Tuesday, November 30, 2004

VHS vs Beta all over again...

You may remember me mentioning an article last week about High Capacity DVD's called BluRay.

Well, Engadget has just mentioned Toshiba's announcement that they now have agreements from Warner Bros. Studios, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and New Line Cinema to start releasing their movies in HD-DVD format, a rival to BluRay. BluRay has the backing of Sony Pictures, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox...

which mainly means we’re in for yet another VHS vs. Betamax format war where everyone loses and most people will probably hold off buying players and discs in either format until there’s a clear winner.

Sometimes you gotta question the wisdom of a capitalist system.

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