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Old 09-03-07, 10:17 PM   #29
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Default Re: Rumor, strong one, about WB going HD DVD exclusive and possible Disney neutral

Originally Posted by superklye
I know I'm not the only one who believes that even if EVERY studio switched to HD DVD, Sony/Columbia/Tristar would continue releasing exclusively on Blu-ray as long as they possibly could.

same as the old VHS vs BetaMax war.

If HD-DVD wins (my personal preference mostly because I distrust SONY to own the next DVD format) SONY will have no choice (eventually) to sell their movies on that format.

DVD sales now account for more than 50% of the studio revenue from movies.
only 17 percent still comes from the theaters.

Thats why the content creators are so afraid of copying. it would kill their gross $$..

So Sony created their own format, heavily on the DRM (digital Restriction management)

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