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AirBed and Breakfast Replaces Costly Hotels

You finally cleaned out that spare room that housed all the junk and sold it on eBay. What to do with the space now? List it for free on AirBed and Breakfast. Then when some weary traveler needs a room for the night you can make a bit of cash. The site lists over 600 cities in 68 countries. Whoever rents the room pays the site a surcharge so everybody is happy. We only had one problem with the concept. Do they screen renters or rentees? No matter. It is worth taking a peek for their video alone.


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Movie Rentals Coming to iTunes

20th Century FoxIndustry insiders are reporting that a deal has been struck between and .  This agreement would allow iTunes users to now rent movies from the online service.  The films from the Fox catalogue would only be available for only a limited time.

Although no price has yet been set, the rentals should come cheaper than the movies for purchase.  More details on this service are expected to be announced at the January Macworld conference.

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TV on DVD: November 13, 2007

Miami ViceHere are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday.  There are several complete collections now available just in time for the holiday season.

  • Gilmore Girls (Season 7)
  • Gilmore Girls (Complete Series)
  • The Littles (Complete Series)
  • Melrose Place (Season 3)
  • Miami Vice (Complete Series)
  • Northern Exposure (Complete Series)
  • Perry Mason (Season 2)


TV on DVD: October 23, 2007

Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday:


  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (Volume 1)
  • American Gangster (Season 1)
  • Veronica Mars (Season 3)
  • The L Word (Season 4)
  • NCIS (Season 4)
  • The Sopranos (Season 6, Part 2)
  • Tales from the Crypt (Season 7)
  • Mind of Mencia (Season 9)

Click here to see the latest releases on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.

TV on DVD: October 16, 2007

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, Reality, ABC, Cable, FOX, NBC, Medium, DVD,

Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves today:


  • Absolutely Fabulous (White Box)
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Season 1)
  • Medium (Season 3)
  • Deadliest Catch (Season 2)
  • Ironside (Season 2)
  • That 70’s Show (Season 7)
  • Roseanne (Season 9)

Click here to see the new titles released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.

This Week on DVD:  September 11, 2007

Away From Her

Here are a few of the new titles you can find on the rental shelves this Tuesday:

  • Away From Her:  starring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent & Olympia Dukakis
  • Even Money:  starring Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta & Forest Whitaker
  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee:  starring Adam Beach, Aidan Quinn & August Schellenberg
  • Face/Off (Special Collector’s Edition):  starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage & Joan Allen
  • The Graduate (40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition):  starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft & Katharine Ross

NOTE:  Click here to see the TV-On-DVD options for this week.

Good News For HD DVD Owners

ParamountAlthough Blockbuster recently announced they were leaning toward Blu-ray rentals (citing customer preferences), owners finally have a win in their corner.

had been noted for having a wider movie catalogue due to their exclusive partnerships with several movie studios.  Now Studios (with Animation) has decided that they will go strictly HD DVD from this point forward.  This announcement may finally help ignite an actual competition between the two formats.

The August 28th release of Blades of Glory will signal the first movie under the new Paramount/HD DVD partnership.

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Rumor: Blockbuster To Start Renting DS Games

Posted by Michael Cardiff Categories: Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Rumors,

Blockbuster LogoGiven that the little-two-screened-handheld that could has been topping the sales charts these days, I don’t see why Blockbuster hadn’t thought of this earlier… if current rumors prove true, then the video-rental mega-chain will start renting DS games in the near future. The rental price is rumored to be $4.99 for a week, which isn’t a terrible deal compared with services like Gamefly. Of course, if their DS selection ends up being anything like what I’ve seen for their other console selections, Blockbuster might not be your best bet for getting the latest, hottest games.

Blockbuster stopped renting GBA carts years ago, due to problems with renters removing the chips inside the cartridges and replacing them with less desirable games. However, this seems like something that should be easy enough to test these days (and charge to the credit card of the offender!).

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Movies, Television Episodes Now Available Via Xbox Live Marketplace

Xbox Live Downloads

Today, on the one year anniversary of the Xbox 360, Microsoft has announced the first batch of television and movie titles along with pricing for their video download service. Gamers with either an Xbox Live Silver or Gold account will be able to download video content in either HD or SD formats; those that choose the HD formats will also be able to download the SD format at no charge. Microsoft’s pricing has also been set at the following levels:

Content TypeHigh DefStandard
Television Shows240 Points ($3)160 Points ($2)
New Release Movies480 Points ($6)320 Points ($4)
Classic Movies360 Points ($4.50)240 Points ($3)

Right now, the selection seems kind of sparse, and a single high definition movie download will take up well over 1/3 of the available space on a stock 20 GB hard drive. Television episode download prices seem in line with iPod download pricing, with a premium for high definition content, but it doesn’t appear that subscription options will be available. Movie download “rental” pricing seems high, particularly compared to mail-delivery based services like Netflix. Having DRM restrictions on the “rental” doesn’t help a lot either.

The full press release continues below.

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