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Netflix going Blu-ray only

The movie rental company said Monday that consumers and movie studios have clearly chosen Blu-ray over HD-DVD. Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, said in a statement: “We’re now at the point where the industry can pursue the migration…


Blu-ray player sales zoom after Warner agreement

Via The Digital Bits If you harbored any hopes that HD-DVD would survive despite the defection of Warner, you might want to avert your gaze now. While sales of standalone Blu-ray players were only slightly ahead of standalone HD-DVD…


Speaking of high-def disc price cuts…

Amazon has a nice sale going on right now on a decent selection of Blu-ray movies:…


HD DVD price cuts: survival ploy or fire sale?

Toshiba has made the Christmas deals permanent on HD DVDs. The MSRP of the entry-level HD-A3 is now $150. The high-end HD-A35 is $300. Expect e-tailors to get final prices considerably lower. Amazon is already selling the two models for…


Financial Times reports Paramount going back to Blu-ray

Well, it’s all over now except the crying. (And this time, I really mean it!) The Financial Times says that Paramount is preparing to exercise a clause in its HD-DVD exclusivity contract that would let the studio tear up…


CES: Target to go exclusively with Blu-Ray?

I wasn’t there to see it, but an executive from Phillips apparently said it during a press conference here today. This isn’t the first time this rumor has surfaced, though Target hasn’t confirmed it. Here’s a report from the folks…


Should you buy a Blu-ray or HD-DVD player? PART 3

With the news that Warner is going Blu-ray exclusive, it’s a good time to revisit this question. As I said in previous posts, (Part 1 is here, and Part 2 over here), Blu-ray has always seemed the likely winner in…


Warner announces Blu-ray exclusivity

Well, I said this was a possibility, and lo and behold, Warner Bros. said today that it will support Blu-ray exclusively beginning in May. Warner produces popular franchises such as Harry Potter, The Matrix, and the new Batman movies. Not…


UPDATE: Toshiba HD-DVD review

In my review of Toshiba’s HD-A30 HD-DVD player a couple weeks ago, I mentioned that the unit I was testing kept freezing up on various discs and spitting out incomprehensible error messages. So Toshiba sent me another HD-A30 to…


HD-DVD/Blu-ray war to end in stalemate? I’m not so sure.

The New York Times (via CNet) weighs in on the battle for next-gen DVD format supremacy. While both HD-DVD and Blu-ray backers have their sales figures and consumer preference surveys that they tout as proof of their technology’s dominance, the…


My Toshiba HD-DVD review from Friday’s paper

Here’s my review that ran in the paper today of Toshiba’s new HD-A30 model HD-DVD player. As I mentioned in the review, I had some technical hiccups with the player. Toshiba is actually sending me another HD-A30 to play…

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