War coming to an end finally?

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  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Closet SCREAM fan

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    Eventually the Taiwanese, Chinese or South Koreans will make a region free Blu-Ray player, and probably sell it for dirt cheap. Pretty much every region-free player I've run across lately has come from one of those three.
     
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    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    More Breaking News:

    Paramount poised to drop HD DVD format support

    TOKYO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Paramount studios is poised to drop its support of the high-definition DVD (HD DVD) format after Warner Bros studio said it would back the competing Blu-ray format, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

    The loss of support from Paramount, which is owned by Viacom Inc, would likely deal the final blow to the HD DVD format backed by Toshiba Corp and put an end to the format war, the newspaper said on its Web site.

    Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros studio on Friday said it would exclusively release high-definition DVDs in Sony Corp's Blu-ray format, marking a major setback to the HD DVD camp.

    Blu-ray discs outsold HD DVD by nearly two-to-one in the United States last year, but HD DVD had secured major allies in August when Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc said they would go exclusively with HD DVD.

    But Paramount is understood to have a clause in its contract with the HD DVD camp that would allow it to change sides if Warner Bros backed Blu-ray, the Financial Times said, citing people familiar with the situation. (Reporting by Nathan Layne)

    Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUST20151820080108
     
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    Yeah - I saw this. We knew it was already game over for HD-DVD, but that's game over.

    I'll write the same thing when Universal makes their announcement. :D
     
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    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    How long before Toshiba start making Blu-Ray players or at least a combo player?
     
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    Right after they manage to swallow that huge boot in their mouths.

    How long before MS make an announcement? Be a while. :D
     
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    universal is the main studio i want to have blu ray dvd movies if they start making blu ray hd dvd is dead isn't universal the only exclusive hd dvd studio?
     
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    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    Universal and Dreamworks.
     
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    The Universal Horrors in hi-def. Who doesn't want those? :)
     

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