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

 

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Pirate Bay Launches Video Bay

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The Video Bay is The Pirate Bay's newest project that makes use of new HTML 5 capabilities to stream video and audio on the Web ... Read more ...
Jun
30
2009



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PS3 Users Denied Access to Hulu

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It has been reported that owners of the PS3 console console have been denied the ability to stream TV programs and movies to ... Read more ...
Jun
30
2009



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Warner & NFL Films Team Up with Activa Global

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Warner Home Video and NFL Films have bestowed all NFL DVD promotions to Activa Global Sports to entice even the hardest fan to buy NFL videos ... Read more ...
Jun
30
2009



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X Codec Pack Updates to Version 3.0.0.4

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X Codec Pack includes the most used (popular) codecs and only those codecs as too many codecs can cause problems ... Read more ...
Jun
30
2009



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DivFix++ Updates to Version 0.32

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Divfix++ is designed to repair broken AVI file streams which is very useful when trying to validate the video quality of movies that are still downloading ... Read more ...
Jun
28
2009



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DVD Flick Updates to Version 1.3.0.7

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DVD Flick is a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take several video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set ... Read more ...
Jun
28
2009



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Freeview HD Will Arrive at the End of 2009

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Freeview HD will officially be launched at the end of 2009 in Manchester and Liverpool ... Read more ...
Jun
27
2009



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PSP Go to Support Non-Gaming Apps?

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Sony is betting that offering applications that are non game related will help boost the PSP as a more all ... Read more ...
Jun
27
2009



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Sony Disagrees with Harris Survey

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Sony is challenging the accuracy of the recent survey taken by Harris saying that more Americans owned HD-DVD players ... Read more ...
Jun
27
2009



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Boxee Gets New Features for Windows Users

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Boxee was released on Linux, OS X, and Apple TV platforms some time ago, but now Boxee has finally launched a public alpha of its software for Windows users ... Read more ...
Jun
26
2009



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Toshiba Joins Other Blu-ray Followers

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Toshiba which basically went into debt trying to persuade everyone their format (HD-DVD) was the next HD format has done ... Read more ...
Jun
26
2009



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60,000 Hr LED Projector

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Imagine watching stunning video on your current projector two hours a day for nearly 55 years before even replacing the bulb ... Read more ...
Jun
24
2009



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New Firmware for the PS3 Coming Tomorrow

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Sony will be rolling out version 2.80 firmware for the PS3 tomorrow that will bring improvements and bug fixes for the console plus a mystery feature ... Read more ...
Jun
24
2009



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Trade in Old Games for Anything

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Best Buy has started a new program that allows you to trade in your old games for store credits that can be used for anything in their store ... Read more ...
Jun
24
2009



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Flash 10 Coming Soon to SmartPhones

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All major mobile phones are set to receive Flash Player 10 support this coming October ... Read more ...
Jun
24
2009



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Blu-Ray Sapphire Series Released

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Paramount Home Entertainment announced today a new Blu-ray Disc line called Sapphire that will be reserved for its most celebrated ... Read more ...
Jun
23
2009



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8% Download Video Illegally

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According to a new study, eight percent of all consumers admit to downloading video illegally from the internet ... Read more ...
Jun
23
2009



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Sony Responds to Activision Threat

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Activison, which is a leading game maker and has a partnership with Sony, threatened to quit producinng games for the PS3 console and ... Read more ...
Jun
23
2009



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HD-DVD in More Homes than Blu-ray

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Over a year and a half since the format war ended there are more Americans with HD DVD players than with Blu-ray players ... Read more ...
Jun
20
2009



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Wikipedia Goes Live on Video

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The organization behind Wikipedia is close to launching an editable online video encyclopedia to enhance ... Read more ...
Jun
20
2009



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Samsung to Offer Video Walls

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Samsung has come out with the UT series of stitchable 46" TV that when put together can rival 150" single screens ... Read more ...
Jun
20
2009



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Hardware Upgrade for the XBOX 360 Arcade

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Microsoft has recently did a hardware update to the Arcade edition of the XBOX 360 that improves performance and fixes quite a few bugs ... Read more ...
Jun
19
2009



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XBOX Live Gold Membership for Just $1

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Microsoft is currently offering a special one month upgrade to the Xbox Live Gold subscription plan to current Silver plan members for just $1.00 ... Read more ...
Jun
19
2009



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Verizon Games on Demand

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Verizon is now offering a on-demand gaming service suppling over 1,400 games starting at only $4.99 a month to each customer ... Read more ...
Jun
19
2009



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Redbox Test Game Rentals

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The DVD rental kiosk operator, Redbox, will experiment with video game rentals in a few different markets starting in ... Read more ...
Jun
18
2009



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Pirate Bay Goes Underground

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Beta testing has started on the new encrypted virtual private network started by the Pirate Bay founders ... Read more ...
Jun
17
2009



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Netflix Getting Subtitles for Streaming Video

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Netflix has said its about a year away from having closed captioning or subtitles available on its video-streamed titles ... Read more ...
Jun
17
2009



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Legal Backups Are Here for Blu-ray

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Beginning next year, you will be given the legal right to make one backup copy of any Blu-ray Disc you own ... Read more ...
Jun
16
2009



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Download All You Want

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Virgin Media & Universal have teamed up to bring you a new "unlimited download" music service that aims to ... Read more ...
Jun
16
2009



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AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 9.6 Drivers

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AMD has released their latest driver pack for Radeon cards which fixes numerous bugs and ... Read more ...
Jun
16
2009



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Is Your TV Ready for DTV?

