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HD-DVD Loses Fight For Backing By Warner Bros.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The jury is finally out on the battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray, well as far as Warner Bros is concerned anyway. Warner Bros. has announced it will drop the HD DVD format entirely by the end of May 2008 and go exclusively with the Blu-ray. Whilst many will say the war is not over, this is certainly a round one victory to Blu-ray.

The question on everyones lips is will the support of just 2 studios [Paramount and Universal] be enough to keep HD DVD viable? And what does Toshiba slashing prices on their entry-level HD DVD players say – a move to reinvigorate a flagging product, or getting a few cents on the dollar out whilst they can.

At a time when the world share markets are in chaos, I wouldn’t be putting any money in HD DVD stocks just yet.

And who knows, one never knows what technology is just around the corner to shake Blu-ray out of its boxes.