Review: Sony's Complete Bravia Link Home Theater System

While many of us have our collection of nice electronic toys, most of us can't afford to walk into a store, take a look at a company like Sony's complete line of Bravia media add-ons and walk out with it all. And your conscience might stop you anyway-even if your wallet could take the hit, you know enough to look… » 11/17/08 12:01pm 11/17/08 12:01pm

Get Ready for iTunes Taxes

Digital content makes a lot money-over $130 billion in sales a year-but most of that actually isn't taxed. Yet! Realizing they're leaving vast streams of green untapped, states are getting wise-nine this year have considered digital download taxes, and five of those passed them, for a total of 17 states that tax… » 8/12/08 2:00pm 8/12/08 2:00pm

State of The Infinite Format War: Get Ready for Five Long Years of…

One year ago, we predicted that the infinite format war would rise from the ashes of the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war-that a million online services and set-top boxes would suddenly promise to deliver movies and video to your computer or TV. And that each one would essentially be their own format, since none of them are… » 6/13/08 1:00pm 6/13/08 1:00pm

HD Content Confirmed For Amazon Unbox!

TiVo has officially confirmed that Amazon Unbox will get HD content in the near future, but execs at the company say a few kinks need to be ironed out first. The current version of Unbox can't process HD content, and availability is limited by bandwidth constraints—something cable companies are in the process of… » 5/10/08 1:00pm 5/10/08 1:00pm

Amazon-Pepsi Promotion Gets Official and Awesome: Free MP3s, Unbox…

Good news on the Pepsi-Amazon MP3 contest front: It's official, it's not a contest and they've giving away more than MP3s. It's a point-based promo that launches on Feb. 1, with 4 billion Pepsi products carrying points that you can bank on for MP3s from Amazon store, which now has tracks from all four… » 1/14/08 12:55pm 1/14/08 12:55pm

NBC Jumps Ship to Amazon Unbox

After the he said/she said BS between Apple and NBC over the last few days, we're kind of glad to see some kind of resolution: NBC's taking its business to Amazon Unbox, which will give NBC "greater flexibility in the pricing and packaging of video downloads." For the time being though, shows still seem to fetch $1.99 on … » 9/04/07 11:09pm 9/04/07 11:09pm

$300 TiVo HD Unboxed and Fondled (Verdict: Hell Yes!)

If you've been saving up your nickels to get a $800 TiVo Series3, you just got yourself a $500 bonus prize. Today TiVo releases the TiVo HD, a scaled-back version of the original Series3 that lists for just $299. We got our hands on one, and managed the even more complicated task of convincing Cablevision to install… » 7/24/07 12:01am 7/24/07 12:01am

Amazon Unbox Now Directly on TiVo, No PC Required

[Update] Living up to Amazon Unbox's name and TiVo's reputation, the two finally ditched the requirement of a PC to browse and select titles, and introduced a video-download service that exists entirely on the TiVo itself, allowing you to rent and buy movies and television shows. Movie rentals will range from $1.99 to… » 7/10/07 6:06pm 7/10/07 6:06pm

The Infinite Video Format War is Coming

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Blu-Ray will dominate the industry in three years. Or maybe it will be HD DVD. The general consensus is that whoever wins doesn't really get a lasting victory, since they're both in the last physical video format ever. That sentiment has largely been the consensus of the press and leaders in the tech… » 5/17/07 9:53pm 5/17/07 9:53pm

Hands-On: Amazon Unbox On TiVo, Working Together for Movie Downloading …

Click to viewThe Amazon Unbox movie download system is now firmly linked up with the TiVo service, and if you have a TiVo Series 2 or Series 3 box, now you can download Amazon Unbox movies right into your Now Playing list just as if they were another TV show or movie. We gave it a try, winding our way through its… » 3/15/07 4:00pm 3/15/07 4:00pm

Amazon Unbox Goes Live on TiVo

TiVo fans your time has come. Amazon's Unbox video download service is officially open to all TiVo Series 2 and Series 3 owners. So now you'll be able to shop for Amazon vids on your Web browser and have them downloaded straight to your TiVo. Doesn't get easier than that. TiVo's even offering $15-worth of free vids if … » 3/07/07 7:47am 3/07/07 7:47am

Xbox 360 HD Movie/TV Downloads Doing Well, More on the Way

The ability to download HD movies on the Xbox 360 was deemed by industry insiders to be the most successful story in digital downloads of 2006. Movie downloads for sale or rent from the Xbox Live Internet service are doing surprisingly well, and Microsoft is in talks to procure more content from all the major studios,… » 1/02/07 8:25am 1/02/07 8:25am