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No surprise here: Sales of HD DVD Players Plunge After Warner Move:
"One week after Warner Brothers Entertainment announced that it was abandoning its support for the next-generation HD DVD format in favor of the Blu-ray high-definition format, consumers abandoned HD DVD.
What was a 50-50 market split in 2007 for the high-definition players shifted sharply in Blu-ray’s favor in the new year. For the week that ended Jan. 12, Blu-ray hardware captured 90 percent of the market, according to data collected by the NPD Group, a market analysis firm."
Wired had the best take on the matter:
You’ve got to hand to Toshiba. Even now, when faced with overwhelming evidence that Sony’s Blu-ray has won the high def format war, the mortally wounded HD DVD backer just keeps on prolonging the inevitable.
So to the HD DVD camp I say this: You’ve put up a good fight, guys, but seriously, what are you going to, bleed on Blu-ray? Let’s move on with our lives.
Sales of HD DVD Players Plunge After Warner Move
ERIC A. TAUB
NYT, January 28, 2008
Hey HD DVD: It’s Not Just a Flesh Wound
Wired, January 28, 2008 | 4:22:25 PM
NPD Confirms Huge Blu-ray Share Jump http://hd.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=291403
You may recall when I was shopping for flat screens, Best Buy was advertising the Panasonic 50″ TH-50PZ77U at $1799, but refused to honor that price, claiming it was a money losing typo. (See Inconvenienced By Best Buy! for the details). Their price was an absurd $2,899.99 — $100 over list. This ultimately sent me…Read More
Brilliant commentary from a Daily Show writer about the Writer’s Guild strike:
(if no video appears here, than try IE or Safari — or got to YouTube directly.
Firefox has been glitchy with YouTube videos lately)
There’s a lesson in this: Be careful about not paying comedy writers, as they have the clever ability to make you look like idiotic shitbags . . .
Now that I finally ordered a plasma, I’ve been on the look out for good video.
I’m pretty jazzed about this: Pixar Short Films Collection.
There’s lots of backstory at Pixar’s site.
Here’s the full list of shorts:
For the Birds
Mater and the Ghostlight
One Man Band
The Adventures of André and Wally B.
Mike’s New Car
Looks like good G-rated fun.