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Warner to Back Blu-ray Exclusively

Posted January 4, 2008 03:49 PM by Josh Dreuth

Warner Bros.Warner has announced that they will be switching to support Blu-ray exclusively. Warner has been supporting both formats since they were launched, but recent talk from top executives suggested that Warner couldn't continue down that road much longer, and that the all important holiday sales would help them make a decision. With Blu-ray winning every week in high definition sales this year, Warner has decided that The Future is Blu.

"The window of opportunity for high-definition DVD could be missed if format confusion continues to linger. We believe that exclusively distributing in Blu-ray will further the potential for mass market success and ultimately benefit retailers, producers, and most importantly, consumers," Warner Bros Chairman and Chief Executive Barry Meyer said in a statement.

Its all over folks!

Official Time Warner Press Release


Source: Reuters | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (464 comments)


phastm3
 - Jan 04, 2008

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DONE DEAL!!!!! GIVE US BATMAN BEGINS!!!! AND EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

blu-rayfan101
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yipey!

Count Zero
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Nice!! Finally...

GarettP
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Can this be the start of no more "Chicken Little" threads?

Awesome News!

mystiksuicide
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Ok time to buy some blu-dye and get drunk tonight!!!!!!!!

sokrman14
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Holy S H I T....That is amazing

khainne
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YAY!!!

ra1024
 - Jan 04, 2008

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WOW! I can't believe it's finally happenned!

Proteus
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This is truly awesome news if it is true. I really really really would like a source on this although I do trust that Josh would not post it if it was not 'for sure'. I just know HDDVD fans may make a fit over it.

The announcement must be coming very shortly for Josh to move on this now.

If it's all finally over.... wow. Just wow. Time to get on with our lives and enjoy some great films on Blu-ray.

Edit: Well, apparently after my post Josh added the quote and the Press Release. As suspected the announcement was not far away! Thank you, Josh!

scook
 - Jan 04, 2008

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HOLY SHNIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES this is amazing everyone has received a Late XMAS GIFT!!! I'm so Happy!!!

aygie
 - Jan 04, 2008

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OH MY GAWD

Rike255
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Oh my god I can't believe it it's finally happened!!!

PLASMA-1080P-FULLHD
 - Jan 04, 2008

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hd-dvd just died!

SouthernBluBelle
 - Jan 04, 2008

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happy happy, joy joy!!

crystal_sun
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Congratulation guys! 70% movies are Blu-Ray and 30% are HD-DVD. Ouch.

spam.curitiba
 - Jan 04, 2008

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HAHA the war is fucking over!

BTS11
 - Jan 04, 2008

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sorry for the tease post earlier..... but I'm glad its out there.....

mwatcher
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Buh-bye HD-DUD!!!

Seretur
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Um, is "YESSSS!!!!" emphatic enough?


russ
 - Jan 04, 2008

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About time.

coolmilo
 - Jan 04, 2008

Show comment

Merlins
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YES! At last. It will not end right away but it will not take many months.

javabear
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I hope that people can return their HD-DVD players. Buy a blu-ray player now, if you haven't already and support the hi-def future!

NutsAboutPS3
 - Jan 04, 2008

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HUGE, AWESOME news. Finally we can get Warner releases in optimised Blu-ray format. The other studios will surely have to follow Warner's lead as Warner can never shift from their new Blu-ray exclusive position in the future without looking like idiots, so we can look forward to fantastic high bitrate Blu-rays for all movies in the future.

Count Zero
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Where is SA0CD??

TauHeel05
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Holy cow!!! THIS IS INCREDIBLE!

Blu4You24
 - Jan 04, 2008

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THIS IS BLU-RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

sj001
 - Jan 04, 2008

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AWESOME, try to spin that, Red Ants!!!

Blu is the victor!!!!!!!

bhampton
 - Jan 04, 2008

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They made the right choice and at a good time.

(People who got suckered into HD DUD still have time to return hardware if it was x-mass gifts!)

Blu-ray San
 - Jan 04, 2008

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IT'S OVER FOLKS!!!!! Only a matter of time before Paramount gets out of their contract and Universal goes neutral!!! Thank you Warner for making the right move!!


Now let's get Batman Begins please!

