Pioneer’s Blu-ray players are now available for purchase. The line of blu-ray players include BDP-430 , BDP-41FD and BDP-43FD. In addition to the Blu-ray 3D compatibility, the main updates include streaming from YouTube, WI-Fi adaptability with optional dongle and Netflix and Pandora. Pioneer’s iControl AV remote app is also available. BDP-430 is available for $299 and BDP-41FD is available for $399. If you want to bring the BDP-43FD to your home, you need to spend $499.
Pioneer Electronics Inc. commences shipping its Blu-ray 3D players, which will increase the delight of passionate movie watchers. The players recreate a high-tech theatrical experience in the comfort of your own home. These Blu-ray players were recently unveiled at the 2010 CEDIA EXPO. The line includes two Elite models and Pioneer BDP-430. They provide unsurpassed audio and picture quality. Fast load times, Wi-Fi ready, streaming compatibility and iControlAV app are some other useful features.
Pioneer Blu-ray players are built with superior quality audio and video reproduction. The new line provides perfect 3D video via the new HDMI standard. It allows the high data transfer rate, which is important for a Blu-ray 3D format. Pure Cinema technology of Pioneer transforms standard definition video sources to high quality 1080 p. This delivers crystal clear, sharp images with reduced image noise. Moreover, 36-bit deep color support helps to provide precise color and high quality color reproduction.
The 3D models give support to the hottest audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master audio. Pioneer technologies boost the audio experience, which is vital to enjoy a fully immersive 3D experience. These models make use of the Precision Quartz Lock System for problem free reproduction of Blu-ray disc, DVD and CD content.
If you have connected to an Ethernet or wireless connection via the AS-WL200 wireless adaptor, you can access content from streaming services like YouTube, Pandora and Netflix. These models are Wi-Fi ready. It comes with an optional adaptor for a wireless connection to BD live content, home networks, streaming content services and auto notification of firmware updates.
Continue Mode, an enhanced feature, allows users to resume watching Blu-ray discs easily. If the disc is not removed before turning the power off, you can resume playback at the place you have left.
Pioneer’s iControlAV App converts iPhone and iPod touch devices into a comprehensive functioning remote control. When you connect the players via Ethernet, the app lets you control basic functions of the players. iControl AV App is available for free from the iPhone and iPod touch App store.
Pioneer BDP-430 is available for around $299. BDP-41FD that boasts of an RS-232 port carries a price tag of $399.
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Dinosaurs’ adventure in 3D would be great and ferocious. The 3D version will be released in March.
An announcement has been made to retailers recently, which confirms that Image Entertainment is taking IMAX Dinosaurs-Giant of the Patagonia 3D. The story is narrated by Donald Sutherland. It will be released in the Blu-ray 3D format on first of March.
The release will include a DTS, 1080p video, High Definition Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. There is no announcement about supplements till now.
The price for the Blu-ray 3D will be $24.98.
If you want to get the latest specs for IMAX Dinosaurs- Giant of the Patagonia 3D, you can go to the link of Blu-ray release schedule.
Next week this movie will be released on CD as a four disk combo pack. December 7 is the day which will see release of the 4-Disc Combo Pack of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for blu-ray.
The opening weekend of the movie was the highest grossing non sequel opening weekend history. It was the biggest opening of all time in March. It has also created history in 3D movies as it was biggest 3D opening of all time along with the biggest IMAX opening of all time. Earlier the movie was released only as Blu-ray 3D disc but now it will be release as a combo pack with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and 1080p video. The combo pack will include Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy.
The earlier DVD release included Finding Alice - It’s all things Alice which had Tim Burton’s version for the characters. It also had some differences from the books as well as Disney’s version of Alice. It shows the evolvement of Alice as an actor and character with her adventure in the wonderland.
In the movie audience can have a deeper look in Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter. There is a huge difference in his early sketches, costumes and make up. His digitally enhanced eyes can give you different experience.
Blu- ray film combo will include following things
- The famous dance called Futterwacken
- Music of the movie discussed by Music composer Danny Elfman and Tim Burton.
- Some outstanding stunts are also highlighted again.
- Start to finish creation of the Red Queen including the early sketches by Tim Burton that can explain make up of the Queen , costume designs and digital effects.
- The makeup of Helena Bonham Carter aka the Red Queen which is actually a three hour process. Of course It has shown in few minutes.
- Then there is an interview with the White Queen Anne Hathaway, who is a good queen of Wonderland. She has spoken about her journey in the process of the film.
- The process which has made the wonderland into the bigger size has been shown to the viewers. Shrinking Alice can tell you the secrets of the filmmakers who are using new techniques to keep the storyline alive.
