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Iron Man 2 on Blu-ray and DVD today

Iron Man 2 Blu-ray

I used to read comic books. Admittedly, I still pick one up and flip through the pages to see what’s going on with some of my favorites.

One favorite has always been Iron Man.

I loved the first Iron Man movie. I probably saw it at least 6 times in the theater. I bought the DVD shortly after it came out… and I was waiting for it to come out, too.

I didn’t think the second one was as good as the first. The first one was good enough to make up for it, I guess. I was concerned the filmmakers wouldn’t work so hard on the second one. It’s easy to do when then first was so successful.

Regardless, Iron Man 2 is available on Blu-ray and DVD today. Both can be bought with digital copies for your computer or laptop. You can use the links here to take advantage of the great prices at Buy.com.

Iron Man 2 Blu-ray

Iron Man 2 Blu-ray

Iron Man 2 DVD

Iron Man 2 DVD

Star Wars on DVD

fye.com All 7 Star Wars Movies Both Trilogies and The Clone Wars Only $59.99  (save more than $57)  While supplies last.

I have to admit (or someone will do it for me) I am a self proclaimed Star Wars nut. Well, I’m not as nutty as I used to be since the six Star Wars films were completed. Just to give you an idea, I had a French documentary film about the Star Wars fan phenomenon dedicated to me back in the late 1990s just before the prequels came out.

But, anyway…

fye.com Star Wars Trilogy & Prequel Trilogy  Get all six films for only $49.99, shipped  Coupon Code: B1G1P14DVD

I’ve been seeing the Star Wars films bundled in two special DVD packs lately. One is the prequel trilogy: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith; the other is the original trilogy of Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and the Return of the Jedi. I’d pick them up myself, but I’ve already got them all on VHS, LaserDisc, and several different DVD packages.  Yep, I do. Yep.

If you don’t have them, and you’re thinking about getting them, either for yourself or some else else, why not give FYE.com a try? They have a few special offers on both these sets. You can see in the pictures in this post that they offer the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy sets, either separately or in a bundle with The Clone Wars animated film from earlier this year. Yeah, I saw it. My daughter loved it.

If Star Wars isn’t your cup of tea-vee, then maybe you’ve got a favorite TV or Cable program that you’d like to collect on DVD. Then you might be interested in checking out FYE.com’s “TV on DVD; Buy One Get One Free” offer. Just jot down or copy the coupon code: P14B1G1TV, and click the image below to scoot on over to FYE and check out their selection of TV collections. Then use the coupon code at checkout to get the savings. Both the TV DVD and the Star Wars offers are good through Dec. 24, 2008.

TV Show's on DVD Buy One Get One Free Hundreds to choose from

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Pioneer Plans To Launch Blu-ray Recorders

Following up on yesterday’s news from Pioneer, today Pioneer announced its plans to release Blu-ray recorders in Japan by year’s end. Currently, there are no official plans for overseas sales.

At this time Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp dominate the Japanese domestic market for Blu-ray sales. Pioneer’s recorders will be developed with Sharp which already sells its own Blu-ray recorders. Sharp is Pioneer’s largest shareholder with a 14% stake in the company.

In the US, Blu-ray recorders are only available as a computer peripheral, and not as a home recorder for the television. Sony unveiled BDZ-S77 Blu-Ray Disc Recorder for sale in Japan, 5 years ago, in 2003.

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Pioneer creates DVD with 400 GB capacity

July 7, 2008, Tokyo — The Pioneer Corporation announced today that it has successfully developed a 16-layer optical disc (DVD) that is Blu-ray compatible with a storage capacity or 400 GB. That’s 4 times the current Blu-ray capacity, and 48 times that of standard DVDs.

To date, Blu-ray technology has been either single or dual layer, with each layer capable of storing 25 GB (gigabytes) of information. So a dual layer Blu-ray disc could hold 50 GB of data. The new Pioneer disc will also hold 25 GB per layer, but with 16 layers the capacity comes to 400 GB — that’s equal to 48 DVDs or 586 CDs!

The new technology from Pioneer would make it possible to put a 4 disc Blu-ray DVD set on a single disc. Hence Pioneer is touting the new technology’s ability to conserve resources.

Sony had noted that Blu-ray would be capable of achieving 8 to 10 layers for a maximum capacity of 250 GB, but problems arose as the signal weakened from layer to layer. Pioneer claims to have solved this problem.

The new Pioneer disc is a read-only disc, which means there is no recordable version as yet, but they believe they can transfer the technology to a recordable disc. Pioneer will provide more details on the technology at the International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 2008 (ISOM/ODS2008) to be held in Hawaii starting on July 13, 2008.

Comparison Chart
1 Standard DVD = 12 CDs
1 Blu-ray (dual layer) DVD = 6 DVDs / 73 CDs
1 Pioneer (16 layer) Blu-ray DVD = 4 Blu-ray DVDs / 48 DVDs / 585 CDs

Further Reading:
Pioneer Press Release, July 7, 2008: Pioneer Succeeds in Developing World’s First 16-Layer Optical Disc

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