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Warner Brothers Gives Cold Shoulder to Redbox, Netflix, & Blockbuster by Waiting 56 Days Instead of 28 for New Movies

Warner Bros. is another big Hollywood studios in a string of others who have not been playing nice with the likes of Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, and other similar services recently. Apparently Warner is trying to work out agreements that will keep new release movies away from rental consumers for longer than the current 28 day limit. Reports from All Things D, say that the delay would last up to 56 days.

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HBO Stops Direct DVD Shipments to Netflix

Netflix has started to create their own shows for their service that directly completes with the likes of HBO and many other big studios. Reports from CNET state that HBO has halted providing Netflix with DVDs from their warehouses. This could be a huge public blow to Netflix and their future. Netflix would still be able to acquire HBO DVDs from other third-party resellers to keep discs going out to their DVD-BY-MAIL customers. This change may have gone into affect starting the 1st of this month.

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MSI Launches New GT783 Gaming Laptop

MSI brings gamers who want a truly mobile gaming solution the MSI GT783 and GT783R. The GT783 (MSRP:$2,500) features a Quad-Core 2.2GHz Core i7 processor (2670QM), GTX 580M GPU (2GB), 17.3-inch 1080p HD screen, 16GB DDR3 memory, and a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD). The GT783R is a less expensive version of the GT783 which has the same screen but with some slight differences elsewhere.

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Pioneer to Launch World’s Smallest External Blu-Ray Burner

Pioneer is bringing some innovation to the external Blu-Ray burner space with their newly announced BDR-XD04. The new burner will run for $149.99 and will be available towards the middle of this month. As you can see from the photo above, the new burner is extremely small and light at 8.5oz and 0.55 inches thick. The BDR-XD04 will feature 6x write speed, 2.0 USB (unfortunately no 3.0 USB support), and quad-layer 128GB BD-R support. The BDR-XD04 will have it’s own power adapter, but it will also be able to draw enough power from your computer’s USB port.

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AT&T Spreads 4G LTE Goodness to 11 New Markets

AT&T Mobility has now added 11 more markets to it’s 4G LTE coverage area. The new markets cover New York City, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, and Raleigh. The state of California gets the lions share of LTE coverage in this latest market deployment.

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