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PlayStation Network First to Deliver HD Movies from All Six Major Movie Studios

The Playstation Blog Writes: Hi Everyone – Break out the bubbly, because today marks a milestone on the Video Store. Starting today, PlayStation Network's video delivery service is the first to offer high-definition movies for purchase from all of the major movie studios, including 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

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yoghurt2814d ago

More good news for Sony - they are having a really fast paced start to 2010

ShinRyuHadoken2813d ago

Wow. This year is going well for SONY.

facelike2813d ago

What this means is all the movie studios support Sony's ideas and system. Unfortunately this doesn't directly translate to success, but it does at least tip the odds a bit more in Sony's direction.

DSI2813d ago

Can someone tell me why this is considered news?

inbetweener2813d ago

What would you consider it, fan fiction?

Microsoft talks big about digital distribution, but Sony are the ones walking the walk and they've got their sheeit in order.

Hedging their bets, blu-ray for physical media, PSN for DD.

Sounds like news to me.

DarkTower8052813d ago

Main Entry: news
Pronunciation: \ˈnüz, ˈnyüz\
Function: noun plural but singular in construction
Usage: often attributive
Date: 15th century

1 a : a report of recent events b : previously unknown information <I've got news for you>

On topic, this is great "news" for me, no more downloading Blu-Ray rips off the net. I'll gladly buy them and keep them on my HDD now.

Zedux2813d ago

MS did Sony so much good competing with them until 2009 it made Sony fight it's demons and now wow Sony is unstoppable just like Kratos!

3XP2813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )

We all know the definition of new. I some one post a blow that MS is changing the background color on xbox.com. Based on your difinition, it would be news because someone somewhere didn't know it.

Here is a definition that you should add to your collection.

friv·o·lous   /ˈfrɪvələs/ Show Spelled[friv-uh-luhs] Show IPA
–adjective
1.characterized by lack of seriousness or sense: frivolous conduct.
2.self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose.
3.(of a person) given to trifling or undue levity: a frivolous, empty-headed person.
4.of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of serious notice: a frivolous suggestion.

Perhaps what DSi was say is that this is Frivolous news, and I would have to say I agree with him. "PlayStation Network First to Deliver HD Movies from All Six Major Movie Studios" Are you serious, especially when Sony is one of them...what a laugh.

@Gamer7..(9) Below YOU HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD!, bubble up!

Syronicus2813d ago

Prior to today, not all major studios offered their content in HD for purchase on the PSN. Now the PSN has something available from each of them in HD and for purchase, not just rental. You folks arguing about the word news are entertaining... for the first few posts but now are boring so please, keep the spam to the open zone.

Kudos to Sony for walking the walk instead of offering the world and simply delivering sub-HD content like the others.

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Major_Nelson2814d ago

But xbox live was the First to Deliver SD Movies from no name studios

rawd2814d ago

haha thats pretty good, bubbles

Sunny_D2813d ago

Sony is on a roll to success, while MS play behind.
Playstation 3: Play B3yond

Anorexorcist2813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )

The sad thing is that they would have taken that comment seriously.

"Buh Buh Xbox Live its betterz because it doesn't have HD movies, the moderators ban you from playing, and it isn't free. If you aren't getting ripped-off, that means it isn't any good!"

dkgshiz2814d ago

Blu-ray is the only thing I use though.

Kleptic2814d ago

yeah i agree...2 HD rentals from the PSN is what it cost for a full month of Netflix w/ BD rentals...of which you can easily rent 15 blu rays a month of your on top of mailing them back...and no matter what anyone says...streaming HD rentals isn't close to the quality of blu ray...

I've used netflix for a month or so with the PS3...the streaming is ok, just still crappy selection...but they are very good about the mailing from what i've had...just a 2 day turnover for me...i can get a new movie every other day, save sunday...

I'd use the PSN system more if the prices were better...they get all the new movies every tuesday, which is awesome...but Netflix for some reason doesn't, which is very annoying...The Box for example...released on the PSN weeks ago...yet isn't rentable (sp?) from netflix till march 23rd?...lame...

so neither is perfect...but whatever...

PotNoodle2813d ago

I also enjoy renting Blu-ray's instead, but the PSN (and xbox live, though not as often) stores just give that extra convenience, most of the time when i want to watch a film, it will be out of nowhere, i wasn't planning on watching one, but i now want to. So i'll quickly scan the store and rent something from there.

So it is good for that, unexpected rentals.

blair_enigma2814d ago

what do they mean they deliver HD? when purchasing from the psn, you are asked if you want the SD or HD version, so whats new?

SmokeyMcBear2814d ago

you didnt read the second part of the headline.. from all 6 major movie studios... aparantly they didnt have hd movies from all 6.. until now.

Ven10002814d ago

They're the first to offer HD from all 6 major studios.

Johnny Rotten2814d ago

cool, now only if the CRTC will stop being the overly protective mom and let us Canadians enjoy this service :(

Polluted2813d ago

I was under the impression that our loose copyright laws are causing the hold-up. Studios don't want to make it any easier for us to pirate or something.

Could be the CRTC, I suppose...

ThatArtGuy2813d ago

I'm fairly confident that it's the CRTC.

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