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I’m streaming Netflix on PS3!

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments

As I already told, Sony and Netflix recently became partners, and Netflix subscribers can now stream movies from their “Watch Instantly” queue on PlayStation 3.
While Sony is working on new firmware  update for PS3 that would allow full Netflix support, current Netflix subscribers [...]

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim has arrived

August 31st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Shipments of Sony PlayStation 3 Slim console began today, August 31. I had mine pre-ordered on Amazon.com, so I received mine today. I could have received it three days earlier if Amazon printed address label more clearly – the postal office was ready [...]

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More media servers support Netflix

September 4th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Recently MediaMall Technologies announced Beta 3 version of its PlayOn media server. MediaMall currently bundles its ActiveTV media server with several networking media players, including D-Link DSM 520 and DSM 720. Both ActiveTV and PlayOn servers come with default configuration containing several hundred [...]

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New 80GB PlayStation 3 available September 1

August 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Sony discovered pretty quickly that the original 60GB PlayStation 3 [read Maxim's Review] may have been too expensive for some people, so they came up with cheaper 40GB PlayStation 3. This new model had no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 2, but was cheaper, [...]

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Who is winning the format war: Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD

December 10th, 2007 · 8 Comments

In the middle of holiday season, electronics seem to be one of the gifts of choice. HD TVs are almost half cheaper then a year before. Cable and Satellite compete for HD content viewers. Rental companies offer movies in high definition. When DVD became [...]

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Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB)

July 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB)

I have a nice 46″ Sharp Aquos, but no player to play DVDs in 1080p. I’ve done quite a bit of research, looked at stand-alone players, different formats (HD-DVD and BD), and it appeared that the best value is buying not [...]

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