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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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SV Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
Fans of Pioneer's high-end Kuro line of plasma HDTVs have been aware for some time of the company's plans to outsource panel production to Panasonic. It appears the final details of the deal are now being determined between the two companies. A...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
Enthusiast site Cdfreaks.com published a hit-or-miss list of ten things so-called high definition fans might not know about their favorite form of entertainment. While not each item will make you feel like you learned something new (No. 9 says...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
Yesterday, researchers claimed that the poor state of the U.S. economy was the reason consumers are buying more small HDTV sets and fewer mid-size ones.  Of course, it is possible that they're simply buying second HDTVs for the office or...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
As recently noted in the News Dept., Verizon is pushing its FiOS TV, net, and phone service into all five boroughs of New York City over the next six years. Of course this is a major challenge to the local cable companies, Time Warner and Cablevision. Taking a pro-active stance, Time Warner has already been running TV ads for months deriding Verizon's fiber-optic technology. Here's the scenario: A guy about to tuck into his morning cereal answers the doorbell to find a callow youth offering Verizon fiber, complete with animated effects. Waving his bowl of bran--full of fiber, get it?--the happy cable customer snarkily responds that Time Warner has been using fiber optics for years. What the ad doesn't mention is that Verizon takes fiber all the way up to the house or building served, only then reverting to coax, twinlead, etc. for various services. For my own part, I'm both a reasonably happy Time Warner customer and an embittered former Verizon customer. My dialtone went away, never came back, and the company's fully automated customer service wouldn't put a human on the phone to talk with me about it, though I do regularly get mailings begging me to come back. But what technophile wouldn't be seduced by Verizon's vision of a fiber-optic future? The company is make a huge investment in FiOS. In a country decidedly behind in broadband technology compared to other nations, the Verizon program is just what we need.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3/5
An all star cast leads this troubling thriller about a bank robbery gone terribly wrong. Two brothers with big financial problems plan a "fool proof" robbery of their parent's jewelry store. But things go terribly wrong when the younger brother brings in a third person who botches the job and leaves their Mom on her death bed. Things spiral out of control from their in this dark and morally obtuse tale of where greed and lies can take you.

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