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Monday: November 21, 2011

A couple of highlights from Arnold Schwarzenegger's commentary on the Total Recall DVD.A couple of highlights from Arnold Schwarzenegger's commentary on the Total Recall DVD.

Normally I'm usually quite opposed to post anything from a Gawker-related media site (in this case the main Gawker.com site of all things) but this one was just too good to pass up. Watch the embedded video and you'll hear Arnold quip about some interesting points during the movie-making process that was Total Recall. Here is a great example: 'this scene is unbelievable because my frustration that this taxi cab does not understand where I want to go.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 10:50 AM | Tags (9) | arnold | comedy | commentary | dvd | gawker | gold | movies | schwarzenegger | totalrecall |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.

...we didn’t anticipate offering DVD only plans. Since then we have realized that there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs both from our existing members as well as non-members. Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:07 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dvds | mail | netflix | plans | separate | streaming | unlimited |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Warner would really like you to upgrade your DVD collection over to Blu-ray.Warner would really like you to upgrade your DVD collection over to Blu-ray.

Do you have a whole bunch of Warner movies still festering on DVD? If those DVDs happen to be in their small list of seventy-five titles - you can upgrade them over to that fancy new Blu-ray format... for a small fee. What, did you think it was free? Silly human.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | bluray | warner | dvd | exchange | program | betanews | fee | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

Netflix decides to cancel new contest amidst privacy concerns.Netflix decides to cancel new contest amidst privacy concerns.

The retreat announced Friday settles a lawsuit alleging Netflix's plans to release millions of movie-rental records that could have illegally exposed sensitive information about its subscribers' tastes and lifestyles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:53 AM | Tags (11) | contest | dvds | lifestyles | netflix | preferences | privacy | recrods | security | sensitive | tastes | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Sorry, DVD version of Avatar won't contain any 3-D effects from the theaters.Sorry, DVD version of Avatar won't contain any 3-D effects from the theaters.

FOX would like you to keep going to the theaters to get the full experience of Avatar rather than have it recreated poorly in your living room. Also, Rupert Murdoch would really like to see a sequel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:32 AM | Tags (7) | fox | murdoch | avatar | 3d | dvd | movies | jamescameron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Netflix customers will have to wait 28 days for new releases from Warner Brothers.Netflix customers will have to wait 28 days for new releases from Warner Brothers.

This means that when a popular Warner Bros. movie comes out on DVD for sale at your local Target or Best Buy, you must wait another month before you can get it delivered to your door or desktop via Netflix.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:34 AM | Tags (7) | netlifx | new | releases | dvds | movies | warner | delay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.

The last time this happened was way back in 2002. Also, it turns out that people really like renting movies these days rather than pay ridiculous prices to actually own said DVDs. Hooray for Hollywood.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | 2002 | 2009 | dvds | hollywood | movies | sales | surpassed | tickets | wallstreetjournal | wsj |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Brand new synthetic DVD capable of lasting roughly a thousand years.Brand new synthetic DVD capable of lasting roughly a thousand years.

...by which time civilization will have long forgotten about this fabled DVD technology that we speak of. BONUS: they'll still be available at most major landfills for future generations to enjoy as well!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | 1000 | dvds | synthetic | tear | technology | wear | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

Ten applications to boost your beloved media center.Ten applications to boost your beloved media center.

A good list of of booster apps that covers everything from ad scrubbing to plugging Hulu into your copy of Windows Media Center. I still rely pretty heavily on iSquint for some quick Mac video conversions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | lifehacker | media | center | apps | boost | hulu | scrubbing | ads | dvd | ripping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Disney offering refund on Baby Einstein videos that didn't turn children into geniuses.Disney offering refund on Baby Einstein videos that didn't turn children into geniuses.

Turns out that these videos didn't really make a whole lot of difference on a child's intellect by any means. Who would have guessed? Every household is eligible for a $15.99 refund for up to four DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 5:43 PM | Tags (9) | disney | dvds | einstein | genius | intellect | iq | refunds | silly | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.

Disney's new initiative is called 'Keychest' and you just might be able to have your movies delivered via some nifty cloud-computing concepts. They also hope that the initiative will prolong the relevancy of DVDs and Blu-ray so don't go throwing away all of your discs just yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:13 AM | Tags (9) | availability | bluray | cloud | computing | devices | disney | dvds | movies | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Blu-ray won't replacing the DVD drive in computers anytime soon according to analyst.Blu-ray won't replacing the DVD drive in computers anytime soon according to analyst.

At least not until 2013 anyway.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:00 AM | Tags (5) | bluray | dvd | pcs | computers | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.

This is not the final count as we’re still working on it, but we’re aiming for about three discs for the Xbox 360 version,' he stated when talking about the number of discs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:11 PM | Tags (8) | discs | dvd | enix | finalfantasy | gaming | square | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

Blu-ray disc sales actually up this quarter.Blu-ray disc sales actually up this quarter.

Rentals and overall sales are significantly higher than the were the same time last year. Take that, DVD.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | bluray | dvd | adoption | profits | sales | revenue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 24, 2009

New type of DVD format can hold 2,000 movies on one disc.New type of DVD format can hold 2,000 movies on one disc.

Commercial release still about five years away though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | dvd | bluray | storage | capacity | media |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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