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HD Promo group responds, says their mom can beat up your mom

Posted by lozenp on February 12, 2008

In the wake of Best Buy and Netflix dealing two more crippling blows to the HD DVD format yesterday, the HD DVD Promotion Group responded with this short statement yesterday (CNET had it first, credit where credit is due):

“We have long held the belief that HD DVD is the best format for consumers based on quality and value, and with more than 1 million HD DVD players on the market, it’s unfortunate to see Netflix make the decision to only stock Blu-ray titles going forward. While the Best Buy announcement says they will recommend Blu-ray, at least they will continue to carry HD DVD and offer consumers a choice at retail.”

And while it’s hard to blame them for sounding somewhat defeated, this sounds just pathetic. “… at least they will continue to carry HD DVD…” They might as well have said “at least we’re not as ugly as you are” while running and hiding behind a playground monitor.

This looks like they’ve seen the writing on the wall and they’re just trying to figure out an exit strategy. At least after Warner bailed they came back with some fight, stating the number of players in the market favored HD DVD and vowing to determine the impact of the announcement.

Allow me, if you will, to interpret the response:

“We have long held the belief that HD DVD is the best format for consumers based on quality and value (I can’t believe we lost this war to a technology that’s more expensive and not even fully complete), and with more than 1 million HD DVD players on the market, it’s unfortunate (sucks) to see Netflix make the decision to only stock Blu-ray titles going forward (Screw-you Netflix, we hope you lose a bunch of customers today). While the Best Buy announcement says they will recommend Blu-ray, at least they will continue to carry HD DVD and offer consumers a choice at retail. (It could have been worse, I guess. And everyone knows red is better than blue anyhow so thhhbbbbbbttt… Anyone want a HD-A3 cheap?)

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One Response to “HD Promo group responds, says their mom can beat up your mom”

  1. now that’s funny. and sad, too. ah, well. as somebody said to somebody in Strange Brew, “Join the dark side, Luke, you knob.”

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