RickD
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I am so freaking happy it's pathetic!

groovyone
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Hoorah! But...what will we have to talk about now?? Oh right, great BD realeases!

mh466
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Absolutely Fantastic News!!!!

Time for amir, rdjam, and ALL of the other red FUDsters to crawl back under their rocks!!!

bluflu
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yes! Now give Blu-ray some high bitrate transfers!

XSilentCobraX
 - Jan 04, 2008

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OMG! i just went on to find this outstanding news:D this is sooo sweet.
Wee i love warner :P cant stop smiling about his.

quexos
 - Jan 04, 2008

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OMG IS THAT A JOKE? OMFG I CANT BELIEVE IT OMG OMG OMG

Disco_And
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Good bye HD-DVD and hello UNIVERSAL

Squall_10
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Amazing news! Can't wait for the other studios to reconsider their stance on HD-DVD and come on
over to the Blu side

CJS234
 - Jan 04, 2008

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rofl SMUJeremy

Where is the fat lady and why isnt she singing yet?...wait I hear something...nevermind that was just HD-DVD coughing up its insides.

Robert Siegel
 - Jan 04, 2008

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After sweating for a couple of months (we all knew it could go either way but hedged our bets on blu), this is the BEST news to start off the new year. The format war, my friends, is over. Warner made a very wise choice to end this war, and that's what I predicted they would do on many threads here, it's pure business sense, if they went with hd-dvd, they would have split the studios and continued the war.

I am certainly going to enjoy the forums for the next week, just reading them will be a total gas. My hats off to you Warner for making a very wise choice. The hd-dvd fanboys all said it would be hd-dvd because Warner had released more titles, used the internet features and the interactivity. But I always felt Warner's decision would be based on the future, not what has happened with players so far. I think it helped to see $299 players, the institution of 1.1, and of course hd-dvd losing every week of the year including their biggest weeks, Transformers and Bourne week with the BOGO sale.

This made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so happy I yelled out a big YES and my mother, who is visiting, got worred that something was wrong (she's 2 floors up).

UltimateFighter
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Woot!!!!!!!!! Somebody post the release list for HD-DVD for 2008.....LMAO!!!

hc666
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Wow

FINALLY a winner Very happy.

09camaro
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Woo hoo! About time.

alstar7
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Got rid of my hd dvd right before Christmas. Having one format feels pretty good about now. Perfect timing!!

crazymoogy
 - Jan 04, 2008

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it's all over HD-DVD boys and girls.

hyperdine
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I can't believe it. This is awesome news. After all this time. FINALLY!!!

mugupo
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yahoo!!!! My 2 favorite titles finally came to blu-ray (Matrix and Batman Began)

japuva
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I guess this explains why when I went into FYI and Suncoast today they were only selling BLU-RAY

maconomics
 - Jan 04, 2008

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It's about time !!!

hharrizons
 - Jan 04, 2008

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ALRIGHT,

Fireworks is in order!! all over the world celebration to celebrate the death of HD-DEAD.

Bravo Blu-ray.

:-)

hahahaha....

And please don't forget, Amazon will have buy 1 get 10 HD-DEAD movies soon.
This cracks me up.


Cheers

Blu-Runner
 - Jan 04, 2008

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And now.... exhale. Whew.

BluFett
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

jetydosa
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yeah Warner! Now give us our titles! We are waiting with $$ in hand!!

X400
 - Jan 04, 2008

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OMG!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOTTTTTTT I JUST LEFT THE SITE AND CAME BACK SINCE I WAS BORED AND I SEE THIS?!!!!!!!!


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Robert Siegel
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Well, thank God I didn't buy the new Samsung combi player bd-up5000. I was searching hard for one. I will spend the money on a nice blu stand-alone to compliment my PS3! (YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!) One other thing I didn't mention in my earlier post is the power of Disney to home video, and Warner surely took that into consideration.

I bet today is a very sad day for Toshiba and Universal, and mostly Paramount, because under contract for another 12 months to hd-dvd. How embarassing this must be for our "friends" at Paramount. Michael Bay must be laughing his ass off!

