Buyers Bypass Next-Wave DVDs

“The war for control of the next-generation DVD is approaching a critical juncture: next week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show, companies championing the two competing high-definition DVD standards – Blu-ray and HD-DVD – will unveil their lineups of new players and movie titles.

“There are growing signs, though, that the battle for supremacy in this multibillion-dollar market may yield a hollow victory. As electronics makers, technology companies and Hollywood studios haggle over the fine points of their formats, consumers are quickly finding alternatives to buying and renting packaged DVD’s, high definition or otherwise.”

Ken Belson. Fiddling With Format While DVD’s Burn. The New York Times. Dec. 26, 2005.

See also:

Engadget. Blu-ray vs HD DVD: State of the Division. Sept. 19, 2005.

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01/03/2006 at 08:01

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