Market Share for the Week Ending April 13th

April 18, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Home Media Magazine is reporting that the Blu-ray Market Share versus DVD for the week ending April 13th 2008 was up just a little over the previous week, with a 5:95 ratio. On the Blu-ray versus HD DVD side, things have swung back to the more recently typical 80 percent range, with a ratio of [...]

Video: Format War Veteran

April 16, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

 Here is a funny short video about the Format War. [wp_youtube]j7wgVTbo_Ok[/wp_youtube]

Wal-Mart: Please Steal Our HD DVDs

April 14, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

During a trip to our local Wal-Mart Supercenter, we noticed the store had added security devices to all of their Blu-ray movies. The thing we found odd about this, is they didn’t add them to their HD DVD movie inventory. We wonder if this is because thieves prefer Blu-ray, or if they plan on sending [...]

Slower Week for Blu-ray, Week Ending April 6th

April 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest Home Media Magazine shows that the week ending April 6th was a slower one for Blu-ray Disc. Up against DVD, we see that Blu-ray held only a four percent market share, comparing the top 20 titles for each format. Even against HD DVD, we see Blu-ray with 64 percent of the market, compared [...]

Amazon Joins HD DVD Reimbursement Club

April 10, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

In a rather surprising — albeit unoriginal — move from Amazon, the internet sales giant began sending out emails yesterday, notifying their HD DVD hardware customers of their entitlement to a $50 e-certificate to ease their format woes.  As they put it, new technologies don’t always work out exactly as planned — something we know [...]

Format War Humour at Nest Heads

April 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Looks like the HD format war made today’s "Nest Heads" comic strip.

Best Buy Starts Sending Out HD DVD Rebate Gift Cards

April 6, 2008 by · 14 Comments 

We were very surprised when we found our Best Buy HD DVD rebate had arrived in the mail this soon. The amount we received was $150 ($50 for each HD DVD player), as we had purchased 3 different HD DVD players from Best Buy since the formats launch in April ’06. If you are a [...]

Blu-ray Gains a Little on DVD Market Share

April 6, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

In this week’s Home Media Magazine we see that Blu-ray gained a little over last week compared to DVD sales, and slipped a little against HD DVD. No doubt thanks to strong Blu-ray sales of I am Legend, the Blu-ray Top 20 titles week ending March 30 sold 8% versus the Top 20 DVD titles [...]

Men in Black and Bone Collector Get UK Blu-ray Release Date

April 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Men in Black is now listed for release in the UK on June 16th 2008, along with So I Married an Axe Murderer. The Bone Collector will be released by Sony on June 2nd, 2008 – this title is a Universal Studios HD DVD only release in the USA. For further releases and Amazon UK [...]

High-Def Digest and The High Def Forum Acquired by Internet Brands

April 3, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

The web conglomerate Internet Brands has acquired both High-Def Digest and the High Def Forum. The company plans on keeping the sites independent, while leveraging Internet Brands resources where they can enhance the sites. An upgrade to new faster servers should be completed in a few weeks. The sites will join,, and several [...]

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