DVD archive

  • Mongol - The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Mongol - The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan - DVD review

    By 26 September 2008

    There are some actors and directors whose name on a film poster or DVD cover will move you to check out something you may have overlooked. Guy Ritchie isn’t one of them, but for me Tadanobu Asano is. Having slinked his way into pop culture through well-chosen...

  • UK (nearly) gets £100 laptop
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    UK (nearly) gets £100 laptop

    By 26 September 2008

    Hot bargain shopping news for Pocket-lint readers, from 11am 'til 4pm today, etailer eXpansys is offering a Asus Eee PC 701 Surf in white for £117.99 including VAT. Follow the link below between the set times for the special price if you want to make...

  • LG launches Freeview+ home cinema system
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    LG launches Freeview+ home cinema system

    By 25 September 2008

    LG Electronics has announced the HRT403DA - a gloss black, compact all-in-one Freeview+ home cinema system. Complete with a 160GB hard disk drive, that is said to provide up to 463 hours recording time, the Freeview+ feature allows users to pause, record...

  • Philips PET723 portable DVD player review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Philips PET723 portable DVD player review

    By 24 September 2008

    The Philips PET723 aims to be not only a tablet DVD player, but also a digital photo frame, but can it cope doing two jobs at once? We get watching to find out. Launched at the same time as two other portable DVD players from Philips, the PET723 is a...

  • Philips PET940 portable DVD player review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Philips PET940 portable DVD player review

    By 22 September 2008

    Still watch DVDs? Haven't gone completely download only? Then good, as Philips is hoping its latest portable DVD player will offer you the chance to watch your favourite movies on the go, but does it? We get watching to find out. The Philips PET940 sports...

  • Adventures in Short Film Vol 1 - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Adventures in Short Film Vol 1 - DVD review

    By 19 September 2008

    That Forrest Gump chump was right. Life is like a box of chocolates, and so is this engaging compilation of short films, one that offers something for all fans of the visual arts, though of course with a few coffee Revels thrown in for good measure. Put...

  • LOVEFiLM rental service review
    Online 4 out of 5

    LOVEFiLM rental service review

    By 12 September 2008

    You can’t help have heard of LOVEFiLM thanks to their wide advertising over recent years. But have you ever considered using a postal service for movie rentals? We decided to check them out. For most people, renting a film involves browsing through...

  • Samsung HT-X810 soundbar speakers  review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung HT-X810 soundbar speakers review

    By 11 September 2008

    The Samsung HT-X810 is clearly styled to match their TVs, the bottom curve matching a number of their models. We tested it with a 40in M87 model with which it partners nicely. The dimensions are not the smallest at 998mm wide (slightly more than the TV),...

  • Velocity Mobile launches 103
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    Velocity Mobile launches 103

    By 10 September 2008

    Velocity Mobile has announced the retail availability of its first touchscreen phone, the Velocity 103. The 103 gets Velocity Mobile's Odyssey Interface, built on top of Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and the company's "VOTA" over the air updates. The...

  • RealNetworks launches RealDVD
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    RealNetworks launches RealDVD

    By 8 September 2008

    RealNetworks has launched a DVD ripping solution that allows users to back-up their DVD collection - without breaking any copyright laws. RealDVD is software that lets DVD owners copy the DVD's content to their PC, in around 20 minutes apparently, with...

  • 21 - DVD review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    21 - DVD review

    By 5 September 2008

    Maybe they thought that A Beautiful Mind would have been so much cooler if George Clooney had played the troubled maths genius. Or that all that was missing from Ocean’s 11 was a bit of complex theory. Whatever the thinking, that’s where we ended...

  • Buffalo offers world's fastest internal Blu-ray drive
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    Buffalo offers world's fastest internal Blu-ray drive

    By 2 September 2008

    Buffalo Technology has launched what it's calling the fastest internal Blu-ray drive available on the market. Aimed at "tech-savvy" consumers who want to upgrade a machine to read and write Blu-ray discs, the Blu-ray Internal Drive, or BR-816FBS, offers...

  • LG DVS450H DVD player launches
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    LG DVS450H DVD player launches

    By 30 August 2008

    LG has launched the DivX certified DVS450H DVD player that is capable of playing high-definition DivX digital content. With this device, consumers can watch high-definition DivX videos burned to DVD’s or stored on USB flash drives. As well as the DivX...

