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Hope this is where this goes as it may impact on the format war.

Sony Said to Be Pondering Partial Sale of Movie Units

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 — Sony Pictures Entertainment is considering selling half of its fledgling animation studio, maker of the films “Surf’s Up” and “Open Season,” and even more of its thriving 15-year-old digital visual-effects company, which pioneered computer-generated imaging techniques in films like “Stuart Little,” “The Polar Express” and the “Spider-Man” movies.

Sony Pictures, a unit of the Sony Corporation, has hired the investment bank Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin to assess the value of the two divisions. An outright sale of both, which is possible, could bring around $500 million, according to people involved in the discussions.

All told, Sony has invested more than $400 million in the animation and effects businesses over the years.

One person involved in the talks, who spoke anonymously because the matter is still at an early stage, said the company intended to sell no more than a 50 percent stake in the five-year-old Sony Pictures Animation, which had modest success with “Open Season” last year.
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From November 1, 2007 to January 31, 2008, Toshiba will begin a marketing campaign in Japan that offers a free copy of "Transformers" HD DVD for every HD DVD recorder/player purchased.

Gifts for every RD-A301 purchased:


Transformers (2007) HD DVD
Original Transformers action figure
5 Blank HD DVD-R discs
5 Blank DVD-R discs
Gifts for every RD-A600/300 purchased:

Transformers (2007) HD DVD
5 Blank HD DVD-R discs
5 Blank DVD-R discs
Gifts for every HD-XF2/XA2 purchased:

Transformers (2007) HD DVD

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Toshiba Vardia records HD TV to standard DVDs

$868 initially.

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Key Features of New DVR

1. Support for "HD Rec" feature that can record HD video in conventional DVD discs
The new DVR is the first model to support "HD Rec", a format for recording HD video*7 to conventional DVD discs*3 standardized by the DVD Forum. Furthermore, by initializing a DVD disc with HDVR format, titles recorded in VR-mode, TS-mode and MPEG4 AVC transcoded TSE-mode can all be stored together in a single DVD disc. "HD Rec" is suitable for viewers who want a simple method for recording HD and SD broadcasts in standard DVD.


2. Integration of HD Transcoder: longer recording of HD video
By integrating HD Transcoder, which transcodes the MPEG2 video used in digital HD broadcasting into MPEG4 AVC, the new DVR achieves longer recording times for HD video. As video is transcoded at the same resolution as the original broadcasted, full-HD can be recorded at the same picture quality. As audio data is not converted in transcoding, recorded broadcast sound remains as it is in AAC up to 5.1ch x 2 stream. The data transfer rate in transcoding can be selected from among 47 rate settings, from 3.6Mbps to 17Mbps, offering consumers a wide variety choices that can be matched with the disc used for recording. When recorded in HD Transconding (TSE-mode)*8, a single-layer 4.7GB DVD-R disc can store from approx. 29 minutes (17Mbps) to two hours (3.6Mbps) of HD video, while a single-layer 15GB HD DVD-R disc can store from around 1 hour 45 minutes (17Mbps) to seven hours (3.6Mbps).


3. Support for dubbing from D-VHS using i.LINK
In addition to standard support for "i.LINK dubbing" of HD video by connecting the DVR with another Toshiba DVR that supports i.LINK, the new DVR also supports "i.LINK dubbing" from D-VHS. This allows viewers to build an HD DVD and DVD library of HD content*9 recorded in the past on D-VHS tape.


4. Support HD DVD for enhanced experience of HD picture quality

The integrated HD DVD recordable drive supports recording of HD television programs to HD DVD-R discs and playback of HD DVD titles. Alongside superb image and sound recording and playback, the new DVR also supports the extensive range of advanced features*10 offered by HD DVD titles.

The new DVR also supports various discs, including playback of DVD packaged software, recording and playback of DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs, and playback of music CD.


