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This page contains all the news items for the month of January 2008.

 

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New Firmware for PSP

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Sony has released firmware 3.90 update for the PSP, allowing owners of the new PSP Slim and Lite handheld to make free online calls using Skype ... Read more ...
Jan
31
2008



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Watching the Superbowl in HD

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More than half of men and 40% of women will watch the Superbowl in HD ... Read more ...
Jan
31
2008



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Another One Bites the Dust

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Sonic software has said it will stop sales of its professional software that assists in authoring HD-DVD discs ... Read more ...
Jan
31
2008



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version Version 4.5.7

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Vista Codec Package takes the best codecs and settings and allows playback of DVDs and other movie formats in Windows Vista ... Read more ...
Jan
31
2008



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Media Player Classic Updates to Version 6.4.9.1 (20080127)

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Media Player Classic is a multimedia player capable of playing DivX movies and much more ... Read more ...
Jan
31
2008



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More PS3 Rumors

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New PS3 coming soon with a larger hard drive and a shock controller ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2008



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Free Blu-Ray Players

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Buy a new Sony, Panasonic, or Sharp TV and get a free Blu-Ray Disc player ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2008



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DRM-Free Music

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Beginning January 27th, Amazon.com will offer DRM-Free MP3's worldwide ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2008



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Super Bowl to Boost HDTV Sales

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Super Bowl XLII Feb. 3 is expected to be responsible for more than 2 million HDTV sales ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2008



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Is it a Rumor or Truth

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A employee of BestBuy has supposedly leaked an internal memo that expressed the desire to no longer stock or sell the 80GB Sony PlayStation 3 ... Read more ...
Jan
26
2008



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Netflix is Optimistic

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Netflix went on record to say the "DVD" has about five more years before it no longer reigns over the video playback market ... Read more ...
Jan
26
2008



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K-Lite Codec Pack Updates to Version 3.7.0

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The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools for playing all popular movie formats and even some rare formats ... Read more ...
Jan
25
2008



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Entry Level Support

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Both of the new entry level ATI graphics cards support HD-DVD and Blu-ray playback ... Read more ...
Jan
25
2008



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Broaden the Horizons

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The people at YouTube are expanding the range of phones that will be compatible with the mobile YouTube service ... Read more ...
Jan
25
2008



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Pretty in Pink

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Apple has the Valentines spirit this year, as they will be releasing a new "pink" iPod ... Read more ...
Jan
25
2008



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Sony Partners with Hewlett-Packard

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Sony Home Pictures became the first major studio to offer select titles for distribution through HP's DVD's on demand service ... Read more ...
Jan
25
2008



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Am I Black or Am I White

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Sony, while killing off the 20GB & 60GB model of the PS3, have now indicated there will be a 40GB model but, in white ... Read more ...
Jan
23
2008



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Just What I Want & Only What I Want

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Dish Network will start to give customers a HD only option in their selected programming ... Read more ...
Jan
23
2008



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Will HD-DVD Throw in the Towel

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Not sure how much longer the HD-DVD camp can hold on, as the sales for early 2008 were pretty much dominated by Blu-Ray ... Read more ...
Jan
23
2008



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Microsoft Actually Follows Thru

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Download a free game on XBOX Live as compensation for their downtime over the holiday season ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2008



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Jumping on the Bandwagon

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HBO is joining a already crowded market for watching TV & Movies via the internet ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2008



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New PC for Under $200

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Sears is bringing you a new low end PC by Mirus for only $185 ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2008



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SUPER Updates to Version v2008.build.24

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SUPER © Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer. A GUI to ffmpeg, mencoder, mplayer, x264, ffmpeg2theora & the theora/vorbis RealProducer ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2008



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Dr. DivX Updates to Version 2.0.1 Beta 6

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Dr. DivX is an open source DivX encoding tool that supports various input formats like AVI, WMV, VOB, MPG, MOV, multiple audio and subtitle tracks ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2008



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Graphics Card Comparison Guide

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There are so many different graphics cards out that it is quite difficult to keep up with the different configurations but, these guide will provide a easy reference ... Read more ...
Jan
18
2008



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HD-DVD Still Alive

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Even though Warner Bros. dealt HD-DVD a detrimental blow when they were exclusively Blu-Ray, the HD-DVD camp is still producing products ... Read more ...
Jan
18
2008



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QuickTime Alternative Updates to Version 2.3.0

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QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files without having to install the official QuickTime Player ... Read more ...
Jan
17
2008



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DivX Codec Updates to Version 6.8.0.30

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The DivX codec is the standard for high quality video, it is known for its superior visual quality while retaining a small file size ... Read more ...
Jan
16
2008



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A Different Angle

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Toshiba is grasping at straws trying to keep HD-DVD alive by extreme price slashing and ... Read more ...
Jan
16
2008



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iFilms

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Apple's "iTunes movie rentals" now here ... Read more ...
Jan
16
2008



