Monday, February 18, 2008
Format War: The Final Countdown
I've always thought that Blu-Ray had a leg up on HD-DVD in the format war mostly because of Sony's use of it for their Playstation 3 gaming system. Then, earlier this year a couple studios dropped HD-DVD support, Best Buy said they would feature Blu-Ray more prominently, and Blockbuster and Netflix said they would be dropping HD-DVDs from their catalogs. Now comes this news that Toshiba might be withdrawing the format. I'm not ready to declare a winner in the war yet, but it looks like it's time to start researching Blu-Ray players.