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Old 03-29-07, 03:41 PM
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HDDb - High Definition Database

Mods - Please let me know if I am breaking rules posting this here.

HDDb.net, a High Definition Database that tracks online reviews for both HD DVD and Blu-ray, has just been launched.

This site uses RSS feeds from HD review websites, and compiles all of the reviews on one site. You can see which site publishes each reviews first and even sort by popularity of reviews. The site is updated every two hours, so it is alway current and growing.

HDDb RSS feeds allow you to have access to a compiled list of all HD/BD reviews online through a single feed - rather than having to subscribe to each review sites individual feeds.

Nine leading review sites are currently in the Db (Including DVDTalk), and more are being added soon.

This site is truly the ultimate HD DVD & Blu-ray review resource, one worth visiting on a daily basis.

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Old 03-29-07, 03:45 PM
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Thats cool. I keep a list of all my HD discs on Excel so maybe I'll link the titles to this site.
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Nice site. Thanks
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Old 03-29-07, 03:54 PM
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Any plans to make it a bit more like Rotten Tomatoes or MetaCritic and give us a summarized overview of the reviews (instead of just the links)?

Nice site.
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Old 03-29-07, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Any plans to make it a bit more like Rotten Tomatoes or MetaCritic and give us a summarized overview of the reviews (instead of just the links)?

Nice site.
That would be tough since the site is driven by RSS feeds, but we are hoping to add consolidated ratings for each disc - an average review rating of all sites that have reviewed the disc.
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cool site, thanks for the link!
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Old 03-30-07, 07:14 AM
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Jeremy, when browsing HD DVD by title, a letter index at the top would be very helpful, instead of a number index at the bottom. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by bpatt
Jeremy, when browsing HD DVD by title, a letter index at the top would be very helpful, instead of a number index at the bottom. Thanks.
Good point... I will pass it on to my business partner who handles the coding.

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Jeremy, thanks for adding DVDTalk's review to the index. However, when using the "Browse by Site" option, it shows only 52 reviews from here. We have a lot more than that available.
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Old 03-30-07, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Jeremy, thanks for adding DVDTalk's review to the index. However, when using the "Browse by Site" option, it shows only 52 reviews from here. We have a lot more than that available.
Hey Josh,

HDDb only pulls in the titles in the RSS feeds, and since the DVDTalk feeds only have the most current 25 titles reviewed, that is all we got. Any chance to tweak the feeds (even for a short period) to include ALL HD and BD reviews on the site? If so, then we can populate HDDb with all of your reviews.

Please let me know if this is possible.

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Old 03-30-07, 06:34 PM
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Great resource! HDDb is going to make my future review searching so much easier. Thanks Jeremy!
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Originally Posted by jfrost
Please let me know if this is possible.
Just shot you an e-mail.
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Just shot you an e-mail.
Didn't get it... can you please re-send?

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Originally Posted by jfrost
Didn't get it... can you please re-send?
I'll just post it here.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/rss.p...D&showAll=true
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/rss.p...y&showAll=true
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Perfect... thanks. We will get these loaded either tonight or tomorrow.

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Old 04-01-07, 03:35 PM
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Josh & Adam, all DVDTalk reviews have now been added. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-07, 09:23 AM
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Great site. Lots of info!
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Old 04-19-07, 12:58 PM
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FYI - New reviews have been added to the Db for Closer BD, The Game HD, Smokin' Aces HD & The Jerk HD.

All can be found here:
http://www.hddb.net/

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Old 05-15-07, 02:54 PM
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More BIG HD/BD reviews have now been included over at HDDb...

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl:
http://www.hddb.net/reviews/1303

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest:
http://www.hddb.net/reviews/1304

The Ultimate Matrix Collection:
http://www.hddb.net/reviews/1300

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Does this have entries for every released disc or just those that have reviews?
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Just the ones with reviews, but they really need to remove DigitalAudioVideo from their listings. What an absolute waste of a site, and their 'reviews' are so generic and undetailed that I question whether or not they actually have the discs they're claiming to review.
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Just the ones with reviews, but they really need to remove DigitalAudioVideo from their listings. What an absolute waste of a site, and their 'reviews' are so generic and undetailed that I question whether or not they actually have the discs they're claiming to review.
We are considering it... there reviews are quite a mess. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Originally Posted by jfrost
The Ultimate Matrix Collection:
http://www.hddb.net/reviews/1300

Enjoy!
My god, for such a huge set, that's the shortest review I ever read. Only two paragraphs on the HD DVD to boot.
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lol... that's an awesome review. Made my head hurt a bit.


Isn't this a 5-disc set? Aren't there piles of extras?


I haven't even SEEN the last two films in the series, nor have I seen the HD DVD, and I could have written that review. First film is a big hit, last two suck. Looks good sounds good. Done.
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