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Best Buy ‘Geek Squad’ Offers Super Bowl Service Deals

January 20, 2010

Best Buy Co. Jan. 20 said its Geek Squad is offering consultation, television set-up and wireless networking starting from $99.99 in time for the Super Bowl Feb. 7.


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PS3 Motion Controller Coming in Fall

January 20, 2010

Sony Computer Entertainment announced Jan. 20 that its motion controller — which, combined with the PlayStation Eye camera, can detect a player’s movements to control a game — will launch in the third quarter of this year.



Coinstar Names New CFO

January 20, 2010

Redbox parent Coinstar has named J. Scott Di Valerio its new CFO, effective March 2.


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Universal Bows 'Vault Series' On Demand DVDs

January 20, 2010

Universal Studios Home Entertainment Jan. 20 said it would make available for the first time on DVD a series rare catalog titles spanning six decades that consumers can order online through Amazon’s CreateSpace on-demand service.



NCR to Deploy Blockbuster Express Kiosks in Texas

January 19, 2010

NCR Corp. said it will install Blockbuster Express branded rental kiosks in more than 150 Brookshire Grocery stores located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.


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CableLabs: Current Cable Set-tops Can Handle 3D Signals

January 19, 2010

Research from Colorado-based CableLabs says most of the digital set-top boxes currently used by American cable operators are capable of processing 3D TV signals.



Analyst: Redbox Ignoring Low Box Office New Releases

January 19, 2010

Redbox is avoiding stocking embargoed new releases with low box office tallies, according to an analyst.


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Anchor Bay Ups Zinar

January 19, 2010

Anchor Bay Entertainment has promoted Raymond Zinar to EVP of worldwide sales, putting him on point for all global sales activity for home entertainment.



Rentrak Inks Rev-Share Deal with Airport DVD Vendor

January 19, 2010

Rentrak Corp. Jan. 19 said it signed a revenue-sharing deal with InMotion Entertainment, operator of DVD movie, video game and music CD rental and sellthrough stores in U.S. airports.


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‘Blind Side’ to Disc March 23

January 19, 2010

Warner Home Video is bringing the hit family drama The Blind Side to Blu-ray and DVD March 23 (order date Feb. 16).






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