  • Toshiba launches DV series TV/DVD combos
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    Toshiba launches DV series TV/DVD combos

    By 28 August 2008

    Toshiba has launched the new DV Series at IFA, a range of HD-Ready LCD TV units with integrated DVD players. Aimed for use in the bedroom or kitchen, Tosh says the DV series is designed with an emphasis on flexibility and user-friendliness. Each model...

  • Toshiba XD-E500 upscaling DVD player review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Toshiba XD-E500 upscaling DVD player review

    By 28 August 2008

    With the battle for Blu-ray and HD DVD over, Toshiba has changed its tack and launched a new upscaling DVD player, but does it have want to takes to recapture ground lost? We get watching to find out. The Toshiba XD-E500 is a black box with minimal fuss...

  • Persepolis - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Persepolis - DVD review

    By 22 August 2008

    It’s ironic really. Back in the day (he said hoping not to sound too much like an old duffer), the struggle was convincing people that comics had relevance as a medium that adults could relate to. Graphic novels like The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen...

  • Expansys leaks BlackBerry 8210 clamshell
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    Expansys leaks BlackBerry 8210 clamshell

    By 19 August 2008

    Shrewd bit of marketing or a simple database slip-up, either way Expansys has spilled the beans on the new clamshell BlackBerry ahead of RIM in the UK. Available for pre-order from today, the RIM BlackBerry 8210 Smartphone doesn't have a price or availability...

  • Toshiba launches HD DVD lite with new XDE DVD player
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    Toshiba launches HD DVD lite with new XDE DVD player

    By 18 August 2008

    Toshiba has launched a new upscaling technology and put it straight into a new DVD player that promises to improve your current DVD collection beyond what is currently available in the market. Called the XD-E500, the new technology, announced in the US...

  • Happy-Go-Lucky - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Happy-Go-Lucky - DVD review

    By 15 August 2008

    Happiness, eh? Are any of us really happy? Is other people's happiness any of our business? Is it wrong to impose our ideas of happiness on others? That’s what director Mike Leigh seems to be pondering in his latest effort, one that sees him departing...

  • Son Of Rambow - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Son Of Rambow - DVD review

    By 15 August 2008

    Nostalgia is a funny thing. Dwelling on the past is always a quick bliss fix, and a surefire way for film-makers to establish a connection with viewers. A nifty reminder of the glory of the 80s and the birth of video culture, former ninja pop video director...

  • VIDEO: Philips DCP951 portable DVD player
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    VIDEO: Philips DCP951 portable DVD player

    By 13 August 2008

    Philips has launched three new portable DVD players in the UK. Top of the pile and costing £199.99 will be the DCP951 a tablet design player complete with an integral stand that sports a slide out iPod docking station so you can watch your movies, music...

  • Freecom shows off slimline DVD recorder
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    Freecom shows off slimline DVD recorder

    By 11 August 2008

    Freecom is launching the new Slimline Mobile DVD RW Recorder LS Pro. Claimed to be "the ideal companion for both PC and MAC notebook users on the move", the recorder is super thin and even said to be small enough to fit into a pocket. It is 1.7x14.4x14...

  • Philips DCP951, PET723, and PET940 portable DVD players announced
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    Philips DCP951, PET723, and PET940 portable DVD players announced

    By 8 August 2008

    Philips has announced three new portable DVD players just days ahead of IFA in Germany later in the month. The new players will sport three different designs and serve different areas of the market. Top of the pile and costing £199.99 will be the DCP951...

  • Panasonic's 250 euro Blu-ray burner
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    Panasonic's 250 euro Blu-ray burner

    By 7 August 2008

    The LF-PB371JD is a new Blu-ray burner from Panasonic. The SATA burner is mooted will arrive on 13 September - although this could be the release date for Asian markets. It provides a burning speed of 8x, and an 8MB buffer. And it handles all normal recordable...

  • Sharp shows off AN-PR1500H home cinema rack system
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    Sharp shows off AN-PR1500H home cinema rack system

    By 1 August 2008

    Sharp has now launched the AN-PR1500H home cinema rack system. The biggest claim for the new launch is that it is the only model on the market to come fitted with an integrated, upscaling DVD/CD player. The all-in-one home cinema system also comes equipped...