CES 2008: High-Def video wars

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HD-DVD took a hit this week with Warner Bros. defecting to Blu-Ray. But anyone walking the show floor today at CES would be hard pressed to argue that there is a clear winner at this...

Total HD High-Def Disc Launch Delayed

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With Hollywood studios still split over competing formats for high-definition DVDs, Warner Bros. will delay the launch of a dual-format disc until next year. Earlier this year, the studio introduced a method to playback both...

Microsoft And Amazon Team Up On High-Def DVDs

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Amazon.com and Microsoft have announced the 1,000 HD DVD Indies Project: an effort to make it easier for independent filmmakers to produce and distribute movies in high-definition. Amazon's CustomFlix unit plans to bring as many...

Sony's Announces Tiny High-Def Camcorder

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Sony Corporation has announced its smallest high-definition camcorder to date: the HDR-CX7, weighing 450 grams and measuring 69 millimeters by 67mm by 129mm. The camera features a 3-megapixel image sensor, although the camera can also...

Blu-ray Burning Its High-def DVD Rival

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Trade publication Home Media Magazine has released figures, based on studio estimates and Nielsen VideoScan point-of-sale data, which conclude that in the first quarter, 70% of high definition movies were in the Blu-ray Disc format...

High-def TV not ready for Net's prime time

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Television and consumer electronics are benefiting from the new high-definition video formats, but there may not be enough room to enable that type of quality on the internet. A high-definition (HD) streaming video can require...

Media Center and High-Def content

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High Definition was part of the opening keynotes here at CES (not really a surprise). And in particular, the the combination of high-def content and Windows Media Center Edition. As some may know, there...

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