5. Other features
(1) REGZA LINK (HDMI-CEC)
By connecting the new DVR with Toshiba REGZA LCD TV through an HDMI cable, a remote controller for the REGZA TV can be used to operate the DVR. For example, playback of HD DVD movie software and recorded content, or setting program recording using REGZA's full-HD electronic program guide on display.

(2) Support for dual-recording of HD broadcasting program
By integrating digital tuners into two systems covering the full range of HD broadcasting sources-- terrestrial, broadcast satellite (BS) and 110° communications satellite (CS) broadcasts-- the new VARDIA DVR can record two digital HD broadcasts simultaneously, an essential feature for viewers who want to record two programs at the same time.


6. Toshiba HD DVD Campaign of "Transformers"
From November 1, 2007 to January 31, 2008, Toshiba will promote a marketing campaign that offers a free HD DVD of "Transformers" to purchasers of a relevant HD DVD product who register for the campaign. The scope of the gifts is shown below.

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Toshiba downbeat on DVD recorder sales

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Toshiba on Wednesday said that sales of next-generation DVD recorders in Japan would fall far short of initial estimates, as consumers continue to be put off by high prices.

The Japanese electronics group lowered its guidance for industry sales of Blu-ray and HD-DVD recorders by 66 per cent, from 400,000 units to 135,000 units to March 2008.

Sony and Toshiba are locked in a battle over which of their respective Blu-ray and HD-DVD technologies will become the standard for next-generation high-definition DVD content, in a contest reminiscent of the VHS/Betamax war. At stake is a potentially huge upgrade market for next-generation high-definition DVD movies that can be played on the HD flat-panel displays.

However, Toshiba's revision on Wednesday casts doubt on whether the two next-generation formats will take off in the world's second-biggest market.

In Japan, HD-DVD and Blu-ray DVD recorders sell for Y150,000-Y200,000, ($1,290- $1,730) which is still too high for the majority of consumers. Most people don't see the need to buy an HD-DVD recorder right now, said Yoshihide Fujii, president of Toshiba's digital media network group.

The market will grow by 2010, but unless prices decline, they will not sell.

In the US and Europe, however, prices of both Blu-ray and HD-DVD players have dropped over the past year. Best Buy and Circuit City, two leading US electronics retailers, are selling HD-DVD players for $300 and $200 respectively.

Best Buy's HD-DVD and Blu-ray players come with seven free movie titles thrown in.

In Japan, next-generation DVD recorders are widely on sale, whereas in the US and Europe the majority of models are players only.

Mr Fujii was more upbeat about next year. He said that global sales of laptop PCs equipped with next-generation HD-DVD drives would more than double to 5m units next year as prices decline due to more entrants.
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Asus reveals uber-quiet HR-0205T HD DVD drive
http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/10/31...-hd-dvd-drive/

Those not exactly thrilled with the noise levels produced by the Xbox 360 + HD DVD drive combo will likely adore Asus' latest, as it gives HTPC builders an uber-quiet alternative to playing back HD DVDs without having to replace one's rig or purchase a standalone player. The "world's quietest" HR-0205T optical drive handles dual-layer HD DVD discs and basically every flavor of DVD and CD, too. Asus swears the unit can play back an HD DVD while emitting just 21.1dB of noise, which could reportedly be compared to a "quiet auditorium." Regrettably, there's no word on a price or release date, but considering that this thing couldn't burn an HD DVD if its life depended on it, we'd hope the price would be fairly reasonable to compensate.
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Walmart really has A2s for $99 Friday AM... have fun kids.

