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More on the pending HD DVD funeral

Posted by lozenp on January 11, 2008

First off, my last post on Jan. 9 was titled “Is HD DVD dying a quick death?”. On Jan. 10, Electronic House came out with this article, entitled “Is HD DVD Going Down Sooner Than Expected?” Maybe I’m smarter than I think I am.

Either way, the answer to both strikingly similar questions is looking more and more to be an authoritative “yes”. Today, news is that with Universal’s exclusivity contract with HD DVD coming to an end, the studio will begin to support both formats. That leaves Paramount/Dreamworks as the only exclusive studio left. And if the tales of the “out clause” in their exclusive contract are true, expect to see them jump the sinking ship sooner than later.

Universal has stated that they will continue to support HD DVD, as they have some remaining promotions coming up. After those are done, however, all bets seem to be off.

Anyone want to buy an Xbox 360 HD DVD drive?


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