be a skinnier longer iPod Nano that will be more rounded released sometime between now and the end of September. Along with the iPod Nano update the iPod Touch will be getting small cosmetic changes and will be the first device to get the 2.1 software update (iPhone getting […]

Region Free Blu-Ray Players Now Available

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A website is now selling what it claims to be region-free Blu-Ray players. The site wants 499 ($785), for the Panasonic DMP-BD30. The price for this player, unmodded, is around $475 so you’re paying quite the premium for the ability to play Blu-Ray discs from other regions. If you’re good with a soldering iron you […]

Blu-ray Players Outsell DVD Players in Japan Last Month

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Although many people believe that Blu-ray is too little too late (I don’t agree with them) Blu-ray players actually outsold DVD players in Japan last month. I’m not sure what this means to us Americans, Japan usually seems to be ahead in these types of situations and it may take us a little longer to […]

$298 Blu-ray Players Showing Up in Wal-Marts

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Funai has just began shipping their first generation of Blu-ray disc players that will be branded with various names (Magnavox, Sylvania, Emerson, Insignia, Pye). Some of these players have already began showing up in Wal-Marts for $298, super cheap for a Blu-ray player. Funai is currently the largest manufacturer of DVD players, accounting for over […]

SlySoft AnyDVD HD Cracks BD+ Encryption

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SlySoft is claiming that version 6.4.0.0 of its AnyDVD HD program has completely cracked the BD+ copy protection allowing users to make backup copies of Blu-ray discs or transcode the movies on those discs into other formats. SlySoft had promised to publish this release of the software in December but they decided to wait a […]

Future Shop Get In On The HD-DVD Player Trade In Bandwagon

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Future Shop has announced that between March 7 and April 3, customers who own HD-DVD players have been invited to return their players to Future Shop and receive $100 off either an LG or Samsung Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo player. Future Shop will even accept players that haven’t been purchased from Future Shop. Unfortunately the offer is […]

Circuit City Accepting HD-DVD Player Trade Ins

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Have you been screwed by another format war? Well Circuit City is here to help, if you purchased your HD-DVD player within three months of Toshiba’s announcement of the end of the format war and you also purchased your player at Circuit City, then you may be in luck. There have been some reports that […]

Universal and Paramount Going Blu-Ray… Obviously

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The German website HDTV Praxis is saying that both Paramount and Universal are going to be making the obvious choice of switching to Blu-ray. Universal’s president Craig Komblau said “While Universal values the close partnership we have shared with Toshiba, it is time to turn our focus to releasing new and catalog titles on Blu-ray.” […]

Netlix Decides To Go Blu-Ray Exclusive

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Netflix announced Monday that it will stock only Blu-ray discs and will soon be dropping the HD-DVD format. Netflix have offered both formats since they hit the streets in early 2006. “We’re now at the point where the industry can pursue the migration to a single format, bring clarity to the consumer and accelerate the […]

Blu-Ray Outselling HD-DVD in the Hardware Department

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Things don’t seem to be looking too good for HD-DVD. The research group NPD released numbers of hardware market share for High definition formats. In the week leading up to CES the hardware market share for both formats were practically tied but the week of CES Blu-ray kicked the crap out of HD-DVD selling 92.53% […]

Blu-Ray Winning Everyone Over

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“It should be consumer choice; and if that’s the way they vote, that’s something we’ll have to consider,” this is what Albert Penello group marketing manager of Xbox hardware said when asked whether Microsoft would support a Blu-ray DVD accessory in the event that HD-DVD failed. –source This single quote has made the blogsphere set […]


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