Blockbuster Closing Nearly 960 Stores

September 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

In a recent SEC filing, Blockbuster has revealed they plan to close up to 960 stores by the end of 2010 with the hopes of becoming more financially stable. The decision will largely affect unprofitable Blockbuster locations with the remaining focus being put on the profitable ones. Blockbuster spokesperson Randy Hargrove had this to say [...]

Samsung Adds YouTube, Blockbuster, MKV, Support To Blu-ray Players

September 9, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Samsung has officially added YouTube, Blockbuster, and .MKV/.MP4 support to select Blu-ray players via a free firmware update. Owners of the BD-P1600, BD-P3600, and BD-P4600, are currently eligible for the upgrade, there is currently no word on any of these features coming to other Samsung Blu-ray players. Those attending Cedia 2009 (September 10-13) will be able to [...]

Blockbuster Casts Doubt on It’s Future

April 16, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Blockbuster Inc, the largest retail movie rental chain in North America is casting doubt on its future to continue. Blockbuster claims it may not be able to meet the requirements for a $250 million loan that would ensure operation. Blockbuster has also entered the on demand video service this year with the release of MediaPoint, [...]

Blockbuster Selling HD DVDs for $7.99 Each

December 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment is selling their previously viewed HD DVD movies on their website for $7.99 each. There are 100′s of HD DVD titles available, so check out what’s there and you might just find something you like. To sweeten the deal even more, just enter the coupon code: ”holidaysurprise”  and save 30%. When we made our order, we also got [...]

Blockbuster Unveils Set Top Box

November 29, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Remember that set top box Blockbuster teased during their latest conference call? It has finally been revealed! Dubbed the “MediaPoint”, the box will allow users to progressively playback DVD quality video directly to their living rooms. The box is essentially free for those who rent 25 movies from Blockbusters video service with a total value [...]

Blockbuster’s Video Streaming Set-top Box?

November 7, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Despite the market being crowed enough as is, a new competitor is set to release their own set top box, Blockbuster! Speaking at a Q3 conference call, the box will stream videos straight from Blockbuster’s online video service, Movielink. No pricing or firm release date has been announced other then the holiday season. Blockbuster CEO [...]