Amazon, Universal Embrace Blu-ray

by admin February 20, 2008 at 5:18 pm

In the wake of Toshiba officially dropping its HD DVD format, a flurry of companies are joining the Blu-ray camp…even some HD DVD stalwarts.

In the wake of Toshiba officially cancelling its HD DVD high-definition disc format, more companies are lining up to support Sony’s victorious Blu-ray technology—including some that were HD DVD stalwarts. Universal Pictures, the only studio to have backed HD DVD exclusively since the inception of the high-def format war, has announced it will release future movie titles in Sony’s Blu-ray format.

“The emergence of a single, high-definition format is cause for consumers, as well as the entire entertainment industry, to celebrate,” said Universal Studios home president Craig Kornblau, in a statement. “While Universal values the close partnership we have shared with Toshiba, it is time to turn our focus to releasing new and catalog titles on Blu-ray.”

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