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HD-DVD

ViewSonic VT2430 LCD HDTV

by Johan on December 16, 2008

ViewSonic VT2430 LCD HDTV

ViewSonic has recently released its 24 inch LCD HDTV known as the VT2430. It boasts 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 nits of brightness, integrated ATSC/NTSC/QAM TV tuner, HDMI 1.3 (with HDCP), VGA, Component, S-Video, Composite, and TV/cable input, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. You can purchase this LCD HDTV for an affordable $399 each. [Viewsonic]

Hitachi DZ-BD10H HD Camcorder

by Isaiah on July 24, 2008

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Hitachi has announced its new Full HD camera, the DZ-BD10H, which will be available on August 9th in japan for 160,000 Yen ($ 1600). This new camera will feature a 7 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 10X optical zoom lens, 2.7 inch screen, image stabilizer and a brand new technology which can recognize upto 5 face simultaneously and adjust the focusing, exposure etc for best image quality. The onboard 30GB hard drive can accommodate 4 hours 30 minutes of HD video, Blu-Ray takes an hour of recording and a 32GB SDHC card can record 4 hours 25 minutes of full HD video. [Akihabara vie The Digital Camera Blog]

Ford Focus RS VS. Ford Escort Cosworth

by Nicole on April 14, 2008

In this Fifth Fear video, Vicki Butler-Henderson puts the Ford Focus RS against the Ford Escort Cosworth. Video after the jump. [Techeblog] Read more

Netflix Drops HD-DVD

by Nicole on February 11, 2008

Netflix Drops HD DVD

Netflix has announced that it won’t be selling HD-DVD movies on mail-based subscriptions. So Blu-ray will be the only high definition format available. While HD-DVD titles can still be rented, Netflix won’t be adding more HD-DVD’s to their catalog and will phase out the format once the discs are done with their rental cycle.

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Plextor Blu-ray / HD DVD Combo Drives

by Nicole on February 8, 2008

Plextor Blu-ray / HD DVD Combo Drives

Plextor will release two new Blu-Ray / HD DVD combo drives. The PX-B920SA writes to BD-R at 4x speeds, DVDs at 16x, and CD-Rs at 40x, and reads HD DVD, while the PX-B300SA lacks the BD-R capabilities and just writes to DVD and CD. Both drives are expected to drop this month according to Plextor. Pricing is still unknown.

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Buffalo Launches External HD-DVD and Blu-Ray

by Nicole on January 18, 2008

Buffalo External Hard Drive

Buffalo is dropping a series of external optical devices in Europe. This model features a HD-DVD/Blu-Ray combo drive. The drive can write Blu-Ray discs and reads HD-DVD. Expect Buffalo to launch this drive in March in Europe, price is still unknown.

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LifeStation HD With Blu-Ray and HD-DVD

by Nicole on December 20, 2007

LifeStation HD With Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Combo

LifeStation box features Windows Media Center (integrated in Vista) and has a Blu-Ray/HD-DVD combo. The case is aluminum and uses passive cooling, so no fans built in along with 1.5TB of storage. Price is still unknown, but you can get more info from Passive’s site.

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Zebra Blu-Ray/HD DVD Player

by Nicole on December 13, 2007

Zebra Blu-Ray/HD DVD Player

Addonics Technologies released the Zebra Blu-Ray/ HD-DVD player. Which is also an optical storage solution which allows you to play movies in both video formats. The Zebra also does standard DVDs and CDs in different file formats and burns DVD±R/RW and CDRW media,you can choose from a high speed eSATA connection or a combination eSATA and USB 2.0 interface, depending on what you need at the time. The ESATA version is going for $409 and $429 with the version that has USB 2.0 connectivity as well.

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Venturer SHD7000 HD DVD Player

by Johan on November 29, 2007

Venturer SHD7000 HD DVD Player

Here is a new HD DVD player from Venturer. The SHD7000 claims to be one of the cheapest HD DVD players. Priced at around $200, the player has a maximum output of 1080i, support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD in 5.1-channel surround, outputs through HDMI, and uses Ethernet connections for updates or Internet-based special movie features.

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Toshiba Vardia RD-A301 HD DVD Recorder With HDD

Toshiba Japan has unveiled the new Vardia RD-A301 HD DVD recorder that records on HD-DVD and provides an internal 300GB hard drive for recording HD content. The device is also able to record your HD content on DVD discs. Other features include dual TV tuner analog / digital, an Ethernet port, HDMI out and S-Video. The Toshiba Vardia RD-A301 will be available by mid December in Japan for $870. A Transformers toy is also included in the package as a complimentary gift.

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