HBO Goes Blu-Ray

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

High-Def Digest
reports that HBO
publishers of fine series like The Sopranos and The Wire
is dropping HD-DVD.

The dominos look to be falling, spelling the end of HD-DVD..

LG Combo HD-DVD/Blue-Ray Player @ FutureShop

Friday, March 2nd, 2007
LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray
FutureShop is selling it now

It’s here!
And all for the low, low price of … $1,500!!!

Okay, you can put your wallet back now. :-)

Blu-Ray passes HD-DVD in number of movies available

Friday, February 9th, 2007

According to
enGadget HD,
the count now stands at HD DVD 158 vs Blu-ray 159.

To add insult to injury,
another enGadgetHD article says:

High-Def Digest has already updated their release page which is shows that Blu-ray has more titles with dates for February than HD DVD has for all of 2007.

HD-DVD still has the lower price though.

HD odds and ends..

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

HDMI 1.3: Better DTV images, sound in 2007
Why today’s best HDTVs aren’t worth buying
Blu-ray / HD DVD stalemate boosting interest in combo player?

The first two posts concern HDMI 1.3, which ups the ante from 8-bit to 16-bit colour (!), as well as uncompressed, 3 Mbps audio.

The last post posits that Blu-ray and HD-DVD are tied in the race to consumers, who seem not to care very much about the whole thing.
It is my sincere hope that Blu-ray vs HD-DVD will become just as meaningless and wasteful as the DVD-R vs DVD+R debate was a few years ago.
Who even looks to see if they are buying -R versus +R these days?
I sure don’t.
Actually, all I look for is “DL”.

Update @ 2006-12-22 10:18:
Found these on Slashdot — very interesting!

HD-DVD movies sorted by picture quality
Blu-ray movies sorted by picture quality