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New Chips From Broadcom And ViXS Point To Future DVRs

The CES press releases keep rolling, and both Broadcom and ViXS have announced new chips which have direct applications in the DVR market. This is particularly interesting to me as TiVo has been using Broadcom SoCs since the second spin … Continue reading

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Addonics Offers External Blu-ray & HD DVD Drive

Addonics is offering a multi-format external drive for many computing platforms. Product Features Play Blu-ray™, HD DVD™ or regular DVD movie on your computer Reads data from all popular DVD and CD format – Blu-ray™ and HD DVD™, standard DVD … Continue reading

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Panasonic Bundles Plasma and Blu-ray for $500 Savings

According to this Dow Jones article out of Tokyo, by way of the Netherlands, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., better known by their brand name Panasonic, will begin bundling plasma TVs and Blu-ray Disc players at retailers in the US next … Continue reading

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LG Ships Second Generation BH200 ‘Super Blu’ Dual-Format Player

Announced in September, LG is now shipping their second generation Blu-ray Disc / HD DVD dual-format ‘Super Blu’ deck, the BH200. While their original BH100 was a full Blu-ray player, but not a full HD DVD deck – it could … Continue reading

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High Quality Blu-Ray Player For Under $300 With Five Free Movies

One thing the format war is good at is driving down pricing. Now one of the better current Blu-ray players on the market is selling for less than $300 at Amazon. You can get the Samsung BD-P1400 1080p Blu-Ray Disc … Continue reading

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