DVD archive

  • Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player revealed
    Home Cinema

    Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player revealed

    By 29 January 2009

    Marantz has unveiled its flagship Blu-ray player, the BD8002, describing the player as "an ultimate-quality, reference standard High Definition source component". The BD8002 offers a 1080p image, 24 frames per second, and decoding of Dolby Digital Plus,...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Cash for your old DVDs with Musicmagpie
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Cash for your old DVDs with Musicmagpie

    By 29 January 2009

    The Daily Tech Deal today brings you something that everyone can use and will quite literally make you some money, rather than entice you to spend any. The service, Musicmagpie, currently allows you to send in old CDs in return for cash, which sounds...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Samsung DVD-SR275 upscaler for £69.00
    Home Cinema

    Daily Tech Deal: Samsung DVD-SR275 upscaler for £69.00

    By 27 January 2009

    Today's Daily Tech Deal is one for all you movie lovers who have an HD TV but no high def content to get the best from your screen. Let's face it Blu-ray isn't cheap, so we thought that the Samsung DVD-SR275 upscaler available from Cdiscount for £69.00...

  • Worldwide games sales overtake films for the first time
    Gaming

    Worldwide games sales overtake films for the first time

    By 26 January 2009

    New market research has shown that worldwide video game revenue overtook that of DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever in 2008. According to Media Control GfK International, "packaged media commodities" clocked up sales of $61 billion last year, of...

  • LOVEFiLM defies credit crunch
    Home Cinema

    LOVEFiLM defies credit crunch

    By 23 January 2009

    It seems more and more people are opting to stay in to avoid the high costs of dining out, if LOVEFiLM's latest customer figures are to be believed. According to the company's CEO, Simon Calver, the DVD by post rental service has announced that the company...

  • Tropic Thunder - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Tropic Thunder - DVD review

    By 23 January 2009

    You have to hand it to Ben Stiller: he’s a pretty safe pair of comedy hands. Whether it’s rom-com, screwball, kids’ flick or gross-out, he rarely sets a foot too far wrong. And as the director of cult faves Cable Guy and Zoolander, he’s also shown...

  • Quantum of Solace's Blu-ray launch announced
    Home Cinema

    Quantum of Solace's Blu-ray launch announced

    By 21 January 2009

    The high-octane action of Quantum of Solace has been announced as coming to a Blu-ray or DVD player near you on 23 March 2009. From MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the most recent Bond flick broke records, including the biggest Friday...

  • You Don’t Mess With The Zohan - DVD review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    You Don’t Mess With The Zohan - DVD review

    By 16 January 2009

    It’s a well-known and easily proven fact that light entertainment has the ability to affect social and cultural change on a global level. Look what happened when David Hasselhoff stood astride the crumbling Berlin Wall – within a matter of years the...

  • Lite-On DVD writer available in red and blue
    Online

    Lite-On DVD writer available in red and blue

    By 15 January 2009

    PLDS has announced the availability of its Lite-On DVD writer, the eSAU208, in black, white, red and blue. An 8x DVD writer, the eSAU208 connects either to AC power or USB, claims to use low power levels and offers LightScribe functionality to label discs....

  • Daily Tech Deal: Philips PET707 portable DVD player
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Philips PET707 portable DVD player

    By 15 January 2009

    Today's Daily Tech Deal is the Philips PET707 7-inch portable DVD player that is available from Cdiscount.co.uk for just £79.99, down from £139.99 giving you a discount of 43%. As well as 7-inch display on the main unit, the player comes with an extra...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Tesco "Price Blitz"
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: Tesco "Price Blitz"

    By 14 January 2009

    Today your tech related deal comes from Tesco who is offering up to 70% off the price of CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray and games. A few of the choice titles include The Golden Compass on DVD for £4.97, Prince of Persia for the Xbox 360 at £23.97 and Hellboy 2:...

  • Pioneer launches DV-420V upscaling DVD player
    Home Cinema

    Pioneer launches DV-420V upscaling DVD player

    By 9 January 2009

    As well as new BD-Live-enabled Blu-ray players, Pioneer has debuted the new Pioneer DV-420V 1080p upconverting DVD player. Pioneer claims the machine is the first to feature an exclusive MP3 encoding capability "for supreme music portability". This new...

