Planning on Buying a HD DVD Player?

October 26, 2006

If you’ve been eyeing a deal on a Toshiba HD-A1, HD-XA2 or even if you’ve been holding out for Toshiba’s soon to be released HD-A2, you might want to hold out a few more days, 5 to be exact. If you purchase a HD-A1, HD-XA1, HD-D1, HD-A2, HD-A2W, HD-XA2 or HD-D2 between November 1st and […]

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Hollywood Insiders Second Guessing Blu-ray Support

October 18, 2006

Variety recently ran an article entitled “Pandora’s black box” which examines (among other things) how Sony and the ‘Blu-ray Disc Association’ pitched “millions of PS3’s” to the movie studios and ultimately won much of their support. The article goes on to examine some of those same executives expressing second thoughts on that support. “While some […]

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Format Wars: Strange Bedfellows

October 5, 2006

To the uninitiated Blu-ray and HD DVD may seem like oil and water and while that may be true from a compatibility standpoint, don’t think for one second manufacturer allegiances to one format over the other preclude companies from working with the competing format. Exhibit One: the ‘Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation’ a joint venture […]

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HD Audio, the Second Go-Round

September 28, 2006

A funny thing happened about six years ago, two audio formats were introduced that offered superior sound to the compact disc; what’s funny about this you ask? by and large no one cared. But that’s not to say that all of us ignored SACD and DVD-A, however if anyone was looking for an excuse the […]

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Xbox 360 HD DVD Add-On Details

September 27, 2006

We finally know the asking price for the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on, the drive will

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Interview: Microsoft’s Kevin Collins on HD DVD

September 26, 2006

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin Collins to discuss everything HD DVD, at least I think he was sitting; I was three time-zones away. Kevin Collins is a director in the Microsoft Consumer Media Technology Group, focusing on Microsoft’s role in the DVD Forum around HD DVD and all aspects […]

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Interview: Microsoft’s Kevin Collins on HD DVD (Part 2)

Continuation of our interview with Microsoft’s Kevin Collins on HD DVD. Read part one of the interview. HTB: From there something maybe a little bit more somber, not quite as happy on all fronts but I do know a lot of my readers are interested in pre-recorded high definition content, without question. The problem is […]

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Toshiba Announces New HD DVD Players

September 14, 2006

As expected Toshiba announced their second generation HD DVD players today at CEDIA in Denver, and with one fell swoop addressed several of the complaints from early adopters of first generation HD DVD players. First up the Toshiba HD-A2: •720p/1080i •HDMI 1.2a •Improved Load Times (Said To Be Half the Current Load Times) •Support for […]

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Warner Bros. Little Secret in the Format War

September 3, 2006

It’s amazing the kind of things you can stumble upon while looking at old quotes for references in future articles. For example let’s say you were trying to get some background information on how the studios arrived at which format(s) to support. Google being the vast resource of current and archived information it is, provides […]

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Toshiba Announces HD-E1,HD-XE1 HD DVD Players for Europe

August 31, 2006

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