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Blu-ray to win as dominant HD format in the home, says report

Blu-ray Disc now has enough momentum to ensure it becomes Hollywood's preferred standard for high-definition content, according to a research report from Strategy Analytics.

In "Next-Generation DVD: Standards Battle Highlights Digital Home Fault Lines," the independent research and consulting firm asserts that the rival HD-DVD technology is likely to survive as a PC standard, but Blu-ray will dominate the market for stand-alone players and recorders.

According to this report, the standards battle reflects increased polarization between alternative visions of the digital home with the PC community led by Intel and Microsoft on one side, and Sony and the other consumer electronics manufacturers on the other.

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