Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all readers in the new year... 2007, I believe (and hope), will be another exciting (but costly?) year of high definition movies (especially HD DVD titles) for all.

This blog will be celebrating its first birthday on January 6.

This blog was created when I found that it seems to be more difficult to find information and details of HD DVD Format during the period from late 2005 to early 2006, as most websites were covering Blu-ray format and propagating the Blu-ray PR statements and advertising slogans "incessantly", even before both formats found their way to retail. When I managed to find the information and details on HD DVD that I require, I thought then it would be even better if I shared those on a blog, not a personal blog but a news blog. So I roped in another guy I found on some forum discussing high definition discs to co-run this blog and viola, this blog is up and running. Now, there are many websites covering ample and good information on HD DVD titles, so me and my pal are considering about the future of this blog (Should we continue and possibly post the same stuff as every related website does or stop the blog altogether? Or have some other alternative arrangement/focus?)

To date we have around 62,000 page views and 50,000 unique visits (I don't really know how unique those visits are since some ISPs issue dynamic IPs to its Internet users.)

The past year has been really fun, some of the high profiled titles like King Kong (2006), Superman Returns, The Mummy, Batman Begins, etc. were released in the first year of the new format's debut.

We've seen how the firmware updating component of HD DVD players work via the Internet (Ethernet port), and have seen a major upgrade in audio capabilities without additional cost - the firmware upgrade to Dolby TrueHD 5.1-channel output via 5.1 analog and HDMI.

We've also seen a few HD DVD slogans, A Defining Moment (Toshiba America's HD DVD player launch), from The Best in Picture, Sound & Interactivity to The Look & Sound of Perfect(Universal Studios) and The Ultimate In High Definition (Weinstein).

Once again, a big thank you to all readers who continue using this blog as their source of information on HD DVD for the past year.

Wild Bear & J.Z.


At 12:19 PM, Blogger djmayhem said...

great blog good info for hd dvds

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Jesper said...

I like this blog, so please continue your great works! :)

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Barry said...

Please don't stop the blog - you guys break a lot of release news before other sources...


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