This announcement clearly is a problem for HD DVD but not a death blow. It may turn out to be one but does not have to be. If HD-DVD machines continue to sell well, Blockbuster may have to change their minds. It would be interesting to see if there was any behind the scenes maneuvering by the BDA with Blockbuster to get this result. In any event, there is still very little interest in HD media by consumers are evidenced by the HD/BD sales figures and will continue to be until player prices come way down. DVD is enough for most people. DVD rentals will continue to dominate. It would be interesting to see just how well BD rentals do at Blockbuster. In any event, it looks like I will have to get that new Panny this week.
Louder is NOT better!