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Wal-Mart Offering Refunds For HD DVD Players

Wal-Mart is giving refunds for HD DVD players purchased on or after November 1. To receive a refund customers need to return the players by April 30 with a receipt. Original packaging is not required.

Best Buy is offering $50 gift cards to customers who purchased an HD DVD player or an HD DVD unit for a Microsoft Xbox 360 videogame console before February 23. Those who receive gift cards can keep their HD DVD players.

No Blu-Ray For Xbox 360

Microsoft says no Blu-ray for Xbox 360 | Special Coverage | Reuters

Reuters is reporting on comments by Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for the XBox 360, that Microsoft is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-Ray Association to integrate Blu-Ray into the XBox 360.

This is disappointing.

HD DVD Cedes To Blu-Ray

Toshiba announced an end to its HD DVD business, leaving the high-definition DVD market to Sony and its Blu-Ray format.

Wal-Mart To Move To Blu-Ray Only

Wal-Mart said today that it will only sell high definition DVDs in the Blu-ray format joining ranks with several other companies and movie studios.

The retailer is following in the footsteps of Best Buy, Netflix, Warner Bros. Studio, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co and Lions Gate Entertainment.

Kmart To Only Offer HD DVD Player

Toshiba says that discount retailer Kmart will only sell Toshiba HD DVD players and will not offer Blu-ray players.

Amazon, Microsoft Go To The Movies

Independent filmmakers got a leg up today as Amazon and Microsoft set off a joint venture called the 1,000 HD DVD Indies Project, designed to make it easier to produce and distribute movies in the HD DVD format.

Digg Embroiled In HD DVD Controversy
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The posting of a code that decrypts HD DVD format DRM caused plenty of uproar at the social news site when Digg administrators took down posts and banned accounts over it. That was just the start.

First HD-DVD On BitTorrent, MPAA Trembles

The first HD-DVD movie has finally found its way into the hallowed halls of BitTorrent. The move could be the first small pebble that starts an avalanche of HD-DVD content to be ripped, released, and scorned by the MPAA as a bane to civilization itself.