Archive for December, 2008

Blockbuster On Demand – just the ticket

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Blockbuster On Demand: Coming soon to a DVD and Blu-Ray player Near You … (perhaps!)

DVD rental outlet Blockbuster are apparently keen on launching an on demand service, which will see those who purchase specific DVD and Blu-Ray machines able to download movies to rent on demand, rather than delivering direct to the door.

Whilst not too dissimilar to existing download to rent and download to own services, from a technical perspective, the service more or less follows the model of services such as Virgin Media’s Virgin On Demand service, and IPTV elements of BT’s digital TV platform BT Vision.


Win a Nokia N96 with Mobile Phones!

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Mobile phone comparison site Mobile Phones are giving away a 16GB version of the new Nokia N96 FREE to all entrants who submit a review of their current handset.

The Nokia N96 is a powerful smartphone which comes with a powerful 5 Megapixel camera with autofocus and a dual LED flash,  as well as an MP3 player complete with customisable equaliser options, a video player and mobile internet connectivity options (3G and Wi-Fi).

OK, so you can’t watch DVDs on it, but you can record near-DVD quality footage on the 5 Megapixel camera (30fps at VGA resolution) and then watch it on your screen thanks to the TV-Out function which comes included, allowing you to create shaky Blair Witch style handicam horror masterpieces in the comfort of your own home.

To enter, all you need to do is submit a review to the Mobile Phones site; click here for a chance to win a Nokia N96, and to review the official terms and conditions. The competition begins today, and will be active until midnight of Monday the 15th of December 2008.