Report Warns of “Futile” Format War
November 1, 2007

The ongoing high-definition movie format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc is not only causing customer confusion, but may ultimately an exercise in futility. That’s according to a report released this week by the firm Jupiter Research. The report, “Next Generation DVD: Will the Winner Be HD DVD, Blu-ray or None of the Above,” principally authored by the firm’s vice president Michael Gartenberg, found that both formats may end up losing out to standard DVDs with up-scaling capabilities. Because, as Jupiter found, less than 25 percent of consumers surveyed named HD content as a motivator for switching, the report predicted that eventual

It's a Flat World After All
September 1, 2004

As prices continue their steady descent, flat-panel TVs begin to move into middle American homes Round up some friends and ask them: If they could go into a store and purchase any single item they wanted, no matter what the cost, what would they buy? There's a high probability that "plasma" or "flat TV' would be one of the more common answers. And as prices of flat panels continue to fall, such an answer is moving from the realm of misty-eyed fantasy to that of "an extravagance I can probably handle." While most flat panels are still prohibitively expensive for mainstream America, these stunning