Netflix Goes to Blu-ray Only

Feb 11, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Netflix, the online movie rental service, is going solely with the Blu-ray format for high-definition DVDs and phasing out Toshiba’s HD DVD format, the company announced today.
“We’re now at the point where the industry can pursue the migration to a single format, bring clarity to the consumer and accelerate the adoption of high-def,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.
Netflix plans to phase out distribution of HD DVD by the end of the year.
It’s another huge blow for HD DVD, as movie rental giant Blockbuster announced in June its sole support of Blu-ray.
Of the six major studios, only two, Paramount Home Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, are still publishing in HD DVD.

One Comment

  1. Has anyone ever considered asking the consumer what they think?
    I feel some education on each form of HD-DVD needs to be done. This could also include WHO owns the patents and copyrights of both technologies and brand names.
    Clearly the loser is the consumer, similar to “AM Stereo”, which never developed from the 2 versions of “Harris-Motorola” and “Kanz-Hazletein”.
    The consumer was never asked or educated on their preferences, such as the new HDTV, which I DO NOT approve of. If you are not on cable, it’s worthless, too directional! But then again, I was never asked.
    I as the consumer should be made aware of each version, the pros and cons, etc. then we all are winners in the Technology world!

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