The online DVD
rental giant Netflix certainly made a splash yesterday, announcing that they would be renting out both HD-DVD and
Blu-ray discs as soon as they become available. This is somewhat surprising, as Netflix's CFO had previously declared Blu-ray the winner
, but with
the constantly changing landscape, it appears they have decided better to support both than to risk backing a loser.
Now more information has
come to light
, as they have also revealed they will not be charging any additional fee for high-definition DVDs.
They state the content cost for them will be the same, so is it possible that there won't be a premium price for next
generation DVDs? At this point we still really can't know how this will effect the end consumer, but high-definition TV
owners who already subscribe to Netflix or are thinking about it are assured of easily available content, no matter what
format they choose.