High-Def Digest-Digest: August 3rd, 2012

Posted Fri Aug 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

by Dick Ward

July was a big month for gear and gaming, but Blu-ray announcements were what really drove the news. From 'Lawrence of Arabia' to 'Killer Klowns from Outer Space,' there is a variety of very cool stuff on the way.

Blu-ray News

'The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection' Trailer Released

One of the biggest Blu-ray releases this year is the 'Indiana Jones' box set, which is going to offer special features, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound and, of course, 1080p video. The recently released trailer tells you a little bit more.

'Lawrence of Arabia: 50th Anniversary Edition' Blu-ray Announced and Pre-orders Live!

The Oscar winning epic film is finally hitting Blu-ray, just in time for its 50th anniversary. You'll be able to pick up this fully remastered release on November 13th.

Yamaha Releases a Pair of New Blu-ray Players

The $329 BD-S673 from the $229 BD-S473 give you plenty of features, but only the 673 has 3D, Wi-Fi and DACs for improved audio.

Gear News

Vizio’s $99 Google TV Box is Now Available for Pre-order

The cheapest way to get into Google TV is on its way. Vizio gives you Google TV in a set-top at just $99.

Google Kicks off Fiber Service at $120 for Gigabit Internet and TV

The service doesn't quite have all the channels people will be looking for, but gigabit internet may be enough of a sway for interested folks.

The 75-Inch Samsung ES9000 is Coming to America

Samsung's massive new TV is hitting the US this month at a price of $9,999. That's around $8,000 cheaper than the Korean price.

Game News

‘World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria’ Due Out September 25th

The countdown has begun for the latest addition to Blizzard's 'World of Warcraft.' Three different versions of the game are now available to preorder.

'Borderlands 2' Takes 58 Hours to Complete a Single Playthrough

According to a guide writer, you're looking at around 60 hours for a playthrough with a single character. "What we like to think about it is, Borderlands is a hobby," says Gearbox VP Steve Gibson.

Kojima Will Reveal 'Metal Gear Solid 5' Engine in August

The suspicion, and the hope, is that showing off the engine also means we'll be getting to see the game. We'll have to wait until August 30th to find out.

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