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Paramount, Dreamworks drops Blu-ray by Barbecue Bros
August 20, 2007, 3:49 pm
Filed under: HD format war, technology

Starting with the release of Blades of Glory, Transformers and Shrek the Third, Paramount and Dreamworks will go HD DVD exclusive starting August 28th. This also includes releases from Paramount Vantage, Nickelodeon Movies and MTV Films, as well as movies from DreamWorks Animation. According to the press release, the decision was influenced by “an extensive evaluation of current market offerings, which confirmed the clear benefits of HD DVD, particularly its market-ready technology and lower manufacturing costs.” While I own a HD DVD player (because of the low price point of the add-on for the Xbox 360), I’m kinda surprised to hear this, considering the news that Blu-ray is apparently outselling HD DVD 2-to-1 came out last week.

In response, Fox is expected to renew their commitment to the Blu-ray format very soon, even though they haven’t released anything since early March and currently have no release dates set for the winter.

Read (via Engadget)


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