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'Planet' HD

11 May, 2007 By: Stephanie Prange

Beautiful pictures of nature's awesome beauty won the day amongst high-definition disc buyers for the week ended May 6.

BBC's Planet Earth: The Complete Series caught the eye of both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc shoppers, coming in at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on the combined HD disc top-sellers chart.

Though the Blu-ray format led overall in market share for the week (60% to HD DVD's 40% of sales), the HD DVD version of Planet Earth took the top title spot, perhaps due to fewer title options for HD DVD buyers.

The Blu-ray version of Planet Earth wasn't far behind, selling 95 copies to every 100 of the HD DVD version.

Meanwhile, Blu-ray titles Night of the Museum (Fox), D?j? Vu (BV/Touchstone) and Dreamgirls (Paramount/DreamWorks) took the third, fourth and fifth slots on the combined high-def disc sellers chart.

The HD DVD version of Dreamgirls came in at No. 6, the Blu-ray Casino Royale (Sony) at No. 7 and the HD DVD versions of Alpha Dog (Universal), Smokin' Aces (Universal) and Digital Video Essentials (Ryko) at Nos. 8, 9 and 10, respectively.

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