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Kaleidescape beefs up UltraViolet support

Kaleidescape has added native UltraViolet support to the Kaleidescape store, with a bonus offered by no other retailer. Unlike the “HD” offered by retailers like Vudu or Flixster, Kaleidescape users will be able to download full Blu-ray Disc images for free on any UV title in their collection, and those added in the future. That’s more »

10 great giveaways: Win a $6K gaming chair, $10K theater, 60″ TV, and more…

In the age of big data, no one is safe…So why not give the following companies your personal information, too? At least you might when something. Kidding aside, the following 10 giveaways from around the web will have you decking out your home theater (or creating an entirely new one, in some cases) in high style.

How to make your Panasonic Blu-ray player region-free

It used to be that importing movies from other countries was incredibly difficult. You had to find an importer, who would usually charge you a gigantic markup, or somehow find an overseas source where the communication barrier wasn’t a deal-breaker. Then high exchange rates and month-long shipping times set in.

Ender’s Game Blu-ray easter egg found

Longtime DVD producer Van Ling, who is responsible for the The Abyss, Terminator 2, and the Star Wars Trilogy DVDs designed the menu system for Ender’s Game, and one of his trademarks is in full effect. Mr. Ling loves his Easter Eggs, and sometimes they’re hidden so well he can’t even find them.

100 best romantic movies for Valentine’s Day

Looking forward to a Valentine’s Day with your husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, or partner? Planning to spend this one with the kids or by yourself? There is something on this list for everyone, from kids to single people to couples to the recently dumped. What are your favorite romantic movies? Leave a note in the comments section.

Blu-ray 4K Confirmed, UltraViolet Right Behind

Yesterday we posted a report from The Australian, who published a claim from Samsung that Blu-ray 4K would be available around the end of the year. Today, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed it with the Blu-ray Disc association. The DECE, who administrates UltraViolet, was right behind them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Blu-ray Disc Association more »

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Samsung Leaks Blu-ray 4K

Speaking to The Australian, Samsung outed some of the first details on what will possibly become the 4K version of the Blu-ray format. Vice-president for consumer electronics at Samsung Australia Philip Newton told The Australian today that Samsung had the technology in place to produce high-capacity four-layer Blu-ray disks for distributing 4K movies. Mr Newton more »

Michael Bay Blows Lines, Not C4 on Samsung CES Stage

Modern teleprompters are pretty fantastic. They can be completely unobtrusive, and allow you to look totally natural on stage, even if you didn’t learn your lines or the lyrics. Unfortunately, when you’re a busy guy, you often don’t have time to look at a script before you go out on stage. Such appears to be more »

Streaming 4K at CES 2014

There is little 4K (UHD) content on the market, but plenty of buzz about networks and shows shooting more and more for the format. With the prospect of imminent content fueling the fire,  NanoTech Entertainment announced today that it will show the Nuvola NP-1 4K Streaming Media Player ($299) and UltraFlix streaming media channel at International Consumer more »

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 Blu-ray Review

Five down and two to go. If you’ve been following the remastering saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation here at HomeTechTell, then you probably already have a good idea of what the new high-definition video transfers found in this collection look like. Outstanding detail, breathtaking colors, huge fidelity boosts. It’s really sad when such excellence more »

Your Black Friday 2013 Walmart Guide to Home Tech

Love it or hate it, Walmart is the biggest retailer in the United States, and that means a lot of bargains, and a lot of competition, especially on Black Friday. While the majority of Walmart’s catalog covers items more akin to housewares, the retailer does a brisk electronics business. I’ve combed through their ad and more »

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition Blu-ray Review

Things change. Example the first: I had no intention of reviewing the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, having bought it myself with every intent of leisurely perusing its contents, finishing when I was finished with it, rather than cramming for a deadline. But I’m quite finished now, and given that many of more »