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VUDU on-demand HD content coming soon to an LG BD390 Blu-ray player near you

September 9th, 2009

File this little guy under gadgets we need ASAP. VUDU has been tearing it up lately as the company wisely broadens its horizons beyond dedicated set top boxes. The HD on-demand content provider recently announced partnerships that bring its service to various LG and Mitsubishi flat-panel televisions, and now VUDU is taking things to a …

Toshiba dances on HD DVD's grave, gets in bed with Blu-ray

July 20th, 2009

Following a long a grueling battle that forced the company to bury its now-defunct “next generation” home entertainment media tech, Toshiba was left bleeding worse than a naked cheerleader in an axe murderer flick. It’s been just over a year since we all attended HD DVD’s $1 billion funeral and now it appears that Toshiba …

Intel and Adobe bringing Flash to a living room near you

January 5th, 2009

As is always the case, we can all expect plenty of home entertainment-related news to come this week as CES kicks off. New TVs, new Blu-ray players, new set top boxes and plenty of new technology will be showcased later this week and among the first to press release a big announcement is Intel. Alongside …

Benz and Bosch to bring SPLITVIEW to 2010 S-Class

December 11th, 2008

In-car video entertainment is hardly something uncommon these days. Any run-of-the-mill mini van or SUV can be fitted with a nice DVD / console entertainment system for a fraction of what it used to cost, typically directly from the dealer. If you want to give your front passenger something to focus on during those long …

Blockbuster finally releases its very own set-top box

November 25th, 2008

After making an announcement ages ago, Blockbuster has finally launched its movie rental service via set-top boxes. Since word got out about the box and service, the only other option was to have DVDs delivered to your home, Netflix style, or to download movies and TV shows online. Now, with Blockbuster’s set-top box, you can …

Tivo launches a new mobile website

November 25th, 2008

Tivo announced today that it is officially launching the beta version of its mobile website (m.tivo.com).  Anyone with a mobile browser can browse and search Tivo’s new mobile website for programming content. The search interface allows users to search by actor name, director name, titles or keywords and will even incorporate an “if you like …

Signs of the Apocalypse, volume one: TiVo meets Domino’s

November 17th, 2008

Well people, it was fun while it lasted. Green fields and sunny pastures may soon be a thing of the past as TiVo has officially announced the Domino’s widget – a fast food ordering service that allows TiVo subscribers to order from Domino’s without ever having to get up from their couches. Ugh. The Domino’s …

Sony pulls PSP-3000 Memory Entertainment Pack, only offers one bundle

October 28th, 2008

If you were having trouble deciding which PSP-3000 bundle to choose from and you don’t care about the scan lines or other display issues, it looks like Sony just did  you a big favor. According to an official blog post from yesterday, Sony has decided to pull the 4GB Memory PSP Entertainment Pack it had …

Memorex Readies $270 MVBD-2510 Blu-ray Player

September 18th, 2008

Here it is people, the first Blu-ray player to be announced with an MSRP under $300. It might not be quite as high-class as Goldmund’s Eidos 20 BD and it might not be quite as versatile as LG’s BG-3000 with integrated Netflix streaming, but those of you looking for some Blu-ray love on the cheap …

Movie Downloads Finally Coming to Blockbuster

July 25th, 2008

Come on Blockbuster, all the cool kids are doing it. Almost a year since announcing the acquisition of video download service Movielink, it looks like Blockbuster is finally getting ready to round out its portfolio with a download service of its own. No there still isn’t anything new with regards to the Blockbuster set top …