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Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

You can't help but feel bad for all the people who have a financial stake in the Blu-ray Disc medium. When it first launched, it had to engage in a battle to the death with rival format HD DVD. And then, just as its acceptance started to become widespread, the digital distribution market just exploded right in its face. Now, an ambitious player in that digital market sees a slow death for Blu-ray.

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Samsung’s new 3D Blu-ray system sings flagship style

Samsung’s new 3D Blu-ray system sings flagship style

This week the folks at Samsung have delivered a torrent of speaker systems to the world, including an all-in-one system code-named HT-E6730W. This system is what Samsung calls the Ultimate in Movie Theater Quality Entertainment in the Home and consists of a 1,330-watt 7.1-channel system with two tower speakers and four additional speakers to fulfill your ultimate 3D Blu-ray entertainment fantasy. Included in this system are swivel speakers mounted to front height speakers allowing you position them in a way that "sounds vertically cascade down onto the listener" - exciting stuff!

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Samsung debuts premium vacuum tube speaker dock and home theaters

Samsung debuts premium vacuum tube speaker dock and home theaters

Samsung has been steadily expanding its audio equipment into the upper echelons of the audiophile range, and today they're adding to their line with three new pieces of seriously high-end gear. The DA-E750 Audio Dock, HT-E6500W Blu-ray 3D 5.1 Home Theater System and HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D 7.1 Home Theater System all have impressively styled construction combined with vacuum tube amplifiers for rich, old-school sound production. Of course there's some new tricks as well: the The DA-E750 can dock with an iPhone, iPod or iPad, as well as Samsung's own Galaxy S II.

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Panasonic reveals pricing for 2012 Blu-ray players

Panasonic reveals pricing for 2012 Blu-ray players

Panasonic has announced the pricing and availability of its 2012 lineup of Blu-Ray players, which were first introduced at CES. The lineup includes four Full HD 3D models and two Full HD 2D-only models, most of which have begun shipping already. Only two models will begin shipping later in May. Pricing for the new lineup ranges from $90 to $350.

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Samsung unveils 2012 Blu-ray players with WiFi and Disc to Digital

Samsung unveils 2012 Blu-ray players with WiFi and Disc to Digital

Samsung today announced two new Blu-ray players, the BD-E6500 and the BD-ES6000, at CES 2012. The company introduced a new feature for the players called Disc to Digital and also added WiFi capabilities to the flagship BD-E6500 model, allowing the player to connect directly to other devices over a WiFi network without the need for a PC or other central access point.

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Pioneer outs BDP-140, BDP-52FD, and BDP-53FD 3D Blu-ray players

Pioneer outs BDP-140, BDP-52FD, and BDP-53FD 3D Blu-ray players

Pioneer has unveiled three new Blu-ray players that support 3D movies and more. Two of the three players are in the high-end Elite range and the other is a general offering at a decent price. The cheapest of all three is the $199 BDP-140. The elite BDP-52FD will sell for $399 and the BDP-53FD will sell for $499. All of them share many of the same features.

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Pioneer BCS-717 414 313 and 212 Blu-ray Cinema Systems Make you want to Adopt

Pioneer BCS-717 414 313 and 212 Blu-ray Cinema Systems Make you want to Adopt

While Blu-ray has been out for quite a while now, we're still seeing businesses across the board continue to release videos on both the newest high quality medium AND the slightly older and lower quality plain ol' DVD format. Believe it or not, there are quite a few people on the planet still having yet to switch over to the Blu-ray world for more than a couple of reasons - the continued production of DVDs being one of them. What Pioneer is doing here today is making quite a grand swipe at making us want to switch over with four, count them, FOUR new 5.1 Blu-ray home cinema systems.

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Kaleidescape Vault M700 Robotic Storage For Your CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs

Kaleidescape Vault M700 Robotic Storage For Your CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs

If you have a massive collection of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs that you'd like to have automatically stored and archived for easy access, then you might consider a robotic disc loader like the new Kaleidescape M700 Disc Vault. The M700 Disc Vault is a movie server that swallows your discs into a precision carousel, copies the content onto the Kaleidescape System, and easily plays back what you want when you want it---no more wasting time rummaging through your collection.

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Mitsubishi unveils LCD-22BLR500 Real TV Recording LCD TVs

Mitsubishi unveils LCD-22BLR500 Real TV Recording LCD TVs

Mitsubishi has a full line of TVs for home theater fans and has lots of other home theater gear in its lineup. The company has announced a new series of LCD TVs dubbed the Luoluo Real Record BLR500 Series. The TV that is the latest to launch in the series is the LCD-22BLR500. It will land on July 21 and is a very small and compact TV that promises to be easy to operate. The big feature is in the stand of the TV and is designed to make for a clean and compact installation.

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Samsung adds LOVEFiLM streaming to Blu-ray players in the UK

Samsung adds LOVEFiLM streaming to Blu-ray players in the UK

Samsung has announced that it has added a new streaming service to its full line of Blu-ray players in the UK. The new streaming movie service is LOVEFiLM. The app requires a subscription to the LOVEFiLM service of at least £5.99.

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Haier Unveils Line of New WiFi-Enabled TVs at CES 2011

Haier Unveils Line of New WiFi-Enabled TVs at CES 2011

For TVs, having a connection to the Internet, where users can access applications in some fashion or another, has been a big point at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Haier, which have officially unveiled a new line of Internet-connected TVs, it's about the hardware as much as it is the partnership that they've developed with Yahoo!.

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Samsung Ready to Unveil World’s Thinnest 3D Blu-ray Player

Samsung Ready to Unveil World’s Thinnest 3D Blu-ray Player

Despite the fact that Samsung may be ready to show off the brand new, world's thinnest 3D Blu-ray player, we'll have to wait a bit longer before we get an official announcement from the company, plus our own eyes-on with the device. Samsung has made it known that they plan on showing off the new 3D Blu-ray player at CES 2011, at the beginning of January.

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