Archive for the 'Blu-ray' Category

Weekly column: Blu-ray player needed for HDTV? Pentax Q

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Column for first week of December, 2011 Q. I have a 40-inch Samsung LCD HDTV. What is your advice on buying a Blu-ray player for it? I have a Roku box, so I don’t need streaming and Internet capability. BOB POIRIER Martinez, Calif. A. Even though you have a Roku, […]

3D is here to stay

I get quite a few emails from readers regarding television purchases. Some are eager to embrace 3D, others emphatically state “I don’t want it/I don’t need it” or “I don’t want to have to deal with glasses.  Some think it will be a passing fad, as it was years ago.  That is one of the […]

Blu-ray player and movie prices dropping

  If you have been wanting to get into the high-def audio and video goodness that is Blu-ray, the timing is good.  You can get a passable player for as little as $78 at Wal-Mart and movies are regularly selling for around $20 or even less on  In fact, Wal-Mart has some movies selling […]

Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray/VHS player on sale today for $179.99

Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray/VHS player If you have VHS tapes you still enjoy this is a great way to go if you want to add Blu-ray, or even if you just want to play your tapes and want an easier, better way to do it.  The Panasonic DMP-BD70V is a top-rate, full featured Blu-ray player that […]

Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player : Product of the Day 9, 2010

The Panasonic DMP-BD60 is today’s Product of the Day, and this write-up will be short and sweet.  It does not have to be long given the DMP-BD60 and its current price. What makes the Panasonic DMP-BD60 so noteworthy right now?  It’s an outstanding Blu-ray and DVD player and a real bargain at the moment.  A […]

Dreamer BluTV : Product of the Day, Day 5, 2010

At CES 2010 I received a private demonstration of BluTV from Dreamer Corporation.  It’s really cool and only the second application of Blu-ray’s BD-Live that I have found really exciting. Do you like having a YouTube channel?  Well, how would you like to have your own real TV channel that anyone in the world with […]

LG BD370 Blu-ray player only $129 at today

Today Amazon has the LG BD370 Blu-ray player with Netflix streaming on sale for only $129.  The BD370 is a very fast, responsive player that is very well supported by LG.  It can also stream from YouTube and Cinemanow.   This is a sweet, sweet deal- get that holiday shopping done early! Don’t forget the […]

Review: Netflix Streaming for the PlayStation 3 (A Two-Star Must-Have)

  It may seem odd to rate a product with two out of four stars yet still call it a must-have, but that is exactly the impression Netflix Streaming for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) has left upon me. Pros: Extremely convenient Free to Netflix members A wide variety of movies and TV shows are available, […]

Recommended Blu-ray Players Page Now Online

Recommended Blu-ray Players Page Now Online With Blu-ray disc and player pricess so low, it is time to say goodbye to DVD and move into the bright, beautiful world of high definition with Blu-ray. Check out my Recommended Blu-ray Players page to find the right player for you!

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount Home Entertainment/The Criterion Collection This epic romance has at its core a serious subject – how we treat the precious minutes of our lives.  The film takes place beginning after World War I.  It is beautifully directed by David Fincher.  Blu-ray captures the splendid detail of each period […]

Product of the Day, Day 41: Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player

Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player Today’s Product of the Day, the Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray player, is well known to be one of the best you can buy.  It is fast, reliable, well supported by the manufactuerer,  supports Internet streaming from YouTube, decodes high-def audio via HDMI, supports BD-Live, and has outstanding image quality from both Blu-ray […]

Product of the Day, Day 38: Free HD Movie Maker Software for Windows

You can get free HD Movie Maker software for Windows from Sothink Media today by clicking on the appropriate link below.  It will enable you to convert and encode video files and burn them to DVD or Blu-ray, for playback on Blu-ray players.

Blu-ray Disc Review: There’s Something About Mary

There’s Something About Mary 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge This raunchy and oddly heartwarming romantic comedy from the Farrelly Brothers deserves a place in your collection. Ted (Ben Stiller) is a young and awkward high school nerd.  In a random act of kindness, he defends Warren (W. Earl Brown), […]

Product of the Day, Day 36: Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 3 With the rash of new standalone Blu-ray player introductions and the new low-priced players, it is easy to lose sight of what is still one of the best Blu-ray players you can buy- the Sony PlayStation 3.

Product of the Day, Day 34: Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray/VHS Player

  Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray/VHS player Ever since I mentioned it in my newspaper column, the Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray/VHS player has been the subject of intense reader interest.  A lot of people have VHS tapes they are not ready to let go of and the DMP-BD70V is the first Blu-ray/VHS combination player to hit the market.  […]

Product of the Day, Day 31: Insignia NS-2BRDVD Blu-ray Player for $119.00

Insignia NS-2BRDVD Blu-ray Player- get one while you can for only $119.00!  Want to get into Blu-ray for only $119.99 and get a player with a full one year parts and labor warranty?  Now you can, with the Insignia NS-2BRDVD Blu-ray player!  Best Buy recently introduced a new model in the Insignia line and the […]

Product of the Day, Day 14: Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray Disc Player

  Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray Disc Player The Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray disc player is a logical followup to yesterday’s product of the day, the Pioneer VSX-819A home theater receiver.   The BDP-120 is due to be released on May 18, less than a week from now. Lots of folks like their components to visually match, making the […]

Product of the Day, Day 1: LG BD390 Blu-ray player

LG BD390 Blu-ray player Kicking off the Product of the Day feature is the new BD390 Blu-ray player from LG.  I saw this player at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and have anxiously awaited its release.  It’s on the shelves now and if you are in the market for a Blu-ray player […]

Quantum of Solace

  Quantum of Solace MGM Home Entertainment (Distributed by 20th Century Fox) Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge  Quantum of Solace, the sequel to Casino Royal, is a solid addition to the James Bond franchise of spy, action films.  It is a worthy addition to every fan’s collection. The film picks up where Casino Royal […]

Blu-ray Disc Review: Into the Wild

Into the Wild Paramount Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge Into the Wild is based on the spirited, true live story of Christopher McCandles (Emile Hirsch), who graduated from Emory University in 1992 and, rather than go to law school, burned his social security card and went on a path of self-exploration across […]