I'm not that interested in the HD format war because I do not have a television that is HD Ready and do not plan to buy one in the near future. Maybe that is one of the reasons why I feel a little bit lost about the success or failure of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray players and movies. It is however not only a choice of choosing or owning the right tv, it is also important to know the differences of the formats as well.
I thought that I'm going to discuss it with you. What are your thoughts about both formats? Do you think that Blu-Ray is in the lead, maybe because of the boost after the release of the Playstation 3 by Sony? Or is it the HD-DVD format that you think will win this war.
A possible third scenario would be that both formats will get their share of the market or that hybrid players will take over once their availability rises and prices drop. I personally can't see that one or the other format is currently leading by a large margin and this is probably one of the reasons why many consumers refrain from buying such a player at the moment.
I feel confused that some movie studios for instance only support one of the players which should be a major point of consideration for everyone who buys such a player these days. So, who is winning the HD war?
Update: While the format war is over, with Blu-Ray the winner, it is not really something that helped Sony a lot in recent time. The rise of digital downloads and streaming services seems to have put a dent into the business model. While it is still doing ok, it is not doing as well as DVD before it.
Quite the contrary, DVD is still a popular format which comes down to several factors including price and availability, and the fact that many still do not have TVs supporting HD.Advertisement
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