DVD

 
  • CrunchDeals: ‘Lost’ Seasons 1-3 for $58.99

    CrunchDeals: ‘Lost’ Seasons 1-3 for $58.99

    A little personal information about me: I’ve never seen a single episode of Lost. I understand it’s quite popular, though. A co-worker of mine at a previous place of employment was so adamant that I join the Lost-watchers club that she leant me the first season and then asked me every day what I thought of the show. After a month of not even taking the first disc out of the sleeve, I… Read More

  • Sony, Universal begin rolling out PoP vending machines

    Sony, Universal begin rolling out PoP vending machines

    Frankly, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for such a thing to transpire. I think it’s safe to say that most of us have seen vending machines spewing out electronics at airports and other random establishments for some time, so this bit of news should come as no surprise. Read More

  • Can we get it over with and declare Blu-ray dead already?

    Can we get it over with and declare Blu-ray dead already?

    Who else thinks Blu-ray is doomed? I mean, other than Steve Jobs? ZDNet’s Robin Harris does, and he makes a decent argument. Consider the following: only 4 percent of movie discs sold in the U.S. are Blu-ray discs; these discs often don’t play reliably on your more-than-likely expensive player (as I found out this week); it costs a tremendous amount of money to author Blu-ray discs… Read More

  • RealDVD now available for download: Dead simple DVD copying, but with odd DRM

    RealDVD now available for download: Dead simple DVD copying, but with odd DRM

    Those of you in the market to buy bridges for a $1, you should probably know that Real’s RealDVD is now available for download. A quick primer on what RealDVD actually does: the $30 Windows-only program essentially makes a 1:1 copy of a DVD, with the resultant file playable only within RealDVD. (You can’t play the file in VLC, nor can you burn the file and have it play on a standard… Read More

  • RealNetworks Files Suit Against Hollywood Over RealDVD

    RealNetworks Files Suit Against Hollywood Over RealDVD

    RealDVD hasn't even been available for more than an hour and already Hollywood studios are upset about the ramifications it could have on the industry. According to a statement released by RealNetworks, it has filed suit against Hollywood studios asking the court to rule that RealDVD "fully complies with the DVD Copy Control Association’s license agreement." The suit was filed against DVD Copy… Read More

  • Maxell producing synthetic leather covered DVD-R disc, perfect for sports and photo albums

    Maxell producing synthetic leather covered DVD-R disc, perfect for sports and photo albums

    So you’re thinking ’bout going cheap inexpensive this Christmas by throwing some pics on a DVD and calling it your mom’s present. She will probably love it ’cause you made it for her, but why not pony up, and use Maxell’s synthetic leather discs for a nostalgic photo album feel. The discs will start around $11 for a ten pack when they launch in Japan next month… Read More

  • RealDVD: Real Networks gets into the DVD copying games

    RealDVD: Real Networks gets into the DVD copying games

    Hold onto your hats, folks, as we’re about to be inundated with more and more chatter about fair use, your rights, and whether or not Real Networks just committed the worst crime in history. It should be a real hoot. Real will release today Real DVD, a $30 Windows application that copies commercial DVDs to your hard drive. It doesn’t merely copy the video track from the DVD, though, as… Read More

  • RealNetworks Lets You Copy DVDs to Your Hard Drive — And Keep the DRM

    RealNetworks Lets You Copy DVDs to Your Hard Drive — And Keep the DRM

    As anyone with a lick of tech knowledge knows, ripping a DVD onto your hard drive is, well, frowned upon by the "Powers that be" in the motion picture industry. Realizing that, RealNetworks has launched a new solution called RealDVD, which lets users copy DVDs onto their hard drives without facing legal troubles. Even better, it only takes about 20 minutes to do so. Sounds great, right? … Read More

  • Wal*Mart bringing exclusive video content from the set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Wal*Mart bringing exclusive video content from the set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Wal*Mart rules. Why? Because they’ve got a pretty sweet promo going on that will soon become obsolete since we’re posting the exclusives, but we’ll tell you about them anyway. So here’s the deal. When you purchase one of three special edition cover Transformers DVDs you’ll get a special access code that unlocks a… Read More

  • Optical formats; oh how I love thee

    Optical formats; oh how I love thee

    There was a time when the CD was the saving grace of the computer and media world. No longer would it take 22 floppy disks to install Windows 95. Oh no, just one magical disk. But as everything digital, things change overtime, and so optical formats are now loathe as the bastard child you wouldn’t dare get rid of, but can’t stand the sight of him nor his loser friends. Read More