Blu-ray Wes Novack on 12 Feb 2008

HD DVD PG responds to Netflix & Bestbuy news

HD DVD PG responds to Netflix & Bestbuy news

After 2 vicious blows to the HD DVD camp were announced yesterday, one from Netflix and one from Bestbuy, CNet is reporting that the HD DVD Promotions Group has responded with a statement.

“We have long held the belief that HD DVD is the best format for consumers based on quality and value, and with more than 1 million HD DVD players on the market, it’s unfortunate to see Netflix make the decision to only stock Blu-ray titles going forward. While the Best Buy announcement says they will recommend Blu-ray, at least they will continue to carry HD DVD and offer consumers a choice at retail.”

Talk about terrible PR

This has got to be one of the weakest ‘responses’ from a PR group that I have ever seen. “At least” Bestbuy will continue to carry HD DVD? Give me a freaking break! The HD DVD PG would have done better in keeping their mouths’ shut. This non-rebuttal seems to suggest that HD DVD has all but thrown in the towel as they have nothing substantial to respond with and nothing positive to shine a light on. As the Blu-ray Disc Associations’ new marketing campaign states; “The future is Blu”.

4 Responses to “HD DVD PG responds to Netflix & Bestbuy news”

  1. on 12 Feb 2008 at 11:56 AM 1.Steven Kippel said …

    Watch out, with talk like that people might call you a Blu-ray shill.

  2. on 12 Feb 2008 at 12:13 PM 2.Wesley Novack said …

    I’m just callin it how I see it. I still own HD DVD products and I have long been disappointed by the HD DVD Promotion Groups’ repeatedly weak responses to very bad news.

  3. on 12 Feb 2008 at 12:15 PM 3.what said …

    nah steven, you both have always been hd-dvd biased. fairly obvious with your use of langauge and how you interpreted various events.

    since the warner decision this site has been much more “realistic” IMO and wesley is right on that it is HORRIBLE PR.

  4. on 12 Feb 2008 at 3:13 PM 4.Wesley Novack said …

    Steven has been very neutral in all his reporting and I am very surprised when people call him an HD DVD fanboy or a Blu-ray fanboy (he has been accused of being both by various commenters).

    But I guess he is doing a great job of remaining unbiased if he has been accused of being a fanboy for both sides! lol

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