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This page contains all the news items for the month of April 2006.

 

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HC Encoder Update

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Version 0.18 released ... Read more ...
Apr
30
2006






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Nero 7 + Blu-ray Update

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Nero 7 now enables Blu-ray data recording ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2006



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Pioneer Blu-ray Recorder

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Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray recorder is out! ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2006



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PS3 = $399

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Real price will be announced on May 8 ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2006



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"Wii", Nintendo's New Game Console

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"Wii, which it said is pronounced "we" to emphasize that the console is for everyone. ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2006



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DELL to Start Using Linux OS

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Did DELL finally get smart? ... Read more ...
Apr
27
2006



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Opinions on HD-DVD

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Consumers like HD but, want more content ... Read more ...
Apr
27
2006



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More Than Enough Space!

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Seagate announces its new 750GB hard drive ... Read more ...
Apr
27
2006



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Warner Brings You Hybrid HD DVD

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HD DVD content on one side and standard-DVD content on the other ... Read more ...
Apr
26
2006



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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is Here

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Bye Bye IE 6 ... Read more ...
Apr
26
2006



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DMCA Now Has Teeth

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And it won't be afraid to bite you....or send you to prison for 10 years ... Read more ...
Apr
26
2006



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Sony PSP Firmware Update

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New hardware update for Sony's handheld adds support for AAC audio, Macromedia Flash, podcasts, and LocationFree TV ... Read more ...
Apr
26
2006






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DivX Updates Again

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DivX 6.2.2 is now available ... Read more ...
Apr
25
2006



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Microsoft New Anti-Piracy Tool

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Starting Tuesday, the software maker will push out a test tool that checks whether the copy of Windows is properly licensed. ... Read more ...
Apr
25
2006



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Warner Studios Try Something New

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Warner has decided that the only way to kill off DVD pirates is to undercut them ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2006



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RIAA is Grasping at Straws Now

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RIAA sues a family for sharing files over the Internet but, the family doesn't even own a computer ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2006



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VSO Software Updates

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Some bug fixes and small improvements to ConvertXtoDVD and updates to other VSO programs ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2006



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Can't Decide on Which HD Format to Buy?

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Why waste money, buy a dual format player that plays both HD-DVD and Blu-ray disc's ... Read more ...
Apr
23
2006



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Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix Other Patch

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Fiddle with the registry or wait a few days ... Read more ...
Apr
23
2006



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Fast Forwarding Commercials

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Would you pay to be able to fast forward through them? Philips is betting you will ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2006



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Opera 9 Browser

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Now available for a public beta test ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2006



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PS2 Now Cheaper

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With the PS3 coming soon(or so they say), the price of the PS2 will decline ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2006



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Plextor Releases New CD Burner

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They were the "kings" of CD-R and it looks like that they want to make sure to keep the title with the aging format. ... Read more ...
Apr
20
2006









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Review of Toshiba Newly Released HD DVD Players

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Learn all the details about the format and if the player is worth it's $500 price tag ... Read more ...
Apr
19
2006



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RIAA •VS• EFF

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Who will redefine copyright for the digital age ... Read more ...
Apr
19
2006



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Create Your Own Wireless Networks Almost Anywhere

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Then the Linksys WTR54GS Travel Router is what you need ... Read more ...
Apr
19
2006



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Blu-ray or HD-DVD?

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Which one will win out ... Read more ...
Apr
18
2006



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HD-DVD Delayed Again

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BestBuy & Wal-mart both have said they are still waiting for their shipments of players and disc's ... Read more ...
Apr
18
2006



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Windows Media Player 11

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Vista media player to be pre-released for XP ... Read more ...
Apr
18
2006






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Holes in the DMCA

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EFF reports on the DMCA's unfair consequences ... Read more ...
Apr
17
2006



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DivX 6.2 Update

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DivX released version 6.2.1 to resolve a few bugs in version 6.2 ... Read more ...
Apr
17
2006



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DataWrite Media Review

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DataWrite is one of the higher profile brands of the E-net Distribution. DataWrite media is very popular in Europe and has earned itself a decent reputation ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2006



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DVD+RW DL Still Coming Out

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Optical storage and consumer electronics manufacturers that support the Plus format for DVD recording, has announced the release of version 1.0 specifications for 2.4X rewriting on DVD+RW DL (Double Layer) media ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2006



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Run MAC OS & Windows XP at the Same Time

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With this program you can now run multiple operating systems and switch between them without rebooting or partitioning ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2006



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Microsoft to Release "Critical" Patches

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Microsoft is set to release five security patches for its products ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2006



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Disney DVD Players Explode

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100,000 Disney-branded DVD players recalled ... Read more ...
Apr
15
2006



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Morpheus Fights RIAA and MPAA

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Morpheus said Friday negotiations to settle a five-year copyright battle with the entertainment industry have failed and it will now fight the case in court ... Read more ...
Apr
15
2006



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Reruns on the Web

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Fox network has signed a six-year agreement with its 187 affiliated stations that will let it show reruns of its television programs on the Internet ... Read more ...
Apr
15
2006



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PS3's Has its Own Operating System ?

