Blu-ray news

  • Best Buy kicks HD DVD while it's down

    Best Buy kicks HD DVD while it's down

    Starting next month, US retail chain Best Buy says it will prominently display Blu-ray players and discs in its stores and recommend the format over rival HD DVD. 5

  • Netflix picks Blu-ray, rattles HD DVD

    Netflix picks Blu-ray, rattles HD DVD

    If Warner Bros.' decision to go exclusively with Blu-ray Disc was an industry-rattling earthquake, Monday's news that Netflix would begin to phase out HD DVD rentals is an inevitable aftershock: much smaller impact, potentially damaging, and still leaves everyone feeling unsettled. 2

  • FAQ: What's next in HD video fracas?

    FAQ: What's next in HD video fracas?

    HD DVD isn't dead, at least not quite. That leaves many options and potentially expensive mistakes for consumers.

  • Toshiba slashes HD DVD prices

    Toshiba slashes HD DVD prices

    In the aftermath of the Warner defection to Blu-ray, Toshiba has announced ridiculously cheap pricing on all of its HD DVD players. 1

  • Blu-ray vs. HD DVD: I don't care who wins!

    Blu-ray vs. HD DVD: I don't care who wins!

    The protagonists and their immediate families aside, does anyone really give a darn? 10

  • Hot and Not on the CES show floor

    Hot and Not on the CES show floor

    The Hot CES Trend award goes to gestural interfaces -- think air-groping -- while poor HD DVD is saddled with the Not-Hot Award. 1

  • Blu-ray gets foot in Aussie rental door

    Two major video rental chains, Video Ezy and Blockbuster, have announced a partnership with Sony designed to educate customers about the Blu-ray format. 1

  • Blade Runner Final-ly comes to Blu-ray and HD DVD

    Blade Runner Final-ly comes to Blu-ray and HD DVD

    Fans of classic science fiction will be dancing in the streets (or alone in their underpants) when Blade Runner: The Final Cut is released on Blu-ray and HD DVD next month.

  • JB Hi-Fi to stock HD DVDs in-store

    JB Hi-Fi to stock HD DVDs in-store

    After nine months, major retailer JB Hi-Fi has reversed its decision to exclusively stock Blu-ray products in-store, opening the floor for HD DVD players and titles. 5

  • False starts in race to future of DVDs

    The number of Blu-ray and HD DVD players and discs remains stubbornly minuscule. Should consumers pay any attention at all? 2

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