Redbox Acquires Blockbuster Express DVD Rental Kiosks

Like the film camera, the typewriter, and the telephone booth, the video rental store has become a modern-day relic. Last year, Blockbuster Video filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a highly publicized event. The company’s remaining stores in the US were closed down and their assets were sold to Dish Network at auction. However, the […]

Kaleidescape Disc Vault Stores 320 DVD or Blu-ray Movies

What’s the difference between a movie watcher and a movie enthusiast? A movie watcher seeks entertainment in the company of friends and family while the movie enthusiast seeks a dramatic story, great acting, and amazing special effects. A movie watcher will use a laptop, smartphone, or TV to view a movie. An enthusiast prefers the […]

Disposable DVD Discs: Technology Without An Audience

Whether you rent movies from a local store, RedBox kiosk, or through the mail with Netflix, it’s easier than ever to borrow a DVD movie for a day or two. The only problem with rentals is that you have to bring them back when you’re done. But what if instead of returning the movie, you […]

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 Region Codes Explained

DVD and Blu-ray discs make it very easy to play, store, and transport movies. Unfortunately, this convenience also makes optical discs a popular format for movie piracy. In an attempt to prevent movies from being illegally distributed, a system of digital rights management, or region codes, was built into the DVD and Blu-ray disc formats […]