Tru 2 Blu
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This is Awesome =). Woohoo! Now all HD-DVD gots is Universal studios and Paramount studios as there major movie studios

TruBlu2
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

I TOLD YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WB LOVES BLU ALL THE WAY


YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

I KNEW IT WAS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE WARNER BROTHERS

BRING ON LORD OF THE RINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU WARNER BROTHERS

tru blu
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Oh my god!! Best news ever!! Ha Ha Paramount who's laughing now. The Reds get schooled Blu style!!

May the Blu be with you... (and it looks good)

oldmike
 - Jan 04, 2008

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i am shocked reading this and my jaw just droped i meen DAM they did not even hold off to after the show

DrinkMore
 - Jan 04, 2008

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OH MY GOD!!! HOLY FREAKING SHIT! I LOVE YOU WARNER!!!!! YEAH BABY - GO BLU! WOOOT WOOOT WOOOT!

GregBlu5
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Glad we had the hammer and nails handy to put a lid on their coffin so fast. Yay!

dvs
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Hi
I'm been checking out this site for months and I'm finally gonna say something,
SEE YA HD-DVD, WOULDN'T WANT TO BE YA!!

BLU-RAY ALL THE WAY!!

TruBlu2
 - Jan 04, 2008

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A TOAST IS IN ORDER!!!!!!

WE HAVE ALL FOUGHT A GALLANT FIGHT!!!!

WE ALL DESERVE TO HEAR THIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEWS!!!!

AND FINALLY WE HEARD IT!!

THIS IS A SALUTE TO EVERY MEMBER OF THIS WEBSITE!!!!

ITS TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!!!

ps. I hear a rumble from NBC/Universal????????????

Blu Titan
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Thank God, Warner made the RIGHT decision. They have earned my TOTAL respect!

c0okiemonsta109
 - Jan 04, 2008

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MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BlurayMovies23
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This is awesome.

common_sense
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Its a Great Day for Blu! M$ you can stick your money where the sun don't shine. Toshiba = Toasted

By the way, I noticed the format neutral pansies aren't talking.

marinelife9
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I just want to hear the next quote from Ken Graffeo.

blu ray charles
 - Jan 04, 2008

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More goodies to look forward to ! ! ! I can't wait.

Zazou
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Wow, I don't know where to start reading first!?!?!?! Excellent news. Congrats everyone!

tru blu
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I think we may see Transformers very soon!!!!!!!!

May the Blu be with you...

TigerShark
 - Jan 04, 2008

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LONG LIVES BLU-RAY!!!

macpac24
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YES!!!!

mugen302005
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Now folks! is it not a fools day from Spaniards, is it? If it isnot, then this is really a true victory of consumers over companies(paramount micro$:%t).
We still have the power to rule our decisions.

pro-bassoonist
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Perhaps a note of this announcement to Amir and Co., who have been very vocal during the last couple of weeks, would be appropriate.

Dr. A

TigerShark
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This is just the beginning of a BLUTIFUL new year.

Russell_L
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Do I hear "format war over"?

mcrexx
 - Jan 04, 2008

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It's over. It's SO over. GO BLU!

chuck440
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Eat your heart out HD DVD bitches !!

jurassic_pork
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This is da shit!!!!!!!! Now we can move foward with hi-def!!!!!!

steddy6
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Are you f*cken serious… coooool Hey, so that means that WB is going to stop making “300” for HD DVD So whatever’s on stock ??? ???

Whytewash
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yippie Kay Yay Mother Fucker!!!

benzboi3
 - Jan 04, 2008

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w00t w00t! guess buying all those warner blu's the past few months paid off!!!

Blu As Hell
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I going to get drunk as hell tonight and watch 300 on Blu-ray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VICTORY IS OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also can I just say....F*CK HD-DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLU-RAY FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell I'm happy as hell!!!!!!!!!!!!

moverob
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, Warner Bros.!!!

So far anyway, this is the Blu-ray format story of the year.

There is just no other reasonable argument: BD is the superior hi-def format.

Hopefully, sooner rather than later, Paramount and Universal will see the writing on the wall and join Warner Bros. and the other studios and software suppliers who are supporting Blu-ray.

Again, thank you, Warner Bros.

Blu Titan
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http://www.timewarner.com/corp/newsroom/pr/0,20812,1700383,00.html


The Official Press release from warner!

Scorxpion
 - Jan 04, 2008

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i'm back and log in again just to celebrate with you this spontaneous news.

