The Matrix Collection on HD DVD

March 22, 2007

I haven’t commented much on hi-def disc releases of late, barring up-coming releases like ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise I haven’t noticed anything all that remarkable on the horizon; that is until yesterday afternoon. On May 22, Warner Home Video will

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Format Wars: Red Herrings Abound

February 17, 2007

It’s been over two weeks since I’ve commented on the format war, new record? Seriously though this is getting crazier by the minute. By now you may have heard that Sony has claimed victory over HD DVD with Blu-ray, but per-usual any proclamation of victory may be a wee bit premature as a good chunk […]

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Toshiba HD-A2 Review

January 15, 2007

Toshiba’s second generation HD DVD players have arrived. The entry level HD-A2 ($499) has been available for several weeks now and by the time you read this the HD-XA2 (HDMI 1.3 & 1080p) should be should be on store shelves as well. After having spent about four weeks with the HD-A2, I’m ready to give […]

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More HD DVD Announcements

January 8, 2007

Ok, I’ve already reached information overload and announced they’ve been able to increase the storage capacity of single-layer HD DVD’s by 2GB’s, which would stretch the formats theoretical triple-layer storage capacity to 51GB. I honestly don’t know what to think about this announcement. On one hand I think its great that their being proactive with […]

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First Images of LG’s Blu-ray – HD DVD player

January 7, 2007

It may not win any industrial design awards but it does qualify as the first stand-alone Blu-ray slash HD DVD player. More details can be found at Best Buy’s product page that’s right the retailer has already put up the preliminary details for LG’s (BH100) “Super Multi Blue Player”. The price you ask? $1,199.99, looks […]

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Format Wars: Dual Discs and Dual Players

January 4, 2007

Wow, what a difference a day makes. Before the first visitor to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show even hit the show-floor, we’ve had two significant announcements in the format war. Today, yesterday I suppose for you west-coasters, LG announced a dual-format HD player and shortly thereafter Warner Bros. announced that they would indeed go ahead […]

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Interesting Blu-ray vs. HD DVD Comparison

December 31, 2006

Tek Jansen of Games Central has posted an interesting screen-shot and interactivity comparison of Blu-ray and HD DVD. Tek has grabbed screen captures from several different titles that are available on both formats. The results surprised me somewhat; not in that one was perceivably better/different than the other but in how they were different. For […]

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HD DVD: Video Interview with Kevin Collins

December 20, 2006

Last September I had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Collins, director of “HD DVD Evangelism” at Microsoft. The interview was lengthy to say the least but if your interested in the cliff notes, Kevin was interviewed last week during a pit-stop of the HD DVD Mobile Experience tour in Redmond Washington. (home of Microsoft)

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Toshiba’s HD-A2: First Impressions

December 11, 2006

Earlier today I was able to spend about 2 hours with Toshiba’s second-generation HD DVD player, the HD-A2. Of course this is by no means a full review (full review forthcoming) but I did want to give a few quick thoughts as I felt the improvements over the HD-A1 were notable. First off the new […]

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Format Wars: Even the Executives are Confused

November 13, 2006

It’s no wonder consumers are confused about the next-generation optical disc formats, it appears as if executives in charge of overseeing the production of next-gen video titles are as well. In a recent interview Peter Chernin (President and COO of News Corporation – Fox’s parent company) stated “Most of the HD-DVD players are at the […]

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