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Pioneer BDR-XU03J Could Be Thinnest Portable USB BD Player Ever

09/19/2014, When it comes to portable USB optical disc drives, you might want to consider something which not only looks good, but is also slim and lightweight. After all, it is meant to be portable, is it not? Enter the Pioneer BDR-XU03J, which is a USB 3.0 Blu-ray...

Blu-Ray Discs Could Feature Billions Of Colors

01/22/2014, The world looks a whole lot better in color than in black and white, don’t you think so? After all, I would say that one of the biggest jumps ever in terms of TV technology would be the one that goes from black and white to color. Of course, there are...

4K Blu-ray Discs Are On Their Way

01/13/2014, At the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 last week, 4K was one of the main attractions. A lot of companies showed off their 4K offerings, TVs, displays, camcorders and even short throw projectors. It goes without saying that 4K is the future,...

Xbox One Plays DVD-Rs All Right

12/02/2013, We do know that Microsoft’s Xbox One has not had the smoothest of launches (despite selling more than 1 million units within 24 hours) as there were reports of the Xbox One Blu-ray disc drive failing. Well, Microsoft has since issued a statement on the...

Singulus Looks At 100GB Blu-ray Disc Which Targets 4K Movies

09/12/2013, Do you still look back in the past with fond memories of when HD DVD and Blu-ray duked it out? I wonder how much of a role did the Sony PS3 play in championing the cause of Blu-ray, but eventually, Blu-ray was no Betamax successor, and HD DVD basically...

All PS4 Games To Be Offered As Digital Downloads

02/25/2013, Sony Computer Entertainment’s European CEO and president Jim Ryan was the talk of the PlayStation 4 town yesterday as he said the upcoming console would continue to use Blu-ray discs as the primary media format “for the foreseeable...

Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray Disc Player Announced

01/07/2013, [CES 2013] While 3D movies don’t particularly appeal to me, we’re pretty sure that there are a couple of you guys out there who love the immersive experience that 3D movies bring to the table, and if you’re looking for a Blu-ray disc player, Sony...

The Avengers is biggest pre-ordered movie on Amazon ever

09/25/2012, The Avengers was certainly one of the summer blockbusters to beat, and while it will not win any Oscars for its story, the entire movie made the comic book characters come alive. If you want to relive the magic of The Avengers in the comfort of your own...

Toshiba slot-in BDXL recorders debut in Japan

07/23/2012, I clearly remember the Blu-ray vs HD DVD war many moons ago, and in the end, Sony’s Blu-ray format won the battle – but how has the uptake for Blu-ray movies been so far? DVDs certainly still rule the roost in many parts of the world, mainly...

Sony Cell Sorter runs on Blu-ray technology

06/11/2012, Sony’s Blu-ray disc format did finally win a prolonged battle against Toshiba’s HD DVD format a few years ago, and Blu-ray has more or less seeped into mainstream consciousness, although it is still not as popular as regular DVDs simply...

Blu-Ray Encryption over HDCP cracked with $267 of equipment

11/28/2011, Security researchers have found a way to crack the Blu-Ray encryption while the video content is transiting via an HDMI cable between the player and the television. Normally, the content is encrypted during this trip to prevent piracy using a...

Transformers: Dark of the Moon gets Blu-ray 3D version

10/17/2011, Have you watched Real Steel? I half expected Hugh Jackman to do a Wolverine on Zeus by popping out his claws, severing the head of robots just like how he treated Sentinels in the X-Men comics. Good thing the story did not turn out that way, as Real Steel...