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Get PowerDVD, PowerDirector, PowerProducer and 6 other software for $63.96

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Cyberlink and Digital Digest are offering a 20% discount on the CyberLink DVD Suite 6 Pro software ... Read more ...
Jan
15
2008



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No Restrictions on Web Access

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Netflix is offering unlimited access to movies and television shows via the Web ... Read more ...
Jan
15
2008



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Desperate Times Calls for Desperate Measures

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In a desperate attempt to regain the momentum, Toshiba has decided to slash their high end HD-A3 player to only $149 ... Read more ...
Jan
15
2008



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Buy Online Movies

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Paramount is allowing hundreds of its films to be purchased via downloads to a dedicated hard drive ... Read more ...
Jan
15
2008



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Sorry Your SOL

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Blu-Ray tells their first adopters to bend over as the players they bought are now obsolete so to speak and cannot take full advantage of Blu-Ray's features ... Read more ...
Jan
11
2008



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Another One for Blu-Ray

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HBO Home Video has also jumped on the Blu-Ray bandwagon along with Warner Home Video ... Read more ...
Jan
11
2008



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Blu-Ray & the XBOX 360

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A Blu-ray Disc add-on may be in the works for the Xbox 360 should HD DVD lose the high definition war ... Read more ...
Jan
10
2008



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2880x900 Screen Resolution

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Alienware will release its humongous wraparound DLP rear-projection monitor later this year ... Read more ...
Jan
10
2008



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3-D Television

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Samsung will offer two plasma HDTV's that are capable of displaying 3-D content ... Read more ...
Jan
10
2008



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More Bad News for HD-DVD

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Paramount could jump ship to the Blu-Ray side following Warner Bros ... Read more ...
Jan
9
2008



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Sony to Allow Downloading of Movies

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DivX has partnered up with Sony to bring your Sony titles for secure download in DivX format ... Read more ...
Jan
9
2008



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Movies, TV, and Short Videos Galore

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Comcast launched Fancast.com, a one-stop movie-television hub where viewers can watch more than 3,000 hours of TV shows, movie trailers and short videos ... Read more ...
Jan
9
2008



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Media Player Classic Updates to Version 6.4.9.1 (20080104)

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Media Player Classic is a multimedia player capable of playing various types of video files ... Read more ...
Jan
8
2008



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DRM Free mp3

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Napster will start to offer DRM free music ... Read more ...
Jan
8
2008



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Crucial Blow to HD-DVD

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Warner Bros. on Friday made a detrimental announcement that would solely support and release only Blu-Ray movies ... Read more ...
Jan
8
2008



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DVD Rebuilder Pro Updates to Version 1.26.6

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DVD Rebuilder Pro is a DVD backup tool for making high quality DVD backups ... Read more ...
Jan
8
2008



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 4.5.6

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Vista Codec Package takes the best codecs and settings and allows playback of DVDs and other movie formats in Windows Vista ... Read more ...
Jan
8
2008



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Microsoft Feels Bad

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Bill and the boys said they feel so bad about the connection trouble users experienced over the holidays, they are giving away one free game ... Read more ...
Jan
5
2008



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Streaming Movies to the TV

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Netflix and LG have come together to bring you a new service that would stream movies and other related content to ... Read more ...
Jan
5
2008



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Blu-Ray + Macs

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Apple is gearing up to release Macs with Blu-Ray drives ... Read more ...
Jan
5
2008



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Pioneer DVR-115D Review

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Short review of the basics of the DVR-115D and how it tested out ... Read more ...
Jan
5
2008



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Mobile Video Player

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Motorola brings you a mobile video player that plays live TV and ... Read more ...
Jan
4
2008



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X Codec Pack Updates to Version Version 2.2.0 build 503 RC

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X Codec Pack includes the most used (popular) codecs ... Read more ...
Jan
4
2008



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DivX Codec Updates to Version 6.8.0.19

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The DivX codec is the standard for high quality video, it is known for its superior visual quality while retaining a small file size ... Read more ...
Jan
4
2008



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Interrupted Service Fixed

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It seems Microsoft had big problems with its Live service over the holidays, as a multitude of new XBOX owners could not even sign on to the service ... Read more ...
Jan
3
2008



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Are Firmware Updates Important

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It is quite important to regularly update the firmware of your DVD recorder to broaden the compatibility of different media types and improve burns ... Read more ...
Jan
3
2008



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Wii Breaks Out of Jail

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"Jailbreak" was once a technical term referring to gaining access to the file system and limited hardware, but in this case, it means the Wii has been hacked ... Read more ...
Jan
3
2008



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K-Lite Codec Pack Updates to Version 3.6.5

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The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools that are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video files ... Read more ...
Jan
2
2008



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DAEMON Tools Updates to Version 4.11.2

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DAEMON Tools is a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator that is able to emulate nearly all known copy protections on the market today ... Read more ...
Jan
2
2008



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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year from everyone here at Digital Digest ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2008