Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD: Knocking Each Other Out?

High-definition televisions are expected to be hot sellers this holiday season, but consumers are likely to have a tough time sorting out the newest-generation video discs and the players that go with them. The culprit: two competing high-definition DVD formats and no sign of a clear winner.

In one corner are Sony, most movie studios and a number of consumer electronics makers pitching a technology called Blu-ray. In the other corner, with the HD-DVD format, sit Microsoft and Intel along with their allied studios and consumer products companies. Both formats provide larger storage capacity than the current generation of DVDs and can store high-definition, full-length movies. And both sides are well funded and unlikely to cave in. In the middle are a few consumer electronics makers hoping to create players that can play both formats at a reasonable cost.

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Raiyel4326d ago

Not that I wanna be a ass... but shouldn't we as the consumer support the superior format?

as far as I can remember... Blu ray has a higher capacity as a disc medium... 200GB is Japan's latest accomplishment, but that will increase in time... Forget about games for a second... what about when you get a burner in your computer.. do you want 50 GB or more when you burn something? saves you cost to go with BR.. no?

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL4326d ago

the winning is .......................plan old DVD. Jane & John Doe can buy a DVD player for $50 now-a-days, hook it up with little know-how and don't need a Mega 500 inch LCD Plasma HDTV to enjoy it. Go DVD!

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL4326d ago

thats winner not winning. Sorry!

Gears4326d ago

It is getting schooled by HD-DVD. They made the pits in the disc to close so a tiny scatch or anything for that matter will screw up the disc.

PS360WII4326d ago

Hd-dvd and blue-ray are just ways that movie companies can get more money off of the sales. DVD's are getting cheaper and cheaper and they don't like that at all

Sexius Maximus4326d ago

I'll be damned if I don't love watching HD-DVD on my 360. An extra way for movie companies can get more money or not, I'm a fan.

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