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Technically, these details qualify as "rumor," but for the reasons given below I think they're pretty plausible. First, the details ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2006



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Blockbuster & HD-DVD

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It might just be four titles, but Blockbuster Online has announced it would give subscribers — starting April 18 — the ability to add HD DVD releases to their rental wish lists ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2006



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The Sega Hedgehog

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Sega is planning to release a new handheld console called the Hedgehog by the end of 2007. ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2006



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Vista Rewards Consumers Who Aren't Pirates

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Windows Vista plans to offer you spiffy new graphics, as long as you're not a pirate. ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2006



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Fujitsu PC's Come With BD (Blu-ray) Drives

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Fujitsu will be the first company to offer PCs with BD drives. ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2006



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Microsoft Releases Security Fixes

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Go get them if you don't have them yet ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2006



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Xbox's Hard Drive is Small & Needs HELP

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Increase your Xbox's hard drive space with this nifty gadget ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2006



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Pre-order your PS3 at Toys R Us

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Toys R Us in the US has started taking pre-orders for the much awaited next generation console the PS3. ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2006



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3 Critical Security Flaws for Windows Found

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Three "critical" security flaws in its Windows operating system that could allow attackers to take control of a computer. ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2006



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DivX 6.2 Released

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The latest major DivX codec promises more functionality in the free version, enhanced performance to support the latest CPUs and improved quality ... Read more ...
Apr
12
2006



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TDK BD-R/BD-RE Ready To Ship

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TDK Corporation has begun shipping mass production samples of its bare, cartridge-free BD-R (write-once) and BD-RE (rewritable) Blu-ray Discs. ... Read more ...
Apr
12
2006



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Xbox Covers 3 More Regions

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Microsoft is reportedly eying Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and South African launches for its console in the next 18 months. ... Read more ...
Apr
12
2006



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File Sharing for your DVR

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All the content located on their servers for your DVR to connect to ... Read more ...
Apr
11
2006



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Lite-On Buys BenQ

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A surprising merger has been announced by BenQ, as Lite-On has acquired BenQ's optical drive production unit ... Read more ...
Apr
11
2006



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Toshiba's New Laptop with HD DVD-ROM Drive

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The most striking feature of the new Qosmio is its 17-inch diagonal widescreen, full-HD liquid crystal display. ... Read more ...
Apr
11
2006



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Is Microsoft Breaking the Law?

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RIAA might kick down Bill Gate's door and take his computer away for inspection ... Read more ...
Apr
11
2006



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Disney Offers Free TV Show Downloads

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Walt Disney & ABC television network will offer some of its most popular shows, such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," for free on the Web ... Read more ...
Apr
11
2006



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Parental Control Via Windows Vista

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Explanation of parental control features of Microsoft's new Operating System "Windows Vista" ... Read more ...
Apr
10
2006



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RIAA and MPAA Going After Morpheus

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As part of their strategy to crack down on users of P2P file-sharing software, the RIAA and MPAA also went after the makers of Morpheus ... Read more ...
Apr
10
2006



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Tomb Raider Game Delayed

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The US launch of Tomb Raider: Legend has been delayed because a couple of scenes accidentally had a pair of breasts in the background. ... Read more ...
Apr
8
2006



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Netflix •VS• Blockbuster

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Netflix sued Blockbuster in federal court ... Read more ...
Apr
8
2006



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Cost to Make a HD-DVD/Blu-ray Player

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How do they expect to make a profit? ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2006



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Mobile Video

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Do you use it? Is it going to be the new fad? ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2006



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$600 - $700 for the PlayStation 3 ?

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The PS3 will sell for between €499 and €599 in Europe. ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2006



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Connect your PSP to the TV

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This opens the door for the game system’s library of 444 movies and TV shows on UMD and 107 PSP games to be played on TVs with these add-ons. ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2006



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Run Your Copy of XP on your MAC

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Windows operating system and Mac OS X operating system both now supported on MAC PC's ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2006



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Blu-Ray Player Delayed

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Samsung to delay the launch of its first consumer Blu-ray player ... Read more ...
Apr
5
2006



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Music Industry Sue Crazy

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They are launching nearly 2,000 lawsuits against individuals accused of sharing copyrighted music over P2P services ... Read more ...
Apr
5
2006



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BenQ 16X DVD+R Media

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A media review done by CDR-Zone ... Read more ...
Apr
4
2006



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Is Your PC "Vista Ready"?

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Chances are, probably not ... Read more ...
Apr
4
2006






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First HD-DVD Player for Sale in Japan

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Toshiba's has released its first HD-DVD player ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2006