New Blu-ray Player From Onkyo Offers BLOCKBUSTER Franchise On Demand(R)

Device joins more than 85 others in adding convenience to entertainment

DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- Blockbuster Inc. (Pink Sheets: BLOKA, BLOKB) announced that Onkyo's newest Blu-ray player, the BD-SP808 will offer BLOCKBUSTER On Demand®. This month, the model will be rolled out in electronics stores nationwide, adding to a list of more than 85 consumer electronic devices that have integrated the service to boost consumer access to the latest releases.

"Our partnership with Onkyo further represents Blockbuster's commitment to increasing the availability of movies, particularly the newest titles, as well as old favorites," said Bruce Anderson, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand's senior vice president and general manager. "Combining BLOCKBUSTER On Demand with Onkyo's sophisticated Blu-ray technology, users will discover a convenient way to enhance their in-home movie watching experience."

The BLOCKBUSTER On Demand service allows customers to browse and select certain movies as soon as the titles are available on DVD and Blu-ray without having to pay a monthly subscription fee. Using the system's search tool, consumers can also view ratings, trailers and other information about each movie for a more personalized and simplified viewing experience.

"With the BD-SP808, Onkyo aimed to deliver not just on picture quality, but also on usability," said Paul Wasek, Onkyo USA's marketing manager. "Enabling consumers to access the movies they want faster and more easily is a part of that."

Onkyo's BD-SP808 offers other features in addition to BLOCKBUSTER On Demand, including a High Quality Video Scaler and full-featured Blu-ray Disc Play Back.

About Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it – whether in-store, by-mail, through vending kiosks or digitally to their homes and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve nearly 47 million global customers annually.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions.

SOURCE Blockbuster Inc.

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