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Home Media Magazine offers expanded coverage of the high-definition Blu-ray Disc format, the next generation in packaged media.


How to Train Your Dragon


Analyst: ‘Alice’ Really a ‘Dragon’ Slayer

March 29, 2010

While the DreamWorks Animation 3D release How to Train Your Dragon easily won the weekend box office with $43.3 million, it failed to match some industry projections due in large part to the clout of ongoing 3D juggernaut Alice in Wonderland, an analyst said.


Beauty and the Beast


Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Diamond Edition Due on Blu-ray Oct. 5

March 29, 2010

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment March 29 said it would release animation classic Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray Disc plus DVD combo for the first time Oct. 5.



DirecTV to Bow 3D Channels in June

March 29, 2010

Satellite operator DirecTV March 29 said it would launch three 3D channels in June, including ESPN 3D, the industry’s first 3D sports television network.


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3D HDTV: Getting From Fad to Fabulous

March 26, 2010

While the 3D HDTV industry is getting jolts of positive press and a nice heap of consumer interest, not everyone is convinced that 3D HDTVs will be a hit right away.



Amazon Sells $59.99 Blu-ray Disc Player

March 24, 2010

Black Friday pricing emerged eight months ahead of schedule with Amazon offering a Sylvania Blu-ray Disc player (#NB530SLX) for $59.99 — heretofore the lowest advertised price for a new (not refurbished) Blu-ray player on the market.



Cablevision to Broadcast NHL Hockey Game in 3D

March 24, 2010

Cablevision Systems Corp. March 24 will broadcast tonight’s NHL hockey match between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden in 3D, the first U.S. network sports telecast in the once gimmicky format.



Wal-Mart to Carry 3D TVs in Select Stores

March 23, 2010

Movies and television programming available in the home in 3D took another step toward mainstream after a Wal-Mart spokesperson confirmed March 23 that the retail behemoth would begin selling 3D compatible televisions some time this year.



Report: LCD TVs to Exceed 180 Million Units in 2010

March 23, 2010

Expansion into 3D movies, LED backlights and slightly lower pricing (on non-3D models) will contribute to unit shipments of 180 million LCD televisions in 2010, up 24% from 2009, according to a new report.



Report: China TV Sales to Overcome Slow Start

March 22, 2010

Sales of high-definition flat-panel televisions in China are expected to increase 11% in 2010 despite disappointing New Year sales that fell 15% to 20% below projections, according to a new report.



Downey Jr. to Join Live ‘Holmes’ BD Screening

March 19, 2010

April 1 Robert Downey Jr. will join Blu-ray Disc owners of Sherlock Holmes for a community screening with live audio, the third time Warner Home Video has hosted such an event.






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