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Microsoft Now Denies Blu-ray Disc on Xbox 360

autor: Djuki 16.03.2008 Comments Off

Xbox 360Toshiba lose the high definition format war, and after all eyes are turned to Microsoft – What would they do about HD DVD support on Xbox. Some people expected from Microsoft to back Blu-ray disk and change gears, but this not going to happened.

“Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience,” Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360, told Reuters.

Stan Glasgow, Sony electronics president said that Sony and Microsoft disccusing about adopting the Blu-ray disk format.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said:We’ve already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like, and I think the world moves on. Toshiba has moved on. We’ve moved on, and we’ll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense.“. Nastavi sa čitanjem →

Samsung BD-UP5000 Blu-ray and HD DVD player

autor: Cara 12.01.2008 Comments Off

Everyone that is looking for a Blu-Ray and HD DVD compromise will be quite happy to discover that the Samsung BD-UP5000 has worked to achieve a nice balance between the two formats. With the ability to nicely handle all of the needs of each format without too much trouble, this is the player that will sit on the shelf in solitude without the need for a companion player in order to play everything that you want. While many of the big screen companies are struggling to pick out a single format over the other, this player has worked to bring the two sides together seamlessly and the results are stunning.

Samsung BD-UP5000

Crisp and clear pictures are noticeable, the quickness of the menu changes make it very easy to switch between menus and even chapters and also the ability to plug the unit in using Ethernet makes it incredibly easy to update the unit as new firmware is released. The only major unfortunate news is that the price is looking to be in the range of $1,000. Nastavi sa čitanjem →

Panasonic DMP-BD30

autor: Cara 05.01.2008 Comments Off

As an option in the world of Blu-Ray, the Panasonic DMP-BD30 makes a great choice to look at. However, there are a few drawbacks that are worthy of noting. To start with the drawbacks, there is no Ethernet connection. I know, you are probably thinking what exactly does a Blu-Ray player need Ethernet for, but it is important because this will limit the ability to upgrade the firmware for the player, and also limits the ability to use interactive content that is anticipated to be released soon. The last big piece of bad news is that those who want the best is sound quality will need to purchase a good AV receiver in order to get the type of performance that they really want.

Panasonic DMP-BD30

The good news is that this player is quite good for the price. With a price tag that ranges in the $450 area it is a good buy and provides the ability to insert an SD card that will allow you to play video from AVCHD camcorders as well as from the actual Blu-Ray discs themselves. Additionally the Panasonic DMP-BD30 can hold its own in terms of working to ensure the best in Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio output. Nastavi sa čitanjem →

LG Super Multi Blu BH200

autor: Cara 26.12.2007 Comments Off

LG Super Multi Blu BH200Suddenly deciding that you want to get into the high tech ultra DVD age at this point typically means you are looking at some huge prices for a DVD player that will only play a portion of the movies on the market. The good news is the video quality is better for HD DVD and even Blu Ray; the bad news however is the price of the players as well as the fact that most movies are exclusive to one format or the other. This means to have the widest selection you are generally looking at purchasing two different players, right? Well actually, LG has put their foot down and decided that enough is enough. They have now released the LG Super Multi Blu BH200, which is an upgrade from the BH100 model.

This ingenious little contraption actually allows you to watch HD DVD and Blu Ray discs from the very same machine! This is huge for those who really want the improved quality without forking over several thousand for both players. While the price itself is still a bit high, coming in at $999 it is still a lot cheaper than purchasing a HD DVD player as well as a Blu Ray disc. Nastavi sa čitanjem →