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… Continue reading Death of The Video Rental Store
Yesterday Apple announced a completely redesigned Mac mini which features up to 2x the graphics performance using the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor, a new HDMI port, new SD card slot and industry-leading energy efficiency in a unibody aluminum enclosure. The new Mac mini is priced at $699 and comes in two options including preinstalled… Continue reading Apple Releases new Mac mini
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.… Continue reading Warner Bros Program Offers Upgrades of DVDs to Blu-ray Discs
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… Continue reading Review: Stargate 15th anniversary Blu-ray DVD
Another week – another recap; this week we looked at Cablevision’s new 100Mbps internet access plans for seriously fast downloads. Another technological breakthrough was General Electric’s 500Gb optical disc and China has developed a new competitor to Blu-Ray, although it will probably be primarily used within China. Information Architects have released 2008’s Web Trend Map… Continue reading GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending May , 2009
China has developed its very own high-def optical video disc format – the China Blue High Definition (CBHD) and a couple of local vendors have just produced 1st gen players. This is interesting. Why? If you’re thinking the format war was just finished, consider that CBHD players are up to 40% cheaper than Blu-Ray players,… Continue reading China’s new optical video format – China Blue High Definition (CBHD)
Pioneer has come up with a 16-layer Blu-ray disc that can hold 400GB of data. Apparently, it’s still compatible with current Blu-ray specs, so your current BR player will supposedly be able to read one of these discs. So who’s taking bets on when the 1.2TB version comes out?