Monday, February 11, 2008

Admissions of Guilt

I can admit it. I made the wrong choice. HD-DVD is probably not the hi-def choice of the future, and this e-mail I received from Netflix today states the slow turning of the tide to Blu-Ray:

<< Dear Joe, You'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.

Thank you
Netflix Management>>

Sucks. Oh well. The shitty thing is, now I'm itching to buy a Blu-Ray player. I can't stand the idea of my home theater system and projection screen not producing Hi-Def results. I just need to take a deep breath, avoid spending more money and live with it for the next few months. RIP HD-DVD.

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