Blu-ray vs. HD DVD: War without end

"What if somebody started a format war and nobody came?"

That was the question posed at the opening session of the DisplaySearch's 5th Annual HDTV Conference in Universal City, California. The much-hyped battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc still has no clear winner. As HDTV adoption continues to rise, (8 out of 10 television purchases last month were HDTVs, according to NPD,) many consumers are choosing format neutral, and the intent to buy a hi-def player remains low, (66 percent of respondents said they're not likely to buy a high-definition player in the next six months.)

The HD DVD camp believes its interactive content will be the key differentiator, while Blu-ray touts on its superior picture and sound quality. Whether it's picture quality or extra contents that will drive adoption of hi-def discs, the panel at the conference agreed that in the long run, HD DVD and Blu-ray are mere rest stops on the journey toward instant downloads of digital content.

The 2-page CNET News article includes analysis, NPD data and quotes from Hollywood studio VPs.

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Fan Tastic4083d ago (Edited 4083d ago )

They will help HD DVD just enough to not win.

MS wants to control the flow of information in out of your PC, in and out of your xbox through Live. They want to control you period. They already have a firm grip on the corporate world, god forbid they take over the home and nickle and dime every last one of us like they do with Xbox.

edit:.. Icewake, Sorry amigo. Paranoid isn't part of the equation, well M$ equation.

If you have a problem with my confidence perhaps you should get some of your own instead of being an insecure hater. I suggest an image therapist which can really help you with your self-esteem. It would be a pitty for you to go through the rest of your life miserable and envious of others.

I know your type, you hate those that drive BMW's, etc. You hate those that take care of their appearance and actually get haircuts, shave and where respectable clothing. Hating will get you know where in life, all you will do is continue to hate and consume yourself of why does he get that and I don't.

The truth is you hate me because you want to be me. You want the lifestyle. I can understand that, it drove me to success. Finish school, work hard and play hard and I assure you will feel much better about yourself.

edit #2: haha, you didn't even have the balls to keep your entire rant against me. I take back what I said, don't finish school, don't work hard. Just live the rest of your life hating you coward.

Jeremy Gerard4082d ago

Dude are you flipping out of your mind or something!?! holy crap you are screwed up! And for the record, M$ could care less about this silly format war, they simply want to make their stock price move, something it has not done in some time.

You sir are a nut job, there is no reason anyone here should pay you any attention, I think I'll stop from this point on.

Cherchez La Ghost4082d ago

Microsoft can care less about HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. Their focus is on Digital Disturbution. HD-IPTV is what they're banking on.