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  1. Chris Bardon

    Branagh Hamlet on Blu Ray?

    I know that the original intent was to release on DVD, HDDVD and BR at the same time, but that the plans were changed at the last minute. Have there been any updates in the meantime that might change this? I've been thinking about picking up the DVD version, but if there's a BR version on the...
  2. Chris Bardon

    Toshiba HD-D3?

    Has anyone got any idea what the Toshiba HD-D3 player shown on BestBuy's website is? Best Buy Canada Web Store: Home Electronics: DVD Players & Video Recorders: Toshiba HD DVD Player (HD-D3) I've heard of the A3 and XA3, but can't find any reference to the D3. Is it the same player, or...
  3. Chris Bardon

    Is there anywhere that maintains a list of exclusive titles?

    I noticed Robert's threads listing the releases on each format, but is there a single thread (or website) that specifically lists which titles are available on one format or the other? I'm considering going dual format, but since there's a lot that's released on both formats now, the exclusives...
  4. Chris Bardon

    Recording streaming audio

    One of the local radio stations runs a great series (The Ongoing History of New Music with Alan Cross for those that are interestedhttp://www.edge.ca/station/ongoing_h...ll=6743&pge=1#) and I've often thought that it'd be great to record for commuting. They just started putting up archived...
  5. Chris Bardon

    Oz Season 6?

    Has anyone seen any updates on what might be happening with the final Oz season? I know that it was delayed until Q1 2006 from last year sometime, but we're in the middle of said quarter now and not a word on hbo's website. I'm assuming that it WILL come at some point, and I can't imagine why...
  6. Chris Bardon

    Getting your Xbox Live gamercard in your signature

    Just thought I'd post a solution I found for posting your Xbox Live gamercard in your signature for those that are interested. There's a site called http://mygamercard.net that will convert your gamercard into a jpeg image (from the .card file that you need an iframe to view correctly). This...
  7. Chris Bardon

    Xbox 360 back compatability problems?

    Just wondering if anyone else here has tried running many original Xbox games on the 360, and whether they've noticed any problems with them. I tried popping in Fable the other night, and noticed that not only does it not run in widescreen (don't know if it ever did though), but the framerate is...
  8. Chris Bardon

    1080i vs 720p for Xbox 360 and Sony KDSR50XBR1

    So in theory I know what the difference between 1080i and 720p is, but what I'm trying to figure out is what the practical difference is, especially with my new Sony KDSR50XBR1. I know that there's a setting in the 360 dashboard that lets me set 720p or 1080i output (analogue through component...
  9. Chris Bardon

    Is Sony SXRD worth it?

    So the Xbox 360 has convinced me that upgrading to an HDTV really might be a good idea, and the imminent Ps3 and HD Disc formats aren't going to hurt either. I'm probably looking at about 50" given the room size, and some friends immediately recommended the Sony SXRD (KDSR50XBR1) sets. I had a...
  10. Chris Bardon

    Why so many single/2 disc releases?

    I've noticed a recent trend where a movie will come out in two different versions on the same day-a single disc movie only version, and a multi-disc SE. Recent examples include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman Begins, and Fantastic Four. While I'm glad that the studios are giving people...
  11. Chris Bardon

    Mario Kart DS

    So I picked this up last night (Toys R Us has it for $35 if you're in Canada), and thought I'd post some initial impressions. The game itself is about what you'd expect, and I only really had time to play one grand prix to try it out. It controls surprisingly well without the analog we've all...
  12. Chris Bardon

    Sony Rootkit removal

    I'm sure that many of you have read about the new sony "protection" technology for their CDs that installs a rootkit on your PC when you insert the disc. The worst part is, it installs this software whether you accept their EULA or not, which I'm pretty sure is illegal... There's actually a...
  13. Chris Bardon

    Hands on Xbox 360 Impressions

    So I was down at Microsoft last week for an event, and at one of the receptions there happened to be a bunch of Xbox 360s set up, so I managed to get some hands on time with the hardware and a couple of different games. I was definitely impressed with the 42" Hi-Def LCD screen & DD system that...
  14. Chris Bardon

    Partial solution to Firefox crashes-Adblock!

    I've noticed recently that Firefox has become less and less stable with each subsequent build. By creating a clean profile however, I've managed to determine that one or more of my extensions (likely flashblock) is causing these frequent crashes. Not wanting to give up the my extensions though...
  15. Chris Bardon

    Why do games have to be so dark?

