Toshiba Moving Forward on 45GB HD DVD Discs

August 31, 2006

I have to say this bit of news took me by surprise, I assumed Toshiba had relegated their 45GB discs to the PC world and were firmly entrenched in the idea that 30GB’s would become their maximum capacity for pre-recorded HD DVD content, not according to Jim Armour of Toshiba. DVD Times was lucky enough […]

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Lite-On announces HD DVD Player

August 29, 2006

I first heard mention of Lite-On working on a HD DVD (and Blu-ray) player several weeks ago but without firm confirmation or even the vaguest details; I wanted to wait a bit before commenting. For those unfamiliar with the company, Lite-On manufactures DVD-R and OEM DVD drives (among other things) and employs 35,000 people worldwide. […]

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The High Definition DVD Advertising Blitz

August 24, 2006

Recently I ran across an article by Craig Birkmaier over at Broadcast Engineering that really struck a lot of good points. Craig rightfully points out that sports and not movies have proved the killer app (thus far) in convincing consumers that it’s time for a HDTV. It’s not that the idea of pre-recorded HD movies […]

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Format Wars: The First Six Weeks

August 16, 2006

File this one under the no-real-shocker heading but some retailers are already reporting that in the first six weeks HD DVD and Blu-ray were available to consumers, neither set any new sales records. It’s a bit odd to even report on what everyone and their brother predicted as a given but there are some interesting […]

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Widescreen Review & Joe Kane on Blu-ray

August 15, 2006

In the latest Widescreen Review newsletter Managing Editor Danny Richelieu and Editor-In-Chief/Publisher Gary Reber, recap a recent phone conversation with WSR Contributing Editor Joe Kane. Many of you no doubt will remember some of the controversy Mr. Kane incited surrounding his interview with CineNow but much of what was discussed in the WSR phone interview […]

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Format Wars: A Different Perspective

August 1, 2006

You know where I stand on Blu-ray and HD DVD, we can even see what other consumers have to say in the format war but there’s another group that needs to be heard from as well. The manufacturers and retailers of both HD DVD and Blu-ray offer their own views on the format war in […]

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Format Wars: Fox Bullish On DVD and Blu-ray

July 28, 2006

Fox Home Entertainment’s Worldwide President, Mike Dunn recently spoke with Home Media Retailing on a variety of entertainment mediums but of course his comments on Blu-ray were what I found most interesting. The in-depth interview by HMR’s Erik Gruenwedel starts out with questions on the maturing DVD industry, Fox’s 2006 theatrical releases, digital downloads and […]

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Toshiba’s HD DVD Recorder Now Available (in Japan)

July 27, 2006

After a two week delay Toshiba’s RD-A1, 1-terabyte hard disk, 1080p HD DVD recorder is The RD-A1 was originally scheduled for launch on July 14th but was pushed back due to “production delays”. Back on June 22nd the announcement of the RD-A1 HD DVD recorder caused quite a bit of buzz with features like: 1TB […]

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Netflix CEO: Format War a Stalemate

July 25, 2006

I want to thank Davis Freeburg over at ThomasHawk.com for not only making a legitimate case for boycott’s in the format war but for one hell of great take on Reed Hastings (CEO of Netflix) comments on the format war. During yesterday’s Q2 2006 earnings conference call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said: “Our view is […]

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Format Wars: Boycotts Aren’t the Answer

July 21, 2006

I nearly titled this post ‘Boycott PC Magazine’ but figured that might have been a little over reactionary. However when a publication that claims to be “The Independent Guide to Technology” calls for the boycott of both Blu-ray and HD DVD I have to wonder, exactly who do they expect to develop new technologies? I […]

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