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Cyberlink PowerDVD 14 review: Media playback app has what you need -- almost

PowerDVD 14 has no peer in playing Blu-ray and video, but it's still a tad shy of Cyberlink's espoused goal of making it the only media player you need. There are also some bugs.

Microsoft's Xbox One won't play 3D Blu-ray movies

But nobody cares about 3D movies anyway.

Watch and rip Blu-ray movies on your Mac

If you like the quality and features of Blu-ray, and want to be able to watch discs on your Mac or convert them to other formats for viewing on other computers, all you need is a bit of hardware and software to make it all possible.

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Man of Steel soundtrack gets in your head with surround sound

A new audio technology recreates the multi-speaker surround sound of the movie theater in the left and right speakers of any old headphones.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 review: Call it a full-figured micro PC

This well-rounded and affordable mini-PC is larger than the smallest competition, but sports optical-drive options and better thermals.

The secret to buying a good HDMI cable: They're all good

Sean asked me what he should know before buying HDMI cables

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Blu-ray looks ahead to 4K

Seven years after the Blu-ray Disc Association announced the spec for the format, budget players are available and disc sales are strong. The introduction of HDTVs that support a 4K resolution presents Blu-ray fans and promoters with their next challenge.

4K TV faces a long road to the mainstream (video)

Jason Snell walked the CES show floor looking at 4K TVs. He saw a clear picture, but not a clear path forward for the format.

Where can I rent 3D Blu-rays?

Douglas Kelner has a 3D HDTV and 3D Blu-ray player. He doesn't like buying discs, and wants to know where he can rent 3D movies.

The best way to watch Netflix

Darryl asked if he could stream video from Netflix (and presumably other services) through his laptop, and then wirelessly to his HDTV.