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  • DVD DRM Circumvention Firm Shuts Down Surrounded by Mystery

    02/25/2016 10:21:16 PM PST · by Utilizer · 10 replies
    SOFTPEDIA ^ | Feb 25, 2016 18:37 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    SlySoft Inc. is a software company registered in the Carribean country of Antigua and Barbuda. For the past few years, the firm has been a thorn in the side of Hollywood studios and game makers by creating and releasing software that would circumvent DRM and copyright protections on CDs and DVDs. Its product line includes tools like AnyDVD, AnyDVD HD, Clone CD, CloneDVD mobile, Virtual Clone Drive, Game Jackal, and Game Jackal Enterprise. With no doubt, the company's most known product is AnyDVD, a device driver used by many movie, game, and software piracy groups (and even home users) to...
  • The Rebel: The Complete Series [The Collector's Edition] Released Aug. 18 [Johnny Yuma]

    07/12/2015 9:56:12 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    shoutfactory ^ | June 2015 | shoutfactory
    'Til his dyin' breath, he'd search his soul and gamble with death. Finally available in a fully authorized, complete series collection, The Rebel rides into your living room on DVD! The Rebel follows the exploits of former Confederate soldier Johnny Yuma. Haunted by his experiences in the Civil War, and obsessed with chronicling his adventures in his journal, the young and intense Yuma wanders the West in search of causes to champion, wrongs to be righted… and his own inner peace.
  • Over 100 more movies that really ought to be on DVD

    07/30/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2014
    I’ve learned a lot from the outpouring of reader response to my two recent columns — 64 clips of movies you can’t find on DVD and Even more clips (70, in fact) of flicks you can’t find on DVD — about movies you can’t find on DVD.
  • Recording youtube clips to DVD

    03/01/2014 9:33:05 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    muhself | 3-1-14 | TZ
    Wanting to record some "how-to" videos to a DVD disk for future use in a portable , battery-operated DVD play-only device. is there a way to do this and do so without signing up for a youtube account?
  • Batman TV Show Is Coming to DVD

    01/16/2014 11:27:13 AM PST · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    TVGuide ^ | January 16, 2014
    The original Batman TV series from the 1960s, starring Adam West as the Caped Crusader, is finally going to be available to own. ... The series, which ran from 1966 to 1968 on ABC, featured guest stars including Milton Berle, Vincent Price, Liberace and Zsa Zsa Gabor, as well as Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.
  • Animal Farm dvd's in bulk quanities?

    09/27/2013 1:12:18 PM PDT · by eccentric · 12 replies
    vanity | Sep 27, 2013 | Linda Martinez
    I would like to get all my friends and family dvd's of the old "Animal Farm" movie for Christmas. I saw it for sale at Dollar Tree once, so I know they are available cheap somewhere in the public domain. Does anyone know where I can buy some?
  • Help with DVD Blu Ray Drives

    09/14/2013 5:25:27 AM PDT · by raybbr · 27 replies
    FReerepublic ^ | 9/14/2013 | raybbr
    Help! I have a Blu Ray R/W drive that I added to my HP PC. It also has the original DVD R/W drive. The other day I ripped a Blu Ray disc and it worked fine. Today neither drive recognizes that a disc is in it. I have a dvd in each drive and they both come back empty when I look at them in Explorer. I have W8. The Blu Ray is a LITE-ON Blu Ray 3D Feature IHBS112-04 - OEM. It has been working fine till now. The DVD is a the original HP install. I have uninstalled...
  • 'The Bible' Miniseries Breaks New DVD Record; Set for World Release

    06/29/2013 10:38:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    The History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries continues reaching impressive milestones, with news on Thursday that it has sold 1 million units across Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD™ platforms. "We are thrilled that THE BIBLE series continues to be enjoyed by millions across the country. The response to the series on television was overwhelming and clearly families are now wanting to own the DVD and enjoy it with family and friends," said husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who co-produced the 10-part miniseries. "There are many people that are gifting it to others to share the good news far...
  • 'The Bible' Shatters Home Video Sales Records in First Week

