Media Advisory - Future Shop Moves to Blu-ray High-Definition (HD) Products and Exits HD-DVD



    Get it First, Great Deals and Product Expertise at Future Shop - Home
    Theatre and Entertainment Technology

    BURNABY, BC, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest consumer
electronics retailer and e-tailer, announces that it will move to Blu-ray as
the format for next generation high-definition (HD) home theatre and
entertainment technology. Future Shop will offer the largest selection of
Blu-ray hardware and software in Canada.
    Future Shop is exiting the HD-DVD market. Future Shop will liquidate its
inventory and offer great deals on HD-DVD players for customers looking for
quality branded DVD players.
    "Future Shop recognizes that recent changes in the industry have placed
Blu-ray as the next generation high-definition format. As a result Future Shop
is now recommending Blu-ray software and hardware products to customers. This
decision is great news for our customers as it now allows Future Shop to focus
on Blu-ray technology exclusively, said Eric Stockner, Director of Home
Theatre Merchandising, Future Shop."
    Future Shop's Product Experts are available to help customers in-store
and in our online Community Forum (at http://futureshopforums.ca) with product
and technology questions.

    About Future Shop

    With 131 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Susan Kirk, Senior Manager
Communications, (604) 412-1226 or skirk@futureshop.com; Cheryl Grant,
Communications Specialist, (604) 412-1008, chgrant@futureshop.com

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