Jason Reitman’s adaptation of the novel Up in the Air tells the story of Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), who makes his living personally handing out pink slips — he’s the top hatchet man at a company that other companies hire when they are downsizing. And since business is booming, his job keeps him on the go constantly. He flies all across the country, staying in a series of nice hotels. And although this itinerant lifestyle prevents him from having any kind of stable, regular life, this doesn’t bother him in the slightest — he’s thrilled to be a boy in a traveling bubble. During one particular layover, he strikes up a conversation with Alex Goran (Vera Farmiga), a fellow savvy traveler. They bond over the ins and outs of various airlines and hotels, and quickly fall into bed. By morning, they are figuring out when their schedules will allow them to meet up again, even though they both make it clear that there are no strings attached. When Ryan arrives back in the home office, he meets no-nonsense career-oriented twentysomething Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick), a fast-rising up-and-comer who wants to change the company’s practices and save millions by having the staff fire people remotely via webcams. Furious at the thought of losing a lifestyle he’s grown quite comfortable with, he convinces his boss (Jason Bateman) to let him take Natalie on a few trips so that she can learn what it’s really like to fire someone. Melanie Lynskey, Danny McBride, and J.K. Simmons co-star in this Best Picture Academy Award nominee. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide
Zombieland released on Bluray on January 19, 2010
If you think you’re looking at a Blu-ray player, you may need to take another look. This is the LG BD370 Network Blu-Ray Disc Player and it comes with the most exciting entertainment technology available. With NetCast Entertainment Access, you get unlimited access to streaming entertainment services like CinemaNow, Netflix, and YouTube, direct from the Internet. That’s thousands upon thousands of movies and online videos the moment you want them. That’s real entertainment.
Entertainment On Tap
The end of “there’s nothing on”. NetCast Entertainment Access lets you stream instant, and virtually endless, entertainment from CinemaNow, Netflix and YouTube. It’s direct to your TV from the Internet —no computer required.
Enjoy It At Its Best
Why would you want anything but the best picture possible? Make the most of your HDTV. Blu-ray disc playback delivers exceptional Full HD 1080p video and audio performance.
Making Old Just Like New
No need to go out and replace your old DVD collection. Even your standard DVDs look better on Blu-ray with Standard DVD Up-Scaling.
Capture The Silver Screen
Ever wish movies looked more like they do in the theater? Wish no more. With Cinema Mode, you can watch movies the way they are meant to be seen.
Don’t Just Hear It. Feel It.
Great picture needs great sound. Blu-ray’s superior audio performance lets you listen in Full HD and supports up to 7.1 channels of surround sound in the latest formats.
No More Waiting To Watch
When you’ve decided on a movie, you don’t want to sit around waiting for it to load. Express Reaction Startup eliminates annoying load times.
Memories On The Big Screen
Want to view photos of your family vacation in the comfort of your living room? You can with USB Media Plus.
All In One
Having a hard time keeping track of your remotes? With SimpLink, all your LG devices can be controlled with just one remote.
Get More From Your Movies
Want to hear real time commentary from your favorite movie director? You could do that, and a lot more, with BD Live.
Back in the world of home theater with a detachment of AV-amplifiers magnificent, Yamaha hopes to build on its success release of BD-S2900.
First impressions are quite good: a solid and a nice camera, although he did not produce the same effect as a model Denon or Pioneer at the same level.
Put a Blu-ray-disc with the movie «Transformers», and Yamaha will reveal its main advantage – a clean and stable picture with vivid colors and bright white color. Chase scene demonstrates that he is remarkably controlled rapid movement.
This is a fantastic player, but a little inferior Pioneer BDP-51FD (which costs $500) in detail and clarity.
With DVD it also copes well, stable and detailed image is not worse than equivalent rivals.
