Thursday, August 17, 2006

No more Blu-ray

I garantee it!

I was reading reviews of the Samsung Blu-ray viewer and they were less than encouraging. Made me want to buy an HD DVD player. In fact I almost did! more Blu-ray discussion until

a) The Sony player is out and everyone raves OR
b) The PS3 is available OR
c) Apple releases a machine with a Blu-ray burner

Until then more Blu-ray.

I promise!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Blu-ray discs

I seem fixated, but really this is my way of working off the obsession.

Amazon currently has 39 Blu-ray titles listed.

They list 46 HD DVD titles

They currently have a promotion where, if you buy three discs in one order, then you get 10% off any Hi-Def disc (meaning either HD DVD or Blu-ray) title that you buy for the next year.

Sony's Blu-ray player is listed at $999, and not available; but I've actrually been toying with the idea of buying three discs anyway.

I think I have completely lost it....

NOTE: in the future I'm going to use Hi-Def disc to mean either HD DVD or Blu-ray. I toyed with the idea of saying HD Disc, but that's too easily confused with HD DVD

RV: get it on DVD or Blu-ray disc

Just saw an ad on TV for the movie RV (It's so-so) and they said 'get it on DVD or Blu-ray.' Wow!

Amazon is selling the DVD for $13.99 ($28.95 list)

The Blu-ray disc: $27.25 (list $38.95)

Big Discing Deal

Sony announced that they have 50GB Blu-ray disc's available. Woot!

But wait! They are going to cost $48 each. Ouch!

Meanwhile they just can't seem to make up their minds what will happen in the upcoming HD DVD/Blu-ray battle.

Anyone care?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Canon HV10 vs. Sony HC3

David Pogue at the New York Times compares the new Canon HD camcorder. He seems to like the Canon for it's fast focus and good stablization. It also performs better in low light than the Sony, though it's not a clear win for the Canon.

I'm still waiting to see what the Sony Hard Disk based camcorder is like...