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It’s Official: HD-DVD Dead

It’s hard for me to admit this, as, I own an HD-DVD player and a few movies, but Toshiba made if official,

“As a result of recent market developments, the company has decided to discontinue sales and marketing of HD DVD players. Accordingly, Toshiba will begin to cease shipments of its HD DVD products to retail channels,”

That’s it, step aside, let Sony walk all over you Toshiba:

“While we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, based on its technological advancements and the value and quality inherent in our player offerings, recent market developments have led us to the decision to choose new and different paths.”

Well that’s that, so I officially partook in the Beta/VHS war of my generation. Oh, I can tell my grandkids when their arguing about whats better, Sony’s Holograph, or some other company’s holograph that’ll never make it anyways because Sony rules.

Anyone want an HD-DVD Player?

2 thoughts on “It’s Official: HD-DVD Dead

  1. This makes me extremely sad. I wanted Sony to lose so bad that I even forgot who the opponent was (didn’t and doesn’t matter to me). I’ll forego this whole next-gen dvd crap … and wait for the next next-gen.

    Heck, maybe Nintendo releases a BluRay drive. That’d be cool.

  2. I guess it was good foresight by Microsoft to not include a HD DVD drive in their Xbox 360. Imagine if the war had gone the other way and thousands of PS3 buyers were stuck with paying for obsolete technology.

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