Then I noticed a "View in HD" button above the shoes I was checking out. High def online shopping? Really? Turns out the HD view is really just a large image of the shoe that you can view from any angle (including top and bottom) and spin in a complete 360-degree circle. I'm not knocking the feature — if I'm buying a product online I like to get the best view possible — but the use of "HD" made me giggle. I wonder how many other sites will follow suit!
In addition, Skype will be producing a line of high def webcams for your TV set so you can make the HD calls right from your living room — no PC required. The FV Touchcam N1 ($70 - $100) will ship in February, and the FreeTalk HD Pro ($120) will hit the virtual Skype shelves in March.
Good news for big movie buffs. You can now head on over to the iTunes store and purchase movies in high definition for $19.99. And if you're wondering about renting, they will be available 30 days after the release date for $4.99.
So rather than having to wait in lines for Twilight tomorrow, you can have it pre-ordered, purchased and downloaded to your computer before everyone else. Ahh, the convenience of Internet shopping.
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)?
Once in a while, I'll find some of my favorite TV shows (like American Idol) in HD and make sure to tape them on my DVR. . . . but when this does happen, it's a rare treat. Needless to say, I was overjoyed to hear that one of my all-time faves, the Oprah Winfrey show will be broadcasted in HD this Fall. "We’re pleased to offer viewers their favorite daytime talk show — the Oprah show — in stunning HD beginning this Fall," Harpo president Tim Bennett said. With Oprah already going high tech with the online Webcast on demand for A New Earth, this recent announcement doesn't surprise me at all!