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PS2 to stay until at least 2010

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Reports of the PS2’s imminent demise, killed off not by falling consumer demand but Sony’s need to focus eyes and wallets on the under-performing PlayStation 3, may be exaggerated. To mark the console’s seventh anniversary, Sony has announced it will ship a limited edition ceramic white version for the holiday season. The model will sell […]

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Tags: DVD · Trade · Video games

Free THX DVD with Home Cinema Choice

October 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Home Cinema Choice magazine celebrates its redesign later this month with a world exclusive demo DVD from the industry leaders in high quality sound and vision, THX. The all-new THX Demo Disc II, which is not available for sale in any stores, is sure to be highly sought after by home cinema fans, not least […]

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Tags: DVD · Home cinema · Trade

Die Hard 4.0 features digital killer app

October 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Fox says it will offer a compressed digital version of Die Hard 4.0 on the US DVD Special Edition release, due November 20. The file, located on disc 2 of the set, can be played on any portable device equipped with Windows PlaysForSure. To access it the user must enter a 16-digit code found on […]

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Tags: DVD · Internet and networking · Trade

Harry Potter to introduce versatile DVD and download format

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The US DVD release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will include two compressed digital versions of the film which can be downloaded and viewed on PCs or portable devices. The innovative package, due to be introduced in December,  will “futureproof the DVD format” going forward says Warner. If successful, more DVD […]

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Tags: DVD · Home cinema · Internet and networking · Trade

Sony develops Postscribed ID technology for DVD

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Sony has developed a version of its Postscribed ID technology for DVD. First seen on CD-ROM, the technology allows for the individual serialization of DVD-Video and DVD-ROM discs during the manufacturing process. Postscribed ID technology was first developed in 2002. Sony says that “following the success of the technology for CD-ROMs, there has been significant […]

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Tags: DVD · HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade

PVR owners watch fewer ads, abandon DVD

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments

According to Ofcom, 78 per cent of viewers owning a PVR device, such as SkyPlus, routinely skip advertisements. 28 per cent add that their use of a digital recorder also makes them less likely to watch DVDs. Only 9 per cent of users said that they watch more DVDs, since acquiring their PVR.

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Tags: Broadcasting · DVD · Trade

Denon announces Blu-ray, first Profile 1.1 player

July 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Denon has announced its first Blu-ray player. The model, due in the autumn, looks likely to be the first machine to comply with Profile 1.1, the mandatory new specification for the BD format which enables picture-in-picture playback of a separate audio and video streams for full BD Java interactivity. Expected to sell for 1,999 dollars, […]

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Tags: DVD · HD DVD and Blu-ray · Home cinema · Trade

Toshiba sues German DVD maker

July 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Toshiba has filed a lawsuit against a German DVD replicator EDD Bizz GmbH. The suit, brought to the Düsseldorf Regional Court, maintains EDD infringed Toshiba’s DVD patents because the company has not entered into any license agreements with Toshiba or the DVD6C Licensing Group2. In filing the lawsuit, Toshiba is looking for monetary damages, plus […]

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Tags: Corporate · DVD · Trade