Saturday, January 06, 2007

DVD Format Wars: Blu-ray or HD DVD?


I just read another article on the format wars for the next generation disk. But the "war" will drag out for a few years and by that time the optical disk will be obsolete.
Consumers will just download movies to their terabyte harddrives. It's really much more convenient than going to the store to buy. It's even more convenient than owning a physical dvd ("Where's the dvd for 'The Incredibles'?" would no longer be whined).
The only problem with DDtHD (Download Direct to Hard Drives) is the drive failure, which will all know is not a matter of if, but of when. But the ideal download store of the future would always hold a record of your purchase and you will be able to download the movie as often as you would like.
I'm going to wait on buying a Blu-ray player.

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