San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
New York — Panasonic has released pricing on its first-ever streaming-media players and its 2013 Blu-ray line, both ready for shipment now and introduced originally during International CES.
The streaming-media players are the DMP-MST60 and the DMP-MS10 featuring Viera Connect and IP VOD, respectively. The DMP-MST60 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail of $99.99 while the DMP-MS10 has a suggested retail of $79.99.
Montebello, Calif. – Theta Digital shipped its first universal Blu-ray disc transport with 3D Blu-ray capability.
The $3,995-suggested Compli Blu 3D joins the $2,995 Compli Blu, a universal Blu-ray transport without 3D playback.
Both models are designed to connect to outboard audio DACs or to preamp/processors with embedded DACs. “It’s simply impossible to build a DAC into a disc player that can compare with the finest outboard units,” claimed Theta chief engineer Dave Reich.
Port Washington, N.Y. – Sales of Blu-ray Disc and DVD movies were the largest revenue drivers for the movie industry in 2012, according data released this week by The NPD Group.
Blu-ray tallied 61 percent (down from 64 percent in 2011) of home video spending on movies (excluding subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix), NPD said.
NPD attributed the decline to lower average prices of Blu-ray titles, which fell 7 percent to $19.97 per unit last year.
New York — One-Blue said Thursday that U-Tech Media has signed on as a licensee of the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc (BD) product licensing program.
U-Tech Media signed the BD-ROM Movie Disc and/or Data Disc License Agreement that grants the company access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc standard from licensors, including CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.
New York — Optical disc replicators PrimeDisc Marketing and Bestdisc Technology have joined the One-Blue Blu-Ray Disc (BD) product licensing program as licensees, One-Blue LLC said Wednesday.
Both companies signed BD ROM Disc License Agreements that grant each company access to important patents from leading licensors, including CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.
Los Angeles – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment hopes to jump-start the electronic sell-through (EST) business for movies with the launch of its Digital HD initiative, which lets consumers purchase a movie title for streaming or downloading to multiple home and portable devices.