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HD Conference Launches Oct. 6

24 Aug, 2006 By: Stephanie Prange

A one-day educational forum on high definition has been added to Home Media Retailing's conference schedule for 2006.

High Def 101 will be held Oct. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Calif., one day after the fourth annual TV DVD Conference.

“Key players from all facets of the business will gather and educate the media, retailers and consumers about what high definition really is, how it came to be and how all the elements-broadcast, hardware and software-fit together to dramatically enhance the home entertainment experience,” said conference chair Don Rosenberg, publisher of Home Media Retailing.

High Def 101 will include seminars and panels on how HD came to be, the government's grand plan for an all-HD broadcast universe, the latest FCC updates, an overview of HDTV sales and developments, projections for player penetration, and the latest on Hollywood's quest for a seat at the table with Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD.

Steve Nickerson, Warner Home Video's SVP of market management, will present high-def software sales projections. Warner is one of two studios supporting both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD.

Also on tap: the first-ever High Def Disc Awards, in which a panel of judges select the top releases in eight categories, plus one best of show.

Registration is free to anyone who attends TV DVD 4, with additional registrations available by invitation only for select members of the entertainment, business and tech press. Key retailers and early adopter consumers also are invited to attend.

Charter sponsors include Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.

For more information or to register, visit www.dvdconferences.com.

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