High Definition

Toshiba drops prices on HD DVD players

Forget holiday shopping deals, many Toshiba HD DVD players are now selling for under $200 anyway. The HD-A3 and HD-A30 are going for $134.98 and $174.98 on Amazon, respectively. You’ll still get

CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: "Blade Runner: Final Cut"

Check the calendar, last-minute Christmas shopper. You’ve only four days (if you count today) till D-Day, so here’s a gift that should be easy to find at pretty much any retailer: “B

Vudu set top box adds TV shows, high-def Bourne Ultimatum to its lineup

When new home owner Josh Goldman reviewed Vudu in September, it could only be used to watch movies. That’s no longer the case, with the set top box now able to pull in a dozen TV shows, includin

CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Insignia 26-inch 720p LCD HDTV for $399

After somehow destroying my 20-inch LCD TV in a cross-country move, I needed to face down the task of replacing it. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money and I didn’t need a huge TV but I

Hybrid HD DVD/Blu-ray discs dead in the water

Looks like we won’t be seeing Warner Home Entertainment’s hybrid HD DVD/Blu-ray discs after all. The company recently reported that it’s pulling the plug on the project that would ha

Sony brass thinks Blu-ray vs HD DVD is a 'stalemate'

Howard Stringer (Sony Corp. CEO) says that Blu-ray and HD DVD are in a stalemate. He has to say that, though. I’ve stayed out of the debate since it started because, as a consumer, I don’t

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 so

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 scena

Apple Fairy: high-def AppleTV content coming soon

According to the Apple Fairy, close relative of the Fat Nano Fairy, there’s gonna be a pretty substantial update to iTunes sometime this month that’ll help to bring AppleTV back from the t

Flash Video Player Soon To Do High Definition

Adobe is getting set to support the H.264 high-definition standard, the same standard used in Blu-ray and HD-DVD players and set-top cable and satellite boxes. Most popular video sites on the Internet

Samsung's Upcoming 3rd Generation HD Lineup

Samsung has announced three new 3rd generation hi-def players (two of which we reported on earlier), including one that plays both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs known as the BD-UP5000 Duo HD. All three wil

Helios H2000 Upscaling DVD Player: 1080i, Works With XviD

Still put off by the so-called high-def optical disc format war? For $99 come August, you’ll be able to grab the Helios H2000 upscaling DVD player. It connects to your HDTV via an HDMI or compon

New 3CCD, Hi-Def JVC Everio Coming in September

Fans of the hard drive-based JVC Everio line will be pleased to hear that a new three-chip, HD version will be available in early September. The GZ-HD3 will feature 1440×1080 HD recording, three,

New $299 TiVo Series3 Available Soon?

The TiVo Series3 DVR is about to get a little more affordable, according to a recent Ars Technica article. A product with the model number “TCD652160” has apparently been popping up interm

Epson Ensemble Home Theater System: For Movie Buffs With Tyrannical Landlords

Epson was also in town last week (who wasn’t? LOL!) showing off its wares and the biggest, both in size and in potential scope, was its Ensemble home theater system. It combines a set of Atlanti

Samsung Launching 3rd Gen Blu-ray Players

Samsung’s getting set to launch two new Blu-ray players — the BD-P2400 and the BD-P1400. Each player will feature native support for 24 frames per second playback, which Samsung claims wil

HD DVD Outselling Blu-ray in Europe

The Toshiba-led HD DVD group has just released European sales figures concerning the ongoing battle with the Sony-led Blu-ray camp. HD DVD lobbyists are claiming that their players are outselling Blu-

Samsung Blu-ray + HD DVD Player to Support Both Formats' Special Features

As we approach the release of Samsung’s BDP-UP5000 combination Blu-ray/HD DVD player, more and more details are finding their way to the Intertubes, or whatever funny word we’re using to d

HD DVD Backers Says "So What" To Blockbuster's Support of Blu-ray

Universal Studios, which exclusively supports HD DVD, basically thumbed its nose at Blockbuster in its response to the rental chain’s decision to favor Blu-ray. A marketing manager for Universal

Cablevision to Add 500 High-Def Channels By End of Year

Being a Cablevision subscriber, the news that the company will be able to offer more than 500 high-definition channels by the end of the year should make me happy. At least that’s what the compa
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