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    US disc rentals top $5.65B in revenue for 2011. Do you rent or buy?

    If it's a movie I think I'll want to watch more than once, I'll buy it. Which is 95% of the movies I watch. If it's a movie I'm pretty sure I'll only watch once, I'll stream it on X-box live. I don't rent movies, I have a long history of being *really* late returning them. It pretty...
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    Looking for discussion on the future of theaters.

    Hi all, This has been on my mind a bit, the future of theaters. I live in Pittsburgh, and I've noticed a trend that interests me. What I've noticed is a decrease in the number of theaters. A good portion of my city is college town, but strangely, the foci of the colleges does not...
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    Monsters (2010) thoughts and newbie review

    I found this film on X-box Live last night, strangely a "See it before it's in theaters" deal, and bit. Sadly I couldn't find a thread on it, so I thought maybe I could start one of my own? The keyword doesn't lend itself well to search sadly. The film was billed as a Sci-fi monster...
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    Unusual speaker question

    Hi all, I have an unusual speaker question. I own a set of Midiland 5.1 speakers, they're originally designed for a computer system with 300 watt amp built into the subwoofer. Now these things are from the computer speaker "Hey day" when Klipsch and others were releasing high quality...
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    Calibration questions

    Hi all, I have a westinghouse 27" LTV 27w7, I just recently bought the DVE HD-DVD calibration disc, and did my best to calibrate it correctly.(First time trying to calibrate a TV) My biggest problem is: Using the filter that comes with it, my Blue calibrates correctly, and my red...
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    Target sues Sony over BR patents.

    Target is claiming Sony violated patents they hold regarding reflective layers in optical discs. Target's seeking damages and an injunction to cease patent violation. Who'd have thought Target of all places would be putting a big wrinkle in the format war? If they get their injunction, and I...
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    Pirated HD-DVD's released online

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5747 Apparently, HD-DVD piracy is now a reality. It's going to be interesting to see what effect, if any, this has on the format war. It's intereting to note that while the method works for both HD-DVD and BR keys, BR is not yet pirated. I'd...
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    PS3 may require HDMI for 1080p output, FAQ unclear

    Interesting catch by Firingsquad.com In PS3's faq it seems there's some footnotes indicating HDMI might be required for 1080p output, but the wording is ambiguous. It's unclear enough I hesitated before posting this, but the wording is odd enough that I felt it deserved discussion. The...
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    Sony releasing BR PC Drive in July

    Just caught this, and surprised it didn't get brought up yet. Sony's releasing a BR PC Drive capable of reading/writing BR, DVD, and CD's at the end of July, including DL BR support. Pricing is $750 USD. Of course, it requires a HDCP compliant vid card and display, but for HTPCers and the...
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    A new virus/Spyware record?

    A friend of mine who doesn't know much about computers asked me to look at the computer his college age daughter and high school age son use. Apparently they've been complaining about it being really slow, and "The keyboard not working" and other problems. He's computer illiterate and needed a...
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    High-Def fiasco with computers?

    I was just reading the article found here... http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/..._hdcp_support/ Which expresses on Page 2 that Blu-Ray and HD-DVD won't work on computers at 1080p, because of HDCP protection which apparently all board manufactuerers have left out of the board design...
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