    04/09/2013 12:13:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 4/9/13 | Breitbart News
    The History Channel's just-wrapped miniseries The Bible isn't done changing the pop culture landscape quite yet. The program's ratings gave the cable channel a massive boost, holding firm against even the season finale of AMC's The Walking Dead. Now, the miniseries' home video debut has become the biggest selling TV on DVD in the last 5 years and the biggest miniseries of all time on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD in its first week of release. According to the Association for Christian Retail, The Bible is the fastest pre-selling faith based title in its 60-year history. It also ranked first...
  • Dish to close 300 Blockbuster stores, 3,000 jobs may be lost

    01/22/2013 9:40:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 22, 2013 | Liana Baker in New York and Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore
    Dish Network Corp plans to close 300 Blockbuster stores in the United States in the coming weeks and could lay off as many as 3,000 employees, a move that comes days after the DVD rental firm's UK unit went into administration. Dish is trying to shed unprofitable Blockbuster outlets as online retailers like Amazon.Com Inc and download sites like Apple Inc's iTunes eat away at Blockbuster's business model. The potential job cuts represent about 40 percent of Blockbuster's U.S. workforce of 7,300 people. "We continue to see value in the Blockbuster brand and we will continue to analyze store-level profitability...
  • Anti-Obama DVD floods local mailboxes

    10/25/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10-18-2012 | Jim Stratton
    A conservative, California-based filmmaker said this week that his company is distributing more than a million free copies of a conspiracy-laden DVD that claims much of what the public knows about President Barack Obama's early life is false. The movie — called "Dreams From My Real Father" — began appearing in Central Florida mailboxes sometime last week. It is the work of Joel Gilbert, a director whose other movies have focused on everything from militant Islam to Bob Dylan to Elvis Presley. He said the DVD is being sent to swing states, including Florida and Ohio, but would not say...
  • Obama 2016 Out on DVD

    10/21/2012 9:58:12 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    American Catholic ^ | Sunday, October 21, 2012 A.D | Donald R. McClarey
    Dinesh D’Souza’a Obama 2016 is out on DVD.  It has no special features, but I would recommend purchasing it if you didn’t see the movie.  During its theatrical release earlier this year it earned a stunning 33,000,000 which is fantastic box office for a documentary.  Here is my review which I originally posted on September 2 after seeing the film in a theater:My family and I went to see the documentary Obama 2016 yesterday.  The documentary is based on Dinesh D’Souza’s book The Roots of Obama’s Rage which posits that the key to understanding Obama is that he is motivated by...
  • Look Out, Netflix! Her Comes Verizon & Redbox!

    12/09/2011 2:31:59 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 21 replies ^ | December 8, 2011 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2011) -- Verizon may be planning to launch a service next spring that would compete directly with Netflix and could involve a partnership with Redbox, according to several news reports. Reuters reported Tuesday that Verizon was negotiating agreements with media companies for the right to stream their content. The wire service added that Verizon was interested in launching a streaming offering in areas outside of its FiOS TV markets. For instance, if you could not subscribe to FiOS where you live, you could subscribe to Verizon's Netflix-like streaming service. And TechCrunch, the AOL tech site, reports...
  • Can Anyone Tell Me Where I Can Get The DVD "A Boy Ten Feet Tall"?

    11/18/2011 3:35:59 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    A young boy living in Port Said, Egypt, narrowly escapes a bomb blast that destroys the apartment block where he lives. After discovering that both his parents were killed in the explosion, he decides to travel (on foot) to Durban, South Africa, to be with his only living relative, an aunt. During his 4500 mile journey across africa he has many adventures including a first hand experience with the slave trade and living for a time with a band of poachers and criminals. After several months of travel he finally arrives at his destination. Saw this movie on TV...
  • Redbox: New Daily DVD Rental Price

    10/27/2011 7:01:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Email from Redbox
    Redbox is making an announcement about its prices today, and we want to make sure that you hear it from us first. Starting on Monday, October 31, the daily rental charge for DVDs will change to $1.20 a day.* The price change is due to rising operating expenses, including new increases in debit card fees. Daily rental charges for Blu-ray™ Discs and video games won't change.** Additional-day charges for DVDs rented before 10/31 won't be affected, either. In order to make the transition easier, Redbox will discount the first day of all online DVD rentals to $1.00 from 10/31 through...
  • Well whaddya know: Netflix changes it's mind about splitting

