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, Blu-ray Included, Hernia Belt Not

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,… » 6/05/08 4:30pm 6/05/08 4:30pm

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