- Jan 15, 2005
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|System Name||Jimmy 2004's PC|
|Processor||S754 AMD Athlon64 3200+ @ 2640MHz|
|Cooling||AC Freezer 64 Pro + Zalman VF1000 + 5x120mm Antec TriCool Case Fans|
|Memory||1GB Kingston PC3200 (2x512MB)|
|Video Card(s)||Saphire 256MB X800 GTO @ 450MHz/560MHz (Core/Memory)|
|Storage||500GB Western Digital SATA II + 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax SATA|
|Display(s)||Digimate 17" TFT (1280x1024)|
|Audio Device(s)||Audigy 4 + Creative Inspire T7900 7.1 Speakers|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX520W|
|Software||Windows XP Home|
The HD disk market has seen another twist with the news that Warner Bros. plans to make all of its high definition film releases exclusive to Blu-ray. The movie label is claiming that the decision was a strategic move, saying:
Warner Bros. will stop releasing HD DVD movies in May this year, and any movies it does release before that cut-off will be initially launched on Blu-ray and released on HD DVD after a “short window.” This news follows Paramount and DreamWorks announcing that they would release movies exclusively on HD DVD four months ago.
The window of opportunity for high-definition DVD could be missed if format confusion continues to linger. We believe that exclusively distributing in Blu-ray will further the potential for mass market success and ultimately benefit retailers, producers, and most importantly, consumers. A two-format landscape has led to consumer confusion and indifference toward high definition, which has kept the technology from reaching mass adoption and becoming the important revenue stream that it can be for the industry. Consumers have clearly chosen Blu-ray, and we believe that recognizing this preference is the right step in making this great home entertainment experience accessible to the widest possible audience.