The War is Over! (not that one)

hd-dvd.jpgAnd so ends the nearly irrelevant next-gen optical media war:

HD-DVD Death Made Official

This time it was Sony with the inferior system (or at least inferior spec) for the win. Maybe this will do something to lessen the pain of the Beta/VHS war.
I think the above article is prescient though — between upconverting my DVDs (which look great on my HDTV by the way) and digital downloads, who really cares about optical media? I could see maybe picking up a Blu-ray player in 2-3 years when the hardware is at a reasonable price, but I’m in no hurry to upgrade.

Besides, I was rooting for HD-DVD… oh well, at least we can move on now.

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