Home Box Office announced that beginning September 1, 2008, the Cinemax main channel will become the first and only 24 hour, seven day a week True HD (1080i) premium channel. In addition to Cinemax’s extensive library of hit movies and award-winning documentaries, 100% of the service’s on-air promos and short-form programming will be in True HD.
After seven seasons of laughs, ABC's "Scrubs" is finally getting the boost to HD. It is very surprising that this move did not occur two seasons ago, however, better late than never. The new season will begin in midseason, and speculation has Scrubs' eighth season being the last.
With all the video downloading services out on the Internet today it is easy for consumers to get confused on exactly what quality video they are watching. Video codecs, vide bitrates, streaming, buffering, etc, etc, gives too many people headaches. Mark Cuban lends his wisdom as to what is really going on with Internet video and its impact on what is real HD video.
Deny it all you want, but Hannah Montana is a huge phenomenon in today's pop culture. In a rare occurence, the Miley Cyrus concert, Best of Both Worlds, will be hitting broadcast television before the release of the DVD or Blu-ray. The concert will air on the Disney channel (no word on whether it will air on th Disney HD channel) on July 26th, nearly a full three weeks before it's DVD release. Starz has also announced that it will air the concert in both standard def and HD and hour later.