Do they give campaign ribbons for Format Wars?


Cortez writes "With DVD in AV such a growing part of library collections the venerable VCR has fallen in action - insert somber drum-roll here. Can we store them next to the Sony Beta tapes? l "Today we're officially saying farewell to the VCR," a company spokeswoman said. While others say that's a bit premature, the evidence keeps piling up. Last summer's megahit "Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith" was just released for sale in DVD format only. No VHS version will be available. Other recent films that earned at least $25 million at the box office and are also being sold this fall only on DVD include "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "Herbie Fully Loaded," "Sky High," "March of the Penguins," "The Brothers Grimm," and "Dark Waters." "Within 12 months or so, or sooner than that, we must expect that new [movie] releases will be exclusively digital," predicted Crossan Andersen, president of the VSDA, in a state of the industry speech last July."

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