Wednesday, November 30, 2005

H.264 DVD players

Looks like the first wave of H.264 dvd players are coming out of Asia. Some of these are hybrid divx/h.264/dvd players. One is an h.264 PVR Recorder.
Thanks DVDGuy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Retro Thing: Fisher-Price PXL 2000 - Wickedly Lo-Fi Home Video

Our sister site Retro Thing has a nice post today about one of our favorite pieces of lost tech- the venerable PXL 2000.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

HD For Indies - Holographic discs in the works

From Mike's blog-
The holographic disk promises to retail for $100, and by 2010, it will have capacity of 1.6TB each. That's pretty inexpensive," said Ron Tarasoff, vice president of broadcast technology and engineering at Turner Entertainment. "Even this first version can store 300GB per disk, and it has 160MB/sec. data throughput rates. That's burning. Then combine it with random access, and it's the best of all worlds.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Scott Fisher: PXL THIS 15, 11/19

PXL THIS 15, the 15th annual film festival featuring the Fisher Price PXL 2000 toy video camera premieres Saturday, Nov 19, 2 different shows 7 & 9pm at Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave, Venice, 310-306-7330, free admission. For more info, please visit: and


Saturday, November 05, 2005

Vintage Television Equipment

Here's a great dirt-style page of vintage television equipment and cameras collected by Mr. Chuck Pharis. Some amazing looking old cameras in here & totally arcane equipment.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Cool Hunting: Nokia N92

Phone/Camera/TV/Laser gun?

Thursday, November 03, 2005

MPEG Streamclip 1.5

MPEG Streamclip 1.5 is now available. Converts Mpeg 1/2/4 files to QuickTime .mov's (incuding Apple's H.264). Muxes and demuxes mpeg and m2v. Since it uses Apple's H.264 it is considerably faster than Handbrake at encoding. This with MactheRipper is the best solution for archiving DVD's or converting them to play on iPods or in iTunes.
Thanks DVDGuy!