HD-DVD surrendering?

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So it looks like Toshiba is about to throw in the towel in the format wars and concede victory to Blu-Ray.

It really is strange how quickly things change. I fully expected HD-DVD to win this war in the run up to christmas, they had the cheapest players out, the better features and were winning over studios. Then Warner made an announcement and the rest as they is, is history.

MAXCONSOLE – MaxConsole – Toshiba to drop HD DVD in coming weeks?

Last Updated: February 15, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Abe

    No response’s?
    I would just like to say a big BOOOOOOYA BABY!!!

  • Tan365

    the Warner announcement death weekend signed and sealed it … now for the delivery

    shame HD-DVD … god speed ol’pal

  • VonPickle

    Thank God it’s finally over, how we just need the price of Blu-Ray player and Optical drives to drop and life will be good, in HD πŸ™‚

  • I second ABE

  • Fox1

    Who care’s. BD movies are expensive and the titles are weak. So is the high pricing on the BD players. Sony drop prices on their tech? Stop dreaming!

  • Messiah

    I have a few Movies on BR and watch them on my HD tv and man they ROCK!!!! I have even replaced some of my favorite movies from normal DVD to BR πŸ™‚

  • Abe

    Yea but Fox, soon all titles will be BD πŸ˜‰
    And new tech is always expensive, the only reason HD DVD was cheap was because they were making massive losses on them to try and stay in the race!

  • hilt_ctn

    Some titles on Amazon vary by $1 for a BD as oppose to a DVD. And before you say ” who cares, we dont live in the U.S. “, some of us import πŸ˜‰

  • Fox1

    Well if you don’t satisfy the man on the street then your tech goes nowhere. Right now its a bit far fetched for Mr. Average and Mr.Fox1 πŸ˜‰ . The BD movies in the shop are too expensive!

  • Tan365

    Joe average complained when DVD came and wanted to stick with his VHS. Joe Average will forever hold technology back. BD movies are expensive as DVD was when it came out.. that is dead obvious with new tech, give it time Fox1, it has never been and will never be instantaneous.

  • doobiwan

    Not quite. DVD has massive advantages over VHS, from quality to reliability, to storage size. BR only offers a minor bump in visual fidelity.

    R20 says BR never gets mass market and never outsells DVD and both are gradually replaced 10 years from now by UHD 3D media and digital downloads.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_High_Definition_Video
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_optical_data_storage

  • Fox1

    Joe average is the mass market Tan365. If Joe average never except DVD then VHS would be still ruling the industry.

  • ocelot

    Joe average = Wal-Mart.

    Wal-Mart = Blu-Ray exclusive as of June.

  • Fox1

    Walmart = US
    US= Another country

    I don’t see any Walmarts here in SA?

  • Abe

    And the South African market is controlled by….?
    Musica Executive 1: Hey bruce, lets stock a format that is being abandoned by the rest of the world!
    Musica Executive 2: Well Martin thats a fantastic idea!
    Come on!!!

  • ocelot

    I don’t see many HD DVD’s on sale here in SA either, your point?

  • baba

    Ha ha, you guys are funny!

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