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

 

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Free Rentals at Redbox

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Fans of Redbox have created Web sites to find free rental codes for the company’s DVD rental kiosks ... Read more ...
Apr
30
2009



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Apple to Include Blu-ray in iTunes Store

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Apple recently released a beta version of iTunes to iPhone developers that hints at Blu-ray capabilities ... Read more ...
Apr
30
2009



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GE's 500GB Discs

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GE announces it has developed a single disc that can store 500 gigabytes (GB) of data which is equivalent to 100 DVDs ... Read more ...
Apr
29
2009



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Hulu is Catching Up

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Hulu, which is a streaming site founded by NBC Universal & News Corp,is starting to compete with the big boys as it ranked #3 in videos watched online in March ... Read more ...
Apr
29
2009



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Make Your Own Hi-Def Speakers

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All you need is a paper plate, a shiny penny, and ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2009



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Trade Your PS2 for a PS3

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GameStop & EB Games are running a special promotion where you can trade your old PS2 for a 80GB PS3 ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2009



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Quicktime Gets New Features

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Apple latest version of QuickTime will have the ability to convert and upload files directly to YouTube and more ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2009



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HD-DVDs for Only $1.99

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Online warehouse iNetVideo is offering a slew of HD-DVD titles for only $1.99 ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2009



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Blu-ray Player for Automobiles

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Panasonic R&D team is working on a Blu-ray disc player for cars which should be available by ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2009



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Dell PCs to be Bundled with Qflix Drives

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Dell is making it easy for users to build a personal digital library with their new integrated Qflix drives ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2009



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Hulu Does Music Videos

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Hulu.com is in talks with major music labels to start a music video service ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2009



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Trade Your HD-DVD Movies for Blu-ray Movies

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Warner Bros.is letting customers swap their HD DVD movies for the Blu-ray version in their new trade in program called Red2Blu ... Read more ...
Apr
23
2009



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LG TVs Now Support HD DivX

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DivX and LG Electronics announced that the new line of HDTVs from LG will be DivX certified for full 1080p DivX playback ... Read more ...
Apr
23
2009



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TMPGEnc MPEG Editor Updates to Version 3.1.1.95

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TMPGEnc MPEG Editor lets you edit your MPEG files on the frame level without re-encoding for DVDs and Blu-rays ... Read more ...
Apr
23
2009



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Do You Want to Backup Your DVDs

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Tired of replacing damaged DVDs or having to bring the disc with you everywhere you go, then DVD backup is the solution to your problems ... Read more ...
Apr
22
2009



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$99 Blu-ray Player

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The Blu-ray Association is trying build some entry-level Blu-ray players that they can sell for just $99 in hopes to eventually dethrone ... Read more ...
Apr
22
2009



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Amazon VOD Service Gets HD Makeover

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Amazon's Video on Demand service has launched high-definition movies and TV episodes that can be streamed to Roku, TiVo ... Read more ...
Apr
22
2009



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MPEGIF Broadens it Horizons

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The MPEG Industry Forum has dedicated itself to expanding the usefulness of the MPEG video container ... Read more ...
Apr
22
2009



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Nintendo DSi Getting Skype?

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A rumor is floating around that Nintendo new handheld gaming console, the DSi, will be getting VoIP software from Skype ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2009



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Blu-ray Extras on your Cell

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BluFocus and NetBlender have created a smart-phone application which allows you to rip your BD extras to ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2009



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Flash *VS* Silverlight

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Microsoft brings "Flash" some competition today by announcing a update to its "Smooth Streaming" technology which allows ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2009



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Pay-Per-Tube

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In another desperate attempt to get money, Google has decided to offer some videos on YouTube in a "pay-per-View" pricing scheme ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2009



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Twelve Million Blu-ray Players to Ship in 09

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Futuresource Consulting is predicting that Sony will sell 12 million Blu-ray player this year due to lower prices and ... Read more ...
Apr
18
2009



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Lord of the Rings Triology on Blu-ray

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Although an official launch date for the seven disc trilogy hasn't been announced yet, you can still pre-order it on Amazon ... Read more ...
Apr
18
2009



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Microsoft Covers New XBOX Error Under Warranty

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The "E74" error message is getting so common, Microsoft decides to take the blame and offer to cover it under the three year warranty ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2009



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RadioShack Expands Trade-In Program

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RadioShack gives you the oppurtunity to take the dust gathering old electronics and trade them in on something newer, fast, and ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2009



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Zune HD Specs Leaked

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Rumors have been running rampid of a new HD Zune with all new features both in the hardware and software departments ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2009



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Sony's President Retires

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David Reeves, President and CEO, of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) steps down to allow ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2009



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Nintendo Wii News & Rumors

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New Wiimote add-ons that would provide more accuracy coming soon and rumors about the Wii 2 and what it will bring ... Read more ...
Apr
15
2009



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3D Monitor Coming in May

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JVC is bringing you a 46" high definition monitor capable of displaying 3D videos in 1080p resolution ... Read more ...
Apr
15
2009



