DreamWorks & Paramount pick HD DVD over Blu-Ray

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In a major win for HD-DVD, Dreamworks and Paramount have agreed to exclusively distribute on HD-DVD only….

Now I don’t know about you but if I walked into my video store and they didn’t have the  next big animation blockbuster because they had signed an exclusivity deal with Blu-Ray I would be mightily upset…

I wonder how long the Blockbuster execs are going to continue their Blu-Ray only stance for now?

DreamWorks Animation, Paramount pick HD DVD over Blu-Ray – Aug. 20, 2007

Last Updated: August 20, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    This really is getting silly. This is waaaay more silly than the Betamax/ VHS format war was, and I waasn’t even there!

  • Ruslan

    Digital Distribution FTW! :p

  • LazySAGamer

    lol I agree this is silly, I don’t see either side winning at the moment.

  • scotty777

    ya… I honestly think that giving people the run about like this will leave them feeling head sore… neither will win, I mean, I’m every happy that the ps3 has blu-ray ONLY FOR GAMES… and thats it… it just adds longevity to the console… but i’m more happy that it does great upscaling as that is a BIG winner for me and my 5 year dvd collection…

  • TheAlteredState

    Solution: buy a PS3 and a XBox. Have the best of both worlds!
    Kinda like that Albany bread in the light blue packet!

  • LazySAGamer

    Ah but the Xbox is not a HD-DVD player 🙂

  • Fred

    So this war is far from over , and the people out there are all confused.

  • Milesh Bhana ZA

    Well on the bright side the multiformat players will be out soon. Guess those with PS3s might be bummed. BUt for everyone else, a player that played HD-DVD, Blu-Ray and upscales DVDs is going to become commonplace if HD actually catched on.

  • Ruslan

    I agree with AlteredState. Having both consoles is the way to go. One for games and the other for movies… which hopefully will start arriving more often!

  • feo

    Yeah but if you get a 360 you won’t be able to use it to play HD DVDs, you need to buy the HD DVD addon for that.

  • OH YEAH! well well! at least once you’ve burnt a hole through your Blu-ray player we don’t have to get an ENTIRE NEW CONSOLE! haha *Down you noisy fan boi! down I SAY!!* I did hear that Blu-ray can play both formats though… so what’s the need for a multiplatform player?

  • Ruslan

    The PS3 only plays BR. HD-DVD is a different laser.

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