Monthly Archives: November 2013

Microsoft Xbox One Can’t Play Recordable Blu-ray (BD-R) Due To DRM

Microsoft Xbox One

Last week, we reported a frame rate mismatch issue with the Xbox One’s TV integration feature in the UK and other 50Hz regions, which leads to judder when trying to watch television broadcast through the console’s HDMI input. To investigate this problem, as well as assess the media playback competency of the Microsoft Xbox One, we got our hands on ... Read More »

Sony Begins Issuing HDMI 2.0 Firmware Update For Bravia X9 4K TV

Sony X9 4K Ultra HD TV

Sony has begun rolling out a key firmware update for its Bravia X9 series of ultra high-definition (UHD) televisions in its native country of Japan. This brings HDMI 2.0 support to its 4K TVs for the first time, in line with the upgrade roadmap that was outlined by the company at IFA 2013 back in September. The firmware update was ... Read More »

Sony PS4 A Sure Bet To Outsell Xbox One This Xmas: Bookmaker

Sony PlayStation 4

According to British bookmaker Paddy Power, the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) is going to be the bestselling console this Christmas holiday season, outpacing sales of Microsoft’s competing Xbox One. The Xmas console war is definitely heating up, and it’s sort of ironic because Christmas is a time when people come together and set aside their differences. However, technology giants Microsoft ... Read More »