  • iLuv unveils i1166 PMP at CES
    Audio

    iLuv unveils i1166 PMP at CES

    By 8 January 2009

    iLuv has unveiled the i1166 9-inch portable multimedia player for iPod and DVDs. A "CES Best of Innovation 2009" award winner, iLuv says the i1166 will bring hours of widescreen personal multimedia entertainment to travellers starting from March 2009....

  • Man On Wire - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Man On Wire - DVD review

    By 2 January 2009

    If ever there was a film that toyed with the boundaries between documentary and feature films, James Marsh’s intensely striking Man On Wire is it. Based on the astounding 1974 exploits of wire-walker Philippe Petit, it recounts his beyond-daring attempt...

  • Home entertainment market is "alive and kicking"
    Home Cinema

    Home entertainment market is "alive and kicking"

    By 2 January 2009

    Despite the demise of Woolworths and Zavvi, the home entertainment market is "alive and kicking" according to statistics released by the British Video Association. Using Official Charts Company data, the BVA, a trade body that helps promote the industry,...

  • Blu-ray DVD hybrid disk unveiled
    Home Cinema

    Blu-ray DVD hybrid disk unveiled

    By 21 December 2008

    A Japanese company has managed to create a Blu-ray DVD hybrid disk giving home cinema fans the chance to play a movie either in standard or high definition formats from the same disk. The move, which will see "Code Blue emergency helicopter Blu-ray BOX"...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR
    Cameras

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

    By 19 December 2008

    Today's Credit Crunch Christmas offer takes the form of the Wharfedale 160GB DVD player and recorder with HDMI. An especially nice piece of kit considering that eXpansys are offering it to you for £69.99, this is £60 off the normal price, but there's...

  • Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte on sale for £950
    Phones

    Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte on sale for £950

    By 18 December 2008

    Got a spare grand kicking around to splash on a swanky handset? No, us neither, but there are folk out there who might like to know that the Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte is on sale in the UK now for a shade under that. Online retailer eXpansys is offering the...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Toshiba XD-E500 with a year's free LOVEFiLM
    Home Cinema

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Toshiba XD-E500 with a year's free LOVEFiLM

    By 14 December 2008

    Today in our countdown to Christmas gift guide we have for you a DVD player - but - no ordinary DVD player as it is the Toshiba XD-E500. The XD-E500 is what is known as an upscaler. Such players have the ability to extend the image resolution of standard...

  • Roxio launches Easy VHS to DVD
    Online

    Roxio launches Easy VHS to DVD

    By 10 December 2008

    Roxio has announced the immediate availability of Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, a combination of software and hardware that claims to let users to quickly digitise the content of VHS tapes. Users attach the included hardware to their USB 2.0 port, then can capture...

  • Denon DVD-A1UD announced for the UK
    Home Cinema

    Denon DVD-A1UD announced for the UK

    By 5 December 2008

    Denon, never one to shy away from releasing products with scary price tags, has announced it is to launch the £3k-plus DVD-A1UD Blu-ray player. Why the sky-high price? Well, aside from the usual mumbles about reference class this and audiophile that,...

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army - DVD review

    By 5 December 2008

    One of the more remarkable developments in pop culture over the past 20 or so years is how the gap between the mainstream and the fringes has closed and with it, the notion of independent cult culture, be it in cinema or music, has been redefined. In...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70
    Audio

    Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70

    By 5 December 2008

    Today's Christmas bargain takes the form of an 8GB iPod nano that's offered for a shade under £70. One of eXpansys' one-day special offers, the price drop is only available between 11am and 4pm today - and only via the links below - so you'll need to...

  • BBC dragon eyes up Woolworths
    Online

    BBC dragon eyes up Woolworths

    By 2 December 2008

    According to the Beeb, none other than Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis may be about to say, "I'm in" and save the floundering retailer, Woolworths. Deloitte, which was appointed Woolworths' administrator on 26 November, said there had been "substantial...

  • Zavvi forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs online
    Gaming

    Zavvi forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs online

    By 2 December 2008

    Online and high street retailer Zavvi has been forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs through its website pretty much bringing its online sales to a halt. It turns out that the main supplier of the retailer's stock is Entertainment UK - a unit of...