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

 

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Sony Debuts Portable DVD Burner

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The new Sony DRX-S70U-W sports a slim design and supports up to 8X DVD±R recording speeds and 6X Dual Layer ... Read more ...
Sep
30
2009



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Music Videos Back On YouTube

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Warner Music Group and Google have come to an agreement to allow music videos back on YouTube that are ... Read more ...
Sep
30
2009



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Panasonic Debuts New 50" 3D Plasma TV

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Panasonic showed off its new 50" Full-HD 3D plasma today which includes active shutter glasses that allow for theater-like 3D ... Read more ...
Sep
29
2009



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Nero Updates Home Entertainment Suite

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Nero 9, the easy-to-use yet powerful multimedia suite, gives you the freedom to create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online ... Read more ...
Sep
29
2009



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Yahoo's New Marketing Campaign Aimed at You

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Yahoo! kicks off a new marketing campaign that will convince users that the company's web services are all about "You" ... Read more ...
Sep
29
2009



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Over Two Billion Apps Downloaded from Apple

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Apple said today that iPhone and iPod touch users have now downloaded 2 billion apps from the App Store that features over ... Read more ...
Sep
29
2009



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Five Finger Discount on Netflix DVDs

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A postal worker, or should I say a formal postal worker, plead guilty to theft of over 3,000 Netflix DVDs ... Read more ...
Sep
25
2009



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1 Million in 1 Month

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Since the PS3 Slim launch in September, and the subsequent price drop, Sony has sold more than 1 million units ... Read more ...
Sep
25
2009



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Adobe Released Photoshop Elements 8

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 software combines power and simplicity so you can make your photos look extraordinary ... Read more ...
Sep
25
2009



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Toshiba to Include a Blu-ray Drive

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Toshiba announced today that it will start to include a Blu-ray drive in its new Qosmio X500 series of laptops which start shipping in ... Read more ...
Sep
25
2009



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XBOX 360 Gets Mail In Rebate

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The Netflix sponsored mail-in rebate now makes the 120GB XBOX 360 as cheap as as the Nintendo Wii for the next two weeks ... Read more ...
Sep
23
2009



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XBOX 360 WiFi Adapter Confirmed

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Microsoft confirms the 802.11n adapter rumor that floated around last week that supposedly enhances the 360's streaming ability ... Read more ...
Sep
23
2009



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Avail-TVN Signs VOD Deal with Spanish Channel

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Avail-TVN has announced a long-term, industry wide, video-on-demand services deal with VeneMovies ... Read more ...
Sep
23
2009



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Will Netflix Ever Come to the iPhone

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Netflix goes on record saying that it will come to the mobile market, including the iPhone, but only after it conquerers bigger fish in the sea ... Read more ...
Sep
22
2009



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Amazon Launches its Own Electronics Line

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In an attempt to be the "Superstore" online, Amazon has added its own electronics brand to its long list of products it offers ... Read more ...
Sep
22
2009



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Netflix Plans to Give Away Another Million

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Netflix announces the winners of the $1 million Netflix Prize and kicks of new challenge that also has a $1 million cash prize with a slightly different twist ... Read more ...
Sep
22
2009



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Epix Tries for Biggest Movie Library

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The HD pay-TV and online streaming channel, Epix, is trying to achieve the biggest online movie library which would contain over 3,000 classic movies ... Read more ...
Sep
22
2009



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Energy Thirsty HDTVs to be Banned

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The California Energy Commission is proposing a new law that would effectively ban certain HDTVs from being sold in the state of California ... Read more ...
Sep
19
2009



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Virgin Lands HD Deal with Disney

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Virgin Media has announced it has struck a deal with Disney, which will see high-definition content from the Mouse House available on ... Read more ...
Sep
19
2009



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Hulu to Launch Subscription Service Soon

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Hulu has quickly become one of the most popular online video sites even though it has plans to stat charging for ... Read more ...
Sep
19
2009



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Order a Pizza with your PS3

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Sony & Papa John's have a promotional deal that allows you to order a pizza straight from your PS3 system browser ... Read more ...
Sep
17
2009



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Blockbuster Feels the Pressure from Competitors

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Competition from Netflix, Vudu and Redbox has hit Blockbuster sales pretty hard and is forcing them to reduce operating stores by twenty percent ... Read more ...
Sep
17
2009



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Redbox Sales to Drop by the End of Next Month

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The distribution deals between Redbox and two top movie studios are set to end next month reducing the amount of new titles Redbox gets ... Read more ...
Sep
17
2009



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The Zune HD is Now Available

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Microsoft officially launched the new Zune HD today and announced upcoming plans for a huge library of apps, games, and HD ... Read more ...
Sep
16
2009



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XBOX 360 Getting 802.11n Adapter

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In preparation for the up and coming Zune Video store, which streams HD content instantly, Microsoft is working on upgrading the WiFi adapter to support the new speeds ... Read more ...
Sep
16
2009



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Seagate Bridges PC & TV

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Enjoy all your photos, movies and music on your home theater in true 1080p HD quality and Dolby Digital surround sound with the FreeAgent Theater+ ... Read more ...
Sep
16
2009



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Wii Gets a $50 Price Cut

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A leaked ad from Toys R Us suggest the Nintendo Wii will be getting a $50 dollar price cut by September 27th to lower it down to the $200 price range ... Read more ...
Sep
15
2009



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Hitachi Adds CinemaStar Line of Hard Drives

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These new hard drives from Hitachi are packed full of AV features and are perfect additions for your HD DVR systems, media centers, and ... Read more ...
Sep
15
2009



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Apple Lowers Price of Apple TV

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Apple has finally dropped the price of their 160GB AppleTV set-top box down to $229 and discontinued ... Read more ...
Sep
15
2009



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Motorola Supports DivX Format in New Set-top Boxes

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DivX technology allows video content to be compressed to a fraction of its original size, while maintaining excellent visual quality which would be perfect for getting 8 movies on one 8GB flash drive ... Read more ...
Sep
15
2009



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Is it a Glitch, Bug, or DRM ?

