Home Entertainment - Movies/Music/Games http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6/0 en What’s Next After 3D? Appear in Your Own Movie http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22455 <div style="text-align: justify">If you guessed &quot;4D&quot; to the question above, you might not be far off. Companies like <a href="http://phasespace.com/" target="_blank">Phase Space</a> are working on a technology, which allows actors to wear sensor suites and translate their actions, real time, into animated characters. To do this level of work for commercials and movies - a la &quot;Avatar&quot; - typically costs between $1,000 and $10,000 a second. PhaseSpace's solution costs about $10 a second. Says author, Rob Enderle: &quot;While in its beginning stages, the concept of people being able to enter the movies they watch, or eventually being able to create 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> movies could dramatically alter both what we watched and how we interacted with it. This technology may be applied to gaming via a head-mounted controller and voice-alteration.&quot; Imagine &quot;virtual cameras&quot; which allow the director to walk around, look at the tablet, and see into the movie world from all angles, making for intriguing participatory experiences.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify"><strong>The Next Big Thing: Crowd Sourced Movies and Immersive HD Games</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">According to Enderle, it isn't hard to imagine that an immersive game, properly cut and directed, couldn't actually be an interesting movie. When you combine the ability to immediately translate real actors into high-definition, animated, photo-realistic characters, in realistic, real-time-rendered environments, and view them all in real time, you have the potential to bend gaming and movies in a way that we may not be able to tell the difference.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">To watch a sample, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5abFhBa2TyU" target="_blank">click here:</a> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">To read the complete article by Rob Enderle, <a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/talk-backs/whats-the-next-big-thing-in-entertainment-after-3d/" target="_blank">click here</a>:</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"><img src="/files/u1784/After_3D.jpg" alt="" hspace="50" width="500" height="211" /></div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22455">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22455#comments Movies/Music/Games Tech Talk Gaming Hardware News Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:57:24 -0800 MarkE 22455 at http://www.hemagazine.com Kaleidescape Introduces Blu-ray Movie Server http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307 <div style="text-align: justify">Kaleidescape, Inc., major manufacturer of music and movie servers, has recently announced shipment of their first Blu-ray movie server. Any Kaleidescape System can be upgraded to be a Blu-ray movie server with the addition of an M-Class player and a Modular Disc Vault. The new Kaleidescape Modular Disc Vault completes the Kaleidescape Blu-ray movie server. Paired with a Kaleidescape M-Class player, the Disc Vault imports, houses, and organizes Blu-ray Discs. With a capacity of 100 discs per each, any number of Modular Disc Vaults may be added to a system, but each must be connected to its own M-Class player.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307#comments Movies/Music/Games Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Other Video Gear Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:31:04 -0800 MarkE 22307 at http://www.hemagazine.com Microsoft Sells Over 2.5 Million Kinect Units in First Month of Release http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22229 <div style="text-align: justify">According to an article in game website <a href="http://www.gamasutra.com/" target="_blank">wwwgamasutra.com</a>, Microsoft announced that Kinect, its new 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup>-camera-based motion controller, has sold over 2.5 million units worldwide in its first 25 days of retail availability. Kinect is on pace to sell as well as it did during its first ten days, where the peripheral moved an estimated one million units in its first ten days of release in the United States and five days of availability in Europe. In a recent interview, a Microsoft representative expected to sell three million units during the holiday season, and later increasing that number to 5 million units if Kinect continuing selling at its current pace.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">In a related story, Sony Computer Entertainment says it's sold in 4.1 million PlayStation Move units since the device's launch two months ago. It's a slower start than Microsoft's Kinect --but Sony says it's bullish on &quot;momentum&quot; for Move entering the holiday season.