Posts Tagged ‘ Blu-ray ’

Finding the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

November 19, 2013
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Finding the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

Fifty years is a long time in the world of television unless you’re a Time Lord. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special for several months. Back when I renewed my contract with Verizon FIOS, I was surprised when I learned that BBC America was not part of the Prime HD...

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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

March 28, 2013
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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

I’ve been re-watching Game of Thrones season 2 to get ready for this Sunday’s season 3 premiere on HBO at 9 PM. For those of you with Verizon FIOS, HBO is free this weekend, so enjoy. Now for some thoughts on the season 2 Blu-ray: The recently released Game of Thrones Season Two Blu-Ray / DVD...

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Game of Thrones Season 3: One Place to Watch and an HBO GO Surprise?

February 18, 2013
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Game of Thrones Season 3: One Place to Watch and an HBO GO Surprise?

HBO is following the same playbook as last year to build excitement and subscribers for the season three premiere of Game of Thrones. HBO tightly controls where you can watch its shows. While other networks will make their shows available on iTunes, Amazon or their websites the next day, the only place to watch...

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome: How Best to Watch on YouTube

November 11, 2012
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Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome: How Best to Watch on YouTube

The Battlestar Galactica spin-off series, Blood and Chrome is now available on YouTube via the Machinima channel (videos below). When the first preview of Blood and Chrome leaked out on the Internet, it was unknown where the series would show up first: the SyFy channel, the web or some other distribution channel. According to...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray Review

July 22, 2012
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Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray Review

On July 24th, the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on Blu-ray. To offer a taste of the revamped audio and video, CBS has released a Blu-ray sampler (Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level) well ahead of this Tuesday’s release. The disc contains three of the better...

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2012 Panasonic Blu-ray Players Get Firmware and Smartphone App Updates

June 25, 2012
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2012 Panasonic Blu-ray Players Get Firmware and Smartphone App Updates

Panasonic’s 2012 3D Blu-ray players have now received their second firmware update, version 1.39, since being released in North America. The update covers the DMP-BDT220, 320 and 500. Panasonic has also released an iPhone and iPad app to control the players as well. More on that later. First, I’ll focus on the firmware updates....

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Warner Brothers Blu-ray Blowout

May 21, 2012
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Warner Brothers Blu-ray Blowout

While the Internet can do lots of things, it still doesn’t provide the best audio and video experience for your home theater. That distinction still rests with the physical entity known as the Blu-ray disc. I’m always on the look out for great Blu-ray deals. Lately, I’ve had some good luck at Newbury Comics...

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Best Buy’s DVD for Blu-ray Trade-In Program

April 25, 2012
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Best Buy’s DVD for Blu-ray Trade-In Program

Best Buy is running a DVD buy back promotion to drive in-store Blu-ray sales. Through May 12th, if you bring a DVD into the store, you will receive a $5 coupon for any new Blu-ray priced $9.99 or more. There’s a limit of 5 redemptions per day which is probably targeted against Ebay sellers....

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iTunes Digital Copy Bargains: Harry Potter and Wolverine Blu-rays

April 19, 2012
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iTunes Digital Copy Bargains: Harry Potter and Wolverine Blu-rays

Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for Blu-rays that come with an iTunes digital copy. I’m especially keen on ones I can find on sale or better yet the ones in the used Blu-ray rack. Two recent finds have been the Harry Potter movies and Wolverine. Starting last year, there were limited edition releases...

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Why Apple TV Won’t Kill Blu-Ray, Yet

March 28, 2012
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Why Apple TV Won’t Kill Blu-Ray, Yet

MG Siegler recently penned a piece called, “The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs“. Not so fast MG! While the Apple TV is easy to use and provides a great overall user experience, there’s several barriers to it or any connected device or platform killing off Blu-ray. Yes, this...

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Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-Ray Player Review and Tips

March 19, 2012
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Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-Ray Player Review and Tips

While the new 2012 Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is an entry level 3D Blu-ray player, don’t lower your expectations. This model packs in an impressive set of features at a $150 suggested retail price ($135 at Amazon). It also shares the same internals for audio and video processing as the more expensive DMP-BDT320 and DMP-BDT500. However,...

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