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http://www.walmart.com/

As part of their holiday kick off this Friday 8:00

Secret In store specials

also included


Toshiba HD A2 HD DVD player $98.87



Sanyo 50 inch Plasma HD TV $998


HD DVD titles for $14.98

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Clerks 2
Lucky # S7even
Pulse
Failure to Launch
4 Brothers
Italian Job
Sleepy Hollow
Casino
12 Monkeys
Backdraft
Big Lebowski
Sea Biscuit
Alexander Revisted
Blood Diamond
Full Metal Jacket
The Last Samurai
Swordfish
Unforgiven

(all my magic price points)

I assume these are still eligible for the 5 free movies rebate from the HD DVD PRG as well

see link for details

http://holiday.ri-walmart.com/?secti...e117144-lLink1


AVS Forum discussion thread to discuss this subject here:

https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=931479


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BTW, Jodi Sally, Vice President of Marketing, Toshiba America Consumer Products, has been personally made aware of the mistake on the Wal-Mart sales website (shows the $98 Toshiba HD A2 as a "DVD" not as a HD DVD player) and has said she has advised the Toshiba accounts manager and Wal-Mart about the issue.

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HD DVD player giveaway planned for Star Trek TOS HD DVD/DVD combo box set launch day -Media Event Activities

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Virgin/Toshiba to Give Away Free HD DVD Players!


One-hundred fifty lucky Star Trek fans will be walking away with a free Toshiba HD DVD player on Tuesday, November 20. There's only one catch ... this special giveaway is happening in New York City at the two different Virgin Megastores. But if you are lucky enough to live close by and are willing to stand in line to get a player, you could be walking away with an HD DVD player from Toshiba, valued at $299!
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Date:
Tuesday, November 20.

Details:
The Times Square store opens at 9:00 a.m. and the first 400 customers who purchase the Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 Remastered on HD/DVD will receive a goodie bag containing a tribble, a vintage poster of the cast and a free issue of the current Star Trek magazine. Of those, the first 120 customers who purchase the set will also receive a free Toshiba HD DVD player valued at $299.

As an alternate choice, head down to the Union Square store, which opens at 11:00 a.m., and get in line. The first 150 customers who purchase the Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 remastered on HD/DVD will also receive the goodie bag described above. At this location, the first 30 of those customers who purchase the set will also receive a free Toshiba HD DVD player.

(Please note that the Star Trek Remastered set plays on both DVD and HD DVD players. It is literally the best of both worlds!)

We advise that you get there early to take part in this giveaway. Warning: We can't confirm this, but rumor has it there may be Klingon sightings!

Locations:
Virgin Megastore – Times Square
1540 Broadway, Level 2
Phone: (212) 921-1020

Virgin Megastore – Union Square
14th and Broadway
Phone: (212) 598 - 4666

We suggest you get down to the Virgin Megastores early for the best possible chance of getting one of these amazing players!





http://www.startrek.com/startrek/vie...e/2311736.html


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New Wal-Mart sales campaign for holiday season feautures Toshiba HD DVD players

campaign start was Oct 31st during ABC primetime


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New Shrek HD DVD ad campaign with videos links in this thread

https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=931677


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The holiday campaign will appear on TV networks like ABC, ABC Family, CBS, CMT, CW, Discovery, E!, ESPN, HGTV, Lifetime, NBC, Nick at Nite, TBS, TLC, TNT and USA. The publications to carry the print ads include Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Parade, People and Redbook

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Victor Matsuda, VP of Sony's Blu-ray Disc Group, tells GameDaily BIZ that the PS3 has played a key role in the format's momentum and this holiday will be huge.

Posted by John Gaudiosi on Thursday, November 01, 2007

LOS ANGELESThe Blu-ray Disc Association held a two-day summit in Hollywood with Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony and Panasonic to showcase new hardware and blockbuster movies being released for the format and trump the latest innovations from the new technology.

PlayStation 3 was a key part of the summit, as executives have focused on Sony's next generation console and the gamers and early adopters who have bought it when targeting their Blu-ray film releases for both new movies and catalog titles. So far, Blu-ray movies are outselling rival HD-DVD movies by a margin of 2 to 1, and that's mostly thanks to sales of PS3.

