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Old 08-20-07, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default Paramount to offer tons of HD DVD *exclusive* content - Indy, Shrek, and more!

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LOS ANGELES - Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG announced Monday that they will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format rather than Blu-ray, a move that further complicates the race between the competing technologies.

The move by the two studios will include the upcoming blockbuster "Shrek the Third" and all movies distributed by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Nickelodeon Movies and MTV Films, as well as movies from DreamWorks Animation, which are distributed exclusively by Paramount Home Entertainment.

"Part of our vision is to aggressively extend our movies beyond the theater, and deliver the quality and features that appeal to our audience," said Brad Grey, chairman and chief executive of Paramount Pictures. "I believe HD DVD is not only the affordable high quality choice for consumers, but also the smart choice for Paramount."

The competition between Blu-ray and HD DVD has kept confused consumers from rushing to buy new DVD players until they can determine which format will dominate the market.

Studios and retailers have been choosing sides.

"Spider-Man 3" will only be available in the Blu-ray DVD format when it is released by Sony Pictures.

Likewise, people with Blu-ray players won't be able to enjoy the action-thriller "The Bourne Ultimatum," which Universal Pictures will release only in HD DVD.
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Old 08-20-07, 02:05 PM   #2
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WOW! It's offical!

http://www.viacom.com/NEWS/NewsText.aspx?RID=1042073

Blu-ray lovers just got a black eye! I wonder what's behind this move...
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WOW! Blu-ray lovers just got a black eye! I wonder what's behind this move...
Rumor is that its 150million payout thats behind it... You know its not the sales that are doing it considering how Blu-Ray is outselling HD-DVD 3:1.
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Dammit these studios need to make up their minds. I stopped buying HD discs for a while. This is getting ridiculous.
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Rumor is that its 150million payout thats behind it... You know its not the sales that are doing it considering how Blu-Ray is outselling HD-DVD 3:1.
just because its selling better doesn't mean it is better. Think of all the P4's out there compared to the better AMD's K8(?)s out there.
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Default Re: Paramount to offer tons of HD DVD *exclusive* content - Indy, Shrek, and more!

Bah. Does the 360 HD DVD drive work on the pc? I have to get it for shrek the third. A Blu ray drive will also be needed for Pirates of the Caribbean
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Nice!! I was just starting to wonder if Sony was gonna get in a KO punch soon...this makes me feel better.

I noticed the HD-DVD selection on Netflix is kinda nice. I keep HD as primary format and blu and secondary choice and while looking through the blu-ray section and selecting movies I noticed most of the movies that I selected went in my queue on HD-DVD discs.

Who needs Blockbuster
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Bah. Does the 360 HD DVD drive work on the pc? I have to get it for shrek the third. A Blu ray drive will also be needed for Pirates of the Caribbean

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This is a rather big kick in the crotch against Blockbuster. No HD Shrek etc.

This format war is getting ridiculous.
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I just found out some funny news regarding this "deal", doesn't seem like Paramount is too confident in this "Deal" since all Spielberg movies are not part of it.

Man, Why doesn't HD-DVD just give up... their sales are behind and they need to buy their support... sheeesh.
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I just found out some funny news regarding this "deal", doesn't seem like Paramount is too confident in this "Deal" since all Spielberg movies are not part of it.

Man, Why doesn't HD-DVD just give up... their sales are behind and they need to buy their support... sheeesh.

Linky linky!!?
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Despite selling more movies on the Blu-ray format, Paramount has announced today that they will begin supporting HD DVD exclusively. This move, rumored to be driven by a $150M exclusivity deal with the HD DVD group, comes after Paramount began favoring Blu-ray releases with higher quality video encodings and more HD features. The deal covers all of Paramount's properties excluding those directed by Steven Spielberg.
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