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Universal giving up on hybrid HD DVDs?

Matt Burns

It seems that your dream of buying only one version of Steve Martin's The Jerk to watch not only in your HD DVD player, but also in the minivan and in the bedroom isn't going to happen. Universal at one time was going to release up towards 90% of their '07 HD DVD titles on the hybrid discs - one side standard DVD and one side HD DVD. For some unknown reason however, the studio has discontinued current hybrid discs and re-spec'd future disc for HD DVD only. Why? We don't know. It could be low sales or even the studio wanted a lower price point target that only a single sided disc could hit. Who knows but if Universal changes their mind again, we'll let you know.

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