The White House has made it clear today that the war over the next HD format isn’t over yet. The President has signed a deal with Toshiba to use HD DVD as the exclusive backup format for his administration. The deal also makes it illegal for any government agency to back Sony’s Blu-Ray Format. The deal is to take effect immediately and should breath new life into the flagging HD DVD format.
“I will never give up this struggle.” Said the President today at an early morning press conference. “Too much is riding on this war and I’m not going to throw in the towel. I have committed the entire government to support HD DVD and I expect all patriotic Americans to join me in this battle. This battle must be won and I say to those on the fence in this conflict either you are with us or you are against us!”
Computer experts question the President’s choice of format considering recent developments in the HD Format war.
“I just don’t get it.” Says William Renster, of the Renster Research Group. “This war is all but over, I’m surprise the President doesn’t see it. With 70% of the studios dropping their support for HD DVD it is only a matter of time before Toshiba gives up on the format. Also using HD DVD as the exclusive storage media for White House documents basically assures that these papers will never be read by anyone.”
Recent polling on the war suggests that a majority of Americans are ready to call it quits and move on, only time will tell if the Presidents decision to continue this unpopular format this war is a good idea.