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2010

  1. Shaw Cable
    I am stuck in frustrating conversations with SHAW Hamilton regarding a promotion I took advantage of in September, 2010. I do not have the promo code and am now being told the conditions are changing, including now being charged for a "free PVR". Here are the particulars as I remember - maybe...
  2. Industry News
    The CRTC last week released the aggregate financial results for cable, satellite distribution and multipoint distribution system (MDS) companies in Canada for 2010. The regulator reports that Canadian cable companies earned profits before interest and taxes (PBIT) of $2.6 billion, up 10.6% from...
  3. Industry News
    Alternate wireless provider Wind Mobile gained 92,960 wireless voice and data subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, almost double the gain of 45,799 in the previous quarter. By the end of the year, the carrier's total retail subscriber base totalled 232,641 making it Canada's sixth largest...
  4. Industry News
    Worldwide sales of Plasma televisions hit 19.1 million units in 2010, up from 14.8 million units in 2009 according to recent report from DisplaySearch. The research firm says every quarter of 2010 saw sales increases over the same quarter of 2009. The results surprised researchers who believed...
  5. Home Computing
    Worldwide PC shipments totalled 350.9 million units in 2010 according to preliminary data released this month by Gartner. The numbers include desktop and mobile computers, including mini-notebooks but not media tablet such as the iPad. Up 13.8% from 2009. A nice jump and if you add in iPad...
  6. Industry News
    Magellan today announced the company's new 2010 RoadMate series of portable vehicle navigation devices which includes eight models in a variety of screen sizes and feature sets. Included with all 2010 models is a lifetime subscription to live traffic which keeps users informed of any traffic...
  7. Industry News
    This week is a slow week for Blu-ray releases with Digital Home unable to find any new release movie to recommend to our readers. The one notable Blu-ray release that Digital Home readers may consider is season one of “Nurse Jackie”, a Showtime television comedy starring Edie Falco as title...
  8. Industry News
    Digital Home’s top pick on Blu-ray this week is “Black Dynamite”, a comedy spoof of blaxploitation films of the 1970s which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Michael Jai White plays Black Dynamite, a former CIA agent who is called back into action after "the Man" kills his brother...
  9. Industry News
    Digital Home’s top pick on Blu-ray this week is “A Serious Man”, a black comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen who are best known for such films as O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona, No Country for Old Men, Barton Fink, Fargo and Burn after Reading. Set in...
  10. Industry News
    Digital Home's top pick on Blu-ray this week is "Zombieland", a comedy film from Columbia Pictures which stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Together they take an extended road trip in an attempt to find a sanctuary free...
  11. Industry News
    Digital Home's top pick on Blu-ray this week is "Whip-it", a comedy film from 20th Century Fox directed by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut. The film stars Ellen Page as Bliss Cavendar, a small town teenager and former beauty pageant winner who breaks free of her small-town bonds by...
  12. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Sony announced that it will be introducing 11 hard disk drive and flash memory-based camcorders in Canada this coming spring including seven HD models. The midrange models are the HDR-XR350V, with a 160GB hard drive; HDR-CX350V, with 32GB of flash memory; and HDR-CX300, with 16GB of flash...
  13. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Sony announced that it will be introducing 11 hard disk drive and flash memory-based camcorders in Canada this coming spring including seven HD models. Sony will offer entry-level HD camcorder options in both hard drive (HDR-XR150) and flash memory (HDR-CX110) formats. The HDR-XR150 features a...
  14. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Sony announced that it will be introducing 11 hard disk drive and flash memory-based camcorders in Canada this coming spring including seven HD models. Sony's top-of-the-line camcorders will include the HDR-XR550V, with 240GB hard drive and the HDR-CX550V, with 64 GB of embedded flash memory...
  15. Rogers Cable TV
    New Channels always generate a lot of discussion so this thread is for discussing new channels in 2010. You're welcome to speculate and discuss new channels coming to Rogers Cable in 2010 but PLEASE unless it's been confirmed by an official press release, be clear about what is speculation and...
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