December 27, 2007
According to the Wall Street Journal, which is owned by News Corp., which also owns Fox, Fox is getting ready to rent movies to Apple’s iTunes users. This come as no great surprise since Apple has been planning on going … Continue reading
October 22, 2007
Comments Off on SanDisk Sansa TakeTV video player and the point is?
I believe media extenders, like the Apple TV, will be the next big thing in home entertainment. These devices are still having trouble catching on, which is why SanDisk’s introducing the Sansa TakeTV video player makes no sense to me. … Continue reading
April 30, 2007
Comments Off on One Small Step against DRM
One advantage of the Apple TV is that if your DVDs are stored on a server you can watch any or all of them without ever bothering to put a DVD in your player again. The trick was, of course, … Continue reading
April 16, 2007
Comments Off on Sony DRM Hell Revisited
You can’t make up stuff like this. Sony has once more shot itself in the foot with an idiotic DRM (digital rights management) scheme. Back in 2005, Sony introduced XCP DRM technology on to some of its CDs. The technology … Continue reading
November 29, 2006
Comments Off on Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, or None of the Above?
This holiday season, if you have big bucks for your home theater, you’re probably thinking about adding a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD player to the entertainment center. On the one side, Intel, Toshiba, and Microsoft are pushing HD-DVD while Blu-Ray has … Continue reading