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Warner Bros. to HD-DVD: Suck it, biotch!

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  • #1140
    Frank
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    This just in … literally, it just moved across our wires:

    Warner Bros. to release high-def DVDs exclusively in Blu-ray
    Eds: Moving on entertainment and financial services.
    By ALEX VEIGA
    AP Business Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warner Bros. Entertainment said Friday it will release high-definition DVDs exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format, becoming the latest studio to reject the rival HD DVD technology and further complicating the high-definition landscape for consumers.

    #13656
    rob
    Participant

    Yes! We’re now that much closer to the end of the war.

    #13661
    Bing
    Participant
    Frank wrote:
    …. and further complicating the high-definition landscape for consumers.

    I seriously doubt that consumers will see this as a complication, clarification maybe……

    #13660
    Octavious
    Participant

    So Rob, what’s the score? Meaning how many studios went to Blu-Ray?

    Didn’t Dreamworks go to HD DVD?

    #13652
    Version3
    Keymaster
    Darth Octavious wrote:
    So Rob, what’s the score? Meaning how many studios went to Blu-Ray?

    Didn’t Dreamworks go to HD DVD?

    answer: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/01/04/hd-dvd-vs-blu-ray-battle-over-warner-switches-to-blu-ray/

    #13655
    rob
    Participant

    That macrumors link is slightly incorrect. New Line is a subdivision of Warner, so it won’t be neutral. It’s roughly 70% to 30%. That’s a pretty big margin.

    To me, it is just one more nail in the coffin for HD-DVD. The only advantage HD-DVD had for a long time (besides movies) is that they had the In-Movie Experience feature, which is sort of a picture-in-picture feature. For example, the Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix HD-DVDs have an IME commentary on it, and the Blu-Ray version did not. But, if you’ve been paying attention to Blu-Ray advances, they recently added this same capability, and Sunshine, coming out on Tuesday, is the first to have the new profile. Existing players can be updated to have the new profile.

    I don’t think this makes things more confusing — it makes it an easier choice if it were me. Strangely enough, if you look at the box office for 2007, the studios with Blu-Ray now have 7 out of those 10. 70% again.

    I’m excited, though — the superior format is beating the pants off of the opposition, and the opposition includes Microsoft, and that delights the crap out of me.

    #13665
    El Rustirino
    Participant

    Exclusive? FUCK!

    Why can’t we just keep putting things out on regular DVD until a little after the full switch to whichever format? This is pissing me off.

    #13654
    rob
    Participant
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    release high-definition DVDs exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format

    Rusty, calm down and read. They will release high-definition DVDs exclusively. That means that regular DVD will not be affected, as it’s not high-definition.

    #13651
    Version3
    Keymaster
    rob wrote:
    That macrumors link is slightly incorrect. New Line is a subdivision of Warner, so it won’t be neutral. It’s roughly 70% to 30%. That’s a pretty big margin.

    They have updated their graph by the way.

    #13658
    digitaltopia
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    rob wrote:
    That macrumors link is slightly incorrect. New Line is a subdivision of Warner, so it won’t be neutral. It’s roughly 70% to 30%. That’s a pretty big margin.

    To me, it is just one more nail in the coffin for HD-DVD. The only advantage HD-DVD had for a long time (besides movies) is that they had the In-Movie Experience feature, which is sort of a picture-in-picture feature. For example, the Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix HD-DVDs have an IME commentary on it, and the Blu-Ray version did not. But, if you’ve been paying attention to Blu-Ray advances, they recently added this same capability, and Sunshine, coming out on Tuesday, is the first to have the new profile. Existing players can be updated to have the new profile.

    I don’t think this makes things more confusing — it makes it an easier choice if it were me. Strangely enough, if you look at the box office for 2007, the studios with Blu-Ray now have 7 out of those 10. 70% again.

    I’m excited, though — the superior format is beating the pants off of the opposition, and the opposition includes Microsoft, and that delights the crap out of me.

    Here here. I continue to hope Blu-Ray wins.

    #13650
    Version3
    Keymaster
    #13659
    Octavious
    Participant

    The final nail to seal the coffin. **Note to George** When are we going to get the über Star Wars Blu-Ray set.

    #13663
    Frank
    Participant

    Rumor’s been shot down, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see that happen sometime in the near future.

    #13653
    rob
    Participant

    Yeah, his link had been updated. I sure would like to see this thing end, now.

    And speaking of now, where is this commentary I keep hearing about, Frank?

    #13662
    Frank
    Participant
    rob wrote:
    Yeah, his link had been updated. I sure would like to see this thing end, now.

    And speaking of now, where is this commentary I keep hearing about, Frank?

    All right, check the board.

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