Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums banner


  1. 3D Bluray in Canada?

    Where Can I buy and general buying discussions
    I'd like to get a few of the good Bluray 3D movies (before 3D completely disappears) and am finding that 3D is already not all that common. Amazon and eBay have some, are there other sources that I should consider? Any advice will be appreciated.
  2. CALGARY: Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player + ~116 HD DVD Movies - $100

    Items for Sale
    Kind of a long shot, since this format is now dead as the dodo, but I'm purging my entire collection. :) Important notice: - Sold AS-IS. The HD-A1 seems to work fine based on my own tests (I watched a couple movies on it within the last month), but I can't guarantee that every disc will play...
  3. Blu-Ray Playback Problems

    Home Theatre Corner
    Hi All; I have a 2-year old Samsung BD-C6500T. Nearly every Blu-Ray playback gets interrupted with picture stuttering, pauses, breakups and so on. The Samsung player, during this time, is making clanking noises as though the head is moving great distances. Each time, I need to resort to...
  4. Beatles Yellow Submarine Hits Canadian Theatres on May 24th

    Industry News
    The 1968 animated Beatles musical, Yellow Submarine has been digitally restored frame-by-frame and is ready for the big screen once again. For one night only, Thursday, May 24th, Cineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events and EMI Music are rewarding generations of Beatles fans by showing...
  5. Samsung Canada & Cineplex Launch Cineplex Store App

    Industry News
    The addition of a new Cineplex Store App will allow consumers to rent or purchase movies on select models of Samsung televisions, Blu-ray players and home theatre systems. With thousands of movie titles available, and no monthly subscription required, Samsung owners will only pay for the movies...
  6. Fix for MKV's not playing properly on LG Blu-ray players

    Home Theatre Corner
    Hi All, Just thought I'd post this fix I discovered for getting certain MKV files to play on LG Blu-ray players. I struggled with this problem for the past year or so. I couldn't stand how some mkv's wouldn't play. After many days of troubleshooting I finally found a fix that has been working...
  7. Quality Comparison: Blu-Ray vs. HDTV (Bell, Rogers, etc)

    Home Theatre Corner
    Hi All, I'm looking for quantitative data and/or visual samples that compares the quality of Blu-ray video/audio to HDTV video/audio. Does anyone know where I could find this? For example, I'm looking for the following for Blu-ray vs. Cdn HDTV providers (Bell Satelite, Bell Fibe TV, Rogers...
  8. The Hangover Part II tops last week’s DVD sales charts

    Industry News
    The American comedy film "The Hangover Part II" was the top selling movie in North America last week, while Cowboys and Aliens took top spot on the rental charts according to figures published today by Rentrak. The sequel to 2009's The Hangover takes place two years later when Phil, Stu, Alan...
  9. Blockbuster Canada going out of business

    Industry News
    Grant Thornton Ltd., the Receiver of Blockbuster Canada has announced the movie and video game rental chain is going out of business. After being pushed into receivership in May, the receiver closed approximately 150 of the Company's underperforming retail locations in June and continued to...
  10. Essential iPad Apps for the Home Theatre Enthusiast

    Industry News
    Analysts estimate that by the end of 2011, the number of Apple iPads sold worldwide could be as high as 50 million units. Stimulating this demand is a community of software developers who have now released over 500,000 apps for Apple’s iOS devices. For home theatre enthusiasts, the exciting...
  11. Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray Disc Player

    Home Theatre Corner
    Onkyo has announced that its new top-of-the-line THX Certified Blu-ray Disc player will be shipping to dealers in August. In addition to playing Blu-ray Discs, the BD-SP809 can also play back most major audio and video file formats found on CD and DVD today, including DivX HD, MP3, and WMA.
  12. Flagship Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray Disc Player ships in August

    Industry News
    Onkyo has announced that its new top-of-the-line THX Certified Blu-ray Disc player will be shipping to dealers in August. Features include 3D Blu-ray playback, support for the latest lossless audio codecs, dual HDMI outputs which allow users to switch easily between two displays, such as a main...
  13. MakeMKV software

    Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    A couple years back I ripped all my DVD's. That was a 2 step process that required the rip and then the transcode into a MKV. I tried out the MKV software today and it was extremely simple and it does both, strips away the protection and outputs to a MKV. Haven't done a full comparison yet but...
  14. Rango comes to Blu-ray on Friday July 15th

    Industry News
    Rango, the popular computer-animated Western comedy film that tells the story of a pet chameleon (voice of Johnny Depp) that becomes accidentally stranded in the Mojave Desert after his terrarium falls from his owner's car will be out on Blu-ray on July 15th. Directed by Gore Verbinski, best...
  15. HDTV FAQ: What is AVCHD?

    Industry News
    If you are currently in the marketplace for a new high definition camcorder and it’s been more than five years since you purchased your last camcorder, or perhaps you have never bought a camcorder before, then you are going to come across a relatively new term called AVCHD. It's a term you...
  16. Blockbuster files for Bankruptcy in U.S.

    Industry News
    Dallas Texas based Blockbuster Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. The Movie and Video game rental chain, which operates over 6,500 stores in eighteen countries, is over $1 billion in debt and has stopped paying interest to its lenders. Under a financial...
  17. This Week on Blu-ray (September 21st)

    Industry News
    Digital Home’s top pick on Blu-ray this week is the first season of “Modern Family", a half hour situation comedy which won last year’s Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy series. The series also won two other Emmy Awards, Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series for Eric Stonestreet, and...
  18. Warner announces six Blu-ray 3D Releases for the holidays

    Industry News
    Warner Bros. today announced it will release six Blu-ray 3D titles, the most released by any studio this year in mid-November. 3D Movies set to be released on November 16th include: "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D," "Clash of the Titans 3D," "The Polar Express 3D," "IMAX Deep Sea...
  19. This Week on Blu-ray (August 24th)

    Industry News
    Digital Home’s top pick on Blu-ray this week is “The Square," a 2008 thriller from Australia about how sexual temptation turns a man’s life upside down. The result is a robbery, a murder and an intricate mystery. Another new releases to consider on Blu-ray this week include: "City Island," a...
  20. This Week on Blu-ray (August 17th)

    Industry News
    In a very quiet week for new releases, Digital Home’s top pick on Blu-ray this week is “The Good, the Bad, the Weird," a 2008 South Korean comedy inspired by Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Set in Japanese occupied Manchuria in the 1930's, the film follows three bandits who get...