VSDA President Calls for Compromise in HD DVD Format War.

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    http://www.creativemac.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=33728&afterinter=true

    Bo Andersen, the President of the Video Software Dealers Association
    (VSDA) today called for compromise in the DVD format war, saying
    that "The launch of a single high-definition DVD format is
    unquestionably preferable to a 'format war' that could cause consumer
    confusion and lead to a reluctance to embrace either format."
    Andersen's remarks were made during his annual "State of the Industry"
    remarks at VSDA's Home Entertainment 2005, the annual confab for the
    home entertainment industry, which is taking place July 25-28 at the
    Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas , Nevada.

    Noting that the proponents of the competing Blu-Ray and HD- DVD
    high-definition DVD formats have been unable to come to consensus on a
    single high-definition DVD format, Andersen paraphrased Lincoln's
    Gettysburg Address, stating "Now we are engaged in a great format war,
    testing whether the next generation of packaged entertainment ... can
    long endure. We acknowledge that the great battlefield of that war is
    not here, but across the Pacific. ... Yet, retailers call for the
    elevation of compromise over conflict and a future for all behind a
    unified format. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do
    this."

    In conjunction with Andersen's call for a single high-definition DVD
    format, VSDA released its "Baseline Criteria for High Definition DVD
    Format (From the Retail Perspective)." In addition to advocating the
    adoption of a single high-definition DVD format, the document also
    argues that, whatever format is adopted, the features, dimensions,
    packaging, and marketing materials for high-definition DVD must be
    designed to generate widespread consumer and retailer support for the
    product.






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