iSuppli: Hi-Def DVD Format Battle Still Rages
While it’s still too early to determine whether Blu-ray or HD-DVD will win the high-definition DVD format war, Blu-ray ended the week ahead, especially with the Warner Bros. announcement that it would go Blu-ray-only this year.
Krishna Chander, a senior analyst of storage devices for iSuppli, a provider of market intelligence services, believes both sides will continue to lose the battle as long as the format war rages.
“No side won this week-but in reality, both camps lost,” Chander said. “Every day the Blu-ray and HD-DVD camps spend prosecuting this standards war represents a day lost in their race to remain relevant. Amid the rise of exciting new digital media offerings like YouTube, iTunes and On-Demand services, the window of lucrative opportunity is closing for both standards.”