Daily Archives: Monday, November 29, 2004

New DVR may have video on demand

DirecTV is preparing to offer a digital video recorder (DVR) service in mid-2005 that could duplicate virtually every feature now available from current partner TiVo, plus provide video on demand similar to what’s offered on cable, say executives of the … Continue reading

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Firm intros text-friendly two-sided discs

DualDisc and DVD(plus) discs have until now been devoid of graphics, apart from limited text on the inner ring. Because both sides of these CD/DVD hybrids contain optical data, it has been impossible to apply graphics to them.

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Four studios support HD DVD, Toshiba says

Toshiba said Monday that it has won support for the HD DVD optical disc standard from Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures and New Line Cinema, advancing its cause in the battle for the next-generation DVD. Unfortunately, if this holds, … Continue reading

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