    10/10/2011 11:07:24 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 28 replies
    my wife's email | 10/10/11 | Netflix
    My wife just received the following email... Dear xxxxxxx, It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs. This means no change: one website, one account, one password…in other words, no Qwikster. While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes. The email goes on to advertise what neat things they now offer, etc. etc. Looks like the feedback from the general public caused someone high up in the ranks at Netflix...
  • Palin "Undefeated" DVD Parties (Vanity)

    09/25/2011 8:53:36 AM PDT · by ak267 · 25 replies
    ak267 | 9-25-2011 | ak267
    Since the moment Sarah Palin stepped on the national stage, her followers from O4P, C4P, and Team Sarah (to name a few) have been working in the background to promote her, defend her, and lay the foundations for a 2012 POTUS run. With the DVD release on October 4th, Palin supporters have an opportunity to sway voters to her cause. So, fellow Palanistas, if you have an "Undefeated" movie night, have it listed.
  • Netflix about to make a big mistake.

    09/19/2011 5:56:25 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 173 replies · 1+ views
    netflix ^ | September 19, 2012 | -Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix
    On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO of Netflix wrote: Dear Chris, I messed up. I owe you an explanation. It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming and the price changes. That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology. Let me explain what we are doing. For the past five years, my greatest fear at Netflix has been that we wouldn't make the leap from success...
  • Atlas Shrugged Pt 1 DVD out Nov 8

    09/02/2011 11:46:17 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    Atlas Shrugged ^ | 9/2/11 | raccoonradio
    It's the twilight, he thought. I hate the twilight...He glanced back. The white rectangle stood above the roofs, saying in immovable finality: September 2. Oh: Atlas Shrugged on DVD Nov. 19. Liberals hate it. That's all you need know.
  • Dish Network to Keep 1,500 Blockbuster Stores

    07/24/2011 7:31:22 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 38 replies
    Dish Network has decided to keep more than 1,500 Blockbuster stores open, but will close about 200, Blockbuster said Thursday. There was no immediate word on which stores will stay open or be closed. The satcaster purchased the video retailer in April in a bankruptcy auction. Since then, there has been widespread speculation that Dish would use some Blockbuster retail locations to sell its satellite TV service and related products. However, Netflix's recent decision to change its pricing structure may be fueling interest by Dish to keep as many Blockbuster stores open as possible. Dish's executives may now believe that...
  • Question about VHS to DVD Conversion (Vanity)

    06/25/2011 2:49:36 PM PDT · by StonyMan451 · 32 replies
    StonyMan451 | 6/25/2011 | StonyMan451
    I have a question. I would like to get a system to convert old VHS video tapes to DVDs. Simplicity is key. Ideally, I would like to be able to simply put a tape into the machine, along with a blank DVD, push a button, and walk away. Money is not the key issue here, but I do want good quality results. I would be willing to go up to about $400 without blinking an eye, for the right system. If such a push-button system is not available, I could do a Windows 7 thing, but I'd prefer not to....
  • Vanity: 1.high speed internet, 2.storing/playing dvds on hard drives 3.boosting cell phone

    06/01/2011 4:23:05 PM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 27 replies
    Vanity | 6/1/2011 | Jabba The Nutt
    I have various tech needs that I'm looking for solutions for. Ideas? Bueller....Bueller....Bueller....
  • Panasonic to Release 100GB Rewritable Blu-ray Disc

    04/06/2011 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Tech-On! ^ | Apr 5, 2011 15:24 | Ikutaro Kojima,
    Panasonic Corp's Digital AVC Marketing Division will release a rewritable single-sided three-layer Blu-ray disc that is compatible with the Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format and has a capacity of 100 Gbytes April 15, 2011. The company claims that it is the world's first rewritable Blu-ray disc with a capacity of 100 Gbytes. The new product is a 2x-speed recordable Blu-ray disc compatible with the BDXL Part1 Version3, and its capacity is twice as large as that of an existing single-sided two-layer Blu-ray disc (50 Gbytes). Specifically, it is possible to record about 12 hours of a terrestrial digital TV program in...
  • Netflix Is Abandoning DVDs, Customers Who Prefer DVDs

