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Old 01-24-2008   #118
Lotus
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Default Re: HD Disc Format War Not Over By a Long Shot

I think a lot of people have a hard time understand what a FORMAT WAR is.

A FORMAT WAR is when two rival formats battle it out.

It's not when multiple formats with equal support battle it out.

FORMAT WAR: Beta vs VHS. VHS had more studio (and porn) support. In the end they won.

Not a Format WAR: Cable vs Satelite. These two different formats have for the most part equal support from networks.

FORMAT WAR: DVD-A vs SACD. Neither format caught on and neither format got any real music studio backing. The best selling disc on either format was Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon on SACD. Despite that no other Floyd albums ever made it to SACD.

Not a Format WAR: LCD vs Plasma.

FORMAT WAR: HD-DVD vs BD.

If HD-DVD and BD had equal and universal Studio Support it would just be a CE market share battle and consumers would care less and just buy what was best for them.
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