Sunday, January 06, 2008

Warner Brothers Kills HD DVD And Goes Blu Ray

Warner Brothers yesterday released a bombshell on HD DVD format by announcing that they are going to move from HD DVD to Blu Ray completely.

This decision of Warner Brothers shocked the HD DVD format supporters, many industry pundits have suggested that this is the end of formats war and soon HD DVD will be laid to rest.

With the Warner Brothers defection, majority of industry is going to release movies in Blu Ray format:

Blu Ray vs HD DVD Market Share Graph

Blu ray vs HD DVD Market Share Graph[Wikipedia]

After Warner's announcement the shocked HD DVD community cancelled they CES press meet and said

Based on the timing of the Warner Home Video announcement today, we have decided to postpone our CES 2008 press conference scheduled for Sunday, January 6th at 8:30 PM  in the Wynn Hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are currently discussing the potential impact of this announcement with the other HD DVD partner companies and evaluating next steps.

Looks like HD DVD community is going to postpone the conference forever. This is a happy news to all consumers (other than HD DVD player owners) as soon the format war is going to end.