Physical Media is (Nearly) Dead, Long Live Physical Media

May 11, 2009

Back during the HD DVD/Blu-ray catfight, a common call among HD DVD supporters was that Blu-ray may win the battle but ultimately digital downloads would win the war. This was often countered with “I’ll never move to digital downloads, I want a physical copy of my purchase”. As with many arguments the truth is often […]

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Blu-ray Beauties

October 5, 2008

It’s a great time to be a movie lover but especially if you’re a movie lover with a Blu-ray player. The long drought of anemic titles seems to be behind us now and we’re well into A-List territory for the first time in recent memory. It seems like an eternity ago the calls of “where […]

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It Was Only a Matter of Time

July 5, 2008

While I wasn’t expecting it this soon, I can’t say as I’m totally taken by surprise to find a Columbia House offer for 3 Blu-ray discs for $4.99 in my mail this week. The offer seems attractive enough, you pick of three discs with movies like 300, I Am Legend, Spider Man 3, Harry Potter […]

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Panasonic’s BD-Live Capable DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player

May 8, 2008

In my estimation every new Blu-ray player that launches with BD Live capabilities (like Panasonics recent DMP-BD50 ) is a good thing for the format.

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Netflix: Pass the Grey Poupon, er Blu-ray

April 21, 2008

Well, this one kind of caught me off guard, apparently Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in a conference call said that since Blu-ray discs are more expensive to purchase versus standard definition DVD’s, the company will start charging more for accounts that rent Blu-ray discs. Netflix did at one time offer both HD DVD and Blu-ray […]

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PS3 Finally Getting DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding

April 10, 2008

While it’s not available yet, next week (on tax day no less) the 15th of April to be exact; PS3 owners will finally be able to utilize the DTS-HD MA audio tracks on their Blu-ray discs: “DTS-HD Master Audio is noted for its pure, high-quality bit-for-bit sound. DTS-HD Master Audio has the capacity to deliver […]

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Blu-ray Review: Space Ace

March 22, 2008

Back in summer of 1983 I had a life changing event, well I had lots of life changing events in the eighties but this particular one was walking past a Dragon’s Lair machine in my local arcade, needless to say I did a double take. Dragon’s Lair looked like something from another world compared to […]

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Top Four Reasons Blu-ray Won’t Tank

February 29, 2008

In case you missed it, Computer Worlds Lucas Mearian rattled a few blue chains Wednesday with his opinion piece titled, “Top four reasons Blu-ray Disc will tank”. I’m sure with a provocative title like that Mr. Mearian won’t be the least bit surprised that a few lone voices out in the wilderness politely beg to […]

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Formats: The Other Shoe Drops, Both of Them

February 13, 2008

A few weeks ago I mentioned waiting for the other shoe to drop with regard to Warner Brothers announcing their exclusive support of Blu-ray. Well it dropped, both of them to be exact. Best Buy was up to bat first with their announcement that the company would recommend consumers choose “Sony Corp’s” Blu-ray high-definition video […]

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I, For One, Welcome Our New Insect Blue Overlords

January 18, 2008

And you thought I had forgotten all about the Warner Brothers announcement, tisk tisk. Seriously though I’ve received several emails asking why I hadn’t commented on the announcement and it simply boils down to waiting for the other shoe to drop, (read other studios following in kind) but it seems as if Paramount and Universal […]

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