“Blockbuster Inc. will rent high-definition DVDs only in the Blu-ray format in 1,450 stores when it expands its high-def offerings next month, dealing a major blow to the rival HD DVD format,” The Associated Press reports.
“Blockbuster has been renting both Blu-ray and HD DVD titles in 250 stores since late last year and found that consumers were choosing Blu-ray titles more than 70 percent of the time,” AP reports.
“Blockbuster will continue to rent HD DVD titles in the original 250 locations and online, the company said,” AP reports. “The decision was helped in large part by the lopsided availability of titles in Blu-ray, Smith said. All major studios except one are releasing films in Blu-ray, with several, including The Walt Disney Co., releasing exclusively in Blu-ray. Only Universal Studios, which is owned by General Electric Co., exclusively supports HD DVD.”
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People buying iPods, using iTunes, downloading Safari, buying more Macs, salivating for iPhone… What’s gotten into people lately; recognizing quality and not settling for inferior junk? Whatever it is – more, please!
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