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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HD-DVD vs Blue-Ray cost.
by Dark_Knight on Sun 6th Jan 2008 20:09 UTC
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The cost to the consumer is what is the deciding factor, not the movie production companies. While I can see the benefits for increased storage space being a bonus for Blue-Ray I don't see consumers willingly paying for the huge price difference just to have Blue-Ray. HD-DVD is far less costly both to the consumer to purchase and also for the manufacturing process. Unless Blue-Ray players and discs drop in price to a reasonable cost then consumers will side with HD-DVD. Thus leaving studios that focus solely on Blue-Ray losing profits.

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