Why fight? Studios releasing on HD DVD and Blu-Ray


It was bound to happen: the major studios are releasing videos in both formats and just letting the market shake things out — mostly in the direction of hybrid players. Ultimately, I think the question will become moot but until then, folks like Warner Bros (I Am Legend) and Universal (Charlie Wilson’s War) will release in both formats.

I think the biggest decider will be Toshiba’s move to sell HD DVD players for $149, a little more than the Coby DVD players you can get at Wal-Mart. Seed the market with those and Sony — or someone like HUMAX — will concede and release hybrids at about $200 and we’ll never have to think about this ever again.

Publishers say screw it, choose both in HD DVD vs Blu-ray war [Blorge]