Looks like the end of DVD Regional Coding is slowly growing near,
In this BBC article,
they describe some of the views from the manufacturer and retailer point of view. The original region coding was
a failure from day one. The "improved" RCE wasn't even a bump in the road. Hopefully the DVD Consortium will
get the message and drop regional coding altogether.
August 15th, 2002.
Amazon has some really nice discounts going on major titles this month, Here's an interesting compilation.
As you might have seen, the DVD Player review section has remained rather quiet in the last few months. The reason for this
is twofold. The first is that I was concentrating hard on Zoom Player and didn't really have much time to make
myself available to handle other aspects of the site, and the second was that our beloved reviewer, Kelly Garvey had
to bow down due to family obligations.
I am now actively seeking someone to replace Kelly. If you think you can do objective reviews of the
latest DVD Playback software and have the required Audio/Video Hardware to perform these tests,
please contact me with details about yourself and your qualifications.
July 11th, 2002.
I am putting the finishing touches to Zoom Player v2.70 and fully expect it to be ready by July 13th. Lots of effort
has gone into this release and the change list can attest to this. Won't take much longer.
July 6th, 2002.
I hope all our american viewers had a nice 4th of july,
Personally, I spent that time working and now Zoom Player v2.70 release candidate 2 is up for grabs.
Make sure you check it out.
The article covers the entire range of the HTPC experience, from picking up the right Antenna and Card all the way to
encoding and filtering your video. So if you're a fan of HDTV, make sure you read it!