Wednesday, January 9th 2008

New Line Cinema Abandons HD-DVD too

According to announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), New Line Cinema has joined Warner Bros in revealing that in future it would only be supplying its movies in Blu-ray format – the competitor to Toshiba's format. The news means that just two of Hollywood's major studios have retained support for HD-DVD, which is mainly supported by computer companies such as Microsoft. The Blu-ray consortium - which consists of a wide range of entertainment companies as well as manufacturers including Sony and Apple - now has the potential to become the de facto standard for next generation DVDs. The two formats – which both offer higher capacity discs that are able to hold larger, high-definition video files - are incompatible with each other.Source: Guardian Unlimited
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29 Comments on New Line Cinema Abandons HD-DVD too

#1
AphexDreamer
Dang the is going to break the people from the HD DVD club heart's.:cry:

GO BLUE RAY!!!:rockout:
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#2
ktr
Here is a pie chart of the current situation, in terms of impact to the market:



Now this is a pie chart of the studios division:

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Easy Rhino
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by: ktr
Here is a pie chart of the current situation, in terms of impact to the market:



Now this is a pie chart of the studios division:


yup, and both universal and paramount will put out blu-ray movies as soon as their contracts are up with hd-dvd. it is over.
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effmaster
by: Easy Rhino
yup, and both universal and paramount will put out blu-ray movies as soon as their contracts are up with hd-dvd. it is over.
Wheres Disney in that Pie chart?

Also whos to say that none of the other movie companies could change their mind. I mean sure in all likelihood it probably wont happen, but you still have to give it some thought. Especially when you consider that there is nearly 1 million unhappy HD DVD customers in the USA alone. Link: http://www.thelookandsoundofperfect.com/_inc/hddvd/news/01-06-2008-CES2008.pdf

Sure you can call it biased but for the most part what they say is true. HD DVD still has a long ways away from being dead. I still think that HD DVD will end up prevailing in this format war. This is just a very dark time in its life.
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