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Blu-Ray is going on tour with the Dark Knight - Blu-Ray is going on tour with the Dark Knight
Thu, November 27 2008 | 5:42PM | PermaLink Feedback? To help introduce the new Blu-Ray disc format (it's set to replace standard DVDs), Warner and Sony are teaming up for a Canadian mall tour to demonstrate Blu-ray DVD picture and sound quality first hand. They've left the flow charts and dull statistics at home though, and instead will be showcasing the differences between standard definition DVD movies and high definition Blu-ray content, with the new Batman flick - Dark Knight.

The mall tour will be stopping off in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Montréal from November 20th to December 21st, so if you're lucky you'll catch an eyeful of HD Blu-Ray Dark Knight magic before the movie is officially even released.

Why are we mentioning this? Well, with the right HDMI-enabled motherboard (I'd suggest this, this or that) and an inexpensive Blu-Ray DVD drive like the ASUS BC-1205PT burner, you can build a Home Theatre PC for a lot less than stand alone Blu-Ray player + stereo system costs. Actually, with just the ASUS BC-1205PT burner and a DVI-to-HDMI adaptor you can retrofit an existing PC system's videocard DVI output to an HDMI signal (or component output if the VGA supports it), though the audio stream might be a little tricky as only recent Radeon graphics cards are capable of combining both... anyway, stay tuned for PCSTATS full review of the $150-buck ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-Ray burner.

Catch the full PR on theWarner Brothers tour here.

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