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The race to figure out more efficient ways of storing the ever-increasing amount of data we generate every day is on, and researchers have developed a simple yet powerful way to dramatically increase the storage density of a DVD. How dramatic? DVDs can handle 4.7GB of storage using conventional means of burning; a... Read more...
Netflix has been doing brisk business for years, and there are no signs that the movie streaming company is slowing down. Netflix released its Q1 financial report, which included plenty of interesting tidbits about what it’s up to now and in the near future. First, those 3 million additional streaming... Read more...
For the second time in about a week, Netflix is experiencing an outage. On Christmas Eve, many users lost streaming capabilities and didn’t get it back until well into Christmas morning. Netflix pointed the finger at Amazon Web Services, and indeed it appears that an Amazon facility in Virginia was to blame. This time around, Netflix... Read more...
It’s no secret that Netflix believes that its DVD rental-by-mail service will vanish one day soon as more and more households switch to streaming-only subscriptions, so the suits were certainly pleased at some of the Q3 numbers Netflix posted. The company added almost 2 million new streaming subscribers in Q3... Read more...
Samsung announced the new SH-222AB internal DVD writer which features ultra fast load times. Using new technology from Samsung, the SH-222AB DVD writer claims to reduce Lead-In-Time by up to 60 percent, letting users enjoy the content on a disc much quicker than with other DVD writers. The SH-222AB internal DVD writer uses a SATA interface... Read more...
It's a shame, but no one can honestly say that they didn't see this coming. Blockbuster has been dwindling for years. They simply haven't been "popular" in years, and many younger folks don't even acknowledge their existence. These days, it's all about Netflix, Redbox and streaming media. Even cable TV is becoming a lot like Blockbuster: unnecessary.... Read more...
Have you been out to a DVD rental kiosk lately? What about a movie rental store? Opened your mailbox only to find a Netflix envelope? We're guessing that you may have utilized Netflix or Redbox lately, but when's the last time you actually drove out to a movie rental store to find a flick? It's happening less and less... Read more...
LaCie may be offering a portable Blu-ray drive for those who own ODD-less notebooks, but not everyone is ready or willing to invest in BD. Lite-On, which is a company that has made a name for themselves in the storage sector over the years, is catering to that group with the new eNAU608 8X External Slim DVD Writer. They're also catering to... Read more...
If you log into your Netflix account this morning, you'll probably notice some changes. Or some possible changes at the very least. The company that began as a by-mail DVD rental firm is making a few dramatic changes this morning in reaction to changes in behavior from their consumer base. Jessie Becker, who is... Read more...
Now this is an idea worth acting upon. Amazon's Disc+ On Demand program has just been expanded, which hopefully makes it large enough to make a serious impact on the industry. If you haven't heard of the program before, it's probably because it's small. Basically, it enables customers to instantly watch movies on... Read more...
Here's the thing about most of today's media streamers: they don't have an optical drive. So even though they're capable of playing lots of content from the Internet, they can't play back your old DVD or new Blu-ray Disc collection. This isn't a problem if you already own a Blu-ray or DVD player and also don't mind... Read more...
Redbox is known as the DVD kiosk company. It's the company that has taken the world by storm by placing a seemingly endless amount of red DVD rental boxes in grocery stores, supermarkets and Walmart locations. They have most likely led to the further decline of Blockbuster sales, and they're arguably quicker and better than Netflix when it... Read more...
Redbox. Just saying the name brings a smile to most faces, particularly those movie lovers with a box or two nearby. We have heard in the past that the company is planning to compete with Netflix and is still in a "beta phase" when it comes to pricing, but now we're learning that Redbox is going Blue. Or, we should... Read more...
Sales of Blu-ray players have begun to pick up, and you can thank Internet connectivity and changing TV watching patterns for the shift. Shipments of the players tripled in 2009, though they still lag far behind DVD players, mainly because they're far more expensive. But as more people seek new and different ways to watch their favorite television... Read more...
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