Blu-ray reaches to new heights

Blu-ray reaches to new heights

Blu-ray Disc logoLions Gate’s recent film 3:10 to Yuma didn’t do remarkably better than Universal’s The Kingdom at the box office, but the week following Warner’s Blu-ray announcement it did over ten times better on high-def. This is according to Home Media Magazine citing VideoScan numbers. In fact, Blu-ray did so much better than HD DVD in the first full week of 2008 that the format took 85% of the high-def market. Not one HD DVD made it to the top ten for the week.

This makes a new record for Blu-ray, and certainly feeds the fires of the BD fanboy camp. To be sure, it was definitely not a great week for the HD DVD fanboys.

If sales like this continue, it will look like a cold, dark 2008 for Toshiba.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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