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">To witness the Kinect Dance of Celebration, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqv1wYCEYh4" target="_blank">click here:</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify">To read the entire article, <a href="http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31758/Microsoft_Kinect_Sells_25M_Worldwide_In_First_25_Days.php" target="_blank">click here:</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22229">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22229#comments Movies/Music/Games Gaming Hardware News Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:17:01 -0800 MarkE 22229 at http://www.hemagazine.com All the Crab You Can Virtually Eat http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22217 <div style="text-align: justify">Captains Sig Hansen, and Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand, of the Discovery Channel's &quot;Deadliest Catch&quot; TV series, are setting sail for new waters in the recently released &quot;Deadliest Catch: Chaos at Sea&quot; video game for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">Backed by Discovery Channel, the game is targeted for the mainstream audience that made the TV show a hit. Although men do fall overboard, hard-core gamers may be put off by the lack of blood. Gamers will compete against the show's captains and will learn what it's like to run a crab boat. The new game blends simulation and action and includes online support for fans to connect, compete and get in shape for the new season of &quot;Deadliest Catch&quot;, which airs in April, 2011.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">As Captain Sig Hansen says, &quot;You bring strategy to the game. Add a couple of waves and wind and see if you can find the crab. Now a guy can actually do this on his couch - not freezing!&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">MSRP $49.99</p> <div style="text-align: justify">To see a cool video trailer, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiJEjDrYUwY" target="_blank">click here:</a></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22217">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22217#comments Movies/Music/Games News Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:44:49 -0800 MarkE 22217 at http://www.hemagazine.com Forget Air Guitar - ThinkGeek Plays the Body Electric http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22201 <p><strong>ThinkGeek's Synthesizer shirt completes the band. We don't think this is what Walt Whitman had in mind.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">So, you and your boys can't play a note of music but you haven't given up your wanna-be dreams. Fear not. ThinkGeek's musical shirts let you play your choice of band instruments: guitar, synthesizer, drums, even lead singer. These are all playable, merely by pressing keys implanted in the shirt. You'll crank out some of the best synthesizer heavy classics like Thomas Dolby's She Blinded me with Science and Van Halen's Jump. Pre-recorded samples include 1984 (sounds of the 80's), UFO (Close Encounters music), Dark Star (evil synth sounds), All Your Bass (slap bass) and Chopsticks (grand piano). Each of the 25 playable keys represents a different note played in one of the five designated styles.  The shirt allows for eight keys to be played at once giving it an eight-voice capability for harmonies. </p> <p style="text-align: justify">The Personal Soundtrack shirt comes with an auxiliary port for you to plug in a microphone. The included wearable mini amplifier attaches to any belt or pant pocket and will assure that all your friends and family can hear the sweet tunes blaring from your shirt.  The amp requires 4 AAA batteries (not included) and features an adjustable tone and volume knob.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">PS: This is not a paid advertisement. It's just so freakin' out there that we had to cover the story. Now let's if these guys can keep a beat and book some club gigs. </p> <p style="text-align: justify">The Electronic Music Synthesizer Shirt is available now on ThinkGeek.com for $29.99 in adult sizes ranging from small to 2XL.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">To see the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6JjY-AKPIY" target="_blank">weirdest rock video ever, click here: </a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">To learn more, <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/interactive/e1aa/?pfm=homepage_Featured_2" target="_blank">click here:</a></div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22201">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22201#comments Movies/Music/Games News Other Audio Gear Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:31:22 -0800 MarkE 22201 at http://www.hemagazine.com Next Gen of Online Flight Simulators http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22173 <p style="text-align: justify"> From &quot;World of Warcraft&quot; to Facebook's &quot;Farmville&quot;, social gaming is now a billion dollar business. With connection speeds being faster than ever before, it's become easier than ever for gamers the world over to connect with each other and play their favorite games in the company of friends or complete strangers. Until recently, PC flight simulators, one of the earliest computer game genres, have not taken advantage of this burgeoning online gaming universe. That's changed with the releases from several game providers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Players can select from among thousands of airports for takeoffs and landings as well as hundreds of aircraft - the 1903 Wright Brothers heritage plane, gliders, helicopters, zeppelins, and of course the ever popular plethora of bombers and jet fighters. Strap yourself into the cockpit to relive famous battles or embark upon specific missions. Flight simulation games can be adjusted for level of complexity, based upon your expertise level. The next-gen graphics help create total immersion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">To learn more about some recent flight sim games, <a href="http://www.flightprosim.com/aircraft1/" target="_blank">click here</a>... <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorx/screenshots.html#" target="_blank">and here</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22173">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22173#comments Movies/Music/Games