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If you can't make heads nor tails of the whole HD DVD / Blu-ray debacle but still want a taste of 1080p, Denon's new lineup delivers just that. Realizing some people are still waiting to see how the next-gen optical disc war pans out, Denon has unveiled three new 1080p upscaling DVD players tha

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Call it the Blu-ray effect. With the other high definition DVD format set to release in a few days, Universal is dropping prices on all their HD DVD releases from $34.95 to $29.95. Since retailers rarely sell the movies for the actual MSRP, we'll see what this translates to on store shelves and if w

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Hitachi and Mitsubishi have both announced today that (in Japan at least), they will be releasing single layer HD DVD-Rs, with RW and dual layer blanks to come later this summer. Still no recorders announced, but with their importance in the Japanese market and media now scheduled, they can't be ve

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Along with the 15.4-inch 5670 and 20.1-inch 9800 notebooks that we'd already known about, Acer formally unveiled at Computex two other HD-DVD- and Centrino Duo-toting models from the Aspire line that we hadn't seen before: the 17-inch 9510 and 15.4-inch 9110 (pictured). All four models are being bil

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In what could turn into a preemptive strike against the further decline of DVD sales in the face of competition from digital downloads as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs, major retailers may soon be installing kiosks in their stores that give customers access to on-demand, feature-length films on D

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Not only is the RCA HDV5000 available now, the Toshiba HD-A1 may be a little easier to find in your neighborhood as they have announced they are shipping \"to an increasing pool of retailers on a weekly basis\". Much like the Xbox 360 last fall, the Toshiba HD-A1 and HD-XA1 have been almost totally so

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Even though we've all gone out and bought HD-DVD players already (not really), Sony is trying to woo consumers over to the Blu-ray camp with a snazzy new line of BRAVIA-brand flat-panel LCD TVs, five of which sport the coveted XBR designation, and five of which offer 1080p resolution for maximum en

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Add another item to the list of lustworthy products that are contingent upon the eventual (we think) release of Windows Vista: the Niveus Media Center Denali Edition featuring...wait for it...built-in CableCARD support. It's not surprising that the manufacturer of such high-end HTPCs as the K2 would

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Microsoft is pumping up their support of HD DVD, featuring it heavily at the WinHEC conference today and creating a webpage aimed at promoting the format to consumers. Not only did they confirm the upcoming Windows Vista OS will ship with all the drivers and other software necessary for playback, t

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...is not one in which I would want to live. But that's the sort of world David Pogue seems to be suggesting today in the New York Times. A careful read of the article reveals that deep down, he's one of us. Despite the cynicism about consumer electronics companies and their motives he came away imp

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Dirty Harry is back, hitting your screen in high definition in a couple of different ways. First up is a new Dirty Harry videogame coming to next generation consoles (360, PS3, Wii?). To coincide with the game, Warner will be re-releasing all the Dirty Harry movies -- Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The

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You heard right, these are shots of the expansion to Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, if not in the wild at least roaming about its padded enclosure. And enclosure is the right word, as it appears it will be little more than a standard 5.25-inch PC drive inside a 360-matching box. No HDMI output in si

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If you can't  find an HD DVD player because they're all sold out you'll soon have another option. Toshiba is shipping the Qosmio G35 AV650 laptop this week. It also features a 2Ghz Core Duo processor, two 100GB hard drives in a RAID setup, 1 GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 videocard and HDMI

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If HD DVD and Blu-ray aren't your style, don't forget that there is plenty of red-laser high definition DVD loving to be had. VMD, which claims to be able to use up to 20 layers and hold as much as 100GB of data is still on it's way. NME has announced that more than 100 titles will be released this

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Microsoft has been so nice as to post some information about their upcoming add-on for the Xbox 360, and HD DVD in general. While my take isn't quite as harsh as our good friend Henning's, I think it can be pretty well summed up as heavily skewed marketing-speak that glosses over any shortcomings of

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HDCP may be necessary to play your high definition DVDs at their full resolution, and even though ATI listed it as a feature on their website, the cards did not actually support it. No surprise that a lawsuit has now been filed by some disgruntled consumers.We're no legal experts, but having a feat

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That's the credo of independent studios rushing to release HD DVD titles onto otherwise-bare store shelves. According to VideoBusiness, many of these companies were able to profit by being first to release on DVD and will take advantage again on Blu-ray and HD DVD.We're sure this comes as a surprise

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That's what Peerflix is saying. The DVD trading service surveyed some of their most active DVD-buying users and found 1 in 5 plan to buy either HD DVD or Blu-ray in 2006.Really who didn't see this coming? Between high priced players, limited releases and battling incompatible formats this is pretty

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...all 1500 units. We're not sure whether to check the W or L column for that one, but Toshiba seems encouraged. Although reports previously indicated Toshiba shipped 10,000 players to the U.S., this one says only 5,000 were released with 6,000 more to follow "soon".Also interesting is tha

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