Synopses & Reviews
Finally . . . a DVD book for everyone! Here's your personal handbook to DVD . . . the ultimate guide to enjoying every last bit of fun this exciting format has to offer
Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan have been reporting on DVD at The Digital Bits website since the format first appeared in 1997. And over the years, they've noticed that there are few places viewers can go to have the various aspects of DVD and home theatre explained, in simple language -- plain talk anyone can understand. So they've written The Digital Bits' Insider's Guide to DVD to fill this void. In it they:
* Take a comprehensive look at over 100 of the top DVDs of all time
* Explain DVD and all its features -- what it is and how it works
* Offer expert advice on how to put together a great home theatre at an affordable cost
* Explain the latest technology, such as DVD recorders and the new SACD and DVD-Audio high-resolution music formats
* Provide an eye-opening glimpse of the future of DVD -- which promises your favorite films in high-definition video
NOT FOR NEWBIES ONLY!
There's plenty here for long-time, experienced Bits readers too! Bill and Todd have included a comprehensive review of over 100 discs, in a whole variety of genres, that everyone should have in their private movie collection -- they even tell you what makes each one so great. You'll also get a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest releases of 2003: Twentieth Century Fox's nine-disc Alien Quadrilogy! The authors provide a revealing insider’s view of the making of this elaborate, special-edition box set.
The inside scoop on DVDs -- for less than the cost of a single disc!
This title builds the perfect DVD collection with the help of the industry's coolest website: The Digital Bits. The making of a classic DVD: go behind the scenes with Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet for the making of the new Alien Quadrilogy DVD box set. It is a top quality home theater made easy, and includes Digital Bits. "Top 100 DVD" list is organized by genre: Action, Classics, Chick Flicks, Music and more! It features the latest and coolest DVD technology: D-VHS, HD-DVD, and more.
This guide aims to provide everything a DVD enthusiast needs to build a perfect disc collection. It shows how to get a top quality DVD home theatre, in-depth profiles of the best DVDs ever made, and The Bit's "Top 100 DVDs".
About the Author
of Irvine, CA, is Editor of The Digital Bits and a Contributing Editor to Widescreen Review magazine.
Todd Doogan, of Atlanta, GA, is Review Editor of The Digital Bits. He writes regularly for Video Store, Computer Power User, and is also a film archivist for the Turner Broadcasting System.
The Digital Bits (www.thedigitalbits.com) is regarded by industry professionals as the leading source of reliable DVD information. The site is widely read within the major Hollywood studios and equipment manufacturers, and its readership includes hundreds of thousands of DVD consumers from around the world.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding DVD
Part II: Building a Home Theater Made Simple
Part III: Inside the Alien Quadrilogy
Part IV: The Best of DVD (Great Discs Reviewed Here!)
Part V: The Future of DVD