    01/18/2011 6:20:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 98 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 01/18/2010 | Tim Grierson
    When Netflix started up more than 10 years ago, its sales pitch was pretty simple: Hey, subscribe to us, and we'll mail you DVDs that you can then mail back to us without worrying about any late fees. But as the rental market moves toward online and on-demand models, Netflix's iconic red envelopes may eventually become as antiquated as VHS tapes. Beefing up their streaming business, Netflix has predicted that in about two years their economics will be geared more toward their "Watch Instantly" service than through physical discs. For that to happen, Netflix will have to nudge their DVD-loyal...
  • Blu-ray barely better than DVD

    11/27/2010 2:52:35 PM PST · by snarkpup · 88 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 25th November 2010 17:51 GMT | Caleb Cox
    Blu-ray discs are supposed to represent "the maximum high-definition experience" yet there is little difference in quality to that of a DVD, apparently. A study by consumer advocate Which? found less than a third of Blu-ray films demonstrate an exceptional difference compared to the equivalent DVD, and with a large gulf between the best and worst, HD quality is inconsistent.
  • Attention techies. Do DVD recorders allow you to record from a cable's DVR recorder? (vanity)

    11/08/2010 6:19:51 AM PST · by Doogle · 30 replies
    10/08/10 | me
    I'm interested in buying a DVD recorder. My main reason is to allow me to record certain programming for easy reference. After recording a program on my cable company's DVR and it's saved, you get the options, and one of those options is "record to VCR"....are there DVD recorders out there that allow you to record SAVED DVR programs? The reason I ask is you get people saying it's difficult because most DVD recorders don't have tuners. That's not my problem, or inquire, I don't want to record "live" broadcasts, just the ones I've saved digitally on the cable DVR.
  • Yep, Apple Killed The CD Today

    10/21/2010 12:38:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 109 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | MG Siegler
    Stop. Take a deep breath. Before my headline gets you all worked up, consider what I'm saying here. The CD and other optical discs, like DVDs and Blu-rays, are obviously going to live on for a while as a way to transport media. But make no mistake that today, with two unveilings, Apple has effectively sealed the fate of the optical disc in the computer industry. Soon, it will go the way of the floppy disk... First of all, the first-generation Airs were a bad combination of underpowered and overpriced. That is no longer the case. Second, they required some...
  • Archbishop [Nienstedt]: Anti-Gay Marriage DVD Will be Mailed to All MN Catholics

    09/21/2010 1:12:19 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies
    KSTP ^ | 09/21/2010 | Mark Albert
    Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Monday that every Catholic in the state will be mailed a DVD defending marriage as between one man and one woman, as he hopes to "rally the troops" around the Church's position on the divisive issue just six weeks before Election Day. Nienstedt appears at the beginning of the eight-minute video, which was prepared by the Knights of Columbus, and will be mailed to the state's Catholics on Wednesday, paid for by a large donation, the archbishop told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Monday evening. The archdiocesan website lists the state's Catholic population at "approximately 800,000." "Our target...
  • Paperless Navigation

    05/31/2010 7:59:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 462+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 5/31/2010 | The Strategy Page
    After five years of testing, the U.S. Navy is finally entering the digital age for navigation. Five years ago, the first all digital navigation system was installed, in the USS Cape St. George (a cruiser). Called the Voyage Management System (VMS), this version used 29 CDs containing the 12,000 paper nautical charts that were stored in several large filing cabinets on the Cape St. George. The current version of VMS puts all the electronic charts on one high density DVD, or a portable hard drive. The navy has been working on VMS since the 1990s, and the first thing they...
  • New DVD Helps Children Deal With Deployment

    03/31/2010 5:12:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 248+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2010 – Defense and USO officials joined military families at the U.S. Navy Memorial here yesterday to celebrate the launch of a new DVD created to help military children cope with a parent’s deployment. Trevor Romain, award-winning author and children's books illustrator, jokes with military children after a USO-sponsored film screening of the DVD "With You All the Way” at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2010. The DVD was designed for military children dealing with deployment. USO photo by Mike Theiler  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "With You All the Way” --...
  • Video rental stores fading to black

