Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How soon we forget! Blu-rays are not your friend!

The Galactic Empire Brought to You by Sony Blu-Ray

So be it...early adopters!

Before I call it a night - I wanted to just make this last post. Yesterday I received the following email from Netlfix and it is most disheartening.

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We're Going Blu-Ray

Dear Christopher,

You're receiving this email because you have asked to receive high-definition movies in the HD DVD format. As you may have heard, most of the major movie studios have recently decided to release their high-definition movies exclusively in the Blu-ray format. In order to provide the best selection of high-definition titles for our members, we have decided to go exclusively with Blu-ray as well.

While we will continue to make our current selection of HD DVD titles available to you for the next several months, we will not be adding additional HD DVD titles or reordering replacements.

Toward the end of February, HD DVDs in your Saved Queue will automatically be changed to standard definition DVDs. Then toward the end of this year, all HD DVDs in your Queue will be changed to standard definition DVDs. Don't worry, we will contact you before this happens.You can click here to change your format preferences.We're sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call us at 1 (888) xxxxxxx.-

The Netflix Team

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Following this announcement from Netflix came BEST BUY's own that they too would be moving from the HD-Neutral position and begin pushing Blu-Ray to the forefront.

Well, you Blu-rayers are getting what you THINK you've wanted. Those of us in the HD-DVD camp know that something "illusive" has been afoot - swaying so many studio presidents and online retailers without them even knowing it.

Well...in a few years it won't be just an HD-DVD logo getting "blu-rayed" it will be YOU! Someone or something else will take your place at the little blu-disc's side and you'll be left lying on the floor - helmetless, armless, and in desperate need of some sun.

As for me and a few others loyal to the republic...to democracy...we are grabbing our meager HD-DVD libraries and heading to an out of the way little swamp, where we can watch them in peace....

until...

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