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Old 15th January 2008, 15:22   #1
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Default Warner Home Video Fallout Hits CES 2008

There has been a lot of discussion pointing towards a long-term HD DVD, Blu-ray war, but Time Warner may have prematurely ended the war. After the Warner announcement last week, in which the company announced it would end HD DVD support later this year, the North American HD DVD Promotion Group ended up canceling press conferences and meetings during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Old 15th January 2008, 15:23   #2
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Default Next-Generation Content War Continues to Ravage HD DVD

The fallout of an apparent Blu-ray victory over HD DVD continued all week, even after the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ended on Thursday evening. Is the war for next-gen supremacy over? Can everyone look to go buy a Blu-ray player now?

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Old 16th January 2008, 22:29   #3
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Toshiba countered by slashing prices of it's entire hd dvd player line by 50%. They may be trying to flood the market with hd dvd players.
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what good is a media player with no media to play on it?
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Old 17th January 2008, 10:29   #5
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Porn went to Blu-Ray only, it is over now.
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Porn went to Blu-Ray only, it is over now.
That isn't what I am reading... http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=10369

As long as it is still cheaper to produce HD-DVDs over Blu-ray discs, and people are buying them, then HD-DVD will be around for awhile to come even if they lost the war.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 06:44   #7
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I think all this recent news will actually just further focus the average consumer to the pitfalls of both formats, and hopefully they select the format that fits their needs best.

Universal reps tell HD DVD supporters to not lose faith.

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As long as it is still cheaper to produce HD-DVDs over Blu-ray discs, and people are buying them, then HD-DVD will be around for awhile to come even if they lost the war.
But Blu-ray supporters argue it's useless to support a format that will ultimately die at some point in the future.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 08:03   #8
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I'm not arguing, just stating that if people continue to buy HD-DVD then HD-DVD will continue to be sold for at least the next year if what Universal said holds true. Since they are cheaper to make than Blu-ray discs it increases the incentive for them to not switch if people are buying them...

If the super low HD_DVD player prices actually work and attract enough customers, it could very well prolong the war for a long while yet. : |
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I hope it ends quickly, it's no good for customers to have two incompatible technologies fighting for HD.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 20:32   #10
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That is what I am saying... even though Blu-ray has pretty much won, unless something else drastic happens HD-DVD is going to linger around for awhile to come. I don't see it going anyhere soon...
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