90k HD DVD Players Sold in 72 Hours

November 7, 2007

In case the headline alone didn’t strike you as impressive, that’s roughly as many BDP-S300’s (the best selling standalone Blu-ray player to date) Sony has sold since they launched the player back in July. People can argue all they want as to whether “price matters” or “content is king” but it’s pretty apparent that sales […]

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HD DVD Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

October 26, 2007

I’m a huge fan of ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ with that however I’m well aware the film isn’t for everyone, but know this review is coming from a fan’s perspective. It didn’t take me five minutes from the time I received the HD DVD of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ to get it out of the […]

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HD DVD Review: Transformers

October 19, 2007

I have a confession to make, nothing sinister mind you, it’s just that growing up I never was a huge Transformers fan. Sure I liked them, even had a few if I remember correctly but there were always shows, stories or characters I held to a higher light. Perhaps it was due to the fact […]

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Universal Preps Online HD DVD Features

August 30, 2007

Browsing my usual run of sites yesterday I ran across something from Universal Studios that could pan out to be quite interesting. As many of you have known for sometime now, certain upcoming HD DVD titles will incorporate web enabled features above and beyond the once its printed, it’s done model of DVD extras and […]

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Goodbye Format War Hello Demographic War Paramount Goes HD DVD Exclusive

August 20, 2007

Owning both a Blu-ray and HD DVD player has afforded me something I never really factored-in at the onset, the little trivial ups and downs of the “format war” are pretty insignificant on a day to day basis when you can player either format at will. That’s not to say I don’t still keep up […]

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New HD DVD Promotion & Lower Cost Blu-ray Player

May 16, 2007

As if the 5 free HD DVD movie incentives weren’t enough; Toshiba is ready to tempt the HD DVD curious just a tad more this summer, effective May 20th (through June 9th) new HD-A2 HD DVD player purchases qualify for a $100 in-store instant rebate. But the promotion doesn’t end there, from June 10th through […]

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First Generation HD DVD Firmware Update

April 27, 2007

It’s been quite a while since I’ve mentioned a Toshiba HD DVD firmware update here but this one is well worth a few lines. Firmware update 2.2 (released today) “adds support for certain anticipated network delivered content in future HD DVD discs, improves certain video and audio processing capabilities, as well as addresses certain disc […]

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Two Million HD DVD Players for Walmart?

April 20, 2007

We’ve heard rumors of low-cost HD DVD players from Chinese manufacturers before but this article by way of ‘ET Today’ (I’m assuming that stands for Electronic Times Today and not extraterrestrial) states that Walmart has placed an order for two million HD DVD players with “Fukuhiko Electronics” a Taiwan based OEM equipment manufacturer for other […]

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My Choice in the Format War – One Year Later

April 7, 2007

The real question remains, how much are you willing to invest in the hardware to get the HD-disc ball rolling? Because with what would appear to be the second manufacturer entering into the dual-format player arena, its relatively safe to say that whether you buy your discs in blue cases or red cases, you’re in no danger of not being able to play them for years to come. This isn’t going to be decided anytime soon, if you’re interested in watching pre-recorded high definition movies at home, find a deal on a player and hop off the fence. Your eyes and ears will thank you, your wallet will forgive you.

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Rumors of a Dual-Format Player from Samsung Just Won’t Die

April 6, 2007

Just a few months after HD DVD’s launch we began hearing rumors that Samsung and LG were considering dual-format (Blu-ray and HD DVD) players, flash forward a few months later to CES 2007 and LG does indeed introduce a dual-format player, however Samsung’s supposed player was no where to be found. The common consensus was […]

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