Hot Products News Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:59:12 -0800 MarkE 22173 at http://www.hemagazine.com Remember Us? http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22142 <div style="text-align: justify">After years of losses and store closures, Blockbuster Inc. has a message for the country: We're still here. Ben Fritz in today's Los Angeles Times reports the once dominant video chain, which is undergoing Chapter 11 reorganization, will this week launch its first nationwide advertising campaign since 2007. The goal is to advertise what the company sees as its advantages over competitors Netflix and Redbox and also to let consumers know that it's still open. Said Chief Executive Jim Keyes: &quot;One of the biggest challenges for Blockbuster for the past few years has been public perception, and this is intended to remind people that we're still in business and we have a unique offering,&quot; Keyes said the company felt it was important to run national ads on the broadcast networks in order to send a message to all consumers as well as promote its digital and mail offerings, which are available throughout the country.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22142">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22142#comments Movies/Music/Games News Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:46:37 -0800 MarkE 22142 at http://www.hemagazine.com New PGA Course Added to aboutGolf’s Simulator http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22085 <p>As winter begins, here's a bit of bright news for golfers: aboutGolf, a leader in indoor golf simulator technology, announced today the release of the Stadium Course, TPC Scottsdale (Tournament Players Club), now exclusively available for the company's PGA Tour Simulator as part of its partnership with the PGA Tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22085">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22085#comments Movies/Music/Games Hot Products News Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:30:24 -0800 MarkE 22085 at http://www.hemagazine.com In Some Way Related to Home Entertainment http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22042 <div style="text-align: justify">For you guitarists, we thought you'd get a kick out of this: The &quot;B-Bender,&quot; which isn't commonly known in the Electric Guitar World, was invented by Byrds band member Gene Parsons (at the behest of legendary Byrds guitarist Clarence White). By pushing down on the guitar neck, an apparatus of springs, linkages and levers are activated-which enables the player to raise the B- string one full step. Translation? That move creates the wailing, lonesome sound evoking pure Americana - you can almost see that locomotive chugging 'round the hill. To hear the definitive Clarence White Bender sound, click "read more" for the YouTube clip. For a sample of an available B-bender guitar, <a href="http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0118342700" target="_blank">click here.</a></div><div style="text-align: justify"> </div><div style="text-align: justify"> </div><div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22042">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22042#comments Movies/Music/Games Wed, 03 Nov 2010 13:17:04 -0700 MarkE 22042 at http://www.hemagazine.com Netflix Plans to Launch Streaming-Only Service http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21990 <div style="text-align: justify">  </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Chief Executive Reed Hastings said Netflix was looking to offer a new lower-cost plan through which subscribers could access movies and TV shows solely online and could forego receiving DVDs by mail. Hastings expects to launch this plan by the end of this year. Netflix is now testing the plan in the U.S. after a successful test was conducted in Canada for $7.99 per month.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21990">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21990#comments Movies/Music/Games News Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:32:54 -0700 MarkE 21990 at http://www.hemagazine.com Great Performances (on YouTube) - Covers http://www.hemagazine.com/Great_Covers <strong>Own it</strong><br /><br />Covers are tough. Sounds too much like the original, and everyone will wonder why you wasted their time. Sound too different, and you risk not doing the original justice. <br /><br />But strike that Goldilocks balance, taking the song and making it your own but still showing the original reverence, there's the potential of being as good (if not better) than the original. That's what these covers do in spades. <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Great_Covers">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Great_Covers#comments Movies/Music/Games Blogs Other Features Geoff&#039;s Blog Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:42:11 -0700 geoffm 21830 at http://www.hemagazine.com Out of This World Demo Scenes http://www.hemagazine.com/Out_of_This_World_Demo_Scenes <p><strong>Escape from reality with these truly transcendental Show-Offs discs<br /></strong>    <br />With the unbridled verisimilitude of 1080p and uncompressed multichannel surround sound, the home theater experience at times verges on being unflinchingly lifelike. Sure, there’s a lot of appeal in that, but sometimes you might just want to be transported to another reality altogether. </p> <p>With that in mind I give you four favorite Show-Offs that don’t just peel back your eyelids or rattle your naughty bits, they take you to another place entirely.