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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
[IN THE FOLLOWING POST, BLOGGER COREY GREENBERG TAKES HIS FINAL SHOT IN OUR POINT/COUNTERPOINT DEBATE: BLU-RAY - IS IT ALREADY OVER?] Today's New York Times asks the question, "Blu-ray: Do Consumers Care?" but never answers it, which is...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
Have you been looking for a way to recapture the glory days of your youth that doesn't involve Botox or having someone cut and paste your face back together? Do you want to return to the days of big hair, glam rock and synthesized sounds that were...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
Few products invoke the raw, carnal "I must have you!" lust like Kaleidescape. They invented the concept of the DVD movie server and then wrapped it in an interface that would get Steve Jobs hot and bothered. Let's face it; their system is awesome....
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
Managed copy will not be part of the final spec for AACS, the digital rights management used by Blu-ray (and HD DVD, but never mind).
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 4/5
I've always been a fan of Terry Gilliam's films. I had almost forgotten about this one as it was released in my very early teens and didn't have quite the impact on me that his earlier works did. Watching it now was an interesting ride. It just seems like these films don't hold up as well for me now as they did in my youth. The novelty has worn thin and most of the magic doesn't hold up like it used to. I'm almost afraid of what I would think of Time Bandits, which was one of my favorites growing up. This is a great tall tale film, but I couldn't help getting a bit bored half way through.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 2.5/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: .5/5
Commando was slated for release on Blu-ray quite some time ago but was pulled at the last moment. A few people still managed to nab a copy at some stores resulting in some interesting prices on popular internet auction sites. This one has always been a pure action popcorn piece that moves along just enough to show a lot of Arnold's muscles and butt kicking. It's definitely mindless fun, but it's lost the allure it had when I was younger. Still, I'm glad Fox is delivering more of its catalog to HD and this is a welcome addition for action and Arnold fans.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 2/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: .5/5
Fox has delivered a pair of Arnold catalog classics to Blu-ray this month. First up is one of my personal faves, Predator. Honestly, this may be one of the best sci-fi action films of the 80's and has become a classic for the genre. The underrated sequel fizzled though and aside from the lackluster AVP series, we haven't seen anything from this franchise since. I'm happy to see Fox bring this classic to Blu-ray though.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments
Netflix just announced they'll soon begin charging an extra premium to subscribers who want access to Blu-ray rentals. Now, I'm a Netflix fan from way back - one of the first to write about it in the mags. Still on the 4 disc/month plan (and my...
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user Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments
As previously reported here, Panasonic will be the manufacturing partner that takes over the making of Pioneer-branded plasmas.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
How's this for a logical reasoning puzzle? Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during his company's earnings conference call earlier this week that Netflix is working with four companies to build devices that will play streaming video on a TV screen. ...

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