- The details of the tea party like cups, saucers and even cake.
- A trip to ‘Cake Divas’ will give you the details on how they made largest cake and the smallest crumb.
Are you ready for this?
Image Entertainment is releasing two ‘Ultimate Shorts’ in 2011. The titles include a surfing short, called ‘IMAX: The Ultimate Wave - Tahiti - 3D’ and ‘Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream - 3D’, a young Michael Cera starrer. While the surfing title is set to release on the first day of March, Zac’s flying dream will come to life on 29th March. Both titles will be released on Blu Ray 3d, at 1080p, with a DTS-HD 5.1 Audio track. Each disc is expected to release at a price of $24.98. So get your 3D tv’s and compatible blu ray players ready. You’re not going to want to miss this.
Check out the awesome trailer for Ultimate Wave Tahiti below.
Last year, 3D was not enthralling. Though the technology was there, the content was limited. We felt that we were depending on the few pieces available.
2011 has opened new doors for 3D. Many amazing announcements have been coming. VUDU announced some 3D plans recently. HBO and ESPN will also continue to concentrate on 3D.
Blu-ray 3D has many opportunities. Panasonic has a firm hold on Avatar and we guess it won’t let it up till 2012. We don’t want to blame them. Meanwhile, this should be an excellent year for Blu-ray 3D. Disney will offer 15 of its movies on Blu-ray 3D format. We are eagerly waiting to enjoy eight films from the comfort of our home.
The classic story of Rapunzel was renamed as Tangled by Disney. Tangled attracted Blu-ray 3D users very much. They started pre ordering for it, even before Disney announced the release date. It was on the top of the hot sellers list.
People perplex this fairytale for a Tim Butron flick, because it is very frightening. Anyhow, there is a slight connection. Henry Selick, the director of this movie controlled Tim Burton’s the Nightmare before Christmas. Apart from this connection, Coraline has plenty of Burton like imagery. This movie is a winner in terms of exciting animation, a cool story and great Blu-ray 3D action.
This movie did not feature cool 3D like Avatar. We spent so much time with our youth talking up the original version.
Beauty and the Beast
Disney released this classic movie in 3D last year. It was extremely good on Blu-ray. We were very much excited about a 3D version. We believed that just the “Be our Guest” scene is enough for the price of the disc. We will have to wait. Disney promises to deliver its Blu-ray 3D in 2011. The release date has not yet announced.
The Lion King
The Lion King is one of the spectacular films made by Disney. It was the biggest animated movie, before Finding Nemo came. The beautiful images are pretty appealing. It scored two Oscars for music. We guess this should be the best seller for the Blu-ray 3D format, if the studio does not mess it up.
Jack Ass 3D
Paramount had collected $169 million at the box office, when this movie was released last October. It was funny to watch a Lamborghini pulling a man’s tooth. It was released in 3D. Unfortunately, the home audiences will not get the same enchantment. Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will have a 3D version of Jackass and the users can enjoy viewing it with a pair of paper glasses that come with the pack.
Piranha 3D is all about body parts and lady parts. Film makers did not have even tried to pass it off any other things. It is not suitable for the whole family. Star cast including Adam Scott, Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames and special appearance of Richard Dreyfuss and Christopher Lloyd pushed this movie into must see category.
The Ultimate wave Tahiti
How it could be if you ride on waves that are as big as buildings? The Ultimate Wave will offer you such an experience. The upcoming Blu-ray 3D will allow you to enjoy some awe-inspiring views. Kelly Slater, nine time world surfing champion and Raimana Van Bastolaer, Tahitian surfer will take you to explore the best waves on the reef at Tahiti. You can also enjoy viewing the close up view of ocean life in this movie.
Blu-ray 3D new release of movie Avatar is now available in two different ways. For the past purchasers of the Panasonic 3D television by the loyalty program, that is available on their website, or to the newly available starter kit of Panasonic, that includes the Avatar film. On the 3D TVs of Panasonic only the 2 pairs of the glasses (rechargeable) are used. The past starter kits of Panasonic contains the battery power versions, which have got completely different build, this is a good option for the people who owns Panasonic gear.
The disc BD 50 easily contains the versions of 2D as well as 3D film. It will easily detect on what type of TV it is played, as in the 3D sets, the screens of pre-menu is in 3D. The main menu also offer you to make a choice regarding the version that you wish to watch, after you press the tab of play film. The menu available on the 3D television set has got the option of the 3D tabs but the background video of 3D is not there.
