Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Director David Yates will be answering your Half-Blood Prince questions live on BD-Live Saturday at 3 PM ET (12 noon PT), and we'll be liveblogging it.
From September, all new Sony Pictures Blu-ray discs will support MovieIQ, a service which grabs IMDB-esque data from the Internet to show during playback. How BD-Live hadn't already been used to do something like this, I have no idea.
You haven't seen a traffic accident until you've seen Blu-ray in your car.
Pioneer has three BD-Live Blu-ray players out in April, the BDP-120 hits under $300, but the step-up BDP-320 and Elite BDP-23FD actually sense the TV you're watching and tweak video output for max awesomeness.
Chris Nolan just hosted the live, on-demand substitute for a Dark Knight commentary track last night. So why was I left unsatisfied after squinting at my TV for two and a half hours?
We thought Sony was clever, but here's the original "Blu-ray" device. It's a copier, duplicating large mylar maps by using ammonia and photosensitive paper to transfer the image. And here's a pile of its product:
Warner Bros, along with plenty others, has been skeptical about BD-Live. WTF is BD-Live, you ask? It's that feature in the Blu-ray spec allowing, among other internet-based functionality, people seated on couches across the US to watch movies simultaneously and chat about them. Now rumor has it that the company is…
Our good friend Gary Merson the HD Guru reviewed Sony's BDP-S350 and Panasonic's DMP-BD50, the latest Blu-ray players from each company, Battlemodo style. Both BD players scored high marks on video performance, with a slight edge to Panasonic, but Panasonic's $600 BD50 smoked Sony's S350 on pretty much everything else.