"When you compare PS3 to other Blu-ray player sales, you can only assume the PlayStation 3 has had a huge impact or else the 2 to 1 margin we have over HD-DVD wouldn't be there," said Victor Matsuda, vice president, Blu-ray Disc Group, Sony. "I think we always focus on how the numbers are doing on hardware and the emphasis tends to be on the traditional disc players only and the PlayStation, numbers-wise, has always been exponentially larger than the total number of disc players (for both PS2 and now PS3)."

Matsuda said the issue now becomes how many of those PS3 owners are using the console as a Blu-ray Disc device.

"The information we have is extremely positive," said Matsuda. "Because that question arises we do surveys on a regular basis and in the next few weeks we'll be releasing information on what percentage of people who buy a PS3 use it for Blu-ray Disc playback and with what frequency. It is very positive."

With hit movies like Cars, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Ocean's 13, Spider-Man 3, and the Harry Potter films all slated for Blu-ray releases this fourth quarter, the format has over $1.5 billion in domestic box office revenue being released on the format. Sony will be doing its part, beyond the pack-in Spider-Man 3 BR-D disc with the $400 40 GB PS3, to promote the movie playing capabilities of its game console.

"Promoting the movies together with the PS3 is a big part of the corporate strategy for promoting Blu-ray Disc this fourth quarter," said Matsuda. "There's a big advertising spend that will focus on the convergence of the PS3 as a movie and game device...much more aggressive than it's been since launch."

Matsuda also said that packaging the remote control for movie playback in the console, something that's currently sold separately, might be something Sony will look at in the near future to boost the movie-playing aspect of the hardware.

Also looking ahead to the future, Matsuda said that the upcoming movie offerings through the PlayStation Network, Sony's digital delivery entertainment pipeline, prepares the company for the long-run when digital delivery becomes more mainstream

"Just working with the Sony Pictures people we know that's definitely another revenue source in the future," said Matsuda. "We're focusing on the packaged media business now while preparing for that next phase, as well."

http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/ne...holiday/18377/
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UPDATEDToday at an executive round table in NYC, Sony Electronics president Stan Glasgow (center) and Sony consumer sales president Jay Vandenbree (left) answered some burning questions. ...


Is Sony concerned with BD Profile 1.1 Blu-ray players from Samsung and Panasonic? "The important thing is the features. Performance doesn't improve with 1.1," says Glasgow, adding "The important thing is what studios are doing to add capability. 1.1 is just the beginning." He confirmed that not every Blu-ray feature can be upgraded via firmware, as we knew.

The HD DVD-Blu-ray Format War: "The war is continuing to rage. We're still in the middle. There's a lot more that can be done. Let me say this: there are 170 companies [in the Blu-ray camp] against two companies [in the HD DVD camp]. I find some abnormality in that. Let's leave it at that." He looks forward to more "performance" on Blu-ray, with increased studio involvement.

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More from Stan Glasgow:

Sony: Upbeat On Holidays; Talks Q4 Blu-ray, OLED Plans

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When asked about Blu-ray player pricing from Sony for the holiday season, Glasgow said it should be “in the $399 range ... I don’t expect it to go much lower than that.”

When asked where the industry is in the format battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD, he noted, “It continues. I still find it curious that there are 170 companies backing [Blu-ray] and two companies behind [HD DVD]. I find some abnormality in that. Hopefully when all the [movie] titles reach the market this season and the beginning of 2008, [consumers] will see the [difference] in performance.”

Concerning talk from this week’s Blu-ray meeting in Los Angeles where Panasonic debuted a 1.1 player, the specification mandated by the Blu-ray Disc Association, Glasgow also said that Sony plans its own for next year with “possibly 1.2” features.

He added, “1.1 is a set of features. Step-by-step we will be adding features and have to work with the studios” which can add plenty of features to a disc. Glasgow added that certain existing Blu-ray decks could be “upgraded with firmware” via the Net to have some 1.1 features.

