Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD: Scam of the year?

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Someone over at has been able to put into words how I have felt about this ‘war’ for quite a while now.

Basically that it is a scam of epic proportions.

Big titles like Blood Diamond and 300 get stripped of their extras on DVD so that HD-DVD and Blu-ray get that advantage. We aren?t getting much additional value anymore, instead the things we?ve gotten used to are being taken away in order to force us to adopt the new kids in town.

So who has noticed that? Where we used to get tons of added content on our DVD’s we are now just getting the bare essentials. It’s not like these DVD’s are even anywhere near full either. While Blu-Ray and HD-DVD offer some huge advantages in data storage they really offer very little in the way of movies.

I posted an article quite a while ago that spoke about how upscaled DVD’s are actually just as good as anything that HD-DVD or Blu-Ray has to offer at the moment. There is no real logical reason to get choose either format at the moment.

The more this supposed war drags on the more I start to feel that neither side is actually going to win we can add both of these formats to UMD, | Specials ::: Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD: Scam of the year?

Last Updated: August 20, 2007

Gavin Mannion

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