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Netflix Goes for a Monopoly

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The folks over at Netflix are tinkering around with the idea of streaming video to consoles other than the XBOX 360 ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2009



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Circuit City Sells Its Name

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Recent rumors have surfaced that Circuit City has sold their brand name to Systemax for an alleged $6.5 million ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2009



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CopyToDVD Updates to Version 4.2.2.19

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CopyToDVD is a new generation DVD back up software tool to copy your music, games, movies, video, photos and data files ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2009



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YouTube & Universal to Launch Music Site

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YouTube and Universal will launch a premium music video website as they bid to increase revenue ... Read more ...
Apr
11
2009



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Slysoft Does it Again

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Slysoft has released a updated version of AnyDVD that has the capability of copying even more discs with sophisticated BD+ protection ... Read more ...
Apr
11
2009



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LG Enters Freestat Market

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LG has announced the arrival of its first-ever TV with integrated Freesat, the LF7700 series ... Read more ...
Apr
11
2009



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Returned from the Dead?

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Circuit City might be making a comeback according to their website ... Read more ...
Apr
9
2009



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Amazons Very Own XBOX Live Store

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Amazon announced today that it is opening a Amazon Xbox Live Store, where users can download Xbox Live Arcade games, or ... Read more ...
Apr
9
2009



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4th Biggest Console Launch Ever

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The Nintendo DSi sells over 90,000 units its opening weekend to become the fourth biggest console launch ever ... Read more ...
Apr
9
2009



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K-Lite Video Conversion Pack Updates to Version 1.4.0

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K-Lite video conversion pack is a software pack containing a powerful video conversion tool, a DVD authoring tool, and a burn tool ... Read more ...
Apr
9
2009



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New PSP for Christmas

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Sony has a new PSP in the works that sports dual thumb sticks and is supposed to be released by years end ... Read more ...
Apr
8
2009



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Worlds First Region Free Blu-ray Player

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The people at Momitsu are bringing you the first Blu-ray player to ship without region coding, allowing playback of Blu-ray and DVD discs bought anywhere in the world ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2009



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PS3 Gets Firmware Updated to 2.70

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Sony has issued a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 that allows a friends list on XMB, larger file attachments, and ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2009



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YouTube May Get Sony Movies

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Rumors are flying around that Sony and YouTube are discussing adding some of Sony films to the popular video sharing site ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2009



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Nintendo DSi is Finally Here

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Six months after it was released in Japan, the Nintendo DSi finally comes to the US this Sunday morning bringing a plethora of functionality ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2009



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Linux Game Console Debuts Today

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The Linux-based EVO Smart Console system is available for pre-order today ... Read more ...
Apr
4
2009



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Office Depot to Offer Electronics Recycling

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Office Depot customers can take advantage of free electronics recycling with the purchase of any Zip Express service ... Read more ...
Apr
4
2009



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Bailout for Blockbuster

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Yesterday Blockbuster received a $250 million loan from JP Morgan & other financial institutions ... Read more ...
Apr
4
2009



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 5.1.8

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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 ...
Apr
3
2009



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Version 2.70 Firmware Released for PS3

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A new PS3 firmware was released that brings text chat, video backup which can be used via the onscreen keyboard ... Read more ...
Apr
3
2009



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AMD & Nvidia Launch New Mid Range Video Cards

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Nvidia and AMD have both unveiled their latest video cards this morning both retailing for around $250 ... Read more ...
Apr
3
2009



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ArcSoft Releases SimHD Upscaler

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ArcSoft announced today the retail version of ArcSoft SimHD, a plug-in for ArcSoft TotalMedia™ Theatre that can upscale almost any video to HD quality ... Read more ...
Apr
2
2009



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ZillionTV Partners with Miller/Coors

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ZillionTV recently announced an advertising partnership with beer brand Miller/Coors which allows viewers to pick advertising categories based ... Read more ...
Apr
2
2009



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Starz Get More Movies

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Starz Entertainment has bumped up the number of movies available through its many video affiliates including Starz-on-Demand, Encore, ... Read more ...
Apr
2
2009



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Hulu Blocks Non-Browser Applications

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For the last couple of weeks, Hulu has been in a ongoing battle to keep its content off third-party applications that enable it to be watched over new browsers and ... Read more ...
Apr
2
2009



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Sony PlayStation Gets a Price Cut

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Although many would like the PS3 to be mentioned in the news article, its the PS2 thats getting a price cut down to $99 ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2009



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3D Programming by 2011

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A recent prediction by Screen Digest says 10% of TVs sold will be going 3D by year 2011 ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2009



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YouTube Beats Hulu in ABC Deal

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YouTube beats Hulu in the acquisition of ABC content to be streamed via Googles popular YouTube site ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2009



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20th Century Fox Starts Something New

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20th Century Fox started something never seen before last week when they released Marley & Me by offering a standard DVD version and ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2009