• New Sharp Blu-ray Player And 3D LCDs Are Looking Sharpish

    Sharp just announced a slick new pair of Blu-Ray players, and updated its Quattron TVs (you know, the ones with the yellow pixels in ’em) to support 3D. The new players support Netflix, VUDU and Pandora, among other internet services and rich media-type stuff. Mainly, though, they’re really nice-looking. Pictures courtesy of Gizmodo. Read More

  • PS3 Firmware Update 3.50 Adds 3D Blu-ray Playback

    You can now watch 3D Blu-ray discs on your PS3. Yes, once you load up firmware 3.50, you’ll be able to watch all those fancy 3D Blu-ray discs out there. To be fair, there may not be too many right now, but you can bet Hollywood will want to pump them out as soon as possible. Read More

  • Buffalo Japan Announces Portable 3D Blu-ray Disc Drive

    It’s 3D everywhere lately. This time, it’s PC accessory maker Buffalo, which announced [JP] a portable drive for 3D Blu-ray discs today. Just plug the BP3D-PI6U2-BK into your computer via USB to view 3D Blu-ray movies (not that there are many at this point) or other 3D content, provided you have a 3D-enabled PC or display. Read More

  • Sony Outs Six BDXL-Compatible 3D Blu-ray Recorders With Built-In HDD

    Those all-in-one 3D TVs Sony announced today weren’t enough for you? Then take a look at the six new 3D Blu-ray recorders the company showed [JP] for the first time. All models support the BDXL format (discs with 100GB capacity), and according to Sony, they just need half a second to be ready after you push the “on” button. Read More

  • Disney Toy Story 3 Blu-ray To Include Game, Original Movie

    So you say you’re a Toy Story 3 fan? Well, TGDaily reports that there’s quite the deal coming from Disney when the movie is released on Blu-ray, the collector’s edition will contain not just Toy Story and Toy Story 3, it will also contain the video game tie-in for TS3. Of course, no idea if the game will be any good, but the at least you’ll get two movies out of the deal. Read More

  • Toshiba To Release Four 3D Blu-ray Recorders, Introduces "3D Upgrade Kit" Concept

    As if the eight 3D LCD TVs Toshiba yesterday announced for the Japanese market weren’t enough (three CELL Regza and five conventional REGZA models), the company also showed [JP] a 3D powered and Blu-ray recorder and another three that can be upgraded to 3D via a “3D upgrade kit”. All devices have an additional HDD on board. Read More

  • Back to the Future trilogy hits Blu-ray October 26

    The Doc is coming back again on October 26th. You might remember this date as being significant from the first movie: October 26th is the day that Marty met Doc Brown at the mall and traveled back to 1955. The best news is this release is all three movies on one disc in one box. The set includes two hours of bonus footage, deleted scenes, and other extras. No idea on the price yet. Now where… Read More

  • Is Sony developing a new laser to replace Blu-ray?

    A recent announcement from Sony researchers revealed the development on a new type of blue-violet ultrafast pulsed laser for optical disks. Sounds like it might be time to change formats again! Read More

  • LG announces new 3D TVs, networked Blu-ray player

    LG just announced their new 3D televisions, and they look tasty. Available in multiple sizes, all of the new models include the networking features that are making TVs so much more then just a plain old display these days. Read More

  • BRDA: Blu-ray doing just fine, comments from Steve Jobs notwithstanding

    If you follow Jobs-related news closely (and I have reason to believe that you do, dear reader) then you might have chuckled with cruel mirth at that man’s recent comparison of Blu-ray to “one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD.” Those with extensive SACD collections will consider that a compliment, but the other 99.9% of us felt the sting. Read More

  • Sony Europe exec: 3D Blu-ray on PS3 in September, lots more to come

    Sony has been pushing for 3D more and more, and this E3 was kind of a turning point for them. The combination of the Move and 3D gaming means they actually have a unique angle on gaming now, instead of just a different controller and hardware. But it’s not like they rolled out all the new features at once; while some 3D demos are being rolled out with a smaller-scale update, the big stuff… Read More