Sayonara HD DVD…

Well, it’s official. HD DVD is dead. Blu-Ray is the winner.

For those of you who bought an HD DVD player for your High Def TV, there’s probably room for your HD DVD machine beside your Betamax Video Tape player….

Toshiba, the creators of the HD DVD technology called it quits:

Toshiba quits HD DVD business

Decision hands victory in DVD format battle to Sony-backed Blu-ray technology.


TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba said Tuesday it will no longer develop, make or market HD DVD players and recorders, handing a victory to rival Blu-ray disc technology in the format battle for next-generation video.

“We concluded that a swift decision would be best,” Toshiba President Atsutoshi Nishida told reporters at his company’s Tokyo offices.

The move would make Blu-ray – backed by Sony Corp (SNE)., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., which makes Panasonic brand products, and five major Hollywood movie studios – the winner in the battle over high-definition DVD formatting that began several years ago.

You can read the rest of the article here.

I guess the upside is that you’ll be able to buy remaining HD DVDs pretty cheap!

What product have YOU purchased too early?

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2 thoughts on “Sayonara HD DVD…

  1. You would think that being an engineer, I would be on the cutting edge of technology but I like to take a “wait and see” approach. I still have a rotary cell phone.

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