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This page contains all the news items for the month of January 2009.

 

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DirecTV Price Hike

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Begininng March 4th DirecTV will raise thier monthly programming fees $3 to $5 ... Read more ...
Jan
31
2009



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Sony Reveals Ultra Thin LCD

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At only 9.9 thick (or maybe I should say thin), the TV has been crowned the thinnest LCD HDTV ever ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2009



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Circuit City to Offer Bigger Discounts

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The liquidation sale of Circuit City's inventory has been going extremely well so far according to analyst but, the really good prices have yet to come ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2009



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Mozilla's Creates New Video Standard

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Mozilla attempts to create a new video standard to replace Quicktime, Flash, and ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2009



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Vudu's Black Box

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The company has been secretly developing its media-streaming gadget called, the Vudu Box, which is capable of streaming over 13,000 movies and TV shows ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2009



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Acer Hints at Entering Smartphone Market

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Acer today sent out a teaser invitation to various sites calling them to a smartphone launch on February 16 at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona ... Read more ...
Jan
29
2009



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Get Ready for "Epix"

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A joint venture between three movie studios will launch online, offering access to some 15,000 movies and provide original TV programming ... Read more ...
Jan
29
2009



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Touch Screen PSP

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Sony is about to shock the gaming community with its new PSP called "PSi" that is just 4.5" wide and has a 3" LCD ... Read more ...
Jan
28
2009



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Make Your Own DTV Antenna

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Learn how to build your own digital TV antenna from wire hangers, wood, and some ... Read more ...
Jan
28
2009



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Netflix Profits in Recession

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Targeting consumers who are too broke to go to the movies, Netflix banks on people staying at home to watch streaming movies ... Read more ...
Jan
28
2009



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Blockbuster & CinemaNow Come Together

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Blockbuster is joining with online movie service CinemaNow in a deal to deliver movies to Blu-ray Disc players and ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2009



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Digital TV Transition Delayed

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The Senate passed a bill on Monday to delay the nationwide switch to digital TV signals ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2009



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New VOD Service from Comcast & Disney

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Comcast and Disney have launched a new subscription VOD service called Disney Family Movies ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2009



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Biggest Loss in 14 Years

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Sony expects to lose $2.9 billion in operating income for the financial year that is ending in March of 2009 ... Read more ...
Jan
23
2009



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Official PS3 Firmware Update

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Sony has officially updated the PS3's firmware to version 2.60 bringing with it DivX support and ... Read more ...
Jan
23
2009



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How Much Do You Know About Blu-ray

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The British Video Association has launched a new site dedicated to Blu-ray and all of its HD abilities ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2009



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PS3 to Last a Decade

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Sony feels that the PlayStation 3 is in a different class than the Wii but, well on its way to outselling and thriving better than the Xbox 360 ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2009



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No Copy Protection on iWork 09

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In an attempt to battle Microsoft's monopoly on office software, Apple has said there will be no copy protection on its iWork 09 software ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2009



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PSP Gets Firmware Update

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The firmware for Sony's PSP has been updated to version 5.03 that brings with it more system stability ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2009



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Best Selling PC Games of 2008

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Here is a list of the best selling PC games in retail stores, giving us a general sense of some of the most popular titles of 2008 ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2009



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Your TV is Watching You

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Sony announced yesterday they are introducing six new TVs that feature a auto shut off feature if no one is watching it ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2009



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Music Industry to Embrace Pirate Methodology

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Instead of suing pirates for illegally downloading music, the music industry should learn how to prosper from P2P programs and its effects ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2009



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LCD Market At All Time Low

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LG's CEO says the LCD market has hit rock bottom and only has one way to go ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2009



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Text Message your TiVo

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Did you leave the house and forget to set your TiVo to record "Golden Girls", if so not a problem just send a test message to your TiVo to record it ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2009



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XBOX Live Membership for $30

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Amazon.com is offering 13 months of Microsoft online gaming service for only $30 ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2009



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Microsoft Says no to DivX

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With DivX 7 you can encode your HD files and then play them on your PS3 and/or DivX-certified players but not Microsofts XBOX ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2009



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The Truth about the PS3

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Why the PS3 is not selling and how to fix it ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2009



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Circuit City is Gone

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Circuit City announced today that it would close its remaining 567 stores in the United States eliminating ... Read more ...
Jan
18
2009



