Goodbye Format War Hello Demographic War Paramount Goes HD DVD Exclusive

August 20, 2007

Blu-ray & HD DVDOwning both a Blu-ray and HD DVD player has afforded me something I never really factored-in at the onset, the little trivial ups and downs of the “format war” are pretty insignificant on a day to day basis when you can player either format at will. That’s not to say I don’t still keep up with the major developments from both sides, it’s just that the “we sold 388 more discs of ‘Music and Lyrics’ this week on Blu-ray” dribble doesn’t even register on my radar anymore.

Every now and then however something comes along that is noteworthy and this little tid-bit of news is just that, on several levels. –Edit– I was about to make a post about this article but this just popped up in my newsreader. Obviously what I was about to post is/was somewhat irrelevant. I’ll update the rest of the post once I’ve had time to verify and collect my thoughts on the Paramount announcement. One thing is for certain however, if this news holds true, rumors of HD DVD’s demise were greatly exaggerated.

–Update– It’s true folks, as confirmed by Paramount’s parent company, Paramount and DreamWorks Animation are HD DVD exclusive. I’m still a bit blown away by the news, not even sure how to put this into perspective but in a nutshell both formats are here to stay for the foreseeable future, this really puts combo-players in a new light. The original “article” serves as a perfect example of why I’m generally slow to post on major news; until it hits the news wires in an official capacity.

Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Blu-ray, HD-DVD