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Our latest poll had over 3000 people who answered, What should next-generation HD (2160p) be officially called?
The most popular official name for next-generation HD as voted by TweakTown readers was "HD 2160p". This is actually what most of the TweakTown team were voting for too. It will look good on paper and it makes perfect logical sense.
Running in second place was "Ultra HD" and in a fairly tight third place was "HD-2".
Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech - Logitech Revue With Google TV for $99.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: Logitech just dropped the price of their Revue with Google TV and apps including Netflix, Pandora, etc down from $249.99 down to just $99.99 with FREE shipping. This 1080p capable box comes with a wireless keyboard, or you can download an app to control it from your smartphone. It also includes 802.11b/g/n wireless and HDMI input/output.
The first look at the new Superman suit is now available and I must say as a loving, adoring Superman fan that I'm quite excited. This is my Star Wars, my Star Trek. Superman is being rebooted under the helm and help of Christopher Nolan (of the Batman reboot and Inception fame) and directed by Zack Snyder of 300 and Watchmen fame. Henry Cavill plays Superman and photos have been making their way to the Internet for weeks now, but WB decided to get out ahead of time to show off the suit instead of a leaked smartphone shot or similar.
As you can see, it has a very Batman/Spiderman reboot feel, very "techie" and out-of-this-world, so they've nailed the Kryptonian feel of it. How do I think Henry looks? Right now, he definitely looks like the Man of Steel, rather than the Boy of Steel that Brandon Routh gave in Superman Returns. I really can't wait to see the direction this movie takes, I just hope Snyder uses practical flying rigs and not 90% CGI flying scenes like we saw in Returns.
Also, this is where our new Image system comes in handy, slide your cursor over the image for a high-resolution shot. It's 1.2MB and should give your eyeballs a bit of a work out. Enjoy!
WD have today announced that its making the Hulu Plus subscription service available to its WD TV Live Plus and WD TV Live Hub family of media players. WD TV customers can now watch hit TV shows, movies and catch up on previous seasons of their favorite shows.
Hulu Plus compliments the already strong content offerings such as Netflix, Blockbuster, Cinema Now, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and many others. The Hulu Plus subscription service will allow WD TV customers in the US to watch nearly every episode from dozens of current hit programs all season long from networks such as ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, MTV, NBC and VH-1.
Series such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,South Park, Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy, to Glee andFamily Guy, to The Office and 30 Rock, dozens of classic shows like Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Arrested Development, Saturday Night Live, Miami Vice, Ugly Betty, Quantum Leap, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Roswell andAlly McBeal, and hundreds of movies from Miramax and the Criterion Collection.
LG chief executive, Kown Young Soo said in a meeting with reports last week that "Samsung is misleading the market because OLED displays are not suitable in terms of picture quality, response time, energy consumption and contrast ratios for smartphones and tablets." Kwon then added that LG plan on focusing on investing in OLED displays for bigger televisions. He said that LG Display might release a 55-inch OLED TV in the second half of 2012.
This statement from Kwon comes after the news that LG are working with Apple for a retina display specifically designed for the upcoming iPad 3. Samsung however have been working on OLED technology for a while now, as seen in the Galaxy S range of phones. They have also been talking of releasing an OLED-based laptop later this year.
Our latest poll had over 600 people who answered, Do you actually like the Harry Potter series of movies?
In summing it up, 44% of our readers seem to be fans of the Harry Potter series of movies. That's about where we thought the result would end up.
34% voted that they do not like the movie series and 23% haven't heard of Harry Potter. We would say that the final result is somewhat skewed with some people having fun with the voting.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Belkin PureAV Home Theater Power Console PF30 for $59.99 with FREE Shipping!.
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The Amazing Spider-Man has gotten its first teaser trailer, with the director behind 500 Days of Summer, Marc Webb and The Social Network actor, Andrew Garfield taking the franchise in a different direction. The movie has had an enormous budget and is meant to be a tent-pole, huge 3D, action-packed movie, but the teaser (for me at least) just doesn't do it justice. The teaser shows that we get introduced to Peter's parents, get to see a cool Spiderman POV camera ride (which looks lame after the first few seconds, but in 3D might look pretty amazing).
So far, I'm not excited - but I can see it growing as we see more and more of it. Take a look and let me know what you think!
HDTV manufacturers are jumping over themselves trying to one-up each other, grabbing customers and giving them 3DTVs, bundling free glasses, cheap Blu-ray players, etc. Sony's new 3D Experience is expected to eclipse the rest by offering more content in the form of streaming on-demand sports highlights and select movie trailers to Bravia LCD TVs and eventually Blu-ray players and home theater systems.
The Experience launches with a meagre 30 clips in the US, Canada, France, Germany and the UK today. This will obviously grow and should include more movies, music, sports and documentary titles. As of yet, there's no word on whether full-length films will be on offer, but it's sure to come.
A new social media film project has been given the green light By collaborators Intel and Toshiba to kick off from July 25th onward in the form of multiple short episodes with a casting call already running from today through to the 20th of this month to identify a new character to be included in said film.
The film, "Inside", is centralised around Christina (played by Emmy Rossum) who is trapped in a room with only a Toshiba Satellite P775 series laptop and an untraceable internet connection. With no idea where she is located or what her fate might be, she uses the laptop to launch her social network, reaching out to friends, family and anyone else who can help her figure out where she's being kept and how to get out of there.
This is the first film of its type in that it helps engage its audience by enlisting them to be a part of the film through social media.