Monday, August 20, 2007

Stupid and Stupider

Would it be possible to make sense out of the HD world?

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies.

Monday's announcement affects the upcoming DVD release of the blockbuster "Shrek the Third" and all movies distributed by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Nickelodeon Movies and MTV Films, as well as movies from DreamWorks Animation (nyse: DWA - news - people ), which are distributed exclusively by Paramount Home Entertainment.

Paramount previously released movies in both formats.