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What Are the Lessons of the Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Battle?

Even if you don't care one bit - and this probably describes the vast majority of Americans - you have probably heard by now that a Great Format War has been fought, and apparently won. The HD-DVD format for DVDs, backed by Toshiba, has lost out to Sony's Blu-ray format. To be sure, there are some caveats. In this Computerworld article, for instance, Lucas Mearian writes that Blu-ray's victory may not be remotely as meaningful as it seems.

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resistance1003237d ago

Simple really, they are the same lessions we learn't from the Betamax and VHS war

HighDefinition3237d ago

Sony obviously knows what their doing, since this is the 2nd time they`ve made a mass difference in what will come out on top.

mikeslemonade3237d ago

If you did the research then you bought blu-ray, but if you're shortsighted then you bought HD-DVD.

Blademask3237d ago

1. Never bet against Disney.

mighty_douche3237d ago (Edited 3237d ago )

I guess not betting against a hardware juggernaut like Sony would be a good start.

But, more importantly. I hope the industry has learnt to not let this mess happen to the consumer again.

MikeGdaGod3237d ago

if sony builds it into their system, game over

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