January 4 2008

HD DVD vs Blu-ray is over, Warner Brothers went Blu-ray

Well, I said on November 23rd, when I ordered my HD DVD player, “Now that I’ve picked a side… expect a surge in Blu-ray sales.”  Well, instead, I got the death of a format.

No, HD DVD is not officially dead… yet… but the news that Warner Brothers is going Blu-ray exclusively as of May, pretty much seals the coffin.  This is going to give Blu-ray control of 70% of the released content, meaning HD DVD will slowly choke on a lack of product.

It’s unfortunate because I genuinely believe HD DVD is the superior format for a laundry list of reasons.  The format will probably not die off until February of 2009, when the exclusive deals with Dreamworks and Universal end, but it’s not going to be pretty for the next year.

*Countdown to Roy mocking me… 3… 2… 1…*

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