Opinion Technology 

The Rise of Streaming & The Online Revolution

In the 8 years since I published my treatise on BluRay and the High Definition Revolution, the home entertainment landscape has shifted dramatically. Last weekend, a bombshell event occurred that I doubt most people would have even been aware of were they not in America, watching the Superbowl, or a film fan. Netflix, internet streaming service giant and all-round upstart in the home entertainment market dropped a trailer for their upcoming film The Cloverfield Paradox midway through the game, which wasn’t a significant event in an of itself – the Superbowl…

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Technology 

Great Games That Are Based On Movies

As many people will know, the world of movies and the world of gaming have become intermingled over recent years. There are now many movies that have been turned into games and also many games that have become so popular that they have been turned into blockbuster movies. This is great news for those who enjoy both watching films and playing games, as it gives them a greater opportunity to enjoy their favourite themes and characters. There are now many exciting games that are based on movies, enabling players to enjoy an immersive and exciting gaming experience.

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Movie Review – Skyfall (Blu-Review)

To date, Skyfall remains the highest grossing Bond film ever, and rightly so. A stylish, handsomely mounted production sees Daniel Craig’s third outing as the famed superspy return to his beginning in the triumvirate origin story of his history. We’ve already reviewed the film itself, and you can read our thoughts here. Reflecting on those thought with the BluRay edition of Skyfall, I’m pleased to say that not a lot has changed – the film is excellent, and easily one of the top 3 or 4 Bond films made thus…

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Opinion Technology 

The Future of Blu-Ray: Will The Internet Kill Off Blu?

We live in a truly remarkable age. The age where just about everything we do has a digital imprint – social media, entertainment, communications, heck even business is often conducted over the internet and other digital forms, with what has now become a remarkable interconnected lifestyle for all of us. The humble mobile phone, for example, has long since left the domain of simple phone calls; nowadays, your touchscreen phone is nigh capable of launching nuclear missiles from an off-shore submarine, they contain so much technology. Even a bottom of the range portable tablet device can multi-task, making calls, surfing the web and everything but make you a morning coffee.

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Film - General Opinion Technology 

5.1 vs 7.1 – Is it worth upgrading?

The good thing about 7.1 soundtracks on the high definition format of BluRay, is that even if you do not have a 7.1 system, your audio receiver will (should) downmix the extra audio signals into your pre-existing two rear channels. This means you’ll still get the full audio signal provided by the original mix, it will just be shunted through the only speakers available. So if you’re worried that by playing a 7.1 audio track through a 5.1 system you might “miss” something, worry not. You won’t. By having the ability to decode the extra two channels of information, however, provides even better spatial definition than traditional 5.1 – the caveat to that is that you really need a room big enough to generate the value.

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3D – Why You Shouldn’t Join The Bandwagon

fernbyfilms.com will remain 3D-free: Here’s why!   People attending any multiplex over the last 12 months or so would no doubt have encountered, if not attended, a film presented in 3D. In the age of BluRay, streaming video online and P2P file sharing, film studios are looking desperately to reclaim some of the market share lost to the (increasingly inaccurately named) home video market. So they’ve come up with a new face for an old gimmick, 3D. And according to viewing figures (if they’re to be believed), 3D films make…

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