Daily Archives: Thursday, June 8, 2006

Philips, Lite-on, BenQ prep Blu-ray drives

Philips this week launched its first Blu-ray Disc drive, and was quickly followed by Lite-on and BenQ. Both the Philips and the Lite-on models are due to ship in the UK in August, the two companies said separately.

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New features showing up at TiVo.com

TiVo KidZone Quick Start guide is up. (PDF) Seems like the software update will be following soon. Guru Guides are now online. What They’re Watching is now active too. (Basically TiVo using stars list the shows they recommend.)

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PCs’ key role in HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray war

PCs are emerging as a battleground in the budding war between two technologies vying to be the standard for high-capacity DVDs–and take the lucrative mantle of next benchmark in optical storage.

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