Racketing up the HD home video format wars up a serious notch – and just in time for the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show – Warner Brothers announced today that it was ending its support for HD-DVD and going solely with arch rival Blu-Ray.
Warner was previously releasing its material on both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.
The HD-DVD/Blu-Ray battle is reminiscent of the Betamax/VHS videotape machine wars in the early 1980’s, it which JVC’s VHS won over the Sony-backed Betamax system.
Many studios have gone with the Blu-Ray format exclusively (including Disney, Fox, and Sony). Does this mean the end of HD DVD because of the lack of studio support? Stay tuned.