Best Buy: 20% off HD DVD/Blu-ray Players – Three Days Only!

January 25, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

While Amazon has been leading the pack on the price slashing front, Best Buy is ponying up — if only for a little bit — through an offer exclusive to Reward Zone members only.  The 20% discount they are offering excludes both the PS3 and the HD DVD add-on for the 360, but it seems [...]

VideoScan First Alert Data Shows Another Strong Week for Blu-ray Disc

January 25, 2008 by · 21 Comments 

We read in the new issue of Home Media Magazine that Blu-ray Disc had another strong week in software sales. According to the VideoScan First Alert data for the week ending Jan 20, Blu-ray held 83% of the market over HD DVD’s 17%, roughly a 5:1 ratio. The Year to date numbers show Blu-ray with [...]

Disney/Pixar Amazon Sale

January 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Amazon is having another extending it’s Blu-ray sale on select Disney/Pixar movies. The sale includes the third season of "Lost" for only $57.99, as well as all the Pixar titles for $19.99 each. We do wonder if the days of the "Buy One Get One" sales on Blu-ray are over.

NPD Confirms Huge Blu-ray Share Jump

January 23, 2008 by · 14 Comments 

Twice is reporting confirmation from NPD directly relating to the leaked figures showing that Blu-ray made huge gains in market share for the second week of January. The correct break down according to the Twice article is 90% for Blu-ray, 7% for HD DVD and the remainder for Blu-ray/HD DVD combo players. It is also [...]

Paramount Germany Denies Amazon’s Blu-ray Announcements

January 23, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

According to a story on, the Paramount Blu-ray titles listed for pre-order on and were a mistake. Amazon has now updated the listings to reflect the discs as being HD DVD releases. We were skeptical about this, since amazon has been known to make mistakes when it comes to HDM pre-order details.

Warner Announcement Boosts Blu-ray Player Sales

January 22, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

We read at The Digital Bits that the Warner announcement made a significant impact on the high definition player sales in January. The ‘before and after’ numbers are quite staggering – in the first week of January, NPD reports Blu-ray players just edging out HD DVD with 51% of the market. In the second week, [...]

Amazon UK Lists Paramount Blu-ray Titles for Pre-order

January 21, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

Through forum discussion on and, we have discovered that has recently listed pre-orders for Paramount titles Trading Places, Coming to America and Anchorman. It is not clear if this is a mistake or a fore-warning of things to come, none the less it is interesting to see these titles, especially Anchorman which [...]

Retailers Adjust High-Def Space

January 18, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

We see that Video Business is reporting that some retailers, including FYE will be dedicating more space to Blu-ray Disc than HD DVD in the wake of the Warner announcement. Also, in the coming months, FYE plans to order only select, key new releases on HD DVD, while continuing to take in most new BD [...]

Costco: Toshiba HD-D3 $129.99

January 14, 2008 by · 21 Comments 

During a trip to our local Costco warehouse (Seattle area), we spotted the Toshiba HD-D3 (same as the HD-A3) on sale for the bottom basement price of $129.99. While Blu-ray seems to have all the momentum, it’s kinda hard to sell consumers a $379.99 Samsung BD-P1400 thats sitting next to the $129.99 HD-D3. I just [...]

HD DVD: Die Hard with a Vengeance

January 14, 2008 by · 15 Comments 

Regardless of whether or not you think HD DVD is on the way out, it would appear that they are not willing to go quietly, instead they’re kicking their latest marketing initiatives into high gear starting today. The new initiatives aim to educate customers about the benefits of HD DVD as well as further reduced [...]

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