The Financial Times reports that HD-DVD may be on life support if Paramount does indeed drop the format in favor of Blu-Ray, this after Warner Brothers went Blu-Ray exclusive.
Paramount, which is owned by Viacom, is understood to have a clause in its contract with the HD DVD camp that would allow it to switch sides in the event of Warner Bros backing Blu-ray, according to people familiar with the situation.
If I’m reading this article correctly, that leaves Dreamworks Animation and Universal still on the other side of the fence. But basically this means it’s good night Gracie for the format war.
I’d like to point out that we have no dog in this fight. I think the vast majority of the Needcoffee staff wears corrective lenses and I’m personally so damn blind that if my contact lenses were to get any thicker, I would no longer be able to blink. It’s because of this you have to get to something like Sony’s SXRD technology to make a picture that I can tell is better than a normal television. If I ever buy one of those SXRD big mama flatscreens, I will never ever leave my house again. Just warning you in advance. Whether that provokes you to start a fund so that I stay in here or not is up to you.
- Click here to buy The Wizard of Oz on DVD from Amazon. Soon, no doubt, to be coming out on Blu-Ray discs.
- Click here to buy HD-DVD stuff from Amazon. While you still can.