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Redbox says NO to Warner Bros 56-day movie delay

Nearly 2 years have passed since Redbox and many others had to deal with Warner Bros. Studio policy to delay new releases titles being rented for 28 days. Warner had a deal in place with Redbox where they would delay the release of their films for 28 days in exchange for lower acquisition costs and a steady flow of Blu-ray discs, but the rental company decided to draw the line when Warner wanted them to wait 56 days.

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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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Star Trek TNG Coming to Blu-Ray

For those of you Trekkie’s who have been looking at your blu-ray player and wondering why you even bought it, wonder no more. Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on Blu-Ray starting in 2012. All 178 episodes will be released in the coming year, although not all at once.

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PlayStation 3 Banned In Europe Temporarily

Picture of the Playstation 3 console

Looks like Sony is in some trouble at least in Europe. LG had recently sued Sony with a Patent dispute over their blu-ray technology and have been granted a preliminary injunction in the matter. This injunction prevents the PlayStation 3 from currently being imported to Europe. For at least the next 10 days, every PlayStation that is imported will be seized by Government officials. LG has its target on the US next.

Sony imports around 100,000 consoles a week to Europe. Sony may see massive revenue drops if this dispute is not resolved in a timely manner it would be in their best interests to settle as soon at possible. Sony has been quiet on the topic thus far I doubt that will last long.

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Sony Reveals Sony Internet TV Powered by Google

Today Sony held a press conference to reveal the new Sony Internet TV which is powered by Google. There are two options available when purchasing Sony Internet TV, you can either get it built into the TV or you can purchase the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray player separately. The Blu-ray separate version features built in Google TV functionality, Search across internet and TV, Surfing the web while watching TV, Downloading Apps from the Android Market, Link to your mobile phone, DVR Compatibility, Built in WiFi, and an intuitive keyboard and much more. The separate player will cost $399.99 and is available for pre-order now at Sonystyle.com.

Press read more to see inside Sony Internet TV.

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