Where Things Stand In The Hi-Def DVD Format War

After Time Warner Inc.’s announcement today that they’ve chosen to support Blu-ray exclusively, here’s the current breakdown of studio support for each format—and things aren’t looking good for HD DVD.

Blu-ray format   HD DVD format
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Walt Disney
  • Lionsgate
  • Warner Bros
  • Sony
        – MGM/UA
        – Columbia TriStar
  • New Line & Fine Line
  • Paramount
  • NBC Universal

So the future is tilting more and more toward Sony’s Blu-ray format, it seems. Honestly, though, will anyone be buying movies on discs by the time this is all settled?

[8:14pm 1/4/08: Updated to include more studios pointed out in the comments below.]

“Warner Bros to back Blu-ray DVD format exclusively” [Reuters]
(Photo: Getty)

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