Monthly Archives: July 2010

3D and HD

It seems that the Playstation 3 is likely to get its Blu-ray 3D firmware upgrade in September. That the PS3 can be upgraded at all for this purpose is something I find quite interesting. My understanding is that the preferred … Continue reading

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Blu-ray blank media

I’ve got Panasonic’s latest Blu-ray recorder here, the DMR-BW880, and on opening it up was startled to find that there were no blank recordable Blu-ray discs contained in the box. Previous models have included them I think. So I went … Continue reading

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News coming

Australians, might be a good idea to rescan your digital TV stations, or a least the ABC. I did so this afternoon and ABC 20 HD has now gone. Instead there is ABC 24 HD (720p), which will soon be … Continue reading

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Is the gap still narrowing?

In one of the last pieces I wrote for the Melbourne Herald Sun before a regime change lost me that outlet (that regime has now gone too) concerned a then new solid state hard disk drive replacement from SanDisk. In … Continue reading

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Big Brother

Last night I received an email from Amazon.com wondering if I am ‘looking for something in [its] Romantic Comedy DVD department’. The offering at the head of the list is … To Die For. I suppose that amazon noticed I … Continue reading

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Side by side

For those who aren’t in a position to receive any of the 3D TV broadcasts, this is what Simon’s comment to the previous post refers to: The basic TV standards (max resolution of 1920 at 1080i at 50 hertz) can’t be … Continue reading

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Is Blu-ray 3D BDXL?

This is weird, and I don’t yet quite know what to make of it. As I mentioned, I’m looking at the Panasonic 3D TV and its Blu-ray 3D player. With the TV you get two freebie Blu-ray discs: Coraline and … Continue reading

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Inception coming

Christopher Nolan’s new movie, Inception, is due to release in Australia on 22 July. You may remember Nolan, responsible for such brilliant works as Memento (featuring an Australian actor pretending to be an American), The Prestige (featuring an Australian actor … Continue reading

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Money, money, money …

I have been meaning to do this for months. Here is a PayPal donate button to give me money. Do it or not as you see fit. Obviously, I’d appreciate it. (I don’t have a day job. For the last … Continue reading

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Eclipsing chick flick extremes

There can be no doubt that The Twilight Saga movies have been financial successes, nor that they are chick flicks, if this term is defined not as a romantic comedy, but as a movie that appeals significantly more to females, on … Continue reading

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