After numerous street date delays, A/V guru Joe Kane's highly-anticipated HD DVD version of 'Digital Video Essentials' is finally set to hit stores on April 24.
The first-ever next-gen version of Kane's seminal collection of home theater test patterns and calibration tools, this HD DVD edition of 'Essentials' has suffered the most extensive set of postponements of any next-gen title yet released.
Originally given a street date of November 14, the disc was pushed back to December 5, only to be reshuffled several more times, with the most recently announced date of March 27 bumped yet again only days before its scheduled release.
But now, amid much anticipation from high-end early adopters, the disc's most recently announced April 24 street date seems to be the real deal, with retailers reporting that they've received their copies in stock.
Despite the delays, the disc's specs, features and $34.95 list price have remain unchanged.
Currently, no Blu-ray version of 'Digital Video Essentials' has yet to be announced.
You can find full specs for 'Digital Video Essentials: HD DVD' in our HD DVD Release Schedule, under April 24. We also plan to have a full review of the highly antcipated reference disc in the coming days, so watch this space!
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- Digital Video Essentials (HD DVD)