Universal joins Blu-ray

Universal joins Blu-ray

In the wake of today’s big news, Universal Studios (an NBC Universal company) will now support Blu-ray exclusively. While the full details are not clear, they have said they will release new and catalog titles on the Blu-ray Disc format and “turn” away from HD DVD.

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While this was not a huge surprise given the creator of the HD DVD format jumped ship today, this is good news for the Blu-ray supporters out there who have been patiently waiting for Universal titles in high-def. Previously Universal was the only exclusive major Hollywood studio to HD DVD from the beginning, only joined by Paramount and Dreamworks late last year. Weinstein Pictures is a minor studio who supported HD DVD through the beginning of last year and hasn’t announced anything since.

Now we only have to wait for Paramount and Dreamworks to announce their support and Blu-ray will have complete support of the major Hollywood studios.

Originally reported at High-Def Digest

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2 Comments on “Universal joins Blu-ray”

  1. sweetness…Bourne trilogy is coming sooner than I hoped.

    no need to buy a clearanced hd-dvd player 😉

    Can’t forget Fletch and Old School.

    your my boy blu

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