HD-DVD is Dead to Me

By David Fekke
January 17th, 2011

I am a big fan of open standards. One of the things that has prevented me from upgrading to a HDTV and a new high def player is that lack of a high def format standard.

There have been two camps for the last couple of years for high def video players, Toshiba's HD-DVD and Sony's Blu-Ray. This past weekend Warner Brothers anounced that they were going drop support for HD-DVD and go with Blu-Ray exclusively. I read today on engadget that Paramount was switching to Blu-Ray. That leaves only one major studio behind HD-DVD, that being Universal, and I am sure Universal will drop support as well.

I have not purchased one of these players yet because I did not want to get Betamaxed. I will probably buy a Blu-Ray player now, I am even thinking about getting a Play Station 3.

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