Buy Select Blu-Rays, Get Jurassic World Fandango Credit

If you’re planning on seeing Jurassic World in theaters, you can get $7.50 in Fandango movie cash towards your ticket with the purchase of select Blu-rays from Best Buy. Options include (but are by no means limited to) the original Jurassic Park films, so you can get caught up before heading to the theater. [$7.50 in… » 6/12/15 6:15pm 6/12/15 6:15pm

Panasonic's 4K Blu-Ray Player Could Make Discs Matter Again

The CES show floor just opened, and the chaos is real. Sift through it and you'll find Panasonic has a gem hiding out in its massive booth. We've already been told 12930821321312 times that that 4K is here, and while the screens are, the stuff to watch is still sparse. But Panasonic's new Blu-Ray prototype wants to… » 1/06/15 4:20pm 1/06/15 4:20pm

The Complete Breaking Bad Blu-ray Sets are Heavily Discounted Today

Breaking Bad is one of the greatest TV shows ever made, and its collector's edition Blu-ray barrel is one of my favorite commemorative box sets on the market. If you want to relive the series in style, it's marked down to an all-time low $120 today. » 12/05/14 10:15am 12/05/14 10:15am

Amazon's Offering Cosmos on Blu-Ray Today for Just $22

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is arguably one of the most important shows to come out in recent memory, and inarguably one of the most beautiful. I'm happy to report that it looks better than ever on Blu-ray, and you can own the entire series today for just $22. » 11/01/14 9:51am 11/01/14 9:51am

A Blu-ray Disc Player on Your Car's GPS Is Probably Not a Good Idea

There's just one thing that could make your drive to work less agonizing when the GPS is telling you there's no way around the endless traffic: access to your Criterion Collection Blu-ray discs. Or at least that's the scenario Panasonic is envisioning now that it's including Blu-ray players on its satellite navigation… » 9/10/14 9:15am 9/10/14 9:15am

Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays' Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape

Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don't get much love. That's a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per square inch, meaning a cassette could hold 185 TB of data. Prepare for the… » 5/04/14 10:16am 5/04/14 10:16am

A Wireless Blu-ray Drive For Those With Ultra-thin Laptops

They say you can't have your cake and eat it too, and if you want an ultra-thin lightweight laptop, you have to say goodbye to a built-in optical drive. It's a minor sacrifice made even easier to tolerate now that Pioneer is introducing an external Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner that connects to your Mac or Windows computers… » 9/17/13 9:44am 9/17/13 9:44am

Researchers Have Found a Way To Cram 1,000 Terabytes Onto a Single DVD

Now that its bigger brother Blu-ray has stolen the spotlight, paltry 4.7 GB DVDs have slowly started to fade into obscurity. But could they be poised for a comeback? A trio of Chinese scientists have discovered a breakthrough process that could, at least in theory, allow a DVD to store a whopping 1,000 TB—or a full… » 6/21/13 1:03pm 6/21/13 1:03pm

A Blu-ray Disc That Lasts 1,000 Years Guarantees Caddyshack Lives On

They last a lot longer than the tape-based storage of yesteryear, but optical discs, particularly the type you burn at home, aren't guaranteed to survive even a decade. So if you want to pass on that wedding video/vacation photos/copy of Caddyshack to your great-great grand kids, you'll want to opt for Millenniata's… » 6/06/13 9:19am 6/06/13 9:19am