Today – even Best Buy announced that they put “a preference” for Blu-Ray. Well – they will still sell HD-DVD = but if the customer is asking …… they will tell them they are better of with the Blu-Ray.
This after the announcement of Netflix – online movie rental – that they are only going to have Blu-Ray in their assortment. Andnow even the HD-DVD people are getting worried and saying “We have long held the belief that HD DVD is the best format for consumers”
Yep – they are talking “in the past”.
Lots of people think that this will be the death of HD-DVD – and Blu-Ray is going to be the big winner…..
And Sjeltur; what do you think…???
We have a Dutch saying; when 2 dogs are fighting over a bone – a third dog will take the bone and run…..
And who is the 3rd dog…?? I believe the company which has been all over de news the last couple of days…. and even that news fits into my theory;
They have “tried to take over TiVo” == they have the Media Center == and now the Xbox360
Xbox360 -HD movies – for rental. On the marketplace of the Xbox360; movies and series – in the best quality…… So – why getting a blu-ray movie…?? Why not dowloading it to your Xbox360 and watch it…??
The only thing Microsoft has to change on the Xbox360 = the harddisk – I want terrabyte !!!!
Am I dreaming this…?? I don’t think so – I would download a HD movie for that price….
Why go to Netflix…??
Okay – maybe there will be a market for the “real thing” – some people want the cases and the discs….. BUT I prefer a big harddisk with looooooots of HD movies + series and crystal clear MP3s.
HD-DVD is dead – Blu-Ray a hoax – Microsoft the big winner…..
Microsoft did a smart thing; put “a bit of money” into the competitor (HD-DVD) of Sony (Blu-Ray) = that gave a little fight and struggle – and that gave Microsoft time to make their own business (Xbox Live Marketplace) work……
(and yep – Yahoo can help them with movie content – adds and searches….)