became the highest
grossing film ever when it hit theaters last year. The film drew
huge crowds and while it lined the coffers of 20th Century Fox and
the wallet of James Cameron, the movie drew lots of interest to 3D in
theaters and homes. Even though the film garnered lots of fans, it
also had a few critics including
the U.S. Marine Corps.20th Century Fox has announced that
Avatar is the best
selling movie in America on both Blu-ray and DVD. The film
is also the best selling Blu-ray movie of all time with 2.7 million
copies sold in only four days on store shelves in North America
alone. The previous record was 2.5 million units. In
has sold 6.5 million copies (DVD + Blu-ray) since it launched on Thursday of last
week. The downside to the popularity of Avatar
Blu-ray is that some buyers of the movie are finding that the Blu-ray
disc won’t play on some players on the market.The specific
in reports is the Samsung BD-UP5000. The reason the player
reportedly can’t play Avatar
is because of a firmware update that is missing and needed by the
device. Other Samsung Blu-ray players are also facing the same issue.
Presumably, Samsung will be rushing the update out for the players
since the Avatar
is so popular.
users are claiming that it's not a firmware issue, but some sort of
DRM issue with the movie itself pointing the finger at 20th Century
Fox rather than Samsung.
quote: Some users are claiming that it's not a firmware issue, but some sort of DRM issue with the movie itself pointing the finger at 20th Century Fox rather than Samsung.