Brett Milano Posted: Jan 27, 2008 0 comments
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Ringo Starr has never made an album that was less than entertai

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jan 27, 2008 0 comments

Just as Samsung started shipping its long-anticipated BD-UP5000 combo Blu-ray/HD DVD player, the company announced that the product will be discontinued as of May or June of this year, stressing that this time frame is subject to change. Retailers will be allowed to sell their existing inventory, but production will cease. A new model is scheduled to be released sometime in the second half of 2008, but no other details were revealed. Meanwhile, the company will continue to support the BD-UP5000 with firmware updates.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 27, 2008 0 comments
It's the one-two punch TiVo customers have been waiting for but for now it's only available through Comcast in the Boston area. TiVo's recently announced deal with Comcast marks the first time cable subscribers can tap into TiVo...
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jan 27, 2008 7 comments

To quote Professor Farnsworth on <I>Futurama</I>, "Good news, everyone!" I figured out how to answer reader questions in my blog (not that it was all that difficult). Now that my company e-mail account is up and running, you can simply send your questions to me at:

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 25, 2008 0 comments
In a surprising show of support for HD DVD, 20,000 people have signed an online petition begging for the underdog high-def disc format's life.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 24, 2008 0 comments
Here's reason number 37,878 to resent the cable industry: It may soon start charging prohibitive tariffs on high-def downloads to penalize consumers who buy or rent from non-cable-controlled download services.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 23, 2008 2 comments
Abandonment by Warner and Fox has left HD DVD with shrinking support among the motion picture studios. If HD DVD survives at all, it will have to do so with little or eventually no major-studio support. So maybe this is the time to ask a potentially controversial question: Does HD DVD have a future as a niche format--or possibly even an outlaw format? The following suggestions range from possible to distasteful to downright illegal. But since the future of a promising young format is at stake, let's think, um, creatively.
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jan 22, 2008 Published: Jan 23, 2008 19 comments

Greetings to all <I>UAV</I> readers! As you may have heard, there have been some changes around this digital watering hole. Shane Buettner has moved over to head <I>Home Theater</I> magazine and its <A HREF="">associated website</A>, leaving some mighty big shoes to fill here at <I>UAV</I>, a challenge I happily accept.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2008 0 comments
When an older, accomplished actor dies, at least you can reflect back on a large body of work. When a talented young actor in his  prime passes, you're left wondering about what could have been. Such is the case with Heath Ledger, who passed...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2008 0 comments
I just got word from Porcupine Tree's manager, Andy Leff, that the band has the following release dates scheduled for 2008: March: acoustic albumMay: Lightbulb Sun (shown above left) in surroundSeptember: live albumNovember: Steven Wilson's...


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