BD is the true format anything else is just loosing.

common_sense
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Mods! Please remove the WB logo from the support studios for hd-dud. Please!

Delta_FX
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yi-pi-ki-yay motherfucker!

steddy6
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Hey Guys, so that means that WB is going to stop making “300” for HD DVD So whatever’s on stock ??? ???

kurtlingle
 - Jan 04, 2008

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The war is over!

Yes, can't wait to see the spin on other forums....

Congrats to the BDA.

LynxFX
 - Jan 04, 2008

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January 4th, 2008 will forever be known as Blu Friday!

blukrank
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Way to go Warner! Bring on Batman Begins,Goonies,The Lost Boys and all you're other hits!
Hopefully the next big news will be Universal joining the Blu team?

Verbal
 - Jan 04, 2008

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At times like this, the HD DVD camp needs to turn to the immortal Ringo Starr:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4hRXTvKXyaw

TruBlu2
 - Jan 04, 2008

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VOTE Mr. JEFF BEWKES FOR PRESIDENT!!!!

THANKYOU Mr. BEWKES.......

eagle21
 - Jan 04, 2008

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It is a Blu-ray BOOGIE!.......whew weeeeeeeeee!

DefTechPioElite
 - Jan 04, 2008

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OH MY GOOOOOOOODDDDD! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! I did not expect to read this today!!!!!

Copywriter
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I'm off to buy every damn WB movie on BLU!

WB was THE studio keeping HD DUD alive. Now all they have to look forward to is some Parasuck and
Univiral double dip rehashes.

Go BLU!

Schrute Farms
 - Jan 04, 2008

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At least the DUDleys can use their players to up-convert regular WB movies! :P

Sonar5
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Thank You Jeffrey Bewkes, Thank you Time Warner BOD's, the analysts were right, go figure.

And to all the hd-dvd owners, I suggest a 1 day auction on ebay while you can still sell that coaster for above $20.

SCOREBOARD

steddy6
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Does this means that WB is going to stop making “300” for HD DVD So whatever’s on stock ??? ??? ????

balla_ricky
 - Jan 04, 2008

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hahahahahahahahaqhahahahahah its over

marinelife9
 - Jan 04, 2008

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HD-DVD might have pretty good value in a few dozen years on that Antique Road show program.

tru blu
 - Jan 04, 2008

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It's my birthday next week. Thank you Warner for the great gift.

May the Blu be with you...

DaViD Boulet
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Sigh. It's a good day for high-def media, and the consumers who want to own it.

Moefiz
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Strike one.....2more strikes to go.....

Lets Batman Begins would be a nice start.....

X400
 - Jan 04, 2008

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QUICK!!! BUY THOSE BLUS THAT ARE ON SALE CUZ THEY WILL PROBABLY DISAPPEAR SOON

NovaBomb
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yeah Yeah!!!!

BluFett
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Batman: "Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moon light?"

Bring on Batman, Warner

jw
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Game On

AaronSCH
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Thank you Warner Bros. Now maybe film and hi-def enthusiasts can get back to sharing their hobbies
instead of attacking one another. 2008 is already starting out to be a great year.

Shin-Ra
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YEAHHHHHHHH!

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!

surfpeak
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Amen!

silypete
 - Jan 04, 2008

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WOW, that is awsome. WB good move.

moverob
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Wow! I've never seen such a happy room full of celebration! Party on!!!

On a serious note, I will add my agreement to those who are recommending that those of you have purchased or received a player in the "other format" to return it as quickly as possible, while the retailers will still honor their 30-day return policy. And be sure to trade for or buy a Blu-ray player or a PS3 machine.

I'm not gonna be one to gloat or rub salt in your wounds. Just pick up the pieces, and welcome to the world of Blu! We're glad you're now here...

lildon24
 - Jan 04, 2008

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H3LL Y3AH!!! I cant wait for "I Am Legend" on blu-ray to release!!!! I'm so happy that Warner made a smart moves... yeah it is indeed tru that Blu is the Future!!!

xberserker
 - Jan 04, 2008

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R.I.P HD-DVD, mwhahahahaha

Genocide316
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Ohh my god!!! FINALLY!!!! What a way to start off the New Year!!

