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HD DVD Still Seeing Releases in 2010

January 28, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

If you’re still holding onto your HD DVD players you are definitely in luck this year, DeadLands 2: Trapped is now available for preorder on the HD DVD format through online retailer Anthem DVD. The unrated Zombie horror film will cost you roughly $29.95. The description is as follows, Bio-Weapon on the residents of a small [...]

CBHD Breaks 100 Release Barrier, Paramount Pledges Support

December 14, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

The CBHD group at a press event held this month has announced that CBHD since launching in September of this year has broken the 100 title release mark and plans on reaching 1000 by the end of 2010. It should also be noted that Hollywood’s Paramount has pledged support for the format some time between now and when Universal/National [...]

Universal Studios and National Geographic Announce Support for CBHD

September 18, 2009 by · 13 Comments 

Universal Studios and National Geographic have announced their support for the CBHD format, making Universal the second major Hollywood studio to support the format. Warner was the first major studio to support CBHD. As we have covered before, CBHD is currently outselling Blu-ray with a margin of 3:1 in China. Also of note, 8 manufactures [...]

CBHD Leads Marketshare over Blu-ray in China

July 24, 2009 by · 53 Comments 

CBHD seems to be doing much better against rival Blu-ray than its ill fated predecessor HD DVD. A recent report by a Japanese news station looking at CBHD format and its competition with Blu-ray confirms CBHD has a 3% market share lead on Blu-ray. The CBHD format launched in the first half of 2009, Blu-ray [...]

CBHD Players Ship In China, Format War Begins

April 28, 2009 by · 7 Comments 

Chinese manufacturer’s TCL and Shinco have officially launched the first set of CBHD players in China coincidentally starting a format war against rival Blu-ray. Both Shinco and TCL state CBHD players will cost approximately 40% less than any Blu Ray player currently available on the Chinese market. The players will launch at a MSRP of [...]

Warner Launches “Red2Blu” HD DVD to Blu-ray Upgrade Program

April 23, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Warner has announced a new HD DVD to Blu-ray trade-in/upgrade program. The program dubbed “Red2Blu” allows you to upgrade up to 25 Warner HD DVDs to the Blu-ray versions of the movie. The cost is $4.95 per disc (some multi disc sets are more) and a flat shipping fee of $5.95 per order. Lucky for [...]

5 Reasons Why HD DVD Owners Should Go Blu

January 5, 2009 by · 25 Comments 

With just a few days to go before the one year anniversary of Warner’s shocking decision, we figure it would be a good time to highlight why those still holding onto HD DVD should considering introducing Blu into their day to day lives. We won’t bombard you with cliché’s and say Blu-ray is the “future” [...]

FWC’s Top 5 Stories of 2008

December 31, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

It has been a very eventful year when it comes to high definition video content. Everything from the end of HD DVD, to the fast rise of Vudu’s HD content library, have all happened in the last 12 months. Here is a look back at Format War Central’s most viewed stories of 2008. 1. Warner [...]

Blockbuster Selling HD DVDs for $7.99 Each

December 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Blockbuster.com is selling their previously viewed HD DVD movies on their website for $7.99 each. There are 100′s of HD DVD titles available, so check out what’s there and you might just find something you like. To sweeten the deal even more, just enter the coupon code: ”holidaysurprise”  and save 30%. When we made our order, we also got [...]

Fry’s Xbox HD DVD Add-on Bundle

December 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

We’re not interested in starting any flame wars today, we just wanted to point out a rather nice deal for our HD DVD supporters/readers. At the moment, Fry’s.com is having a deal where you can snag (1) HD DVD Add-on for the Xbox 360, and the premiere seasons of Heroes, and Battlestar Galactica for a [...]

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