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Find out if your JVC, Mitsubishi, RCA, Sony, or Toshiba TV is ready for the digital transition by entering in your manufacturer and model number ... Read more ...
Jun
12
2009



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Sony Announces VidZone

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VidZone is a free ad-supported service that will launch with over 10,000 music videos ... Read more ...
Jun
12
2009



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Vizio Stays Afloat

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Vizio was allowed to stay a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) if they stopped importing televisions that may infringe ... Read more ...
Jun
12
2009



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XBOX Live will Be Down Next Week

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The XBOX Live service will unavailable for about 24 hours next week due to "server maintenance" that will help prepare for new features ... Read more ...
Jun
11
2009



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Redbox in Every Albertson's Store

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The DVD rental kiosks machine by Redbox are now installed in all 248 stores and hopes to expand into ... Read more ...
Jun
11
2009



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PS3 Price Cut for Real this Time ?

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Once again a rumor is floating around that Sony's PS3 will receive a $100 price cut this August just before the release ... Read more ...
Jun
11
2009



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DVD Jon is Back

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Except for he isn't breaking CSS on DVDs this time, he has made a program that allows you to manage all your media files on a variety of devices including ... Read more ...
Jun
9
2009



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New iPhone 3G S & $99 iPhone

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Apple has just announced its newest iPhone 3G S that has twice the processing power to download all your favorite movies and ... Read more ...
Jun
9
2009



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Panasonic Brings you HD Video Conferencing

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Panasonic Japan has announced a new video-conferencing system that will enable users to communicate in High Definition-quality ... Read more ...
Jun
9
2009



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JVC Claims World's Thinnest LCD

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The 32" LCD TV measures just 6.4mm thick/thin and weighs only 12.5 pounds ... Read more ...
Jun
9
2009



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Xvid Codec Updates to Version 1.2.2

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The Xvid Codec is an open source MPEG-4 codec for encoding and decoding (playback) of your favorite video media ... Read more ...
Jun
9
2009



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Sonic Solutions Joins Forces with Best Buy

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Sonic Solutions' Roxio CinemaNow movie downloading service will soon be instantly accessible on BestBuy.com and on ... Read more ...
Jun
6
2009



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Sony Partners with Universal Music Group

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Sony has decided to partner up with Universal Music Group in adding more content to the premium video site called Vevo ... Read more ...
Jun
6
2009



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Disney Offers HD Downloads

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For the first time Disney will offer HD digital downloads of 60 films via the Vudu set-top box ... Read more ...
Jun
6
2009



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Free VOD for Comcast Customers

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Comcast is offering video-on-demand (VOD) customers an additional free 24-hour rental period this month on select new releases such as ... Read more ...
Jun
4
2009



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DVD Sniffing Dogs Bust Pirates

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A black Irish Labrador that goes by the name Paddy helped raid a warehouse outside of Singapore that contained over 35,000 ... Read more ...
Jun
4
2009



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Hulu Could No Longer Be Free

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Jonathan Miller is the new chief digital officer for Hulu and made the remark that premium content on Hulu may no longer be free ... Read more ...
Jun
4
2009



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Worlds Fastest GPU

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ASUS showcased its dual GPU at Computex today and made the claim its the worlds fastest graphics card ... Read more ...
Jun
4
2009



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Plethora of XBOX News

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Microsoft releases several new features to the XBOX console this week including the much anticipated motion controller and 1080p video streaming ... Read more ...
Jun
3
2009



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Portable Blu-ray Player

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Panasonic showed off its new portable Blu-ray player that can also dub as a home theater component at this years CES show ... Read more ...
Jun
2
2009



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The PSP Go is a Go

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The rumors of the PSP Go have been confirmed by Sony themselves as they talk about the new hardware and all of its features ... Read more ...
Jun
2
2009



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ASUS to Launch a Media Player

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Rumors have been flying high that ASUS plans to launch a home media player built on the Realtek chip and eSATA ... Read more ...
Jun
2
2009



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Macrovision Changes its Name

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Macrovision is changing its name to Rovi and is licensing its interactive program technology (IPG) to Sony which will give them ... Read more ...
Jun
2
2009