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How HD-DVD Could Win the Format War

I've been following the format war between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc since the days when each was on the drawing board. For the record, I'm not choosing sides in this debate, nor am I recommending that anyone buy into either option. Each format brings HD quality movies and advanced playback features to the table. In my mind, that makes them both good. However, mass adoption of either simply won't happen until one of two things occurs:

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Blockbuster to push Blu-ray HD DVD format

After reading this Article about the Blu-ray problems, this news announcement came as kinda a surprise.
It appears Blockbuster will rent high-definition DVDs only in the Blu-ray format in 1,450 stores when it expands its high-def offerings next month

This could be a major blow to the rival HD DVD format and it could help to resolvethe format war that has kept confused consumers from rushing to buy new DVD players.

Most folks are waiting until they can determine which format will dominate the market.

Blockbuster has been renting both Blu-ray and HD DVD titles in 250 stores since late last year and found that consumers were choosing Blu-ray titles more than 70 percent of the time.

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May 11, 2007 - by Marshal Rosenthal

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Blu-Ray Foresees Victory in DVD Format War?

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LG Super Multi Blue: The War Between Blu-ray and HD-DVD Continues

Following up my article from 2 years ago on this topic...

I just got back from CES, and one of the cool things I saw while there was LG's new "Super Multi Blue" drive.  It reads HD-DVD's and reads and writes Blu-Ray discs.  Would love to see some HD-DVD write action, but I guess that'll have to wait.



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