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HD DVD on Retail Display

15 Oct, 2005 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Budding next-generation disc format HD DVD recently got its first exposure to U.S. retail at Bjorn's Audio Video in San Antonio.

The demo was a daylong demonstration of movie trailers from Peter Jackson's upcoming King Kong (Universal Pictures) and Warner Bros.' Batman Begins, among others, on a Toshiba 1080p DLP rear projection TV.

The retailer, which is celebrating 30 years in business, has been a favorite launch pad for technology, including the recent debut of Sharp's world's largest 65-inch LCD flat screen TV, according to owner Bjorn Dybdahl.

“The manufacturers trust us,” he said. “In two weeks [Oct. 25], we will have a Blu-ray [Disc] display.”

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