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Netflix to Drop HD DVD and Back Blu-ray Only

Another blow for the HD DVD group. Netflix today announced that the company will be dropping HD DVD (by the end of the year), and back the Blu-ray Disc format exclusively. Details after the jump.

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Warner Bros. Announces Exclusive Support of Blu-ray [Update: Toshiba Responds]

Warner Bros. today officially announced that they will be exclusively supporting Blu-ray over rival format HD DVD. The studio will support both formats through May 2008, at which point all future releases will be made on Blu-ray.

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“Transformers” Becomes Year’s Top-Selling DVD and the HD DVD Breaks High Definition Records

The release of DreamWorks/Paramount’s Box office hit Transformers became the years top-selling DVD, selling 4.5 million units in its first day of release, and 8.3 million in its first week.

The HD DVD version sold 100,000 units in its first day, and 190,000 through one week to become the best-selling day one high definition title on either format (Blu-ray or HD DVD).

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Paramount and DreamWorks Animation Announce HD DVD Exclusive Support

Paramount and DreamWorks Animation today announced that they will be dropping support of the Blu-ray format and will release all future titles on HD DVD.

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“300” Fastest and Highest-Selling High-Definition Title

Warner Bros. has announced that 300 has become both the fastest and highest selling High-Definition title (Blu-ray and HD DVD), selling through more than 250,000 units in just a week of release.

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“Blade Runner: The Final Cut” Coming to Theaters (And DVD, HD DVD & Blu-ray)

As part of the films upcoming 25th anniversary, the new edition of Blade Runner (The Final Cut) will not only be released on DVD, but will have a limited run in select theaters on October 5.

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Comic Con 2007: “Star Trek Remastered” on HD DVD/DVD

This holiday season, you’ll be able to get your hands on some high-definition Trek, if you can afford it that is…

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Blockbuster Chooses Blu-ray over HD DVD

Blockbuster has decided to favor Blu-ray over HD DVD when it comes to offering rentals of the high-definition discs at a majority of their B&M stores. HD DVD movies will still be rented at a select amont of stores and through their online service.

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South Park to get the Hi-Def Treatment

Comedy Central’s South Park will be made available in high-definition for the first time beginning this Thursday.

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HD DVD and Blu-ray sales data

In press releases during CES, both backers of HD DVD and Blu-ray have announced sales data for their respective formats. But there is no clear data on the Blu-ray side. Continue reading HD DVD and Blu-ray sales data

Toshiba announces 50GB HD DVD disc

Well, more like 51GB.

Toshiba, the main backer of the high-defintion HD DVD format, have announced that they have developed a new disc that is capable of holding 51GB of data. Continue reading Toshiba announces 50GB HD DVD disc

Warner Brothers to announce single Blu-ray/HD DVD optical disc

Understanding that consumers are wary of buying into the new high-definition players, Warner Brothers plans to announce a new disc (Total HD disc) capable of playing film and television content in both formats.

Executives at Time Warner (parent of Warner Brothers) hope the disc will generate an increase of sales of the new High-Definition […]