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Saving Private HD: Live or Let Die ?

Saving Private HD: Live or Let Die ?

The HD-DVD supporters have gone though the petition route look to save HD-DVD format. Nearly 9000 petitions have been signed so far by HD-DVD fans urging Warner to reconsider its position in HD-DVD. I wish the content of the petition didn’t use words like “Greedy Sony Corporation or “Inferior Blu-Ray format” for reasoning but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

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Blu-Ray Discs Sale knocks HD-DVD Off Top 10 Chart

Blu-Ray Discs Sale knocks HD-DVD Off  Top 10 Chart

The result is in! The leading Hi-Def media in sale, Blu-ray is not only leading HD-DVD as expected but captured a whopping 85 percent share in Hi-Def market. Home Media Magazine has posted the most recent hi-def disc sales and also revealed none of the HD-DVD releases make it to the Top 10 list. The Warner decision to endorse Blu-Ray exclusively certainly plays a big factor in the chart. HD-DVD was holding steady with a healthy 39% share during the holidays season. It’s a completely different situation now with the World’s largest media company turn against them.

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Rant on the 5 Free Blu-Ray/HD-DVD promotion

Rant on the 5 Free Blu-Ray/HD-DVD promotion

Some of you probably have purchased one of them, the Blu-ray or HD-DVD player with Free 5 movies offer in the mail deal. I sent mine out for god knows how long, if it weren’t for this idiotic reminder I could have forgotten all about it. I got this postcard in mail yesterday, they are asking if I wish to cancel the free titles promotion order cause of an unexplained delay in process.

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Toshiba Looks for a Comeback with New HD DVD Marketing Initiatives

Toshiba Looks for a Comeback with New HD DVD Marketing Initiatives

“We are shocked….disappointed”, those were the responses from Toshiba right after Warner ditching HD-DVD for Blu-Ray. It didn’t sound any better than Cowboys at the sore loser’s press conference after they got stunned by the Giant at the playoff. No more grieving! Confident that Paramount and Universal Studio wouldn’t pulled out on them as well, HD-DVD announced a new marketing initiatives to keep the Format Wars rolling.

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CES 2008: ASUS Penryn-toting M51Sn laptop with GeForce 9500M GS video

CES 2008: ASUS Penryn-toting M51Sn laptop with GeForce 9500M GS video

While it might not be the smallest, the thinnest, the lightest or made from the most exotic of materials, ASUS' new M51Sn certainly does have some notable guts. It's available with a selection of Intel's latest Core 2 Duo "Penryn" 45nm processors, the T8100, T8300, T9300 or T9500 (ranging from 2.1 to 2.6GHz) as well as the brand spanking new Nvidia GeForce 9500M GS video card, replete with 512MB of dedicated memory.

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Paramount to drop HD-DVD?

Paramount to drop HD-DVD?

It was barely 5 months ago When Paramount pledged to back HD-DVD exclusively, now they are about to drop it. The deal was said to involve cash incentive of $150 million, Paramount ditched the Blue for Red with 18 months contract. Can they break the allegiance now to side with Blu-ray instead? The Financial Times said there’s a condition in the contract that would allowed Paramount to back off the deal in the events that if Warner Bros is endorsing the Blu-ray. They aren’t sure if the same get-out clause apply to DreamWorks animation but seemed certain with Paramount. “Paramount is poised to drop its support of HD DVD after Warner Brothers’ recent backing of Sony’s Blu-ray technology,” If Warner move hasn’t change the outcome of the format war, this might just do it.

Paramount in HD DVD blow [via The Financial Times]

Toshiba’s response to WB move, we are shocked but not lost

Toshiba’s response to WB move, we are shocked but not lost

Shortly Warner announcement on Blu-Ray exclusive endorsement, the HD DVD Consortium canceled their press conference at CES 2008. It wasn’t a silent retreat, perhaps a regrouping of new strategy destined to fail turn the format war around. Toshiba has spoken and acknowledged Warner shocking move to its rival but they have not lost the battle just yet.

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Big Blow to Toshiba, Warner Bros announced Blu-Ray Exclusive

Big Blow to Toshiba, Warner Bros announced Blu-Ray Exclusive

Warner finally has the decision after long period of being dual format supporter since day one. The rumor came true; they are going to switch to Blu-ray exclusively. Recent leaks from Warner’s top exclusives have indication of Blu-ray endorsement if the blue camp continue to outsell its rival during the Holidays season. They made their choice; Blu-ray is the future. HD-DVD supporters will have their chances to get the last of Warner’s copies of red disks until then, Hi Def titles will continue to be released in HD DVD until the end of May of 2008.

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