Yamaha Sound at a weighty, dynamic and detailed, both in stereo and in multichannel
mode, but it lacks a little subtlety and expressiveness of the leaders of the class. If you need a decoder HD-audio, you will be disappointed – at Yamaha did not take no for Dolby TrueHD, or about DTS-HD Master Audio.
If you decide to spend that amount on Blu-ray-player, then at least a picture with Blu-ray could be better.
Had a look at this unit, for blu ray reviews,the Samsung BD-P2500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player, it’s a pretty nice unit all around with a pretty slick design. Its BD-Live 2.0 ready with an Ethernet port for you to enjoy all the special features and download extra content. Its got bold colors and crisp details with a full 1080p resolution. With a pricetag of $349, you should seriously consider Samsung BD-P2500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player for your home system.
Here is some key features:
- Total BD Profile Compatibility right out of the box, lets you instantly enjoy the latest interactive features available, including BD Live (Profile 2.0) and Bonus View (Profile 1.1)
- Lots of Memory and Easy Upgradeability: The BD-P2500 comes with a built-in, wired Ethernet connection, 1GB of internal flash memory, and a USB port for memory expansion
- HQV processing chip for the highest quality viewing of Blu-ray discs, upconversion of standard DVDs, and viewing of JPEG images
- HDMI 1.3 output with xvYCC Deep Color support, and a 24fps film mode, exhibiting smoother, more natural playback of film-based material.
- 7.1-Channel Dolby TrueHD Sound and dts-HD Master Audio capable of decoding the latest high-resolution digital multichannel audio soundtracks
Sony is introducing new blu-ray players to the market this May. They are Sony BDP-S360 and Sony BDP-S560, both will support full 1080p video, have BD-Live capabilities and feature Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD sound formats. Both will also have Precision Drive Technology to improve playback of scratched discs and also Precision Cinema HD Upscaling technology which should bring the regular DVDs to almost HD picture quality.
The BDP-S560 will have a builtin wireless card, so the Sony WiFi Blu-ray Player will be able to connect to all home wireless networks and like all the new blu-ray players this is focused on making them more interactive with other devices.
Sony claims to price BDP-S360 in the $300 and BDP-S560 in the $350 ranges, but this seems a little low to me. I guess we will have to wait until the release of these blu-ray players in May to find out how much they will go for.
I got this Sharp Aquos BDHP21U 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player recently and it came with components cable but without HDMI cable, just have one ready so you can get it up and running fast. This bly-ray player doesn’t support blu-ray live and it doesn’t have to network option, but you have to consider the price which is only $299. Which is pretty good compared to the more expensive blu-ray players out there.
Installation was very easy, just hook up HDMI and power, stick in a DVD and in seconds you are watching a movie. Of course you could play around with the setting before any movie nights. Sharp Aquos BDHP21U 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player played all the discs I had to throw at it, upconverting on old DVDs was fine. The picture is nice and crisp. And it will work together with other Sharp components.
Sharp Aquos BDHP21U 1080p is a great blu-ray player for its price and does exactly what it meant to do at only $299.
As with every electronics purchase Im always very eager to hook up all the wires and test out a new piece. With this Panasonic DMP-BD35K 1080p Blu-ray Player setup was very easy, I just connected all the wires and started the unit, the start up time seems to be pretty fast and video playback with Blu-ray discs is very reasonable. The sounds quality is very good, better than the previous models. And because I have many old DVDs, upconverting is pretty important to me, but in this with Panasonic DMP-BD35K 1080p Blu-ray Player it was also very good if not better than other Blu-ray players. As many others this unit has a port for Ethernet connection to update the firmware, so things should only get smoother as time passes.
Here is some technical options for this blu ray player:
VIERA Link: Operate with your VIERA Remote Control
SD Card Slot
And overall its a very nice unit, that I have been enjoying for about 3 weeks now. It can give strong competition to the Sony and other brand blu ray players out there.
Here is a quick review of LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player. It has a great look to it with sharp and sleek design, that should look fine with any other components you might have. The picture is very crisp and the colors are deep. Darks could be a little better, but only when comparing to blu-ray players three times the price of this one.
