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Old 06-17-07, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default Blockbuster to withdrawn HD-DVD and expand Blu-ray

Today Blockbuster expect to make an announcement that Blu-ray is the HD format to replace DVD, they will expanding Blu-ray titles from next month and available to rent in Blockbuster's 1,450 stores.

More than 70% of Blockbuster customers rented Blu-ray titles over HD-DVD since late last year.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/entertainment/ci_6164939

This is the first massive defeat for HD-DVD. Take a look at DVDEmpire Hi-Def sales figures, Blu-ray now command 73% of Hi-Def sales. I suppose other video rental chains and retailers could quick follow suit with Blockbuster to announce withdrawn HD-DVD soon in the same footstep when video rentals and retailers announced Betamax withdrawn in around 1986 when VHS command 70% of video rentals.

Look like Hi-Def format war will be over this year sooner than people thought.
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