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Wii & PS3 Get YouTube Access

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Get a tailored version of YouTube depending on which game console you visit the site from ... Read more ...
Jan
18
2009



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Nintendo DSi Coming in April

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The successor to the Nintendo DS should arrive in the US on April 4th ... Read more ...
Jan
16
2009



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XBOX Outsells the Wii

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The Wii may be outselling everyone in gaming consoles, but when it comes to game rentals the XBOX is in the first place ... Read more ...
Jan
16
2009



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Pioneer Stops Producing Laserdisc

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Pioneer has ceased production of all Laserdisc players to put one more nail in the coffin ... Read more ...
Jan
16
2009



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PlayStation 2 Most Popular Console in the World

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As of right now, the PS2 remains the best-selling console in the entire world selling more than 50 million units in ... Read more ...
Jan
15
2009



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PS3 Price Cut Coming Soon

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Rumors have it that Sony plans to reduce the price of the 80GB PS3 in April to improve sales ... Read more ...
Jan
15
2009



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Blockbuster Teams Up with Sonic Solutions

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Blockbuster has teamed up with Sonic solutions to deliver digital content via the Internet for movie rental and purchases ... Read more ...
Jan
15
2009



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Blu-ray/DVD Combo

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Disney has plans to include a standard definition DVD with select upcoming releases such as High School Musical 3 and ... Read more ...
Jan
14
2009



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SD Cards to Replace DVD?

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News from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) hinted at a new digital format for movies to come on SD cards ... Read more ...
Jan
14
2009



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More than just TV Listing

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TV.com formerly just provided information about TV programming but has now branched off to a video site for streaming video ... Read more ...
Jan
14
2009



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The Next XBOX is Not Around the Corner

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Although Microsoft won't deny they haven't tossed around the idea of working on the next generation console, they have a different method to try ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2009



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Voice Activated Remote

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Pushing buttons on a remote can be a tiring process but thanks to Amulet Devices and their new "Voice Activated" remote, remote commands have never been simpler ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2009



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DVD Identifier Updates to Version 5.2.0

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DVD Identifier is a tool that allows you to examine pre-recorded information on DVD/Blu-ray media, such as manufacturer information, disc speed, and more ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2009



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720p VS 1080i

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Find out which choice your favorite station uses for its HD broadcasts and why ... Read more ...
Jan
9
2009



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No More Digital TV Coupons

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The government is out of $40 coupons for converter boxes needed for the Digital TV Transition that takes place in February but ... Read more ...
Jan
9
2009



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Netflix & Vizio Partner Up

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Vizio's new line of HD TVs have a built in streaming box that allows straight plug and play connectivity ... Read more ...
Jan
9
2009



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Linksys Media Hub

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Linksys is here to simplify your digital media with their new media hub that will connect to your home network and categorize all your audio and video files ... Read more ...
Jan
8
2009



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No More DRM for iTunes

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Apple confirms the rumor that songs from the iTunes store will now be available without any DRM from Sony BMG to EMI and Warner Music ... Read more ...
Jan
8
2009



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Physical Therapy Using Wii Fit

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Hospitals are starting to use Nintendo's Wii Fit in physical therapy routines to improve the rehabilitation process ... Read more ...
Jan
8
2009



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Digital Photo TV

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Turn your TV into a digital picture frame when its powered off with LG's new line of TVs ... Read more ...
Jan
7
2009



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Cheaper iPhones at BestBuy

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BestBuy will now start to sell used iPhones that were returned within the first 30 days after purchase ... Read more ...
Jan
7
2009



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Just Say No to DRM

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Apple Inc. will start to sell digital songs without copy protection from the iTunes store priced as low as ... Read more ...
Jan
7
2009



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LG & Netflix Partner to Stream Movies

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LG Electronics teams up with Netflix to a launch a new line of internet enabled LCD and plasma TVs that are capable of streaming movies and shows directly from the web ... Read more ...
Jan
6
2009



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 5.0.7

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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
6
2009



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Top 10 Blu-ray Movies

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Here is the top 10 Blu-ray discs that should be in everyones high definition collection ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2009



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Microsoft Downplayers WMP Bug

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A windows media player bug was found that could be exploited remotely via a specially crafted SND, MIDI or ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2009



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BD+ Cracked Again

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Slysoft has once again cracked the copy protection known as BD+ on all Blu-ray discs ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2009