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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 30, 2007 0 comments
Samsung's Blu/HD combo player: BD-UP5000 36725607873 Samsung BD-UP5000 Both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD deliver fantastic picture and sound, and their onscreen menus and interactive features are light-years ahead o
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Mike Mettler Posted: Nov 30, 2007 0 comments

So, Sam, have you had a chance to breathe yet? It seems like you've been going, well, forever on all the Spider-man projects, especially Spider-Man 3. This is the longest movie cycle I've ever worked on. But yes, now I have a chance to breathe and spent time with my family, do some writing, and read some great books. I'm really enjoying myself.

Shane Buettner Posted: Nov 30, 2007 24 comments

Way back when, say July of this year, the holiday shopping season seemed poised to be make or break time for the format war, and HD DVD in particular. Blu-ray was rolling along, outselling HD DVD handily in software, and looking to a holiday season with a broad number of exclusive to the format titles that would mop the floor with poor HD DVD, and leave it in the scrap heap next to the BetaMax.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2007 0 comments
You say you've (re)discovered vinyl? Fuhgeddaboudit! The LP simply isn't old-fangled enough. To really go reelin' in the years, it seems, you must go all the way back to open-reel tape! The Tape Project, a label for reissuing recordings on...
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Fred Manteghian Posted: Nov 28, 2007 0 comments

Do you find that others in your home don't bond with electronics as well as you do? Do you get calls at work that start with "how do I . . ." and end with "your [optional expletive deletive] [brand and function of your last electronic purchase]?

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Posted: Nov 27, 2007 0 comments

Black Friday was apparently very good to HD DVD. Riding another wave of deep discount sales on the day after Thanksgiving, the HD DVD group, citing "retailer reports and other point of sale data," issued a press release claiming 750,000 dedicated HD DVD players have been sold.

Mike Mettler Posted: Nov 26, 2007 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton Posted: Nov 26, 2007 0 comments

We've almost become jaded with the rapid rollover of high-definition disc players. Some manufacturers are now on third generation models, and ready to launch a fourth generation at the January 2008 CES. But even with that, Panasonic surprised everyone a few short weeks ago with the announcement of the DMP-BD30, its second-generation design. While a number of significant mid-year revisions to the DMP-BD10, the company's first player, resulted in its re-badging as the DMP-BD10AK, it remained essentially the same design throughout production.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2007 0 comments
I've always been intrigued by the electronic book, but none of the models that has hit the market to date--from Sony, RCA and others--has jazzed me enough to want to invest in the medium. After all, I like books. I like to store them on a shelf...
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Fred Manteghian Posted: Nov 24, 2007 1 comments

Saturday morning and the cable modem craps out. I hook up the Blackberry to my laptop and pull over into the truck lane of the Information Highway.

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