HD DVD

Direct TV to Offer 1080p Content?

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When 1080p TVs started rolling out a few years ago, “experts” were claiming that 1080p content was several years away from being widely available over cable or satellite.  It seems like they were correct to some degree, but Direct TV and Dish Network are now starting to beta test “On Demand” 1080p video content (mostly [...]

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Sony Shrinks Laser, Rick Moranis: “No Comment”

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Sony is reporting that they have managed to shrink the BluRay laser down to 3 mm. thick units. This will allow for thinner drive bays (to be installed more easily into laptops), and hopefully cheaper players in the near future. BluRay lasers are becoming easier to manufacture at large-scale, and are now able to read [...]

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Samsung Discontinues BD-UP5000, Toshiba Heard Crying

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With so many people ringing HD-DVD’s Death Bell these days, I can barely hear myself think. It seems like Samsung is the latest in the long line of people to declare the death of HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray the victor in the format battle. It’s kind of a bummer, too, because the BD-UP5000 was a nice [...]

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Buffalo Makes External HD-DVD/BluRay Drive, is not Animal

Thumbnail image for Buffalo Makes External HD-DVD/BluRay Drive, is not Animal January 18, 2008

In a move that is sure to mean nothing in a few months, manufacturer Buffalo is releasing (in Europe only) a HD-DVD/BluRay combo drive. It has the ability to burn and read BluRay discs, and the ability to read (and not burn) the soon-to-be defunct HD-DVD format. With pricing and availability yet to be revealed, [...]

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Only crickets heard at CES for Toshiba HD DVD

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What was once a raging format war (despite Microsoft denying its existence) seems to have come to a screeching halt. It’s old news now that the Warner camp jumped ship to go blu-ray-exclusive, but what impact has it had in such short time? Well, apparently, Toshiba was sweating medicine balls at CES when presenting their [...]

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