A New Front Opens In The High-Def Disc Format War: CHINA!

You may have thought stupid format wars were over. You thought wrong! This week brings the first saleable "China Blue" players—a rival to Blu-ray. My guess on the rationale? Players made of heroin.

That China Blue doesn't smuggle itself across the border, so it only makes sense for enterprising Triad lords to form the raw her-on into high-def-disc-player-shaped cakes for transfer into California's many China-facing ports.

The players run around $US300, which is somehow not cheaper than a Blu-ray player, but is a pretty good deal for 4 pounds of raw China Blue. [Sina.com via Engadget]

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