Well, I’m feeling a bit Blu, because Blu-Ray may well have won the format war for high-definition video discs. Why does that make me sad? Because I bought an HD-DVD player a couple of months ago so I could watch my brand new and very expen$ive remastered Star Trek Season 1 episodes. They were only available on HD-DVD and at that time the format war seemed endless since it was going on through another holiday season.
All of that changed in the past couple of days with Warner studios announcing they are switching to only supporting Blu-Ray, which only leaves two major studios, Paramount and Universal, in the HD-DVD exclusive camp. Rumors are flying that those final studios will switch and the format war will be decided with the death of HD-DVD.
So I may be out over $350 with my soon-to-be-obsolete HD-DVD player and discs and having to face buying a Blu-Ray player on top of that. Ouch. Betamax, anyone?
You know, Blu has only won 1/3 of the vote! If Paramount and Universal team up, they could destroyyyy Warner. Or at least make them look very, very silly.
So do not give up hope yet!
However, if HD gets the shaft, you can keep your HD player as a relic of some sort. Keep it for 30 years and some tech nerd might want it for a collection…
Kudos on the sweet site, by the way!
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