    02/23/2010 11:18:29 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 65 replies · 1,368+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/23/10 | Johnny Diaz
    Convenience, choice drawing consumers to other movie options On a recent weekday, Ken Moore browsed the new release wall at Hollywood Video but he couldn’t avoid the “Store Closing’’ banners that draped the inside and outside of the Quincy store. “I’m like a dinosaur,’’ said the father of two from Milton. “People tell me ‘You’re still going to the video store?’ and I’m like ‘Yeah.’ ’’ Moore is a part of a growing minority of movie renters who shun the convenience of instantly uploading moves online or grabbing a DVD at supermarket kiosks in favor of roaming the aisles of...
  • Tech Question "This program is not recordable in +VR mode. E 45" DVD Recording Errors. What is it?

    02/16/2010 7:28:23 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 519+ views
    From the Real World ^ | 2/16/2010 | Dallas59
    Have a Philips DVD recorder and DirecTV HD. Been getting ALOT of these errors lately when trying to record certain programs. Have tried using all DVD formats +RW, -RW and so on with no luck. Been having to resort to VHS on some programs. Any ideas?
  • When Films are Ruined by ‘Special Features’

    02/09/2010 11:40:57 AM PST · by AJKauf · 37 replies · 1,484+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 9 | Zombie
    Recently I rented a DVD of the award-winning 2003 documentary Winged Migration. Famed as one of the most unique and beautiful films ever made, Winged Migration literally takes the viewer up into the sky as it follows birds on their long-distance seasonal flights around the world. Somehow, seemingly as if by magic, the cameras are right there amongst the migrating birds, and you feel as if you are flying thousands of feet in the air with your fellow avians over landscapes which range from the picturesque to the breathtaking. When the film was over, all I could say was “Wow!”...
  • Netflix to delay renting new Warner Bros. DVDs

    01/06/2010 3:01:13 PM PST · by packrat35 · 46 replies · 1,080+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 06, 2010 | MSNBC
    Netflix to delay renting some new DVDs Subscribers must wait 28 days under new deal; other studios may follow news services updated 4:06 p.m. CT, Wed., Jan. 6, 2010 Netflix's 11 million subscribers will have to wait nearly an extra month to rent the latest movies by Warner Bros. Under an agreement announced Wednesday, Netflix's DVD-by-mail service won't send out Warner Bros.' latest DVD and Blu-ray discs during the first 28 days after they hit the market. The deal is a first for Netflix. The company expects to reach similar agreements with other major movie studios later this year....
  • News for Netflix customers

    01/06/2010 1:45:43 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 28 replies · 1,284+ views
    CNN | Wed, January 6, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Just read a small story about Netflix. Netflix just cut a deal with Time Warner, not to rent Time Warners new releases for a month after release. This will give Time Warner the ability to sell more copies of their new movies for a month, to customers who "just can't wait" to see the new shows. In exchange for this concession, Time Warner, will sell the DVDs to Netflix at a dicounted rate at the end of that month. And here comes the point that most interests *me*. They (Rime Warner) will allow netflix a greater level of access to...
  • Redbox Rents Record-Breaking Two Million DVDs On New Year's Eve

    01/02/2010 1:27:23 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 35 replies · 1,723+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | January 2, 2010
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Redbox, the fully-automated DVD rental provider located at the nation's leading grocery, mass, drug and convenience stores, rented more than two million DVDs on New Year's Eve surpassing the Company's previous one day rental record by more than one-hundred-seventy-thousand rentals. "District 9," "G-Force," "Paranormal Activity" and "Julie & Julia" were among the night's top rentals. With more than 19,000 locations nationwide, consumers have embraced the convenience, fun and value of redbox. "With many Americans celebrating New Year's Eve at home and many more resolving to save money in 2010, redbox proved a great...
  • Great Additions to your DVD Library II: The Sequel