For those keeping score at home, we now have:

Profile 1.05 for those players that have "some 1.1 features"
Profile 1.1 players.
Profile 1.2 players.
Profile 2.0 players.
Bonus View players.
Final Standard Profile players.
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GSD&M's Idea City to Promote HD DVD

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GSD&M's Idea City has been tapped by Toshiba North America Consumer Products, LLC and DreamWorks Animation SKG to produce advertising in support of HD DVD, the high-definition DVD format that's riding a wave of industry buzz. Television and print advertisements will launch November 1st, using characters from DreamWorks Animation Shrek franchise, coinciding with the HD DVD release of Shrek the Third.

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Mentions of more Laptops with HD DVD

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Blu-ray: Picture Gets Dimmer for Entertainment Format

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Could it be a "black-and-blue" Friday for Blu-ray? Their are rumblings about a big announcement coming from Wal-Mart that could give a big boost to HD-DVD.

I'm hearing that the company will begin selling the Toshiba HD-A2 for $98 in a special one-day, in-store secret sale. The unit sells for $198 at Circuit City and Amazon, so this is a steep discount.

It points to the aggressive strategies shaping up in the format wars gripping next-generation DVDs. K-Mart has already decided not to sell Blu-ray players at all because of the affordability chasm between the two. The cheapest Blu-ray player at Wal-Mart runs $464. The Xbox 360's external HD-DVD drive is now available at $179, and that comes with five free movies. You can get even more free titles with your purchase at Best Buy , including the first season of the NBC hit series "Heroes." Nice deal.

I've already detailed in previous posts how HD-DVD is far-outselling Blu-ray on laptop computers and how Toshiba will make available a notebook with onboard HD-DVD for under $1,000 this holiday shopping season. Look for other big price breaks from the other major HD-DVD laptop makers, including Acer, Gateway , HP Hewlett-Packard

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Oh my, Best Buy has apparently followed suit...$99 A2

Best Buy offering A2 at $99
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My only problem with the Friday sale is that I already have all those HD-DVDs and a A30...oh well...go HD-DVD I guess!
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For those keeping score at home, we now have:

Profile 1.05 for those players that have "some 1.1 features"
Profile 1.1 players.
Profile 1.2 players.
Profile 2.0 players.
Bonus View players.
Final Standard Profile players.

mike, isn't this more than a little misleading and aren't personal comments, especially negative ones, not allowed in the news thread? I ask anyone reading to report that post since the news thread shouldn't be used for smearing either HD format.
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Anyone know if Warner re-upped their BDA membership?
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The BDA "clarifies" the Profile 1.1 mandate (PIP)
http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/11/01...1-mandate-pip/

We don't know about anyone else, but we've been a little confused about this so-called mandatory profile 1.1 deadline of October 31st 2007. While some couldn't care less about PIP, -- or any other extras on their HD movies -- who wants to buy a player that doesn't support everything Blu-ray has to offer? The reason we're confused is because manufacturers like Sony just released a players right before the deadline and Samsung's new BD-UP5000 is 1.1 "ready". Well, at this week's Blu-ray fest, Andy Parsons clears up the confusion by saying "We won't quibble over something like the firmware upgrade. The most important thing is to deliver product that meets customer expectations." We're not sure what your expectations are, but as long as your brand new Blu-ray player can handle the first PIP title when it hits the street, we guess it doesn't matter when it became officially 1.1 compliant. Honestly, we're surprised Samsung said anything at all, after all who'd be able to say it wasn't compliant if there weren't any movies before the firmware hit the streets.
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mike, isn't this more than a little misleading

Maybe you can explain it.
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Vanguard Cinema has announced it plans on releasing its first HD DVD in January.

Channels, which will street Jan. 22 at $29.95, follows a Hollywood movie producer who has a recurring dream that could become reality. His late-night channel surfing one day becomes more than recreation when a character from a soap opera magically appears in his room.

The film stars Ed Asner, Jim Oja and Nat Christian.

