Best-Buy have stated that because Blu-Ray appears to be the single next-gen DVD format it will focus on Blu-Ray products, believing that their customers will benefit from a single format DVD.
Netflix sent this email to thier customers
Source: NeowinYou'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.
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We're sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call us at 1 (888) 638-3549.
-The Netflix Team
Personal Opinion follows
Sony's Blu-Ray is definately coming out ontop, even in New Zealand, where little technological T.V. advertisements are shown (apart from the odd computer game) Sony's Blu-Ray "This is Living" advertisements have began to put the name in the public's knowledge for quite some time now, I expect this is international?
It's sad that Blu-Ray won, then again the format which is friendliest to the suppliers rather than the public usually wins. I personally hope HD-DVD doesn't hold on for much longer. The faster something becomes standard the faster the hacking community will take to it.