HD DVD Rising From The Dead Thanks To Crap Economy
You have to admit, this is hilarious. Back at the end of 2007, we wrongly predicted that HD DVD would win the format war with Blu-ray based on price alone. We were wrong as all the major Hollywood studios threw backing behind Blu-ray killing HD DVD in the process...or did they. Thanks to an economic recession, not only in the United States but globally, HD DVD is rising from the dead. Sure, Blu-ray disc sales have increased 53% since HD DVD's demise but with Blu-ray prices still ridiculously expensive and HD DVD player prices dropping as low as $60, people are buying HD DVD again.
In fact Buy.com has sold 1 million HD DVD players since the format officially packed 'er in and expects to sell 2-3 million from now until Christmas. Okay, sure HD DVD doesn't have the recent title releases that Blu-ray does but the players still playback DVD's and until Blu-ray prices decrease the majority of us are happy with good ol' standard def.
Willing to take the chance?
Toshiba's HD-A2 is currently sitting at $84.
Via Financial Times
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Posted by Justin Davey at October 2, 2008 5:00 AM