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Redbox Goes Blu

November 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Redbox, the company best know for red boxes (excuse the irony) rental kiosk which are found in various grocery stores and restaurants is now “officially” supporting Blu-ray. This coming after the “retailer” made space for Blu-ray on their official website. The company’s pricing model is $1/24h, should we assume a similar pricing model for Blu-ray? Would you [...]

Netflix: HD DVDs are Going Bye-Bye

November 13, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

We all knew that the day would come when Netflix would discontinue their HD DVD delivery service, but up until now, many of us (stalwart HD DVD supporters) were left holding our breath. Well, it’s official.  On December 15th, HD DVD’s will no longer be available for rent on Netflix. Straight from the horse’s mouth: [...]

Tesco Enters Digital Distribution Market

November 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

British online grocery company Tesco has launched their own Digital Downloads service with content available from Sony Pictures Television International and Warner Bros. The service currently in beta has launched to compliment a similar music service offered by Tesco. “Launch titles” include Spider-Man 3, Open Season and Superbad along with hit TV shows such as [...]

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 [...]

TiVo Joins the Netflix Streaming Club

November 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The newest member of the Netflix Streaming Club is TiVo! Both companies have announced that Netflix “Watch Instantly” streaming is coming to the TiVo Series 3, TiVo HD, and the TiVo HD XL. With Netflix putting on a “Watch Instantly” full court press, the FWC lab will have a plethora of options when it comes [...]

Digital Downloads Update November 2nd 2008

November 2, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms. Calling all Photoshop wizards, we need at new image for this post. If you can come [...]

Digital Downloads Update October 27th 2008

October 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms. Calling all Photoshop wizards, we need at new image for this post. If you can come [...]

Netflix: 6% of Subscribers Use Blu-ray

October 21, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed today that less than 500,000 (roughly 6%) of Netflix users take advantage of their Blu -ray library. Speaking during a company earnings call, Mr. Hastings then went on to say he expects this number to rise as Blu-ray adoption increases. Mr. Hastings also stated interest in bringing more Netflix “Watch [...]

Digital Downloads Update October 20th 2008

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Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms.

New Vudu Endcaps Appear at Best Buy

October 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

A few weeks ago Vudu launced their higher quality HDX content. They also announced they would now be carried in all Best Buy retail locations. This was the big news in our opinion, as getting prime retail space is very important if you plan on expanding your customer base beyond the enthusiast/custom installer market. Our [...]

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