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  • Seven reasons you shouldn't use the PS3 as your Blu-ray player

    Seven reasons you shouldn't use the PS3 as your Blu-ray player

    While Sony's PlayStation 3 is arguably the best Blu-ray player on the market right now, we offer up a few legitimate reasons why you might want to get a stand-alone player instead. 88

  • Paramount gives fans some Blu-ray love

    Paramount gives fans some Blu-ray love

    Paramount has announced its first Blu-ray discs since opting to go for HD DVD, and they include No Country For Old Men and the Spiderwick Chronicles.

  • PS3 spreads its wings with PlayTV, BD-Live and social gaming

    PS3 spreads its wings with PlayTV, BD-Live and social gaming

    Sony has sold some 238,000 PS3s in Australia since its launch, and plans to keep that number ticking over with new games, community features and a TV recorder. 6

  • PS3 to get DTS-HD Master Audio support

    PS3 to get DTS-HD Master Audio support

    Sony's PlayStation 3 is set to support one of the most sought-after audio formats -- DTS-HD Master Audio -- with a new firmware update. 2

  • Paramount and Onkyo flee HD DVD ship

    Paramount and Onkyo flee HD DVD ship

    In a series of moves which won't shock anybody, several of the companies which had pledged allegiance to HD DVD have now jumped ship into Sony's waiting arms (life buoys?).

  • What does HD DVD's defeat mean for the future?

    What does HD DVD's defeat mean for the future?

    The next-generation HD DVD format failed partly because of a lack of interest and external competition from digital downloads, according to Toshiba Australia, but what does it mean for the future of HD? 17

  • Toshiba officially quits HD DVD

    Toshiba officially quits HD DVD

    Toshiba has officially announced it is pulling out of HD DVD production leaving Sony's Blu-ray the format war victor and ending weeks of speculation. 2

  • Toshiba to announce "war is over"

    With an announcement from Toshiba imminent, the next-gen movie format war is almost at an end, with HD-DVD falling to its Sony-boosted rival, Blu-ray.

  • HD DVD loses format war — official?

    HD DVD loses format war — official?

    The format war looks to be officially over as Toshiba has reportedly shut down development of HD DVD, according to Japanese TV station NHK. 4

  • Five reasons you shouldn't buy a Blu-ray player yet

    With HD DVD looking more and more like it's on the ropes, it would seem like the ideal time to commit to Blu-ray -- right? Not so fast. There are at least five reasons to stick with your good old-fashioned DVD player -- at least for the next few months 1

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