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Blockbuster chooses Blu-Ray

BusinessWeek URL at the bottom. Short quotes for the lazy:

Blockbuster Inc. will rent high-definition DVDs only in the Blu-ray format in 1,450 stores when it expands its high-def offerings next month, dealing a major blow to the rival HD DVD format.

Blockbuster has been renting both Blu-ray and HD DVD titles in 250 stores since late last year and found that consumers were choosing Blu-ray titles more than 70 percent of the time.

“The consumers are sending us a message. I can’t ignore what I’m seeing,” Matthew Smith, senior vice president of merchandising at Blockbuster, told The Associated Press.

Also, I’ve noticed that Fox/MGM hasn’t been releasing much Blu-Ray content and Disney/Buena Vista is releasing some great new releases but almost nothing from their catalog. Supposedly, they are holding back titles until BD+ encryption is ready.

BusinessWeek: Blockbuster to favor Blu-ray over HD DVD

(BTW, I normally try to limit posts to PS3 info, but this was interesting enough to warrant a post)

UPDATE: Fixed studio names. Thanks Sporty.