HD Alert, It’s in the hole!

March 7, 2006

As HDTV transfers of older movies become more commonplace, the need to announce their air dates lessens progressively. However, this one’s a true classic and well worth a mention. No I’m not talking about Lawrence of Arabia or Gone With the Wind, nothing that high brow. I’m talking about the definitive Golf Comedy, Caddyshack. HDNet […]

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HD Tonight

December 23, 2005

I’ve been meaning to post some HD broadcast highlights for several weeks now and just haven’t gotten around to it. Well enough procrastination already. I hope you and yours caught CBS’s recent airing of

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MTV to launch HD channel

November 17, 2005

The first thing that came to mind when I heard about MHD (MTV’s new high-definition network) was, I wonder how long it will take before their running ‘The Real Life’ in HD? But apparently the format is and will remain live music. According to an article in the

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SNL in HDTV

September 26, 2005

Like many other devoted Saturday Night Live fans I’ll be tuned in on October first, but this week’s show isn’t an ordinary season opener, the 31st season of SNL will be broadcast in HDTV. Given the format and length of the show I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner, regardless this is good move by NBC […]

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DirecTV to add new HD channel

August 29, 2005

DirecTV’s addition of ESPN2 HD (Sept 9th) really doesn’t make the service any more or less attractive to me, as I likely wouldn’t ever watch the channel if I had it, but hopefully this is just one of several new HD channels to come.

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Shuttle Launch in HD, all systems go for Tuesday

July 25, 2005

After last weeks failed attempt, HDNet’s schedule for Tuesday shows that you’ll have several chances to watch and record the launch throughout the day.

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HDCP already irrelevant, AACS next

July 19, 2005

In the coming months you’ll hear increasing talk about AACS (Advanced Access Content System) the new copy protection scheme (reportedly) used by both HD-DVD and Blu-ray, that’s designed to limit or prohibit making copies of the “near masters”. But the studios are wasting their time even bothering (in my opinion) and I’ll tell you why. […]

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Americas return to space in HDTV

July 13, 2005

HDNet subscribers can catch today’s space shuttle Discovery launch in full-fledged 1080i high definition glory. The coverage begins at 11:00 am with the launch set for 3:51 p.m EST according to HDNet on July 25th at 11:00 a.m EST. God Speed Steve Robinson, Jim Kelly, Andy Thomas, Wendy Lawrence, Charlie Camarda, Eileen Collins and Soichi […]

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Broadcom demonstrates HDTV via DSL

June 14, 2005

IPTV appears to be cropping up more and more, whether it’s via VDSL, ADSL2+ or Verizon’s fiber-optic system it seems like telco providers are anxious to start offering alternatives to satellite and cable based HD programming. Recently Broadcom demonstrated the Broadcom expect a 550% increase in IP based set-top boxes. This may sound impressive, but […]

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Mark Cuban on high definition DVD

June 4, 2005

So I’m reading the new issue of

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