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High-Def Digest-Digest: August 3rd, 2012
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The cheapest way to get into Google TV is on its way. Vizio gives you Google TV in a set-top at just $99.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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