Netflix Goes Blu-ray Exclusive

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  1. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    It's a surprising move, I figured Netflix would be one of the last not one of the first:
    http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/news...s/Netflix/Netflix_Goes_Blu-ray_Exclusive/1451

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Blockbuster do the same, there's no longer any incentive for them to look competitive with Netflix on this front.
     
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    gitty-up
     
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    Actually, I'd be kinda surprised to see Blockbuster Online drop HD-DVD in the near future. HD-DVD owners are going to be looking for a new place to rent discs. Check out the threads over at DVDTalk. Lots of people are talking about dropping Netflix and switching to Blockbuster's online rentals. Perhaps they'll drop HD-DVD support in a year or two as the format slowly withers and dies. But until then I think they'll be getting a lot of new customers because of Netflix's decision.
     
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    Sweet, I hope this war will come to a close soon. Paramount, Universal, do you see what is going on around you?
     
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    Best Buy isn't dropping HD-DVD. They'll be "recommending" blu-ray to customers.

    The article says, "The company noted that it will continue to carry an assortment of HD-DVD products for customers who desire to purchase these products."
     
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    I think it's pretty obvious that the end is fast approaching for HD DVD.
     
  10. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Yeah but, how far down the road before it's simply dropped? How long is a company going to offer a product they openly won't recommend?

    And I doubt it'll be much longer than May before Blockbuster drops, and other retailers as well. Shelf space is of limited quantity, retailers won't see much point is wasting that valuable space on HD-DVD.
     
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    Yea it is all over for HD-DVD- I am so glad I saw all this coming and started to go Blu Ray late last October and then sold off the rest of my HD-DVD stuff by early January this year at a good price- I was originally for HD-DVD but its pretty much done now.....
     

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