Originally Posted by electrictroy
I'm not sure why people think Blu-ray should "bow out"?
Blu-ray was invented first.
HD DVD was created later.
If anybody should bow out, it should be the format that was developed second.
Let's see if that logic worked in a similar situation....
Sony had the first stand-alone Betamax VCR in the United States, the SL-7200, it came on the market in February 1976 priced at $1295.
RCA announced the first stand-alone VHS called the VBT200 on August 23, 1977.
So Beta was marketed first....and if I remember correctly, they lost
not that the timing had anything to do with it.
Just to show some dates in the current situation...
On March 31, 2006, Toshiba released their first HD DVD player and the first HD DVD titles were released on April 18, 2006.
The first Blu-Ray players were shipped in the middle of June 2006 and the first Blu-ray Disc titles were released on June 20, 2006.
I'm pretty sure the timing of release won't have anything to do with who wins this war either.