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mike, isn't this more than a little misleading and aren't personal comments, especially negative ones, not allowed in the news thread? I ask anyone reading to report that post since the news thread shouldn't be used for smearing either HD format.

I agree Mike ... that was certainly misleading.

You forgot to mention the profiles for the audio only formats, and you also forgot to mention that Profile 2.0 is completely optional. Technically, you also forgot to mention the separation for Profile 1.1 and Profile 2.0 players that actually have the local persistent storage embedded and those that do not.

I don't think there was any smearing going on though. It is what it is.
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STATEMENT FROM JONATHAN MAGASANIK, VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER, HOME ELECTRONICS, SEARS HOLDINGS

Kmart Not Exclusively Supporting HD-DVD Format

Hoffman Estates, Ill (November 1, 2007) - There have been numerous statements in the media today, attributed to Toshiba, indicating exclusive support for the HD-DVD format in Kmart stores.

These statements are false.

Kmart intends to support both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray platforms, and has no plans to support either platform exclusively.

About Kmart

Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Martha Stewart Everyday and Route 66. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

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It is always good to keep it real - for both sides. It is difficult enough for any of us to digest what is real, let alone the phony stuff.

So despite my being an HDDVD supporter, thank you Talkstr8t
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STATEMENT FROM JONATHAN MAGASANIK, VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER, HOME ELECTRONICS, SEARS HOLDINGS

Kmart Not Exclusively Supporting HD-DVD Format

Hoffman Estates, Ill (November 1, 2007) - There have been numerous statements in the media today, attributed to Toshiba, indicating exclusive support for the HD-DVD format in Kmart stores.

These statements are false.

Kmart intends to support both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray platforms, and has no plans to support either platform exclusively.

About Kmart

Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Martha Stewart Everyday and Route 66. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

I don't see this on the sears press release page
http://www.searsholdings.com/pubrel/

May I ask where you got it from, or if you have a link
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Panasonic intros next-gen Blu-ray player

So "Profile 1.1" and "Profile 2.0" gave way to "Bonus View" and now "Final Standard Profile"?

There never was an official "Profile 1.1" - it has always been "Grace Period Profile" and "Final Standard Profile". Bonus View has been approved as branding for Final Standard Profile ("Profile 1.1") players or for titles which contain features which require FSP support (i.e. secondary video).

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Flash memory card needed for new $500 DMP-BD30 for profile1.1

There's been no official word that the DMP-BD30 doesn't have at least 256MB of internal storage - the SD slot has been positioned as a way of also viewing AVCHD content. I'm checking with sources to confirm whether an SD card is required for local storage.

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I don't see this on the sears press release page
http://www.searsholdings.com/pubrel/

Perhaps because it's a "statement", not a press release.
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May I ask where you got it from

From being an insider!
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or if you have a link

Nope - if I did any old non-insider could have posted it!

Seriously, this hasn't been widely distributed yet, but it undoubtedly will be.

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I don't see this on the sears press release page
http://www.searsholdings.com/pubrel/Perhaps because it's a "statement", not a press release.
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Nope - if I did any old non-insider could have posted it!

Seriously, this hasn't been widely distributed yet, but it undoubtedly will be.

Isn't one of the rules of this thread that a link to the source needs to be provided?

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STATEMENT FROM JONATHAN MAGASANIK, VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER, HOME ELECTRONICS, SEARS HOLDINGS

Kmart Not Exclusively Supporting HD-DVD Format

Hoffman Estates, Ill (November 1, 2007) - There have been numerous statements in the media today, attributed to Toshiba, indicating exclusive support for the HD-DVD format in Kmart stores.

These statements are false.

Kmart intends to support both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray platforms, and has no plans to support either platform exclusively.

About Kmart

Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Martha Stewart Everyday and Route 66. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

One quick question on this. Other than the PS3, will Kmart be selling any Blu-Ray players in their stores this Christmas season?
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