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Should the HD DVD format have been accepted rather than the Blu-Ray format?

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  • The HD DVD format should not have been accepted rather than the Blu-Ray format.

    The whole debate about the digital disk wars is irrelevant. It really doesn't matter which format is more popular because it will become outdated in a few years anyway. Most people don't even watch movies from disks anymore, but they download or stream media from the Internet. It doesn't matter which format wins.

  • The HD DVD format should not have been accepted rather than the Blu-ray format.

    The HD DVD format should not have been accepted rather than the Blu-ray format. They both came out at the exact same time and more customers were more interested in purchasing the Blu-ray. This was just how it was with the marketing and they succeeded. I felt bad that the people that bought the HD DVD did not get their money back.

  • Almost totally arbitrary

    The difference between HD-DVD and Blueray are almost comically small and completely insignificant in the long term, and even Microsoft wanted to negotiate with Sony to create a universal format. Sony has lost the video cassette war in the 80s and were, this time around, trying to get the upperhand.

  • Winner takes all

    The Blu-Ray format is a higher quality disc with a larger storage space that will likely last for some time, perhaps even longer than the initial run of DVDs. The HD-DVD is already slightly outmoded in comparison, and if it would have won, something like a Blu-Ray alternative would have taken over the market anyway.

  • Blu-Ray Beats HD DVD

    The HD DVD shouldn't have been accepted over the Blu-Ray format. Without a doubt, Blu-Ray was more widely used and offered more features and capabilities. HD DVDs weren't that great and were often a little more expensive than Blu-Ray discs. It's not surprising that Blu-Ray won the battle against HD DVD.


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