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AVS Forum Celebrates Peace in the Format War

Rochester, NY, Feb 21, 2008 – AVS Forum has always been a neutral and open forum for discussion of the consumer electronics hobby, even through recent tumultuous times. However, with announcements by Toshiba and Universal, the conflict of the latest format war is at an end. AVS Forum now looks forward to reduced consumer confusion and increased adoption of High Definition content on discs.

AVS Forum, at its core, is a community based on enthusiasts helping one another. More experienced members have freely shared their insights and recommendations to those new to the consumer electronics hobby. However, the battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray cast its shadow even here. Member’s debates over benefits of each format would often end in senseless bickering based on their personal choice of next generation disc formats. Well, no more.

With previous announcements by Warner Bros, Netflix, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Blockbuster all putting support behind Blu-ray, the writing appeared to be on the wall. Now with Toshiba declaring an end to HD DVD player production and Universal Studios stating their support for Blu-ray, the shots fired during the format war have been silenced.

AVS Forum paraphrased Abraham Lincoln, “An industry divided against itself cannot prosper! – We have always maintained that enjoying home theater is about watching the best quality picture and sound, regardless of what color case the movies come in. Content is king and we hope the manufacturers have learned that, lest we repeat this format war in the future. There should be one and only one next generation disc format; and time has proven that to be Blu-ray. Now we can all be excited about our movies without wondering which type of player to buy.

AVS Forum will maintain specific sections of the site dedicated to the set up and connection of both HD DVD and Blu-ray as long as they are needed, but sections focusing around the debate over which format is superior will now be closed.

To visit the AVS Forum log on to www.avsforum.com. For more information about the AVS Forum contact press@avsforum.com.

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