Saturday, June 23, 2007

Weekly Roundup ~ June 23

HD DVD News of the Past Week
  • Latest Updates on Upcoming International HD DVD titles... (Updated Jun 18). Details here.
  • 3 Music HD DVD Titles Delayed (Link)
  • New Update for Xbox 360 HD DVD Add-on? (Link)
  • HD DVDs To Be Released Next Tuesday, June 26. (Link)


What's Been Updated...

As you could see this week is a pretty quite one, so I took the opportunity to complete what I've started earlier. I've updated the HD DVD Quick FAQs/Facts section with new information and have added a new column titled "HD DVD: The Advanced Home Entertainment Experience" to talk about all the HD DVD-exclusive advanced viewing features and interactivity.

There are video previews of what these exciting features entailed on some of the HD DVD titles, especially if you're new to HD DVD.

Last we heard, Toshiba's standalone HD DVD players have had a soft launch in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong with the HD-E1... So we've updated the Firmware Updates section to include firmware updates notification for HD-E1 released in that region.


Other News with Some Thoughts...

  • The updated list of AFI's 100 greatest film of all time has been released. The full list is available here.

    Looks like some of those films have already been released by Warner Home Video and Universal Studios Home Entertainment on HD DVD. Some of them (Stanley Kubrick's films) have been indicated by Warner as coming soon... I do hope Paramount has plans for Forrest Gump on HD DVD soon...

  • Bandai Visual USA will be distributing a special coupon good towards a free copy of FREEDOM volume 1 (worth $39.99 SRP) with the purchase of any Toshiba HD DVD player for visitors to the Bandai Visual USA booth at the Anime Expo 2007 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. June 29-July 2, 2007.

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