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Blu-ray: HD format war over in 18 months

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#1 PS3Scene


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Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:36 AM

Blu-ray: HD format war over in 18 months
Posted by XanTium | 3-9-2007 20:36 EST

From tech.co.uk:

The high definition format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray could be all over in 18 months time. That's what the Chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association hinted at today in an interview with Tech.co.uk.

Frank Simonis, also the senior director of communications at Philips, said that while he refuses to predict victory for Blu-ray, the consumers will decide and exciting things will happen in the next year and a half.

"Due to the fact that we have some hard competition which sometimes makes strange moves, it's very unpredictable. But I think in the next 18 months it will be very exciting to see what's going on.

"Especially with more products coming to market, the price erosion that will for sure happen because competition between the different players will automatically fuel that part of the business. And of course the broader support that we get from the software industry will excite the consumer very heavily."

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:19 AM

It will end like DVD+R and DVD-R
Dual format players and no more problems.

Buffalo releases Blu-ray & HD DVD combo drives for Serial ATA and USB 2.0 :

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:07 AM

yea sure and big tittied blond women COULD fall out of the sky and land on my face but i will believe that when it actually happens.

The war will go on forever, both sides are to stubborn and rich to let the other win.

Edited by mlmadmax, 04 September 2007 - 07:08 AM.

#4 xboxgamer999


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Posted 04 September 2007 - 05:01 PM

Yeah, I two call BS on this statement, if anything it well probably end up as a dual format for hd discs. If they truely wanted to end the format war, they would have join forces to settle what format would succeed and which would fail.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:19 PM

didnt they say this about 18 months ago anyway?......

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(tummybanana @ Sep 4 2007, 08:55 PM) View Post

didnt they say this about 18 months ago anyway?......

Hardly. The first scheduled release of BR player was 25.6.2006

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