Disc Drive Issues Affecting Small Number of Xbox One Consoles

According to the popular gaming news site Kotaku, about 150 XBox One users have reported problems with their new game consoles’ disc drives. The drives are scratching games and making a gut-wrenching grinding noise upon inserting a disc. Like the PlayStation 4, the XBox One also sold over 1 million units on its first day. […]

Sony PlayStation 4 Requires One-Time Activation to Watch DVD, Blu-ray Movies

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the PlayStation 4, the first all-new game console from Sony since the PlayStation 3 came out seven years ago. If you are one of the millions of gamers with the PS4 at the top of your list, I’ve got good news for you: Christmas is comin’ early […]

Columbia House Launches Blu-ray Disc Club

If you picked up a magazine or newspaper at all during the 1980s or 1990s, you have probably seen an ad for Columbia House. The music-by-mail outfit relied heavily on advertising campaigns that lured in new customers with promises of a dozen tapes or compact discs for just pennies when you joined their club. After […]

How Long Will Blu-ray Discs Be Around?

When it comes to archiving important files and information, it’s a wise idea to choose a format that will be around well into the future. As we know, there are many media formats which have not survived the test of time. The Betamax tape, the MiniDisc, and the ill-fated HD-DVD format all died out after […]

Blu-ray Problems? Try Updating Your Firmware

Although Blu-ray movies and discs have been on the market since 2006, the Blu-ray disc format is still evolving. With the introduction of new formats like Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray XL (BD-XL), the specifications for Blu-ray discs have been changed. In some cases, older players and recorders may require a firmware update in order to […]