Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 5th Jan 2008 04:08 UTC
Multimedia, AV While this might be a bold statement, all things point to this. Blu-Ray was already winning in market share slowly but surely, and today's Warner decision to go BD-only puts the final nails into this HD format war as Warner is the biggest movie distributor. The HD-DVD Group didn't seem to know about Warner's decision and they canceled their CES conference out of the blu tonight, amidst making vague references to possible legal action. My take: I wish Blu-Ray had a region-free policy like HD-DVD does. Living in USA today but one day moving to Europe, it will have an impact in my media library.
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gregthecanuck
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2006-05-30

Blu-Ray was outselling HD-DVD 60:40 in the US. Apparently in even larger proportions in Europe.

That is what it boils down to for a profit-making enterprise.

The differences between the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD capacities, CODECs, menu languages and possible regional differences are all irrelevant except to geeks.

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