The war is over! Blu-ray Wins!
I recently wrote an article about the High Definition DVD format war. Well, the war is over. Yesterday, Toshiba (the creator of the HD-DVD format) announced it would cease production of HD-DVD technology.
So what does this mean for you? Probably still nothing. Should you rush out and buy a Blu-ray player? Nope. Prices are still way to high. The cheapest Blu-ray players are still over $400 with the exception of an announced player from Funai for “less than $300”. And in reality, the Sony Playstation 3 is probably the best bang for your buck in Blu-ray players. Not only is it a top-quality player, but it also plays lots of amazing games (if you are into gaming).
I consider myself a bit of a technology geek. I’m not the type that has to be the first to have new technology, but I consider myself an early adopter. Although my main DVD player is on the fritz right now, I am going to hold off on a Blu-ray player. Once they get below $250, I might consider a purchase. Until then, the 480p resolution from standard DVD is going to have to suffice.