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PC gaming software is one of the highest pirated media out there but Eidos gaming is trying a new method to combat piracy rather than forcing unwanted methods ... Read more ...
Sep
13
2009



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ESPN to Stream College Games to Verizon Phones

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ESPN Mobile TV will stream select college football games live straight to Verizon Wireless customers' mobile phones for ... Read more ...
Sep
13
2009



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Six Monitors Powered by One Video Card

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AMD has announced "Eyefinity", which is a new technology that allows a DirectX 11 capable video card to drive six screens at one time ... Read more ...
Sep
13
2009



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AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 9.9 Drivers

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AMD has released 9.9 drivers that fixes annoying bugs for several different operating systems ... Read more ...
Sep
13
2009



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Pirate Uploads Entire Copy of Pirate Bay

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A worried torrenter has uploaded a copy of the entire Pirate Bay site, including all 873,671 torrent files associated ... Read more ...
Sep
11
2009



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LG Introduces Dual Drived NAS with DVD Burner

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LG launched today its own network attached drive that house two SATA hard drives and a DVD Burner ... Read more ...
Sep
11
2009



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Samsung Adds 65" LCD TV to its Lineup

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Samsung has added a new model to its 650 series line of LCDs that is packed full of features including internet support ... Read more ...
Sep
11
2009



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Pirate Bay Removed from Stock Market

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The Swedish stock exchange has banned the new Pirate Bay owners, Global Gaming Factory X, from trading any shares due to ... Read more ...
Sep
11
2009



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JVC to Release Flagship LCD in US

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After releasing its new top of the line 3D TV overseas,JVC has plans to sell it in the U.S. panel market ... Read more ...
Sep
11
2009



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Microsoft Promises Silverlight 4 by 2010

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The media distribution platform, Silverlight, will be getting upgraded and new features added to provide the same rich interactive experiences we have learned to expect from Microsoft ... Read more ...
Sep
10
2009



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3D Support for Sony's PS3

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Sony announced last week that they are fully behind 3D technology and plans to incorporate it into existing hardware (PS3, etc) are in the works ... Read more ...
Sep
10
2009



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Blu-ray/Streaming Media Player Just Released

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LG Electronics just announced their new Blu-ray player now supports video streams from VUDU, Netflix, Cinema Now, and ... Read more ...
Sep
10
2009



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Netgear Debuts New Entertainment Set-Top Box

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Netgear launches its new Digital Entertainer Live set-top box that connects your HDTV to video sites like Hulu or YouTube ... Read more ...
Sep
9
2009



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Sony to Add "3D Mode" for All Games by 2010

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Sony will be releasing a 3D mode for the PS3 on all games by the end of 2010, as well as its first 3D-compatible Bravia LCD ... Read more ...
Sep
9
2009



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Netflix to Stream Oz for Free

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Netflix announced today that it will be streaming the 1939 classic "Wizard of Oz" FREE for 24 hours in standard definition and HD ... Read more ...
Sep
9
2009



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Toshiba Introduces its First Blu-ray Player

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Toshiba Corp. on Thursday announced its first ever Blu-ray disc player that will retail for under $250 ... Read more ...
Sep
4
2009



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YouTube to Possibly Rent Movies

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YouTube has been in talks with movie studios to offer rental streams of new release movies which will be ... Read more ...
Sep
4
2009



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QuickPlay Gets Set-top Functionality

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Thanks to some new software from QuickPlay, cable and IPTV set-top box owners will have access to control television programming and movies for viewing via ... Read more ...
Sep
4
2009



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Corel Releases WinDVD 2010

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Bring the ultimate movie experience to your PC with Corel® WinDVD® 2010, the world’s leading video and DVD player software ... Read more ...
Sep
3
2009



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Nintendo Browser Finally Free

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Nintendo announced today that the consoles browser, Opera, is once again free and will ... Read more ...
Sep
2
2009



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Firmware 3.0 Just Released for PS3

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Sony has just rolled out firmware version 3.0 for the PlayStation 3 which delivers a host of updates and modifications ... Read more ...
Sep
2
2009



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Vudu Rentals Directly Available on LG HDTVs

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LG Electronics has a new line of HDTVs that will be capable of receiving video streams from the Vudu service without the need for a set-top box ... Read more ...
Sep
2
2009



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ATI Next Video Card Almost 2X Faster

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ATI will soon launch the DirectX 11 performance card, something that they have labeled the RV870 and something that AMD calls Evergreen and should be ... Read more ...
Sep
1
2009



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Marvel Entertainment Sold to Disney for $4,000,000,000

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Disney has purchased Marvel Entertainment and its 5,000 comic characters thats associated with it for a whopping four billion dollars ... Read more ...
Sep
1
2009



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Black Friday Prices in September

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Best Buy is slashing prices on HDTV larger than 39" this week in hopes to boost slow sales and move inventory ... Read more ...
Sep
1
2009



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Free Version of Nero 9 Updates to Version 9.4.12.3d

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Nero offers you the chance to enjoy Nero's world-renowned data disc burning and copying features for an unlimited time, absolutely FREE ... Read more ...
Sep
1
2009