Warner Bros. Entertainment has just announced that it will be going Blu-ray exclusive for all of its movies starting in May. Currently Warner releases on both Blu-ray and HD-DVD and it should be interesting to see how the market adapts. Now most people (by people, I mean geeks) don’t care too much and will continue on torrenting each movie, but there are some who find this news upsetting. One group who has already shown this may effect them is HD-DVD themselves.
You’d figure HD-DVD would just shrug it off and move on, but because of this news HD-DVD has cancelled its appearance at CES this year. Now if this isn’t a move to show they’re scared, I don’t know what is. Of course, HD-DVD is still sponsoring the CES bags!
According to the new couple, there was no money exchanged and no payoff – but I say it’s safe to assume that some money did switch hands, at some point (or will at some point in the future). Why would a studio limit itself on the number of movies it can sell?
At the end of the day I still see HD-DVD as the winner, I mean… they do have the pr0n industry on their side after all.</sarcasm>