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Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 10, 2007 0 comments

Warner revealed some critical details for its Total HD disc format, which will have Blu-ray and HD DVD transfers on opposite sides of the same disc.

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

Tough talk isn't confined to the Blu-ray camp when it comes to sales forecasting and some impressive data on current titles.

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

On the heels of the HD DVD announcements I Blogged on last night, Warner and Paramount announced many of the same titles on Blu-ray as well, many of which will be new releases day and date with DVD..

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

Here's a cut-away of the Polk in-floor sub. Start tearing up the hard wood!

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 09, 2007 6 comments

I couldn't help myself with this one. As mentioned previously, Samsung amazed us by parking these "No Photos" signs all over its booth at CES. For all appearances, someone didn't want us taking pictures and talking up Samsung's new gear. Why show the stuff then?

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

Fox and MGM joined the Blu-ray studios in ramping up its support for the HD format in a major way. It announced that its major release titles will be day and date with DVD from now on, including movies currently in theaters like <I>Night at the Museum</I> and <I>Eragon</I> when they're released to home video later this year.

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

Microsoft's Kevin Collins staged a couple of impressive demonstrations of interactivity features upcoming from HD DVD.

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

In addition to a wealth of impressive title announcements, the Blu-ray association adopted the sternest language I’ve yet heard in offering some very compelling sales numbers and statistics to state its case that Blu-ray will be the decisive winner of the format war. According to the BDA’s stats, the war is already over in Japan with Blu-ray scoring 96% of the high-definition player market there.

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 08, 2007 Published: Jan 09, 2007 2 comments

Although specific products and dates weren’t attached, Denon had a static technology demonstration that revealed that AVRs in its 2007 line will feature integrated Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless audio over HDMI 1.3. These AVRs will be loaded with compelling features throughout the line including advanced video processing at the high-end and myriad connectivity options for portable music players and streaming content. In addition, a separate pre/amp and power amplifier system was shown as well.

Shane Buettner Posted: Jan 09, 2007 2 comments

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