Panasonic bags Avatar 3D BD exclusive
You want Pandora in 3D, you buy our kit
Want to see Avatar in its full three-dimensional glory on that 3D TV you're planning to buy yourself for Christmas? Better make sure it's a Panasonic set, then - and that you're going to purchase a Panasonic 3D BD player.
The consumer electronics giant has the exclusive on the 3D BD version of the hit movie of the year until 31 January 2011, when the arrangement ends.
Panasonic said it will sweeten the deal by also bundling 3D BDs of Ice Age 3, Coraline and a Paul Carrack concert, you lucky, lucky people.
The discs don't come in the box - you have to fill in a form, send it off and they'll be posted back to you.
The 2D BD - and DVD - version of Avatar is due out on 15 November in a multi-disc extravaganza that includes all the features and stuff absent from the movie-only release issued earlier this year. ®
It's really, really not a good enough film to justify all this tomfoolery.
There's no fragmented standards, it's just not available to buy, the only way you can get the film is to buy the panasonic kit, but it will work on other players
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No. The Avatar disc isn't. But if you want the 3D version, the only way to get it legally in the UK is to buy some expensive Panasonic kit too, or buy the disc on import.
Wecome to the 19th century
"The discs don't come in the box - you have to fill in a form, send it off and they'll be posted back to you"
Nice to see the movie and electronics industries are right at the cutting edge of mid-Victorian content delivery mechanisms...
Can I have mine delivered by a UPS stagecoach, complete with a guard riding shotgun, please?
Used to exclusively buy their kit, not any more!
I don't like products that have adverts in the UI and EPG, so I avoid Panasonic like the plague.
Until they publicly announce they'll stop this shady practice, I won't be considering Panasonic at any time in the future.