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Wizard of Oz Coming in 3D

It will be out next year on DVD and Blu-Ray

(Newser) - Well, stoners, now you've got a reason to buy a 3D TV. If the Wizard of Oz isn't trippy enough for you in its normal, Technicolor glory, next year you'll be able to buy a 3D conversion of it on DVD or Blu-Ray, says Warner Bros. It... More »

GE Launches Disc That Stores 500GB

(Newser) - General Electric has announced a new DVD-sized disc that holds 500 gigabytes of data—the equivalent of 20 Blu-Ray discs or 100 DVDs. Aimed at archivists but likely headed for the consumer market, the micro-holographic disc saves more data by storing it in three dimensions rather than on the disc's... More »

Be Kind, Rewind, One Last Time

The era of VHS is officially over

(Newser) - Remember those black plastic bricks you used to pop into your entertainment system to watch movies? The nostalgic might want to snap a few digital photos, because tapes won't be with us for much longer now that the last VHS supplier has made his final shipment. The LA Times rewinds... More »

Next Gen Movie Watching: Chat Meets DVDs

New Blu-ray feature allows viewers to chat on screen; other innovations on way

(Newser) - As technology takes movie-watching ever further from the days of clunky film reels, the Wall Street Journal rounds up some developments to look for:
  • A new Blu-ray feature—called BD Live—combines movies with social networking, letting people viewing the same movie chat on screen.
  • Technology in the works will
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After Beating Back HD DVD, Blu-Ray Hardly in Clear

Satellite, cable, internet offers enough HD options to keep buyers on fence

(Newser) - Blu-ray might have won the battle against Toshiba’s HD DVD, but it may still be losing the high-definition war as it is forced to compete with other sources of HD content, the Wall Street Journal reports. With cable and satellite TV providers offering more HD channels and video-on-demand services,... More »

PS3 Sales Help Sony Get Its Q4 Game On

Price cut, new games create resurgence, $224M profit

(Newser) - Sony reported fourth quarter profits of $277 million yesterday, driven largely by its once-sputtering PlayStation 3, which passed Microsoft's Xbox 360 and is nipping at the heels of Nintendo’s Wii. The results vastly improved on a loss of $643.6 million a year ago, reports the Wall Street Journal.... More »

Toshiba May Pull HD DVD Plug

Sales, studio defections indicate fat lady may have sung

(Newser) - Toshiba has temporarily halted production of players and movies in the HD DVD format, and is contemplating dropping the format altogether, PC World reports. The move would cost the company tens of billions of dollars, but the defection of several studios and retailers to the rival Blu-Ray format has left... More »

Wal-Mart Chooses Blu-Ray Over HD DVD

Latest in long list of defeats for beleaguered hi-def format

(Newser) - The blows just keep coming for HD DVD: Wal-Mart announced today that it will sell Blu-Ray high-def movies and players exclusively, CNET  reports. A buyer for Wal-Mart disclosed the decision on her blog, saying that the company had been influenced by Netflix and Best Buy's recent announcements by they will... More »

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