• HD VMD to take on Blu-ray, HD DVD

    …and I say "take on" loosely, although this is going to be interesting to watch. A company called New Medium Enterprises (NME) has manufactured a "low-cost true high definition solution" that uses standard red lasers found in today’s CD and DVD players. The format is called "HD VMD" or High Definition Versatile Multilayer Disc. Read More

  • Acer offers PC with Blu-ray/HD DVD combo drive

    Australian? Not sure whether to go with Blu-ray or HD DVD? Who cares? Not exactly "new" news but Acer recently released a computer in your neck of the woods with a combo drive made by LG. Expect other computer makers to follow suit. This is why the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD thing doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. It’s going to end up being the same situation as… Read More

  • HD DVD camp forms group to promote interactivity

    Say hello to the new Advanced Interactivity Consortium. Its goal is to promote "superior interactivity for a wide range of next-generation consumer devices, digital content and distribution scenarios [and] maximize consumer satisfaction worldwide by accelerating industrywide adoption of advanced interactivity and interoperability across a broad array of HD DVD products." Read More

  • HD DVD isn't going anywhere, not by a longshot

    Call me a flip-flopper all you want, but me thinks HD DVD might kick Blu-ray to the curb. That being said, allow me to preface this by saying that the so-called format war is lame and it will undoubtedly drag on for at least another year. The average consumer isn’t going to pony up a few Gs on a home theater system. I think that’s a pretty fair assessment of the situation. HD DVD… Read More

  • Samsung BD-U5000 dual format player delayed

    Samsung’s attempt at hitting middle ground with the BD-U5000 –instead of siding with either HD-DVD or Blu-ray– has recently been delayed to December in the U.S, and early 2008 for Europe. The claims aren’t confirmed as Samsung wouldn’t be too proud of missing the critical holiday shopping time-frame, but don’t hold your breath if you want this under your… Read More

  • CrunchRumor: HD DVD version of Transformers will be transformable, whatever that means

    I’m not sure where I heard this rumor, but if you’re a Transformers fan and you’re set up for the whole HD DVD experience then take heed for this may pique your interest. So ya know how the menu bar pops up from the bottom or you could throw it up on the side? It’s not as customizable as it should be, right? Well, this random rumor that I seriously don’t know where… Read More

  • Watch Transformers On Blu-ray

    If you’re the proud owner of a PS3 or any other Blu-ray player and you’ve been pining over the fact that you won’t be able to watch Transformers or any other HD DVD flick then you’ll be happy to know that someone has provided you with a video guide on how to convert HD DVD to Blu-ray without losing picture quality or having to re-code. The video is crappy quality… Read More

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