Best Buy to support Blu-ray; end of format war?

bestbuylogoGet ready to ring the death bell because HD DVD just took another blow. The largest retailer of consumer electronics in the U.S. and Canada, Best Buy Co., Inc. announced they will "prominently showcase Blu-ray hardware and software products in its Best Buy retail and online channels in the United States."

Earlier today, Netflix, the world’s largest online DVD rental service, announced they’ve dropped HD-DVD support and will only support the release of Blu-ray movies. Unfortunately things in the HD DVD camp aren’t looking too good.

Brian Dunn, president and COO of Best Buy, said, "Consumers have told us that they want us to help lead the way. We’ve listened to our customers, and we are responding. Best Buy will recommend Blu-ray as the preferred format. Our decision to shine a spotlight on Blu-ray Disc players and other Blu-ray products is a strong signal to our customers that we believe Blu-ray is the right format choice for them.

Best Buy has always believed that the customer will benefit from a widely-accepted single format that would offer advantages such as product compatibility and expanded content choices. Because we believe that Blu-ray is fast emerging as that single format, we have decided to focus on Blu-ray products."


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