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Erik Gruenwedel


Piracy Lurks Larger

February 26, 2009
By : Erik Gruenwedel
Web Chatter

While the industry and market wring their hands regarding the economy and downturn in packaged media sales, piracy and illegal file sharing of Hollywood movies and network television shows proliferate.



DVD Isn’t a Problem at Marvel and DreamWorks

February 24, 2009
By : Stephanie Prange
Web Chatter

The hits are still selling well on disc. It’s the catalog business that has fallen off at the big studios — that and individual titles that don’t measure up to the hits of the previous year.


Stephanie Prange


Closing the Window on Disc Release

February 23, 2009
By : Stephanie Prange
From the Editors

Why do VOD providers get to close the window on disc while the disc doesn’t get to do the same to the theatrical window?



Digital Copy Gives Instant Gratification

February 19, 2009
By : Thomas K. Arnold
From the Editors

The swift move among studios to include a digital copy of the film with virtually every DVD or Blu-ray Disc they release, a practice most recently given a vote of confidence by none other than Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger, is certainly a smart one.


Stephanie Prange


Disney’s Troubles More About Titles and the Economy Than Blu-ray or DVD

February 11, 2009
By : Stephanie Prange
Web Chatter

Comments about the demise of disc have to be taken with a grain of salt.


Thomas K. Arnold


Feelin’ Blu Over Disc Issues

February 10, 2009
By : Thomas K. Arnold
Web Chatter

Blu-ray Disc was soaring in popularity in the Arnold household, with the three boys telling me as recently as December that they no longer want to watch DVD.



Relax, You Chicken Littles

February 09, 2009
By : Stephanie Prange
From the Editors

While the country is going through economic turmoil, the movie business celebrated a record more than $1 billion box office month in January.


Stephanie Prange


3-D Gives Me a Headache, But Maybe I’m Just Old

February 09, 2009
By : Stephanie Prange
Web Chatter

I’ve long said the glasses are the biggest impediment to 3-D viewing, but another is the headache that ensues from watching an entire feature with glasses.


Stephanie Prange


Get Real — People Are Still Buying Discs

February 06, 2009
By : Stephanie Prange
Web Chatter

Whenever I hear analysts or techno-nerds dump on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, I like to take a trip to Target. Plenty of people are doing just that, with several titles out of stock.


Thomas K. Arnold


Our Readers Keep Us Going

February 04, 2009
By : Thomas K. Arnold
From the Editors

As a mirror to the industry, Home Media Magazine lives by the goodwill of its readers.






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