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Out_of_This_World_Demo_Scenes">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Out_of_This_World_Demo_Scenes#comments Movies/Music/Games Blu-ray Disc Reviews Game Reviews Show-Offs Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:14:01 -0700 geoffm 21825 at http://www.hemagazine.com Age Defying http://www.hemagazine.com/Age_Defying <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Further proof that you should never judge a Show-Off by its cover<br /></strong><br />You know what they say about assumptions: Everybody makes them and yours stink—or something like that.</p> <p>When it comes to selecting great demo material for your home theater, making hasty assumptions about the age-appropriateness of your movies and games can lead to uncomfortable results, or cause you to overlook otherwise wonderful little gems. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Age_Defying">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Age_Defying#comments Movies/Music/Games Show-Offs Mon, 24 May 2010 00:30:35 -0700 geoffm 21724 at http://www.hemagazine.com Audiophillie Music Awards for Excellence in Recorded Sound http://www.hemagazine.com/Audiophillie_Music_Awards_2010 <p>Two months ago our very own Steve Guttenberg placed a call out on his blog (over on, ahem, <a href="http://news.cnet.com/audiophiliac/" target="_blank" title="The Audiophiliac">a different website</a>) for audiophile grade recordings. </p> <p>The catch: these recordings had to be made my &quot;amateurs.&quot; </p> <p>Now the results are in, and the awards given.</p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Audiophillie_Music_Awards_2010">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Audiophillie_Music_Awards_2010#comments Movies/Music/Games Audio News News Other Features Fri, 07 May 2010 00:56:47 -0700 geoffm 21702 at http://www.hemagazine.com Great Performances (on YouTube) - Paco de Lucia "La Barrosa" http://www.hemagazine.com/Paco_de_Lucia_La_Barrosa <p><strong>A video to make guitarists cry</strong></p><p>Spaniard <a href=" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paco_de_Luc%C3%ADa" target="_blank" title="Paco de Lucia">Paco de Lucia</a> is one of the greatest flamenco guitarists of all time. </p><p>One watch of this video will show you why. <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Paco_de_Lucia_La_Barrosa">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Paco_de_Lucia_La_Barrosa#comments Movies/Music/Games Other Features Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:30:18 -0700 geoffm 21641 at http://www.hemagazine.com Pimp Your Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/Pimp_Your_Projector <p><strong>Let your projector strut its stuff with one of these visually stunning Show-Offs selections</strong></p> <p>Spec sheets and reviews can tell you a lot about a projector, but let’s face it: Without good content, even the most highly lauded, feature-packed projector in the world is little more than a bulky, expensive light source. </p> <p>If you’re looking to impress your guests with your new projector, don’t bore them with stats, figures and features. Just stick one of these luscious-looking Blu-ray discs in and let the images do the talking. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Pimp_Your_Projector">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Pimp_Your_Projector#comments Movies/Music/Games Blu-ray Disc Reviews Show-Offs Tue, 09 Mar 2010 00:01:22 -0800 geoffm 21609 at http://www.hemagazine.com 10 Best Software 2010 http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Software_2010 <p><span style="font-size: medium"><strong>The 10 Best Movies and Games of the Year</strong></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Software_2010">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Software_2010#comments Movies/Music/Games Blu-ray Disc Reviews Game Reviews Mon, 04 Jan 2010 00:55:42 -0800 geoffm 21487 at http://www.hemagazine.com Five Great (Read: Cheap) Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Home Entertainment Fan http://www.hemagazine.com/Burger_Bloviations/Last_Minute_Christmas_Gifts <!--paging_filter--> <div align="center">'Twas two days before Christmas<br /> and all through the land<br /> significant others were scrambling<br /> to find that perfect last-minute gift for the <em>Home Entertainment</em> fan...</div> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify">Okay, so writing verse obviously isn't part of my job description. But finding and writing about (and coveting) cool stuff is, so if anyone in your house still needs another 'prise or two under the tree, feel free to crib from my own Christmas wishlist:</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Burger_Bloviations/Last_Minute_Christmas_Gifts">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Burger_Bloviations/Last_Minute_Christmas_Gifts#comments Movies/Music/Games Blogs Other Features Burger&#039;s Bloviations Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:01:20 -0800 DennisB 21477 at http://www.hemagazine.com Game On http://www.hemagazine.com/Game_On <p><strong>Take full control of your home theater with the latest in interactive entertainment</strong></p> <p>We can stop pretending video games are kids’ stuff, right? I mean, there’s no reason to maintain that silly pretense. More than ever, video games are the domain of grown ups—those able to afford the system able to show off the full a/v potential of these so-called toys.</p> <p>Crank these spectacular Show-Offs and even the oldest fogies in your circle will start spelling “you” with one letter or stick X’s on the end of their names at a whim. