Digital Bits Insider's Guide To Dvd

Digital Bits Insider's Guide To Dvd

by Bill Hunt, Todd Doogan
     
 
The Top DVDs of All Time!

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

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The Top DVDs of All Time!

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.

Here's everything you need to know about DVDs --for less than the cost of a single disc!

Editorial Reviews

THE INSIDERS' 'INSIDER'S GUIDE TO DVD'

The DVD celebrates its seventh birthday this month.

What better way to get the inside scoop about the format than from folks who have been there since the beginning, Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan? The editors of the Web site the Digital Bits, which started as an online newsletter in April 1997, have moved to hard copy with their 426-page book, "The Digital Bits: Insider's Guide to DVD". Using the same breezy banter that has made their site a popular DVD oasis on the Net, Hunt and Doogan comprehensively explore:

DVD basics:
Find out how the format works, what special features do and why widescreen is better.

Home theater:
Learn how to build an audio-video system that will make the most of your budget.

The "Alien Quadrilogy":
Go inside the making of the massive nine disc set of the "Alien" films with a 44-page blow-by-blow account of its creation.

Essential releases:
Drool over reviews of more than 100 must-have DVDs, including the extended "The Fellowship of the Ring," the three-disc "Toy Story" set and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

The future:
Get a sneak peek at what lies ahead. "The whole goal was to provide a comprehensive resource for newcomers and also to provide something for longtime DVD viewers," Hunt told me recently. Mission accomplished.
—Randy Salas

Minneapolis Star Tribune
THE INSIDERS' 'INSIDER'S GUIDE TO DVD'

The DVD celebrates its seventh birthday this month.

What better way to get the inside scoop about the format than from folks who have been there since the beginning, Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan? The editors of the Web site the Digital Bits, which started as an online newsletter in April 1997, have moved to hard copy with their 426-page book, "The Digital Bits: Insider's Guide to DVD". Using the same breezy banter that has made their site a popular DVD oasis on the Net, Hunt and Doogan comprehensively explore:

DVD basics:
Find out how the format works, what special features do and why widescreen is better.

Home theater:
Learn how to build an audio-video system that will make the most of your budget.

The "Alien Quadrilogy":
Go inside the making of the massive nine disc set of the "Alien" films with a 44-page blow-by-blow account of its creation.

Essential releases:
Drool over reviews of more than 100 must-have DVDs, including the extended "The Fellowship of the Ring," the three-disc "Toy Story" set and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

The future:
Get a sneak peek at what lies ahead. "The whole goal was to provide a comprehensive resource for newcomers and also to provide something for longtime DVD viewers," Hunt told me recently. Mission accomplished.
—Randy Salas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071418522
Publisher:
T A B Books
Publication date:
09/26/2003
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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