Apparently the crooks have sided with the Blu-ray camp in its war with the rival HD-DVD format, because they didn’t touch any HD-DVDs, according to Engadget.
Though the battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray may not be on the top of IT executives’ minds, many are likely keeping an eye on both parties because of the sheer magnitude of what’s at stake. If Hollywood, like the Seattle robbers, sides with Blu-ray and not HD-DVD, the decision could have lasting effects on such IT heavies as Microsoft, Toshiba and Intel, which have expressed support of HD-DVD. If the movie industry goes the Blu-ray route, Sony, Dell and others will benefit.
I don’t currently own an HD-DVD or Blu-ray player, but I’m increasingly starting to side with Sony and Blu-ray.
Where do you stand? Do you own an HD-DVD or Blu-ray player? Why did you choose the format you did?
Perhaps you think a dual format player is the way to go. Or maybe you’re waiting for a winner to emerge before you take the plunge into next-generation DVDs. If so, will you rush out and buy a next-gen player as soon as a victor is named?
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