Planet of the Apes: 40-Year Evolution Blu-ray Set Comes Out Nov. 4

Nothing says "A swingin' good time" like a Planet of the Apes » 8/02/08 6:00pm 8/02/08 6:00pm marathon, and come Nov. 4 you'll be able to watch all that monkey madness in Blu-ray when 20th Century Fox releases its disc set. Each Apes film will be presented in widescreen 2.35:1 1080p video and newly remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Like any good…

Acer Ships Ginormous 8920G Gemstone Notebooks; 16:9, Dual HDDs,…

Acer's now shipping the 8920G Gemstone laptops, and they're even more impressive than we'd thought. While not the biggest screen we've seen on a portable, they sport an impressive 18.2-inch LCD at 1920x1080 with a 16:9 aspect ratio, perfect for watching movies on the integrated Blu-ray R/W drives. They're not light,… » 7/17/08 10:00pm 7/17/08 10:00pm

Sony HT-IS100 Tiny Hi-Def Speakers Look Delicious

The HT-IS100 is the latest little speaker set from Sony, a 5.1 channel surround system that looks small enough to smuggle in your underpants—sans subwoofer of course. Each speaker in the 450 watt system is about the size of a golf ball (or a 4-H award winning strawberry from the looks of it). UPDATE: Added gallery, and … » 6/05/08 4:30pm 6/05/08 4:30pm

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

George Ou Says HD Bitrates Mean They Suck, Forgets About Codecs

George Ou over on Zdnet wrote an excellent piece outlining why those too-good-to-be-true HD downloads we see in Xbox 360, ABC.com and even Apple TV are a bit bogus. He points out that while these services deliver on their 720p resolution promises, the encoded bitrates are so low, compressing the data to such small… » 1/19/08 2:00pm 1/19/08 2:00pm

Toshiba HD DVD Laptop To Be Sub-$1000 Blu-ray Killer?

UPDATEDToshiba announced that one of its laptops would come standard with an HD DVD drive for under $1,000 in time for Christmas. Citing easily available DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives as the cause for mainstream adoption of DVD, Toshiba believes that affordable HD DVD/DVD-RW drives will dictate the winner of the war. Battery… » 10/10/07 6:10pm 10/10/07 6:10pm