Good news musical fans — we're giving away free copies of Mamma Mia! The Movie to 10 lucky Sugar readers! The two-disc special-edition DVD and Blu-ray available on Dec. 16 is definitely worth singing about, which makes the sing-along bonus feature extra perfect! All you have to do is take our poll to be automatically entered to win!
Good news musical fans — we're giving away free copies of Mamma Mia! The Movie to 10 lucky Sugar readers! The two-disc, special-edition DVD and Blu-ray available on Dec. 16 is definitely worth singing about, which makes the sing-along bonus feature extra perfect! All you have to do is take our poll to be automatically entered to win!
Just follow these easy steps:
1. Log in to your TeamSugar account (or register if you're not already a member).
2. Go to the poll.
3. Submit your choice.
That's it! Just by taking the poll, you're eligible to win. You have until Monday, Dec. 29 at 11:59 p.m. (PST) to enter. Official rules here.
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Although I already have my Blu-Ray player squared away, I'm kinda excited about this Samsung high-def model instead. What sets the Samsung BD-P2550 aside from others is its features. Not only does it have HDMI, 1080p, 7.1 analog audio outputs, along with Dolby TrueHD decoding capabilities (which translates to amazing video and audio quality), but you can also stream Netflix On Demand movies and Pandora Internet radio right from the player.
Yeah, you can stream Pandora from your Blu-Ray player. Crazy, right? So if you assumed there would be an extra-special price tag to go along with all this "flair," you would be absolutely right. The Samsung BD-P2550 clocks in at $349 from Best Buy (and goes as high as $489 from Amazon), but I'm totally adding this to my Price Protectr list just in case.
It seems like every day, I hear about another movie getting re-released in Blu-ray. The "next-generation," high-definition DVD format promises sharper pictures and brighter colors, and it seems to be really taking off this holiday season. I, though, still don't have a player that can handle Blu-ray discs, so it's all sort of lost on me. What about you?
I'm super bummed out about the news that I have to pay an extra dollar a month to Netflix just to get Blu-ray discs, even though obviously it's not that big of a deal. I know they cost more (for now) and a buck isn't a huge price to pay, but I just feel like I'm being punished for being a geek and adopting the best technology available!
You know I've made the switch to Blu-ray, HDTV, and a Playstation 3 since I bragged about my Sex and the City surprise last week, but what about you? Do you have a high-def TV yet, and/or a Blu-ray player (the PS3 of course counts)?
I preordered Sex and the City on Blu-ray, and when it came yesterday, I was greeted with a pleasant geeky surprise: A digital copy was included! Digital copies have been included on a few DVDs and Blu-ray discs since the beginning of the year, but this is the first time I've gotten one — and with a movie that truly makes it worth it!
The disc is separate from the Blu-ray disc itself and when inserted, opens iTunes, where you enter the unique code that comes with your disc. Now I can put Carrie and the posse on my iPhone (and not even bat an eye when those broads take up 1.6 gigs!)
Have you gotten any digital copies with movies you're buying yet? Do you use them?
Similar to Apple ads, Sony knows how to nail it when it comes to producing commercials that are memorable, visually stunning and have catchy background tunes. And with their new commercial for the Sony Vaio LT, a PC and HDTV combo, they've managed to create another masterpiece. Have a peek at it below!
Now that the war between HD DVD and Blu-ray is finally over, I bet you're still wondering what to do with that dummy DVD player that you sunk your cold hard cash into. Thankfully, there is a silver lining to your HD DVD raincloud. For all you hard core Best Buy customers, rejoice! If you bought a Toshiba HD DVD player from the home of the Geek Squad before February 23, you're entitled to a nice $50 gift card to replace your defunked player. And if you are an Xbox fan and bought your HD DVD add-on, the refund applies to you as well. Best Buy president Brian J. Dunn, hopes that the gift cards will come as a nice consolation prize for choosing the wrong side in the format war:
"Now that the format war is over, we hope these gift cards will reassure our customers that we will help them make a smooth transition into the right technology for their needs,"
This coming on the heels of Circuit City offering full credits for HD DVD players within 90 days of purchase. To find out how to get your Best Buy refund, read more
Totally sick of hearing about the end of the format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD? And totally sick of having to think about when you'll have to start buying Blu-ray discs instead of DVDs? Escape with Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind — a whimsical film and welcome departure from the high-tech rat race that's going on.
I've long loved Gondry for his use and of high and low-tech in his films — usually in terms of special effects (if you haven't seen Science of Sleep, get thee to your Netflix queue), and this time, for Be Kind Rewind, in subject matter as well. For more on Be Kind Rewind, read more
I think most of us held off on buying new movies until the format war was over. I was not only avoiding picking Blu-ray or HD DVDs, but I also haven't been buying DVDs at all. I'm afraid to waste my money either way, even if DVDs won't be obsolete right away (I'm still smarting from getting rid of all my VHS tapes, after all). But now that the format war is over and Blu-ray has emerged victorious, I guess it's time to start. Of course, I'm also waiting for the right player and HDTV. So what about you guys?