Home Theater

How to convert VHS to DVD, Blu Ray, or digital files

There's no reason you should have to lose those precious home videos just because VHS is a dying format. Check out our guide on how to convert VHS to DVD to save the memories.
Home Theater

Jurassic World on track to trample Furious 7's home entertainment record

Jurassic World is in the process of ripping still more records away from fellow Universal film Furious 7. After a huge first week after its home entertainment release, the dinosaur action flick is set be the best selling Blu-ray and DVD…
Home Theater

No Netflix for Quentin Tarantino: The filmmaker prefers DVD, VHS formats

Believe it or not, Quentin Tarantino still tapes movies off TV. The filmmaker reveals in a new book by Tom Roston that he favors the DVD and VHS formats over streaming and doesn't use Netflix.
Home Theater

Say goodbye to mail-order CD service Columbia House

The CD and DVD mail-order company, which once brought home as much as $1.4 billion a year, has gone bankrupt. The precursor to modern streaming music services, Columbia House fell to the age of iTunes, Spotify and Netflix.
Home Theater

How to rip a DVD or Blu-ray movie

Learn how to burn and rip DVD and Blu-Ray movies to your hard drive or media server to enjoy your movies without ever leaving the couch.
Movies & TV

The Interview heading to North Korea this week – via balloon

It hasn't even hit theaters outside of the U.S. yet but The Interview is all set to land in North Korea this week, via a balloon drop. The action to send across DVDs of the controversial movie is being taken by opponents of the country's…
Home Theater

How to fix a scratched DVD or CD

A scratched edition of 'Hitch' is no good — especially when it comes time for your big date night. Check out our guide on how to fix a scratched disc, whether you prefer to repair it yourself using a smattering of peanut butter or Mr…

How to convert AVI to DVD

So you've got a movie in AVI format, but you want to put it on a disc so you can watch it through your DVD player. In this article, we offer up a dead simple tutorial on how to convert AVI to DVD – no matter what operating system you're…
Home Theater

Sceptre’s Easter egg-colored 32-inch TVs now sport an on board DVD player

It's not quite "revolutionary" in our book, but Sceptre's addition of DVD functionality to its Color Series line of 32-inch HDTVs may be welcome news to parents of small children and anyone else that can find a use for a brightly colored…

How to convert DVDs to MP4 files in Windows or Mac OS X

Check out our guide on how to convert DVD files to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.
Cool Tech

Don’t throw away your old DVDs! They could help diagnose HIV

In the age of digital downloading and streaming media, the DVD format may not be as dead as you might think - Although its purpose may end up changing entirely in order to survive. Can you imagine if a DVD could test for disease?

Discs are dying! How to live without a CD or DVD drive in your laptop

The optical drive is an endangered species. Digital has proven itself quicker and more convenient for most; but some users remain skeptical. In truth, ditching the disc is not difficult, though that doesn't make it the right choice for…