Home Video Format Wars – The Past 15 Years

In a post of October of last year, I summarized the home video format wars that occurred between VHS and Betamax during the 1980s.  Some of you may not be old enough to remember the VHS and Betamax battle of the 1980s, but a similar showdown occurred just recently in the high definition home video sector between HD DVD and Blu-ray.  The format wars in home video are interesting, because unlike many other sectors the packaged home entertainment market tends to converge towards a single standard.

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