Blu-Ray won

So today it marks the day that Blu-Ray has won for good. Warner, the largest distributor of movies, has decided to go exclusively with Blu-Ray, while so far they supported both formats. The shift will be huge towards Blu-Ray, and coupled with the fact that Blu-Ray was already winning even without Warner’s help, should put these stupid BD-vs-HDDVD wars to rest. If you didn’t know which player to buy so far and you waited for a sure winner, BD it is.

Update: This seems to suck for Toshiba, they just canceled their CES conference, and I smell a lawsuit.


Stacy wrote on January 4th, 2008 at 7:47 PM PST:

Meh — I’m still gonna wait until the standalone players are at least somewhat affordable.

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Eugenia wrote on January 4th, 2008 at 7:49 PM PST:

Get a Sony PS3. If you have an HD camcorder, that’s the only sane and fast way to view your HD clips anyway. And it couples as an entertainment device and a Blu-Ray player.

Stacy wrote on January 4th, 2008 at 9:37 PM PST:

Yeah — hard to justify when we already have a Wii and an XBox 360 (and a PSP and a GBA). My wife already has had a cow over the amount of money I’ve spent thus far on my new HV20 and Vegas (and all the sundry stuff that goes along with them)

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Eugenia wrote on January 4th, 2008 at 9:41 PM PST:

Ah ok, if you already have an XBoX360, use that to view your own HD footage. 🙂

Luis wrote on January 5th, 2008 at 7:05 AM PST:

I just wonder – if people were offered 2 alternatives: Buying a Blu-Ray disk for $35 plus shipping (and waiting 1-3 weeks to get it) or downloading a 700MB DivX (or h.264) copy for $6 straight away, what would most people choose?

I’m not sure if companies are not getting it or if it’s just me who’s not realistic. Maybe most people do prefer a costly, inconvenient, environmental unfriendly solution that offers high quality image rather than a cheap, efficient, convenient, environmental friendly one that offers acceptable quality. Go figure.

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Eugenia wrote on January 5th, 2008 at 1:11 PM PST:

BD disks don’t cost as much. They are more expensive than DVDs, but not at $35 for a single movie.

mikesum32 wrote on January 5th, 2008 at 10:34 PM PST:

I don’t think it’s over yet. It’s not over until one is dead. It’s like saying Macs are dead.

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Eugenia wrote on January 5th, 2008 at 10:56 PM PST:

It’s pretty bleak for HD-DVD now, admit it.

Brad wrote on January 8th, 2008 at 11:32 AM PST:

With Paramount close to switching to Blu-Ray, I think it’s definitely the end of HD-DVD. Good thing I decided to wait this format war out. It’s still going to be a while until I invest any money into a new format, though.

Jim wrote on January 9th, 2008 at 7:45 PM PST:

At 4% market share I thinks for all intents and purposes, Macs are dead,
My opinion is still out on the HD dvd
format war, in the end I think it is the same with the demise of the Apple, if it too expensive, people will not pop for it. I do think products like Garage band for musicians are a step in the right direction,
but for video editing paying a grand for FCP! when you can have a full version of Sony Vegas for $180
So think the consuming public is interested in value and ease of use and not too interested in eliteism

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