Blake Snow

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Blu-ray leading HD DVD in format war (sorta)

Some recent developments and slow consumer adoption have Blu-ray slowly edging out HD DVD in the states. But things are completely as they seem, especially being that the latter format is performing better in Europe. I wrote a story on the current state of the HD disc format war over at NewTeeVee. For those interested…

Blu-ray adoption is gradually killing HD DVD, or at least that’s how it appears. Retail advantages, bigger support base in Hollywood, and a slightly cheaper PlayStation 3 all suggest that the Sony-backed medium will ultimately prevail over Toshiba’s HD DVD. “We are starting to see the pendulum swing slowly in [Blu-ray’s] direction,” says Chris Roden, analyst with Parks Associates. Continue reading…