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Blu-ray vs HD DVD: Are We Headed for Stalemate?

The format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD appears to be headed into a new phase, one in which consumers are waiting for a winner to be decided. If a winner does not emerge soon, a stalemate is possible, with both formats losing.

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Marty83703692d ago (Edited 3692d ago )

Blu-ray is crushing HD DVD.

Blu-ray has the support of all but one Movie studio, Blu-ray has sold more player thanks to PS3. Over 3.5 million PS3's sold. Blu-ray is winning there is no doubt. Anyone that thinks Blu-ray is'nt winning is a fool.

PS3n3603692d ago

did you even read the article? Can you even read?
Both formats are doomed. Unfortunately that puts the PS3 in a bad spot. DVD is crushing both hddvd and bluray.

drtysouf213692d ago

@illbientone but more and more people will start to get hd tv's and the price of blu-ray will drop its only a matter of time.

masterg3692d ago

@illbientone

VSH was crushing DVD the first 3 years.
New formats always take time.

Close_Second3692d ago

...is that there are already too many standards, 720p, 1080i, 1080p. Whats worse is that you can buy 1080i/p displays that have a max resolution that are below that to really enjoy 1080i/p. To be honest, you sit 3 meters back from a 32" 720p HD display and you don't get much benefit of HD-DVD/Blu-Ray over an upscaled DVD. Of course there is a difference but not one worth getting excited about.

Hell, even HDMI is up to release 1.3. To the average consumer its all nonsense as they just want to buy an HD display - not all the facts and figures that go with it.

As for which format will win; I don't care as I will be backing digital distribution all the way. It may not be entirely practical today but it sure beats being used as a whore by the manufacturers who want you to buy into their format.

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Husso3692d ago

WTF

see thats what happens when drunks have access to the net.

FCOLitsjustagame3692d ago

I had assumed Blue Ray was doing MUCH better too. However I am also one who is not buying any DVDs until the issue gets resolved and will just be happy watching my movies on HBO HD or HDNET or even downloading from live. Digital distribution may be the true wave of the future, but people really like having something in their hands, maybe some steady state storage devices or som HD burners would be the future.

clownfacemcgee3692d ago

It's Blu-Ray, not Blue Ray. But anyways, digital distribution is so lame, because it ties up your computer or 360 or (hopefully soon) PS3. Also it kills your internet. It's ok if you want to download it while sleeping, but that requires forsight rather than just renting it from Blockbuster. Also, there are so many things that can go wrong with digital distribution, it's terribly un-user friendly, and it can get annoying not having a disc in your hand when you want to go to your friend's house to watch the movie.

drtysouf213692d ago

Blockbuster just started backing Blu-ray more then HD DVD so that will push blu-ray more.

drtysouf213692d ago

people disagree yet don't offer a countering comment it just shows that i'm right.

M1am1U3692d ago

with the availability of On Demand services from cable providers. Couple that with digital distribution and it makes an uphill climb for Blockbuster, Movie Gallery, etc. DOCSIS 3.0 will provide broadband subscribers amazingly increased download speeds which will only encourage digital distribution. People are lazy, they won't even have to leave their house to get any movie they want.

Shaka2K63692d ago

Blogs are crap and Blu-ray is the clear winner accept it already Blu-ray has won and Sony will make billions of it.

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