Entries for the ‘Site Features’ Category

Site Move Completed

Posted in Site News on November 28th, 2016 by Dave

The site move is complete and things seem to be responding ok. It is possible that the DNS has not fully propogated so until it does it is not clear which site one is seeing.

The move has broken some pages but I think that most of the commonly used features are working and it doesn’t seem too slow.

Feel free to let me know of issues you see at dave@blu-raystats.com if they aren’t fixed by the end of the week.

Happy Thanksgiving and a Site Move

Posted in Site News on November 24th, 2016 by Dave

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to those readers celebrating today.

I am planning to move the site to a less expensive hosting solution this long weekend, so don’t be surprised if there are occasional outages.

The site has become somewhat of a burden financially and time-wise for me – moving the site will alleviate one of those issues.

On the downside it may run a bit slower though I am hoping that coding improvements could help with some of that.

In any case I will endeavor to keep the site updated through to the end of the year at least, at which time I will need to evaluate if I should continue with that, or if I should just archive the database and call it a day.

I am hoping that if I can automate more of the data mining for new releases, it won’t be so much of a weekly time sink.

Site Maintenance

Posted in Blu-ray Stats Features on November 28th, 2014 by Dave

I expect to have some maintenance done on the server soon so there may be outages over the next 24-48 hours.

Forum and MyBlu-rayStats Issues Resolved

Posted in Site News on September 27th, 2014 by Dave

Just a quick update on the site regarding the Forum and not being able to login.

I ran an update today that appears to have resolved the issue with the login on the Forum.

As a result, you should again be able to use the Forum login to access you My Blu-rayStats features.

Sorry for the inconvenience – issues like this can be time consuming to resolve and the reality for me right now is that I don’t have as much time for the site as it warrants.

In any case, please let me know if you are still having troubles with the site login.

Batman: The Complete TV Series to be Released on Blu-ray Disc November 11th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Blu-ray Stats Features, Warner on July 27th, 2014 by Dave

Batman: The Complete TV Series

Be sure to watch for the upcoming Warner Home Video Blu-ray release Batman: The Complete TV Series – on Blu-ray Disc November 11th, 2014.

This well known 1960s live action television series is based on the DC comic book characters, and has been a fan favourite for almost 50 years.

The show aired twice weekly on the ABC network for three seasons between January 1966 and March 1968, with a total of 120 episodes produced during its run.

The cast includes Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, along with Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake and Yvonne Craig.

BatmanTheCompleteTVSeries2The show currently has an IMDb score of 7.4/10.

Planned technical features for the disc are not available yet, though I think it is safe to assume a 1080p video encode presented at 1.33:1.

A number of new featurettes and a nice range of collectibles including a toy Batmobile are included in the limited edition package.

The retail price is $269.97, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $189.99, saving 30%!

Alternatively you can add it to your Blu-rayStats Wishlist.

Extras:

  • All 120 Original Broadcast Episodes Fully Remastered in HD
  • Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West
  • Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought after collectibles through the eyes of 3 extraordinary collectors
  • Batmania Born! – Building the World of Batman – Explore the art and design behind the fiction.
  • Bats of the Round Table – A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat ’66.
  • Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) – A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes
  • Na Na Na Batman! — Hollywood favorites stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories
  • Highly Collectible Premiums:
  • Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile The Adam West Scrapbook 44 Vintage Trading Cards

Synopsis:

TV’s iconic Dynamic Duo has been captured, along with a legion of abominable archenemies in a POW-erful numbered limited-edition collection. Featuring ALL 120 original broadcast episodes, ever popular guest stars like Julie Newmar and Cesar Romero, The Adam West Scrapbook, complete episode guide — and exploding with over 3 hours of all new extras — you can bring home all the crime fighting action that won generations of fans!

Stay Tuned for Blu-ray Disc News from CES 2012!

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Commentary, Site News, Studios, Technology on January 8th, 2012 by Dave

As for previous years, once again I am happy and proud to represent Blu-rayStats.com at the 2012 CES show in Las Vegas Nevada.

