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HD-DVD standard turned down by Warner B.

Blu-ray feeling confident
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jan 7, 2008 8:52 pm

The drawn out HD format war may soon be coming to an end in favour of Blu-ray. HD-DVD has copped a real blow on the weekend due to Warner Bros. pulling the plug on the HD-DVD standard and becoming Blu-ray exclusive. Warner Bros make up for a significant amount of movie titles distributed to the masses and there's no denying this would have really hurt them.


Is this enough of a hit to bring HD-DVD down on its knees? Not necessarily, but given they've just chosen to cancel their CES Press Conference and 1:1 Meetings it's certainly not looking too crash hot at the moment.


In the latest saga in the long-running HD DVD vs. Blu-ray battle, Warner Bros. Entertainment has struck a blow to the former camp. The company announced today that it will soon become Blu-ray exclusive with regards to high-definition DVD titles.


According to Warner Bros., the move to support only Blu-ray is a strategic decision aimed at giving consumers what they want.


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