Blu-Ray is not going to win the war. Neither is HD DVD.
You heard right. Neither format is going to win.
Hereâ€™s the deal: Last month Warner Brothers chose to go exclusive in Blu-Ray. This has been viewed as a death blow to HD DVD.
As college students, why should you worry? Many of us canâ€™t afford an HDTV, much less a high-definition compatible player. Even more ridiculous is the price of the high-definition discs. I only ever buy previously viewed DVDs from Blockbuster when they are four for $20. So far, itâ€™s impossible to consistently buy a Blu-Ray or HD DVD disc for less than $20.
There are probably countless blogs on the interweb raving about each format. Thatâ€™s great. Thereâ€™s probably even more Web sites telling consumers to wait out the war. But hey, not everyone can wait. I can (and will), but some nerds have to bask in their HD nerd glory.
High definition is amazing. If youâ€™ve seen it, you know. The Discovery Channel and NFL football have never been so time-consuming. You can actually see the puck when watching hockey. Iâ€™ll get down to it. If you have the pocket change to buy a high definition player, buy this one.
The concept is really quite simple. You go to the store, fork out five hours of a minimum-wage job salary for one high definition disc. You put it in a player that plays both formats. Then you pray that you have an HDTV. (You do. Hopefully a 1080p one.)
Then it doesnâ€™t really matter when Blu-Ray wins, because actually, you win.