Monthly Archives: December 2010

AnyDVD – get it while you can

Today is the last day on which SlySoft will be offering a lifetime subscription for AnyDVD HD. This is software for Windows computers that removes region codes and decrypts DVDs, Blu-rays and HD DVDs. I’ve been using it for years, … Continue reading

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I’ve got to confess that I sometimes think that Apple products are overrated (I’m a CP/M, MS DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows XP nerd from way back). But now, thanks to Santa, I have an iPad, and I’m still … Continue reading

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Looking into the black box

A young man of my acquaintance was given a very special present for his 21st birthday: a good quality stereo turntable and an amplifier. I wasn’t there, but I heard a lovely story about it. While they were trying to … Continue reading

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Just about as dumb as an audiophile USB cable

Been away for a couple of days, folks. In my absence it turned out that the Power Balance Band isn’t capable of delivering the health and performance advantages so many people have attested to, at least according to the Australian … Continue reading

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Blu-ray vs DVD comparison: Tomorrow, When the War Began

I feared this would be like Neighbours, with a little second rate war adventure thrown in. But it was surprisingly entertaining (although I had to make sure my suspension of disbelief mechanism was in top condition), and even a little … Continue reading

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Another Blu-ray vs DVD comparison: Great Expectations

Here it is. Here’s a sample: Meanwhile, I have an exceedingly silly movie — Good Luck Chuck — on a Testmold Blu-ray to give away. Content is same as a bought one, but no box or slick. First to ask … Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom wins lots of AFI awards – comparison up

I’ve got to admit that I’m no great fan of Australian movies, even so-called iconic ones. But I really enjoyed Animal Kingdom, even though it was a little dour. The excellent plot was the key for me, while the performances … Continue reading

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Se7en – the Blu-ray vs DVD comparison

Well, belatedly, here it is. And for a taste, here is one of the comparison shots:

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The African Queen Blu-ray vs DVD comparison

It’s right here. Pretty nice job by Beyond Home Entertainment. Here’s a sample:

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Actual Blu-ray 3D content coming!

Roadshow has just announced that on 30 December it will be releasing¬†Piranha 3D on Blu-ray 3D, followed by Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore as a two disc release with Blu-ray 3D on one and the regular … Continue reading

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