Skip Pesky Trailers And Ads On DVDs With Not-So-Secret Codes

Skip Pesky Trailers And Ads On DVDs With Not-So-Secret Codes

Sometimes the ads and trailers at the beginning of a DVD give you interesting information about upcoming releases you otherwise wouldn’t have heard of. Most of the time, though, they’re just annoying as all heck. Here are some not-so-secret remote control codes that can help you skip the ads and get right to the movie. [More]

Lexicon Puts $500 Blu-Ray Player In New Case, Charges $3000 Markup …And Gets Caught

Lexicon Puts $500 Blu-Ray Player In New Case, Charges $3000 Markup …And Gets Caught

If you’ve always suspected that high-end audiovisual equipment is sort of a ripoff, the folks at Audioholics have confirmed some of your suspicions. In their review of the $3500, THX-certified Lexicon BD-30, the site just came out and said it: the player is another manufacturer’s very nice $500 Blu-Ray player slapped inside a new case and sold with a $3000 markup. [More]

Panasonic Won't Replace Defective DVD/VCR Combo

Panasonic Won't Replace Defective DVD/VCR Combo

David in Massachusetts bought a Panasonic combination VCR/DVD player about a year ago. It came with a special feature none of his previous Panasonic VCRs had: it randomly freezes. A lot.

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CompUSA Sells "Defective" DVD Player That "Does Not Work" "As Is" For $179.98

CompUSA Sells "Defective" DVD Player That "Does Not Work" "As Is" For $179.98

CompUSA is selling a broken Sony DVD player for $179.98—that’s 40% off the sticker price! The Wife over at Bastion of Mediocrity noticed that the sticker also reads: “Defective,” “Does Not Work,” “As Is.”

Where Things Stand In The Hi-Def DVD Format War

Where Things Stand In The Hi-Def DVD Format War

After Time Warner Inc.’s announcement today that they’ve chosen to support Blu-ray exclusively, here’s the current breakdown of studio support for each format—and things aren’t looking good for HD DVD.

Behold! The World of Tomorrow!

Behold! The World of Tomorrow!

LCD Money, perfect for reprogramming into larger denominations! The spiritual successor to the hoverboards from Back to the Future 2! DVD Players that fold like origami! This list of futuristic gizmos certainly brings out the uncynical consumer in us for a change.

Disney DVD Players Explode, Maim Obnoxious Children

Disney DVD Players Explode, Maim Obnoxious Children