Entries in 'blu-ray' (122)

Now HD-DVD is losing the porn war

Now HD-DVD is losing the porn war

Though it might seem insignificant compared to the recent decision from Warner, the latest studio to pull out of HD-DVD production could deliver an equally large blow to HD-DVD’s survival ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2008 at 5:29PM in News
Toshiba plans HD-DVD price cut

Toshiba plans HD-DVD price cut

Following a torrid week that has seen Warner defect to Blu-Ray and other studios, such as Paramount and Universal, waiver in their support, CNN Money claims that Toshiba is ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2008 at 11:04AM in News
Universal next to abandon HD-DVD?

Universal next to abandon HD-DVD?

Following Warner’s high-profile defection to Blu-Ray, and the news that Paramount has an escape clause in its HD-DVD contract, Variety reports that studio powerhouse Universal could be the next firm ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2008 at 11:44AM in News
Microsoft would consider 360 Blu-Ray drive

Microsoft would consider 360 Blu-Ray drive

Xbox 360 format holder Microsoft has said that whilst its gaming unit still fully backs Toshiba’s HD-DVD hi-def format, it could still consider supporting Sony’s rival Blu-Ray technology.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2008 at 9:57AM in News

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Paramount denies Blu-Ray defection

Paramount denies Blu-Ray defection

Following the recent news that Warner Bros is to drop its support of Toshiba’s HD-DVD hi-def movie format, fellow movie studio Paramount has denied that it is to do the ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2008 at 11:37AM in News
CES 2008: HD-DVD conference cancelled

CES 2008: HD-DVD conference cancelled

Following the news that Warner is to cease production of HD-DVD movies and instead exclusively support Sony’s rival Blu-Ray format, last night’s CES 2008 North American HD-DVD Promotion Group conference ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2008 at 11:27AM in News
CES 2008: Manufacturers react to Warner’s Blu-Ray backing

CES 2008: Manufacturers react to Warner’s Blu-Ray backing

In a massive blow to Toshiba’s HD-DVD hi-def disc format, content giant Warner Bros has announced that it is to release future HD movie content exclusively on Sony’s Blu-Ray format, ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2008 at 11:21AM in News
PS3 Blu-Ray player gets update

PS3 Blu-Ray player gets update

PS3’s reputation as one of the best Blu-Ray players on the marketplace will take a further boost tomorrow with the arrival of Sony’s latest firmware update, taking the disc standard ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2007 at 4:02PM in News

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Blu-Ray bossing European hi-def market

Blu-Ray bossing European hi-def market

Whist it remains too early to predict if one format will emerge victorious in the ongoing battle to capture the hi-def disc format crown, Sony’s Blu-Ray standard appears to be ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2007 at 5:03PM in News
Sony unveils Xmas PS3 TV campaign

Sony unveils Xmas PS3 TV campaign


Sony has revealed details of its first ever dedicated PS3 Christmas TV campaign in Europe – which will concentrate on the high definition capabilities of the system.

Themed around the ...
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 23rd 2007 at 2:45PM in News
Microsoft aims to drive HD-DVD

Microsoft aims to drive HD-DVD

With market analysts claiming that Blu-Ray is slowly taking charge of the hi-def format war, Microsoft has teamed up with HD-DVD creator Toshiba to form the Advanced Interactivity Consortium, a ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2007 at 1:53PM in News
Sony to take PS3 on tour

Sony to take PS3 on tour

SONY IS sending its next-generation console on a UK tour to show off its worth as an interactive entertainment hub.

The ‘PlayStation 3 UK Tour’ will focus on the non-gaming capabilities ...
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 28th 2007 at 10:42AM in News

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Blu-Ray to front Sony marketing attack

Blu-Ray to front Sony marketing attack

Though it remains one of PS3’s most controversial out-of-the-box inclusions, SCE president Kaz Hirai has told The Financial Times that Blu-Ray will form a major part of Sony’s future marketing ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2007 at 1:07PM in News
Ninja Theory leaps into Blu-Ray debate

Ninja Theory leaps into Blu-Ray debate

It was Sony’s decision to include its high-capacity Blu-Ray disc format in PS3 that has been attributed with driving up the price of the machine – so Sony will be ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 29th 2007 at 2:42PM in News
Now Epic questions 360 disc capacity

Now Epic questions 360 disc capacity

Just two weeks after Bizarre Creations both confirmed and then denied that the storage limits of Xbox 360’s DVD format has lead to cuts in the feature-set of Project Gotham ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2007 at 11:56AM in News
PS3 boosts Blu-Ray sales by 1000 per cent

PS3 boosts Blu-Ray sales by 1000 per cent

With Sony’s high definition Blu-Ray format seemingly pulling away from Toshiba’s rival HD-DVD standard in the current hi-def war, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that European Blu-Ray sales have ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2007 at 5:03PM in News

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Sony cuts price of Blu-ray player

Sony cuts price of Blu-ray player

Sony has cut $100 off the price of its standalone Blu-ray player in the US.

by Lisa Foster
on Jun 5th 2007 at 2:00PM in News
Microsoft boss belittles Blu-Ray

Microsoft boss belittles Blu-Ray

Speaking to The Times, the UK Xbox boss suggested that the supposed battle between the two formats may be rendered obsolete by future technology.

“It’s nowhere near the importance of ...
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 26th 2007 at 11:45AM in News
Xbox could yet support Blu-Ray

Xbox could yet support Blu-Ray

In an interview with the BBC, Xbox UK boss Neil Thompson has claimed that if Sony’s Blu-Ray format emerges triumphant in the high definition DVD war, Microsoft would consider backing ...
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2007 at 11:00AM in News
Blu-Ray beats HD-DVD for second month

Blu-Ray beats HD-DVD for second month

According to US trade magazine Video Business, Blu-Ray has outsold HD-DVD in North America for the second month running.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 14th 2007 at 11:15AM in News
Blu-Ray player cost slashed in US

Blu-Ray player cost slashed in US

As the battle to secure top spot in the next-gen high definition race continues to heat up, Sony has slashed the price of its standalone BDP-S300 Blu-Ray disc player in ...
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2007 at 2:15PM in News
PS3 buyers invited to Casino Royale

PS3 buyers invited to Casino Royale

The first European owners to sign up to the PlayStation Network – PS3’s online interface – will receive the movie on a 50GB dual-layer disc, encoded with a 1080HP high ...
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 12th 2007 at 2:30PM in News