Blu-ray Steven Kippel on 11 Feb 2008

Best Buy throws support behind Blu-ray Disc

Best Buy throws support behind Blu-ray Disc

Best Buy logoToday hasn’t been a good day for HD DVD, probably the worst since Warner declared their format preference in favor of Blu-ray. Earlier today, Netflix announced they would drop HD DVD, and now Best Buy will recommend Blu-ray to customers over HD DVD.

Why the sudden decision? “Because we believe that Blu-ray is fast emerging as that single format,” said president and chief operating officer Brian Dunn in an official statement, “we have decided to focus on Blu-ray products.”

Blu-ray Disc players and software will be prominently displayed in stores. HD DVD will still be carried, but they will be selective in what product to stock.

This is just the latest bit of mounting evidence that HD DVD is done for.

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