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Best Buy Will Carry SONICblue's ReplayTV

15 Oct, 2002 By: Hive News

Best Buy this month joins Circuit City, Good Guys and Amazon.com as an official retailer of Sonic Blue's ReplayTV digital video recorder.

Five hundred Best Buy locations across 47 states will begin carrying the DVRs this month, according to SONICblue.

Best Buy already carries the company's Go Video and Rio product lines and adds ReplayTV in time for the holiday shopping season said Best Buy merchandise manager of DVD and home audio John Maskel in a statement.

“ReplayTV is a significant addition to our digital video player assortment, providing more choices for people interested in this exciting new technology, “ Maskel said.

SONICblue has recently come under fire from Hollywood studios and TV networks for the ReplayTV feature that allows viewers to skip commercials as they digitally record TV shows.

Getting the ReplayTV DVRs into Best Buy furthers SONICblue's retail distribution strategy for the technology, according to the company.

“Our retail partnership with Best Buy is an example of SONICblue's intense focus on driving sales and building a solid national retail base,” said Gregory Ballard, SONICblue CEO, in a statement.

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