The HD format war already coming to an end?

I’ve been saying pretty much from the start that eventually there will be dual format HD DVD/Blu-ray players. But I wasn’t expecting it for maybe three or four years. Well, the pace of technological improvement continues to accelerate, and already there is a hybrid HD DVD/Blu-ray player from LG (in the United States, anyway). Apparently the LG BH100 is less than perfect, but that’s unimportant. What is important is the proof of concept.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros (which supports both HD DVD and Blu-ray) has announced a new hybrid disc with both HD DVD and Blu-ray content. If these work okay that will deal with the one remaining problem of the two formats: inventory management.

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