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More Digital-TV Answers

Last week's column and blog entry on the digital-TV transition were supposed to answer all the questions people might have about this switchover. Not quite: My inbox, comments on this blog, an appearance on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi show Tuesday and yesterday's two-hour Web chat were filled with queries from readers...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 22, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Video  
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Apple TV's Tune-Up

Today's column takes a look at Apple and Microsoft's new movie-rental download services. I found a great deal to like in both services; even with their issues, I could see myself renting movies this way with my own money. That's much more than I can say for all of the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 21, 2008; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Mac , Music , Video  
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Hasta La Vista, HD DVD

We're not going to have the Blu-ray/HD-DVD format war to kick around anymore. This morning, Toshiba announced that it would stop making HD DVD players and recorders, a surrender that yields the market to the rival Blu-Ray format. A statement on Toshiba's Web site attributed the decision to "recent major...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 19, 2008; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
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