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Death of Blu-ray is imminent  Samsung no longer introducing new players
Death of Blu-ray is imminent Samsung no longer introducing new players
You still remember the format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD? Well, you probably remember, or realize, that Sony-backed Blu-ray won that battle. ...... 18 Feb 2019 - 8 comments
IFA: Samsung unveils first Ultra HD Blu-ray player
IFA: Samsung unveils first Ultra HD Blu-ray player
Samsung has unveiled their first Ultra HD Blu-ray player today at IFA 2015. The players, and the standard, can provide four times the resolution ...... 04 Sep 2015
BDA announces Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with support for 4K resolution video
BDA announces Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with support for 4K resolution video
The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced completed work on the new Ultra HD Blu-ray specification that will support 4K resolution video. ...... 14 May 2015 - 20 comments
Sony making 'The Interview: Freedom Edition available on Blu-ray on February 17th
Sony making 'The Interview: Freedom Edition" available on Blu-ray on February 17th
The now infamous Sony Pictures hit "The Interview" will be available on DVD and Blu-ray as a special "Freedom Edition" collectible disc on February 17th. ...... 15 Jan 2015 - 4 comments
CES 2015: Panasonic unveils first Blu-ray player with native 4K support
CES 2015: Panasonic unveils first Blu-ray player with native 4K support
Panasonic has unveiled the first Blu-ray player with native 4K support today at CES, although the device is still just a prototype. There ...... 06 Jan 2015
Amazon blocks pre-orders of new Warner DVDs, Blu-rays in ploy for leverage with supplier
Amazon blocks pre-orders of new Warner DVDs, Blu-rays in ploy for leverage with supplier
Amazon has shut down the ability to pre-order hit movies from Warner Home Video including "The Lego Movie" as it tries to gain added leverage ...... 12 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Sony, others sue Imation over Blu-ray recordable discs
Sony, others sue Imation over Blu-ray recordable discs
Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer and Philips of the joint venture One-Blue LLC., have sued Imation Corp. claiming that the company has broken patent ...... 23 May 2013 - 25 comments
Apple customers have finally stopped asking for Blu-ray
Apple customers have finally stopped asking for Blu-ray
According to Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller, customers have finally stopped asking for Blu-ray drives in their Macs. Many of the new ...... 27 Oct 2012 - 15 comments
New guide: EasyBD Blu-ray authoring tutorial lesson 1 - A basic disc
New guide: EasyBD Blu-ray authoring tutorial lesson 1 - A basic disc
Late last week I announced a new guide for preparing Blu-ray assets to be used in a new series of AfterDawn guides for authoring Blu-ray discs. ...... 15 Oct 2012 - 2 comments
New guide: Preparing Assets For AfterDawn Blu-ray Authoring
New guide: Preparing Assets For AfterDawn Blu-ray Authoring
Several months ago I contacted Valery Koval, the owner of a small software company called DVD-Logic. I was hoping to get extended access to ...... 10 Oct 2012 - 6 comments
Pioneer shows off Blu-ray writers with XL support
Pioneer shows off Blu-ray writers with XL support
Pioneer has introduced two new Blu-ray writers this week, each with XL support. Blu-ray XL are 100GB discs, the largest available on the market today. ...... 30 Sep 2012 - 12 comments
Rumor: Xbox Next to require always-on Internet connection, have Blu-ray
Rumor: Xbox Next to require "always-on" Internet connection, have Blu-ray
According to sources cited by VG247, the Xbox Next (codenamed Durango) will launch in time for the holidays of 2013. Additionally, the console ...... 03 Apr 2012 - 25 comments
SlySoft introduces 'Speedmenus' for AnyDVD
SlySoft introduces 'Speedmenus' for AnyDVD
New feature skips around time wasting content on Blu-ray. The latest release of SlySoft's AnyDVD software (7.0.0.0) has added a feature called ...... 22 Feb 2012 - 27 comments
DVD-Logic expands their line of free Blu-ray and DVD tools
DVD-Logic expands their line of free Blu-ray and DVD tools
DVD-Logic Software, a company which offers a variety of Blu-ray authoring products, has decided to make a selection of their tools available for free. ...... 30 Dec 2011
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba team up for new DRM
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba team up for new DRM
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba have joined together to create a new content DRM for flash memory cards, including SD cards. ...... 21 Dec 2011 - 9 comments
2011 Blu-ray sales to dwarf 2010 says analyst
2011 Blu-ray sales to dwarf 2010 says analyst
While most of the hype in the video world continues to revolve around the ever expanding world of streaming, Blu-ray continues to gain in popularity. ...... 07 Dec 2011 - 10 comments
Review - Ashampoo Burning Studio 11 - Is simple better?
Review - Ashampoo Burning Studio 11 - Is simple better?
Over the last several years, a wide variety of software has entered the market designed for creating discs in a multitude of multimedia formats. ...... 30 Nov 2011 - 9 comments
'Star Wars' Blu-rays set record
'Star Wars' Blu-rays set record
George Lucas' blockbuster franchise can add another milestone to its celebrated history, the biggest first-week sales for a Blu-ray, ever. ...... 23 Sep 2011 - 14 comments
The rumors are back, is a Blu-ray add-on headed to the Xbox 360?
The rumors are back, is a Blu-ray add-on headed to the Xbox 360?
Thanks to a popular Italian Xbox 360 magazine, the oft-rumored Xbox 360 Blu-ray add-on is back in the news. For years now, there have been ...... 09 Sep 2011 - 8 comments
Guide spotlight: Converting DVD subtitles for Blu-ray authoring
Guide spotlight: Converting DVD subtitles for Blu-ray authoring
In this week's guide spotlight, we will look at the process for converting subtitles ripped from a DVD in SUB/IDX format to the BDN XML format ...... 02 Sep 2011
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