Archive | October, 2007

4th Generation AACS and BD+ Cracked

29. October 2007

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SlySoft has just released the latest AnyDVD version which beats the latest 4th generation HD-DVD and Blu-ray copy protection MKBv4, which was lauded as being unbreakable. From Slysoft’s press release: All that AACS-LA has to offer now is BD+, but even that is on the verge of being circumvented and a release is expected by […]

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Vongo Announces New Features

27. October 2007

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It looks like Vongo is trying to make their movie download service a little more customer friendly. From their newsletter: We have made a number of new service improvements that make being a VONGO member even better. Updated Personalize Recommendation Engine — Enhancements to the VONGO personal recommendation engine make it easier for users to […]

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Sony Releases Standalone Digital Cable Tuners

26. October 2007

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Someone has finally started selling standalone Digital Cable Tuners: Sony. This does make the LT series somewhat more interesting. All I have to say is that it is about time. Just don’t get too excited because you still need to buy a digital cable ready computer with a special version of Windows Vista and and […]

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TVTonic Adds the Weather Channel

25. October 2007

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TVTonic has announced that it will now be offering the Weather Channel to their channel line-up. From TVTonic’s website: And now, twice daily, TVTonic brings you on-demand national and regional video forecasts from The Weather Channelís experts. So whether at home or the office, when you need to know what the skies have in store, […]

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XBox 360 Arcade | Best Media Center Extender?

24. October 2007

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Microsoft has announced details on the new Xbox 360 Arcade, the replacement to the initial Xbox 360 Core. The Arcade will retail for $279.99, which will be cheaper than the announced price of several stand alone media center extenders. It makes you wonder how media center extenders are going to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. […]

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SlingCatcher Details Leaked | Stream Ripped DVD’s

24. October 2007

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More details are hitting the internet about the SlingCatcher, Sling Media’s new streaming device. Sling’s latest supports a ton of codecs: WMV, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264 and XviD in a variety of file formats, including .VOB. The most interesting thing is .VOB. That’s right, you can rip DVD’s onto your computer and stream them anywhere around […]

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How to Legally Buy Blu-ray Movies as HD-DVDs

22. October 2007

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The format war for next generation DVDs has been going on for some time. Each major studio has picked a side, with many only releasing movies on one format. Take for instant Fox’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” This top selling movie is only available on Blu-ray causing HD-DVD owners to be left […]

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Improving HD Over the Air: Putting an Antenna in the Attic

21. October 2007

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In my office at home, I use my computer as a second TV, so when my wife is watching something I find boring, I can watch what I want. Righit now I have a Silver Sensor indoor antenna and use BeyondTV as my DVR. Before I originally bought the the antenna, a tuner card, and […]

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HP’s Pavilion Elite m9000t Desktop Reviewed

19. October 2007

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Computer Shopper has reviewed one of HP’s flagship media centers, the Pavilion Elite m9000t, albeit without a digital cable tuner. Is it me or have digital cable tuners fallen into obscurity? Computer Shopper overall was impressed with the system. Looking at HP’s site, a pretty well-equipped system with a digital cable tuner and next gen […]

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Where Are the Set Top Boxes with CableCard?

18. October 2007

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ArsTechnica has an article on the CableCard integration required by the FCC, always a confusing subject. Basically, the U.S. government has tried to create a new market for cable set-top boxes with the CableCard requirement. From the article: Beginning in July, though, cable operators became subject to the “integration ban” and could no longer offer […]

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