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Can You Say “Laserdisc?” September 7, 2007

Posted by David Card in Media.

Jupiter report asks Next-Generation DVD: Will the Winner Be HD DVD, Blu-ray, or None of the Above? I vote, “none of the above.” If this silly format war rages much longer, there’s a very good chance we’ll go straight to a physical-medium-agnostic digital standard…

    High-definition (HD) content is not the primary motivator for consumers to embrace next-generation optical disks. Only 24 percent of consumers cited HD content as a motivator to upgrade their home equipment. Emphasis should be placed instead on platform longevity and support, as well as backward compatibility.
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