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First hybrid HD DVD disc announced

April 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Rumour has it

Warner has confirmed the first hybrid /DVD flipper disc. Bizarrely, the studio has chosen the rather unappetizing rom-com Rumour has it… starring Jennifer Aniston (pictured) and Kevin Costner, as the landmark release. One side will feature a high definition transfer, the other a standard definition alternative compatible with regular DVD players. The disc comes with a hefty ten dollar premium over regular HD releases.
According to Warner’s Steve Nickerson, it’s the first of several hybrid releases. “Purchasing a disc in this format gives consumers the greatest flexibility in viewing options,” he reasons. “If they own an HD DVD player, they’ll get all the benefits of HD, but if they are planning to upgrade they can still enjoy the standard DVD version.”
Also announced are HD DVD releases Goodfellas and Swordfish (out May 2) and Training Day (May 9).

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade

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