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Rounding Up HD News: Couric Goes HD, Sony Site Allows PlayStation Downloads

Jul 17, 2008  •  Post A Comment

CBS News’ Couric Will Go HD This Month
“The CBS Evening News With Katie Couric” will begin broadcasting in high definition July 28 after the network spent 18 months building a graphics facility and control room to handle the new format, Broadcasting & Cable reports. CBS’ “60 Minutes” will begin its own HD broadcasts in September, the publication says.

Sony Updates PlayStation Site for HD Downloads

Sony this week updated its PlayStation Web store by allowing customers to download standard- and high-definition rentals, Web site EngadgetHD.com reports. Movies from all the major studios will be available to rent, with prices ranging from $2.99 to $5.99, the Web site says.

Warner to Cut Blu-ray Pricing at Holidays

Warner Home Video will cut pricing on many of its Blu-ray versions for older titles to as little as $11 a disc, Video Business reports. New films such as “The Departed” and “I Am Legend” will sell in Blu-ray for $17 to $20, or about two-thirds their current prices at retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon.com, the magazine says.

Microsoft Has No Plans for Blu-ray Function on Xbox

Microsoft has no plans to build Blu-ray functionality into its Xbox 360 games console, Forbes reports, citing Shane Kim, Microsoft’s VP of strategy and business development. The company will instead focus on digital distribution, a strategy marked by an agreement to allow Xbox Live subscribers to order streamed videos through Netflix starting later this year, the magazine says. The company also announced this week that it will start selling an Xbox 360 console with triple the digital storage space at the same $349 retail price of the previous version.
Dish Hits 100 HD Channels, Matching DirecTV
Dish Network said last week that it would add 17 high-definition channels this month, bringing its total to 100 HD channels five months ahead of schedule, surpassing U.S. satellite leader DirecTV’s 95 HD channels. Among the added channels were seven from Time Warner unit HBO and four from Liberty Media subsidiary Starz, Dish says.

Comcast Gets Exclusive on ‘Dark Knight’ HD Mini-Movies

U.S. cable leader Comcast said this week that it has the exclusive right to show a half-dozen mini-movies related to the release of Warner Bros.’ “Dark Knight,” which opens this week. Comcast’s on-demand service will show the films, which include cast member interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, the company said.
Toshiba Unveils HD Display Over Times Square
Toshiba this week unveiled a new high-definition display atop 1 Times Square in New York today. The 2,500-square-foot display, which replaces the screen Toshiba took over last year, supports more than 1 billion colors, the company said.

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