It's official, Warner will be doing only Blu-Ray movies starting in May 2008. "A two-format landscape has led to consumer confusion and indifference toward high definition, which has kept the technology from reaching mass adoption and becoming the important revenue stream that it can be for the industry," added Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group President Kevin Tsujihara. "Consumers have clearly chosen Blu-ray, and we believe that recognizing this preference is the right step in making this great home entertainment experience accessible to the widest possible audience."
Unlike what Paramount did with Blu-Ray, all current HD-DVD in productions will be release. That's nice for those that bought the HD-DVD format. Releases will be a few weeks after Blu-Ray and DVD. With this switch, Blu-Ray has 70% of the movies. Paramount and Universal won't have any choice now. Paramount will have to break it's contract of 150 Millions it got last August if they can. Universal will be another matter. The need for hybrid players won't be needed as much and it will mostly be a niche market at first. Note: Dell Canada has still a deal for a 40GB PS3, Ratchet & Clank and HDMI cable for $400. I did not see a end date. I guest I got just in time at $370 last Sunday. You still get a free game plus a cable.
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