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CNBC: Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD feature

22 November 2007

Recently on CNBC’s Power Lunch, the company broadcast a feature regarding the on-going format war between Blu-ray and HD-DVD. The segment was very neutral as it nobody really took a hard stance for one format against the other.

The chatter was more about education about the two formats rather than hardcore debate over which is the better format. One correspondent even went as far as to saying, “Isnt it just dumb that we’re having this war right now? Did we learn nothing from VHS and Beta 20 years ago?”

When talking about which side has a better advantage, the mention that Sony has 5+ million PlayStation 3s out on the market gave support for Blu-ray. However, that was quickly shot down as another correspondent gave the stat that only 20% to 30% of PS3 owners use their PS3s as Blu-ray players.

Furthermore, the segment gave mention that the HD-DVD is the cheaper format, thus giving lure to consumers, but as Sony CES Howard Stringer once said, "[Blu-ray] isn't the cheaper format, but it is the better format."

The full video for this particular segment can be viewed by going here. Be sure to post your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: CNBC


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