Archive for the ‘DVD’ Tag
It’s been more than 50 years since the first appearance of a videocassette recorder (VCR) in this world and the technology is slowly disappearing in American households.
JVC was one of the last companies that was still making standalone VCR recorders/players and now decided to put an end to this line of products. The only products we will now see that still have VCR capabilities will be in combo (DVD + VCR) units.
Toshiba has thrown the towel many months ago on the format war between their HD DVD system and Sony’s Blue Ray.
Apparently, many stores in the U.S. still have HD DVD players in stock and many movies as well. Because of the tough economic times that darken the lives of many Americans, they turn to discounted HD DVD systems because the prices are so attractive compared to Blue Ray!
Well, I don’t know if that’s a smart move. Paying less for something that is already obsolete is not such a good investment. Best not to buy at all.
After Nokia’s “Comes with music” phones, Dell is introducing something similar with their computers.
Shoppers will now be able to add movies to their computer purchases right on the Dell website during checkout. The movies will be pre-loaded on the hard drive with all the extras that would normally come with the DVD version of the same movie.
For now, only “Iron Man” is available but more titles are to come. Count $20 per movie.