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Blockbuster to Offer $10 Unlimited Rental Weeks Over the Summer

Is Blockbuster getting back in the game again? It would certainly seem so as the company is very interested in convincing us to rent stuff from it. Blockbuster will have a new promotion over the summer, the Summer Escape Pass. read more…

Blu-ray and DVDs Still Reign in U.S. Households

Physical media like Blu-ray and DVDs still reign in U.S. household spending for buying or renting movies. Discs draw in 88 percent of spending. For all the excitement over downloads, they still have only three percent of the movies-on-video market. read more…

Big-Screen Plasmas Being Overtaken by LCD

The first quarter of 2009 saw big screen LCD sales exceed big screen plasma sales for the first time ever. This report from Quixel Research indicates that revenue for the LCD market grew by 55% quarter-to-quarter and 200% year-to-year, while plasma sales dropped 12% quarter-to-quarter and 20% year-to-year. read more…

Starz and Encore On Demand Adds HD VOD Programming in NY

Cablevision Systems Corp. has announced the addition of high-definition video on demand (HD VOD) content from Starz Entertainment’s Starz On Demand and Encore On Demand to the iO TV VOD lineup. read more…

Who Is the King of the Flat Panels ?

If you are wondering who the King of the flat panels are: in overall sales it is Samsung, in LCD it’s Vizio and in plasma it is Panasonic. While Samsung’s LCD and plasma ranks are in second place, the company has 18. read more…

Consumers Wanting More Web-Enabled HDTVs

A new report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reveals that consumers are increasingly calling for web-enabled HDTVs. The survey showed that nearly 14.5 million people want to buy a web-enabled TV and half of all those are looking to buy a TV in the next year. read more…

Quickflix Survey

Movie lovers are settling in to watch their favourite movies at home and are avoiding going out according to a new Quickflix survey. This survey of over 1000 people and their movie viewing habits during the last month showed that over a half of all respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they watched movies at home because going to the cinema was too expensive. read more…

The Pirate Bay Founders Go to Prison! No More Downloads?

The Pirate Bay trial has been in the headlines of various news portals lately. And now the judges have reached a verdict. The founders are sentenced to jail time and fines. The four men will most likely serve 12 months in prison and after the “hard time” will have to pay $3. read more…

NEC NC2500S and NC1600C Projectors to Deliver Real 3D Technology

Monsters vs. Aliens is taking the world by storm these days and apparently to make the most out of this new film from DreamWorks, NEC has taken the initiative to install forty NEC digital cinema projectors in theaters across the US to support the 3D release of the said film. read more…

DTV Coupons Are Available Again

In case you missed out on all those DTV coupons a while ago then you should hurry up and get the newly printed ones which the government has generously provided for you. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced that it has started to ship those much needed $40 coupons. read more…

JL Audio Wins EISA Award for 13TW5

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JL Audio 13TW5 subwoofer has won the renowned EISA award for its superb design, as well as cutting-edge-technologies. EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) has declared the JL Audio 13TW5 as a Best Product 2008-2009. read more…

Cable Providers to Offer Internet TV Starting This Summer

It looks like the big cable names in the USA are interested in Internet TV and the service might roll out this summer. Comcast, Time Warner Cable are negotiating with Viacom and Discovery Communications so we don’t have all the details yet. read more…

iPoint 3D Will Bring Gesture Controls to Your 3D Display

We have one more 3D gadget to show you, one that will affect the way you will use a future 3D display. It’s the iPoint 3D from Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft which is a technology that will let you control your 3D display with simple gestures. read more…

Philips Launches Net TV Service

Philips has launched the Net TV service which will target its high-end TVs users. In case you own one of those Philips 8000 or 9000 sets you will be able to surf selected sites from your own home. Unfortunately not all the Internet will be available for you to enjoy. read more…

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