JTK
 - Jan 04, 2008

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The war is over!

TruBlu2
 - Jan 04, 2008

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The Tears are still running down my face!!!!! Thankyou Mr. Bewkes TY WB


WORLD........Welcome to BLU!!!!!

TruBlu2
 - Jan 04, 2008

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incredible timing....just before CES.....and just before the Dud's press conference!!! LOL HAHA

jorg
 - Jan 04, 2008

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fucking aaaaaaaaa lmfao

patsfan2007
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Good news.
Blu Ray wins in your face Microsoft.
Bring on LOTR, Matrix.

BluFett
 - Jan 04, 2008

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King Leonidas: [behind him] SPARTANS! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?!

Spartans: BLU! BLU! BLU!

alain turgeon
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Wow !!!!!!!! It's my birthday tommorow(january 5) What a great gift! Thanks Warner!!!!!!!

moverob
 - Jan 04, 2008

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To Warner Bros.:

First, thank you again for going Blu-only.

Next, I'm one of those movie fans who loves the old classics from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. I would love to see titles like "Casablanca", "The Maltese Falcon", "Mildred Pierce", and films from the great stars like Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson, etc.

Line 'em up, WB, and I'll buy them, one and all. Hear that, WB? That's the sound of the cash register ringing even louder when you start releasing those older catalog titles...

PS3_Kiwi
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Its been rumoured for a while, but now its confirmed I still can't believe it.

I wonder how much Paramount are willing to pay to be allowed to release on Blu again, ha ha

little_boy_blu
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yes! This is a great way to start the weekend! Lets get the matrix trilogy on BLU please!!!!!!!! my wallet is ready and waiting!

Congrats Warner on the smart move!

haushausman
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't know what to say. Win win! We get Warner and my credibility goes through the roof! I've been saying Warner will drop HD-DVD for ever on many boards; only to be screamed at and called an idiot.

Happy FRIDAY Indeed!!!!!

Johk
 - Jan 04, 2008

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: o

There is no word to express the joy in my hearth right now!

Let's celebrate!

E-Dogg
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Game over man!!!!

Slckevin
 - Jan 04, 2008

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HECK YES.. made my year... made it a very blu year!

Mericalis
 - Jan 04, 2008

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BRING IT HOME, BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My internet has been off and on all afternoon long...funny it happened right after I found out about this...

It looks better than I anticipated...I had to call all of my friends who were Blu-backers and celebrate with them. Then, I called those who were DUD-backers and I was shocked at what they said...

Most said that this move was what they were waiting for to buy a Blu-ray system. So, we may be having a bit more backing very soon.

crystal_sun
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Give me Matrix.

Warner...you made the wise choice...you shall be rewarded by the millions of sale of movies you provide...well..at least the good ones only

bendan
 - Jan 04, 2008

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SOMEBODY PINCH ME. I HOPE I AM NOT DREAMING.FINALLY WARNER SAW THE LIGHT ALLELUIAH!!!!!!!!!!!! WARNER YOU HAVE ALL MY SUPPORT. GOOD SHOW

frenchglen
 - Jan 04, 2008

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OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I'M CRYING.

dobyblue
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Fuckin' A my brothers, we won!!!!

FeelingBlu
 - Jan 04, 2008

Show comment

Moefiz
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Warner was on the last week Bogo sales with the HP...maybe it was a preview of things to come

Jim-J
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Excellent! Now can I have:

Batman Begins
V for Vendetta
The Matrix

yspkrk
 - Jan 04, 2008

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So happy... I'm crying...
It's good to be smart to choose Blu. I knew it!!!

GSX600F
 - Jan 04, 2008

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FACT!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS OVER!!!!! 100% FACT!

HAHAHAHA BIG FAT "OWNED" to ALL the HD DVD zealots

Jim-J
 - Jan 04, 2008

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...Oh yeah and Constantine

ZeeMan84
 - Jan 04, 2008

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BLU is victorious now. Woooooooo Weeeeeeee.

barnak
 - Jan 04, 2008

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woohoo finally the war is over! More people will join HD!

shankmanmonster
 - Jan 04, 2008

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ow the HD DVD camp can stick up their pissin ass, what LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i knew this day was coming soon, especialy when some comnets wee made from the lions gate people.

