We're one step closer to crowning a victor in the next generation of optical discs. Time Warner
Blu-ray discs have greater capacity than HD-DVD, but the players typically cost a bit more. Sony
It wasn't an immediate knockout blow in 2005. The PS3 systems were slow sellers at first, but cuts that have dropped prices to as little as $399 have made the gaming platforms brisk sellers over the holidays.
Game over? Blu-ray wins? Not so fast. Microsoft's
Microsoft is really Toshiba's last hope for HD-DVD support, but Microsoft may not want to commit to a high-def format that is falling out of favor within Hollywood. Even Blockbuster
I'll feel sorry for anyone who bought an HD-DVD player if Blu-ray wins out, but a runaway winner was inevitable. Do you think that Netflix
If you've been on the fence about backing either Blu-ray or HD-DVD, feel free to finally make the jump. Rest in peace, HD-DVD.
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