Game over. Sony has forfeited and Blu-Ray has lost.

I may be jumping the gun here. Just because Blu-Ray has lost, does not imply HD-DVD has won. HD-DVD could still screw this one up, and very well may. Its annoying copy protection schemes and refusal to play at full quality on any TV or monitor I currently own pretty much eliminates any small incentive I might have to upgrade.

Personally, classic DVD is high enough quality as I feel like I need for anything. I can’t easily tell the difference between a wide screen DVD and an HDTV broadcast, and I doubt most people can either. Unless stores and rental outlets stop carrying classic DVDs (much as they’ve stopped carrying VHS) I don’t see any particular reason I should buy an HD-DVD player.

2 Responses to “HD DVD Wins”

  1. David Says:

    You’ve got to be kidding. Blu-Ray is now outselling HD-DVD, has more exclusive studios and has already won in Japan. They even have Warner and Paramount making Blu-Ray now. The shift is going in one direction, and it’s from HD DVD to Blu-Ray.

  2. Jimbo Says:

    Come on, be realistic. The format war has barely begun. No conclusions can be drawn at this early stage.

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