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Game_On">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Game_On#comments Movies/Music/Games Game Reviews Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:45:30 -0800 geoffm 21464 at http://www.hemagazine.com Nirvana Bleach 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2 LP Set Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Nirvana_Bleach_2_LP_Review <p>I still remember the first time I bought this album. I was going on fourteen years old, on a school trip to New York City. I found the tape in a little store off the beaten path. <em>Nevermind</em> had just come out, but no one could foresee the impact on music Nirvana was going to have. </p> <p>Fast forward to 2009 and I sit here admiring a gorgeous 180-gram white vinyl 2 LP set. Album #1 is a remastered pressing of the original <em>Bleach</em> LP. The other is a February 9th, 1990 show at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Nirvana_Bleach_2_LP_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Nirvana_Bleach_2_LP_Review#comments Movies/Music/Games Music Reviews Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:14:56 -0800 geoffm 21442 at http://www.hemagazine.com Digital Hi-Fi http://www.hemagazine.com/Digital_Hi-Fi <p><strong>Digital hi-fi never really went away, but it’s back and better than ever after taking a bit of a beating.<br /></strong></p> <p>If your golden ears have shied away from the digital domain before, though, it’s time for another listen. Not only are old formats like SACD finally reaching their full potential thanks to pure digital interconnectivity, the new high-resolution audio formats found on Blu-ray are making access to eerily  high-fidelity music playback easier than ever. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Digital_Hi-Fi">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Digital_Hi-Fi#comments Movies/Music/Games Blu-ray Disc Reviews Music Reviews Show-Offs Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:28:10 -0800 geoffm 21420 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Best Monster Movie Marathon http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Monster_Movie_Marathon <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>These spectacularly spooky Show-Offs will ensure your sub isn't the only thing going bump in the night.</strong></p> <p>Ah, Halloween: the weirdest of all holidays. The night when all the world turns into a Key West street parade and yard decorations run the gamut from tacky carved vegetables to toilet paper. Who could blame you if you decided to stay inside with the door shut tight and wait for the craziness to pass? </p> <p>Holing up for the night doesn’t preclude you from celebrating All Hallows’ Eve entirely, though. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Monster_Movie_Marathon">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Monster_Movie_Marathon#comments Movies/Music/Games Blu-ray Disc Reviews Show-Offs Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:23:50 -0700 geoffm 21377 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Beatles: Rock Band Review (With Video) http://www.hemagazine.com/Beatles_Rock_Band_Review I know what's about to happen. I'm about to sit here and type a thousand words or so, waxing left and right about <em>The Beatles: Rock Band</em>, how it fits into the current glut of music/rhythm games, whether it does justice to the band and their legacy, blah blah blah...<br /> <br /> When really, what it all boils down to is this: if you like The Beatles, go buy this game. Now. If you like the Beatles and don't own a PS3 or Xbox 360 (or Wii, I guess), go buy one of those. Now. And then buy this game. Right after that.<br /> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Beatles_Rock_Band_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Beatles_Rock_Band_Review#comments Movies/Music/Games Blogs Game Reviews Music Reviews Burger&#039;s Bloviations Mon, 07 Sep 2009 15:24:12 -0700 DennisB 21223 at http://www.hemagazine.com Great Prog Rock Concerts on Blu-ray and DVD http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Prog_Rock_Concerts_Blu-ray_DVD <p><strong>Progressive Scan<br />Take your home theater to new heights with these phenomenal prog rock concerts on Blu-ray and DVD<br /></strong><br />It’s snooty. It’s often dissonant. And if you try to tap your foot to it, you run the risk of dislocating your shoulder blades. </p> <p>But there’s just something about progressive rock that makes for the perfect home theater demo, whether you’re into this often obtuse genus of music or not (and for the record, I very much am). </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Prog_Rock_Concerts_Blu-ray_DVD">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Prog_Rock_Concerts_Blu-ray_DVD#comments Movies/Music/Games Blu-ray Disc Reviews Show-Offs Mon, 07 Sep 2009 00:23:00 -0700 geoffm 21219 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Beatles Stereo Remasters Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Burger_Bloviations/Beatles_stereo_remasters <p>Within half an hour of Tweeting the fact that I finally got my paws on the new stereo Beatles remasters this week, my email inbox was clogged with the same question repeated practically <em>ad infinitum</em>: “So... don’t leave me hanging. How do they sound?” The ellipses were often stretched to the point of abuse, and the question marks ranged from solitary to the obscene, but I read that exactly question so many times I almost started to have Tweet remorse</p> <p>Honestly, though, who doesn’t want to know how these discs sound? So I’ll cut to the chase and tell you all what I told them:</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Burger_Bloviations/Beatles_stereo_remasters">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Burger_Bloviations/Beatles_stereo_remasters#comments Movies/Music/Games Blogs Music Reviews Burger&#039;s Bloviations Fri, 04 Sep 2009 13:37:23 -0700 DennisB 21214 at http://www.hemagazine.com