Paramount moving to Blu-ray too?

Written by Joe Martin

January 8, 2008 // 10:42 a.m.

Tags: #blu-ray #drive #dvd #film #format #hd-dvd #ipc #movie #optical #paramount #ps3 #time #war #warner

After what seems like an age, the rumour is that a major battle in the movie format wars could be over - with Blu-ray coming out as the victor and HD DVD left by the wayside.

According to The Financial Times the announcement that Warner Bros. would start to support Blu-ray only in the future may have had serious repercussions for the HD DVD format - prompting Paramount Studios to abandon HD DVD support also.

The Financial Times has said that the Paramount and HD DVD contract had a specific get-out clause for Paramount, allowing t to legally abandon the HD DVD format and escape the contract if Warner opted to go Blu-ray only. Which it just did.

Apparently Paramount is now ready to go Blu-ray only too, apparently predicting that there is no future in a format which doesn't have support from either itself or Warner Studios.

If proved true, the move could mark an early close to the HD DVD format in the mainstream - which could be both a good thing and a bad thing. Until an official denial or admission is issued by Paramount, we won't know the truth of the matter.

What do you think of the rumour and which format do you support? Let us know in the forums.

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