Blu-Ray & HD DVD: Both Will Lose Format War

So, the format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD is in full swing, with each side issuing almost weekly statements claiming that the tide has turned its way.

Which side is really out in front? Neither one.

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Blasphemy4740d ago (Edited 4740d ago )

In the end their has to be one winner as when people buy their new HDTVs they will want to watch HD movies on them. Digital distrubution of movies won't take off for at least another 10-15 years and even with that it still won't takeover as the only way to get movies. I myself would rather have a hard copy of a cd/movie where I can easily create duplicates if need be.

I am sure there are many people who would prefer the same. Also you have to factor in that not everyone has access to download music and movies. Another thing is who seriously wants to download 25-50gb movie files?

Lord Anubis4740d ago (Edited 4740d ago )

By the time Blu-ray has its run Digital Distribution will take place, there's a good chance both can co exist. After all, the rest of the world has to catch up with Network connections. Its silly to believe Digital Distribution will take place with in the next 4 years. The US needs fiber optic backbone. Companies like apple, Sony, Intel, HP need to start delivering the home servers to redistribute those movies through the home and from there to the Televisions.

Blu-ray will reign because its not just for movies.

dissectionalrr4740d ago

digital distribution of hd movies in 10-15 years? i just downloaded and watched an hd movie on my 360 a few days ago. wow time flies!

The General4740d ago (Edited 4740d ago )

I can't wait til the next year or two when one article gives the conclusion of this format war. But until then, i can't help but feel these kind of format war articles will continue to outnumber the game articles.

FordGTGuy4740d ago (Edited 4740d ago )

Digital Distribution will take over.

tethered4740d ago

10 to 15 years is a long time to be the dominate supplier of HD material don't ya think, considering Sony plans to have the PS3 out for 8 to 10 years?

I still believe it is up in the air though.

While I have bought 8 BR movies (because of the PS3), I am not willing to buy a BR player at the moment. (I know its kinda strange)

Thats why I still say its up in the air.

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