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Blu-ray is headed to the great jumble sale in the sky, to be replaced in our hearts by a digital set top boxes like those made by Roku, Apple et al. At least, according to the CEO of, er, Roku.

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Fancy a film? Nah, we don’t mean a trip down to the local picture house. Those places are full of yoofs on their phones and overpriced confectionary. We’re on about the proper home cinema experience, here.

Of course, that’s an altogether more enjoyable experience if you’ve got some bleeding-edge kit to do it on - like the Sony Blu-Ray starter pack that’s hitting stores soon. Just as well, then, that we’re offering you the chance to win just that. Read more

The British summer suddenly seems a way off. With recent storms battering the nation, maybe it’s time to settle down at home and watch a movie or two? Of course, that’s an altogether more enjoyable experience if you’ve got some bleeding-edge kit to do it on - like the Sony Blu-Ray starter pack that’s hitting stores soon. Just as well, then, that we’re offering you the chance to win just that.

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Netflix is on a mission to be available on everything, from games consoles to PCs to drinks coasters. The company wants to be on ‘every relevant screen’, which is why it’s just inked a deal with Sony to launch on the Sony Entertainment Network, bringing movie streaming to a host of Sony kit. Has your Blu-Ray player just found a better source of content than your Blu-Rays? Read more

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Tesco has announced a move to embrace digital movies by partnering with Blinkbox and offering to hand them out to customers when they pay for one of a select list of Blu-Rays or DVDs. It’s part of what the supermarket hopes will “help start a digital revolution,” and may pave the way for a big shift in movie buying. Read more

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The Wii U will use proprietary discs packing 25GB of data, almost exactly the same size as Blu-ray discs, but don’t expect it to play them or DVDs for that matter. Just like the Wii before it, the Wii U is shunning both formats entirely.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explained the decision at a meeting of investors and analysts. He’s unapologetic about the ommission because, hell, you’ve already got a DVD player already haven’t you? Read on for his exact words…

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Blu-ray knows no limits: Panasonic outs 100GB rewritable discsNews flash: we are approaching the day when rewritable media encroaches on the storage capacity of hard drives. In a press release this afternoon, Panasonic confirmed they’ll unveil a rewritable single-sided three-layer Blu-ray disc with a 100GB capacity on April 15th. As the world’s first rewritable 100GB Blu-ray disc, what’s next for consumer electronics giant?

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Yesterday Panasonic unveiled a muscle bound 3D Blu-ray recorder, the DMR-BWT700. It’s a big beast, but its packed wth specs for high quality recording and playback. Click through for photos and full specs.

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