Blockbuster favors Blu-ray to HD DVD – Tech News & Reviews –

I wonder WTF Blockbuster is thinking here?  Do they really want to alienate everyone that already bought an HD DVD player?  I mean, NOT giving me a choice to rent HD Movies from Blockbuster won’t hurt me any – I’ll just get my movies from one of the other 100 places I can buy/rent movies.

Stupid move, Blockbuster. 

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.

Blockbuster favors Blu-ray to HD DVD – Tech News & Reviews –


  1. Sisir – I don’t have the numbers, but HD-DVD and BlueRay combined make up a VERY small percentage of movies sold in the USA. Until more people have HDTV, and the price of the High Def video players goes down, the DVD sales will stay low-def, for the most part.

    But as the US moves to HDTV as the standard for TV broadcast (soon!) I think you’ll see a fairly fast adoption of one, or both of the new formats.

  2. And the places where it’s already there, like America…do you think it’s outselling the DVD’s?

  3. Which, ofcourse, presumes that the HD version doesn’t sell. If the HD version DOES sell well, well, then you’re in for quite a bit of trouble. But then again, the only way to find out, is to wait till HD dvd gets here! 😀

    P.S. For the Record, I have no devices capable of reading DVDs in my house. Not even my computer 😀

  4. @Yuvi: It would drive DVD prices into the ground only if it was successful, which it in no way is or will be, at least for the foreseeable future. If you were a DVD manufacturer and HD-DVD was not selling well, why the hell would you lower DVD prices?

  5. @Sisir: No, HD will do good for us: It will drive DVD prices into the ground. Competition is great!

  6. @Sisir: No you’re not! Atleast, I’m not. Well, given the cost factor, maybe I am.

  7. Thank God this HD-DVD/Blu-ray high definition war hasn’t touched India yet ! I’m happy with no high definition, please !