Warner drops HDDVD

http://www.timewarner.com/corp/newsroom/pr/0,20812,1700383,00.html

This could be a crippling blow to HD DVD. Of the two competing formats, I always preferred HD DVD, since it has less drm, but I don’t see them coming through this very well.

In the HD forums with same story… i already see the same movies in both formats so i think eventually they all will be going that way. They will hurt themselves if they don’t.

There has been rumors about this for a wile, looks like the rumors are true.

I don’t use any just for this reason, I just upconvert my dvd’s to 720p is all I need and until HD-DVD loses all the porn industries then I know HDDVD will be here for many years yet!

This whole switch reeks of something to me. Anyone that knows anything at all about Sony’s recent history at the very least and the DRM on Blu-ray would have to chose HD-DVD. Unfortunately, it seems not only is the avg. consumer really confused still, but that the consumer in large part has no say (from appearances) in this 'war." I hope the consumer will start boning up on why Blu-ray isn’t a good idea (from the two reasons I named), but with the great amount of apathy around, I don’t know if that can be counted on.

[QUOTE=Quema34;1969631]This whole switch reeks of something to me. Anyone that knows anything at all about Sony’s recent history at the very least and the DRM on Blu-ray would have to chose HD-DVD. Unfortunately, it seems not only is the avg. consumer really confused still, but that the consumer in large part has no say (from appearances) in this 'war." I hope the consumer will start boning up on why Blu-ray isn’t a good idea (from the two reasons I named), but with the great amount of apathy around, I don’t know if that can be counted on.[/QUOTE]

I highly doubt anyone will really step up and make a stand for HD-DVD…for me, I shall just chill and not buy either until one is a clear victor…plain old DVD’s are just fine with me.

I think this is worth a read, although it doesn’t appear it’s been independently substantiated that I can tell. Unfortunately, it does fit Sony’s SOP these days (see the internal link in the article about the alleged payoff to Warner Bros.). I personally believe it’s very probable, although I’d give some good $$ to prove it (if I had it, that is).

[QUOTE=wazzy;1969837]I shall just chill and not buy either until one is a clear victor…plain old DVD’s are just fine with me.[/QUOTE]:iagree:

I would not be to worried over this. It’s far from being over. You have to remember that there is absolutely no difference between these two technologies except that Blu-ray can store more. As far as the quality aspect is concerned it boils down to the time and cost restraints in re-mastering and the quality of the source they were working from.

:cool::cool:

Well, thanks for putting it into a more proper perspective, Platinumsword. That is much appreciated. :slight_smile:

After Warner´s move, now (apparently) Paramount is looking for the way out of its HD contracts…

Hey, I love dvd, why change? Dvd is good enough for me, screw HDVD and Blueray! I might get a hdvd or a blue ray player or burner when they are at the price level dvd burners and blank dvds are now. :iagree:

[QUOTE=SonnyUnlocker;1973073]Hey, I love dvd, why change? Dvd is good enough for me, screw HDVD and Blueray! I might get a hdvd or a blue ray player or burner when they are at the price level dvd burners and blank dvds are now. :iagree:[/QUOTE]

Have you ever seen HD material in action?
Then you would know why HD has its purpose.

[QUOTE=deanimator;1973069]After Warner´s move, now (apparently) Paramount is looking for the way out of its HD contracts…

I’m not saying it won’t happen but people seem to be missing the whole “rumor” clause in the article.

[QUOTE=Bob;1969512]In the HD forums with same story… i already see the same movies in both formats so i think eventually they all will be going that way. They will hurt themselves if they don’t.[/QUOTE]

Can’t. Blu-Ray would tank if that were the case. Think about it, both virtually offer the exact same thing, except that HD-DVD has a finalized interactive spec but costs significantly less.

[QUOTE=Jesterrace;1973382]Can’t. Blu-Ray would tank if that were the case. Think about it, both virtually offer the exact same thing, except that HD-DVD has a finalized interactive spec but costs significantly less.

But can you proove this?