Warner Brother's Defining Decision

 - Jan 5, 2008   Updated: Apr 8 2011
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It appears from reliable sources that Blu-Ray has emerged the winner over HD DVD to become the standard for High Definition DVD. Not since Beta vs. VHS has such a competitive battle been watched so closely. Warner Brothers was the tipping point as they announced their exclusive support for Blu-Ray.

"The fuzzy future of high-definition DVD came into sharper focus Friday after Warner Bros. said it would release movies for the home video market exclusively on the Blu-ray disc format. The decision, announced on the eve of the influential Consumer Electronics Show, delivers a de facto knockout punch to the rival HD DVD format backed by Toshiba Corp. and others now supported by only two of Hollywood's six major movie studios. "Expect HD DVD to die a quick death," said Richard Greenfield, an analyst with Pali Research in New York, in a research note Friday."

Implications - Today's fast-paced society calls for a technological update to occur once every five years, at the least.