||News and info for Home Theater enthusiasts!
This issue of our newsletter features highlights from the HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray battle for the new disc format.
HT MART Newsletter August 2007
|New DVD Releases:
What's the Difference?
Product of the Month:
Away from Her
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Dirty Jobs: Collection 1
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Kickin' It Old Skool
Heroes Season 1 DVD
Blades of Glory
The Year of the Dog
The Lives of Others
Serenity: Collector's Edition
God Grew Tired of Us
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters
I Think I Love My Wife
Are We Done Yet?
Flash Gordon: Saviour of the Universe Edition
HD-DVD: Toshiba, Intel, Microsoft, Paramount, DreamWorks, Universal, Warner Bros.
Blu-ray (BRD or BD): Sony, Apple, Pioneer, Panasonic, LG, Disney, Fox, Lion's Gate.
HD-DVD: Came out first, cheaper boxes, HDi interactivity, cheaper to manufacture. Currently outselling Sony on stand-alone boxes.
Blu-ray: Greater support, more storage per disc, BD-Java interactivity, more expensive to manufacture. Currently, outselling HD-DVD discs nearly 2-to-1 primarily due to PlayStation 3 sales.
Both have a blue laser, Full HD 1080p and 7.1 surround sound support, and the ability to play older DVD discs.
Interactivity, not the HD picture, may be what decides the outcome. The software for HD-DVD utilizes Microsofts HDi interactive technology and is simple to program. BRD requires the much more complex BD-Java code.
Movie Clapboard (HPLX-CB)
Our Movie Clapboard is the perfect idea for the home theater enthusiast who wants a classic Hollywood icon.
This clapboard is fully functional - the slate can be written on with regular chalk and the top "clapper" opens and closes.
Sized at 11" x 12", this item makes the perfect decor accessory to hang on your wall (with the built-in hanger on the back), or prop it up on your shelf for a really nice looking display.
HT Mart's Price:
Hot Selling Products:
Which Format to choose?
Personalized Film Strip Decora Wall Sconce
Take One Clapboard Custom Decora Wall Sconce
Popcorn theater wall sconce
|While BRD seems to have a larger foothold in the USA, both the EU market and adult industry are big on HD-DVD.
If you want to make the High-Definition leap, but don't want to get stuck with an out-dated format consider the following "Safe Bets":
The LG BH100 and the Samsung BD-UP5000 play both formats.
Total HD (THD) format:
Warner's new disc format puts an HD DVD and a Blu-ray version of the same movie on a single disc.
Blockbuster and Netflix online sites will continue to rent both formats. Although, Blockbuster announced that it will only stock Blu-ray discs in its local branches
|Need a gift idea for the Home Theater Enthusiast that has everything?
Send one today via postal mail or email for instant delivery... great for last minute shoppers!
Vertical LED Edge-Lit Signs
Horizontal LED Edge-Lit Signs
Personalized Wall and Ceiling mounted Signs. These acrylic Edge-Lit signs feature a low-profile light fixture and add the perfect lighting ambience!
Horizontal and Vertical signs are available in 4 LED colors (red, blue, green, or white), and in 4 sizes (12, 18, 24 and 32 inches).
|Labor Day marks the symbolic end of the 3 months of summer. Celebrate this national "day of rest" holiday and kick back in your home theater for an end of summer movie extravaganza... perhaps a double-feature is in order?
Don't get bummed out that summer is over, instead cheer up because you can save 3% off your entire order during the month of September 2007.
Simply add products to your shopping cart and at the bottom of the CART page, enter the following Discount Coupon Code:
Coupon expires on Sept. 30th, 2007.
|Q: What is a Movie Clapboard?
A: The movie clapboard is known by many names including: clapperboard, marker board, slate, slate board, sticks, and sync slate.
During the production of movies, a clapboard is used to synchronize the picture with the sound. Information regarding the next scene and/or take are written on the slate.
Traditional clapboards have hinged wooden sticks on the top, and a wooden chalk slate on the bottom.
An upside down clapper denotes an end slate.
The clapboard may have been invented by Frank Thring, who was the head of Eftee Studios during the 1920's in Melbourne, Australia.
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