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Thieves Vote - It's Blu-Ray (and *NOT* HD-DVD!)

Well, we can’t claim credit for breaking this story, but it sure is interesting.

Over the weekend there was a robbery at Northgate Silver Platters, a DVD store in Seattle. The thieves cleaned out the Blu-Ray department - and left behind *all* of the HD-DVD format titles. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has full details.

As they say in the legal field, res ipsa loquitur - the thing speaks for itself.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.