    Why does everyone think that in order to make their game "atmospheric" or "edgy", they also have to make it so dark that if there's ambient light in the room where you're playing, or, god forbid, a window, you have to crank the brightness on your TV. Now I won't profess to be an HT expert, but I...
  16. Chris Bardon

    Is Ebay broken?

    I was doing a couple of transactions on ebay this week, and I've noticed a few things that really seem to have broken the system. The proliferation of bootlegs and the misleading listings (scams involving ebooks/pyramid schemes) are some of them, but I think what really wrecked ebay is the...
  17. Chris Bardon

    DS Owners-Screen Durability?

    Now that some of you have had a DS for several months, how have you found the screen holds up to use of the stylus? I know that my old PDA screen got badly scratched up after only a couple of months (an HP Jornada back in 2001), to the point where I noticed the stylus getting caught in the...
  18. Chris Bardon

    Any intellivision collectors here?

    I managed to rescue a box full of Intellivision stuff the other day from a garage sale (didn't sell, so they were ust going to trash it). I've got a decent game collection, but don't really have any interest in starting in on buying more old games (I've got enough NES and onward stuff that I...
  19. Chris Bardon

    LG 4x DVD burner problem

    I noticed the other day that my LG 4x DVD burner would only write with Nero at 2x instead of 4x. This is using 8x Memorex blank DVD-R discs, and the strange part is that the last spindle of these discs seemed to work just fine. The discs are OK once they're done-they just take a little longer...
  20. Chris Bardon

    Line Jumping at Amusement parks

    So I was up at Canada's Wonderland the other day, and besides the interesting cross-section of people you see in these places, I noticed a bunch of points where people just don't seem to notice that there's anyone else there. For one thing, there's been a "no smoking in lines" policy for a...
  21. Chris Bardon

    Rogers Broadband and Bandwidth Caps

    Apparently Rogers has reintroduced bandwidth caps for all of their broadband service tiers. It's pretty generous (60 Gb/month combined up/down), but it's a cap nonetheless. Apparently there are warnings that go out at your first and second overages, and it's a "3 strikes and you're out"...
  22. Chris Bardon

    Why are some series so expensive?

    Is there something incredibly complicated about releasing particular series on DVD that isn't immediately obvious? I was trying to figure out why I just had to pay $80 for Season 5 of the Sopranos, where I was able to get the fourth season of the West Wing (24 episodes vs the Sopranos 13) for...
  23. Chris Bardon

    Firefox extensions thread

    Since most of the cool features that exist as firefox extensions seem to only get passed around by word of mouth, I thought I'd see if anyone else here has anything interesting that I'm missing. So far, I've got these installed: ieview-still need this one every so often... Dictionary...
  24. Chris Bardon

    Firefox 1.0.4-less stable?

    I've noticed that the newest Firefox (1.0.4) seems to be a LOT less stable than the older version. I never used to see it crash, but now it seems that I can almost kill it at will. I've noticed that a link posted in the TV software forum (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=406005 )...
  25. Chris Bardon

    Custom covers for the X-Files sets?

    Just wondering if anyone has made a set of custom covers for the X-Files box sets before I try to put my own abysmal artistic ability to the challenge. If the internet has taught me anything, it's that if you look hard enough, someone else has probably done what you're looking for. :) Even...
  26. Chris Bardon

    No HD for revolution

    Just read this over at IGN: http://cube.ign.com/articles/624/624200p1.html The short version-Nintendo isn't going to support HD resolutions on their new console. Nothing on whether 480p will still be supported, but no 780 or 1080. Seems deliberately short sighted to me-is it that much...
  27. Chris Bardon

    Sources for 8 disc DVD cases in Canada

    I just found Ric's incredible cover art for the Star Trek TV series, and was thinking about printing off a set for myself until I discovered how much the cases would run me. Genesys DTP has the 8 disc cases for something like $11 per box of 10 (which is fine), but then the shipping would end up...
  28. Chris Bardon

    The Sopranos Seasons 1-4

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  29. Chris Bardon

    Resident evil 4-player's choice?

    Have there been any rumblings on when a price drop for RE4 might come along? I'm interested in picking the game up, but at this point it seems crazy not to wait for the inevitable price drop. Looks like it could be as late as November though, since that's when it appears that the PS2 version is...
  30. Chris Bardon

    Authoring Digital photos on DVD

    I'm sure this topic has come up before, but I can't seem to find a thread that answered my question, so here goes. I just got a digital camera a couple of months ago, and would like to burn my photos to a DVD that can be viewed on any DVD player (that can deal with DVD-r discs of course). I know...
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