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The Evolution of Home Theater - Big Tech of the Small Screen

See how the changes in technology have changed our own social attitudes towards how to watch movies.
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This video covers a lot of the same ground as our project, but goes a lot more into the technical aspects of home entertainment

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This Could Change How You Watch Movies Forever

This Could Change How You Watch Movies Forever | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
"Coming soon to a theater (and home streaming device) near you." Hollywood behemoths Sony and Disney have begun testing an unorthodox business model in South Korea: Releasing major films for on-demand home viewing shortly after their theater...
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The Journal noted that top cinema chains such Regal and AMC will not show films that don't have at least a 90-day "window" between theatrical release and home release. The rationale is that many viewers will forgo the cinema if they can watch movies at home.

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Disposable DVDs Go to the Dumps

Disposable DVDs Go to the Dumps | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
Environmentalists consider Disney's plan to sell DVDs that can be watched for two days and then thrown out "illogical" and "absurd." Many consumers don't see a need for them, either. By Katie Dean.
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Top 10 Format Wars - Toptenz.net

Top 10 Format Wars - Toptenz.net | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
A format war occurs when two incompatible versions of a similar technology begin to compete against one another in the market.  In almost every case, one o
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Video rental world history (rise and fall of Blockbuster)

Video rental world history (rise and fall of Blockbuster) | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
This is the history of the video rental industry going from physical to digital. This seems that is an inevitable story in many industries and video industries was no exception even if the physical channels have the support of the big movie studios.
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series of videos that tell the story of renting movies through the past 35 years

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The True Horrors of a World Without Blockbuster

The last Blockbuster Video recently closed, after becoming a laughing stock in the digital era. But is the vast jungle of new technology actually easier? Wat...
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How This Chain Beat Blockbuster And Proved That Video Rental Stores Aren't Dead

How This Chain Beat Blockbuster And Proved That Video Rental Stores Aren't Dead | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
How Family Video managed to beat Blockbuster
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Libraries Top Netflix In DVD Rentals

Libraries Top Netflix In DVD Rentals | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
A new survey shows that libraries are lending out 2.1 million DVDs a day
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Sony Finally Throws the Betamax on Scrapheap

Sony Finally Throws the Betamax on Scrapheap | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
Like a grieving widow who finally parts with her late husband's golf clubs, Sony Corp. has given up on Betamax.The Japanese electronics giant announced Tuesday that it would stop making the last two...
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Industry History | entertainment merchants association | Jennifer Lane Burnell

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Here's How Indie Movie Rental Stores Are Surviving the New Frontier

Here's How Indie Movie Rental Stores Are Surviving the New Frontier | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
Like most surviving video store in the age of instant streaming and video-on-demand, Scarecrow is struggling to keep customers coming through the doors. General manager Kevin Shannon reports that rentals have dropped over 50% in the last six years.
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the benefit of the store: curation

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Timeline Photos - Wild and Woolly Video | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Wild and Woolly Video | Facebook | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
Our Black Friday special!

Free 3 night rental of any movie with the word "Black" in the title!

Limit one per customer
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What? Black Friday at a video store?

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PITTSBURGH DAD: THE VIDEO STORE

How many of you heard things like this on a Friday night at your local video store? There's actually still a few of them around :) Make sure to SUBSCRIBE for...
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things heard at the video store

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The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?

The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow? | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow? - The Huffington Post
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To stand out beyond the normal statistical probabilities, filmmakers will need to invert the box. Today's dogma will become tomorrow's broken business model. The question is how to make your film become an essential part of new storytelling ecosystems that bring meaningful conversation, foster social engagement and define new pathways for content distribution. Spend 90% of your time talking to non-incumbent players with whom you can create new content value chains."

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More indie films are turning to video on demand

More indie films are turning to video on demand | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
Struggling to compete with big-budget movies at the box office, indie films are increasingly finding a lucrative niche in one of Hollywood's fastest-growing markets: video on demand.The number of (Page 2 of 2)...
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Format Wars: A History of What-Could-Have-Been, From Betamax to Dvorak

Format Wars: A History of What-Could-Have-Been, From Betamax to Dvorak | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
Other than the frenzied anticipation for the coming breed of tablet PCs, the one topic that dominates the mindspace of the technorati these days is
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Which console to buy, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Moreover, why buy one at all?

Which console to buy, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Moreover, why buy one at all? | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
It's been a few years, but this holiday shopping season again features a pair of brand-new video game consoles for consumers to quibble over in the form of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.
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1988 Blockbuster Video Commercial [HQ]

Recorded from an old Betamax Cassette I had in my basement. Old commercials rule!!! I found a new way to record these commercials in high quality 720x480. No...
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No more late fees 2007.

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Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online

Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
Watch Movies & TV Shows Online or Streaming right to your TV via Xbox, Wii, PS3 & many other devices. Only /mo.
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Movie Gallery closing stores, which is bittersweet news for Blockbuster

Movie Gallery closing stores, which is bittersweet news for Blockbuster | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
Movie Gallery's plan to close its remaining namesake and Hollywood Video stores brings a bittersweet win for Dallas-based Blockbuster Inc.
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Brave New World? - Challenges to existing business models for exhibition and distribution - movieScope

Brave New World? - Challenges to existing business models for exhibition and distribution - movieScope | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
As the digital revolution challenges existing business models for exhibition and distribution, Mark Batey and Phil Clapp, CEOs of the Film Distributors
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Ite's Family Entertainment in Cabot

Ite's Family Entertainment in Cabot | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
We are a locally owned video and game rental store. No cost to join or hidden fees!!! We get...
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Family Entertainment (Cabot, AR) facebook page

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The True Horrors of a World Without Blockbuster

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En plena era digital, la especialización está salvando a los viejos videoclubes [*] - Cinematófilos

En plena era digital, la especialización está salvando a los viejos videoclubes [*] - Cinematófilos | Home Entertainment Evolution | Scoop.it
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specialization saves video stores

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