R&B Films to Exclude HD DVD for Future Releases

Posted by Dave Cowl on January 20, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, HD DVD, Studios

rb.gifRichard Casey of R&B Films (who have released Chronos and Nature’s Beauty on both HD formats) has announced that "we are excluding HD-DVD with respect to our future releases" in a forum posting on

Richard said that this decision was made prior to Warner’s decision announcement and he cited "experience with the HD-DVD audience and the abuse I took in the AVS Forum" as his motivation to drop HD DVD support.

Personally I am not surprised and look forward to discs that continue to push the limits from R&B Films.

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9 Responses to “R&B Films to Exclude HD DVD for Future Releases”

  1. The Guardian on January 20th, 2008 6:51 pm

    I hope the mods at AVS are pleased with themselves!

    Anyway it’s one more step on the road to total victory for Blu-ray.

  2. lmao on January 20th, 2008 8:35 pm

    The Guardian for biggest fanboy of the year?

  3. Belard on January 21st, 2008 12:17 am

    In what way can a forum abuse a studio to dropping a format?

  4. The Guardian on January 21st, 2008 3:21 am

    How would you feel about a format if you went to every effort to maximize the video and audio quality of your film, only to be ripped apart by people including insiders for that format?

    Instead of debating the merits of the disc (which would be ok) and appreciating his time, effort and money, he was met with personal attacks and lies.

  5. Belard on January 21st, 2008 6:40 am

    Is there a link to such action? So, either or both consumers and HD-DVD group attacked R&B for talking about issues or recommendtions? I see that his site has both formats of equal amounts.

  6. Mehar on January 21st, 2008 8:42 am

    Wtf, this guy switched sides because a few people were pissed off at him on a stupid forum! That is the worst excuse I have ever heard, the consumer controls your paycheck, not forum posters.

  7. Dave Cowl on January 21st, 2008 10:06 am

    The forum posters are the consumers. His releases are targeted at high end enthusiasts such as the members of AVS Forum. Most of the criticism was due to the fact that the BDs he released had better specs (due to the higher bandwidth) and the HD DVD supporters were not happy about that. Then add to that the Microsoft FUD machine and no doubt lackluster sales…

  8. Darian -blu future- Smith on January 21st, 2008 10:49 am

    Wonderful news, the future is blu!

  9. Mehar on January 21st, 2008 7:30 pm

    They only released one good title, and thats IAL, which is coming to HD DVD anyway.

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