Network Blu-ray Players Expected to Overtake Game Consoles in CE Network Client Growth

We've known for a while now game consoles have had the lead as the most commonly connected network entertainment device in people's homes – due in large part to popularity of online gaming. But now analysts like In-Stat are starting to take notice of the current crop of Network Blu-ray Players from Samsung and LG, [...]

LG’s Network Blu-ray Player to Get CinemaNow and YouTube Support

Looks like the guys at LG aren't threatened by the likes of Samsung's BD-P2500. LG is announcing that in the next few weeks owners of their BD300 Network Blu-ray Player will gain access to CinemaNow – including its HD library – and YouTube content directly from their player. These new enhancements are in addition to [...]

Sanyo’s New Blue Laser Diode to Increase Blu-ray Disc Capacity from 25GB to 100GB

It's hard to imagine what more Hollywood Studios will be willing to bundle in to a Blu-ray disc with a 100GB of capacity, but here we are. According to PC World, Sanyo's new blue laser can “emit a beam of 450 milliwatts, which is about double the power of Sanyo's current highest power laser [...]

VidaBox Releases RoomClientHD Extender – Able to Stream Blu-ray Movies in Full 1080p

Here's another reason to look at VidaBox's line of Digital Home products when you're considering making your next purchase. The guys at VidaBox have custom built a mini, near silent extender client for their VidaBox Server called RoomClientHD. The funny thing is that it's really a mini Windows Vista PC running Home Premium. However, what's [...]

SlySoft Adds ISO/UDF Blu-ray & HD DVD Image Creation to AnyDVD HD

For those who prefer a soft backup of a movie disc as opposed to a physical copy, SlySoft has given AnyDVD HD the capability to create exact ISO disc images with copy protections enabled or without. The disc images can then be burned to disc or be mounted via SlySoft's Virtual CloneDrive (or various other [...]

Niveus Movie Library Goes Primetime!

Designed exclusively for Niveus Media customers, the Niveus Movie Library is a robust movie management tool that aggregates an entire movie collection into one distinct and intelligent interface. Upgraded to accommodate a growing number of movie sources, Niveus Movie Library 1.5 now features: disc-in-drive support; a 10’ interface for backing up movies to the Niveus [...]

Autonomic Controls Releases Media Control Server 2.0, an Elegant Alternative to the iPod Dock for Custom Electronics Integrators

Autonomic Controls, the leading provider of custom integration solutions for Microsoft Media Center has released Media Control Server 2.0. The new product adds iTunes integration, support for purchased music, multi-source audio output, Blu-ray playback and stylish new touch panel interfaces. Two years after its release, Autonomic Controls Media Control Server has become the industry standard solution [...]

Roxio Launches Creator 2009

Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions®, the leader in digital media software, today launched Roxio Creator™ 2009, the latest version of the company’s market-leading suite of photo, video, and music authoring, burning, and online sharing applications. Creator 2009 introduces a range of pioneering audio features, integration of family-friendly online services, and advanced support for High [...]