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Blu-Ray sales outpacing DVD

Optical disc hardware specialist Singulus has received orders for 21 Blu-Ray dual-layer duplication machines in the first quarter of this year – a faster adoption than of the format’s predeccesor DVD 11 years ago. "This means that the orders for Blu-ray in the first year of the dual layer technology …

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Bach: People wont pay extra for Blu-Ray

Xbox president Robbie Bach has criticised Blu-Ray’s lack of sales success since the HD-DVD format imploded – and questioned why consumers would bother upscaling from DVD. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bach also ruled out any possibility of a Blu-Ray enabled Xbox – either in this or the next …

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Americans clueless about Blu-Ray

A new nationwide US survey has concluded that less than half of high-definition television owners in the know what a Blu-Ray disc is. According to CNet, that’s an improvement over a year ago, up from the 35 per cent of HDTV owners who recognised the format in June 2007. According …

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Konami unveils MGS 4 pre-order initiative

Customers who pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4 will receive the Metal Gear Saga Vol. 2 DVD, Konami has announced. Metal Gear Saga is a series of seven documentaries that charts the origins and evolution of the Metal Gear series. Konami has also revealed the limited edition collectors package, which comes …

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Report: Blu-Ray too reliant on PS3

Blu-Ray may have consigned HD-DVD to history’s rubbish bin , but it may still struggle to replace the traditional DVD format – not least because the format’s market is too ‘heavily titled’ towards PS3. That’s according to research firm ABI, which notes that consumer take-up of non-PS3 Blu-Ray players has …

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PSN overhaul’ coming this year

SCEA’s VP of product marketing Scott Steinberg has revealed that Sony may go further in its changes to PSN that it has previously announced – stating that the service will be "overhauled" later this year. Steinberg even goes so far as hinting that that movie and TV services may arrive …

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HMV to ramp up commitment to Blu-Ray

HMV has revealed that it will be stepping up its commitment to Blu-Ray significantly as the format continues to go from strength to strength. After the demise of HD-DVD, the entertainment chain will be increasing Blu-Ray’s in-store presence through out the Summer and Autumn. It can only be a positive …

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Microsoft: Forget HD-DVD the future is digital distribution

Speaking to UK newspaper The Guardian , UK Xbox boss Neil Thompson has insisted that his company did not back the wrong horse when it supported Toshiba and its HD-DVD high definition disc format. "The horse that we’re fundamentally backing is the one that says the future of entertainment content …

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Microsoft scotches new Blu-Ray on 360 rumour

Despite eye-catching rumours to the contary, Microsoft has insisted that Lite-On will not be manufacturing Blu-ray drives for its Xbox 360. According to TechRadar.co.uk, a Microsoft rep stated: Lite-On is not manufacturing Blu-ray drives for Xbox 360. As we have stated, games are what are driving consumers to purchase game …

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Microsoft: Downloads will trump Blu-Ray

Sony may be celebrating Blu-Ray’s victory in the next-gen DVD format war with HD-DVD – but Microsoft has told MCV that it believes the future of movie playback is digital. And VP of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Europe Chris Lewis has gone one step further – ruling out any move for …

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