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Short Bits: Power DVD, Sage TV, Updates

Engadget HD got some shots of PowerDVD 9, or rather what we now know is the extent of the "native” Media Center Blu-ray integration announced CES . Native is a bit of a stretch as I figured it might be. Instead of native playback we now have...

Media Center Gets Blu-ray, Just Not From Microsoft

I’ve talk about Microsoft and Blu-ray more times than I can count and it never fails I end up saying they will not be the ones to build Blu-ray support in Windows. My thoughts have officially come true with yesterday’s announcement that Microsoft...

CyberLink to Demonstrate PowerDVD with Microsoft at CES 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan - CyberLink Corporation is pleased to announce that PowerDVD will be utilized by Microsoft Corp. in a demonstration of their newest version of Windows Media Center, for Windows 7. This demo will be shown in the Microsoft booth (7144), in...

Okoro Media Unleashes Intel i7 Core Media Centers

Okoro Media Systems, manufacturer of digital entertainment systems for the high end audio video market, is pleased to announce the availability of the Intel’s new i7 Core processing technology to our high-end 2009 Digital Entertainment Systems....

Chances Latest Xbox 360 Blu-ray Rumor is True?

I’m a few weeks behind on this one, but those pesky Xbox 360 Blu-ray rumors came back into the spotlight early this month. Spotlight might actually be the wrong word to use, as the usual tech blogs didn’t even bother to cover the rumor. I’ve...

Vista SP2 Doesn’t Support Blu-ray Playback

Due to a poorly worded article over at CNET I’ve seen a few dozen people getting excited about Vista SP2 bringing “support for Blu-ray drives,” but everyone should take a quick step back and realize Vista SP2 will add “support...

VidaBox RoomClientHD Supports Blu-ray & DVD Streaming in Full 1080p

New VidaBox RoomClientHD™ supports Blu-ray & DVD streaming in full 1080p with HD audio support - all in a miniature, palm-sized package Westbury, NY - September 29th - VidaBox is proud to announce the new RoomClientHD™, a 2" tall...

Niveus Media @ CEDIA: Movie Library, 8 CableCARD, 10 Extenders, Home Server

Niveus Movie Library Goes Primetime! Version 1.5 is enriched to offer high-res cover art (including Blu-ray) and support for a wider catalogue of movie sources, such as disc-in-drive… and more! Denver, CO – CEDIA Expo 2008 – September...

Short Bits: Life|ware & Niveus at CEDIA

This edition ripped straight from CE Pro …It seems Niveus Media is done with pushing their recently developed Niveus EDGE Extender. The might have been Xbox 360-based Extender (sans gaming) is out and the HP MediaSmart Connect is in . Interesting...

Short Bits: Storage Pack, CE Pro, Media Center Show, More

Microsoft is planning to release a Storage Feature Pack for Windows that will include Blu-ray mastering support among other things . Sadly this is still very far from Blu-ray Playback support which has its own set of issues . CE Pro has had a number of...

Inteset Movie Collection Module Now Supports Blu-ray

Hanover MA, Aug 13, 2008, Inteset, has updated its Movie Collection server module to fully support Blu-ray movies. One of the major selling features of the Inteset media server has been its ability to store, search, and play back movies seamlessly within...

My Twelfth Post on Xbox 360 Not Getting Blu-ray

I never thought I would get a dozen posts out of this topic, but what do you know! Some said I was dead wrong when I predicted that Microsoft wasn’t planning on adding Blu-ray to the Xbox 360. After covering the issue from every different angle...

Bach Says No to Blu-ray in Xbox 720, First Party ZunePhone

We don’t even have to wait until tomorrow to find out that the Xbox 360 isn’t getting Blu-ray . Why? Because Robbie Bach was asked if Microsoft had plans for Blu-ray to appear in the next generation Xbox (Via Engadget ) and answered “No. There is nothing...

No, Xbox 360 Isn’t Getting Blu-ray on Monday

Another day, another horrible rumor . Microsoft will not announce that the Xbox 360 is getting Blu-ray on Monday. This latest rumor does give me a good chance to cover Shane Kim of Microsoft Game Studios saying the Xbox 360 is set to last seven years...

FUZE Media Systems Partners with ArcSoft

Hardened Whole-Home Media System Now Available with Industry-Leading Blu-Ray San Jose, Calif., May 19, 2008 – FUZE Media Systems, makers of the industry’s most hardened whole-home media system, today announced that it has partnered with ArcSoft for Blu...
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Microsoft: “No Plans to Introduce a Blu-ray Drive for Xbox 360”

I hope you didn’t really think Microsoft was doing an Xbox 360 with Blu-ray , because they are once again denying it . So, what do you think is really going on? These sites are flat out making up the rumors to drive web traffic OEMs think constant reports...

Why I’m I Still Posting About Xbox 360 With Blu-ray?

Previous coverage: Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, and Here. Latest rumor, ASUS subsidiary Pegatron has reportedly won the contract to “ assemble the Xbox 360 with Blu-ray Disc ROM drive” according to Economic Daily News (Chinese). I’ve covered the Xbox...

Short Bits: FUZE, Omaura, Mesh, more

I’ve been really busy lately, but that doesn’t stop news from flowing in. Chris Morley posted an update on recent questions about the Omaura series of cases for those interested (you should be, they look amazing). CE Pro has an article about FUZE Media...

Short Bits: Managed Copy, Media Center University, Sideshow

The dream of legally copying a Blu-ray Disc to your hard drive and streaming it to other devices might be over before it starts. Managed Copy, the cornerstone of the AACS content protection system might never actually get off the ground, reports Consumer...

Xbox 360 Blu-ray Shot Down Again By Microsoft

You didn’t think Lite-On was really manufacturing Blu-ray Disc drives for the Xbox 360, did you? It doesn’t seem that Microsoft put too much stock into it, supposedly being quoted flat out with “No. Lite-On is not manufacturing Blu-ray drives for Xbox...
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