It was up in the air as to what format would win out in the high definition media player war--HD DVD (wize.com rates the Toshiba HD-A3 720p/1080i HD DVD Player costing $300 a 93)
or Blu-Ray (wize.com rates the Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-Ray Disc Player costing $549 a 92).
Looks as if HD DVD, the cheaper player, is losing the war.
Here's 10 reasons why this is so:
1. Twenty companies supporting the HD DVD are about to take their names off of the I-support-HD DVD list.
2. Looks like Paramount will switch allegiances from HD DVD to Blu-Ray.
3. The PlayStation 3 game console has a Blu-Ray player in it.
4. Warner Bros. decided last week has gone the Blu-Ray way.
5. Sony, Apple and Dell support Blu-Ray.
6. Pony Canyon a giant Japanese company's going to support Blu-Ray.
7. One of the most influential company that's still hinging its bets on HD DVD is Microsoft.
8. Blu-Ray disc sales beat HD DVD disc sells by 2 to 1 in 2007.
9. Disney's going to come out with "Sleeping Beauty" in Blu-Ray this Oct.
10. Members of the Blu-Ray Disc Association feel like they've won the format war.