The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #157

I did. I skipped another one. I’m kind of an idiot that way. NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH TUNEIN RADIO !       Show Notes: – FCC filing shows that new Roku players are forthcoming (Update since show: They’re here! More in the next show.) – Samsung’s latest flagship TV to start at $6,500 – That Michael […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #152

Lots of new products were announced at CES 2015, but one of the most exciting for me is that ultra-HD content will soon be available on Blu-ray! Yes, you’ll need a new player to read the 100 GB discs, but this is the big thing that most US households (86% according to Akamai) need to […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #151

I know, I know. I skipped another one. Hopefully this new year will bring a new need for me to get a post when a new show is done. Then again, no one sees this blog anyway, so it probably doesn’t matter. Anyway, I give what will hopefully be the only roundup of The Interview […]

Hollywood Continues To Ruin Its Own Home 3D Market

As the end of the year approaches, the annual articles continue to pop up that reflect on the past year, whether the topic is video games, movies, TV, or what have you. In the same way I decided to look up the highest box office numbers for 2014.  For just the US box office, the […]

Convert 3D Blu-ray for Roku, Google Cardboard, or Oculus Rift

One of the benefits to Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, and similar phone-based headsets is stereoscopic 3D. As a big supporter of stereoscopic 3D, I’ve already been playing with converting my 3D Blu-rays – yes, Hollywood, I own them – to side-by-side 3D files that I can play from my Plex server through my Roku onto my 3D TV. […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #141

Yes! I skipped another one! I admit it! Things happen. I’ve been a busy little boy lately, okay? Anyway, I’m in a really good mood during this show, but there are people out there who really need to shut the hell up. They’re making the rest of humanity look bad. You’ll understand more when you […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #138

Another show, another rant. This time it’s directed (again) at the clueless disc haters who have themselves convinced that physical media will go away in only two years (ignoring the fact that we won’t see the infrastructure for that to happen within our lifetimes). Otherwise, The Fault In Our Stars and the latest X-Men dominate their respective […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #130

Finally! Yes, it’s been a month since the last podcast, but moving to a new house and getting to the point of decluttering where I can actually set up (what will be) my studio takes a while.  Oh, and it’s freaking cold in my interim studio! Really cold, at least as far as what the temperature […]

The Console Launch Knee-Jerk Reactions Have Begun

Yesterday Sony announced an updated blog entry/FAQ regarding the upcoming launch of the PlayStation 4.  As is typical for the Internet, knee-jerk reactions abounded with complaints about functionality that will be “missing” from the PlayStation 4 at launch, such as support for external hard drives to expand primary storage, DLNA, and MP3 and audio CD […]

The Widescreen.Org Movie and Media Podcast #123

I’m back for another episode! I’ve finally gone 3D (or at least my TV has), I review the Google Chromecast, most manufacturers drop prices of HDTVs, Sony starts its 4K download service, Monster has yet another excuse to try to blatantly rip you off, Ant-Man pushed up to a crowded Summer 2015 release, Pirates 5 is […]