Format Wars 1.2 – a second skirmish?

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Engadget’s latest on the format wars. Seems HD-DVD may be making a slight but noticeable comeback in recent weeks. Making stand-alone players more affordable can’t very well hurt the HD-DVD camp. (One does wonder if the add-on unit for Microsoft’s XBox 360 will see a similar price chop.)

It would appear the war isn’t over just yet. As both hi-def format players drop into price-ranges more compatible with the average income, things could change. Indisputably though, in pure sales, good old DVD is still king of the hill and not going anywhere for at least a while. (Couldn’t easily find a comparison, but the standard DVD sales numbers are in the range of 10 times the total sold of both HD formats combined if I’m remembering right.)

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