CES2008: Samsung Says There's Life After Hollywood for HD DVD
Posted by XanTium | January 8 00:51 EST | News Category: Xbox360
On the Hollywood front, DongSoo Jun, Executive VP and General Manager of Samsung's Digital AV Division, believes that the Warner announcement was a tipping point. In short, Blu-ray will win. But! HD DVD doesn't have to slink into a grave next to Betamax yet. It will become the chosen format for "private" (that is, personal) content because the format--ahem, Toshiba and Microsoft--has a stronghold in the PC drive market. He expects Toshiba to really concentrate on the PC HD DVD market since it's deader than disco if it loses there.
The format war ends. The "divide" begins. And it'll be even bigger, in a sense.
Note: the Xbox360 HD DVD addon can also be connected to PCs ... so the thing might still be useful after all ;)
Full Story: gizmodo.com