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All posts tagged "blu-ray"


Thursday, June 23, 2011

What's Your Digital Convenience Price Threshold?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 08:00 AM

In the tug of war between atoms and bits, how much does it take to sway you one way or another? Digital download or buying DVDs - which way do you roll? I bought the first episode of "Breaking Bad" on iTunes a few weeks ago, watched it yesterday, and enjoyed it quite a bit. Since I don't currently have an active Zip.ca account (it's a DVD rental service) I'd be looking at buying Breaking Bad season one. How do the numbers work out? Read more...


Monday, November 15, 2010

Is Blu-ray Really Missed by Mac Owners?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/13/mac-...n-microsoft-ad/

"Are Macs envious of Windows 7's ability to play Blu-ray discs? Microsoft seems to think so, as seen in this stop-motion web video highlighting a Windows 7 laptop computer and a jealous MacBook."

Hmmm, I really don't see the need for a blu-ray player in my laptop, but if Microsoft was so big on Blu-ray then why don't they put it in the Xbox where I could really use it? That is one place that I do miss it since I would like to get rid of my Blu-ray player and consolidate some of my audio visual equipment. Either there or as an option in my Mac Mini. What are your thoughts on Blu-ray in a laptop, or even in general?


Friday, September 24, 2010

Apple and Microsoft Unite Against Blu-ray

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "The Competition" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/09/22/micr...gainst-blu-ray/

"Apple has a surprising ally in its campaign of apathy against Sony's Blu-ray disc format. Microsoft, of all companies, has also stepped out with a passive-aggressive stance against the standard, as UK head of Xbox gaming head Steven McGill says that 'Blu-ray is going to be passed by as a format.'"

Microsoft was heavily invested in HD-DVD, so I'm not entirely surprised that they're not eager to adopt Blu-ray. Apple, of course, would much rather you bought or rented movies from iTunes. I have a PS3, so I have a Blu-ray player, but I've never used it for anything other than games. I'm much more invested in the idea of streaming content and I believe that Blu-ray, and all physical media, is headed for obsolescence. What do you think? Is Blu-ray, as a format, worth supporting?


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sony Blu-ray Player, Now With Free iPhone Remote

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.ipodnn.com/articles/10/0...3d.ipod.remote/

"Sony today touted a pair of firsts in a new Blu-ray player. The BDP-S470 is its first player explicitly labeled as 3D capable and will show the format in 1080p with a firmware upgrade due to arrive in the summer. It's also one of the first that can be controlled through an iPhone or iPod touch: a recently launched BD Remote app not only provides basic control but will show related content for a given movie."

The app is free and available now in iTunes, and lets you control pretty much everything on the Sony BDP-S470, as well as get info about the movie and all the actors. This would be good for the iPad. The player is set to ship by March and cost roughly $200.00 USD.


Friday, March 20, 2009

iTunes Now Has HD Movies For Sale

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/03/19/hd-m...-way-in-itunes/

"Got $20US and a hankering for lots and lots of pixels? iTunes has a deal for you: Apple announced earlier today that it is launching HD movie sales and rentals in the iTunes Store, beginning with a small selection of titles (Transporter 3, W. and more) and with a couple of big-ticket films up for pre-order: vamp-rom-teen thriller Twilight drops on 3/21 and James Bond in Quantum of Solace on 3/24. Sales will be $19.99US and rentals will cost $4.99."

Choices are limited so far, but I'm glad it is finally here. Nice to have the option even if the selection isn't that large, especially since I don't have a Blu-Ray player, yet. Of course when I do get a Blu-Ray player, the price isn't going to be too appealing. I can get the Twilight movie in Blue-Ray from Amazon.com for about $4.00 USD more that what iTunes is charging.

Tags: itunes, hd, movies, blu-ray

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