Microsoft settles HD-DVD vs Blu-ray debate

Well, that's it folks, Microsoft has finally stepped up and settled the Hi-Def disk war once and for all. And the winner is: no one.

That's right, according to Richard Doherty, the Media Entertainment Convergence product manager for Microsoft predicts that both HD formats will be obsolete within 5 years.

Apparently they believe that by then all content will be accessed either by means of streaming or retrieved from a local hard drive. While I would love to imagine a world where we didn't have to worry about purchasing hardware that only worked with one format, I don't think that technology will be at that point within 5 years.

Microsoft says HD-DVD and Blue-ray to be obsolete in 5 years [via boygenius]