Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Downfall of HD DVD

Sorry that this is the 3rd YouTube post in a row, and I'm really not tryin gto become the internet's answer to Chris Tarrant, but I could not ignore this brilliant user generated example.

As I'm sure you will have read, Warner Bros have announced that from the summer they will be only releasing High Definition DVDs on the Blu-ray format, abandoning the HD DVD format, which probably now means that Blu-ray will become the dominant format, and that HD DVD will become this generation's Betamax. Probably.

What someone has done is to re-do our old friend the Downfall clip, which I blogged about here, but this time about HD DVD.

Totally tasteless (obviously), but also very funny, and very educational about the HD issues. It's the sort of thing that a brand could never do in it's communication, but that fans will do - and ask yourself the question - would anyone buy an HD DVD player having watched this? So far this has had over 200,000 views on YouTube.

Update: The video's now been removed, but you may be able to find other versions by searching!

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