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'Avatar' Will be a Panasonic Exclusive Until 2012

If you have your heart set on owning "Avatar " on Blu-ray 3D, you'd better have a Panasonic 3D TV or a lot of patience. According to Blu-ray.com, Panasonic renewed its rights for the movie, which will keep it an exclusive until February 2012. Yikes.

That means, if you want to get the disc, you'll need to get a Panasonic 3D TV. Of course, you could also shell out $400 to get one on eBay.



As the site points out, however, if you are going to pay that, you may as well invest Panasonic's 3D Starter Kit. At last look, it was going for $287 on Amazon, and also includes two pairs of 3D glasses.  

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December 15, 2010 7:18 AM updated: December 15, 2010 7:18 AM

Panasonic has the TY-EW3D2MMK2 3D Starter Kit (Avatar 3D + 2 Rechargeable Glasses.

Do those glasses only work on Panasonic TVs? If they would work on others then you could buy that kit and get Avatar 3D.

December 15, 2010 7:56 AM

They do only work with Panasonic. However, you could buy the kit and give (or sell) the glasses to someone that has a Panasonic 3D TV. Even if you junk them, it's still cheaper than what they were going for on eBay!

December 15, 2010 12:23 PM

Do they reality think that it won't end up in bit torrents? Having exclusivity to a vendor won't make people by your product, it will only tick people off; especially those that have already bought into 3D.

December 28, 2010 10:07 PM

Great to see that we have a new way to **** off early adapters to technology.

In the past you got to choose a format and hope you picked right. VHS/Beta HDTV/bluray. We finally get a standard that's set from the outset and lo and behold the manufacturers find a new way to hold back the sales. In this case it's excessive licensing deals.

Rather than pushing to speed as many releases out into the market and removing a barrier (ie - "There's nothing out in 3D so I'll wait.") they go out of their way to reduce the available content - at the same time minimise margins as they'll only start to sell in volume when content becomes available (prices are already dropping on the technology).

Do these morons think that someone will buy their brand of TV in order to gain access to a movie? Do they really think someone is going to buy one of every brand of TV so they can access all the exclusive deals?

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