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

 

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MPAA Sues Infringing Websites

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The MPAA has once again sued multiple index sites that link to other sites that contain copyright infringement ... Read more ...
Jul
31
2008



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HD DVD Lives on in China

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CHBD, formerly known as CH-DVD, prepares to take on Blu-ray in the HD market ... Read more ...
Jul
31
2008



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DirecTV to Add 30 More HD Channels

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DirecTV is adding 30 more HD channels starting August 14th and delivering movies in 1080p ... Read more ...
Jul
31
2008



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NFL Streams Games Live on the Web

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All games appearing on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" will also be available via the web on nfl.com ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2008



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Nintendo Goes After Pirates in Japan

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Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against 5 companies for selling a device that hacks the DS into playing illegal games ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2008



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PS3 Outsells the PS2

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The PS3 got off to a real slow start, but sales figures are skyrocketing now ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2008



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K-Lite Codec Pack Updates to Version 4.1.0

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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 ...
Jul
30
2008



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XP Codec Pack Updates to Version 2.4.0

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The XP Codec Pack is a collection of all the most frequently used codecs and filters to play your multi media files ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2008



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Beta Testing of Blockbusters Movie Service

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Blockbusters download on demand service is almost ready and is in beta version for select Total Access members at the moment ... Read more ...
Jul
27
2008



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Mind Controlled Gaming

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Control your console game using just your mind saving strenuous finger motion with the N.I.A. ... Read more ...
Jul
26
2008



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The Top 6 Plasmas To Buy

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If your rich and money is not an issue, here are the top 5 plasma TV's to get your hands on ... Read more ...
Jul
26
2008



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Worlds Fastest Blu-ray Burner

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Until now Blu-ray burning has been painfully slow but Buffalos new internal & external burners burn at 8X ... Read more ...
Jul
26
2008



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HD-DVD Isn't Dead

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Toshiba is trying to resurrect the HD-DVD format from the dead by giving it a new name & logo ... Read more ...
Jul
26
2008



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 4.7.2

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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 ...
Jul
25
2008



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DIKO Updates to Version 2.44

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DIKO is a one click DivX/XVid to DVD/SVCD conversion tool that works with many other softwares to achieve the best quality and efficiency possible in this conversion ... Read more ...
Jul
25
2008



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Vizio Surround Sound for $299

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Know for its super cheap HDTV's, Vizio has started dabbling in the sound market as well by working on a 5.1 wireless surround sound kit ... Read more ...
Jul
25
2008



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TiVo's New Way to Advertise

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TiVo is partnering with Amazon to allow customers to purchase products that are scene on your TV during commercials, TV shows, and other programming ... Read more ...
Jul
24
2008



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Blu-ray Sales Up %300

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Even in a economy crisis, sales have picked up dramatically for Sony's Blu-ray who got off to a rocky start to begin with ... Read more ...
Jul
24
2008



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User Created Games Sold on XBOX Live

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Microsoft announced today that user-created games will be sold on Xbox Live with game creators taking 70 percent of the revenue ... Read more ...
Jul
24
2008



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D-BOX's Rocking Chair on Steroids

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This interactive "rocking chair" will make all your racing or flying games and even your movies come to life with real life simulation ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2008



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42" HDTV + Blu-ray Player for $1100

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If you want to step into the HD realm cheap, right now you can get a 42" 1080p LCD and a entry level Blu-ray player for just $1100 ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2008



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Ölens Video Projector for Under $300

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The XPJ Projector by Ölens is an affordable digital video projector of use with all gaming systems, home computers, and for viewing DVDs and VHS Tapes ... Read more ...
Jul
22
2008



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ConvertXtoDVD Updates to Version 3.1.3.40

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ConvertXtoDVD is a tool to convert and burn your movie files to a compatible DVD playable on any home DVD player ... Read more ...
Jul
22
2008



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Geek Squad Comes to Wal-Mart