Avatar film in 3D is a big achievement, an amazing experience which gave a rise to 3D technology. After the film Ice Age, the second comes Avatar which will be released in Blu-ray 3D title. The experience of Avatar 3D is unrivaled among the other releases in Blu-ray. It has got beautiful and amazing, mind numbing of the 3D content, which shows some beautiful scenes without added dimensionality. The 3D is perfect, superbly sharp, detail as well as distinction without blur. The color is perfect and strong as like the release of the original 2D and the level of the brightness are perfect. The audio sounds same like the original 2D Avatar. There is no difference in the audio 5.1 DTS-HD. There are no descriptive tracks and 2.0 English Dolby Digital in this release.
The options of dub and subtitle are same in this release like the original edition. The movie Avatar made records all over the world at the box office, and the presentation of the film on 3D was a big hit. The 3D version of the movie available for your home is a hot property, which Panasonic as well as Fox has locked for sometime as retail exclusive. The supply on the Blu-ray 3D is more available, because of the loyalty program as well as from the purchase of the Panasonic sets. The Blu-ray 3D will work till the time retail version of the Avatar comes out.
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Aiming on the number of movie fans who like Justin Timberlake and hate films about the Facebook, Warner’s have scheduled a date and day for the release of Blu-ray 3D Yogi Bear on March 22nd. The 80 minutes movie has got a plenty of additional feature in full high definition 3D, the tour throughout Jelly stone, footage of 3D test as well as Rabid Rider a Looney Tunes. The cost of Blu-ray as well as Blu-ray 3D combo package will be $35.99 and $44.95 MSRPs respectively.
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Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D scheduled for Blu-ray release March 29
It seems that everyone is trying to get themselves into the digital 3D world, and the newest member…Kenny Chesney. ‘Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D’ will be available on March 29th via Image Entertainment, and will be a Blu-ray 3D disc. Footage that follows the country star across six dates of his tour, gives fans great stage shots, virtual front row seats, and behind the scenes footage that brings you closer than ever to one of the most popular music artists in the world. With features not shown in the theatrical release, still photos and interviews really give you a better understanding of who this magnetic individual really is…
Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound coupled with the 1080p video quality make this quite the showing of modern capabilities. Many can find the release at retailers for the suggested price of $24.99. Any questions regarding the release can be directed to the Blu-ray release schedule.
This trend is interesting, and I can’t help but wonder if ticket sales will see any impact, as we are being given the ability to see the artists we love up close and personal while sitting on the couch. I’m sure the experience will lure many, but when you can get interviews, front row virtual seating, and behind the scenes footage for under $25 bucks, the question is at least worth asking…
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‘Drive Angry’ featuring Nicholas Cage to be released on May 31 on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D
Oh, Nicholas Cage. It’s really hard to be upset with the guy, but his willingness to take any role, even if it’s little more than a student film, has made me wary. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Con-Air (despite the terrible southern accent), and while most of his movies have their moments, he can be a little over the top.
All of this being said, ‘Drive Angry’, despite some predictability, had some very entertaining scenes, and the May 31st release date of the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D could make for an exciting 3D action flick movie night.
Vengeance is a dish better served cold...wait, that’s revenge...well, either way, returning from hell to avenge your daughter’s murder can make for some decent entertainment. The disc set is listed to include interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes, and some audio commentary.
With a suggested sale price of $30.49 for the Blu-ray and $34.99 for the 3D rendition, ‘Drive Angry’ should give you a fast-paced 3D adventure, complete with fast cars and flying bullets. Anytime there are opportunities to see action flicks in 3D, we’re there. And while the expectations may not be Oscar-worthy, the movie is meant to be fun...we expect nothing less from our buddy Nick...
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When you think about the quirky hero The Green Hornet there’s no doubt that visions of Bruce Lee as “Kato” come to mind. The re-make of the classic, featuring Seth Rogan and Jay Chou, will be released on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on May 3rd. A DVC combo pack will also be available on the release date, ensuring that everybody that wants a crack at this movie will get one.
Though the film wasn’t shot in 3D, a post-production conversion brought the latest craze in filmmaking to the feature. With 1080p video, an HD 5.1 Master Audio, and tons of features, this Blu-ray package offers much more than just the movie itself. Director commentary, a great gag reel, and even footage of Jay Chou’s audition for the role of Kato highlight the extras.
Those looking to snag the 3D rendition will also enjoy taking a look at storyboards that show how the film got from concept to the big screen. When it comes to classic movies, I’ve always loved seeing the storyboards, as it’s interesting to learn how close they came to their desired finished product. Expect to fork out around $34.95 for the Blu-ray and $49.95 for the combo pack.
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