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Netflix: Blu-ray Adoption ‘Remarkably Strong’   9 Dec, 2008

Barry McCarthy, CFO of online DVD rental pioneer Netflix, told an investor group Dec. 9 subscriber...More>>

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Research: Blu-ray Players Sold Well on Black Friday   9 Dec, 2008

Blu-ray Disc enjoyed a remarkable week after Thanksgiving, selling 147,000 standalone players, for...More>>

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‘Batman’ Could Save the Day   10 Dec, 2008

In a season of hit-or-miss theatrical blockbusters, where some of the misses have been by as much...More>>

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Indie Distributor North American Motion Pictures Launches With BD Offer   10 Dec, 2008

North American Motion Pictures, founded by Barry Barnholtz of Barnholtz Entertainment, will release...More>>

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‘Dark Knight’ Retail Exclusives? Flip a Coin   10 Dec, 2008

Retailers' lineup of home video exclusives for the No. 1 movie of the year, Warner Home Video’s...More>>

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Book Aims to Demystify Blu-ray    11 Dec, 2008

<i>Blu-ray Disc Demystified</i> is an exhaustive tome covering every bit rate and audio codec of...More>>

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Best Buy Offers Free Blu-ray Player with BD, Cable Purchases   15 Dec, 2008

Seeking to stir the pot heading into the home stretch of the winter holiday retail season, Best Buy...More>>

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Analyst: Blu-ray Infringes Upon DVD Sales   15 Dec, 2008

The move by studios and consumer electronics manufacturers to push Blu-ray players and movies onto...More>>

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Profits Down and Layoffs for Best Buy, Despite Blu-ray Sales Growth   16 Dec, 2008

Despite double-digit sales increases of Blu-ray players, Best Buy's profits fell fell 77% for the...More>>

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Comcast: 33% of HDTV Owners Don’t Watch HD   16 Dec, 2008

Seeking to generate incremental revenue from high-definition content, Comcast Corp. said that...More>>

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Dark Knight Shatters Retail Records   17 Dec, 2008

Warner Home Video’s <i>The Dark Knight</i> destroyed the all-time Blu-ray Disc and 2008 standard...More>>

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Report: Poor Economy Will Hit Hard at 2009 Euro DVD, BD Sales   17 Dec, 2008

The United Kingdom will be hard hit in 2009 when it comes to a drop in DVD sales, and Europe on the...More>>

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LCD HDTVs See Sales Drop    18 Dec, 2008

Since 2000, LCD HDTV manufacturers have enjoyed year over year sales growth. According to research...More>>

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Last-Minute Shopping Is the Norm   19 Dec, 2008

One in three consumers seeking consumer electronics according to PriceGrabber’s Consumer...More>>

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Target Offers $149 BD Player   19 Dec, 2008

Target will sell the Olevia BD-100 player for $149 for a limited time starting Dec. 21.More>>

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Roku Says Netflix Box Can Offer HD Streams   22 Dec, 2008

Roku, manufacturer of Netflix’s proprietary $99 digital set-top box, said it has developed...More>>

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British Video Association Says Euro BD Sales are Strong   22 Dec, 2008

Blu-ray Disc and player sales in Europe are surprisingly strong, despite worldwide financial gloom,...More>>

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CDSA: Blu-ray Will Help Packaged-Media Business Stay Strong   23 Dec, 2008

NEW YORK — Despite some recent high-profile media criticism, reports of the death of the Blu-ray...More>>

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Report: Blu-ray Player Prices Up 10% Since Black Friday   23 Dec, 2008

Following widely publicized discounts of Blu-ray players last month on Black Friday, prices have...More>>

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'Mamma Mia' Sings Atop Chart   24 Dec, 2008

'Mamma Mia!' bowed at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and earns the...More>>

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