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Thursday, 20 February 2003 ,  Written by
A maker of DVD-copying software is offering $10,000 bounties for tips about people who are using the product to pirate movies but the company says the move is not directly related to its legal fight with Hollywood. In the first week after offering the rewards, 321 Studios did not field any tips of suspected piracy and does not expect that to change, said Robert Moore, 321's founder and president. "It's primarily our response to the Motion Picture Association of America's continued claims that this software is a piracy tool, that I'm a thief and that every one of my customers is a co-conspirator," Moore said. "Those are their words, not mine, and I'm frankly tired of hearing it."
Friday, 17 January 2003 ,  Written by
The incredible success of DVD video has propelled home video to become America’s most popular entertainment medium, surpassing consumer spending on movie tickets, music, video games and mass-market books. Just announced by the DVD Entertainment Group at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, U.S. consumers spent more than twice as much buying and renting DVDs and VHS as they did going to the movies. In 2002, consumers spent $20.3 billion buying and renting DVDs and VHS versus $9.3 billion moviegoers spent at the theatrical box office.
Friday, 20 December 2002 ,  Written by Jerry Del Colliano
“Hybrid” SACDs can play back on an SACD player or one of hundreds of millions of CD players and the DVD Forum is looking into the possibility of doing the same for the DVD-Audio format says one industry trade publication. While hybrid SACDs have gained popularity in 2002 (Rolling Stones titles most notably), they still make up a minority of the SACD titles. According to sources close to, The Stones titles have sold very well thanks to the widespread appeal of their music and the backwards compatibility of the format. This is very good news in an otherwise bleak music business. CDs are still selling slowly while DVD-Video titles are a runaway mainstream success. With the added values on DVD-Audio titles (video, photos, alternative mixes and so on) plus DVD-Audio’s focus on surround sound, backwards compatibility to CD players and ...
Monday, 04 November 2002 ,  Written by
Home movie lovers flocked to retail stores this weekend to purchase Spiderman on DVD and VHS. An estimated seven million units were sold last Friday setting the single day home video sales record. Columbia Tri-Star Home Entertainment spent over $100 million on the video's promotional campaign. An estimated 75 to 80% of initial sales were of the DVD format.
Friday, 11 October 2002 ,  Written by
Exploiting a loophole in the DVD Consortium agreement, a handful of mostly high-end A/V manufactures are showing and/or selling prototypes of DVD players with configuration that allow a straight digital connection between a DVD player and a digital video source such as a plasma screen, a DLP or a D-ILA projector. In order to make an official DVD player, you have to pay a license that sets the rules of how you can configure the player's software. A digital video out is a violation of these rules that can cause the seller to face a penalty reportedly as high as $100,000 per unit sold.
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