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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RE[2]: Blu-Ray eh?
by CowMan on Sat 5th Jan 2008 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Blu-Ray eh?"
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Ah, yes, perhaps a console failure. It could be nothing less, even if they sold a billion units, when they are selling below cost!

DVD's will disappear in time, though the upcoming format shift suffers from chicken-egg syndrome all over the place: Requiring HD TV's, HD players, HD titles, and to be any better than DVD, 7.1 stereo's. Oh, and really, HD TV from the sat/cable providers on some large scale as well. So, yes, for now .. and for a while.. 10%.

In time though, it will hit critical mass and DVD will become legacy. Just as, on a 13" CRT TV, the benefits of DVD are minor over VHS (no re-winding, or skippable ads...), blu-ray will still 'work' on 29" CRT's. Those of us with 42" plasma sets will get to appreciate the higher quality picture.

The whole situation is simular to IPV6. ;)

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