HBO goes Blu-ray exclusive
HBO, the makers of Sex in the City, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Curb Your Ethusiasm has announced that it will be going Blu-ray exclusive.
The move, which won't come as too much of a surprise to industry pundits as it follows its parent company Time Warner announcing earlier this month that Warner Bros. was ditching HD DVD.
HBO Video president Henry McGee has been reported as saying that HBO will be “following the same policy as Warner Home Video”.
HBO has recently released season six of one of the most popular TV DVD sellers of all time, “The Sopranos” on both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD.
No word as to whether the rest of the seasons will be available on HD DVD, but our expectations would be that Sopranos fans are going to have to buy into Blu-ray if they want a HD experience.