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With the help of Dell, Wal-Mart is now offering a "Geek Squad" like service to help you setup your new electronics ... Read more ...
Jul
20
2008



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Wii is in the Sales Lead

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The Nintendo Wii once again leads game consoles sales as just in the month of June it sold over half a million consoles ... Read more ...
Jul
20
2008



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Stream YouTube to your TiVo

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TiVo has teamed up with Google to bring you streaming YouTube content straight to your TV ... Read more ...
Jul
19
2008



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Amazons New Video-On-Demand Service

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Amazon opens a beta movie streaming service to its Unbox owners that allow you to stream video straight to your PC ... Read more ...
Jul
18
2008



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New Line Shuts Down

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Jul
18
2008



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New Firmware Download for PS3

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Last week Sony released version 2.40 firmware that bricked several PS3s but now 2.41 is out that brings even more new features ... Read more ...
Jul
17
2008



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Sony Releases New BD-Live Player

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Sony fulfills their promise and releases the BD-Live ready player that supports BonusView by this summer ... Read more ...
Jul
17
2008



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More Wii Hardware Add-Ons

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Just a couple of days ago Nintendo introduced the Wii RemotePlus add on that helps better mimic your hand motions now they have a microphone add on for more interaction ... Read more ...
Jul
17
2008



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Wii Want More Motion

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The Wii remote just got a update that allows the game console to better track your arm movements ... Read more ...
Jul
16
2008



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Cheaper Blu-ray Movies

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Warner Home Video will reduce the price it charges retailers for Blu-ray movies ... Read more ...
Jul
16
2008



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Final Fantasy XIII Comes to the XBOX 360

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Sony has had a nearly exclusive relationship with the Final Fantasy line until now, as the game will be made for both the XBOX 360 & the PS3 ... Read more ...
Jul
16
2008



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Stream Netflix Movies to Your XBOX 360

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Microsoft announced they have struck a partnership deal with Netflix to offer thousands of streaming movies through the XBOX Live service ... Read more ...
Jul
16
2008



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Nero Burning ROM Updates to Version 8.3.6.0

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Nero Burning ROM, commonly called just Nero, is a popular optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows and Linux that has many features for backup, cd copying, audio and more ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2008



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VideoLAN Updates to Version 0.8.6i

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VideoLan (VLC Media Player) is a multimedia and DVD player for Linux, BeOS, BSD, MacOS X ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2008



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 4.7.1

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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 ...
Jul
15
2008



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Security Update for AppleTV

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Apple has issued a upgrade to the set-top box adding supports for remote control of iTunes & MobileMe and some security flaws ... Read more ...
Jul
12
2008



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Coming Soon Onkyo Blu-ray Player

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Onkyo has announced that it will be releasing its new Blu-ray player later this year ... Read more ...
Jul
12
2008



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Bendable HDMI Cable

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Panasonic brings out its new bendable HDMI cable that can swivel up to 1880 degrees ... Read more ...
Jul
12
2008



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iTunes Application Store Launched

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The iPhone & iPod Touch now have a dedicated store for application along with a update to iTunes (7.7) which brings you access to over 400 software programs ... Read more ...
Jul
11
2008



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Belkin Wireless HD Transmitter

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Belkin talks about its new FlyWire transmitter that support streaming at resolutions up to 1080p ... Read more ...
Jul
11
2008



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Mid Level XBOX Gets a Price Cut

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Leaked news paper ads have confirmed the rumor that the Xbox 360 Pro rig will get a price cut of $50 ... Read more ...
Jul
11
2008



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33% of DVD's are Pirated

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Macrovision ran a poll over the last 6 months and found that 1 in every 3 DVDs are copied illegally ... Read more ...
Jul
11
2008



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Firmware 2.41 Out this Week for PS3

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Sony is now confident that it has thoroughly tested and removed the bugs from version 2.40 firmware that plagued many customers who updated last week ... Read more ...
Jul
9
2008



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K-Lite Codec Pack Updates to Version 4.0.0