    12/11/2009 12:32:47 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 6 replies · 560+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 11, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Enough cool suggestions were made by you that I have decided to add them to some of my selections which didn’t make my first cut and post a second list of titles that will add flavor to your home library.
  • $1 DVD rentals costing (Hollywood) biz $1 bil: study (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/08/2009 6:32:33 AM PST · by abb · 90 replies · 2,047+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 7, 2009 | Carl DiOrio
    Falling home video revenue is decreasing jobs, film prod'n A regional economic group estimates that dollar DVD rentals from Redbox and others has cost the entertainment industry $1 billion and that the "ripple effect" will cost hundreds of millions more. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. study said the nationwide declines in home video revenue will cause an additional $500 million in losses as more than 9,000 related job cuts wipe out almost $400 million in wages, primarily in Southern California. The dramatic assessment comes amid growing popularity among recession-wracked consumers of ultracheap disc rentals offered by Redbox and...
  • Man arrested at B.C. border with 'terrorist resources'

    11/13/2009 10:27:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 39 replies · 2,180+ views - THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | Updated: Wed Nov. 11 2009 05:51:51 | n/a
    The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — SNIPPET: "Khaled Nawaya, a flight instructor, was arrested by Canada Border Services agents when they found $800,000 in gold coins and other currency in his car and pockets on Oct. 6, as he crossed into Surrey, B.C., near Vancouver." SNIPPET: "He'd been living in the U.S. since he was 17 and had gained approval for permanent residency in Canada. Besides the gold, Canadian agents found a ring bearing the insignia of Hezbollah, which has been listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government since 2002. They also seized 9/11 conspiracy theory-themed DVDs and a...
  • Shrimp's eye points way to better DVDs

    10/25/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT · by decimon · 37 replies · 1,252+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 25, 2009 | Ben Hirschler
    LONDON (Reuters) – The amazing eyes of a giant shrimp living on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could hold the key to developing a new type of super high-quality DVD player, British scientists said on Sunday. Mantis shrimps, dubbed "thumb splitters" by divers because of their vicious claws, have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. They can see in 12 primary colors, four times as many as humans, and can also detect different kinds of light polarization -- the direction of oscillation in light waves.
  • End of the world as Hollywood knows it

    10/21/2009 10:44:28 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 71 replies · 2,247+ views
    CNet News ^ | 20 October 2009 | Greg Sandoval
    To: Charlize Theron, Hugh Jackman, Seth Rogen, Tina Fey, Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, every actor, actress, screenwriter, costumer, best boy, cameraman, set designer, makeup artist, and agent--plus anyone else who makes their living in the film industry. From: Greg Sandoval, CNET media reporter and film fan. Re: Your livelihood Cut your spending. Save your money. Many of the revenue streams that have gushed into your industry for decades, some for nearly a century, are about to dry up. This will likely mean a period of belt tightening like you've never seen before. The end is coming for DVDs, traditional movie...
  • Maybe DVD Sales Collapsed Because Movies Suck

    10/14/2009 8:02:11 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 118 replies · 3,623+ views ^ | 13 Oct 2009 | John Nolte
    Maybe DVD Sales Collapsed Because Movies SuckPosted By John Nolte On October 13, 2009 @ 2:31 pm In Entertainment, News | 163 Comments Everyone seems to have an opinion as to why DVD sales have cratered since hitting their peak in 2006, but no one’s looking at the obvious answer. Plunging sales have been blamed on piracy [1], competing technologies such as video games [2]and low-priced rental outlets like Redbox [3]… everything but the quality of the actual films. First and foremost, I’m a movie lover. Nothing competes for my attention in this regard, including dollar rentals and the like. But...
  • Wal-Mart Scales Back DVD Displays (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/05/2009 5:00:09 AM PDT · by abb · 89 replies · 3,582+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 5, 2009 | Nat Worden
    A recent shift in merchandising strategy by the world's largest retailer spells more trouble for DVD sales and the entertainment industry that depends on them for profits. As part of a larger effort to clean up its aisles and appeal to higher-end shoppers, Wal-Mart is doing away with display cases to promote the latest hot movie titles. The move comes as major film studios are reeling from declines in revenue from DVD sales as cash-strapped consumers turn to low-cost rental services and digital downloads for home movies. "We think the new strategy implies Wal-Mart no longer sees DVDs and Blu-ray...
  • What software do you use to copy DVDs?

