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Betamax to HD-DVD Converter is Already Obsolete

Betamax to HD-DVD Converter is Already Obsolete
ThinkGeek recently announced their latest electronic gadget, a device that can easily convert your old Betamax Tapes to brand-spankin’-new HD-DVD discs. While it won’t handle transfers of DIVX, MiniDisc or SelectaVision Videodiscs, the BetaMaxHD will convert…

HD DVD Gets Buried by Best Buy and Netflix

HD DVD Gets Buried by Best Buy and Netflix
For all of you who’ve been holding out hope that HD DVD might stage a comeback in its stand against the rapidly gaining Blu-ray format, I think that it’s time to count HD DVD down for…
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Space Ace Gets the High Def Treatment

Space Ace Gets the High Def Treatment
While I’m not a huge fan of many of those old full-motion-video (FMV) games, I have to keep a place in my heart for Space Ace, a surprisingly entertaining FMV laserdisc-based game created by some of…

Xbox 360 Ultimate in the Works?

Xbox 360 Ultimate in the Works?
Is Microsoft getting ready to announce a new Xbox SKU? The guys over at Stuff.TV are reporting that the company is readying a new top-of-the-line console model called the Xbox 360 Ultimate. Aimed squarely at Sony’s…

Toshiba HD DVD Players at Wal-Mart for Under $99

Toshiba HD DVD Players at Wal-Mart for Under $99
According to this ad circular that’s floating around the web, your friendly neighborhood Wal-Mart will be flooding the market with super discounted Toshiba high definition DVD players. After dropping the price on Toshiba’s HD-A2 HD DVD…

HD Vmd Players Hit Stores for Under $200

HD Vmd Players Hit Stores for Under $200
By now, we’ve all heard plenty about Blu-Ray, HD DVD and the so-called HD “format wars”. Now a little upstart disc format known as HD VMD has started to ship their very first players for less

Shuttle D’Vo Home Theater Pc: Small Package, Big Boom

Shuttle D’Vo Home Theater Pc: Small Package, Big Boom
Shuttle is well known for their small-form-factor PCs. Their latest models are perfect for a high-end home theater, and can be loaded up with everything you’d need in a single, compact box. The top-of-the-line Shuttle D’VO…

High Def Hqv Benchmark Disc Finally Available

High Def Hqv Benchmark Disc Finally Available
One of my biggest frustrations with high definition television has been the lack of decent test materials for verifying image quality. Up until now, pretty much all of the test and benchmarking discs out there came…

Will Wal-Mart End the HD Format Wars?

Will Wal-Mart End the HD Format Wars?
According to a recent post over on AVS Forum, Wal-Mart is reportedly working with Taiwanese manufacturer Fuh Yuan to crank out HD DVD players for a wholesale cost of just $50 per unit, based on an…

Venturer Shd7000: HD DVD on the Cheap

Venturer Shd7000: HD DVD on the Cheap
With all the recent buzz about how Blu-ray is leading HD DVD in the high definition “format war,” there’s a new wildcard that could shake things up. While Sony certainly has a leg up on the…

Bluedot Divita: Disc Organizer for Neat Freaks

Bluedot Divita: Disc Organizer for Neat Freaks
If you’ve got a big library of CDs, DVDs or other 5-inch discs, this shmancy storage system can help keep your library organized and looking cool too. The $489 BlueDot Divita Storage Tower holds up to…

HD DVD / Blu-ray Combo Players to be the Norm

HD DVD / Blu-ray Combo Players to be the Norm
According to a recent report from ABI Research, the HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray format war will be won not by either format, but by dual-format players, such as the recently released LG BH100 combo player. According…

Warner Total Hi Def: Blu-ray / HD DVD Combo Discs Confirmed

Warner Total Hi Def: Blu-ray / HD DVD Combo Discs Confirmed
Even though Blu-ray has already declared victory in the high definition format war, Warner Home Video clearly hasn’t counted out HD DVD as a viable format. At this week’s CES show, the company announced a new…

Blu-ray Declares Victory in Format War

Blu-ray Declares Victory in Format War
This is starting to sound like the early days of the war in Iraq… Apparently, while we were off living our lives, Blu-ray became the “overwhelming” victor in the high definition format wars. Here are some…

LG Shows Off Bh100 HD DVD / Blu-ray Combo Player

LG Shows Off Bh100 HD DVD / Blu-ray Combo Player
A couple of days ago, we reported that LG was planning on releasing a disc player that can handle both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats. Details of the player were announced today, so here goes: The…

LG and Warner Seek to End the Blu-ray/HD DVD War

LG and Warner Seek to End the Blu-ray/HD DVD War
A while back we reported that Ricoh was working on a optical mechanism that could handle both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. At next week’s CES show, it’s expected that two companies will be showing off…
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