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Death of The Video Rental Store

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at a traffic light by the Hollywood Video store near my home and glanced over at the empty parking lot. This was not an unusual sight because for years the parking lot at the Hollywood Video was always empty. But looking a bit closer, I realized the space […]

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DVD-Ranger Backs Up Your DVDs, Convert to BluRay & More

Now that you’ve got all of your VHS tapes either copied to your computer or onto DVD, it’s time to back all of those DVDs up. DVD Ranger copies your DVDs to your computer; your mobile device, be it iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune and more; or over to Blu-Ray disc. You can opt to squeeze […]

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One-Button VHS to DVD Converter

Here’s another VHS to DVD converter that’s an all-in-one unit being sold at Hammacher. It’s a one-touch system – stick in the VHS tape, and a blank DVD and press a button for conversion. This also includes a built-in HDTV tuner so you can record from your TV/cable/satellite as well. It can also read and […]

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Warner Bros Program Offers Upgrades of DVDs to Blu-ray Discs

Yup, the title pretty much says it all. Ship them your old Warner Bros DVD movies and for a replacement fee (starting around $8 per disc), they will send you Blu-ray versions of those flicks. I’m surprised at the low number of titles and you should consider first whether the upgrade price is worth it. […]

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Honestech VHS to DVD 4.0 – transfer VHS video tapes to DVD

We reviewed Honestech’s VHS to DVD 3.0 product in depth last year and found a top-class product that quickly pays for itself if you have any amount of analog media to save. Well now, Honestech (Honest Technology) has an updated version, VHS to DVD 4.0 Deluxe. The gist of the product is still the same: […]

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Review: Stargate 15th anniversary Blu-ray DVD

It seems like the original Stargate movie was released more than 15 years, what with the 3 TV series, books and additional merchandising that have come since. However, it has been 15 years and to celebrate and commemorate it, Lionsgate has released a special Blu-ray version of the movie that includes over 4 additional hours […]

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VHS2DVD Wizard – Converts VHS to DVD

VHS2DVD Wizard is another competitor in the VHS to DVD conversion market. It presents a simple and tidy way to transfer your VHS video tapes to DVDs. Sure it might not have the same features as some of the other competitors (round up) but it does it cheaper and perhaps with less hassle. Plug in […]

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General Electric shows off optical disc storage breakthrough – 500GB disc

Researchers at General Electric (G.E.) have announced a breakthrough in optical disc storage – 500GB on a single disc (the equivalent of about 100 DVDs using standard technology; Blu-ray discs can hold much more).  G.E. uses holographic storage techniques to achieve this capacity. Despite the discovery, there is no telling if this will take off […]

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4 Top VHS To DVD Converters

I recently got rid of all my VHS tapes, simply because I decided there were only 4 or 5 worth keeping, and I might as well just buy them on DVD if I ever wanted to watch them again, but what if you have hundreds of VHS tapes that you don’t want to throw away? […]

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Amazon’s Emmy Event

In anticipation of the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards show (Sep 21), Amazon.com has built a special page highlighting all of the nominees and naturally links to buy the DVDs of those shows. Hop over and browse the list of shows that you may not have been watching, but turned out to be better than you […]

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