So it’s going to be like this, is it?Sony touts its Blu-ray sales numbers on “Casino Royale”, and Toshiba pops out an “oh, yeah?” press release listing 70-odd new HD-DVD titles coming in the next three months from various studio partners — including such Universal gotta-haves as “Streets of Fire”, “The Bourne Identity” and my beloved “Shaun of the Dead”.
With Toshiba slashing prices on its current players, and a budget-priced Chinese machine hovering not too far in the future, does this mean HD-DVD is rallying for a final stand? Is that even possible?
As the comments on the relevant Engadget post demonstrate, we’re way past respectable debate here, but I honestly have no idea how this will play to the partisans. Too little, too late? Or “plenty”, but still too late? There are a lot of Blu-ray players out there now, even if they do look like gaming machines.
And: Yes, I must own “Streets of Fire”. Let me have my bliss.