Format War!!!

Blu-ray not doing too well (except for PS3)

Even after HD DVD’s demise, Blu-ray still isn’t catching on, the PS3 excepted. Maybe the real format war was between DVD and Blu-ray all along? A recent survey, carried out by ABI Research

Epic fail? Blu-ray sales not doing so well

My brother told me that HD DVD died a few months ago because I hadn’t heard or read anything about the format war, but Blu-ray still ain’t doing so hot. And by “doing so hot,”

No more XBox HD DVD players

Microsoft has just discontinued their HD DVD players for the XBox 360. Microsoft chose… poorly. As a result of recent decisions made by Toshiba, Hollywood studios, and retailers, Microsoft plans

Retailer warns Sony not to abuse its newfound Blu-ray position: Consumers like regular DVD just fine

[photopress:sonybrrrrr.jpg,full,center] Hold your horses, sports fans. Don’t go declaring Blu-ray the winner of anything just yet, despite the fact that Toshiba original story titlethrew in the

Toshiba: We're done with HD DVD, looking forward to a bright HD future

It’s in our inbox, so that’s good enough for us to call it. At 12:14AM PST, HD DVD is no longer supported by Toshiba, effectively killing the format. The release says that Toshiba will foc

Report: Toshiba to officially drop HD DVD in the next few weeks

[photopress:toshout.jpg,full,center] Toshbia will officially ditch the HD DVD format in the coming weeks, says an article in today’s Hollywood Reporter. “Reliable industry sources” s

Michael Bay knew Blu-ray was gonna win all along

[photopress:tf3.jpg,full,center] Just a friendly “told you so” from Michael Bay to all y’all. Bay, whose movies have brought perpetual peace to Earth, was a vocal proponent of the Bl

HD DVD group calls Netflix Blu-ray decision 'unfortunate'

[photopress:hdgr.jpg,full,center] What’s the HD DVD Promotions Group’s response to Netflix’s decision to exclusively stock Blu-ray and BestBuy’s decision to “recommend&#8

Blu-ray claims another studio: National Geographic

Add National Geographic to the growing list of studio going exclusively Blu-ray. Starting with its next release, “Sharkwater,” (that’s the trailer up there) the comapny will ditch it

Microsoft held talks with Blu-ray about possible Xbox 360 use

[photopress:msfttalks.jpg.jpg,full,center] AP image Intrigue! It looks like Microsoft was hedging its high-def disc bets with the revelation that it was in talks with the Blu-ray folks “all alon

First post-Warner HD DVD sales numbers hit hard

[photopress:poorsales.jpg,full,center] Toshiba and Co. may huff and puff about not being dead now, but the first sales numbers in the post-Warner world don’t look good for HD DVD. The week of Ja

False Alarm: Paramount not dumping HD DVD

“Paramount’s current plan is to continue to support the HD DVD format,” Brenda Ciccone, a spokeswoman for Paramount. Paramount Denies Report It Will Drop Toshiba’s HD DVD (Upda

Universal, Paramount prepared to drop HD DVD support

[photopress:vhddvd.jpg,full,center] HD DVD? What’s that? Universal has ended its HD DVD exclusivity arrangement and Paramount’s HD DVD contract has an escape clause. Should Paramount exerc

Why Warner's Blu-ray decision hurts pirates, regular consumers

[photopress:apNERL07_Gadget_Show_00K9H.jpg,full,center] Thanks, AP Warner’s decision to exclusively back Blu-ray definitely hurts pirates and could, in the long run, hurt regular consumers, too.

Rumor: Paramount set to jump ship, HD DVD all but dead

HD DVD’s booth at CES was a sad, sad sight to see. You could tell by the demeanor of everyone working the booth. They knew. Blu-ray’s booth was less than 20 yards away and they were rockin

HD DVD responds, oh snap!

The companies of the HD DVD Promotional Group today issued a statement in response to the decision by Warner Home Video to exclusively back the Blu-ray format: While Warner’s decision is a setba

Director Michael Bay says HD DVD/Blu-ray war (and market confusion) encouraged by Microsoft

A scam, apparently What does Transformers (and Pearl Harbor…) director Michael Bay think about the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war? Oh, you know, that it’s all Microsoft’s doing: Microsoft

'Make Digital Easy' author says HD DVD is 'better product'

Yet another “HD DVD wins, Blu-ray stinks” article made the rounds this weekend, only it’s from a guy whose opinion actually means something (I think). Don Lindich, whose “Digit

Big Hollywood studios to let indies decide Hi-Def disc winner

One snake is Blu-ray, the other is HD DVD The big movie studios would love nothing more than to have the Blu-ray HD DVD war over and done with already. But to my untrained eye, we seem to be in a bit


Not that this statistic is any indication of the how the format war is going, but it’s staggering nonetheless. Netflixers browse Blu-ray titles 1.8 times more than HD DVD, but the HD DVD browsers ar
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