When i went to best buy to buy the harry potter blu ray set, their were tons of HD DVD sets lieing around yet people were struggling to get the blu, me included.

we did not win any war, because their never eally was any. screw Universal and paramount.

the real moral of the story is Toshiba can "buy" paramounts support but you can stop the people from making their on choice.

HAHAHAHA to the HD DVD idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mikesoba
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This announcement appears on Reuters, for any doubters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS205758+04-Jan-2008+BW20080104

bicclick2002
 - Jan 04, 2008

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FUNNY. . . V

Get this!? I was getting me wisdom teeth yanked out while this great news proliferated on T.V. sets and computer screens world wide! I saw it happen live on one of those news feeds on the bottom of the show. Shortly thereafter an anchor further explained the breaking news and what it meant for. . . well, you know who. I was on 'laughing gas' with my mouth numb and what not etc. and I was so happy, the dentist and assistant wondered why I was so happy. . . lOl!

Thank you Warner Bros. You chose wisely! Hopefully this post is enjoyable for everyone! ; )

Cyorg
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Joygasm!!!

haushausman
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I'M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

00_blue
 - Jan 04, 2008

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To everyone that supports blu ray. well done and have a great year!

BigB88
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This is agreat day for the HDM format. Looks like Paramount, Universal, M$ and Toshiba are done. Great news for the format, the BDA and all the supporters of this innovative technology.

Teazle
 - Jan 04, 2008

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As at the end of all those classic WB cartoons ...

Th-th-that's all, folks!

blu-fan
 - Jan 04, 2008

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(Cartman voice) Ha HA! Suck my balls HD DVD!

futurezero
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Thank the sweet lord! I own both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD and can attest that Blu-Ray is by far the superior HD format. I'm so glad to hear this My HD-DVD player can get relegated to the few exclusive titles that will still be lingering around over the next year and after that, it's just a piece of legacy hardware haha. It's about time someone put one of the final nails in the coffin.

vladittude0583
 - Jan 04, 2008

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TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

Warner definitely made the right choice as it was the only correct choice anyways!!!

The only thing I ask from you now Warner is to please utilize BD to its full potential and make it worth my while as is everyone else's!!!

haushausman
 - Jan 04, 2008

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@futurezero (and all over purples),

SELL EVERYTHING HD-DVD RELATED ON EBAY TODAY BEFORE THIS NEWS SPREADS MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The value of that junk's gonna fall faster than the U.S. dollar.

Minimejer05
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YES!! That means Batman Begins, The Dark Knight will be Blu right???

seto
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!

(_ ' ')_ (/ ' ')/ (| ' ' |) Blu-ray (| ' ' |) \(' ' \) _(' '_)

Single_Stack
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Now I can finally sleep.

glenn22
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

lildon24
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YEah dark Knight will be blu if Warner is going to be Blu Exclusively

Starfighter
 - Jan 04, 2008

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What a way to start off 2008, now all of us can rest easier and enjoy this victory over the format war. Not just Warner but also New Line Cinema as well since it's the sister studio to Warner Bros. The future is Blu baby YAY

common_sense
 - Jan 04, 2008

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hd-dud
the look and sound of imperfection
due to the limitation of the hd-dud player, the highest output for most player is 1080i

teunis
 - Jan 04, 2008

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FINALLY. THANK YOU WARNER.

SWEEEETTTTTT !!!!!!!!!

lildon24
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I believe we gonna get Batman Begins during the summer of 2008 before Dark Knight hits in theater in the same week, i dont know for sure but it will be batman begins on blu real soon tho.

Banjo
 - Jan 04, 2008

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We actually did it. We actually did it!

Praise the Lord!

KiteKat
 - Jan 04, 2008

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it's over ...the war is over , victory for the blu ..planet Earth is blu ..we all do Blu

Mote
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YESSSS!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH WARNER!!!!! FOLKS THE WAR IS ALL BUT OVER AND THE
FUTURE IS VERY VERY BLU INDEED!!!

kikkomaniac
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YES YES YES YES!!! The win is within our grasp! Continue to buy those shiny blu discs

Just got: "Children of men","face off", "gone in 60 sec", "the rock", and "starship troopers today"

Its good to be blu

BobLoblaw
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Epic. Grats BR group! You owe your lives to Warner, the PS3, and Amazon.com.

