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Pioneer BDP-160 Blu-ray deck packs WiFi Direct for digital converts

Pioneer BDP-160 Blu-ray deck packs WiFi Direct for digital converts

Pioneer has outed its latest Blu-ray deck, the BDP-160, seemingly targeted at those torn between high-res physical media and the convenience of digital downloads. The WiFi-toting player supports not only Full HD Blu-ray playback, but uses WiFi Direct to stream content from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, including support for YouTube's "Send to TV" function for one-touch big-screen playback.

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House of Cards coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 11

House of Cards coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 11

Netflix's latest original series, House of Cards, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray for all of those folks who have been too cheap to get a Netflix subscription, although you'll be paying much more for the discs than you would a Netflix membership, seeing how the Blu-ray version will set you back $52.99, while a month of Netflix -- which is more than enough time to watch all of House of Cards -- is only $7.99.

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Lucasfilm celebrates 25th anniversary edition of Willow with artist chat

Lucasfilm celebrates 25th anniversary edition of Willow with artist chat

Complete with a lovely dual-interview opportunity for the public with two of the classic film's integral artists, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are re-releasing Willow. This movie will be appearing on both DVD and Blu-ray after director Ron Howard and star Warwick Davis give an "Artist to Artist Twitter chat" this month. You'll be able to join in, too!

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PlayStation 4 used games policy: yes and no

PlayStation 4 used games policy: yes and no

This week we've been following along with the release of the Sony PlayStation 4 and even stopped by the event to see what all the hype was about. One of the biggest questions that continues to appear is "will the PlayStation 4 play used games?" The answer seems to be yes - from what we've heard and what both Eurogamer and Engadget (amongst others) have heard, used games will function on the PlayStation 4. The question that's not been answered in any real way is: "what happens if I want to sell my PlayStation 4 games?"

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Sony unveils line-up of Smart Blu-ray players, offers integrated Wi-Fi and TV SideView

Sony unveils line-up of Smart Blu-ray players, offers integrated Wi-Fi and TV SideView

Following in line with the upcoming X9000A 4k LED TVs Sony announced earlier today, the company is also rolling out four new Smart Blu-ray players: the S1100, the S3100, the S4100, and the S5100. All four players feature angled, sharp designs embodying a host of features, including integrated Wi-Fi and support for TV SideView, which allows users to control the devices via the TV SideView app.

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Batmobiles new and old hit the streets for Dark Knight Rises DVD release

Batmobiles new and old hit the streets for Dark Knight Rises DVD release

The Dark Knight Rises - one of the biggest movies of the year - will be releasing on DVD and Blu Ray soon (December 4 to be specific), and Warner Bros. has one whopper of a promotion planned for the lead up to release. Starting this weekend, Warner Bros. will send a total of six Batmobiles on tour across the country. The Batmobiles span most of Batman's Hollywood history, starting with the version seen in 1966's Batman, The Movie starring Adam West and ending with the black and camo Tumblers seen in Christopher Nolan's trilogy.

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