• Netflix to Raise Prices for Blu-ray Subscribers

    Posted Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM PDT by
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    Citing higher retail and wholesale prices, Netflix plans to implement a "modest monthly premium" for access to Blu-ray titles some time this year.

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  • Netflix Goes Blu-ray Exclusive

    Posted Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 09:30 AM PST by
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    Online rentailer Netflix has announced it will drop support of the HD DVD format, and will exclusively stock Blu-ray discs.

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  • Report: Netflix Users Favor HD DVD

    Posted Thu Oct 4, 2007 at 10:11 AM PDT by
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    A new report indicates that although only a tiny percentage of Netflix users are high-def early adopters, among them HD DVD appears to be favored over Blu-ray by a factor of more than two-to-one.

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  • Blockbuster to Go Blu-ray Only in 1400+ Stores

    Posted Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 10:52 PM PDT by
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    Blockbuster says it will expand its high-def disc rental program by 1,450 stores in July, but in a blow to the HD DVD camp, each of the new stores will only carry Blu-ray.

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  • Retailers Report Missed Street Dates for HD DVD, Blu-ray Discs

    Posted Sun Apr 8, 2007 at 10:02 PM PDT by
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    While we've seen plenty of reports of high-def discs hitting shelves days (and even weeks) ahead of time, apparently the opposite is also true, with some retailers and video rental stores reporting delayed shipments for HD DVD and Blu-ray discs.

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  • Blockbuster to Test Blu-ray, HD DVD Rentals

    Posted Mon Nov 6, 2006 at 01:37 PM PST by
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    After a week of rumors, Blockbuster has confirmed it will test Blu-ray and HD DVD rentals at select outlets nationwide starting immediately.

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  • Rumor Mill: Blockbuster to Stock HD DVD, Blu-ray? (Updated)

    Posted Wed Nov 1, 2006 at 02:03 PM PST by
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    Struggling video rentailer Blockbuster may be testing the high-def waters this holiday season with a rumored expansion to HD DVD and Blu-ray in some of its most high-volume stores.

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  • Netflix Adds Blu-Ray to Rental Menu

    Posted Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:01 AM PDT by
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    With no fanfare, today Netflix has added the ability for its customers to set up their accounts to rent Blu-Ray discs.

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  • Netflix CEO Urges Studios to Support Both HD-DVD, Blu-Ray

    Posted Tue Apr 25, 2006 at 11:21 AM PDT by
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    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is reaching out to all of the major Hollywood studios in an effort to bring an end to the high-def DVD format war.

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  • Blockbuster Adds HD-DVD to Online Rental Queue

    Posted Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 10:38 AM PDT by
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    Coming a month after Netflix announced it would begin offering high-def DVD rentals to its subscribers, rival Blockbuster announced today it is also jumping into the next-gen DVD rental game.

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  • Netflix Adds HD-DVD Rentals

    Posted Mon Mar 13, 2006 at 10:49 AM PST by
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    With little fanfare, Netflix has added the ability for its customers to set up their accounts to rent HD-DVD discs. The company had announced earlier this year that it was planning to rent both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs this year.

    As the weblog Hacking Netflix describes in detail, customers can access the setup option from the "Your Account" page, and after adjusting the preferred default format to DVD or HD-DVD, a new column called "Format" appears in their queue.

    This news comes on the same day that Warner announced probable delays in its first HD-DVD disc releases, which were originally expected March 28. So while it's great for high-def DVD enthusiasts to have an HD-DVD rental option at Netflix, it will be even greater once there are actually a few titles available to rent. Here's hoping that's soon.

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  • Netflix to Rent High-Def DVDs

    Posted Fri Feb 24, 2006 at 10:02 AM PST by
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    This morning, Netflix, the nation's leading online DVD rental service, announced they intend to offer HD-DVD discs to their customers beginning in March. The company also plays to support the upcoming Blu-Ray format when it is expected to launch sometime later in 2006.

    The Netflix announcement is good news for early adopters of either format. Both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs are expected to sell at a premium at launch, so a strong rental option will no doubt be a boon for those who want to enjoy their hot new high-def players but not have to pay $40 to own 'Mission: Impossible 2.'

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