Monthly Archives: December 2008

Samsung delivers BD-Live

When Samsung released its BD-P1500 Blu-ray player a few months ago, it delivered a BonusView player with a promise of a future upgrade to BD-Live. Earlier this month it delivered on that promise with new firmware available from Samsung’s website. … Continue reading

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Speedy Miss Potter

Lately I have been devoting my website attentions more to my Blu-ray vs DVD comparison shots than I have to this Blog. Most of them haven’t really been worth commenting on individually here, but now an unusual one has arisen. … Continue reading

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Everything you always wanted to know about Blu-ray sound, but weren’t silly enough to request

Earlier this year I did a two part piece on the audio standards of Blu-ray and some of the complications in getting it out just the way you need it. Here it is: ‘The New Digital Sound‘

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HDMI 1.3 cables

On the Sony BDP-S350 Review Thread at the Blu-ray forum someone asked, ‘I am totally confused whether I should be using a HDMI 1.3 cable.’ Someone else responded, ‘If you want to bitstream DTS-HD MA and DD TrueHD you must … Continue reading

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