Buy a PS3 from Amazon and you’ll unlock a special buy one get one free deal, choose five of your favourite movies and then pick another absolutely free. There’s no better Playstation 3 offer out there so if you have the cash (or credit) to finally get into high-def movies and games this could be your best chance all year. This hot offer is only open until January 29th so be quick – also worth picking up a Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote with a cracking 20% off. Related: Xbox 360 Blu Ray adaptor, Blu-Ray vs HD DVD
Now that HD-DVD is as good as dead, the xbox 360 blu ray rumors are surfacing. An Xbox Blu Ray drive is now being developed by a company called Lite-On. If you already have an Xbox 360 and desperately want to watch movies in HD then maybe it’s worth it – if you don’t game then you’d be mad not to get a PS3.
Microsoft has finally put the final nail in the HD DVD coffin by ceasing manufacture of the Xbox 360 HD-DVD add-on. Many retailers have pulled away from stocking the format as they move towards Blu-Ray and now Microsoft has followed Toshiba in ceasing making the players for the little spinny discs. So, if you have an HD-DVD player for your 360 – quick, get it on eBay now before everyone cottons on that they’re worthless!
Woolworths has stopped stocking HD-DVDs, another nail in the coffin and another victory for the rival Blu-Ray format in the HD format war. They say Blue-Ray outsold HD-DVD 10 to 1 over Christmas so will continue to sell HD-DVD online but have a new Blu-Ray only chart will now appear in 820 stores.
Blu-Ray discs are kicking HD DVD’s asses according to their European Committee. They say more than a million films have been sold for its format with a 73 percent share, leaving a piddly 27 percent for HD-DVD. Sales have been bolstered by the PS3 having Blu-ray capability and by the recent releases of 300 and Casino Royale flying off the shelves.