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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 ...
Jul
9
2008



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SUPER Updates to Version v2008.build.30

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SUPER © Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer is a GUI to ffmpeg, mencoder, mplayer, x264, ffmpeg2theora & the theora/vorbis RealProducer ... Read more ...
Jul
9
2008



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Pioneer to Launch Blu-ray Recorders

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Pioneer has made plans to launch Blu-ray DVD recorders by the end of this year ... Read more ...
Jul
9
2008



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3 Blu-ray Movies for $5

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Columbia House is now offering 3 new blu-ray movies for only $5 if you become a member ... Read more ...
Jul
8
2008



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XBOX 360 to Get Motion Remote

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A new rumor floating around is that the XBOX 360 will get a motion-controlled remote ... Read more ...
Jul
8
2008



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Pioneer Invents a 400GB Disc

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Pioneer makes a claim to have developed new media with 16 layers that can store up to 400 GB per disc ... Read more ...
Jul
8
2008



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XP Codec Pack Updates to Version 2.3.9

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The XP Codec Pack is a collection of all the frequently used codecs and filters to play your video files ... Read more ...
Jul
8
2008



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DAEMON Tools Updates to Version 4.12.4

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DAEMON Tools is a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator that can emulate nearly all known copy protections on the market today ... Read more ...
Jul
8
2008



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Digital Digest's 9th Birthday

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Today is Digital Digest's 8th Birthday. It was 9 years ago, in 1999, that the very first Digital Digest site was launched ... Read more ...
Jul
4
2008



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Firmware Update for the PS3 Causes Problems

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Just 60 minutes after the firmware upgrade for the PS3 was made public it was taken down for causing problems ... Read more ...
Jul
4
2008



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Slide Out Keyboard for the iPhone

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Rumors floating around that Apple is trying to design a slide out keyboard for the iPhone ... Read more ...
Jul
4
2008



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Netflix Brings More Content

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The "Roku", a streaming video box by Netflix, gets one more mysterious backer offering more content ... Read more ...
Jul
4
2008



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Blockbuster Backs out of Circuit City Purchase

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After CircuitCity disclosed their books, Blockbuster mysteriously withdraws their bid for acquisition ... Read more ...
Jul
3
2008



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TiVo Remembers what You Fast Forward

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Did you know that the TiVo randomly reports back to the office every button pushed on the remote ... Read more ...
Jul
3
2008



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Firmware 2.40 Now Out for PS3

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The newest firmware version for the PS3 is version 2.40 and its now live and available via a system update ... Read more ...
Jul
3
2008



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Microsoft Cuts Price on XBOX 360

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Microsoft plans to cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 Pro model by $50 ... Read more ...
Jul
2
2008



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Toshiba's Internet Enabled DVD Player

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Toshiba invents a new internet enabled DVD player that should become available later this year ... Read more ...
Jul
2
2008



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Netflix Reinstates User Profiles

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After a uproar from customers, Netflix has decided not to remove the user profile feature after all ... Read more ...
Jul
2
2008



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LCD TV with 16 Speaker Surround Sound

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Mitsubishi announced their new LCD TV with a 16 speaker surround sound system built in to it ... Read more ...
Jul
2
2008



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ConvertXtoDVD Updates to Version 3.1.1.32

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ConvertXtoDVD is a tool to convert and burn your movie files to a compatible DVD playable on any home DVD player ... Read more ...
Jul
1
2008



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PS3 Firmware Update Brings Interaction

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The free firmware upgrade Sony is releasing for the PS3 brings interaction with others and ... Read more ...
Jul
1
2008



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Blu-ray to Outsell DVD by 2012

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The sale of high definition discs in 2007 leads us to believe it will surpass DVD sales in 2012 ... Read more ...
Jul
1
2008



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Rhapsody Music Service Gets a Overhaul

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Rhapsody digital music service is getting a face lift by removing DRM from their songs and allowing it to play on any device ... Read more ...
Jul
1
2008