I am already in town for the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and am looking forward to seeing all of the new goodies.

While my focus is on Blu-ray products, I will also be checking out related media and display products.

I will be hitting the booths for all of the major companies and have a meeting scheduled with the Blu-ray Disc Association to discuss the latest news in Blu-ray.

Be sure and Like our page on Facebook to see a majority of the pictures and news, updated from my mobile.

If you do, you will also have a chance at winning Super 8 or The Art of Flight on Blu-ray, courtesy of Dolby!

Exhibit space at CES covers 1.7 million net square feet of space, and they say that a person walking the carpeted aisles of the CES show floor would walk almost
15 miles!

Here’s hoping some of that pays off, though the food here in Las Vegas means that CES could never be considered a weight loss program…

WordPress Update In Progress

Posted in Site Features on May 28th, 2011 by Dave

I will be doing a WordPress update this weekend.

Hopefully it will not be too painful.

Sorry if things start to look messed up…

Update: Almost done with the upgrades!

Update2: It looks like we are mostly back!

New Twitter Feature for Blu-ray Bargains and Facebook Page

Posted in Amazon Bargains, Blu-ray Stats Features on November 4th, 2010 by Dave

bigpie.pngSomething I have noticed recently is that the Blu-ray bargains at Amazon come and go rapidly and with my busy schedule I am finding it harder to highlight bargains in a timely fashion.

Since the site can somewhat automagically track things for me, I have added a feature where every hour on the hour the site will Tweet a new Amazon bargain.

This tweet will go out on our Twitter Feed here.

I don’t want to be spammy so let me know if you think this is too often – or let me know if you would prefer to see more!

All in all I am hoping that this will be a useful feature and make the site more useful as a whole.

Speaking of Social Networking, we also have updates going out on Facebook now – avid Facebook users can find our page here.

The Giant Blu-ray Stats Page Gets Pagination

Posted in Site News on October 24th, 2010 by Dave

studio3dpie.jpgSomething that I have been meaning to do for quite some time is to add pagination to the Statistics Page.

While I wanted to wait until the new database version was online, today I felt that it was just too overdue and so when you go to the Stats Page now you will see the new pagination, where you will only see 50 entries, though the stats at the bottom still cover the complete range of your filter selection.

You will also see new links at the bottom which allows you to skip to the next page or the first or last page of the filter selection.

Clicking on one of these links will show the ‘controls’ in the link, and if you want you can change them directly there.

Changing the pSize variable will change the number of entries shown on the page, and any tweaking of these should be carried over when you filter further.

In any case, have fun with the new page and feel free to comment here if you see anything bad or have anything to say about the new format.

If all goes well I will add this feature to the other statistics pages as well.

Sony Style Discounts 3D HDTVs, Bundles 3D Blu-ray Players

Posted in 3D, Site News, Sony Style on October 11th, 2010 by Dave

sony3dbundle.jpgI am excited to say that here at Blu-rayStats.com we have ordered a 3D HDTV and Blu-ray 3D player and will be able to review Blu-ray 3D titles soon.

Sony Style is running some promotions to help consumers get into the latest 3D technology.

If you are looking to get a bundle, you can get a TV, extra glasses and a copy of Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray 3D with the 3D HDTV.

Save up to $999 on Sony BRAVIA® 3D HDTV bundles, with installation also included.

If you need a Blu-ray 3D player as well, you can save even more.

Save up to $1149 with select Sony HX800 3D HDTVs plus a free Blu-ray player and 3D starter kit, and again, installation is included.

You can also save up to $799 on Sony BRAVIA® LX900 3D HDTV bundles with 2 movies, 4 pairs of glasses, and free installation.

If you just need the TV, you can save on Sony BRAVIA NX TV’s – up to $600 on Sony Dynamic Edge LED backlit 3D HDTVs with Motionflow PRO 240Hz.

All promotions run until the end of October 2010.