Is Hulu finally coming to the living room? How many hard drives does it take to contain your movie collection? Internet Traffic Will Quadruple in 4 Years, and the Blu-ray releases for June 8th, 2010.
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Rumor has it that Hulu will finally break into the living room via the XBox 360! Will it be free as it is on the desktop, or will it be part of their new premium offerings? If we're lucky, we'll hear an update on this at E3. If you're tired of needing glasses to view 3D, you'll be happy to hear that Taiwan's Industrial Research Institute is predicting glasses-free 3D HDTVs by 2015! Cisco, whose name you might recognize from a router, is predicting internet traffic to quadruple by 2014, with 90% of that content as video. THIS WEEK ONLY, you can get a 20% discount on any SlySoft product, including one of our favorite backup tools: AnyDVD HD. Ceton delays the release of their InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner, with no new date available, putting a dent in Robert's planned upgrade for his HTPC. Watch the video to hear all the details on this week's HD news stories.
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Dennis Hopper passed away recently, and in his honor, we've compiled a list of our favorite Dennis Hopper films. While most of his films aren't on Blu-ray yet, we found a good list that exemplifies his talents as both a villain, as in Speed and Waterworld, as well as an affable good guy, as in Easy Rider and True Romance. Watch the video for the whole discussion.
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Robert continues to tweak his home theatre PC, this time updating his BIOS, from Zotac, and moving all his audio files to his Network Attached Storage. He's still waiting for that Ceton InfiniTV 4 Tuner, and is considering a solid state drive as well. Watch the video for the latest in Robert's continuing quest for HTPC perfection.
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How much hard drive space will you need to archive your entire movie collection? We do the math for you, and suggest a few solutions to hook up that storage to your machine, from a Netgear ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition 6-Bay, to Sony's 400 Disc Blu-ray/DVD/CD Player, or the new Drobo FS. Watch the video to hear all your options for reaching your film collection by mouse.