Downloading video games from the Internet creates a larger carbon footprint than driving to the store to purchase the same game on a Blu-ray disc, according to findings published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology
. [more inside]
Huge collection of (and commentary on) matte art from classic films
that has been rescanned for HD releases. Much more on the process of creating and filming this type of setup at last month's post
Check out the fantastic 10 minute gag reel
that accompanies Season 2 release of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-Ray. (SLYT)
Every Thursday, Film School Rejects
posts things "learned from the commentary tracks of an iconic movie": Commentary Commentary [more inside]
If you're a DVD/BluRay viewer who is already annoyed by delaying, annoying animated menus or previews, get ready for 20 additional seconds of wait time
. Yesterday the U.S. government announced an update to the old FBI copyright warning on home video, which will now appear in the form of two different anti-piracy warnings, each ten seconds long and both unskippable
Cinavia DRM: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Blu-ray’s Self-Destruction
The latest Blu-Ray anti piracy technology uses audio watermarking to shut down unauthorised uses. Anandtech's Ganesh T S argues that it is a harbinger of doom. [more inside]
may have been the big news, but there were numerous other data breaches in 2010. [more inside]
Did you guess wrong about which format would win the high-density disk war? Buy a lot of HD-DVDs? Warner Brothers has a special program
now where they'll swap your WB HD-DVDs for Blu-Rays of the same titles for $5 each. [more inside]
Has Blu-ray won the war? Toshiba has halted production of HD-DVD players and recorders.
This on top of announcements by Netflix
, and Warner Bros.
to not support the HD-DVD format. (It was less than a year ago that Walmart seemed to crown HD-DVD
as their format of choice.) Now we can all break down and buy a Blu-ray player. Or can we?
The LED Museum
has long been the Internet's premier source of absolutely obsessive LED and Laser analysis. Going strong since 1999, Craig Johnson's amassed quite a range of test equipment
. Recently, he acquired a Playstation 3 Blu-Ray Laser Module
. Did he mod it? Oh yes he did. (Warning: NSFC64)