Warner goes to Blu-Ray


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Microsoft did it with Internet Explorer and Windows. Apple does it with iTunes and iPod. Sony did it with PS3 and Blu-Ray. Of course these companies like to wrap it up in the nice marketing speak known as "convergence" and "symbiosis"

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The final stake in the coffin for HD-DVD? Wal-Mart goes Blu-ray

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9873029-7.html

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The bad news keeps on coming. Toshiba, the king of HD-DVD may switch to Blu-Ray:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/...

This post was edited by Erik on 2/15/2008 12:25 PM
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Blu-Ray may have all but officially won the format war, but Crave points out 5 good reasons not to buy a Blu-Ray player just yet.

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Toshiba officially drops Blu-Ray HD-DVD:

http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2008_02/pr1903.htm

This post was edited by Erik on 2/21/2008 9:03 PM
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Toshiba dropped Blu-Ray? That's odd.  There must have behind a behind the scenes turn over.

*You meant to say HD-DVD, so instead of nicely pointing out your error, I will make fun of you in front of the whole world.

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I'm just surprised by how quickly this all played out. I mean just a month and a half ago Toshiba was planning big promos at CES and had their own commercial at the Super Bowl. Now... nadda, zip, zilch, zero. I mean it was obvious to everyone after Warner went exclusive that it was the end of HD-DVD. Just seeing it all play out in reality is surprising. Ah well, onto the next battle!

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Gotta admit, I have a 1080i HDTV and I don't have any HD content other then from my computer. I have basic cable, and no external HD content player besides content I download in HD.

 

This content is mostly anime - as the Japanese seem to have embraced HD more readily then western media thus far.

 

I've been fence sitting on getting a player. After the Beta - VHS war ended up prolonged and not very resolved it seems understandable that each company would throw as much weight behind the product as possible to force it through.

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Looks like Dreamworks hasn't been paying attention (or they are in denial). They are releasing Bee Movie in HD-DVD next month, honouring their commitment to the format:
http://www.electronichouse.com/article/dreamworks_still_clinging_to_hd_dvd/

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Well since they're named Dreamworks, they're probably in a rather dreamy state.

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