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akbungle 02-11-2008 05:50 AM

Netflix Goes Blu-ray Exclusive
 
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssC...EN388420080211

Stick a fork in HD DVD, it's done.

akbungle 02-11-2008 07:23 AM

Re: Netflix Goes Blu-ray Exclusive
 
I just found this list over on HiDefDigest forums


2008-01-04: Warner announce they goes Blu-ray exclusive. Delay all their new HD-DVD releases and will stop completely with HD-DVD after May.
2008-01-04: Universals movie Lust, Caution is first announced for HD-DVD but this was a "clerical mistake" and the title should not have been announced for HD-DVD, only DVD.
2008-01-04: HD DVD Promotion Group cancel their press conference at CES.
2008-01-08: New Line goes Blu-ray exclusive. Pan's Labyrinth is the first and last HD-DVD disc from New Line.
2008-01-09: HBO goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-09: All quiet on Universal front.
2008-01-09: Microsoft announce they are neutral in format war. Amir Majidimehr quits Microsoft at 2008-01-15.
2008-01-10: Paramount delay titles.
2008-01-11: Constantin Film goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-14: Toshiba have a fire sale on their newest models just like then they sold out the A2 player. No new players announced from the only producer of HD-DVD players...
2008-01-14: Digital Playground said they might go Blu-ray exclusive during 2008.
2008-01-16: Senator Home Entertainment goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-17: Paramount announce it's complete Q1 2008 slate. One new title not announced before was included (The Kite Runner), otherwise nothing new.
2008-01-18: Universal announce it's first and only one movie after Warners announcement. The box art did emerge a week before Warners announcement and is the first new title since December 18. One title per months from Universal?
2008-01-20: R&B Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-21: Trans World, one retailer with more than 800 stores starts to make more room for Blu-ray
2008-01-22: Grant's Appliances, one of the top 30 electronics retailers in the US, goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-24: Circuit City have a clearance sale on their last HD-DVD players. The price is now $100.04 for the Toshiba HDA3. EDIT: The price was later changed by CC to standard $149.
2008-01-24: SF Film goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-24: Scanbox goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-28: Woolworths, one of the bigger retailers in UK with 820 shops, goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-28: FS-Film have gone Blu-ray exclusive. Confirmed by email and all HD-DVD pages taken off-line.
2008-01-29: Wal-Mart starts to have HD-DVD players labelled as clearance items.
2008-01-29: Saturn, one of the bigger German retailers, have a exchange program to replace HD-DVD with Blu-ray.
2008-01-30: National Geographic have gone Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-30: Sonic Solutions goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-31: Surround Records, former HD-DVD exclusive distributor, goes dual-support.
2008-02-01: Paramount announce Sweeney Todd, the second new movie announced by them this year and the third for Paramount/Dreamworks+Universal.
2008-02-01: Imation stops makeing HD-DVD-R/RW media and goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-02-04: BAC Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-02-04: Manga Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-02-04: Onkyo drops HD-DVD support, atleast for now, in UK.
2008-02-05: Universal announce their second title after Warners announcement.
2008-02-05: OVA Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-02-07: Filmmax goes Blu-ray exclusive.

and now

2008-02-11: Netflix goes Blu-ray exclusive.[/QUOTE]

kennyt 02-11-2008 07:46 AM

Re: Netflix Goes Blu-ray Exclusive
 
One more nail in the HD DVD coffin......

I think their time is up, and it is a bitter sweet ending. I started firmly in favor of Blu-ray, but HD DVD actually won me over with the better player functionality and the HD XA2 is one amazing player for upscaling SD DVD's. I guess soon it will be a doorstop.

akbungle 02-11-2008 08:04 AM

Re: Netflix Goes Blu-ray Exclusive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kennyt (Post 11073)
One more nail in the HD DVD coffin......

I think their time is up, and it is a bitter sweet ending. I started firmly in favor of Blu-ray, but HD DVD actually won me over with the better player functionality and the HD XA2 is one amazing player for upscaling SD DVD's. I guess soon it will be a doorstop.

If you are like me you can just pick up some super cheap great quality movies once there is a true clearance with these. I'm always on the losing end of technology,for instance, I owned over 200 Laser Discs (it was the best format for years) but more so with when I bought the 3DO gaming system for $800.00 or the worst, the Philips CDi I bought for $600.00 only to later pay an additional 250.00 for the digital video playback add on cartridge to play MPEG 1 video CDs. And more recently DVD Audio and SACD.

1more4HDDVD 02-11-2008 08:04 AM

Re: Netflix Goes Blu-ray Exclusive
 
Donít forget that just last week, Netflix announced that once there was a clear winner in the format war, they would consider charging more for HDM rentals.

Everywhere I turn, I see a Blu-ray victory leading to increasing prices.

kennyt 02-11-2008 08:12 AM

Re: Netflix Goes Blu-ray Exclusive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1more4HDDVD (Post 11075)
Donít forget that just last week, Netflix announced that once there was a clear winner in the format war, they would consider charging more for HDM rentals.

Everywhere I turn, I see a Blu-ray victory leading to increasing prices.

I don't know if netflix will do that, I have had a membership with them for so long I still have four discs at a time (read six with appropriate 'late' reporting) They have actually cut my price over the years! If I had to pay an extra dollar or two a month it wouldn't phase me much.


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