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Sony's PS3 movie download service rolling out Stateside this summer (Engadget)

Jun 26th 2008 12:37PM Awesome. Sony announces that it's joining the rest of the world. Here's a recap of some of Sony's major blunders over the past year:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/06/26/sonys-big-news-plus-a-recap-of-its-blunders-just-in-the-last-year/

Sony charges $50 to remove crapware from your new PC (Download Squad)

Mar 21st 2008 4:05PM Uh, "so cheap" meaning a savings of $50? This was just poor execution on the part of Sony. By the way, here's a list of all that crapware. Not sure about the rest of you, but the time it would take me is worth more than $50:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/03/21/sony-charges-50-extra-to-sell-you-laptop-with-no-crapware/

Sony hates you, offers $50 "Fresh Start" option to build your laptop crapware-free (Engadget)

Mar 21st 2008 9:05AM For anyone interested as to just how much crapware we're talking about, here's a list of what Sony installs (it's a lot):

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/03/21/sony-charges-50-extra-to-sell-you-laptop-with-no-crapware/

Best Buy offers HD DVD owners $10 million in gift cards, trade in, shoulder to cry on (Engadget)

Mar 19th 2008 6:09PM For anyone interested, I looked into trading in my player with 6 movies. And assuming it's in "excellent" condition, the trade-in value is $54. Here's a screenshot:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/03/19/best-buy-giving-10-million-in-gift-cards-to-hd-dvd-buyers/

HD DVD players become DVD upscalers in format war fallout (Engadget)

Feb 21st 2008 3:58PM Interesting concept even if that price still isn't great. Incidentally, Amazon just dropped the price of its HD DVD players to $99. And that's with 7 movies included:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/02/21/amazon-drops-price-of-hd-dvd-player-to-99-upconvert-dvd-w-free-movies/

Top ten things to do with your now-defunct HD DVD player (Engadget)

Feb 19th 2008 3:43PM Interesting that Amazon is now selling HD DVD players with 7 movies for $109. Not a bad price for an upconvert DVD player with some free movies:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/02/19/its-official-toshiba-announces-death-of-hd-dvd/

Breaking News: Yahoo! to reject Microsoft bid (Download Squad)

Feb 9th 2008 2:23PM If you look at the reasoning, you can tell Yahoo is grasping at straws with contradicting logic:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/02/09/yahoo-board-to-reject-microsoft-bid-wants-more-or-help-from-google/

Gartner: Blu-ray to win in 2008, HD DVD price cuts are "useless resistance" (Engadget)

Jan 28th 2008 3:33PM It is funny that Gartner says it doesn't matter, but NPD says that the new HD-DVD campaign is really working:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/01/28/could-hd-dvd-make-a-comeback-pricing-now-close-to-dvd/

Amazon takes MP3 store global (Download Squad)

Jan 27th 2008 10:13AM If anyone's curious, it's likely the first countries to get this will be Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, China, and Japan. See here for details:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/01/27/amazon-mp3-expanding-internationally-more-drm-free-in-2008/

Amazon MP3 store to spread DRM-free love global in 2008 (Engadget)

Jan 27th 2008 9:52AM If anyone's curious, it's likely the first countries to get this will be Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, China, and Japan. See here for details:

http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/01/27/amazon-mp3-expanding-internationally-more-drm-free-in-2008/