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Time To Buy a Blu-Ray

Time To Buy a Blu-Ray

Consider this my official holiday gift guide column. I'm not going to do a round-up of all my favorite gift ideas. I'm not going to recommend which phone you should buy, which laptop, which Lexus, or whatever. There are plenty of great gift guides to tell you all that (and I've even worked on some of those, myself). I'm not even going to recommend a specific product. I'm just going to tell you to buy a Blu-Ray player. I don't really know which one to buy, and I don't even have one myself. But it's become the number one item on my list, and it should be for you, too.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 9 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 9 2010

Ohmygod! Notion Ink Adam is available for pre-order right this second and it's cheaper than expected! Then we've got some electric butterflies, Dell's deletion from an Intel Android tablet list, and some Robonaut hands. You can feel free to fix your MacBook Air screen glitch, check out a sassy extended video peek at the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and read about how Don found 2010 to be the year he forgot about DVDs. THEN get your Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook delivered today, check out Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and win a FREE Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z. Such a bunch o stuff for your salivating talon teeths!

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2010: The year I forgot about DVDs

2010: The year I forgot about DVDs

As someone who loves to sit down in front of the television after a long day’s work and watch a movie or television show, I typically spend some time each month heading down to Best Buy or browsing Amazon to find out what the latest entertainment releases are. It has become a habit that at least so far, I’m unwilling to give up.

But over the past year, my buying decisions have changed, and I’ve officially ditched DVD in favor of Blu-ray or streaming services.

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Sony slash Google TV prices; NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray deck under $300

Sony slash Google TV prices; NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray deck under $300

Sony has slashed prices on its Google TV range as part of its Black Friday promotions, reducing its larger HDTVs by up to $200 and cutting a whopping 25-percent from its NSZ-GT1 Google TV Blu-ray player. That makes the Blu-ray deck the same $299.99 as Logitech is asking for their Revue, though you're also getting a more compact (if arguably confusing) remote control and Blu-ray playback.

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Microsoft Makes Fun of Apple for Not Supporting Blu-ray [Video]

Microsoft Makes Fun of Apple for Not Supporting Blu-ray [Video]

In a brand new advertisement, Microsoft works with stop-animation to poke their finger at Apple yet again, this time going for something that many Apple fans may or may not agree with: Apple's lack of support for Blu-ray. The commercial starts out friendly enough, with two laptops about to go on a long flight, sitting next to one another. But when the PC wants to start watching a Blu-ray, the point of the ad quickly becomes apparent.

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Mvix HDHome Combines your Home Theater, Computing, and Gaming All into One

Mvix HDHome Combines your Home Theater, Computing, and Gaming All into One

Here's one giant system for everything you do at home, basically. Take a peek at this. Mvix is offering a system that they note is compatable with Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Boxee, and Revision 3 internet television, plus more. It runs on Windows 7, plays Blu-ray disks, and generally appears to be one amazing base-camp for all your viewing pleasures in the home. Plus, they want to give you a $300 USD + coupon off the price if you feel like you might want to go ahead and buy one up.

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Gateway One ZX6951 Review

Gateway One ZX6951 Review

Gateway's all-in-one PC range continues to grow, with a new line of mainstream models intended to offer full touch support without the hefty price tags of their premium counterparts. The company sent over the new Gateway One ZX6951, a 23-inch Full HD model with an Intel Core i3 processor, for SlashGear to try out.

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“Who needs Blu-ray?” quips UK Xbox chief as downloads dominate

“Who needs Blu-ray?” quips UK Xbox chief as downloads dominate

It looks like Microsoft and Apple can agree on at least one thing: Blu-ray is under serious threat from digital downloads.  After Steve Jobs dismissed Blu-ray support for future Macs with the suggestion that the format "is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD – like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats," Microsoft's Xbox UK chief Stephen McGill has suggested that Blu-ray "is going to be passed by as a format."

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