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Friday, October 21, 2016
Study: Cheaper Players Needed for ‘Blu’ Christmas

Despite Blu-ray Disc players representing 40% of consumer electronics retail shelf space (compared to 15% last year), lower unit prices and greater consumer awareness top the list of priorities needed for wider consumer adoption of the format during the fourth quarter and holiday shopping season, according to a new report.

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Disney Eying Physical Media Alternative

The Walt Disney Co. is reportedly working on a digital initiative, dubbed “Keychest,” that would allow consumers to purchase movies and TV shows online and watch them on their computers, mobile phones and other portable media devices.

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Best Buy and Netflix Partner to Stream Movies Through Insignia Blu-ray Disc Players

Two of Best Buy’s exclusive Insignia brand Blu-ray Disc players will enable Netflix members to instantly watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix over the Internet to their televisions.

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Digital Hollywood Speakers Debate Viability of New Models

Panelists discussed monetizing digital content through such hot-topic initiatives as Time Warner and Comcast's TV Everywhere, connected TV sets, set-top boxes and ad-supported services such as Hulu, on Day two of Digital Hollywood Los Angeles Oct. 20.

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NCR NCR Bows Outdoor Rental Kiosk

NCR Corp. Oct. 20 said it launched its first outdoor DVD-rental kiosk, the SelfServe Entertainment 2381, capable of holding 950 discs.

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New Reviews

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Blu-ray Review)

Adult Swim in a Box (DVD Review)


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