During an investment meeting, Disney's Robert Iger declared the HD format war was essentially over, causing a mixed reaction from the other attending studio execs.
Sony made a surprise announcement today, saying that it will introduce an new PS3 controller with rumble feature in spring of next year.
El Segundo (CA) – Apple not only has reduced the size of its iPod Nano, it also has trimmed the bill of materials (BOM) of the portable media player to keep profit margins stable.
Target has doubled the amount of space reserved for display Blu-ray movies, further edging HD DVD out of the picture, according to a recent article in Video Business.
Sony has announced that it will no longer produce DVD-based personal video recorders, and instead will put all of its eggs in the Blu-ray basket.
Austin (TX) - Creative today launched its latest Creative Zen player, the first to use Sigmatel's STMP3700 processor designed specifically for portable devices.
The new credit card-sized Zen is available in 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB capacities. An SD card slot is also included. The 2.5-inch TFT display carries a resolution of 320x240. The device can play back MJPEG, Windows Media, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4SP, Divx 4-5, and Xvid. It also sports a USB connection for easy PC-to-device media transfer.
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Milpitas (CA) - Sandisk has announced its newest portable media player, incorporating up to 16 GB just in time to compete with Apple's newest video-capable iPods.
Sandisk's Sansaview plays back H.264, MPEG-4 and Windows Media format videos. It also contains an FM radio, the ability for line-in recording, and measures in at just 0.35 inches thick.
London (England) - A UK company has created a pair of sunglasses with a discreetly built-in digital video recorder.
According to the UK's Spy Catcher Online store, the glasses contain a wired system to a personal video recorder device, but the camera lens is hidden in the frame of the glasses.
Vudu, a new video download service, was announced this week, along with proprietary set-top boxes designed to deliver downloadable high definition movies.
Arlington Heights (IL) - Bang & Olufsen announced a pricey remote control that not only works with home theaters, but, according to its manufacturer, can learn to wirelessly control any other device in your house that is equipped with remote control functionality.
San Diego (CA) - Sony has lifted the curtain on its DSLR-A700 camera, the latest addition to the company's Alpha line with a 12 MP sensor.
A little over a year after Sony's first DSLR camera, the A700 has such Sony-specific features as Super SteadyShot stabalization, a proprietary auto-focus system featuring 11 wide-area sensors, and Sony's Dynamic Range Optimizer, which automatically corrects shadow distortion in images.
Home theater specialist Integra announced this week that it is planning to ship a new HD DVD player by the end of the year.
Sony will be offering this fall two new Blu-ray players aiming at enthusiasts, for prices well north of the current sub-$500 trend in the HD player segment.
LG today made a rather unexpected move by announcing its second-generation Super Blu Player, which will be cheaper than its predecessor and add a few new features.