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Sharp launches new 3D Blu-ray Disc players

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3D movie fans will be excited to know that electronics manufacturer Sharp is due to launch two new Blu-ray Disc players with both 2D and 3D capability.

The BD-HP80U and the BD-HP90U both feature full high-definition 1080p playback as well as the usual features you would expect from a Blu-ray Disc player.

The two slick, ultra-thin devices will also include internet connectivity for interactive content, which means they can play back online content from sites such as YouTube and NetFlix.

Sharp is yet to announce UK pricing but the players are expected to launch in the US for £275 – £320.  Expertreviews.co.uk has the full story.

Fight Club marks arrival on Blu-ray Disc with viral websites

Fight Club BDDavid Fincher’s classic Fight Club celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with its long-awaited debut on Blu-ray Disc.

To mark the release, two special websites have been created to immerse fans in the world of the film. WelcomeToFC.com integrates with your Facebook profile and gives it a Fight Club style makeover, while FightClubExperience.com allows visitors to download a widget which collates all Fight Club information happening on the web (from Twitter, Flickr, YouTube etc) in one place. It also gives access to exclusive video clips and of course, the famous rules of Fight Club.

As for the BD itself, in addition to a pristine cut of the film there are all-new bonus materials including two interactive featurettes – “A Hit In The Ear: Ren Klyce and the Sound Design of Fight Club,” which lets viewers remix four key scenes themselves with the help of Oscar-nominated sound designer Ren Klyce, and “Insomniac Mode: I Am Jack’s Search Index,” a set of interactive tools that allow viewers to immediately access any of the bonus material on the disc.

Fight Club hits Blu-ray Disc across Europe in November. You can watch a trailer here:

Samsung partners with YouTube for new BD range

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At IFA this morning Samsung announced a partnership with YouTube that will enable users to view content from the video sharing site directly through their BD players.

New players will have the functionality built in, but Samsung will also make it available to existing users through a firmware update.

Tech Radar has the full story.


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