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Xbox One won’t support 3D Blu-ray movie playback upon launch

Xbox One won’t support 3D Blu-ray movie playback upon launch

As the Xbox One and PlayStation 4's launch dates close in, straggling details have surfaced regarding what both consoles will and won't offer. Such is the case for the Xbox One today, with word surfacing that the gaming console won't support playback of 3D Blu-ray movies upon its launch, and it isn't clear if the functionality will arrive later on.

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Samba TV releases new second-screen and TV apps for Sony devices

Samba TV releases new second-screen and TV apps for Sony devices

Samba TV, formerly known as Flingo, today released a slew of apps for Sony devices, including Bravia TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, and Blu-ray Home Theater devices patched into Sony Entertainment Network. The apps detect what is playing on your connected smart TV and automatically push related interactive content, which can then be accessed on second-screen devices such as smartphones and tablets or via the TV. This development expands Samba TV's reach to 30 million devices worldwide.

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Toshiba BDX6400 Symbio Media Box and Blu-ray player certified under 4K Image Certification

Toshiba BDX6400 Symbio Media Box and Blu-ray player certified under 4K Image Certification

In addition to revealing the pricing and availability of its Ultra HD 4K televisions, Toshiba has announced that it has received 4K Image Certification from Technicolor, making it the first maker of Blu-ray players to have done so. The first of its devices to be certified under this is the BDX6400 Symbio Media Box and Blu-ray player.

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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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Toshiba announces 2013 range of new home theater products

Toshiba announces 2013 range of new home theater products

Toshiba announced today its 2013 lineup of home theater and entertainment products, including new televisions, Blu-ray players, and a new service called Cloud TV. The lineup is headlined by the company's new 9-series Ultra HD televisions and a new service called Cloud TV, which offers on-demand content like Netflix, Vimeo, and YouTube.

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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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Company of Heroes movie set for DVD and Blu-ray February 26

Company of Heroes movie set for DVD and Blu-ray February 26

THQ may no longer be amongst us, but its Relic Entertainment-developed game Company of Heroes is still in the all clear with its movie adaptation. The straight-to-DVD movie is set for release next week on February 26 in North America, with a European release roughly a month later on March 25.

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Jurassic Park 3D hits Blu-ray and DVD April 23

Jurassic Park 3D hits Blu-ray and DVD April 23

We've actually known for awhile that Jurassic Park would be making its 3D theatrical re-release this year, and that will come officially on April 5 for one week. After that, all three films will be released individually on 3D Blu-ray starting April 23, as well as the normal 2D versions for those who live life on the edge without that third dimension.

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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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Chrysler announces Blu-ray system is now available in minivans

Chrysler announces Blu-ray system is now available in minivans

DVD players have been available in all manner of vehicles for just about as long as the DVD has been around. Before DVDs, some vans even had old school VCRs in them to allow people to watch movies on the go. What we haven't seen so far is Blu-ray players available in vehicles, which is rather surprising.

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