Answering your CES questions: The vibe around Blu-ray
- January 8, 2008 8:20 PM |
- By Ian Johnson
By Peter Nowak, CBCNews.ca
CBCnews.ca's reporters covering the Consumer Electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas are letting you be the interviewer - ask us what you'd like to know about announcements or the buzz on the show floor, and our reporters will do their best to find out.
Erik asked: With the announcement that Warner Bros. is dropping HD DVD and going Blu-ray exclusive, what is the general vibe at CES in Vegas regarding the ongoing battle between the two hi-def competitors? After speaking with exhibitors at the show, can you provide insight regarding one side emerging as the winner? Or currently in the lead.... What do companies seem to be more supportive of?
Thanks for the question Erik. The vibe here at CES is definitely that the format war is over and Blu-ray has won. Sony is resisting gloating, with an executive telling me they were maintaining a "quiet confidence" about the whole thing.
Toshiba and Microsoft are basically alone in continuing to push HD DVD. Everyone else is aggressively behind Blu-ray.
One thing's for sure - if almost none of the movie studios are releasing films on HD DVD, the format can't possibly survive.
All News blogs
- Universe hates Higgs boson, Chicago Cubs
- By John Bowman, CBCNews. A physicist working on the Large Hadron Collider doesn't think much of the theory that the universe is sabotaging the project to prevent the discovery of the Higgs boson. Might as well say that Nature hates... Continue reading this post
- Large Hadron Collider goes Back to the Future
- By Peter Evans, CBCNews.ca. Two respected physicists have put forward the theory that the Large Hadron Collider's stated aim of finding the Higgs boson might be so abhorrent to nature that mysterious forces are traveling back through time and sabotaging... Continue reading this post
- Multi-touch concept for desktops: 10/GUI
- By John Bowman, CBCNews.ca. I'm a fan of alternative ideas for human-computer interaction, so this video caught my attention. It shows an idea for a ten-finger touchpad interface and associated changes in the way a computer would handle multiple windows.... Continue reading this post