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January 14th, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Stargate Atlantis: S1 appears on Amazon... in Blu-ray format
Posted Jan 13th 2008 12:26PM by Darren Murph
Filed under: Industry, Blu-ray, HD DVD

We know, a fair chunk of you are wondering why Stargate Atlantis: Season 1 turning up on Amazon in Blu-ray form is a big deal. Here's the skinny: the aforementioned program is a Sci-Fi original, and Sci-Fi just so happens to be owned by NBC Universal. Got all that? Now, let's flash back to just days ago -- Universal's HD DVD exclusivity contract expired and we heard through the grapevine that it was planning on following Warner (owned by Time Warner, which also owns Engadget's parent companies) to the Blu side of life. If you still haven't pieced this all together, this listing is just another crumb of mounting evidence that Universal could indeed be ditching HD DVD in the not-too-distant future, but until we hear anything official, we suppose we'll just have to pretend there's no rustling going on in the background.[Thanks, Aaron H.]Update: Turns out the series is owned by MGM / Sony, which clicks with Blu-ray. Our bad!...

January 18th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Unfortunately this isn't a release announcement, but one of Amazon's preliminary "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available" pages. I'd say that means that they probably heard that it is coming (MGM is on the Blu-ray supporters list), but it's not officially on the books yet -- so they have no info, and it cannot be preordered.