The week in HD – a wrap up

Here’s our weekly HD wrap up. It consists of some of the top HD stories of the week. If you missed any, here’s your chance to read up on the latest in high-definition. If we missed any, please let us know in the comments.

Comcast still leading in cable subscribers
SNL Kagan Survey reveals Comcast still leads in cable TV subs with 20.1 million subscribers. The second largest cable TV provider is Time Warner with 7.8 million subscribers. Broadcasting & Cable Full Story

Panasonic reveals new Blu-ray Players and HDTVs,
More affordable, energy efficient, and faster are words to describe the new line of Blu-ray players and HDTVs from Panasonic. The DMP-BD60, DMP-BD80, and DMP-BD70V BD players will be be released in April of this year. But you wouldn’t think a Blu-ray player could share a bunk with a VHS player would you? Home Media Magazine Full Story

iTunes adds HD movie titles
Apple’s iTunes started offering a limited number of HD movies for rent or purchase last week. iTunes had been offering TV shows in hi-def since Sept. ‘08, but is now adding HD movies to the list. High-definition movies are priced at $19.99, and new release rentals at $4.99. Full Story

3-D gaining popularity
James Cameron said at this year’s CES convention, “3-D is not a gimmick…3-D is ready for prime time.” With 40 percent of consumers aware of 3-D content, and one-third of those consumers having seen a 3-D movie in a theater, could we be looking at a major revolution in movie presentation? Dealerscope Full Story

Xbox 360 sales up 53% in Feb.
Sales of Microsoft’s Xbox 360s in the U.S. in February were up 53 percent from the same month last year, according NPD Group research firm. The sales of Xbox 360s surpassed that of Playstation 3 units for the month, 391,000 to 276,000 respectively. International Business Times Full Story

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Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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