The major studios are gambling that the public will be making the switch to high-definition DVD players by Christmas time and are aggressively releasing new titles in the competing and incompatible HD DVD and Blu-ray formats. Home Media Retailing magazine, citing the industry newsletter "The DVD Release Report," reported that 140 high-definition movie titles are either already in stores or are due for release in the next two months, 83 in the HD DVD format and 57 in Blu-ray. The magazine noted that several other titles had been scheduled to be released in Blu-ray but were postponed to allow for further remastering "due to the high level of quality expected by early adopters."




21/08/2006