Posted Sun Feb 4, 2007 at 02:07 PM PST by
After a series of last-minute street date delays, A/V guru Joe Kane's highly-anticipated HD DVD version of 'Digital Video Essentials' finally has a new street date... at least for now.
This first-ever next-gen version of Kane's seminal collection of home theater test patterns and calibration tools, the HD DVD edition of 'Essentials' was originally given a street date of November 14. It was then pushed back to December 5 only a few weeks before its release. Shortly after that, it was bumped yet again, with no new date in sight.
Now, amid much anticipation from high-end early adopters, the HD DVD 'Essentials' is at last back on the release schedule for February 27. Specs, features and the $34.95 list price remain unchanged. (A Blu-ray version has yet to be announced.)
Though such production delays are always frustrating, we have to admire Kane's long-standing dedication to perfection -- the standard-def DVD version of 'Essentials' was reportedly delayed for over a year. We're already barricading ourselves against further disappointment by working a bit of voodoo finger-crossing here at High-Def Digest to prevent any further postponements. Let's hope it works...
You can find full specs for 'Digital Video Essentials: HD DVD' in our HD DVD Release Schedule under Feb 27.
See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.