Dish Network’s whole-home DVR ‘Hopper’ overview

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Dish really embraced the beauty of the kangeroo with the official launch of their whole-home HD DVR called the “Hopper,” which links to child set-top-boxes called “Joeys” throughout your home. Dish says the Hopper lets you…

Suddenlink locks in AMC Networks

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Suddenlink customers narrowly avoided a blackout of AMC Networks this week, which would have included AMC’s WEtv, IFC, and Sundance channels. AMC TV shows includes Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Prisoner.

‘Diablo 3′ gets May 15 release date

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After years of development time rumors about release dates, the hell of Diablo III will finally be unleashed in just two months, May 15 to be exact. Blizzard Entertainment says the digital version of the long awaited hack and slash sequel is available for pre-order right now through Battle.net for $59.99. A boxed release and a $99.99 collector’s edition will also be available come mid-May.

This week on Blu-ray: The Descendants, Adventures of Tintin, Last Temptation of Christ

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What’s new on Blu-ray this week? Oscar winning film The Descendants hits the shelves on Blu-ray. The film was nominated for a total of 5 Academy Awards including Best Actor for George Clooney’s performance.

Wal-Mart taps VUDU for new disc-to-digital service

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Walmart has introduced a new in-store disc-to-digital service that takes your DVD or Blu-ray and converts it to digital, allowing you watch your movie wherever you have an internet connection.

Netflix “Just for Kids” library launches for PS3

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You may have noticed over the past few days a new Netflix interface via the PS3. Yesterday, Netflix officially introduced the new interface which asks you which experience you’d like upon launching the app – Netflix or Netflix “Just for Kids.” On the left, there’s a large square with the traditional Netflix logo on red.

Amazon closeout pricing on ’11 Blu-ray players

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It must be Spring cleaning at Amazon, as the online retailer has listed closeout pricing on select 2011 model Blu-ray Disc players.

Amazon Blu-ray action film 3-Packs on sale

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This week Amazon has got a special price for Blu-ray action movie 3-Packs. Try knocking 70% off the list price of $49.99, and get any one of four action packs for $14.99 each. That plays out to a discount of $35 bucks.

Men in Black III – latest trailer in HD

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Men in Black III, slated to hit theaters on May 25, 2012. In MIB 3, Will Smith returns as Agent J who returns to the ’60′s to stop…

March Madness 2012 Schedule

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Here’s the schedule for this year’s NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament. As always, make sure you tune-in to the high-definition broadcast of the games.

Quantic Dream’s PS3 tech demo ‘Kara’ dazzles

Video game developer David Cage and his studio Quantic Dream are known for creating cinematic, emotion-driven video games like Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy. Their latest creation is a tech demo unveiled at the 2012 Game Developers Conference that, while not presented as a game, offers excellent graphics and an even better narrative during its 7-minute runtime. “Kara” focuses on the construction of a female robot and the conversation between the droid and her creator, which takes a disturbing turn.

NCAA March Madness Live app launches for iOS, Android coming soon

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If you can’t be in front of your TV this year for March Madness you might want to check out the new app for Apple devices. The app itself is free, but you can upgrade to…

New iPad details officially announced

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Today Apple announced details of the new iPad in San Francisco.

Apple iPad 3 to be called iPad HD?

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According to sources such as CNET the next Apple iPad (the third generation of its kind) will not be called iPad 3. Instead, the tablet will be named iPad HD, a brand solution that’s not exactly original (not that “3″ is)

Panasonic announces pricing on 2012 Blu-ray players

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Panasonic has released pricing on their lineup of 2012 Blu-ray Disc players, including both 3D and non-3D models. Prices on the 2012 lineup range from the low-end BD77 at $89 to the high-end BDT500 at $349. See suggested retail pricing below along with each model’s features.

New on Blu-ray: Game of Thrones, Immortals 3D, Giants Super Bowl XLVI

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It’s a great week for Blu-ray releases highlighted by several titles celebrating Universal’s 100th Anniversary. Movies such as The Deer Hunter, The Nutty Professor, The Blues Brothers and Parenthood have been digitally remastered and released in 1080p high definition.

“Ultimate Spider-Man” to premiere on Disney XD Marvel Universe

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Disney XD has announced the new animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man” featuring Drake Bell as the voice of Peter Parker and co-creator Stan Lee as Stan the Janitor. The new series will air on Disney XD’s new…

‘Austin Powers Collection’ $16.99 at Amazon this week

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Nitpick all you want about the Austin Powers movies, but you can’t deny they are worth $5.66 apiece. That’s what Amazon’s Blu-ray Deal of the Week breaks down to, with the Austin Powers Collection on sale for just $16.99 through March 11. Jump on the shagadelic savings here.

DirecTV ‘TruTV’ brings March Madness in HD

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DirecTV’s “big news” this week is TruTV launching in HD on March 7, just in time for the first bracket of games starting on March 13. From the looks of the TruTV schedule, the NCAA coverage will start with a one hour special on Selection Sunday, March 11.

GameStop to host ‘Mass Effect 3′ Midnight Events

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GameStop will host Mass Effect 3 Midnight Launch events across the U.S. on Monday, March 5. Over 3,600 stores will be open to sell the latest EA game priced at $59.99 for the standard version, and $79.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.

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