The future of Blu-ray Disc interactivity is now. At a BD interactivity showcase hosted by Sony and led by film critic Leonard Maltin, Lion's Gate demonstrated what I believe is an industry first BD Live enhanced Blu-ray title, Saw IV. The content was as grisly as one would expect, but we saw the film's director add blogger style comments on screen courtesy of Lion's Gate's MoLog Movie Log feature.
The Matrix and Pirates of the Caribbean aren't the only compelling HD releases that have come out in the last few weeks. And a pair of releases from Paramount and Warner however, highlight the different approaches taken by each studio to dual format releases.
Allen Perkins of Immedia is shown here with the new Allegria speakers from Sonics, a newish speaker company founded by the man who formerly founded and designed some highly regarded speakers for Audio Physic, Joachim Gerhard.
Those of you that have scrolled down the home page and read this press release have figured out by now why I've been incomunicado here in the Blogosphere. And the news is true: I'm pulling up stakes and taking the editorial reins at Home Theater Magazine. But this just goodbye, not farewell (or vice versa, however that goes!).
First, we're going to be moving servers and doing a number of other things behind the scenes here, so don't look for a Blog update from me until at least Black Friday, November 23rd (provided all goes well of course!).
Sharp’s DLP front projectors have always been overachievers that offered a ridiculous amount of performance for the money. Nevertheless, with the company’s sharp (ahem) focus on LCD flat panels, I wasn’t certain we’d see any new front projector products from Sharp at this show. Well, I was wrong!