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Born yesterday 1993 movie trailer

Amazon has just launched a cool program where, on certain DVD or Blu-ray movies you buy, youll also get free instant download access to the Video on Demand version of that movie. The offer is only available for some movies, and some On Demand films are available to keep but others are only good for 30-day rentals. Still, its a smart perk. Its been a long, grumpy journey for Toshiba, but the electronics giant has finally trudged through the five stages of grief after the death of HD-DVD and said Monday it is going to join the Blu-ray Disc Association and release its first Blu-ray products sometime this year. Just remember, Toshiba, they say that the best revenge is living well. In this case, Id suggest releasing a 75 Blu-ray player to force Sony and all the other Blu-ray makers to slash their prices and lose profit to stay competitive. For all the predictions that Blu-ray is a stillborn format and digital downloading is the wave of the future, it looks like Sony might have a bona fide hit on its hands. Sales of Blu-ray discs were up 91 percent in the first half of 2009 compared to the first half of 2008, to 407 million, while sales of Blu-ray players rose 25 percent. That means there are now roughly 11 million Blu-ray players in homes, including PS3 consoles. Lower prices are almost certainly contributing to the sales surge. Wal-Mart now stocks a 98 Magnavox Blu-ray player thats a regular price without any kind of short-term discount although I was only able to find the player in a store, not online. Those sales results seem to be prompting Toshiba to finally shut down its tantrum over the failure of its rival HD-DVD format more than a year ago, as reports from Japan indicate the company will release a Blu-ray deck by years end. Hilariously, the reports from Japan say that Toshiba was considering launching another, incompatible HD disc format to try to challenge Blu-ray for a third time, but wisely backed off. And yes, I said third, because after the HD-DVD flop, Toshiba then tried to follow-up with an upscaling DVD technology called XDE that went nowhere. Wow, more than a year after the death of the HD-DVD format, and Blu-ray still hasnt matched its sales levels? I wonder how much of that discrepancy, though, is due to HD-DVD sales picking up after the format was abandoned and prices plunged on players and discs. Any of you still buying HD-DVD movies? The latest Commerce Department retail sales data, which showed a disappointing 4% fall overall in April from March, includes a 8% drop in sales at electronics and appliance stores, which is worse than any other individual category. Sales were down 12% on a year-over-year basis. In March, sales were down 8% sequentially for electronics stores, and 8% year over year. As the report notes, some of that decline may be due to Circuit City closing and its customers migrating to Wal-Mart and other non-specialty stores. But theres no doubt that, as bad as the economy was in the first quarter, many people probably just decided to hold off on buying that new flat screen TV or iPod. It was a bit of a rocky start for Blu-ray, but it looks like lower prices are surprise! attracting more buyers. The NPD Group reports that more than 400, 000 high definition Blu-ray movie players were sold in the first quarter of 2009, a 72 percent increase from the first quarter of 200 At the same time, the average selling price for a Blu-ray player fell to 261, compared to 393 a year ago, a 34 percent plunge. And NPD reports that shoppers planning to buy a Blu-ray player in the next six months expect to pay 214 on average. previously reported that electronics companies are expecting entry-level Blu-ray players to hit the 99 mark in time for this Christmas shopping season. Chinese manufacturers have finally gotten the licensing rights to Blu-ray, and that means Blu-ray players Born yesterday 1993 movie trailer soon be everywhere. Now if the movie studios would just trim the prices on their discs, wed be all set. Its the recession-buster! As previously reported, the Blu-ray Disc Association BDA has recently brought the high definition format to China. In order to accomplish this, they had to not only provide the technology to create Blu-ray Discs and players to Chinese manufacturers, but also create a licensing format which would lower costs and streamline the production process. One of the advantages to the rest of the Blu-ray buying world, commented Mark Leathan, Marketing Director at Samsung, was that we will soon see the entry of the Chinese manufacturers into the Blu ray market that we will have a 99 Blu ray player. Sony, Samsung and the other high-end Blu-ray makers are apparently unhappy that theyre about to be undercut by the Sylvanias of the world, but from the perspective of budget-minded techies, this is fantastic news. Engadget has the details your monthly Netflix bill is going to increase by about 20 percent if you have Born yesterday 1993 movie trailer up to receive BR discs, but I dont think this is surprising, and in fact should be viewed as good news by Blu-ray enthusiasts. The reason Netflix has to raise its rates, after all, is because its customers demand for Blu-ray movies is growing quickly. Because Blu-ray movies are currently more expensive than DVDs, a surge in demand for Blu-ray is going to translate into higher costs for Netflix. And because Netflix is a functioning, profitable company that would like to remain profitable, it has to pass that cost on to its customers. So while you grit your teeth over the higher bill, you can take some comfort in the fact that the higher cost is due to BRs higher popularity, which means new movies will continue to flow and BR player makers will continue to Born yesterday 1993 movie trailer and drive the prices down on their hardware. Was it a sign that Best Buy didnt have much faith in the selling power of Sonys console? Interestingly, Best Buy Born yesterday 1993 movie trailer to be pitching the PS3 as much for its Blu-ray movie capabilities as for its gaming abilities. I think thats a mistake, and a disservice to the high quality exclusive games that are available on the PS3 Uncharted, Resistance 1 and 2, Ratchet and Clank, Killzone 2, etc. Its a mistake because while, a year ago, the PS3 was basically the cheapest and best Blu-ray player on the market, prices for standalone Blu-ray players have dropped substantially since then. While the PS3 might still be one of the best BR players out there, its definitely no longer the least expensive. Oh, and that 79 price tag for HDMI and USB cables borders on the offensive. Not as bad as the 89 HDMI cable a few pages later, though yeah, its a Monster cable. Research outfit SNL Kagan released a report today predicting that, while standard definition DVD commands 1 percent of the home video market today, high definition Blu-ray players and movies will grow to 7 percent of the market in 2014 and 1 billion in sales. Blu-ray will ultimately hit 8 percent market share in 2017, generating 6 billion in revenue.

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