AnyDVD HD released by Slysoft

February 18, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Slysoft have released the new version of AnyDVD which now also supports HD-DVDs. AnyDVD allows you to unprotect your (HD-)DVDs from DRM and copy them. The advantage of stripping your (HD-)DVDs is that you can play them in any player of your choice and skip the adverts at the beginning of the disk. AnyDVD removes […]


Panasonic unveiled Hollywood Blu-ray Testing Center

February 3, 2007 by techbuzz | Leave a Comment

Traditional DVD will have to replace HD DVD format in the near future with the grand arrival of Blu-ray disc. Though HD DVD drives can be produced and sold easily, yet in comparison with Blu-ray in terms of storage capacity for content, it lags much behind. Nielsen VideoScan conducted a market research recently in the […]


Toshiba’s first HD DVD-R laptop

January 18, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

Thats it: the first HD DVD-R laptop, announced by Toshiba. The laptop will sadly just be available in Japan to begin with. Apart from the HD DVD burner the other specs of the laptop, which will cost around $4,000 when it comes out in Europe, are also nice: 17″ display, 160GB HDD and so on. […]


HD DVD cracked: pirated versions on Bittorrent

January 16, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

ArsTechnica has picked up the story that the first pirated HD DVD can be found on Bittorrent, as can be seen on a screenshot at HDTVBlogger (for legal reasons we are not going to use this screenshot). This comes just after a month of HDDVDBackup. We will have to wait and see how the industry […]


HD DVD versus Blu-Ray – will the adult film industry decide again?

January 15, 2007 by poeloq | 3 Comments

VHS may be outdated now, but it did show one major influence in film format competition rules: the adult film industry. When the adult film industry started to use the VHS media for technical (longer playingtime) and legal (other companies did not want the adult film industry to use their format) reasons the battle between […]


“Total Hi Def” dual-format discs to be launched by mid-2007

January 12, 2007 by techbuzz | Leave a Comment

The clash of the titans, that is, the war between two high-definition DVD formats – Blu-Ray, backed by a Sony led consortium and HD DVD, whose group is led by Toshiba Corp. has warmed up. This long drawn battle has led many to postulate that both the formats would co-exist side by side. However, Kevin […]


LG Electronics launches the only multi-format next-gen DVD player

January 9, 2007 by techbuzz | 1 Comment

South Korea’s LG Electronics has launched the so called Super Multi Blue Player at the 2007 International CES exhibition, that has just opened. The player, LG BH100, will be introduced in the he United States during the first quarter of 2007, and is the first player on the market with the capability to play both […]