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Many of us can't wait to get our hands on the latest HD DVR; the TiVo Series 3, but others are left wondering why it costs $799, not to mention the monthly service fee. Other than the fact that you hate your SA8300 or Motorola 6412 or DirecTV is letting you down with their HD selection, these are s...

September 6th 2006 at 11:22am 0 Comments
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Despite our earlier report that Pioneer's upcoming BDR-103 would be a combo drive, supporting both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs, it appears that Pioneer will join the legions of soulless hardware makers that will not be supporting both formats. Our sister blog, HDBeat, reports that those quotes from Pio...

September 4th 2006 at 11:44pm 0 Comments
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The Blu-ray camp gains a little lost ground this week, but has a long way to go to catch up to HD DVD, which has almost twice as many movies out. Lionsgate carries the torch for Blu-ray this week with a few Sci-Fi classics, but no recent ground breaking blockbusters here. HD DVD has a movies from BC...

August 28th 2006 at 10:47am 0 Comments
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We know this post is a few days late, but we been busy or something like that. Another week and further behind Blu-ray gets in the total number of titles race. The closer we get to the end of the year the more this should change once Disney and Fox get on board, but until then HD DVD will continue t...

August 23rd 2006 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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We told you a few weeks ago that TrueHD was coming to HD DVD in the form of a firmware update and another tipster has told us to expect to see the 2.0 update available to those with their HD DVD players connected to the Internet on Tuesday. Blu-ray fans everywhere are suffering from Ethernet envy an...

August 20th 2006 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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A tipster sent in this photo of a Avdeco TV stand that wasn't up the the task and gave way with a bang. The glass top TV stand was supposed to hold up to 250lbs so the owner thought it would have no trouble holding his 114lbs Plasma. The stand held up for months and one day it flung glass to all cor...

August 20th 2006 at 5:10pm 0 Comments
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We aim to please here at HDBeat, so we have followed some of your suggestions. First we hired a professional to produce the show and now we have segregated Blu-ray Vs. HD DVD talk to make it easy to avoid. This week we leave the format war talk for the end and start with comments and HD news. We won...

August 17th 2006 at 9:25am 0 Comments
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Looks like Earl Bonovich has had one for a few weeks and written a full review over at DBStalk. The review is very comprehensive and includes lots of pictures. The price is $399 which seems fair compared to other offerings, but it would be nice if you owned it at that price. If you live in LA call D...

August 16th 2006 at 1:17pm 0 Comments
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Blu-ray fans were expecting to have one of the best weeks yet, only to have half of the titles removed. First there was Robocop which seems like it may have been a blessing in disguised according to some pre-released reviews. Officially it seems that this was the first Blu-ray title to get pushed ba...

August 14th 2006 at 11:14pm 0 Comments
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It looks like HDBeat wasn't the only one who had a chance to sit down with Andy Parsons and talk Blu-ray. Charlie White over at HDIssues.com had a chance too and wrote up a lengthy article. Nothing new here, they went over many of things we did and a few we didn't. Dedicated HDBeat reader can skip t...

August 14th 2006 at 4:07pm 0 Comments
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Variety is reporting that NBC's "Today" show is getting a new studio and as you might expect any new studio built today supports HD. The studio should be completed by September 13th and in time for a relaunch of the show. This makes the second morning show to go HD after GMA, but it really makes us...

August 14th 2006 at 12:51pm 0 Comments
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If some of these titles look familiar it's because they were supposed to come out last week. In fact all three HD DVD titles this week were on last weeks list. We are not sure why they were delayed, but they are. HD DVD isn't the only ones with delays, it appears that Robocop for Blu-ray was also de...

August 14th 2006 at 12:20pm 0 Comments