After HD-DVD: The Next Format War

On February 19th, HD-DVD died.

I bought my HD-DVD player in April of 2007.  I have 16 HD-DVD movies (and the Heroes Season 1 set – which, honestly, was worth the cost of the player itself) compared to 8 Blu-Ray discs.  Yes, I’m an early adoptor… and yes, I mourn the loss of HD-DVD.

The silver lining in this is that there is, in fact, a winner in the high-def wars.  I had expected the battle to go on well into late 2009, with no clear winner until holiday 09.  The problem with Blu-Ray winning, however, is that I don’t think they’ve really won and that we have a different format war on our hands.

The real format war is physical media vs digital media…



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