Swede
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yeaaaahhh!! The time has finally come to end this damn format war!! Now it is just a matter of time before Universal & Paramount decides enough is enough.

There is finally no more spinning to be done, seriously. If the red ants even try to spin this, I feel bad for them, since denial wouldn't even start to cover it...

To those of you who went dual format these past couple of months - NOW is the time to return your DUD player to WalMart, BestBuy or wherever you got it!! Not only will you get your hard earned dollars back, but even more important it will send a HUGE message to retailers that the DUD really is... a DUD.

WoodMan
 - Jan 04, 2008

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S-U-C-C-E-S-S That's the way you spell success.
Thanks Warner.
I want to shout from the highest mountain to let the world know my joy.

How Sweet It Is!!!!!!!

JT_Designer
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd like to have Transformers on Blu-ray now please! Universal & Paramount are going to loose a lot of $ if they don't go blu.

Chuey
 - Jan 04, 2008

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WOW, great news! I can finally see the end of this war.

nails
 - Jan 04, 2008

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WE WIN! WHOO HOOO!!!!!

PS3-Playb3yond
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This is amazing. I just realized something extraordinary about myself. We should go audition for the TV Show Heroes because . . . ladies and gentlemen, apparently we can all predict the future.:)

WOOHOO!!!! Go BLU!!!!!

johnno1986
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Holy crap!!!! Yes.

pscoop
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Holy crap. This actually gave me chills, I would have believed it with out the press releas. Spin that HD.

tru blu
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johnno1986

Now JB Hi Fi must look stupid for stocking HD DVD because of Paramounts decision, and wanting to cash in on Transformers.

May the Blu be with you...

surfdude12
 - Jan 04, 2008

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YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

kubrick
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Well i guess its all over!!!!!!!!! glad we all chose Blu eh? The stronger format wins the war, congrats everybody!!!

blu-backer
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Nail? Meet coffin? Coffin? Meet nail. HD-DVD is lying inside the coffin.

sinisterted
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Yes!!! Finally its time for HD-DVD to die!! The Future is Blu!!! now come on Universal and Paramount!!

saginawjuggalo
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I'm speechless. This is good and maybe even bad... Less competition (may mean) prices go up.. If thats the case, I won't be buying very many Blu-ray movies... This is coming from a huge movie fan.. 76 BD's right now and I JUST started.. Please don't let me (us) down BDA!! ;-)

Iago
 - Jan 04, 2008

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AHAHAH. owned.

common_sense
 - Jan 04, 2008

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This song is for the hd-dud losers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGqroT1FZ5Y

Lambchop
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Have to say I'm thrilled! Congrats to WB! Now you are the Golden Studio!!!

Belloche
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Great news. I feel bad for the people who bought in to the other format though. I can't find it in me to gloat. People are losing out on the other end of this.

GreenFlash06
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Ka-chow. Ka-chow.

nennew
 - Jan 04, 2008

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I have enjoyed most everyone's comments. Glad that Blu-Ray Disk has proven out to be the winner. Sorry for Parramount who made that poor decision last year and now is stuck for 12 more months. I am sure Warner's decision to keep HD till May is due to the stuff they have in the pipe line for up coming sale and that is why they are not cutting off HD-DVD immediatley. Congratulations to all who have supported Blu-Ray now and forever. It is the better format.

adrianf74
 - Jan 04, 2008

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HD-DUD bites the dust. Nice to see it. The future is Blu!

abidabegum
 - Jan 04, 2008

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wow what a great news for all the blu-ray fans. now sony should go out and get ciruit city and best buy to sell blu-ray exclusivley.

cartman781
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Party at my house BYOB

Leon
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Nice JOB

pow
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Leon
 - Jan 04, 2008

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200 ! Warner thank you and happy new year

chrisshea
 - Jan 04, 2008

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this anouncement should be Full front page ehhe

Elandyll
 - Jan 04, 2008

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Cheers for Blu Ray, and Viva Warner

jayjay
 - Jan 04, 2008

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HAHAHAHA!! TIME TO CELEBRATE BLU-BOYS!! ITS OVER FOR YOU HD-DUD!!!



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