The installation was very easy, all I need was three cables to hook it up. All LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player needs is Power cable, HDMI cable and network cable. I dont think this unit will work with wireless home network, because the quality would probably suffer too much. You should also have a USB drive ready to download all the extra content, 2 to 4 GB should be enough, these things get cheaper and cheaper every day.
Here is some technical details:
Blu-Ray Disc player with BD Live and BonusView
Netflix instant streaming ready with Netflix subscription
Full HD 1080p output via HDMI with Cinema mode at 24 or 60 frames per second
Superior audio performance with 7.1 channels with Dolby Digital Plus & TrueHD & dts-HD
LG Simplink connectivity of other LG products using HDMI connection
Overall, I would say this is a good buy considering the price on this LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player of only $599 for a medium price range Blu-ray player.
I have been using the Sony BDP-S550 1080p Blu-Ray player for just over two weeks and so far I have enjoyed everything I watched on it. The truth is I have only watched four movies but they just seemed so much brighter, sharper, and even more realistic. For those who don’t know what a Blu-Ray player is yet, here is the blu ray review that we shall start from the basics: Video products have a certain bit rate they can show, for example your regular DVD player can show a maximum of ten Mbps while a Blu-Ray player can have a rate of 40Mbps, here’s the best part it has a better compression and can hold four times the amount of a DVD player.
Now I know, as well as most, that Blu-Ray players show us great quality. When you combine it with a good quality TV, you will get the best picture we have experienced so far, the question is which Blu-Ray player has that extra edge and if this Sony BDP-S550 1080p Blu-Ray player is what you will consider.
This Sony Blu-Ray player is not on the least expensive side hence it comes with a great name attached but, sometimes names don’t mean as much when it comes to technology. So far I can’t complain at what is attached. It comes with support to a great sound system and compatible with dts-HD. It even has a gigabyte of onboard memory so you can use various Sony features smoothly they include with their players. The Sony X-cross media bar as always is a great and easy to use menu option. Everything is very simple from browsing menus to the special features most Blu-Ray videos include.
As soon as I got the player the installation was very fast and simple. If you can setup a DVD player you won’t have any problems with this Sony Blu-Ray. Even if you are going to setup your 7.1 sound system. You can use HDMI cables and have everything ready to watch within five minutes.
There are some things I wished Sony would have added compared to other Blu-Ray players I have used. They should include a zoom option so you can get some scenes across your friends who just don’t understand and a slow-motion feature.
In conclusion I have to say that it is a Sony and the picture quality is excellent. If you are willing to throw something extra for the Sony BDP-S550 1080p Blu-Ray player, you will enjoy watching your favourite movies over and over again.
Here are the specifications:
Weights and Measurements
• Dimensions (Approx.): 17 inches x 8 3/4 inches x 2 3/4 inches (430 x 220 x 70 mm)
• Weight (Approx.): 7 lbs 4 oz (3.3Kg)
• Dolby: Yes & Dolby TrueHD bitstream out over HDMI (V1.3)
• Dolby Digital plus Decoding: Yes
• Dolby TrueHD Decoding : Yes
• dts Decoding: Yes
• dts Output: Yes
• dts-HD Decoding: Yes
• LPCM: Yes (multi channel decoder): Yes (HDMI bitstream out)
• Dolby True HD bitstream output: Yes
• dts HD bitstream output: Yes
• CD: Yes
• DVD: Yes
• BD-R/RE Read Compatibility: Yes (BDMV & BDAV format)
• BD-ROM: Yes
• DVD+R Read Compatibility: Yes
• DVD+RW Read Compatibility: Yes
• DVD-R Read Compatibility: Yes (Video Mode and VR Mode)
• DVD-RW Read Compatibility: Yes (Video Mode and VR Mode)
• JPEG Playback: Yes
• x.v.Color Technology: Yes