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Warner Brothers may end the HD Format War this 2008

Since the announcement this past August of Paramount Pictures & Dreamworks dropping Blu-ray and going exclusively with the HD-DVD format, Toshiba & Sony are now pulling out all the stops to get Warner Brothers (the only Company to offer both Blu-ray and HD-DVD) to choose one format over the other.

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“Apparently Warner Brothers would like to wait out the holiday season to see which format sells the most players, giving them a larger installed base of consumers to sell their software to. According to Business Week, by the end of the year there should be 578,000 HD-DVD players in the marketplace compared with 370,000 Blu-ray systems. Where things get sticky is the 4 million Playstation 3’s out there that can play Blu-ray. Some reports have said only about 40% of those with a PS3 have bought a Blu-ray movie, but that would still be an additional 1.2 million units.”

from blorge.com

Hmm… I guess the smoke should clear this coming January 7th @ CES

Don’t know about you, but I think Sony is finally getting the BetaMax monkey of its back. And If Blu-ray goes the way of BetaMax, no skin off my nose. I’ll just use my PS3 to Play games. =D

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December 28, 2007 - Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Movies, Science and Technology

2 Comments

  1. While I have an HD-DVD player on my 360 and was sort of hoping HD-DVD would “win,” like Xraytech I also wouldn’t mind either way. As long as the darn format war ends and we get a defacto standard to go with, I’ll be happy. A standard will only accelerate the rate at which movies start becoming available in HD, and that benefits everyone!

    Comment by Joe | December 30, 2007

  2. […] will replace standard DVDs skewed in the direction of the Sony Corporation on Friday, with Warner Brothers casting the deciding vote in favor of the company’s Blu-ray discs over the rival format, HD […]

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