    08/31/2009 11:25:26 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 91 replies · 2,995+ views
    I need to copy some DVDs of some lectures but have no software. What do you use? thanx
  • Judge bars sales of RealNetworks' DVD software

    08/12/2009 4:54:34 AM PDT · by Abathar · 11 replies · 481+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 08/11/09 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO – DVD copying software sold by RealNetworks Inc. appears to be an illegal pirating tool, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a legal battle that's been closely watched in Hollywood and elsewhere. The Seattle-based company's RealDVD software violates federal anti-piracy law and also goes against a contract RealNetworks signed to gain keys to unscramble DVDs, U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel said. DVDs are embedded with anti-piracy technology that prevents copying, Patel noted. "RealDVD products are designed primarily for circumvention of that technology," she wrote. "This unauthorized access infringes the Studios' rights because it entails accessing content...
  • Judge Rules Against RealDVD

    08/12/2009 4:56:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 593+ views
    homemediamagazine ^ | 11 Aug 2009 | Erik Gruenwedel |
    A federal judge in San Francisco has sided with Hollywood studios and ruled against RealNetworks’ DVD-copying software saying RealDVD allows users to engage in copyright infringement. U.S. District Court Marilyn Patel, in an order issued late Aug. 11, wrote that RealDVD “circumvents a technological measure that effectively controls access to or copying of the studios’ copyrighted content on DVDs.” Patel’s order effectively bars RealNetworks from selling RealDVD in any form, including its Facet DVD player that can create and store DVD copies. Dan Glickman, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, said he was “very pleased” by...
  • Startup crafts DVD-Rs for the 31st century

    07/23/2009 10:40:57 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies · 501+ views
    The Register ^ | 23 July 2009 | Rik Myslewski
    A US startup has developed a new DVD-R technology that it claims will be readable for 1,000 years. Millenniata's tag line is "Write Once, Read Forever" - and if forever can be defined as 40 generations, that's exactly what its Millennial Disc Series promises. Millenniata president and CEO Henry O'Connell told The Reg that the Millennial Disc Series is designed to eliminate the need for governments, financial institutions, libraries, and others to regularly refresh and rotate their digital-data collections. "At the present time there is no digital media that can preserve data for more than a few years," said O'Connell....
  • Global home entertainment biz falling off

    06/15/2009 6:24:54 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 9 replies · 397+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 15, 2009, 07:14 AM ET | Stuart Kemp
    LONDON -- Falling DVD purchases and rentals by consumers have contributed to a drop of more than $2.6 billion in the global video biz sector, according to the latest figures Monday from Screen Digest. Internationally, last year consumers spent $26.4 billion on video software, with $18.1 billion of that spent on buying DVD discs. The overall figure represents a 3.6% drop on 2007 spend and a 4.7% drop on disc sales alone, the research shows. Screen Digest says the sales figures are in line with the overall trend that saw consumer spending plateau between 2004 and 2007 and the North...
  • Man stabs neighbour after seeing him romping with cheating wife in pornographic DVD

    05/14/2009 2:52:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 1,466+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2009
    A Taiwanese carpenter who found out about his wife's affair when he spotted her starring in a pornographic film with his friend later stabbed him in a revenge attack. The man, known only as Lee, from Taipei, spotted his wife cavorting in a DVD called Affairs With Others' Wives which he had bought to watch at home. The encounter was apparently recorded on a hidden camera in a motel.
  • Michelle Obama Wears $540 Designer Sneakers to Feed the Poor

    05/02/2009 12:56:15 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 78 replies · 3,148+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2009
    It's a first lady faux pas -- wearing expensive, high-fashion French designer sneakers to a food bank. Michelle Obama wore the sneakers, made by Lanvin, while helping feed the poor at a Washington food bank on Wednesday. The pricetag on the footwear? A cool $540. Keds, they're not. The sneakers, which come in denim and satin, are a favorite of comic Ellen DeGeneres and rapper Kanye West -- and they're "certainly not a reflection of the poor economy," said FOX News' Noelle Watters, host of iMag Style. "She paired the kicks with a much more reasonably priced cardigan from J....