Warner Brother’s has joined the growing line of studios that have begun to make a choice between the HD-DVD and BluRay wars. This comes as a blow to HD-DVD supporters who were trying to promote their better DVD format and disks for the past few years in what maybe signs of the future demise of the DVD format. This up’s the ante for Sony who developed and released the first commercial BluRay disk players giving it more of the market’s share over current HD-DVD players. Warner Brothers is one of the last studios who has been releasing two versions of movies on disks in both formats has made the selection based on the compatibility and other performance issues associated with the varying formats. This is to minimize confusion by consumers who have experienced problems with past HD-DVD and BluRay disk player compatibility issues and may signal the rise of BluRay as the successor to the DVD market. BluRay also supports high definition images as HD-DVD does but preferences of customers show a slight inclination to the Blu standard. Many retailers have also begun to shift more to marketing and selling BluRay in efforts to streamline their inventories taking out a section of the already diverse movie disk stockpiles.
The debate still rages with some preferring the opposing format but time will tell and the signs are ominous for HD-DVD for with waning support time will tell the victor as companies try to satisfy consumers. More on the continuing battle as news pours in from the presses as the HD-DVD and BluRay war continues.