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PS3 finally gets DTS-HD Master Audio support for Blu-ray

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The PlayStation 3 will finally get support for DTS-HD Master Audio on Blu-ray discs. The high-quality lossless audio format will become available to PS3 owners with a firmware update due April 15. DTS-HD MA has long been favoured by Fox for its movie releases. With a bit-rate up to 24.5 Mbps, the system can deliver […]

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

BBC iPlayer comes to Nintendo Wii

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The BBC and Nintendo have signed a deal that will allow Wii console owners to access the BBC’s iPlayer playback service. Speaking at the MipTV-Milia conference in Cannes, BBC Group Controller for Future Media and Technology, Erik Huggers, said: “Working with Nintendo marks another exciting milestone for the BBC iPlayer. The BBC’s catch-up TV service […]

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Blu-ray population to hit 29 million this year

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Despite growing interest in downloads and streaming, the number of Blu-ray capable homes worldwide will hit 29 million by the end of 2008. So predicts a report from market researchers Strategy Analytics. The BD player population will rise to 132 million by 2012. It’s expected that the PS3 will remain the dominant BD player until […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Internet and networking · Trade · Video games

PS3 to get BD Live update this month, Portable Copy for PSP also promised

March 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Once again, Sony’s PlayStation3 has outmaneuvered its dedicated Blu-ray player rivals. Sony has now confirmed that the next firmware update (version 2.20) due later this month, will make the console compatible with BD Live discs. This will allow owners of upcoming profile 2.0 discs to access online content, including trailers and interactive Java games. Sony […]

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Retailer offers goodwill gesture to HD DVD owners

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Leading US retail chain Best Buy has followed the lead set by rival Circuit City, and has begun to compensate its customers who backed HD DVD. It will send owners of players on its database a 50 dollar gift voucher; the giveaway applies to any of its patrons who purchased an HD DVD player prior […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Home cinema · Trade · Video games

Toshiba says cost of HD DVD exit is 65 billion yen

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Toshiba has lowered it earning forecast for the year, announcing that it will take a 65 billion yen loss for exiting the HD DVD business. The company lowered its group profit forecast for the financial year ending March 31 to 125 billion yen, down from 137 billion yen last year. In a statement, Toshiba says: […]

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Microsoft rubbishes Xbox 360 Blu-ray rumours

March 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Ignore the online scoff about a Blu-ray disc drive for the Xbox 360. It’s just not true. So says Microsoft’s group product manager Aaron Greenberg. He poured cold-water on the rumour-mongering by categorically stating to Reuters: “Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience.” […]

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UK Xbox prices to start at 160 quid

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Microsoft has announced new Xbox 360 prices for the UK. From Friday, 14th March, the Xbox 360 Pro, with 20GB hard drive and one wireless controller, will sell for 199.99 pounds. The 120GB Elite will be priced at 259.99 pounds, while the entry-level Arcade model will sell for just 159.99 pounds. Microsoft says that its […]

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